|Posted: February 21, 2007, 7:56 pm - IP Logged|
Not sure about lottery frequency of the number 4 but it has very bad connotations in Asian cultures.
In the U.S. some hotels have no 13th floor, in Asia, it's no 4th floor....
Hmmm 1 + 3 = 4
In Chineses, 1, 2, 3, 4, is il, i, sam , sa
sa is also the word for death or die......
In Japan, presents are never given in sets of 4......
From a previous post:
Intersting tidbit about the number 42.
In Japanese, four-two is pronounced shi-ni, meaning "you die". Many Asian langiages have their roots in Chinese and some use the Chinese pronounciation for numbers.
One driver decided to bet the 4 - 2 jinx in the Japanese Grand Prix. His car disappeared during the race. A year later at the next Japanese Grand Prix, the officials all reported seeing a car with the number 4- 2 on it in the race, but it never finished.
Despite all this, let's "build " a ticket..so far we have 18, 4, 42.... only three to go! Research guys, research! We'll call it "the forbidden numbers" ticket and split a nive jackpot!
Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.
There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.