If you are the superstitious type, it is highly likely you will have the number 13 already firmly marked on your card. The number 13 in Italy is traditionally seen as lucky – especially in gambling circles – despite other cultures seeing it as an unlucky number. In Italy, the number 17 is one to be avoided, as this is considered unlucky mainly due to the way it is written. When spelling it out using Roman Numerals (XVII) it can be re-arranged to spell VIXI, ominously meaning “I have lived” – a common inscription on Italian gravestones.
However, if superstition isn’t your cup of tea, why not try picking your numbers based on the SuperEnalotto statistics? If you are looking for the most commonly occurring numbers – or statistically, the luckiest – these would be 90 (making 158 appearances) and its polar opposite, 1 (appearing 157 times). The unluckiest numbers would be 59 and 60, which have appeared just 101 and 108 times respectively.
If you want to choose your numbers based on those which are the most overdue, then 55 must be first on your list. This was last drawn on the SuperEnalotto on 2nd August 2012 – which is a long time, given that there are three draws per week! Second will be the number 64, which was last drawn on 19th September 2012.
Of course if you wanted to try something different, you could choose each of these numbers in this news article – 1, 13, 17, 55, 59 and 60, followed by 64 as your Jolly and 90 as your SuperStar. If you do and these numbers come up, be sure to share some of this week’s €39,300,000 jackpot with us – and let’s give the number 17 a better reputation in Italy!