The official website calls it "Canada's favorite Lotto game." And with a past record jackpot of over $54 million, the Lotto 649 certainly seems to attract plenty of Canadian players.
So is there a way to predict the top numbers that will hit the jackpot? Here's a little-known method that may do the trick...
To play Lotto 649, you simply select six numbers from a field of 1 to 49 on your selection slip. The next part - working out a prediction method by picking lottery numbers that may hit the jackpot - is almost as quick.
If you check back through past 649 lottery results, you might notice that from time to time there are some unusual patterns in the winning numbers.
You might find there are consecutive numbers together in batches of three or four - like 3, 4, 5, 6. They can be contained in any numbers up to 49... like 26, 27, 28, or even 44, 45, 46, 47.
Also look for unusual sequential patterns like 2, 4, 6, 8 or 26, 28, 30, 32.
The important thing is to find patterns that are unlikely to be repeated because of their consistency. When you see a major pattern like that in the last batch of winning numbers, you've found the secret.
Immediately after those winning numbers with the consistent patterns appear, make sure you play the very NEXT game without fail. The reason is that it's unlikely that this pattern set will appear in the next game, and therefore your odds are far higher than at any other point. Research has shown that certain patterns repeating consistently is very rarely found in the immediate following game.
If you follow this rule, you're far more likely to strike the lotto 649 winning numbers than at any other point of play.