There might be more at play than just luck when it comes to winning big on the lottery, as new research suggests that star signs could play a pretty significant role in a punter’s chance of scooping the jackpot. Australian provider The Lottery Office has found that different star signs actually have different percentages of getting a payout with intuitive Cancers coming out on top.
According to the data, those born between June 21 and July 22 who fall into the celestial crab category have taken home higher jackpots than any other star sign in 2020 with Cancers snatching 16 per cent of all winnings. The Lottery Office CEO Jaclyn Wood said certain defining characteristics are what give Cancers their competitive edge.
“Cancers are known for being highly intuitive, perhaps explaining why so many of our winners tell us about their intense and almost psychic pull toward certain numbers,” she said. “It could also be their community-mindedness that draws them to making up more than 10 per cent of syndicate players, increasing their odds in the most cost-efficient way.”
Meanwhile, Taurus’s who are known to be the most determined sign – which is represented by the stubborn bull – are known to win more frequently but get less money as they only take home 11 per cent of the winnings. This is likely because they’re the keenest players who enter the most draws which inevitably results in more winnings often of smaller amounts.
The rest of the zodiac signs spread the wins fairly evenly between them, with each taking home about 8 per cent of the winnings, except however for unlucky Sagittarius and Aquarius that made up less than 6 per cent of wins each. Wood said that this meant thrill-seeking Sagittarians and investigative Aquarians would have to put their expensive dreams on hold until their luck picks up.
The world went into meltdown not too long ago when it was announced that the discovery of a new star sign might have altered the entire zodiac. The new sign was named Ophiuchus and was said to represent the ‘serpent bearer’ and fall between November 29 and December 17.
However, the hype quickly subsided when NASA took to Twitter to respond to a tweet saying: “We didn’t actually change the zodiac signs. Here are the facts:” and linked to a post that explained they didn’t actually change the zodiac signs, they just did the math.
“When the Babylonians first invented the 12 signs of zodiac, a birthday between about July 23 and August 22 meant being born under the constellation Leo,” the post read. “Now, 3,000 years later, the sky has shifted because Earth’s axis (North Pole) doesn’t point in quite the same direction.”
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