I saw on television a demonstration of an app someone came up with to pick winning lottery numbers. This app uses historical data to discover what numbers are "due to come up" based on the idea that particular numbers haven't been seen in a long while. However logical such an approach may first appear it is seriously lacking.
In the MegaMillions "+1" hadn't shown up for nearly a year. In the meanwhile number 10 and number 27 came up consistently. And, the combination of 10 and 27 was uncanny. There were many other such combinations over a year period.
I designed an online program that scanned the numbers and presented (color coded) them in long strings clearly showing which ones were coming up consistently. Playing numbers that seldom come up is not a good idea, why? ... because they aren't coming up!
In the app shown on television the number "23" came up twice in the same game just as the app said it was due to do. Problem is, you can't win anything big with one or two numbers! My approach gave me many such "wins".. including one of the first I ever ran which nearly got me half of a $200 Million Dollar prize! I had ALL OF THE NUMBERS on the same $5 dollar play... but two were not on the line they needed to be!!! :O/
And that is the nature of a lottery. In the end, it can not be left up to computers to pick such random numbers. And the simple fact is, you can play the same numbers over and over, the same string that is, and never.. ever.. win. I've heard all sort of theories on this and none of them pan out but the one thing that is certain.. you can't win if you don't play. Oh, and another thing... apps make it just a little more fun to play.