Do you remember when Derren Brown predicted the lottery? He did it on live television, and it was brilliant. Why are lottery predictions so fantastic? Well, I think it’s because if anyone could predict the future, what would they do? They’d predict the lottery, so this effect is what magic consultants call “wish fulfilment.”
Here are some of the best-published lottery methods:
Anthony Owen was a brilliant thinker and influential mentalist. He made magic television for Derren Brown. His lottery method is a delight and uses two clever magic principles. It can be performed solo but requires some skill and audience management. The numbers can be freely selected, but the ticket cannot be played.
The Lottery Ticket
Nate Staniforth is an incredible storyteller. A decade ago, he released a limited-edition book on lottery methods. He’s credited with inventing the modern lottery ticket effect. The book sold out and is now impossible to find. David Blaine performed Nate’s effect on T.V. The methods are fooling, with free selections and tickets that can’t be played with immediately.