It is common knowledge, and general understanding, that state lottery numbers are randomly drawn using a mechanical device or lottery machine.
What may not be common knowledge is that although most of the lottery machines in use today are an air-mix type (air is forced from the bottom of the machine to blow and mix the balls), some lotteries also use "gravity-pick" machines or a computerized "random number generators".
However, regardless of the device in use, security measures are implemented to ensure that the numbers selection is a random occurrence. Yet, we must still ask, is it possible to predict the winning lottery numbers?
In this subject, Psychics, Numerologists, lottery experts, and skeptics have difference of opinions. In fact, the answer is not as simple as a YES or No.
The disciplines of "Statistical Analysis" and "Numerology", as well as the cultivation and development of "Psychic Abilities", offer some powerful tools to those in pursue of being able to predict winning lottery numbers. Needless to say such disciplines and abilities takes a life-time to master. Then, what else can be done to increase the chances of winning the lottery? Well, although an endless daily dose of prayers and hope for plain good luck comes to mind, there's still another way.
It is through careful observation and analysis of past lottery draws, an "analytical approach" that it is possible to discover patterns of random occurrence being formed by the randomly selected numbers. Here, Lottery expert Eze Ugbor, on his book titled Lottery Ace: Winning Lottery Strategies, provides a new approach to winning every lotto game based on trends.
Therefore, stands to reason, it is necessary to approach the lottery games as a "systematic method" of choosing numbers, rather than just a "random" selection.
Most lottery experts , and those who have study lottery systems for years, agree on one main concept, never pick a selection that is least likely to appear in the lottery drawings. For example, using a 6 numbers drawing State Lottery, all six consecutive numbers have never been drawn in any State or International lottery. It would not be wise to assume that something that has never occurred once will be seen just because it is due to happen.
Another good example, assuming that a previous winning combination will repeat itself is not a reasonable assumption. In most state lotteries drawings, even when played twice per week, the probabilities of any set of numbers combination to appear are about: (1) Once every 430,000 plus years in a six numbers lotto games; and, (2) Once every 1,600,000 to 1,800,000 plus years in a five numbers with an additional ball (i. g., Power Ball, Mega Millions) lotto games.