Others believe that using lottery number analysis to make lottery predictions is entirely valid. Who's right? Many players are only left sitting on the fence without any clear path to follow. If you don't know where you stand, then, perhaps this article will reveal the truth and give you a clearer idea of who is right.

The Controversy Over Making Lottery Predictions

Here is the argument typically espoused by the lottery prediction skeptics. It goes something like this:

Predicting lottery products is wasted energy. Why analyze a lottery to make lottery forecasts? After all, it's a blind game of chance. Lottery number patterns or trends don't exist. Everyone knows that each lottery product is equally likely to hit and, ultimately, all of the products will run the same number of times.

The Best Defense Is Logic and Reason

At first, the arguments appeared stable and based on a sound mathematical foundation. But, you are about to discover that the mathematics used to support their position is misunderstood and misapplied.

First, let's address the misunderstanding. In the mathematical discipline of probability, there is a theorem called the Law of Large Numbers. It states that, as some trials addition, the results will approach the expected mean or average value. As for the lottery, this means that eventually, all lottery numbers will hit the same amount of times. By the way, I agree.

The first difference arises from the words, 'as the number of samples or trials increase.' Increase to what? Are 50 drawings enough? 100? 1,000? 50,000? The name itself, 'Law of Large Numbers,' should give you a clue. The second misunderstanding centers around the use of the word 'approach.' If we are going to 'approach the required mean,' how close do we have to get ahead we are satisfied?

Second, let's discuss the misapplication. Misunderstanding the theorem results in its misapplication. I'll show you something I mean by asking the questions that the atheists forget to ask. How many drawings will it take back the results approach the normal way? And, what is the expected mean?

Either Heads or Tails are filmed. The purpose is to prove that, in a fair competition, the number of Heads and Tails, will be equal. It typically needs a few thousand flips before the number of Heads and Tails are a fraction of 1% of each other.

Lotto Statistics

With regards to the lottery, the questioner proceeds to apply this theorem but never stipulates what the required value should be nor the number of pictures required. The effect of answering these questions is very telling. To illustrate, let's look at some real numbers. For this review, I'll use the TX654 lottery.

In the last 336 studies,(3 years and three months) 2016 numbers have been drawn. Since there are 54 lottery numbers in the hopper, each number should be drawn about 37 times. This is the expected mean. Here is the point where the atheist gets a migraine. After 336 drawings, the issues are nowhere near the intended value of 37, let alone within a portion of 1%. Some numbers are higher than 40% greater than the expected mean, and other numbers are more than 35% below the expected mean. Obviously, if we intend to implement the Law of Large Numbers to the lottery, we will have to have several more drawings.

In the coin flip operation, with only two possible outcomes, in most cases, it takes a couple of thousand trials for the results to approach the expected mean. In Lotto Texas, there are 25,827,165 possible outcomes so, how many drawings do you think it will take before lottery numbers realistically approach their expected mean? Hmmm?

Lotto Number Patterns

This is where the evidence against lottery number forecasts falls apart. For example, if it takes 25,827,165 studies before the expected values of all 54 lottery products are within a fraction of 1% of each other, it will take 248,338 years of lottery drawings to reach that mark! We're talking geological time support here. Are you going to live that long?

The Law of Large Numbers is designed to be applied to a long-term problem. Trying to implement it to a short-term problem, our lifetime proves nothing. Staring at the TX654 lottery statistics above shows that. It also demonstrates that lottery number patterns and trends exist. In fact, in our existence, they live for all lotteries. Some lottery numbers hit 2 to 3 times more often than others and continue to do so over many years of lottery drawings. Serious lottery players know this and use this knowledge to improve their play. Professional gamblers call this playing the odds.

So it's not surprising that all lotteries are performing exactly as the Law of Large Numbers predicts they should. In the short-term, lottery number patterns abound. But, eventually, all lottery numbers will approach their expected mean or average value. Where the skeptic goes wrong is trying to apply a theorem intended for long-term analysis to a short-term problem (our lifetime).

The good news is that Canadian Lottery number patterns and trends that you discover with your lottery software program are not only valid, but they are also expected. So, the best lottery advice I can give you is to buy a good lottery software program, study those lottery statistics and take advantage of those lottery number patterns and trends. They will be around for a while.

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