Posted: Tuesday, Dec 31,2019 | Time: 07:00 am | Edited by: The Lottery Lab Staff
The number 13 is a synonym to bad luck. Friday the 13th is unlucky. It’s unlucky to have 13 guests at a dinner party. Many buildings don’t have a 13th floor. Most people avoid getting married on the 13th or renting an apartment numbered 13. But why is the number 13 considered unlucky? Is this just a superstition or is there any statistical proof to support the reputation?
The number 13 is most feared in western culture. it’s the reputation draws its history from the tradition that either Judas or Jesus was the 13th to take their seat at the Last Supper. Some biblical scholars suggest that the Last Supper was actually eaten the day before Passover, which would mean that the date of the Last Supper was the 13th of Nisan, a month on the Jewish calendar. Others suggest that the crucifixion itself was on the 13th of the Nisan.
Looking at the modern lottery drawing system, lottery balls are designed to give each ball the same chance of being drawn. However, number 13 still has a history of showing up far less when compared to other numbers. According to lotto numbers, number 13 is drawn only 20 times from the year 2015 to the present. Similarly in Mega Millions, number 13 is drawn only 9 times from the year 2017 to the present. Perhaps this is how randomness is supposed to work. Or maybe there is more to this ancient belief than we know!