Luck, God &
This article is purely IMO (in
Is there such thing as luck?
There are many different ways people use lucky numbers or
superstition to choose lotto numbers, horses or even generally live
their lives by. Whether these numbers come from family & friends
Birthdays, Horoscope predictions, patterns or numerous other ways the
question arises does luck or superstition really exist?
The dictionary defines Luck as a force that either brings good or
bad fortune. There are many people around who swear that they have a
lucky number or other Ďthingsí that bring good luck. These people
can give you examples of how their lucky things have brought good
fortune over the years.
There is however some good reasons why they think these things have
Probably the biggest reason you someone thinks something has
brought them luck is because they were looking for it. Hereís an
example; There are say 20 lotto draws in a row with none of your lucky
numbers in it. You take no notice of every number that was drawn, some
drawn multiple times. In the 21st draw you see your number
and say, "thereís my lucky number" when in fact other
numbers have been appearing more frequently. Because you were looking
for it you Ďseeí or recognize it more often and then think itís
more frequent. (works a little like the saying "why do I always
get the red traffic lights!" you haven't in fact, you just notice
them because they affect you more)
Another reason you might find something to be lucky is by using
your number repetitively in every thing you do. For example if you
entered hundreds of lotto draws, horse races, gambling games and other
events with numbers. You will see your number come up frequently, but
the fact is that many other numbers have also come up more frequently!
If there was such thing as
luck, why wouldnít it work on the
If luck were guaranteed to work what would happen if there were 3
people (p1, p2, & p3) all with 1 different lucky numbered ball
each totalling the 3 balls in a hat. What happens if luck were to be true and you draw one
ball out of the hat? Whose lucky number will be drawn first second and
then third time around? Not all 3 can have their lucky number drawn in
the first draw or any other draw. Over time all 3 would get their
number drawn but was that luck or was it the odds of each ball being
drawn out coming into play? I put it to you that your ball will come
out on average 1 in every 3 times. It works the same if you used the
unlucky numbers of the 3 people and also like in real life if you were
to extend the number off balls the the same as in a lottery draw.
Hereís another scenario; if one person had a lucky number, which
was in the hat, and the other two had a lucky number that were not one
of the 3 balls in the hat. Would the same lucky number for person 1 be
drawn over and over again? I think it would still be drawn on average
every third time, just as the odds state.
Ok, now looking at a real life Lottery draw it works the same way.
There are millions of people who claim to have lucky numbers in the
draw, covering every ball number in the draw. Is it not possible to
have all the balls in the draw drawn because everyone has one of them
as their lucky number? Just like the previous simple scenario, luck
canít help draw everyoneís number at once! Sure the lucky number
will come out eventually but itís not luck, itís the odds coming
into play again where every ball gets drawn eventually.
In reality if luck really did exists you would have just as much
luck choosing any number in the draw. Why? Every number in the draw is
lucky to someone. You can use someone else lucky number as it might be
their Ďlucky turní and you will then be cashing in on their lucky
number. So simply choose any number, they are all lucky, if luck does
exist that is. If luck doesnít exist, none of them are lucky so
choose any number also.
|Can you pray for your lotto
While thereís no doubt there has to be a God or higher
being. (See the blue box to the right)
Can you pray for your lotto numbers to be chosen?
Firstly lets look at the logistics. God is all-powerful and
nothing is impossible for him. What happens when millions of
people pray of their lotto numbers to turn up?
God would have quite a task on his hands to fulfil millions
of draw combinations in 1 draw to answer everyone who prayed for
Ok so if this God so powerful and can do all anything
consider these other impossibilities even God can not do:
(due to the Human body,
nature in general and the universes physics being far far far to
complex to be developed by chance, there has to be a designer
and builder behind it all. There is no way something as complex
as a watch can fall together and work marking perfect time, just
like hitting keys on a keyboard at random doesnít write a
perfect novel, even after trillions of years. The human body is
so much more complex than a watch. There has to be a designer
mastermind somewhere. My guess is itís this God talked about
in The Bible, the oldest most solid theory book that has never
changed its theories over thousands of years, unlike other
theories such as evolution that keep changing. This is however
another debate all together)
when one person prays for a day of rain and another of equal
faith prays for a day of sunshine at the same time, while
standing next to each other?
Can God make a rock too heavy that he canít lift it?
While I think God somehow could possibly find a way to get
everybody who prays for their numbers to be drawn in one day
(e.g. having everyone who prays for their lotto numbers to pick
the same set of numbers that week. Imaging the small amount youíd
have to share in winning however) I think there are a few other issues
as to why prays for lotto numbers arenít answered.
Apart from the logistic nightmare of full filling all prayers
for their lotto numbers thereís another level why prayers
generally will not work.
Firstly I donít think God is in very much favor with gambling.
Secondly is the dream of winning the lotto for personal selfishness?
eg, to buy a big car, house, boat
Thirdly God answers prayer to those with faith (Matt 17:20),
in need (Matt 7:7) and with sincere hearted intentions. Not to
many would fit these 3 characteristics in there lotto prayers.
Admittedly a few would which would fall into the next category
why lotto prayers are not generally answered.
God knows everything from the beginning to the end. He knows
every hair on your head (Matt 10:30) atom in your body and
exactly how you think. Also he knows whatís the absolute best
for you. He knows what would happen to you and your family if
you won the lottery.
As humans we see the lottery as our way to success but we
have no future views into our lives. If we did, we may chose not
to win the lottery and continue as life as normal. There are
many many stories of people who win the lottery and just canít
cope, families break up over money issues or it all gets spent
and their worse off having quit their job and trod on peopleís
toes. The old saying you canít buy happiness is true! Sure Iíd
love to win the lottery and most people would but God knows
best. I think Iíd rather someone like God lead my life then my
human error filled decision-making powers or money form a
lottery. Better to be rich and 'dead' or alive and poor?
Buying tickets or investing?
Hypothetically a group of people all given something like $50 to
spend every week over a year, either lottery, horses,
gambling, stock market, investing on in a bank account with interest.
Who do you think would have the most money after 1 then 2 then 5
years? Mr. Banker would have $2,600 after 1 year + interest, $5,200 in
2 years + interest and $13,000 after 5 years + interest!
I'm guessing that a good investor could earn even more
After entering the lotto, gambling or horses my guess is that
unless your 1 in a million chances came up, (extremely unlikely) you
would of spent $13,000 in 5 years and won possible $1,000 if you were
lucky! Thatís a $12,000 loss!
The lotteries would hate me for saying this but you have far better
chance of earning more money buy saving large amounts of money per
week the spending large amounts of money in lotteries or other
gambling. How much do you spend over how long so
far? Try adding up what you spend per year and what you have won.
The old question about psychics. Why donít they just
"see" the winning numbers and go win the lottery?
I've heard them say that they claim they canít pick things like Lotto numbers for
Why then are provable things like picking lotto numbers unable to
be attained but telling you obvious things like that your father had a
mother and you have a front door to your house so amazing and cost you
a fortune? There are side issues as to how Physics get their Ďinformationí
but that is another discussions all together. I think youíd be
better off spending your money on, dare I say, the lottery then seeing
How to guarantee winning the Lotto every time!
This is a fool proof way to win the lottery every time.
To guarantee you win in a lotto draw you have to buy every set of
number combinations possible. Unfortunately there are millions of
different combinations. If you did buy every ticket combination the
prize you win would be less than what you spent on all of the tickets!
So it is possible to win the lottery garneted but youíll lose a fortune doing
it! AS for super draws where the prize is bigger than every
combination may cost, remember super draws, though have a super
jackpot also have many, many winners because more people than normal
enter. So you lose out again, sorry.
How you can better you chances in Lotto.
I havenít seen them but there are some videos here that claim to
help you better your chances of winning. However see the next topic below for
an alternative to this question.
How you can better you
prizes in Lotto.
Now hereís something useful to all those who play the lottery. We
have proven above that luck doesnít exist and Due and frequent
numbers are not consistent so with this in mind, making any number
pickable there are numbers that you can choose so if you do win you
will be the only 1 or 2 people who do that draw. If youíre going to
win you might as well win the most you can!
Lotteries work on the Ďsplit the winningsí concept. If 1 person
wins the million draw they get a million, if 2 people win they get it
divided by 2, half a million, if 10 people win they get $100,000 and
as an extreme if a million people won it, $1 each!!!!
So in order to win the most money the concept is to have numbers
that no one else has picked!
Hereís a couple of numbers to steer clear from to increase your
chances of a single division 1 prize
- Numbers 1 Ė 31 (birthday dates are the most common choices to
- The Numbers 7 & 13 are very popular Ďluckyí numbers to
keep clear of
Finally here's a little something for all those logical puzzle
people or phycologist's out there.
Do you pick the least likely numbers picked or will a lot of Ďsmartí
people pick those? So then do you out smart and pick the second most
likely numbers or are there smart people who have done that too. So do
you pick the next least likely numbers or have the Ďsmarterí again
Off the topic, here's another little teaser for you to work out.
(Itís Sunday now, the first day of the 7 day week) "Iím taking you out for dinner this week
but you wonít know which day it will be on as itís a surprise. Can
you figure out what day you are going out on?
It canít be Friday
night because by then you will know that there is only one night to go
so it wouldnít be a surprise. So then it canít be Thursday night
because you know it canít be Friday night and so would have to be
Thursday night. But it cant be Wednesday night because you now know it
can t be Friday or Thursday night and so by the time it was Wednesday
you would know it was that nightÖand so on until you get to Sunday
(today). Is it possible to get a surprise which night it is?
me with your solution I have no idea yet!
Another common way people pick numbers is to look at charts and see
what numbers are due (havenít been drawn for a long time) or common
(appear more frequently than others). So which is it? Numbers that
will be drawn again or numbers will be drawn because itís their
turn? You canít have both.
Each ball has the same
chance of being drawn randomly. Over time balls will be missed or used
over streaks, when the streaks start and stop is just random.
Try flipping a coin and seeing how it falls. You will get streaks
where one side lands over and over again. Will the next flip be the
other side because itís due or will it be the same side again
because itís so frequent?
Unless the draw is rigged this method has absolutely no credit to
choosing lotto numbers
Sticking with the same
If you play the same six lotto numbers
each week are your chances of winning the lottery increased?
But what about
the law of averages. For example if the lotto was only 1-10, and I
kept picking 5 every week, it's eventually going to hit. Same
Eventually '5' will come up, but if '3' was
drawn on week one there is no reason it won't come up again next week.
The odds of 3 or 5 coming up are exactly the same each week, so it doesn't
matter whether you pick the same number or a different number as the
draw has been reset and has no ties to the previous draw.
If what you're saying is true, then would you feel comfortable
using the winning numbers from last week on this weeks picks?
Because what are the odds that the same winning numbers would appear
twice in a row?
I see your
Logic and confusion also.
The odds of your numbers coming up in this weeks draw are 1 in a million
The odds of the numbers coming up this week matching last weeks
are 1 in a million. There is no relation between each weeks draw,
they start form scratch, exactly the same numbers, balls, system
each week so each week is independent. The balls don't have brains
or habits and can't determine what will be picked. There is 1 in a
million chance that any combination will come up, even ithe
combination of last week.
So why don't we see consecutive
sets of numbers being drawn, or even numbers that have been drawn and
have never been drawn again?
same reason you number never get drawn.
There are over 1 million combinations of lottery number sequences that
can be drawn and there has probably been under 1000 lottery draws so
far in your lottery. The chances of your numbers or the same sequence of numbers
as last weeks coming up is so remote,
due to the large number of combinations to choose from, and so that's
why you don't see the same numbers coming up. It gives the false
impression that once a set of numbers comes up it doesn't come up
see, so what your saying is that there's no advantages if I pick the
same numbers or different numbers either way.
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