Playing Lotto 6/42, therefore, gives you better chances of hitting a number correctly than from lotto 6/45, 6/49 or 6/55. No wonder why the 6/42 jackpot is often won, more frequently compared to the jackpots of 6/45, 6/49, and lotto 6/55.
For each number in 6/42, the chance of hitting it correctly is 1:42 or 2.38%. With 6 numbers, 21.43%; but, you have to play all numbers in order to benefit from that probability. That means forming seven 6-number combinations. At least, that assures you that 6 of these numbers will make a hit. It's just a matter of combining them effectively. The challenge now is which numbers would you combine with other numbers. Try LGPlus to find out.
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