Mathematician Renato Gianella wants to help you win some money.
Gianella just published an article in which he concludes that certain numerical combinations are more likely to occur than others. The finding, he says, could prove particularly helpful to lottery players looking to pick a lucky set of numbers.
“You will learn that winning a lottery is not merely a matter of luck: by having the right information you will be able to create game strategies,” he said. “We will show you how to play in a very simple and easy way, based on the fact that drawings are subordinated to a behavior pattern.”
Gianella created a website to accompany his theory. The website uses his LotoRainbow tool to divide different categories of numbers into different color groups. For example, numbers 1-9 would be represented by yellow, 10-19 by blue, 20-29 by gray, and so on. Users select the lottery game they are playing after choosing their numbers. LotoRainbow then generates a chart showing the winning probabilities of different number selections. Here’s an example of theoretical probabilities for different number selections in Brazil’s Super Sena lottery:
Don’t get too excited, though. Gianella cautions that his system is no crystal ball. He says that although “all bets are equally likely, behavior patterns obey different probabilities, which can make all the difference in the concept of games, benefitting gamblers that make use of the rational information.”
His method is more or less a way of proving that not all number combinations are equally likely.
“The method was tested with more than 20 lottery draws all over the world, and in each case it demonstrates that the probability that a given group of combinations (defined according to the coloured template adopted) will occur is not the same for all groups of combinations and that there are groups that show a higher probability to win,” he said.