Let's be clear, the odds of winning the lottery are astronomical; your chances are often 1 in 100 million, or much, much worse. However, there are ways to increase your chances of winning (even though said chances will remain astronomical). The lottery is a crapshoot. Even if you do win, you might blow through your money or suffer other unforeseen complications to your life that aren't worth the headache (well, they probably are worth it a little). But if you're truly committed, you have some options.
Of course, numbers matter. There are certain numbers to play in the lottery that really will increase your chance of winning, even if that seems counterintuitive, as random as drawings are. But those in the know argue that math is the stitching of the universe, and you can use it to solve just about everything. To find out what those winning lottery numbers are and learn how to statistically increase your odds of winning the lottery, read on. If you're not buying it, here are some other fun facts about the lottery that mostly offer instances of other people's pain for you to lampoon.