Is the reign of seven as the luckiest number over?  Sure, why not, let's go with that.

A new study asked people in 13 countries what number they're most likely to play in the lottery.  And good old seven did NOT win.  It came in second.

So what's the REAL luckiest number in the world?  11. Yep, 11.

Here are the top 10 numbers people play which you can use to get in on that luck.

The top 10 are:  11, 7, 17, 27,19, 23, 12,13, 9 and 18.

So how do you pick lucky numbers?

1. Choosing the birthdays of family or friends
For those who use birthdays, five of the most commonly drawn numbers are more than 31, meaning they are not likely to have picked them.

2. Picking overdue numbers
Another approach that is commonly used is to look for numbers that have not come up in a while.

3. Lucky numbers
Like birthdays, this is a common approach, steeped more in superstition than any real logic. But some people are naturally drawn to certain numbers in the same way they may have a favorite color.

4. Picking previous winning numbers

5. Pick the best-ever performing ticket

6. The appliance of science
There is a multitude of reading material giving advice about how to win the lottery.

7. The random selection or quick pick.
Surprisingly, this is seen as the best approach by experts.