It so happens that many of us believe that the number 7 is a lucky, magical and powerful number. On the contrary, the number 13 is considered to be the most unlucky of all that is coincidentally endorsed by the UK National lottery draw – by far the number 13 is one of the numbers that is rarely drawn!
For many, this belief is reflected in the way lottery combinations are chosen. online casino gambling
Camelot, the official lottery operator of the UK National Lottery, no longer publishes the list of most played combinations as it used to, but when it does, combinations with all numbers divisible by 7 appear on the list.
Unlike the Irish lottery, where the six numbers must be selected from a pool of 45, the British National Lottery has 49 numbers to choose from, meaning that there are 7 numbers that are divisible by 7, namely 7; 14; 21; 28 35; 42 and 49. Since the inception of the UK National Lottery, there have only been 2 combinations containing 4 numbers that are divisible by 7, and none containing 5 or 6 of those numbers.
From these 7 numbers, 7 different combinations can be made as follows (ps wow, 7 numbers are divisible by 7 which makes up 7 lottery combinations – that must be very lucky!):
1. 07; 14; 21; 28; 35; 42
2. 07; 14; 21; 28; 35; 49
3. 07; 14; 21; 28; 42; 49
4. 07; 14; 21; 35; 42; 49
5. 07; 14; 28; 35; 42; 49
6. 07; 21; 28; 35; 41; 49
7. 14; 21; 28; 35; 42; 49
Note that as far as the Irish Lottery is concerned, the first combination is the only possible combination in which all numbers are divisible by 7. If you are participating in the Irish lottery, DO NOT choose this combination. It will be played by too many people! If this combination wins, the jackpot will be divided into so many parts that the distribution of individual prizes will be very low!
As for the British National lottery, now we will guess which of these 7 combinations is played the most.
It is true to say that many people tend to play with numbers related to dates that have meaning/importance to them (birthday, anniversary, death (!) etc) and as you know our calendar month contains a maximum of 31 days. Based on that, the number 7; 14; 21; 28 is probably the most frequently paired. So that leaves a combination of 1,2 and 3 above.
49 is 7 times 7 and is considered by some to have double magic power. Sounds ridiculous? Trust me, it’s true. 42 is “Answers to the Fundamental Questions of Life, the Universe, and Everything” that could be a reason people play it. However, some people who like to live a simple life and choose easy combinations (such as 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6), will choose combination 1 above because it contains the first 7 numbers which are divisible by 7. is that the first 3 combinations are probably the most played, with a probability of 7; 14; 21; 28; 35; 42 runs a little faster than the others.
Any of these 7 combinations being played the most doesn’t really matter. What matters is the fact that each combination is played by multiple people. Ok, maybe the combination 6 above is played less often than combination 1, but it’s still too much played by people. Whichever combination you choose to play, don’t choose one of the above, because it’s not random! If they did show up, there would be too many jackpot winners! Your winning share can be counted in hundreds, not thousands or millions!
There’s no reason why you shouldn’t play a combination of two or three numbers that are divisible by 7. Make sure you pick another number at random. The more random your combination, the less likely it will be chosen by someone else.
You can check how random your combination is by running it through the Lottorino Scoring Engine. Lottorino looks at multiple filters as it checks your combinations for various patterns (including the divide by 7 rule). The lower the Lottorino score of your combination, the more biased or non-random your combination will be.
Some interesting facts about the number 7:
1. Seven is the optimal number of hours of sleep for humans, according to a US scientific study.
2. The average person falls asleep within seven minutes.
3. People’s average digit range (the number of digits they can remember consecutively) is seven.
4. When asked to think of a number between one and 10, most people choose seven.
5. The human body has enough fat to produce 7 bars of soap.
6. In the Hindu Vedic tradition, the human body has seven basic chakras, or “energy wheels”.
7. Seven is the minimum age at which UK savings account holders can withdraw money.