The chances of guessing 6 out of 49 numbers is about 1 to over 13 million. That means that if approximately one third of the whole population of Poland buys the coupon, only one person among those 13 million should be lucky enough to win.
That's right. Due to the low probability very few people would bother with it, but the jackpot is progressive - if nobody wins for a couple of drawings then we have situation like today, which looks very tempting for your average Jan Kowalski.
There is no way whatsoever to improve your chances of winning by employing statistics, so studying and applying past statistics is a waste of time.
You are right that it is impractical but the law of large numbers is still valid, even if you can't quantify it.
So if you call these winners "lucky people", be aware of the other side of the coin, the one which lotteries do not tend to advertise.
Those stories are really interesting from psychological perspective :) But you sound like winning a lottery is the worst thing that can happen to a man :) If you have a few mil to spare - I will be happy to prove you wrong :)
Unfortunately I haven't ever heard about the fate of any Polish lotto millionaire. Probably the first thing they do is disappear :)
It's 25 000 000 PLN already. From my estimation it looks like over 9 million Poles bought the lottery ticket last time and it will be more tomorrow.