Ten Reasons Why You Should Never Play These Six Lotto Numbers

Did you know that in the pick-6 lottery game, the lotto combination 123456 is guaranteed to lose?

Mathematicians who are not familiar with the lotto game like to claim that every set of six lotto numbers has the same chance of winning as any other. But that simply is not the case.

Having carefully analyzed the drawing results of more than 200 different lottery games worldwide – with histories going back as far as 1955 – I have verified the following incredibly simple rule based on logical calculation of the probabilities:

That which is MOST POSSIBLE happens MOST OFTEN.

That which is LEAST POSSIBLE happens LEAST OFTEN.

So, the basis of my lottery strategies is to play the probabilities — to play that which is most likely to happen. If you play a pattern that occurs only five percent of the time, you can expect that pattern to lose 95 percent of the time. If something rarely or never happens in lottery drawings, or if something has never happened before in the history of any lotto game, shouldn’t common sense tell even a math professor not to expect that thing to happen for the very first time just because he bet on it? Why place roadblocks on the path to winning?

Here are 10 reasons why you should never spend a buck on the toxic six-number lotto combination 123456. Read on and see why these eternally doomed, wretched six lotto numbers, 123456, should never be marked as a set on your bet slip.

1) CONSECUTIVE NUMBERS. My common sense formula tells you never to play six consecutive lotto numbers on one game panel. Six consecutive numbers have never been drawn in any state or international lotto game. Even five consecutive numbers is a very rare occurrence that, in most pick-6 lotto games, has never happened once.

2) ONE NUMBER GROUP. Nor should you play all six numbers from one number group, such as all single digits, or all teens, or all twenties, etc. All six winning numbers being drawn from one number group is highly unlikely – since it has never happened before in any lotto game, in America or elsewhere.

3) PATTERN BET. Avoid pattern betting. Patterns of numbers marked in a row to make a straight line – either across the bet slip or vertically or diagonally – are played by thousands in every drawing. If such numbers won, the pay-outs would be very low.

4) NEIGHBORING NUMBERS. Neighboring numbers are numbers on either side of a lotto number. For example, the neighboring numbers of 28 are 27 and 29. Less than seven percent of pick-6 lotto drawings have even four neighboring numbers.

5) ALL LOW, NOT HALF LOW. Winning numbers are usually spread across the entire number field. If we take a number field and cut it in half, we have the low half or the high half. In a 49-number game, numbers 1 to 24 are in the low half, and numbers 25 to 49 are in the high half. All high or all low numbers are rarely drawn, occurring only two percent of the time.

6) CALENDAR NUMBERS. The natural tendency of novice lotto players is to bet the lower numbers, especially the calendar numbers of 1 to 31, because of the heavy play given to birth dates, anniversary dates and children’s ages. This means that the most heavily played numbers are 1 through 31. Most pick-6 lotto games have upwards of 40 or 50 numbers. If the calendar numbers do win, the first prize jackpot is greatly diminished if divided among possibly dozens of other winners. (Notice the consistently low prize payouts when four or more numbers are on the lower end of the range. The prize payouts are always higher when the higher numbers hit because fewer winners are sharing the prize pool. Notice also that in drawings where there is no jackpot winner, the winning numbers are usually higher than normal.)

7) TAIL END OF BELL CURVE. Lottery numbers are randomly drawn. If you want to play lotto to win, it is important to select your lotto numbers and place them on your bet slips in patterns that are most similar to the way the numbers are actually drawn. When you add up the six winning numbers in your state’s lotto game, you get a sum. Add up the six winning numbers for several of the drawings, and you will find that most of the winning combinations tend to fall within the same range of sums.

A typical lotto 6/49 drawing could add up to 150: 3 + 17 + 23 + 24 + 36 + 47 = 150

In a 6/49 lotto game, the sums range from as low as 21 to as high as 279.

In a 49-number field, there is only one six-number combination that adds up to 21:

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 = 21

And, in the 6/49 lotto game, only one six-number combination adds up to 279:

44 + 45 + 46 + 47 + 48 + 49 = 279

Those two combinations have the smallest and largest possible sums. And they occur only once — at the tail ends of a bell curve, making it virtually impossible for either of those groups of numbers to be drawn as a winning combination.

In the 49-number, pick-6 lotto game, the most frequently occurring sum is 150, which is the midpoint sum.

The sums of lotto combinations can be compared to the sums of combinations on a pair of dice. On either end of a bell curve, there is only one way to make a 12 (boxcars, 6 and 6), and there is only one way to make a 2 (snake eyes, 1 and 1). But there are six ways to make a 7 — the top center point of a bell curve for a pair of dice. These combinations are 6 and 1, 1 and 6, 5 and 2, 2 and 5, 4 and 3, 3 and 4. So, of course, it is much easier to throw a 7 in dice than any other number because there are more ways of getting the sum of 7.

8) NOT A BALANCED GAME. A balanced game is a set of six numbers that falls within the Most Probable Range of Sums.

9) FALLS SHORT OF THE 70 PERCENT MOST PROBABLE RANGE OF SUMS. In a 6/49 lotto game, 27.4 percent of the sums fall within the sum range of 115 to 185 but account for 71.32 percent of the jackpot winning combinations! This means that if you play a six-number combination with a sum that falls either above or below the 115 to 185 range, you can expect that the numbers with the sum you selected will fail to show up, giving you no chance to win, 71 percent of the time.

If you want to give your odds more leverage – that is, play with the probabilities more in your favor – use my “70-Percent Rule,” and see to it that the sums of your lotto bets fall within the most probable range for the lotto game you play. The range of sums varies with the number field of the lotto game. For example, my 70 percent Most Probable Range of Sums® for the popular Fantasy 5 5/39 game is 75 to 125.

10) 20,000 TICKETS SOLD EACH DRAWING. If reasons 1 through 9 have not convinced you to avoid the guaranteed losing combination, which is 01-02-03-04-05-06, then reason number 10 should. A ten-million-dollar cash jackpot would net each of 20,000 first-prize winners just $500.

How to Play Badugi

How to play Badugi? What it is this Budagi you speak of and where did it come from? If these are questions you have asked in puzzlement then this article is for you.

The game of Badugi is a very fun and addictive game that has recently over the last few months become available on the biggest pokersite online, PokerStars.

Until approximately 2006, Badugi was a form of poker unknown outside of the likes of China and Korea. Today, this fascinating and fun poker variant is growing more and more popular each day; online as well as offline. Badugi is today played worldwide and many pokers enthusiasts love the combination of exciting poker elements and psychology.

It has previously been spread by a few online poker operators such as Doyles Room, Royal Card Room, Paddy Power and VC Poker, as well some live poker rooms in California and Las Vegas. I have heard that during the WSOP of 2008, Budagi was offered on Sunday nights at the Imperial Palace – Las Vegas, and also the Venetian will spread Badugi on demand.

There was a badugi article written online, where the writer heard former WSOP main event winner Greg Raymer make reference to playing $400-$800 BOT (Badugi, Omaha 8, Triple Draw), so the game is very much the rage and in demand in the high stakes mixed games in Vegas. But it is not a game that is just reserved for the live nosebleed stakes.

You could play as low as $0.05/$0.10 limit and as high as $100/$200 blinds in the online casinos mentioned above, but the game will very soon become much more widely available with the number one pokersite in the world, Pokerstars offering Budagi.

Badugi is a triple draw four card games where the low-hand wins. Don’t panic if you are not familiar with triple draw as badugi strategy is very straight forward and easy to learn. You can play Badugi as limit poker, pot limit poker or half pot limit poker. It is said that Pokerstars will be offering both limit and half-limit Budagi games initially.

So, to get back to the 1st sentance in this article, how to play badugi?

Some basic badugi poker strategy to begin with  – An A-2-3-4 rainbow is the best hand possible in badugi. Played with a button, a small blind, and a big blind, each player is dealt four down cards to start. There are four betting rounds, one after the deal, and one after each of the three draws. Like deuce-to-seven triple draw, badugi is a naturally shorthanded game due to all the discards- only six players maximum can be dealt in at any time.

I believe Budagi could be a very good game to get into as not a lot of people play it well. After Hold’em became a bit stale and the games got tougher after UEIGA and the Online Poker Regulations in the USA, all the mid-stakes grinders jumped on the Omaha bandwaggon and looked to make their money where the fish where still a plenty and the tables weren’t full of 4 or 5 regs. However, even Omaha is getting tougher now as people are getting more and more in tune with the fact that they can’t play Omaha like they do Hold’em!

Most players experimenting at low limit badugi frankly have no clue what they are doing, and this game can be a great money-maker for even reasonably skilled players with some good poker instincts. If you’re a fan of razz or triple draw, badugi is the logical next step for you. Keep your tilt-meter in check and give the games on Pokerstars a whirl.

What’s the Best Day of the Week to Play the Lottery

Most big lotteries draw twice a week. If you’re like most people, you probably buy a ticket for each draw. But did you ever stop to think that it might be better to play the lottery on a certain day? Did you ever think that it might be worth your while to play on just one specific day and not the other? So, what is the best day of the week to play the lottery? Read on to find out the answer.

Let’s say that a lottery draws twice a week, on every Wednesday and every Saturday. I’ll tell you right now that it is better to play it on the Wednesday rather than the Saturday. Why? Are your odds of winning better on the Wednesday? No, that’s not it. The reason is that more people play the lottery on the weekend rather than on a weekday. What does this mean? It means that if you happen to win the jackpot on a Saturday, you are more likely to have to split the jackpot with other winners. That means less prize money for you.

So, it is always better to play the lottery mid-week than on the weekend. If you play on every draw, a good strategy for you, all other things being equal, would be to take the money that you would spend for the two draws and use it to play double the amount of tickets mid-week and zero tickets on the weekend. It won’t increase your odds, but it is more likely to get you a bigger prize if you do happen to win the jackpot.

Play Poker With Online Casinos

There is this inherent desire in every human being to earn loads of money and that too, as soon as possible. However, it is hard to refute that there is no shortcut to success. With the introduction of online casino games and poker, there finally seems to be a way to play online poker easily.

Why is online poker so popular?

Online poker seems to be the buzzword among both die hard gamblers and novices who are simply thrilled by the rising popularity of this game. In fact, most of the students in USA prefer playing poker rather than engaging themselves in summer jobs for their allowances. Although, online poker games might start as a hobby for most of the people, it soon goes on to become a source to earn some easy money instantly.

Most of the people seem to be welcoming the concept of poker games. However, critics slam it as a fraudulent and highly risky game which could backfire on the player at any point of time. Although a large number of professional players bet that their success rate is cent percent, another fact which needs to be understood is that playing poker with online casinos still hasn’t been able to receive legal sanction.

Are parents fine with it?

Most of the parents seem to be sceptical of their children who invest large amount of their time, energy and even money while playing online poker. However, certain parents are also completely comfortable with the idea of their children playing poker in order to provide their tuition fee themselves.

Though it cannot be ignored that there are mammoth amount of failure stories where people have lost huge amount of money while playing poker, winning is not fairly common. Professional players who play poker for a fee claim that it is important to learn certain gambling moves in order to master the game. One can only learn these moves when they have practiced the game again and again, therefore mastering it. It is advisable that novice gamblers who do not have a thorough knowledge of online poker should not risk investing too much amount while playing online poker initially.

On the other hand, professional poker players seem to be more cautious than any other kind of player. This is because these individuals are supposed to play on a limited amount of sum and claim their win as well. The best advice which can be doled out to any novice who is about to venture into the world of online poker would be not to invest their amount in one go. It is better to increase or decrease the amount of sum invested on the basis of their performance in them game.