Lotto Terms and Definitions

The following are the terms used on this blog and on the lotto tools that you can download on the download site.
Lotto sytem 6. A lotto system wherein 6 numbers are drawn. For example, lotto 6/42, 6/45, 6/49, and 6/55.
Jackpot numbers. All the lotto numbers drawn to win the jackpot prize; all of the winning numbers. For example, for lotto systems 6, a player should match all the the 6 lotto numbers drawn in order to win the jackpot prize.
Lotto results. The results of a lotto drawing. The numbers that are drawn out from a lotto draw or drawing. The jackpot numbers or winning numbers. Also called the draw results or results of the drawing.
Odds of winning. The chance of winning. Also the probability of winning.
Hit. A hit is a match. You hit a number if one of your numbers matched any of the jackpot numbers.
Hit interval. The recurrence of a hit for every “x” number of draws.
Frequency. The number of times a certain number or event occurs. For example, the frequency of a lotto number to be drawn repeatedly.
Combo-5. Any combination comprising 5 numbers taken or extracted from a jackpot number or any 6-number combination. Any 5-number combination. A set of 5 numbers.
Combo-4. Any combination comprising 4 numbers taken or extracted from a jackpot number or any 6-number combination. Any 4-number combination. A set of 4 numbers.
3-somes. Any combination of 3 numbers that usually are drawn together. Sticky threes.
Hot pair. Any combination of 2 numbers that usually stick together.
Clusters. A group of lotto numbers that usually stick together and so are presumed that these numbers belong to a particular set of lotto balls.
Seed numbers. These are numbers 1 to 9. Every number has a seed number. If a number has 2 or more digits, the digits are added until reduced to its seed number. For example, the seed number of 48 is 3 reduced as follows: 4 + 8 = 12; 1 + 2 = 3.
Hot numbers. These are numbers that are frequently recurring in a given period. Numbers that frequently win or drawn.
Cold numbers. These are numbers that are not being drawn for a longer period.
Sum. The sum of the 6 lotto numbers when all added up.
Lower limit. The lowest possible number within a ±90% range or scope of higher probability. In some cases, the percentage may vary.
Higher limit. The highest possible number within a ±90% range or scope of higher probability. In some cases, the percentage of range may vary.
Odd-Even ratio. The ratio of odd lotto numbers to even numbers in a 6-number combination.
Distance. The calculated difference between two adjacent lotto numbers assuming a numerical order of the lotto numbers.
Sum of distance. The calculated distances of the numbers in a lotto combination all added up.
PNN. Probable next number. The lotto number that may probably follow another number assuming the numbers are arranged numerically. For example, if the first lotto number is 8, what higher number can be probably next?
Number groups. A variety of ways to group the system lotto numbers. For example, line groups and seed number groups. The purpose of number groups is to determine how the lotto numbers evenly or unevenly distributed to the groups.
Line group. Arranged in numerical order, all the lotto numbers divided and grouped equally. For example, for lotto 6/55, the numbers 1 to 55 are divided into 5 groups wherein each group consists of 11 numbers.
Seed number group. A group of numbers based on their seed number.
Trend. A lotto number or a group of lotto numbers that show a certain pattern or behavior. For example, numbers that tend to rise or turn cold, or numbers that tend to cluster.
Repeater. A number drawn from two or more consecutive draws. A number drawn again from the last draw. A repeating number.
Number pattern. Two numbers or more that show a certain or unique relation or common characteristic. For examples, 12-21, 6-9, 11-22, 1-3-31, 19-29.
Inverse pattern. A pattern in which one number is the reverse of the other in position or order of digits. Also called a mirror pattern. For example, 24-42.
Doubles. Two numbers wherein each number has the same digits. For example, 11-22.
Sequential numbers. Two numbers in which one number is the number right before or after the other as far as counting numbers are concerned. For example, 25-26.
Math numbers. A group of numbers that resemble an equation or formula. For example, 3, 4, 7 (3 + 4 = 7) or 5, 6, 30 (5 x 6 = 30) or 7, 10, 17 (7 + 10 = 17).
Population. It refers to all the results of lotto draws.
Sample size. In principle, it refers to a portion of the population. However, if the population can all be accounted for, as in the case of the lotto draws covered here, the sample size covers the whole population.
Margin of error. In statistics, it measures the reliability of the probability findings.