Interview with Rich Cash

What is the Book of Mega Millions Numbers?
This book may be the most comprehensive list of numbers given in one place in relation to the Mega Millions lottery game.
Is it a frequency chart?
It's a frequency chart and more. Besides the usual statistic of the frequency with which a particular number is drawn, the book provides additional information about the number, such as average number of times it's been drawn, the least number of times it's been drawn in any year, and the maximum number of times it's been drawn in any year. Also, a year-by-year breakdown of the frequency of the numbers in the game is given. This book has tons of information.
Is there an advantage to using the Book of Mega Millions Numbers?
There are three advantages of using this book. The first is that the book makes available, in one place, a detailed presentation of data that can help the reader research numbers and dates. That means the reader will not have expend the time and effort that I did, literally hundreds of hours on about ten different websites, to find and compile the information that ended up in this book.

The second advantage is that the reader can export the data in the book to a spreadsheet, database, or lottery analysis software. I have found that readers tend to be interested in exporting the comprehensive list of all numbers drawn in the history of the game.

The third advantage is that the reader does not have to pay a subscription fee to an online lottery number website. A paid subscription offers an advantage to a player that is interested in up-to-the-minute information about lotteries worldwide. However, a subscription fee is a waste of money to someone solely interested in information about Mega Millions, who probably won't care about the numbers drawn in a lottery in Spain, for example.
What is the first step, when using this book?
The first thing you would want to do with this book is to search for the combination of numbers you want to play, unless you are letting the lottery computer pick your numbers. If the combination you picked has already been drawn, you will want to pick a different combination. That’s because the odds of the same combination of winning numbers being picked twice are quite small.
How did the idea for this book come about?
I was trying to compile a historical list of winning numbers. After I found and bookmarked a ton of web pages with all the information I needed, I had to organize that data. I created a set of very detailed, linked spreadsheets to accomplish that goal.

While I had all the information I needed in the spreadsheets, it was sometimes cumbersome using them. I thought having the data in a book format would be easier to use than using the spreadsheets. So far, that has turned out to be true. Initially, I only wrote this book for myself. But, I began to get requests for the book, and I decided to publish it and make it more widely available.
How did you decide what information to put in the book?
The frequency chart is, of course, obligatory. I thought the book should delve deeper, so I developed the idea of giving the frequency with which a number has been drawn on a year-by-year basis. So, for example, if you had an interest in the number 24 and how many times it was drawn in the year 2010, you could find that in this book. Other information given in the book is based on something that somebody has requested in the past.
What is another example of data, other than the frequency chart, that somebody requested?
The year-by-year list of dates for each number drawn is one example. One person who had taken an interest in numerology was interested in dates, as opposed to frequency, and wanted to know all the dates any individual number was drawn. So, I created one chapter that lists each of the white ball numbers individually and gives all dates each number was drawn in the history of the game. I created another chapter with similar information for the Mega Ball number drawings. So, for example, if you wanted to look up all the dates the number 10 was drawn as either a white ball number or as a Mega Ball number, you would find it in those two chapters. Interestingly, the lottery pool that person was in won several thousand dollars, mostly from numbers he had picked.
Based on the information in the book, is there a system for picking numbers you recommend?
No. Everyone picks numbers using their own system. Remember that any lottery is a game of chance, and no one system can predict combinations that win jackpots. If that were the case, the jackpots would never roll over and every jackpot would have a winner. I have seen people use some complicated systems. I have seen people that have used lottery number analysis software, with one computer programmer even writing his own software. Still other people use a system based solely on emotion. In other words, they pick numbers they "feel good about."
Is there anything else you would like to add?
Don't count on any system for predicting numbers. Keep in mind this book only presents data for the reader to use for his or her own analysis, and does not purport to help you pick winning numbers. Remember, too, that lottery is a game of chance. It is a form of gambling. I encourage people to play responsibly.
Published 2015-06-08.
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The Book of Mega Millions Numbers - 2018 Edition
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,030. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Gambling
The most comprehensive list of numbers and analysis of those numbers you will find in relation to the Mega Millions lottery game. It contains an abundance of data to help you in your quest to pick the next jackpot-winning combination.