Why is it the case that many lotteries around the world state that syndicated game players win more often?

Many people believe syndicates win lottery prizes more often simply because they buy more tickets. We will investigate how much truth there is in this belief and whether buying more lottery tickets can increase your chances of winning a prize.

There is also the belief that avoiding numbers that have already occurred in the draw can increase your chances of winning because those same numbers will not be drawn again. KBC Jio

For a start it makes no difference how many times a ball has been drawn or how little it has been drawn. It has the same chance of being drawn in every single game regardless of its past appearances or lack of them. You see in any lottery draw anywhere in the world it makes no difference what balls were drawn the week before or the month before or the year before. Every draw sees a new chance for any ball to be drawn.

This is because each draw is separate and unique. It may seem logical to assume that if a number combination has been drawn in the lottery that this combination will not happen again for a very long time (if ever), but this is simply not the case.

Lottery machine and lottery balls are inanimate objects. They have no memory. They retain no memory of previous lottery games. Every draw in a lottery is a separate draw. It is not connected to any other draw.

With an ordinary lottery ticket, no matter how you chose the numbers, gives you terrible odds. A 6/49 draw gives you a mere 1 in 13,983,816. That gives you approximately a 1 in 14 million chance of winning the lottery. How bad is that? Even if you have one hundred tickets picked randomly (like an average ticket) then you only have one hundred 1 in 14 million chances of winning. Which means you still have a 1 in 14 million chance of winning!