# How to Pick Winning Lotto Numbers

A person’s chances of picking winning lotto numbers to play in a lotto game can be increased considerably if they follow a few basic concepts.  Below are a few of the fundamental principles that many lottery systems are based on.

Statistically, odd and even numbers have about an equal chance of being drawn.  So logically in a 6 number game your number selection should be made up of 3 odds and 3 even since this mix is the most likely to be drawn.  If you are playing a 5 number game and playing more than one set of numbers, then alternate your number sets with 2 even, 3 odd and 3 even with 2 odd.

Also, most winning lottery numbers are an equal mix of high and low numbers and consecutive number draws happen less often than non consecutive number draws.  For example, 13, 16 and 19 have a greater chance of being drawn than 17, 18 and 19.

Most lottery websites keep a record of drawn number frequencies.  By playing those “hot” numbers that are drawn more frequently, you will increase your chances of winning.  You have to remember though that it is a winning combination of numbers that win and not just one number.  Rarely if ever is a winning draw only hot numbers.  You will have to also include lesser drawn or “cold” numbers in your mix if you want number set that has a realistic chance of winning.

Using the above concepts, try playing the same sets of numbers for a few games or even indefinitely if you wish since statistically those are the combinations that are likely to be drawn the most.

There is move to picking winning lotto numbers than that however.  The real challenge is to identify patterns than show up over time.  To do that you will need a proven lotto system that has been developed through lengthy research.