Grand Lotto 6/55 Repeaters: How Often They Occur

In some instances, a jackpot number from the draw that just preceded wins again on the next draw. That number is called a repeater. A repeater is a number that wins consecutively.

How often does a repeat occur? Based on the data that follows, half the time, a number is not repeated (48%); and at almost equal time, it is repeated (52%).

Lotto 6/55 Frequency of Repeats
RepeatersFreq%Recur
353 100%
017048%2
114040%3
23710%10
341%88
421%177
500%0


How many numbers are often repeated? Most of the time, only one number is repeated (40%). At very rare times that 2, 3, or 4 numbers are all together repeated.

When does a repeat recur? Examine the next table of data. A repeat may recur after 1 to 7 draws; but often times just 1 draw after or immediately after (0). On the other hand, a no-repeat recurs after 1 to 8 draws; but most often within 2 draws or immediately after (0).

Lotto 6/55 Recurrence of Repeats vs No-repeats
RepeatsNo Repeats
DrawsFreqDrawsFreq
183170
095083
150140
213222
313314
4846
5252
6161
7171
8081


To repeat or not to repeat – that is the question. A number is repeated, on average, every 2 draws. Likewise, when it's not repeated, it also occurs every 2 draws. To capture both probabilities, you may play 2 tickets – one with a repeater; the other with no repeater.