Using Statistics to Choose Numbers
One way to choose your Eurojackpot numbers is through the use of statistics, where you would use analysis of numbers drawn in the past to create the lines you would like to play. Have a look at the statistics available, along with an explanation of how they can be used, to help you choose your numbers.
Frequently Drawn Numbers
This highlights which numbers have been drawn the most frequently and therefore could be perceived as having a higher than average chance of being drawn.
Alternatively, choosing numbers based on which numbers have been drawn the least throughout the history of the game is another approach.
Choosing overdue numbers, meaning those that have not been drawn recently, is another possible method as it is believed that they are more likely to be drawn soon. This idea is related to the law of averages, which dictates that the frequency with which every ball appears should even out over time.
Odd and Even Numbers
This approach is used when choosing numbers to select the most common ratio of odd and even numbers as they appear in results. For example, it is sometimes believed that a mixture of odd and even numbers are more likely to appear in a result, as opposed to all even numbers or all odd numbers.
Common Pairs and Triplets
This approach relies on identifying which numbers are drawn together as pairs or as triplets, with the argument being that they are likely to be drawn again together in the future.
This can be used to identify average gaps between when a number is drawn to predict if it is due or overdue.
Bell Curve Statistics
Bell curve statistics highlight the most frequent sum of numbers drawn in a result. They are used when choosing numbers to ensure numbers selected when added together equal a value that is frequently drawn.
Criticism of Using Statistics to Choose Numbers
Critics of statistical approaches to picking lottery numbers argue that no one can use any method to predict the numbers that are drawn, insisting that every number has an equal chance of being randomly selected in any one draw. Although it is likely that, over time, the frequencies will be reasonably equal, choosing numbers based when they last appeared in a draw doesn’t guarantee they will appear any time soon.
Those who believe in picking frequently drawn numbers will point to the fact that certain numbers have been drawn more than others as evidence that they are more likely to be drawn in a lottery. However, the opposing argument suggests that all it really proves is that a certain number has been frequently drawn in past games, and as such has no bearing on the future.
An example used by those who dismiss both of these approaches is based on the probability of a coin toss. If you were to flip a coin twenty times and each time it landed on heads, you might believe it was more likely to land on tails with the next toss, but in fact both outcomes still have a 50-50 chance of occurring. Every toss of a coin, like every lottery draw, is an individual event and is not influenced by what has happened previously.