Stay unpopular-and get rich quick.
Money Guardian, .
It is now widely understood that the only way to increase your winnings in the national lottery is to pick an unpopular set of numbers. Jill Papworth's article (Lucky Break? Don’t leave it to chance, January 27) discusses a few ideas for this. Back in 1998, we used a statistical method, first developed for radio astronomy, and a prototype Windows supercomputer, to analyse the winners in the first two years of the lottery. It gave us surprisingly detailed information about unpopular tickets and attracted academic and press interest. We found the best ticket to be 26, 34, 44, 46, 47, 49—but not if you all follow this advice! Overall, 1, 34, 40, 41, 43, 45, 46, 47 and 49 were all good numbers.
Actions (login required)