The lottery is one of the most accepted games of chance in different cultures of the world since time immemorial, since it tells the story that this kind of draw was used as a method to pay taxes, define the fate of prisoners and determine the freedom of the slaves, outside serving as a source of fun and entertainment for the leaders, kings and characters of the high social class of all ages.

The mechanics of the lottery game are based on random probabilities that all human beings have wanted to challenge at some point in their lives, so the scholars and the most fervent admirers of this game have created over time different statistical methods that approach the player to the possibility of winning the jackpot.

Odds in each bet

The lottery has been one of the most representative gambling in the history of mankind, since man has always wanted to defy luck; with a printed ticket, as has been done traditionally or using technology in a virtual platform that allows you to choose numbers; while increasing the search for methods that increase the chances of being victorious in each draw.

Some of the statistical methods that players use to approximate to hit the lottery and have been studied are:

The Delta method

  It consists of creating a statistical sequence with numbers that have some proximity between them after selecting them with a few steps that includes choosing a number between 1 and 5, then two numbers between 1 and 8, then a number close to 8, then two numbers in the range of 8 to 15. After choosing the 6 numbers, they are ordered from least to greatest to obtain the numerical sequence taking into account that the sum of the six numbers must not exceed the number of numbers that are played in the draw at Which one do you want to participate? The next step is to mess up this sequence and create a new one where the first number will be part of the final sequence, the second will be the sum of the first and the second,

Benford’s Law

It is based on a probabilistic theory that several mathematical and statistical scientists have evaluated throughout history and that reveals that the series of numbers are more likely to start with the number 1, due to the asymmetric distribution that It gives the number 1 a 30% role, the number 2 a 17%, the number 3 a 12% and gradually decreases for the other digits that approach the number 9 that has only a probability of 5%. This law has an equation that creates a random sequence that has been used in practical life to define fraud in income statements, search for data on a computer and for random lovers, suggest probabilistic series to play in the lottery.

Lottery players are looking for new alternatives, that’s why scholars are looking for explanations and opportunities framed by statistical graphs, pseudorandom numbers, cryptography, simulations and even sequences established by Pascal’s triangle, however, when participating in the draws you should always have in account that the results are linked to luck and chance.

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