Myth or reality – busting lottery myths
If you or one of your acquaintances has been playing lotteries for a while, then you should have already come across some lottery myths. Ridiculously enough, but most players easily buy into these “stories”. Still, sometimes there is a grain of truth in them. Please find below some of the most popular lottery myths on the Internet. What is the story you believe in?
Lottery Myth #1: you will be more likely stricken by the lightning than win lottery
This stating was contradicted by the lottery committee from the US State of Iowa in October 1997. Based on their statistics there were 1,139 people lucky to win 1 million dollars and over, 4,520 people won $100,000 and over in the North American lotteries. In contrast, 91 people were unlucky that year to be stricken by the lightning.
Lottery Myth #2: the fewer people play the higher are the chances to win lottery
Some people believe that the fewer people take part in the draw the higher are the chances to win lottery grand prize. It does not work that way and may concern just the number of possible winners to share the jackpot.
Lottery Myth #3: playing one and the same lotto numbers will guarantee the lottery winning
Some players think that playing one and the same lotto numbers (the so-called favorite lotto numbers) will guarantee the lottery winning as they will appear in one or another draw. Certainly, there is a certain possibility still every number stands the same chance to be drawn. The chance for the 3 lotto numbers to appear in every draw in estimated as 1 in 57.