My older son is in High School and he is totally into math. The other day he was doing his homework, graphical functions and calculating the outliers of a number pool, when my friend from our lotto group called me and ask for the Powerball numbers I would likely choose this week. My son listen to the conversation and after I hung up, he gave me this teenager look of “oh boy” if you know what I mean. Then he asked me if I really believe by choosing random numbers I could win. He said use some statistics define the outliers and go with them. I just looked at him and said “that's none your business Mr. Smart” Later that night I researched on the web and could not believe what I found.
When it comes to statistics the name Carl Friedrich Gauss, a German mathematician from the 1800. He has contributed significantly to the development in the fields of number theory and statistics. Carl Gauss is one of the most influential mathematicians in history.
He invented the Gaussian Theory. Most people also know this as the bell curve. The mathematical function of his probability theory defies common thought. Normally us regular people would pick the most drawn numbers seeing as they most often come up, or the least drawn numbers thinking since these haven't come up in a long time I'll pick them in case they do finally get picked. I mean even a broken clock is right twice a day.
What mr. Gauss' theory states is that all numbers should first be aligned in a bell curve type graph. In order to create a bell curve we must line up our historical winning numbers. What this researched showed was that if I took say all winning numbers from the past 2 years, I would get a curve where 64 is the most drawn number and 1 and 45 are the least.
These guys at powerball strategies say that in the example above the number 64 gets picked the most, while on the edges number 1 and 45 get picked the least. Point is that we now need to get numbers not from the top or the sides, but we need to overlay a rectangular box over the middle where most of the combinations are hit. You see they claim that the odds of having 64 and a 1 or a 45 are so minute, that it only makes sense that numbers that appear quite often are more likely to get hit.
I'll be looking deeper into this as well as other articles, I think there may be something to this. I know one doesn't really get rich by pure luck, but maybe this logic takes out the “Luck” and we'll just have pure victory!