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  Summer birthdays could be luckier
Updated 14 April 2004, 08.09
Summer birthdays could make people lucky
If your birthday is next month, then you're a very lucky person, according to the results of a recent study.

More than 40,000 people took part, and were asked to give their date of birth and whether they felt lucky or not.

People born between March and August thought they were luckier than those born between September and February, with May proving the "luckiest" month.

Scientists think the weather might have something to do with the results, but need to do more research to prove it.

Jonny was born in the
Jonny was born in the "lucky" month of May
Psychologist Professor Richard Wiseman led the study, which is part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Professor Wiseman urged people not to despair if they think they were born at an "unlucky" time of year.

"The good news for winter-borns is that people can improve their luck by being more optimistic and making the most of the opportunities that come their way," he said.

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