### Play All Numbers and Combine Them In Uneven Distribution

1st Pos2nd Pos3rd Pos4th Pos5th Pos6th Pos
1815222936
2916233037
31017243138
41118253239
51219263340
61320273441
71421283542

Take a look at the matrix on the left. All the numbers 1 to 42 are present and they are evenly spread (all 6 numbers apart). The numbers are in ascending order so that we can evenly spread them. The question is: Is it a good idea to evenly spread the numbers? The answer is NO. Based on statistics, not one result had the numbers evenly spread whether 1 number apart, 2 numbers apart, 3 numbers apart, etc. Therefore, the idea is to combine the numbers unevenly distributed. If arranged in ascending order, the numbers apart between two numbers should be variant. If we played this matrix in December 2008, we could have hit 3 numbers correctly 5 times.

#### Modified All-Number 6/42 Matrix

All-number 6/42 Matrix Distributed Unevenly
1st Pos2nd Pos3rd Pos4th Pos5th Pos6th Pos
11417233540
21521223439
31318303236
41216262841
5919313338
61011242937
7820252742

The next table is the modified all-number 6/42 matrix. This time, I have unevenly spread the numbers. Assuming we played these numbers in December 2008, we could have hit 3 numbers correctly ten times. Not bad; better than none. However, the sad part is that the winnings were not enough to cover what we could have spent. That's the reason why playing lotto every day is not advisable. If your budget is only P100 a week, then play only once a week. That way you don't have to lose much. Might as well save P100 a day. At the end of the month you'd have P3000. Then once a month, spend P500 or P1000 out of your savings to play the lotto. If you budget your money, spending doesn't hurt much.

Selected Lotto Results
Lotto GameJackpot NumbersDate of Draw
6/4231-38-17-5-13-0912/2/2008
6/4508-07-14-16-43-2712/3/2008
6/4240-18-41-12-19-0412/6/2008
6/4538-43-03-36-21-1312/10/2008
6/4509-23-02-36-14-3512/12/2008
6/4913-24-27-08-42-3112/14/2008
6/4501-19-40-35-12-0812/15/2008
6/4225-38-35-42-11-0812/16/2008
6/4539-25-08-43-13-2712/24/2008
6/4217-25-23-12-08-3512/30/2008

So, how good was our matrix? It could have been better if we had hit 4 numbers correctly. Perhaps, in the future, we would. The bottom line, however, is that the modified-matrix is better than the previous one. :)

The third table shows the actual results when we could have hit 3 numbers correctly.

In the meantime, let's leave our matrix that way.

The Probability of Each Number
The Odds of Winning