11/14/2012

Super Lotto 6/49: Any 5 Of The 6 Jackpot Numbers Rarely Win Again

We already know that jackpot numbers do not win the second time. Once drawn, they are not drawn again. What if you played only 5 out of the 6 jackpot numbers?


Based on 1358 draw results, 13 of them had 5 numbers being drawn twice. That means 13 pairs (26 results) had exact 5 numbers matched. That's a ratio of 1 for every 103.46 results (1:103) or 0.96% probability.

Therefore, with that low probability rate of less than 1%, it appears that it is sound not to play lotto based on the previous jackpot numbers for the reason that the chance that 5 numbers from any jackpot numbers previously drawn to win again is very rare.

Is this valid to every 5-number combination that you can form from a set of jackpot numbers? Let's look at the statistics.

Out of 1358 jackpot numbers, 8148 five-number combinations can be formed. Twenty-six (26) of these 8148 combinations were exact duplicates. Therefore, out of 8135 unique combinations, 13 combinations were repeated (winning twice). That is an occurence ratio of 1 for every 625 combinations (1 : 625) or 0.16% probability.

The very first occurrence of 5 numbers winning twice was on 1 July 2004[ 1 ] wherein 5 of these numbers matched that of 4 July 2002. The latest one occurred last 1 May 2012[ 2 ] matching 5 numbers that of 2 April 2006. The shortest time of its occurrence was 728 days; while the longest one was 3882 days. Eliminating the lowest and highest numbers, it appears that the occurrence of only 5 jackpot numbers to win again range from after 1246 to 3473 days. That means that it may take 1246 to 3473 days before a second-prize win (5 of 6 jackpot numbers) to recur the second time.

Draw Date Jackpot #s Draw Date Jackpot #s Days Lapsed
07/04/02 02-06-08-28-31-45 [ 1 ] 07/01/04 02-04-06-08-28-31 728
04/02/06 04-12-19-20-24-42 [ 2 ] 05/01/12 04-12-19-24-28-42 2221
03/11/01 06-20-24-26-28-46 10/27/11 06-20-26-28-46-49 3882

To benefit from this factor

You need a tool that checks if any 5 of the lotto numbers you are playing have matched any of the previous jackpot numbers. If 5 of your lotto numbers had won before, might as well change your combination. You can download a sample tool on this blog.

10/08/2012

Super Lotto 6/49 Jackpot Numbers Are Unique

Is there a chance about jackpot numbers to win again the second time?

Based on 1,344 actual Super Lotto 6/49 jackpot numbers studied, each result was found unique. Not one combination was repeated.

Therefore, jackpot numbers only win once. Once a combination became a jackpot, most probably, it does not win again.

To benefit from this factor 

Make sure that the numbers you are playing have not won a jackpot before. You need a lotto tool that checks a database of lotto results so that it is easier for you to check your lotto numbers. A simple spreadsheet program can do the trick. You can download a sample tool on this site.

If you have no access to a computer or the Internet, there is a simple trick to do it manually.
  • Maintain a list of all the results written in numerical order from lowest to highest. Likewise, the lotto numbers from each jackpot should also be arranged from lowest to highest. 
  • Pick any two consecutive jackpot numbers. Between these two, compose your lotto combination. Your numbers should be somewhere between these two jackpot numbers. 
  • To illustrate, say the two consecutive jackpot numbers are: 1-7-12-24-35-36 and 3-4-15-26-37-48. A possible combination between the two is 2-8-14-25-36-47, which is greater than the first combination but less than the second. 
Terms & Definitions

Jackpot numbers. These are the 6 lotto numbers which are the result of a lotto draw, aka lotto result, winning numbers.

9/05/2012

Grand Lotto 6/55 What Are Currently Hot Or Cold

As of the last draw (3 Sept 12), below are the positions of each lotto 6/55 number.

PositionLotto NumbersTotal #sRemarks
(Gray) Currently hibernating91Not winning for the last 27 draws
(Blue) Winter4, 12, 14, 21, 32, 51, 557Cold numbers not winning for the last 15 draws
(Brown) Autumn7, 10, 11, 16, 18, 19, 20, 23, 26, 33, 34, 38, 40, 43, 44, 4716Numbers turning cold; have not won for the last 9 draws
(Yellow) Spring5, 25, 29, 48, 505Neither hot nor cold; last won during the 7th to 9th draw (counting backwards)
(Orange) Summer (singles)1, 2, 13, 15, 17, 27, 28, 30, 31, 37, 41, 42, 45, 46, 49, 52, 53, 5418Hot numbers that have won once during the last 6 draws
(Red) Summer (multiples)3, 6, 8, 22, 24, 35, 36, 398Hot numbers that have won more than once during the last 6 draws.

Without giving detailed stats, let me explain what the numbers reveal. There are 31 lotto numbers in the hot zone (summer and spring). There are 24 lotto numbers in the cold zone (autumn and winter). If there are 24 red balls and 31 blue balls in one basket, what is the probability that you will pick red balls versus blue balls? Without using calculation, you can get the answer. If there are 40 balls in the basket, there is a chance that you can pick more red balls than blue balls. The larger the number (or population), the chances are greater.

Let's expand the colors. I labeled the seasons with different colors. Imagine that these are the colors of the balls in the basket. There are 18 orange balls and 16 brown balls. What are the chances that you will pick brown or orange balls? Most likely, you will pick 2 brown balls, 2 orange balls, 1 blue ball, and 1 red ball. Perhaps, that gives you an idea where the winning numbers may come from.

 (Update 9.6.12. To check if statistics serves us right, here's the result of the 5 Sept 12 draw: 16-20-28-08-27-51.)

In every rule, there is an exception

Is there a chance that you can pick more red balls than orange balls considering that there are more orange balls than red? Yes, in lotto randomness, everything is a possibility though not everything is highly probable. There is always an exception to the rule. That is the reason why at times the combination of the jackpot numbers are considered extraordinary, which means, the way the numbers were combined are outside the norm or standard factors.

Let's say, statistics say that 1 to 3 of the jackpot numbers usually come from the last 6 draws. That's the standard. The exception to the rule is that 4 to 6 numbers is also a possibility though it's rare. It is also possible that the jackpot numbers can all come from the cold zones. But that is rare as well.

So, if you want to take greater risks, it is good to think out of the box from time to time.

Grand Lotto 6/55 Defining What's Hot And Cold

There's no absolute rule that determines what's hot or cold from a lottery. It's up to you to set your own rules.

Based on my observations, hot and cold numbers are not permanent. What's hot today may be cold after 9 draws. The all-time hot numbers, i.e. most frequently winning numbers of all time, do not usually win together. For example, the all-time hot numbers 26, 40, 55, 29, 34 and 18 have not made it to the jackpot; not even the 2nd prize. They have won 4 numbers twice though, and 3 numbers nine times. The reason for that is that, perhaps, these numbers do not belong to the same set of balls. Nevertheless, it's a good combination and winning the jackpot is not impossible. It's just a matter of timing – i.e. when all statistical factors are favorable.

Four Seasons: Defining the hot and cold zones

Here's how I categorized the last 21 lotto draws. I used the 4 seasons: summer, spring, autumn, and winter to define the hot and cold zones and those in between. The summer period refers to most recent draws while the winter refers to the earlier draws.
  • Summer. The hot season. This is the zone or period where you find the hot numbers. It refers to the last 6 draws. 
  • Spring. The numbers here are neither hot nor cold but they spring up to win from time to time. It refers to the next 3 draws prior to the last 6 draws. All in all, the summer period plus the spring period equals (the last) 9 draws. 
  • Autumn. This is the season when numbers turn cold. Count the next 6 draws earlier than the last nine draws, that's your autumn. 
  • Winter. This is the season when numbers turn colder and tend to hibernate. Prior to the autumn period, count another 6 draws and that's your winter. All in all, the full season covers the last 21 draws. 
Why 21 draws? The 21-draw period refers to the common time or period a cold number reaches its peak. When a cold number reaches its peak, it wins again. On record, the number 27 had turned cold and hibernated for a period of 67 draws. A hibernation period of greater than 21 draws is possible but rarely happens. A hibernation period covering 21 draws is what I consider the threshold. If a number has not won within this period, most likely it hibernates for a longer period. On the contrary, the numbers that stay in this period may win over and over again.

Some statistical tips

  • There's a 98% chance that 1 to 5 of the jackpot numbers may come from the summer season. 
  • There's a 97% chance that zero to 2 of the jackpot numbers may come from the spring season. 
  • There's a 98% chance that zero to 3 of the jackpot numbers may come from the autumn season. 
  • There's a 99% chance that zero to 2 of the jackpot numbers may come from the winter season. 
To interpret the data above, take for example the winter season. There's a 99% chance that zero to 2 of the jackpot numbers may come from the winter season. That means that there's only 1% chance that 3 numbers or more may come from it. In other words, 3 cold* numbers do not usually win all at the same time from this season. Either only 1 cold number, 2 at most, (from the winter season) or none at all. (*A cold number from the winter season is a number that has not won for more than 15 draws. This may tend to hibernate after 21 draws of not winning.)

In A Nutshell

To define the hot and cold seasons of a recent lotto period, get the last 21 draws. Beginning from the latest one, divide the draws into 4 periods as follows: 6, 3, 6, 6 where each period covers 6 draws except for the 2nd period, which covers only 3 draws. I name the 4 periods in this order: summer, spring, autumn, winter.

What's the significance of this? You can establish high probability factors that may affect a winning number. For example, how many cold numbers should I play or how many hot numbers. What about the numbers that are neither hot nor cold? How many of them should I play?

In the future, I will tell you the exact statistics that determines how many winning numbers may come from each season.

8/18/2012

Grand Lotto 6/55 When Do Leapers Leap?

A lotto number may take some time to win again. If that is the case, the number leaps at least 2 draws before it wins again. In contrast, a skipper skips only 1 draw whereas a leaper leaps 2 or more draws.

My previous post states that a repeater occurs at 52% probability. At 49%, a skipper occurs. In all other cases, a leaper occurs around 31%. If you notice, adding up the percentages exceeds 100%. The reason for that is that a repeat, a skip, and a leap can occur all at the same time from one lotto drawing.

Frequency of lotto numbers winning again after 2 draws
LeapersFreq%Ratio
356100%
019154%2
113438%3
2308%12
310%356

The table above reveals that a 2-draw leap occurs at 46% or a ratio of once every 2 draws. A 2-draw leap means that a lotto number may win again after 2 draws. Two leapers from one draw is rare (8%); while 3 leapers from one draw is nearly impossible. The chance that a number may not win again after 2 draws is 54%.

The next table reveals the probability of a winning lotto number emerging from the last 4th draw or a number winning again after 3 draws. At 35%, yes, it is possible. However, it is more often that it doesn't emerge from there (65%).

Frequency of lotto numbers winning again after 3 draws
LeapersFreq%Ratio
355100%
022965%2
110229%3
2236%15
310%355

Likewise, the probability a number from the last 5th draw to win again is 38% (a number winning again after 4 draws). However, more often than that, at 62%, it can come from other previous results.

Frequency of lotto numbers winning again after 4 draws
LeapersFreq%Ratio
354100%
021962%2
111934%3
2154%24
310%354

Let's look at another set of data. This time, a 5-draw leap, which occurs at 31%. A number from the last 6th draw can win again after 5 draws.

Frequency of lotto numbers winning again after 5 draws
LeapersFreq%Ratio
353100%
024569%1
19828%4
293%39
310%353

Based on all the data above, it is more often that only 1 number comes from a previous draw result. Very seldom that the jackpot takes 2 numbers from the same draw. Also notice that the non-occurrence of a leap occurs more than its occurrence. The reason for that is that the jackpot numbers do not come only from the 3rd to 6th previous draw. It can also emerge from the last 1st draw (repeater), last 2nd draw (skipper), and beyond the 6th draw.

In a nutshell

So far, we covered only the possibility of jackpot numbers coming from the last 6 draws – repeats (from the last draw), skips (from the 2nd last draw), and leaps (from the 3rd to 6th last draws). It is also possible that numbers from much earlier draws can win again.

Only one number usually emerges from any previous draw result. The occurrence of a repeat is as often as its non-occurrence. Likewise, the occurrence of a skip is as often as its non-occurrence. In the case of a leap (2 to 5 leaps), its non-occurrence is more often than its occurrence. That means that a leap is not concentrated only from the last 6 draws.

8/10/2012

Grand Lotto 6/55 Frequency Of Skippers

If a repeater is a number that wins again on the next draw, a skipper does not; but instead, wins again after the next draw. There is one draw apart.

The table below shows how frequent a number skips and how many numbers usually skip.

Frequency of Skippers
SkippersFreq% Recur
352100%
018051%2
113338%3
2329%11
372%50
400%0


How often does a skip occur? A skip occurs every, but not exactly, 3 draws. Based on 352 draw results, 49% of those has skippers. On the other hand, as frequent as a number skips, jackpot numbers do not contain any skipper (51%).

How many numbers usually skip? At most, 38% of all the jackpot numbers contain 1 skipper. There were only a few times (9%) that the winning results contain 2 skippers or 3 skippers (2%).

When do skippers usually recur? If today the jackpot has a skipper, the next draw contains again another skipper (see first item below with 0-85). Half that probability, a skipper may not recur until after 1 to 3 draws.

Skips Recurrence
Draws Freq
172
085
140
221
315
45
54
61
71
80

A view from another angle

The idea of repeats and skips may sound confusing, and, perhaps, unnecessary. To give you a clearer understanding, let me illustrate.

Let's just say that every day, there is a lotto drawing and you want to find out where the winning numbers may come from. Will one of the winning numbers come from yesterday's draw or a day before that? If from yesterday's draw, a number is repeated. If from the day before that, a number is not repeated, instead, it skips one draw. It's also possible that both a repeater and a skipper exist at the same time. It is also possible that neither can exist.

The illustration that follows uses example lotto numbers. The ones shaded blue are repeaters. Those in red are skippers. The #2 and #8 skip a draw before they win again. The one in yellow is a leaper – it skips 2 (or more) draws before it wins again. Wouldn't it be great if you would have an idea where the next winning number can come from, whether from yesterday or 5 days before that?

Repeats And Skips Illustrated
Draw DateL#1 L#2L#3L#4L#5L#6
Today123456
Yesterday17891011
The other day2712131415
Earlier days3812161718


To repeat or to skip – that is the question. The table that follows groups the repeaters and skippers to illustrate if it is possible that a jackpot result may contain both a repeater and a skipper. Values 11 to 23 mean that there exist both a repeater and a skipper. Values 10 to 30 mean that there exist only repeaters. Values 01 to 03 mean that there exist only skippers. Zero-zero means that neither a repeater or skipper exists. Notice the percentages. They are almost close to each other; not much deviation. That means that there are 4 possible options that are almost equally probable.

Frequency of Repeats and Skips Combined
DrawsFreq Subtotal% Remarks
350 350 100%
00949427%No repeats, no skips
1154
1216
131
2121
223
232 9728%Combination of repeats and skips
1069
2011
304 8424%Only repeats, no skips
0158
0213
034 7521%Only skips, no repeats

Applying repeats and skips to combine numbers

When combining numbers, you can observe these rules based on the factors we just established in relation to repeaters and skippers. To keep it simple, let's assume that there is a lotto 6/55 draw every day.

Option 1
  • Repeat 1 number from yesterday's draw (1 repeater).
  • Repeat 1 number from the draw just before yesterday (1 skipper).
  • Get the other 4 numbers from any time 2 days ago or earlier (4 leapers).
Option 2
  • Repeat 1 number from yesterday's draw (1 repeater).
  • Get the other 5 numbers from any time 2 days ago or earlier (5 leapers).
Option 3
  • Repeat 1 number from the draw just before yesterday (1 skipper).
  • Get the other 5 numbers from any time 2 days ago or earlier (5 leapers).
Option 4
  • Get 6 numbers from any time 2 days ago or earlier (6 leapers, no repeater, no skipper).

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8/04/2012

Grand Lotto 6/55 Winning Frequency Of Seed Numbers

First, what is a seed number? Seed numbers refer to numbers 1 through 9. Every number has a seed number. For example, the seed number of 11 is 2. The seed number of 17 is 8. The seed number of 30 is 3. The seed number of 68 is 5. To figure out the seed number of a natural number, simply add its digits. For example, 1 + 1 = 2, the seed number of 11. Another example is 2 + 0 = 2, which is also the seed number of 20. The seed number of 68 is 5, arrived at by adding 6 + 8 = 14, then further reduce it to 1 + 4 = 5.

Remember our medians and quantiles? For medians, we group the lotto numbers into two parts: odd and even numbers. We also group them and separate the low numbers from the high numbers. In quantiles, we divided the lotto numbers equally into 5 groups namely: 1 – 11, 12 – 22, 23 – 33, 34 – 44, and 45 – 55. For each grouping that we did, we discovered something meaningful to increase our odds of winning the lotto 6/55.

Here's another quantile – grouping the numbers 1 to 55 according to its seed number.

Lotto Numbers 1 - 55 Grouped According To Seed Numbers
123456789
123456789
101112131415161718
192021222324252627
282930313233343536
373839404142434445
464748495051525354
55

Now, take a look at the data below. Notice that the frequency of winning of each seed number does not significantly deviate from the rest, except between the highest and the lowest values. It appears that any seed number is as good as any other. The occurrence of multiples, however, tells us something more significant – singles occur more than doubles. However, if you're going to add up all the double occurrences, this sums up to 351, which means that nearly every draw, a double emerges. The problem is that we can not exactly pinpoint which seed number will double.

Winning Frequency of Seed Numbers
Seed#Freq%1x2x3x4x
351532
1 271 77% 139 54 7 1
2 221 62% 140 34 5 0
3 240 68% 145 43 4 0
4 242 68% 144 40 6 1
5 197 56% 118 26 9 0
6 231 65% 149 32 6 0
7 238 67% 136 45 4 0
8 240 68% 147 36 7 0
9 244 69% 147 41 5 0

Eliminating the lower probability

Let's explore further the occurrence of multiple seed numbers. Yes, it is possible for two jackpot numbers to emerge from the same seed number. For example, from the jackpot numbers 4 – 5 – 25 – 26 – 38 – 53, the seed number 8 occurs twice (26 and 53). But how often does this occur? Examine the next table of data.

Occurrence of Multiple Seed Numbers
MultiplesFreq%
Singles (non-multiple) 54 15%
Doubles 189 53%
Triples 52 15%
Double-doubles 73 21%
Triple-doubles 5 1%
Quadruples 1 0%
Mix * 20 6%

There are only 54 instances (15%) when all the jackpot numbers emerge from different seed numbers, for example, 123456, wherein no two seed numbers are the same (non-multiple, singles). A high probability is that 300 out of 354 draws, the jackpot numbers contain multiple seed numbers. The most common are doubles (53%) wherein 2 numbers have the same seed numbers, for example, 123455. Rare instances, other than the singles, are double-doubles (for example, 122355) and triples (for example, 122235).

* A mix occurs when the jackpot numbers contain doubles and triples. Note. The total percentage exceeds 100% because of the occurrence of mix multiples.

Combining lotto numbers

Therefore, when combining numbers, make sure that there exist 2 lotto numbers that belong to the same seed number – a mix of singles and one double. From time to time, you may opt for all singles (no multiples), triples, or double-doubles.

1 Thing Leads 2 Another

8/02/2012

Grand Lotto 6/55 Line Groups Probability

Is it possible that jackpot numbers come from a specific number group?

In Statistics, there is a term called quantiles, wherein the data are divided equally into, not just two equal parts (called median), or 4 equal parts (called quartiles); but, also 5, 6, 10, or even 100 parts. If we apply the same idea to lotto, can we see something good? Let's find out.

I grouped the lotto 6/55 numbers into 5 equal parts as follows: (1 to 11), (12 to 22), (23 to 33), (34 to 44), and (45 to 55). What I want to find out is that if there are instances when the jackpot numbers come from only one group; if not, what are the groups where the jackpot numbers usually emerge from? The data below reveals the answer.
Line Groups
1 - 11
12 - 22
23 - 33
34 - 44
45 - 55
410
399
419
409
427

Based on the preceding data, the jackpot numbers are fairly distributed among the 5 groups. That means that the winning number can come from any group.

On another angle, let's look at the table below. This is something more interesting.
Line Groups
Number of groups
Frequency
%
1
0
0%
2
11
3%
3
95
28%
4
180
52%
5
58
17%
Total
344
100%

What follows are what the data reveals

  • Jackpot numbers do not emerge from only one group. 
  • Jackpot numbers come from 4 groups most of the time. 
  • In rare instances, jackpot numbers can emerge from 3 groups or 5 groups. 
  • Very seldom, that jackpot numbers emerge from 2 groups only. 
Therefore, when you combine your numbers, they should come from 4 groups. In rare instances, you may consider 3 or 5 groups; but, never from 1 or 2 groups only.

The information just revealed eliminated more lotto combinations that have low probability chances.

1 Thing Leads 2 Another

7/25/2012

Grand Lotto 6/55 Low Vs High Numbers

Is there a possibility that the jackpot numbers are all between 1 and 28; or 29 and 55?

There are only 4 occurrences where all jackpot numbers are between 1 and 28 (low numbers); and 4 occurrences where all are between 29 and 55 (high numbers). The rest of the results are a mix of low and high numbers.

The low numbers are simply the lower half of 1 to 55; and the high numbers are the upper half. In Statistics, dividing the data into two parts is called median. The low versus high numbers follows that technique where the low numbers are 1 to 28, while the high numbers are 29 - 55.

The common mix of low and high numbers

Statistically, a mix of 3 low and 3 high numbers are the common mix. These comprise 32% of the total draws (348 draws in this study). A mix of 2:4 or 4:2 low:high numbers comprise 46%. All together, these comprise 78% of the total draws. On average, the 3:3, 2:4, and 4:2 mix occur every 1.28 draws.

Following is the complete stats for low and high numbers mix. (Index means that the instance occurs, on average, every x-number of draws.)

Low:High RatioFreq%Index
3:311232% 3
4:2 8625% 4
2:4 7421% 5
5:1 33 9%11
1:5 3510%10
0:6 4 1%87
6:0 4 1%87
Total348100%


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7/23/2012

Grand Lotto 6/55 Sum Of Jackpot Numbers

Not all Lotto 6/55 combinations are probable. One way to eliminate the combinations with lower probability is to get the sum of the jackpot numbers, then set the lower and upper limits. To set these limits, eliminate the sums with lower frequency, then get the range of sums that most frequently occur. You can eliminate the lower 10% and concentrate only with the higher 90%.

To get the sum of the jackpot numbers, simply add the 6 lotto numbers. For example, 48 + 19 + 46 + 27 + 20 + 40 = 200; 200 is the sum of the jackpot numbers.

Gathered 348 jackpot numbers from the Grand Lotto 6/55 drawings, the smallest sum is 72, which is the sum of 5 + 7 + 10 + 12 + 18 + 20. The highest sum is 287, which is the sum of 39 + 41 + 49 + 51 + 52 + 55. Average sum is 170. Most frequently used is 153, occurring 8 times, which is not that significant.

To capture a more significant set of sums, establish a certain range. For example, sums that are less than 104 comprise 5% of the drawings. Sums greater than 239 also comprise 5% of the drawings. Therefore, sums from 104 to 239 comprise 90% of the total draws. If you opt for a 50% range, these are the sums of 144 - 196.

What follows is the summary of the calculations, eliminating the lower and higher values that occur the least frequently. Concentrating on the 90% already gives a fair chance.

Range of SumCountPercent
Less than 104165%
104 to 23931690%
Greater than 239165%

1 Thing Leads 2 Another

7/20/2012

Grand Lotto 6/55 Establishing The Lower And Upper Limits

There are 28,989,675 possible combinations for Lotto 6/55 ranging from 1-2-3-4-5-6 to 50-51-52-53-54-55 inclusive. Your odds of winning is 1:28 million. Nevertheless, even if each combination has a 1-is-to-28-million chance or odds of winning, not every combination is likely probable. Some lotto combinations are unlikely.

Arranged numerically and ranked according to winning frequency of each number, statistical data will show that not all combinations are probable. Examine the data from the previous post. The winning frequency of each number was broken down to 6 positions depending on its numerical order. Notice that not all numbers frequently win for every position. (Data with zero values means zero winning frequency.)

Establishing the Lower and Upper Limits

By establishing the lower and upper limits, you eliminate the lower probability. You set your own rules in setting the limits. You may opt to include only the favorable 90% or 80% or even 88%. It's all up to you. In the example below, the limits or bounds were established by eliminating the frequency values that are less than 2% of the total drawings.

Lower limits 01 04 12 24 30 39
Upper limits 16 26 38 46 53 55

Based on the limits above, your lotto combinations should be within the limits or set range of lotto numbers. Any combination beyond the limits have lower probability. All lotto combinations lower than 1-4-12-20-30-39 are unlikely – possible but not highly probable at this time based on the data studied. Likewise, all lotto combinations higher or greater than 16-26-38-46-53-55 are also unlikely at this point.

1 Thing Leads 2 Another

7/19/2012

Grand Lotto 6/55 Winning Frequency Explored

Now that you know which Lotto 6/55 numbers frequently win, how do you combine them? Which 6 numbers should you combine? Is it possible to win with 1-2-3-4-5-6 or 50-51-52-53-54-55? Technically, yes. These are possible combinations. Statistically, maybe not.

Jackpot umbers are drawn in no particular order. However, arranging the numbers numerically in ascending order, that is, from lowest to highest value, statistics gives us a different picture. Take a look at the data below.

Winning frequency based on numerical order

Lotto #
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
Total Freq
%
1
33
0
0
0
0
0
33
10%
2
33
5
0
0
0
0
38
11%
3
26
5
1
0
0
0
32
9%
4
25
12
1
0
0
0
38
11%
5
27
12
1
0
0
0
40
12%
6
27
13
2
1
0
0
43
12%
7
24
17
3
0
0
0
44
13%
8
15
15
3
0
0
0
33
10%
9
21
15
6
1
0
0
43
12%
10
15
16
8
0
0
0
39
11%
11
11
12
5
0
0
0
28
8%
12
15
17
10
3
0
0
45
13%
13
14
14
7
1
1
0
37
11%
14
9
10
6
1
0
0
26
8%
15
3
12
11
5
1
0
32
9%
16
9
10
6
4
1
0
30
9%
17
5
17
13
6
0
0
41
12%
18
3
19
14
6
4
0
46
13%
19
5
13
12
6
0
0
36
10%
20
7
7
13
9
1
1
38
11%
21
1
13
11
6
0
0
31
9%
22
2
15
14
5
3
0
39
11%
23
4
8
14
3
1
0
30
9%
24
1
10
16
8
5
0
40
12%
25
0
7
14
12
6
0
39
11%
26
5
10
17
22
4
1
59
17%
27
0
2
10
10
4
0
26
8%
28
1
2
16
14
6
2
41
12%
29
1
4
16
19
5
2
47
14%
30
0
5
10
17
9
0
41
12%
31
0
5
7
19
8
2
41
12%
32
0
2
6
8
9
1
26
8%
33
1
2
6
15
5
2
31
9%
34
1
5
6
12
17
3
44
13%
35
0
2
5
15
12
5
39
11%
36
0
2
6
8
16
4
36
10%
37
0
2
11
4
10
5
32
9%
38
0
0
8
8
12
4
32
9%
39
1
1
5
13
15
10
45
13%
40
0
4
1
9
23
10
47
14%
41
0
1
6
11
10
6
34
10%
42
0
0
4
10
19
4
37
11%
43
0
1
4
7
15
7
34
10%
44
0
0
2
8
11
8
29
8%
45
0
1
3
9
14
17
44
13%
46
0
0
3
8
17
7
35
10%
47
0
0
1
3
10
20
34
10%
48
0
0
0
4
11
24
39
11%
49
0
0
1
4
7
20
32
9%
50
0
0
0
4
10
22
36
10%
51
0
0
0
6
16
19
41
12%
52
0
0
0
1
12
27
40
12%
53
0
0
0
0
10
26
36
10%
54
0
0
0
0
5
37
42
12%
55
0
0
0
0
0
49
49
14%
Total
345
345
345
345
345
345
2070

Lotto # 1, being the lowest number, is always in the first position; lotto # 55, being the highest, is always in the last position. All numbers in between can play for the 1st through the 6th position. However, not all of them can ideally be in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, or 6th position. What are these numbers and where can they ideally be positioned?

Take a look at #49. It is ideal only in the last position. Though it can play for the 5th position, the probability though is low. That means, where X is any number, X-X-X-X-X-49 is better than X-X-X-X-49-X.

Examine #12. It is ideal for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd positions but not for the 4th, 5th, and 6th positions. That means 12-X-X-X-X-X, X-12-X-X-X-X, and X-X-12-X-X-X are ideals but X-X-X-X-X-12 is not. As an example, 9-12-26-35-43-55 is a better combination than 1-3-8-9-10-12, statistically speaking.

Having considered the ideal numerical positions of the lotto numbers, you can see that statistics sets some limits as to how lotto numbers should be combined. The lotto numbers above with zero frequency or occurrence already tells you that playing these numbers in such order is not a good idea.

You can set your own rules as to which numbers you wish to eliminate to set your limits. For example, using the data above, all values 0-9 are all greyed out because of a low probability chance. You may opt to exclude as well those with 10-15 frequency values. You can also use the 90% or 80% rule wherein you concentrate only in the upper 90% or 80%; thus, eliminating the lower 10% or 20% probability.

Now that you know these data, you can now zero in on the most likely jackpot numbers.

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