A lottery number is a unique identifier that helps determine where your child is placed in school. It’s not a magic formula, but it does slightly increase your chances of matching to your top choice.
Lottery numbers are assigned to individual and group students after the registration period is over. They are emailed to students and posted on the Registration Summary page of their Housing Application in the Housing Portal.
The Department of Education is not open about the process by which these numbers are generated, and families are often puzzled as to why their children are given lottery numbers that may not align with their top school choices. A recent piece of research, however, suggests that using a single lottery number for all schools does not negatively affect the chances of students matching to their top choices.
Choosing your lottery number is not easy, but it can be fun. Here are some tips to help you choose the right numbers:
Pick numbers that have been drawn frequently in the past. These are referred to as “hot” numbers, and they may be drawn more often in the future.
This method has the potential to increase your winnings. But you should be aware that many other players will also use this strategy to maximize their chances of winning.
If you want to win the jackpot, it’s essential that you buy at least one ticket for every possible combination. This way, you will have a higher chance of winning and will also have a better chance at keeping the largest prize.