Can science help you win the lottery?
Tips to help you cash in
- Duration 2:35
- Date Mar 8, 2012
Tips to help you cash in
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Out and if you strike it rich in the -- -- maybe we'll make it on the fourth billionaires list yourself so how can you increase your chances of cashing in.
Our next guest says there's a science behind winning the big jackpot I want you to meet professors get.
Garibaldi he's a -- magician from Emory University he joins us right now from Georgia professor it's possible.
To increase your rods tell me about your model.
Well -- our model we found is that not so much that you can increase your lives we don't think there's a way to increase your odds of actually hitting the jackpot but.
Be there is a way to you.
Increase your chances of winning big if you do in the jackpot to improve your -- right all right so let's look at -- your tips find a drawing with the jackpot is unusually large.
And the number of tickets sold unusually -- Exactly.
I know it sounds very simple -- but in fact people.
What's interesting is that we felt there are some lottery drawings and how this property and Phillies had really spectacular.
Rates of return on them.
All right -- -- -- play the state lot of depending on the state and how the lot of us are constructed.
Most are good bets like Texas you give an example another one pick the most popular numbers you'll win more or less often but you'll.
-- put you'll less often but you will not be splitting the winnings which is -- Yeah I agree -- he says it's unpopular numbers -- -- unpopular numbers.
But for example with an unpopular number.
Well that's a great question so you want to avoid numbers that are like parts of birthdays as a popular things to put it on your lottery ticket.
And then if you look at the actual grid that you played a piece of Paper that you color in the numbers on.
You wanna avoid things like selecting a -- and straight down the ticket because those are also popular choices all right you say avoid things like dates and you -- as you mentioned.
And you also say don't the the avoid those numbers you also say don't pick number one.
Yes exactly it's a very popular -- you know both because it appears that a lot of data and also it's really -- -- the upper left hand corner that ticket.
So it's -- sugar.
Much more likely to share the jackpot if you happen to win with that number in your -- I found this suggesting to you claim may -- in powerball are bad -- to make state -- is not bad -- which won't be mega and powerball.
Well the problem is there with -- is that they have these enormous jackpots Richard great really drive a lot of sales it's very interesting.
But that -- cited -- is that.
That also means a lot of people playing and consequently.
Your -- much -- likely to share the jackpot if you -- in the jackpot all right up professor skip Garibaldi thanks so much hopefully you trade some winners today.
Here's my pleasure.