## 9/26/2008

### Lotto Tip# 8: Probability of Lotto Results Having 20 To 29

I'll go straight to the point. Do you like numbers 20 to 29? Well, you need only one for your 6-number lotto set because you'd have a 40.74% probability of hitting that number. Put your 20's in the fourth position or third position.

You may opt for two 20's. In that case, put them in the 3rd and 4th positions. Having than three 20's or more, for example, 22-24-27, is not ideal. You also have the option of having no 20's; that gives you 19.3% probability.

Based on the last 3 tips, let me organize how your numbers would look like up to the 4th position. I'm using the following codes:

0X = 01 to 09
1X = 10 to 19
2X = 20 to 29

Option 1 0X 1X 1X 2X
Option 2 0X 1X 2X 2X
Option 3 0X 0X 1X 2X

The table summarizes the probabilities of numbers 1 to 29.

1 instance 0X 40.91% = 40.91%
1X 15.85% 11.18% = 27.03%
2X 12.10% 13.83% = 25.93%

2 instances 0X 26.88% 26.88% = 53.76%
1X 22.05% 20.24% = 42.29%
2X 15.82% 19.17% = 34.99%

Total 0X 67.79% 26.88% = 94.67%
1X 37.90% 31.42% = 69.32%
2X 27.92% 33.00 = 60.92%

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Lotto Tip# 7: Probability of Lotto Results Having 10 to 19

### Lotto Tip# 7: Probability of 10 to 19 Being Drawn

Are the teens your favorite numbers, or the numbers beginning with one (called tens) like 10, 11, 13, 14, 17, 19? Well, forget it. Actual probability results say that having 6 numbers from 10 to 19 are very unlikely. In fact, no straight 10s have been drawn yet as of this date. See the table below.

Five 10's out of six

If your favorite lotto numbers contain 5 numbers from 10 - 19, the probability of hitting all 5 is 0.10%. That's a very low probability.

Four 10's out of six

If your favorite lotto numbers contain 4 numbers from 10 - 19, the probability of hitting all 4 is 1.76%. That's still very low.

Three 10's out of six

If your favorite lotto numbers contain 3 numbers from 10 - 19, the probability of hitting all 3 is 10.23%. It's an improvement but still low.

Two 10's out of six

If your favorite lotto numbers contain 2 numbers from 10 - 19, the probability of hitting all 2 is 30.22%. That looks fair.

One out of six or none at all

The probability of hitting one number from 10 - 19 is 38.57%; and using not any from 10 - 19 has a chance of 19.12%.

In a Nutshell

Ideally, your lotto numbers should contain only 2 numbers from 10 - 19. You may opt to using only one or none at all, but never 3, 4, 5, or 6 numbers in one row.

If you opt to use only one from 10 - 19, the best position is to put it in the second or third column. If you use two, the best positions are the second and third columns. For example, your first three numbers may be something like 3-12-15 or 2-9-12. You may also opt to something like 1-3-12-17. Should you wish to skip the numbers 1 to 9, your first two numbers should be any two from 10 to 19. Using only one from 10 to 19 in the first position, for example, 12-22-29 is very rare.

Good luck! I hope this guide helps. Remember, enjoy and have fun!

## 9/25/2008

### Lotto Tip# 6: Probability of 1 - 9 Being Drawn

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.

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
 Sum 1601 0 0 0 0 0
 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
 Sum 1053 1053 0 0 0 0
 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
 Sum 279 279 279 0 0 0
 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
 Sum 37 37 37 37 0 0
 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
 Sum 2 2 2 2 2 0
 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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## 9/23/2008

### Lotto Tip #6 - Lotto Sticky Numbers

Lotto sticky numbers are numbers that frequently win together.

Sticky pairs and sticky 3s recur very often. So, it's okay to play them every now and  then, or as often as you wish. Sticky 4s and sticky 5s, however, are rarely repeated.  Sticky 5s may recur only twice and they recur at a low 1.15% probability.

## 9/17/2008

### Lotto Tip #5 - Sum Of The Six Numbers Of Every Jackpot Drawn

Samples used for this calculation is 3915 jackpot results that cover the lotto games 6/42, 6/45, and 6/49.

Maybe it's not significant that the sum of lotto numbers have something to do with increasing the chances of winning. An analysis of the lotto results however reveal that an extremely low sum, like 38, rarely happens; and, an extremely high sum, like 248, rarely happens as well.

Between 38 and 248, our median is 137. This means that the sum of your lotto numbers should be around 137. If we're going to talk about the frequency of a sum, 144 is the hottest sum. However, though the sum 144 appeared 57 times, that's only 1.4%. So, we have to consider a range that will cover at least 95% of the population. The table below summarizes my analysis.

 Ideal lowest sum 78 Ideal highest sum 189 Mode 144 Median 137 Lowest sum 38 Highest sum 248

The ideal sum, lowest to highest, is the range of sum that has a 94% probability. Therefore, if you're going to add your lotto numbers, the sum must be between 78 -189.

## 9/16/2008

### Parable of the Talents

What do you do with your money?

Give. Share. Use it. Spend it. Save some but don't keep everything and hide it for good. In the Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-30), God teaches us his commandment on what we do with our talents, skills, knowledge, riches, money, possessions, and other blessings. We have to share them.

Not everyone is equipped with programming skill. I am thankful that I am blessed with it. This blog is my way of sharing what I can do with my skill. I truly do hope that you'd benefit from this blog. If you did, remember to share your blessings in the most appropriate way.

### Lotto Tip# 4 - Lower and Upper Limits

Lower limits are the lowest numbers ever drawn drawn together. Upper limits are the highest numbers ever drawn. The significance of the lower and upper limits is that your 6-number lotto combination should not be less than the lower limits and should not be greater than the higher limits. The upper and lower limits for the following lotto games are:
• Lotto 642 - Lower limit 1-2-3-4-8-10
• Lotto 642 - Upper limit 26-33-38-40-41-42
• Mega 645 - Lower limit 1-2-3-6-9-16
• Mega 645 - Upper limit 31-37-39-43-44-45
• Super 649 - Lower limit 1-2-4-8-10-18
• Super 649 - Upper limit 33-39-41-47-48-49
• All games - Lower limit 1-2-3-4-8-10
• All games - Upper limit 33-39-41-47-48-49
Lower and upper limits change as the population of samples (jackpot results) increase its size.

Understanding the Bounds How to use the above data? In Lotto 642, it suggests that your 6-number combination should be between the lower limits and the upper limits. For example, don't bet yet on 1-2-3-4-5-6 because statistics says that your numbers should be greater than 1-2-3-4-8-10. You can try, however, 1-2-3-5-9-11, for example.  On the other hand, your numbers should not be greater than 26-33-38-40-41-42. That means, waging on 27-34-40-41-42 is not advisable. Same rule applies for Mega645 and Super649.

To narrow down your choices of combinations, you may opt to increase or decrease the lower and upper limits in such a way you consider only the 90% with high probability.

## 9/09/2008

### Philippine Lotto Results - 6/42 Year 1995

Here's a list of Philippine Lotto 6/42 results in the year 1995, the year Philippine lotto started.

Are your favorite numbers listed here? If they are, might as well form a new combination. Based on statistics, the jackpot numbers below are unlikely to be drawn again. Any combination of 5 or 4 numbers from any result drawn are also unlikely to win again. Any 5 from the 6-number jackpot can recur only twice, a probability of 1.15%. Any 4 from the 6-number jackpot can recur also with a probability of 0.87%.

Lotto 6/42 Jackpot Numbers (1995)
Draw Date1st2nd3rd4th5th6th
3/8/1995 4 20 22 30 34 38
3/15/1995 8 14 24 30 36 40
3/22/1995 5 12 14 22 30 35
3/29/1995 1 9 25 26 37 40
4/5/1995 2 20 28 37 41 42
4/12/1995 1 4 18 25 32 40
4/19/1995 6 25 26 29 35 40
4/26/1995 1 14 15 27 32 40
5/3/1995 1 11 32 33 39 41
5/10/1995 8 9 10 25 28 33
5/17/1995 10 20 30 32 34 42
5/24/1995 16 21 22 28 29 33
5/31/1995 1 9 10 15 36 39
6/7/1995 6 7 11 15 18 31
6/10/1995 1 3 13 21 36 40
6/14/1995 5 12 13 30 31 35
6/21/1995 13 20 23 28 29 42
6/28/1995 1 7 9 19 28 37
7/5/1995 8 10 22 34 35 38
7/12/1995 3 5 7 12 18 25
7/19/1995 9 17 21 27 32 42
7/26/1995 12 13 15 17 19 33
8/2/1995 2 7 16 19 23 30
8/9/1995 3 8 17 23 29 37
8/16/1995 3 9 10 14 26 41
8/23/1995 4 17 24 25 32 38
8/30/1995 2 3 9 21 33 36
9/6/1995 16 18 23 31 38 41
9/13/1995 4 8 9 27 28 39
9/20/1995 6 12 19 34 41 42
9/27/1995 5 18 20 24 27 35
10/4/1995 7 10 17 24 26 36
10/11/1995 9 14 20 22 29 35
10/18/1995 6 10 14 34 39 42
10/25/1995 10 12 18 20 35 39
11/1/1995 2 13 27 30 39 42
11/8/1995 1 3 11 23 31 34
11/11/1995 3 20 31 33 39 42
11/15/1995 4 6 7 14 15 36
11/18/1995 3 11 19 32 39 42
11/22/1995 5 7 8 21 28 39
11/25/1995 6 17 21 33 35 38
11/29/1995 2 17 22 25 26 39
12/2/1995 7 8 11 15 18 22
12/6/1995 6 8 26 35 36 41
12/9/1995 6 7 8 21 24 26
12/13/1995 2 4 11 16 23 31
12/16/1995 12 15 21 25 39 42
12/20/1995 2 10 27 31 38 39
12/23/1995 12 16 34 37 39 40
12/27/1995 5 7 12 16 23 30
12/30/1995 1 4 14 15 20 39

### Lotto Tip #3: Any 4 Of Jackpot Numbers Are Also Rarely Repeated

Update: Lately, draw result patterns have been irregular.

Tip#3. All four-number combinations formed out of your 6-number set should have not been part of any result drawn previously from all 6/42, 6/45, and 6/49 lotto. As of 8 Sep 2008, PCSO has drawn 3,901 lotto numbers for 6/42, Mega 6/45, and Super 6/49 lottos combined. Out of 3,901 results, we can form 58,515 quads (4-number set). Out of 58,515 quads, only 8,293 resulted to multiple results or  14.17%. The occurrence of a multiple quad is from 2 to 5 times. This means that if 4 of your favorite numbers have already been drawn before, the chance of being drawn again is 14.17%. It is better to bet on another set. Are your numbers found below? If you find your numbers here, might as well change it to a set that is not listed here. Tip: select a set that is not in the series.