We are collecting all the theories together to try and work out how Derren Brown predicted the National Lottery. All ideas discussed on here – the ones with the most posts getting higher numbers – hopefully we can work out how he did it before tomorrow!

## Top 10 theories behind Derren Brown predicting the National Lottery

September 10, 2009## Theory 1 – you decide!

September 10, 2009This is for all new theories, if one picks up we’ll change the title to it.

## Theory 2 – Film all possible outcomes

September 10, 2009DB had filmed all the possible outcomes and the films were cleverly spliced together at the last minute. He said he had been working on this for a year, well that is why. It would take a year to film each ending then cut it in.

## Theory 3 – Wiggling balls

September 10, 2009It was all a camera trick with a still in place and then at the right point it is cut to a live version where the balls had been set up. You can see the balls wiggle in the footage and they aren’t lined up at one point.

## Theory 4 – projected numbers

September 10, 2009The balls were blank and the numbers were projected on to them from a projector behind the second camera either that or there is a computer projection over the numbers.

## Theory 5 – The insider

September 10, 2009Derren Brown had somebody working inside the national lottery who texted him the numbers just before. There is a delay of 5 minutes from the transmission to when it actually reaches peoples TV’s – DB’s TV showed what you see but the actual draw happened 5 mins before.

## Theory 6 – golden formula

September 10, 2009There is a formula to work it out and there is a formula to crack the numbers. All systems can be broken if you work on them enough. A year would be about the right time to do this. Why else would he say he will “show us” on Friday?