A columnist for the New York Daily News (Stephen Allensworth) provided tips

A columnist for the New York Daily News (Stephen Allensworth) provided tips for selecting numbers in New York State’s lottery.
He advocated a system based on the use of “cold digits,” which are digits that hit once or not at all in a seven-day period. He made this statement: “That [system] produces the combos 5–8–9, 7–8–9, 6–8–9, 0–8–9, and 3–8–9. These five combos have an excellent chance of being drawn this week. Good luck to all.” Can this system work? Why or why not?