1/15/2015

Top EZ2 Lotto Numbers From The 4:00 PM Draws

What are the numbers that usually win from the 4PM draws? The top seven are 14, 4, 2, 1, 10, 5, and 24. These numbers have won 135 to 148 times out of 1,930 draws.

The most inactive numbers are 9, 11, 12, 7, and 20. All of these have won only 96 to 109 times.

On the average, each number in the 4PM draws would recurringly win within a 20-day period. Each number shares a 2.49% to 3.83% chance of winning.

To limit your choices as to which two numbers you wish to play, you can pick from these top 16 numbers: 01, 05, 13, 15, 29, 23, 27, 14, 04, 02, 10, 06, 24, 22, 28, 30.

3D Matrix of the EZ2 Lotto 4PM Results

Grouping the EZ2 lotto numbers based on certain attributes would give you a clear picture as to which type of numbers usually win.



Based on the above matrix, low-even numbers 2 to 16, except 8, 12 & 16, have better chances of winning. You can combine these with high-even numbers or low-odd numbers.

11:00 AM Draws Compared To 4:00 PM Draws

Comparing the statistics as a result of the 11AM and 4PM draws analyses, eight numbers showed up as common. These are: 04, 06, 13, 14, 15, 23, 27, 30. These are the numbers that frequently win from both 11AM and 4PM draws. So, whether you are playing for the 11AM or 4PM draws, these 8 numbers are your numbers.

Sampled Data

The data presented here are based on 1,930 draws from 30 August 2009 up to 14 January 2015. The winning results are from the 4:00 PM draws.

1/06/2015

Top Winning EZ2 Lotto Numbers From The 11AM Draws

How often does each EZ2 lotto number win? Based on 2,285 results calculated and analyzed, each number 1 to 31 can win 125 to 165 times for every 2,285 draws. In other words, that is 1 for every 14 to 18 draws. These data covers 4570 numbers based on EZ2 lottery 11 AM draws from 25 August 2008 up to 4 January 2015.

The Top 15 EZ2 Numbers Based on Frequency Of Winning

Lotto#Freq
15165
25165
4162
31162
16161
14154
19154
21153
11152
12151
13150
23150
6149
30149
27148

The Bottom 16 EZ2 Lotto Numbers Based on Frequency

Lotto#Freq
22147
28147
8146
10145
26145
29145
1144
2144
9143
20143
5140
3139
17134
18132
7126
24125

Frequency Of Winning Of Each EZ2 Lotto Number

Let's look further. In another point of view, each winning number represents only 2.74% to 3.61% of the total 4570 numbers in 2285 results . This means that each EZ2 number has a fair share of winning. Therefore, how can this statistical data help you?

It is no common sense to play all the possible 961 EZ2 combinations because you are not going to profit from your single prize. You can only risk a few combinations. But which of the numbers are your going to play?

The figures just presented can help you limit your combinations to a better few. Though it does not guarantee an absolute win - nothing can - at least, it increases your odds of winning compared to your chances of losing. To identify which numbers have better chances of winning, you need to zero in on the numbers by grouping them based on certain attributes. These attributes are odd-even, low-high, top-bottom numbers. Among the top winning numbers, how many are odd or even? Among the odd or even numbers, how many are from 1 - 15 or 16 - 31?

The following is a 3-dimensional matrix based on the above attributes.
3D Matrix
Top 15 Numbers
Odd
LowHigh
1525
1131
1319
21
23
27
Even
LowHigh
430
16
14
12
6
Bottom 16 Numbers
Odd
LowHigh
129
917
5
3
7
Even
LowHigh
822
1028
226
20
18
24

Based on the above matrix, it shows that high odd numbers and low even numbers are more likely to be drawn compared to the other numbers. Low numbers are 1 to 16 while high numbers are 17 - 31.

Calculations Used

Total draws: 2285
Total numbers drawn: 2285 x 2 = 4570
Probability of winning example: 165 ÷ 165 : 2285 ÷ 165 = 1:14
Frequency of winning example: 165 ÷ 4570 = 3.61%

8/15/2014

EZ2 Lotto Ranking Of Top Winning Numbers

The following are the top winning EZ2 lotto numbers ranked from top to bottom. Currently, the numbers 30, 14, 06, 25, 05, and 04 rank to top 6 as the most frequently winning numbers since 2012.

Based on a study, you do not need 5000 or more data samples to get what is trending from the EZ2 lotto drawings. The statistics that follows is based on the last 2821 EZ2 lotto results covering the drawings from 2 Jan 2012 up to 15 August 2014.

Ranking of Top Winning Numbers
Rank Lotto# Freq
1 30 208
2 14 207
3 6 206
4 25 200
5 5 199
6 4 198
7 10 193
8 8 191
9 16 190
10 1 189
11 15 188
12 2 183
12 22 183
12 23 183
15 28 182
16 11 180
16 13 180
16 24 180
16 26 180
20 21 177
21 27 176
22 20 172
23 12 169
23 17 169
23 18 169
23 29 169
27 7 167
27 31 167
29 9 165
30 3 160
30 19 160


8/05/2014

EZ2 Lotto Numbers Frequency Of Winning Based On Order Of Drawing

Theory:
Some numbers are frequently drawn first while some are frequently drawn the second.

Would you like to find out which numbers are usually or more frequently drawn first than second? If the theory is true, how significant is the probability of winning?

Numbers Commonly Drawn First

The following table presents the EZ2 numbers based on how frequently they were drawn as the first number — that means the first ball from the drawings. The numbers are ranked according to their frequency (Freq) of winning; ie the number of times they were drawn first. The figures under Recur (recurrence) is to give you an idea how often a number wins. For example, if Recur is 23, the number is drawn every 23 days. However, these figures represent average days. They are not exact and absolute. The Recur is only to give you an idea. The fact is: a number can recur in no specific pattern or sequence.

Rank Lotto# Freq Recur
Total drawings7529
1 16 274 27
2 10 268 28
3 15 266 28
4 19 259 29
5 05 258 29
6 14 254 30
7 07 253 30
7 08 253 30
9 23 250 30
10 21 249 30
11 04 247 30
12 31 245 31
13 06 244 31
14 12 243 31
14 20 243 31
14 25 243 31
14 30 243 31
18 26 241 31
18 28 241 31
20 22 240 31
21 13 237 32
21 29 237 32
23 01 233 32
23 18 233 32
25 03 232 32
25 27 232 32
27 02 227 33
28 11 225 33
29 17 224 34
30 09 221 34
31 24 214 35

Based on the statistics above, the winning frequency of each number ranges from 214 to 274 times; or, 2.8% to 3.6% probability share.

Numbers Commonly Drawn Second

The following data refer to EZ2 lotto numbers that were usually drawn second — ie, the second ball drawn.

Rank Lotto# Freq Recur
Total drawings 7529
1 14 287 26
2 04 281 27
3 25 270 28
4 22 263 29
5 08 261 29
6 01 257 29
6 06 257 29
8 23 251 30
9 02 249 30
9 28 249 30
11 24 248 30
12 11 247 30
13 21 245 31
14 10 244 31
15 05 243 31
16 31 242 31
17 13 241 31
18 26 240 31
19 03 239 32
20 27 238 32
21 30 236 32
22 16 235 32
23 12 232 32
24 29 230 33
25 15 228 33
26 17 227 33
27 07 224 34
28 18 220 34
29 09 219 34
30 19 216 35
31 20 210 36

Based on the statistics above, the winning frequency of each number ranges from 210 to 287 times; or, 2.8% to 3.8% probability share.

Conclusion

Generally, the statistics above state that a lotto number, whether drawn first or second, has 2.8% to 3.8% probability range of winning, which is not very significant. That means, it does not matter whether you play your numbers in the first or second in order.

Individually, however, if you are going to consider the ranking only, some numbers rank high if drawn first; but rank low if drawn second. For example, lotto number 01 is usually drawn second (ranks 6th) than first (ranks 23rd). The frequency difference, however, which is 24 (257 - 233), is not that significant.

Though it is true that some numbers are more frequently drawn first than second, or vice-versa, the probability of winning first or second is only a matter of -34 to 43 difference; or -0.4% to 0.5%.

How To Use The Data

Though it is not significant whether a number was drawn first or second, you can use the above data to limit the numbers you wish to play. It is not practical to play all the numbers because even if you surely win, your lost is greater than your winnings. To limit your numbers, pick those that rank high; or, pick a number with a high ranking and pair it with a low ranking number.

7/20/2014

EZ2 Lotto 95% Confidence Level And Margin Of Error


In statistics, what is probable in one period of time may not be the same in another period. Likewise, what is probable in one set or group of data, may not be the same in another group.

To address this variability, we establish a certain level of confidence together with a margin of error (MOE). The margin of error is a small percentage value that is added and subtracted to/from the statistic to establish a range of values with a level of certainty. MOE is expressed with plus-minus (±).

The confidence level of 95%, which is used entirely on this blog, is standard in statistical analyses; however, a confidence level of 90% can also be used for smaller studies like using a sample size of about 750.

95% Confidence Level and Margin Of Error

2004 - 2008 Data
From 2004 to 2008, the EZ2 lotto draws happened once daily. Based on this period, the winning numbers are summarized in the preceding table showing how many times each number has won, with the corresponding margin of error (MOE) at 95% confidence or certainty level. The sample data consists of 1497 actual EZ2 lotto results.
Lotto # Frequency Percent ±MOE
Sum 2994 100.0%
1 93 3.1 0.01
2 82 2.7 0.01
3 93 3.1 0.01
4 94 3.1 0.01
5 103 3.4 0.01
6 101 3.4 0.01
7 99 3.3 0.01
8 109 3.6 0.01
9 95 3.2 0.01
10 97 3.2 0.01
11 99 3.3 0.01
12 100 3.3 0.01
13 92 3.1 0.01
14 113 3.8 0.01
15 88 2.9 0.01
16 117 3.9 0.01
17 103 3.4 0.01
18 90 3.0 0.01
19 98 3.3 0.01
20 94 3.1 0.01
21 101 3.4 0.01
22 85 2.8 0.01
23 103 3.4 0.01
24 94 3.1 0.01
25 103 3.4 0.01
26 96 3.2 0.01
27 92 3.1 0.01
28 97 3.2 0.01
29 92 3.1 0.01
30 86 2.9 0.01
31 85 2.8 0.01

Based on the above data, notice that the percentage of winning of each number ranges from 2.74% to 3.77%, which is just around 3% for every number. This means that each number had a fair share of winning. Could the 3% probability be constant for every set of data? With MOE of ±1%, each number has the probability of winning at 2% - 4% (calculated as 3% ±1%). This can be true at 95% certainty or confidence level.

6/11/2014

EZ2 Lotto: Winning Frequency of Each Number

Scope of Data 

The following statistics covered EZ2 lotto drawings from 5 July 2004 to 10 June 2014. The lotto numbers are ranked 1 to 31 based on the number of times the numbers were drawn.

RankLotto # Times Drawn
1 14 530
2 04 520
3 08 504
4 16 502
5 10 500
5 25 500
7 22 494
8 06 491
9 23 490
10 05 489
11 21 484
11 28 484
13 15 479
14 31 474
15 01 473
16 12 471
16 26 471
18 19 468
19 02 467
20 07 466
20 30 466
22 13 465
23 03 463
24 29 461
25 11 459
26 27 457
27 24 449
28 18 444
28 20 444
30 17 440
31 09 429

Explanation

Based on the table above, the number 14, so far, is the most frequently drawn EZ2 number, dominating 3.6% of draw occurrences. In contrast, the number 09, so far, is lagging behind the rest of the numbers, covering 2.9% of all the draw occurrences. However, the difference between the two is just 0.7%; or 101 occurrences.

How To Use The Data

The question is: would you play for the number 09 considering it is not the most frequently drawn number? The answer is yes and no. Yes, because the difference between the winning frequency of 14 and 09 is just a small percentage (0.7%). This means that the number 09 is not exactly a "lazy" number.

No, because there are other numbers to choose from. If you have to narrow down your choices, then you can eliminate the numbers that ranked low.

In a game of chance, the winner is always the producer.

There are 961 possible combinations. It is not practical to play them all. If each ticket costs P10, you are risking P9610. The maximum amount that you can win is only P4000.

The same way, if you play your numbers in either order, you risk P4960 versus the amount that you are going to win, which is only P2000. Even if, you hit a double-number combination, say 14-14, you still lose P960. Therefore, to ensure that you do not lose by default, play at most 300 combinations. In case you win, you still earn P1000. But, that is, if you win.

Therefore, it is necessary to narrow down your choices of combinations. The table above gives you an idea which numbers you would rather eliminate.

Probability or Odds of Winning

There are 961 possible combinations that can be formed from 1 to 31. These combinations consider both possible order of combinations. For example, 12-21 is one combination; the reverse order, 21-12, is another. Your odds of winning, therefore, is 1 in 961 chances.

5/29/2014

EZ2: Would You Win Playing 100 Numbers Each Day?

What is your chance of winning if you are going to play 100 combinations each day for one month?

Gathered from EZ2 results beginning 1/2/2011, the following EZ2 numbers, 100 all in all, are the most frequently drawn combinations. Each combination had won 6 to 10 times as of 4/15/2014. (The last 17 combinations each won 6 times.)

01 - 04 07 - 07 15 - 02 21 - 10 30 - 24
01 - 30 08 - 01 15 - 05 21 - 18 30 - 29
02 - 24 08 - 14 15 - 10 21 - 30 31 - 24
03 - 06 09 - 14 15 - 20 22 - 08 02 - 14
03 - 10 09 - 24 15 - 23 22 - 17 02 - 20
03 - 13 10 - 01 16 - 03 22 - 28 04 - 29
03 - 30 10 - 06 16 - 11 23 - 12 07 - 27
04 - 04 10 - 09 16 - 16 25 - 01 08 - 24
04 - 22 10 - 22 16 - 17 25 - 05 12 - 08
05 - 01 10 - 27 17 - 03 25 - 17 13 - 05
05 - 03 10 - 28 17 - 10 25 - 25 14 - 23
05 - 11 11 - 09 17 - 24 26 - 01 15 - 08
05 - 13 11 - 20 18 - 08 26 - 02 15 - 14
05 - 16 12 - 06 18 - 10 26 - 19 18 - 02
05 - 23 12 - 28 19 - 28 27 - 18 19 - 20
06 - 02 13 - 01 20 - 04 28 - 22 20 - 18
06 - 09 14 - 04 20 - 05 28 - 28 24 - 10
06 - 11 14 - 07 20 - 06 29 - 01 27 - 08
06 - 13 14 - 16 21 - 02 29 - 04 29 - 30
06 - 15 14 - 28 21 - 03 29 - 06 30 - 15

If you are going to play the above top 100 most frequently winning EZ2 combinations every day for one month, from 4/21/2014 until 5/20/2014, how often could you have won?

You'd be surprised to know that you could have won only 4 times. Based on succeeding results from 4/21/2014 up to 5/20/2014 (there were no drawings from 4/16/2014 to 4/20/2014), only 4 of the EZ2 numbers above had won.

 Therefore,
  • Playing for the most frequently winning numbers does not guarantee a greater chance of winning;
  • Playing 100 numbers each day does not also guarantee a greater chance of winning.
In that case, where did the winning numbers come from?

Based on the results from 4/21/2014 to 5/20/2014, the following table shows which type of numbers were winning in that period. The label pf stands for performance factor. It indicates the winning frequency of a combination. Factor 1 denotes that certain combinations had won only once; while factor 7 denotes that certain combinations had won 7 times, and so forth and so on. Factor 0 means that certain combinations had not won even once. The pf is based on a one-month period. Instances (i) refers to the number of instances the factor occurred in a specific period. For this analysis, it covers a one-month period.


pfInstances
012
126
214
314
412
507
604
701

Explanation
pf = 1
This means that combinations that had won only once in the previous periods had 26 instances of winning in the next period.
pf = 2 or pf = 3
This means that combinations that had won only twice or thrice in the previous periods had 14 instances of winning in the next period.
pf = 0 or pf = 4
This means that combinations that had not won in previous periods; or had won 4 times in previous periods had 12 instances winning in the next period.
pf = 5, pf = 6, pf = 7
This means that combinations that had won most frequently in prior periods had only 1 to 7 instances of winning in the next period.
Therefore,


Let's test it.
 

As of 4/15/2014, there were only 65 EZ2 combinations that had won once (pf=1, i=26). If you played these numbers for one month every day, you could have won 12 times. This, of course, assumes that you played for every draw. The chances are greater, but unfortunately, it is not enough to break-even what you have spent. 

Would you like to try it? 

As of today, the following numbers had won only once since 12/9/2013. If theory serves us correct, any of these numbers might win again in the next 30 days. Let me know if you had won any.
 
20-0206-0129-0327-1324-01
10-1720-0322-0407-1213-24
06-2314-1523-1006-1708-16
30-1108-0516-0107-2314-24
18-0509-2024-2819-1725-14
17-2530-0316-0618-2129-28
29-2413-0928-2117-1522-14
05-2229-2527-2413-3028-23
11-1825-2806-1407-2808-29
19-0207-1012-2615-3124-07

Good Luck!

5/15/2014

Some Tips For Playing Poker More Wisely

It looks like I have saturated my mind studying numbers and statistics. While my analytic mind takes a respite, I thought I should write some off-topic articles, but still related to recreation. This is to keep my blog active. Among my blogs, LottoTips888 is the most widely visited with 66,000 pageviews as of today.

Poker is one game I have never played. In fact, I don't know how to play it. I'm not a gambler but it's okay with me to play cards for fun. I am thinking why some people are too engrossed in playing poker. What's in the poker that makes them glued to their seats?

To be a smarter player is to value your money for your family.
After some research, I now understand why poker is an exciting game. Though poker is a game of chance, it requires skill. Unlike the lottery, a poker player can increase his odds of winning by playing smart. To be smart means making wise decisions when to fold, see or call, and raise. To fold is to give up; to see or call is to stay in the game; and to raise is to increase your pot. This skill requires gut feel, keen observation, and bluffing.

To be a smarter player, of course, is to value your money for your family, more than for anyone else, such as your opponents.

Why the pros win more frequently

If professional poker players are winning more often than the average players, would they share their secrets, if ever they have one? Maybe not! Would you?

Remember this. The poker pros want your money. They are happy if you're a newbie player. They utilize their strengths, and capitalize on the weaknesses of others.

So, how do the biggest players win substantial amount of money? According to an article "Four Poker Tips The Pros Won't Tell You" by Paul Runyan, the "best players in the world aren’t doing anything really spectacular other than following basic poker tips."

What follows are some tips that I have gathered on the Net.
  1. Keep a "poker face". You must have heard this expression a hundred times not to mention, in Lady Gaga's song that you kept singing out of tune. In poker, it is necessary that your oponents do not see your facial expressions, your eye movements, gestures, and breathing. Otherwise, they, especially the pros, would have an idea if you're losing or winning.
  2. Observe your winning opponents. Study how they play the game. Then, copy how they play it. For a newbie, it's a trial and error. In time, you're going to learn how they actually play it. Your winning opponents observe you as well. They'll study your weaknesses. So make sure you have that poker face. Learn how to face your expressions and gestures.
  3. Bet wisely and budget your money. This is the wisest tip you can follow. Don't be a gambler; be a player. Have fun and enjoy the game but respect your money. Your loved ones deserve more your hard-earned money that your opponents. Set a limit on how much you are going to spend in the casino. Have the discipline to not exceed it. If you had a bad day at the tables, don't put yourself in debt. It's not worth it. Remember that there are other more fun things that money can buy.
  4. Don't bet high (aka high rollers). This can lead to drastic losses. Play moderately and just slightly increase your bets when you know you have a good hand. Avoid the extremes. Don’t bet too little because you might just lose money in the long run. Don’t bet too much because you might lose a lot of money on only one hand.
  5. Take your time. The pros think very fast because they are pros!
  6. Know when to fold (give up your cards), when to stay in, and when to raise your pot-money (nickel or token). Having two face cards is a good reason to stay in. Having two different low number cards may be a reason to fold. If you notice high bets from a player who does not bluff, you should probably fold. Know when to take risks and when to be cautious.
  7. Last but not least. Have fun! Instead of going to the casino, spend quality time with your family. Treat poker as a family activity. Instead of money, chip in to the pot a promise to do a household chore; or a treat to fastfood restaurant.