The luck of the draw the outcome of chance rather than something one can control.
there is luck in leisure it is often advisable to wait before acting; proverbial saying, late 17th century.
there is luck in odd numbers proverbial saying, late 16th century, a superstition similar to that in third time lucky. The Roman poet Virgil (70–19 bc) in his Eclogues has, ‘the god delights in an uneven number.’
Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.