The Odds of Winning Lotto 6/42

What is your chance of winning Lotto 6/42?

There are 5,245,786 unique six-number combinations that you can form from numbers 1 to 42.  That means, the probability of one combination to win is 1 : 5,245,786. To secure your winning, you have to play all the possible combinations. That will cost you ₱52,457,860.00 if each bet costs ₱10 (substitute the amount in your local currency). You have to wait till the jackpot prize reaches more than ₱52M in order for you to profit. Moreover, if a card can play 6 combinations, you need 874,297 cards in order to play all the combinations. To play using the System 12, you need 5,677 System 12s.
Is there a way to increase the probability of winning lotto 6/42?

To increase your chances of winning,
  • Play more combinations, and;
  • Eliminate the unlikely combinations.

In a nutshell

  • The probability or the odds of winning lotto 6/42 is 1 : 5,245,786.
  • To play all combinations, it needs 5,677 System 12s.
  • To increase your chance of winning lotto, play more combinations. Depending on your extra budget, instead of playing one combination every draw, play 12 combinations every 12 draws or something to that effect.
  • Eliminate unlikely combinations. There are posts here that can give you an idea of what combination is unlikely.