# The Number-One Lottery Number People Play With OLG

What do you think is the number-one lottery number people play with OLG? Here are some clues. First, the number is different for everyone. And to add to the mystery, everyone on the planet – player or not – already has one. That means you already have one, too. Quite the riddle, right? Well, the answer will seem obvious: the number-one lottery number people play with OLG is their birthday.

One thing we should probably say off the jump: playing your birthday isn’t a sure-fire way to win the lottery. But it’s fun thinking it may help you win. Maybe your winning numbers are inspired by a more abstract date, like the day you found out flammable and inflammable mean the same thing (we’re not making that up, by the way). All to say, the dates you play just add to the fun. The numbers you play may not even be dates at all! But that’s off topic.

## Playing the Lottery Using Your Birthday vs. Playing the Lottery Using Other Numbers

Now that you know what the number-one lottery number people play with OLG is, it may surprise you to know that 81% of all winning draw-based lottery tickets are selected via quick pick. That’s right: most winning number combinations are selected using the same method that they’re drawn with: completely at random. Mind. Blown.

What does all this mean? For starters, you cannot predict the numbers that will be drawn. There’s no skill or system that will beat the odds. And the games are designed that way: ball draws and the Random Number Generator (RNG) are used to ensure all numbers are drawn completely at random. You can learn more about both methods here.

## Strategy for Playing the Lottery

Because the number-one lottery number people play is their birthday, it gives birth (pun intended) to a strategy players can use. While it won’t increase the odds of a win, it might increase the amount of a win.

Most lottery players play using their birthday. This we know. And “birthday numbers” are usually lower than 31 – the number of days in the month. Therefore, more people select numbers lower than 31. So it only makes sense that if more people are playing numbers lower than 31, there’s less of a chance that you’d have to share your prize if you select numbers that are less popular. Confused? Don’t be. In short, “zig when others zag” is the best way to sum this up. If you want to read more about this strategy, you can find it here.

## Keeping the Lottery Random

At the end of the day, there’s only one way to have a chance to win any OLG lottery (and we say this with our tongue firmly planted in our cheek), and that’s to play. But play knowing that no matter what numbers you pick, the outcome is always a random one. It’s all about the luck of the draw!