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Is it better to play the same lottery numbers every time?

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You’ve gotta be in it to win it. My numbers will come up one day…

Asked by: Katherine Corfield, Oxford

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The chances of winning the jackpot remain 1 in 14 million whether you stick with the same numbers or take the ‘lucky dip’ option, which uses a randomiser to create fresh numbers each time. But the lucky dip does stop you using common selections, and thus having to share the prize with many others.


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Robert is a science writer and visiting professor of science at Aston University.

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