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**Birthdays but with a
Difference**

Many people use the birthdays of those close to them to get their lottery numbers. However, they use the day of the month. As these are in the range of 1-31, this puts a bias on the numbers chosen. Here is a method which uses instead the days of the week, and does not have such a bias:

1. Take 12 people and find what day of the week their birthday is this year.

2. Take the first person's birthday day of the week and convert it into a number by taking Sunday=0, Monday=1, Tuesday=2, Wednesday=3, Thursday=4, Friday=5, and Saturday=6.

3. Now take the second person's birthday day of the week and convert it into a number by the same method.

4. Multiply the first number by 7, add the second number, and add 1. You now have your first lottery number.

5. Repeat the process a further five times using the remaining ten birthdays.

Star quality: The use of something personal about people close to you to generate your chance of winning.

Advantages: Having to look up those birthdays, you'll reduce the chance of forgetting anyone's birthday!

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Why this method is far better than using birthdays the conventional way: The day-of-the-month of people's birthday is in the range 1-31 , which means that the high numbers 32-49 are less used. This means that if other people are using the same trick, you might win and end up sharing the prize with a dozen or more other people.

In contrast, using the days of the week and multiplying the numbers up, numbers are produced in the range of 1-49