What's the probability of lotto numbers 1-2-3-4-5-6 (

six numbers out of 1 to 9) being drawn? Well, based on statistics, the answer is

zero probability.

What if

five of your numbers range from 1 to 9?

The probability is

0.05%.

What about if

four of your numbers range from 1 to 9?

The probability is

0.94%.

What if

three of your numbers range from 1 to 9?

The probability is

7.12%
Two numbers?

The probability is

26.89%. Now that's increasing.

What about

one number?

The probability is

40.88%. Now that looks like you should only pick one number from 1 to 9 and the rest should be greater than 9.

What if I don't use any (

none) number from 1 to 9?

Well, the probability is

24.11%.

Let's add 40.88%, 26.89%, and 24.11%. The result is

91.88%. That's a better figure. So, that means,

your favorite lotto numbers should contain only, at most 2 numbers from 1 to 9, the least is one, or none at all; but never 3, 4, 5, or 6.
The table below is the result of my statistics.

Lotto Results Having 1 To 9

| Instance = | **0** | | Col 1 | Col 2 | Col 3 | Col 4 | Col 5 | Col 6 |

| Sum | **944** | **944** | **944** | **944** | **944** | **944** |

| Percentage | **24.11%** | **24.11%** | **24.11%** | **24.11%** | **24.11%** | **24.11%** |

| **Instance of 1 to 9 = 0, found in 944 results** |

| Instance = | **1** | | Col 1 | Col 2 | Col 3 | Col 4 | Col 5 | Col 6 |

| Percentage | **40.88%** | **0.00%** | **0.00%** | **0.00%** | **0.00%** | **0.00%** |

| **Instance of 1 to 9 = 1, found in 1601 results** |

| Instance = | **2** | | Col 1 | Col 2 | Col 3 | Col 4 | Col 5 | Col 6 |

| Percentage | **26.89%** | **26.89%** | **0.00%** | **0.00%** | **0.00%** | **0.00%** |

| **Instance of 1 to 9 = 2, found in 1053 results** |

| Instance = | **3** | | Col 1 | Col 2 | Col 3 | Col 4 | Col 5 | Col 6 |

| Percentage | **7.12%** | **7.12%** | **7.12%** | **0.00%** | **0.00%** | **0.00%** |

| **Instance of 1 to 9 = 3, found in 279 results** |

| Instance = | **4** | | Col 1 | Col 2 | Col 3 | Col 4 | Col 5 | Col 6 |

| Percentage | **0.94%** | **0.94%** | **0.94%** | **0.94%** | **0.00%** | **0.00%** |

| **Instance of 1 to 9 = 4, found in 37 results** |

| Instance = | **5** | | Col 1 | Col 2 | Col 3 | Col 4 | Col 5 | Col 6 |

| Percentage | **0.05%** | **0.05%** | **0.05%** | **0.05%** | **0.05%** | **0.00%** |

| **Instance of 1 to 9 = 5, found in 2 results** |

| **Grand Total** | **2972** | **1371** | **318** | **39** | **2** | **0** |

**Based on 3916 results**

As of Thursday, September 25, 2008

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