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The Goddess of Gambling and Your Lucky Numbers

Updated on February 19, 2017

Goddess of Gambling

The Roman Goddess of Luck or Fortune was called Fortuna. If she does not suit your fancy you could always lay your money down on quicksilver. Hermes aka Mercury is said to have favored a gambler or two.

The Aztec God of Gambling was called Macuilxochitl. It will come as no surprise to some that he was also the God of hemorrhoids.

The Aztec Goddess of Gambling was Tlazolteotl. She is also know as the eater of filth or if you prefer a sin eater.

4 Ways From Sunday

If you wanted an entire floor of a hotel all to yourself in a crowded city in a country of a billion people could you do it? Perhaps. If the country was China and the floor you want to use was the 4th floor. The number four sounds like death in Chinese. You might be able to scarf up all sorts of things for cheap in China if they are associated with the number 4. I imagine that over the centuries, more than one unscrupulous person has tried to convince some Chinese business man that a property or possession, or even a person was four of a kind or 4th in line or the 4th one. Even if the assertion was not true, you might be able to get someone desperate to get some dumb foreigner to take bad luck off his hands.

Is there a way to put such superstitions to work for you in America? Maybe. There are folks from all over the globe in America. If you happened to live in a place that had a high density of Asians and had a lottery then you can be pretty sure they would avoid the number 4. This does not make the number 4 lucky for you. This does mean that in such a place if you consistently bet on the number 4 over a long period of time then those rare times when you did win a buck or two, you would never have to share the winnings with anyone. But just one number is not enough for a lottery ticket. You need at least three numbers and in some lotteries you need 4, 5, or 6 numbers or even more. Have no fear. Numerology is here to pick your luck number for you. Try 4 fours, which is to say: 16. Also. Try 44. And just to round things out, try any number that has a 4 in it.


Comes to mind.

I am not saying this is a particularly lucky series of digits. I am saying there may be areas of the world where you can bet these numbers on your lottery ticket and be assured of having almost no company should you happen to win.

Bad Luck From Around the World

The world is full of superstitions and therefore unlucky numbers. For Australian cricket players the number 87 is said to be unlucky.

Around the world some of the supposedly unlucky numbers are 8, 9, 13, 26, and 54. But then again in some climes these same numbers are thought to be lucky.

The key then to generating strings of “lucky” lotto numbers is knowing your audience. Find out what numbers the folks where you live think are unlucky and then if you must gamble on the lottery, gambling only in the smallest and most piddling of amounts, say a dollar a week—never more and then make your lotto numbers combinations of numbers your neighbors regard as unlucky. If you win, you will get the pot all to yourself.

If the usually suspect numbers are insufficient then you might get “lucky” by mixing and matching.



Make the superstitions of others play in your favor!

The Unluckiest Numbers in the World

In Italy it’s 17. Something about death in Roman Numerals.

They say bad things once happened on the 26th in India. Or maybe they summed two and six and didn’t like the looks of eight.

Apparently 39 is not liked in Afghanistan. Again with the dead thing. But look at this,

39 = 3*13

Yeah, harvesting the bad luck from two different cultures has got to have some interesting juju. Think of what we are trying to do here is to either harvest and harness a lot of spiritual energy and use it for our own good fortune or to find that big bank of positive energy that all that negative energy has to be inducing somewhere.

9 is said to mean suffering in Japan so you might want try to use that in your lottery musings.

7 refers to dead things in China so I imagine that combinations of 4 and 7 have got to be a lottery whammy what with a billion or so folks thinking about not thinking of those numbers.

The fear of 4 is called Tetraphobia,

The fear of 13 is called Triskaidekaphobia.

By the way, if you are an unscrupulous person then it would always be of your benefit to convince any superstitious person you deal with that whatever he has that you value is actually bad luck because for instance, it was the 13th of it’s kind ever made…But don’t worry, for a fee, I will take it off your hands…



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    • Nell Rose profile image

      Nell Rose 

      12 months ago from England

      Amazing how superstitious we all are! 87 ? why? lol! but yes I do have good numbers and bad too, but not too many thank goodness! interesting stuff!

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      Angel Guzman 

      12 months ago from Joliet, Illinois

      Very interesting read man.

    • Jo Lim profile image

      Jo Lim 

      2 years ago

      Interesting article on numbers for gambling. I don't gamble though but it is good to know.

    • poetryman6969 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago

      Thanks for dropping by Laurel. Have a blessed day!

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      Laurel Johnson 

      2 years ago

      Interesting info. I'm not much of a gambler but if I ever decide to gamble, you gave me the info I need.

    • poetryman6969 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago

      May you find your own personal Luck Dragon Audrey!

    • AudreyHowitt profile image

      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      I have never really thought about lucky and unlucky numbers before--I learned a lot!

    • poetryman6969 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago

      FlourishAnyway life is a gamble. Have a blessed day!

    • FlourishAnyway profile image


      2 years ago from USA

      I enjoyed learning about the sheer variety of unlucky numbers. I've never considered the topic!

    • poetryman6969 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago

      Thanks for your kind remarks Alicia. I hope you have a good day.

    • poetryman6969 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago

      Thanks for dropping by Devika. Have a blessed day!

    • AliciaC profile image

      Linda Crampton 

      2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I never realized that unlucky numbers could be so interesting! Thank you for sharing the information.

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      Devika Primić 

      2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I had no idea of this thank you for sharing. Informative and a help to gamblers.


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