There are more ways of picking lottery numbers than I’ve had hot dinners. Some won’t help you at all, whilst others are just downright wacky.

The key is learning the rules that help you expose those that really do **NOT** tell you how to pick winning lottery numbers. And here’s how to do that, for free.

OK, first we need to be clear on what we mean by ‘winning numbers’.

Obviously if the draw already happened then you know what the winning numbers are. But if we’re talking about future draws, then short of inventing the time machine the fact is nobody can know what results are going to come up.

So the kind of ‘winning numbers’ we’re talking are quite often referred to as better numbers. Because until they actually win, that’s all they could possibly be.

**How NOT To Pick Winning Lottery Numbers**

1. Picking numbers that have come up more often in the past does not work. It would make sense to do this if the draw was biased in some way making certain numbers more likely. But the lottery company go to great expense to test their machines and make sure they are not biased. **Satta** They also use more than one machine, more than one set of balls, and replace equipment when it gets worn.

2. Picking numbers that have been drawn least in the past does not work. You might think the ‘law of averages’ means those numbers must be ‘due’ to appear. Sorry, it doesn’t work like that. It could take thousands of draws for a ball to average out – and when it does come up it might only ever be with 5 other numbers that aren’t amongst the least drawn, that you didn’t pick.

3. Getting rid of all combinations where the numbers make any kind of pattern is plain silly. Yes, the fact is 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 is unlikely to come out – but it is just as unlikely as anything else. We are the only ones who see a pattern – the drawn machine doesn’t!

4. Dreaming of numbers, visiting a clairvoyant, mystic, psychic or consulting your cat may be a bit of fun. But there is no proven case where any of these methods have worked. Given the volume of people who use these methods we should see multiple jackpot winners every week all over the world, and there would be plenty of proof.

**What Are We Left With?**

If you still want to know how to pick winning lottery numbers for free, then steel yourself for a tough reality.

The ugly truth is that you may as well pick your lottery numbers totally at random. They have exactly the same chance of winning as numbers picked by someone who devotes their evenings to agonising over spreadsheets full of numbers.

It’s not what most of us want to hear, but that is how the game is designed.

It doesn’t stop you having fun but it might just save you wasting money lining the pockets of some shady lottery system seller. Good luck in the next draw.