Lucky number 7

Lucky numbers can be very personal. When it comes to lottery numbers, people often choose ones that have meaning to them: birthdates, anniversaries, house numbers and more.  But if you ask the average person what their favourite number is, many will quickly answer "7". If you look, you'll probably see sevens everywhere. It's an auspicious number in many cultures.  So let's learn more about this lucky number:

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7 fun facts about lucky number 7

  1. The number seven has many connotations in China. In Confucianism, harmony is represented by a combination of seven things: the five elements (wood, air, fire, water, and metal), and yin and yang. There are also seven sacred treasures in Buddhism.

  2. Seven is the maximum amount of objects most people can recognise at a glance. anything more, and we have to count them to be sure of the number. We also have a difficult time remembering more than seven things in a sequence.

  3. Although many of us remember the story of Noah's ark involving Noah bringing two of every animal, in the Bible, he was actual ordered to bring seven of every "clean" animal, and only a pair of the "unclean". Not surprisingly, most illustrators prefer to draw only two of each.

  4. Seven has been a popular number in stories since time immemorial. Sinbad made seven journey. Snow White had seven dwarf companions. Salome's dance involved seven veils. The fascination has carried over into the modern area. A quick visit to IMDB shows that there are at least 84 movies with "7" in the title, raging from Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, The Magnificent Seven, 7 Years in Tibet, to SE7EN.

  5. In numerology, 7 is seen as a very intellectual number. The number 777, is considered  to represent focused inner wisdom.

  6. The medieval European educational system consisted of several liberal arts: grammar, rhetoric, logic, music, arithmetic, geometry, and astronomy. History hasn't recorded whether they also had to play dodgeball in PE...

  7. Of course, not all associations with the number are pleasant! There are, after all, seven deadly sins, one of which is greed. It's important to keep that in mind when playing 7up! games: always play responsibly and never let greed or anger push you to wager more than you planned.

Playing 7up! on The Health Lottery 

At The Health Lottery we really took the idea of luck number 7 and ran with it... It's why 7up! has a seven-sational £77,777 maximum prize. That's a lot of 7s! 

The game offers odds of 1 in 1.16 of winning a prize. You can find it here.

Of course, you don't have to believe that 7 is a lucky number to enjoy playing 7up! or any of our other Instant Win games.

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