# Birthdays and Lottery Numbers

Many people play with birthdays. If yours is 4th April 1948 and your partner’s is 26th November 1942 then you could play the numbers 4, 4, 48 and 26, 11, 42. Together, this will produce the strip of numbers: 4, 11, 26, 42, 48.

If you have a group of friends whose birthdays are: 3 March 1977, 13 June 1984, 16 September 1965, 22 May 1944, 29 December 1951

…you could play the numbers 3, 13, 16, 22, 29.

I have read newspaper articles of mothers who have won hundreds and thousands of pounds by playing their children’s dates.

Birth date numbers may work but they are RESTRICTIVE. When you play with birthdates, you are only playing the numbers 1 to 31. You are not playing any of the numbers from 32 and above. If the machine that chooses the winning numbers is going to draw from between 1 and 49, then you should choose numbers from 1 to 49. Otherwise, you will be at a disadvantage.

One way around this is to play some of the numbers as birthdates and then add some more numbers that are not birthdates from 32 upwards. So in the example above, you could play 3, 13, 16, 44, 47 for example. This will be a less restrictive choice of numbers to play.

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