How To Select Lottery Numbers Based On The Fibonacci Sequence

The fibonacci sequence has fascinated mathematicians for many years. Let’s take a look at how these numbers might impact on lottery applications.

The sequence is simply a group of numbers where each number is the sum of the previous two.

1 2 3 5 8 13 21 34 

What is of interest is that the ratio of any two numbers approaches the “golden number” of 1.6180 which appears in nature from the Egyptian pyramids through to the petals on many flower species. The higher the number, the closer the ratio is to 1.6180.

Lotto And The Fibonacci Theory

At first glance the sequence doesn’t appear to give us any help with Lotto selections.

There are too many numbers in the first decile and few even numbers.

Where the numbers might be helpful is using the series to make selections from generated combinations.

Lotto Combinations And Fibonacci Applications

Whatever selection system you use, the number of possible combinations is likely to be large.

For example, a lotto calculator would generate 924 combinations for just 12 unique numbers.

That would be too many lines for an individual player, but you could use the fibonacci sequence to work out which lines to choose.

The elegance of the series is that you can start with any two numbers and create your own sequence.

So you could begin with lines 5,10 and then continue the series:

5 10 15 25 40 65 105 etc.

You could then select lines from the combinations generated based on the fibonacci numbers. For example you might select lines 5,10,15 and so on.

Depending on your starting point that might reduce the number of lines to less than 15, a more manageable number for an individual lotto player.

Filtering The Lotto Combinations And Optimizing Fibonacci Numbers

Players could filter the combinations to remove unlikely patterns making the fibonacci selections even more optimal.

Another option might be to use a random number generator to create the starting point for the series, or even to have range of different sequences to experiment with.

The idea is to use the sequence to create your own selection system which you then refine and experiment with.


This article has introduced the concept of applying a proven mathematical theory to lottery selections. The fibonacci sequence may be an example of the balance between a seemingly random event and implementing professional methodology to achieve an outcome.

Source by A. Lewis Gibson

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