What's New

The latest Lotto 6/55 Statistics Tool now includes the odd-even analysis, distance between two numbers analysis, the sum of lotto numbers analysis, and what's-trending analysis. Make sure that you also download the lotto 6/55 database because the statistics get data from the database. The database contains updated results.

What's Hot And What's Cold

Here's a tool that automatically generates the hot and cold lotto 6/55 numbers. Simply update the accompanying Lotto 6/55 Database, which means that you have to enter the results of the lotto 6/55 draws manually if you want to update it every day; or use copy and paste (from a website like pcso.gov.ph if you're in the Philippines) if you want to update it on a periodic basis.

This Statistical tool calculates how many times each Lotto 6/55 number has won or been drawn previously. With that you can already determine which numbers are hot or cold or just the average. The top 12 and the above average frequencies are automatically highlighted. The bottom 5 are automatically grayed.

The calculated frequencies are also distributed according to ordered position, which means how many times did a number occurred if it was the lowest, highest, second to lowest, etc. among the jackpot numbers. To illustrate, assuming the jackpot numbers 5-17-22-28-35-55 and 8-22-30-33-49-53. The number 22 won twice. First, in the 3rd position or third lowest number; and second, in the second position as the second lower number. This statistical tool calculates the frequency for the number 22 both for the second and third positions.

Lower And Upper Limits

What is more important in this statistical calculator is that you will have an idea about the lower and upper bounds or limits of the numbers in a combination. If you notice in the database, the jackpot numbers are arranged from the lowest to the highest number. The purpose of that is to determine the lower and upper bounds of the numbers per position: first, second, up to sixth.

To illustrate, the numbers 1 to 13 have a higher probability if they were your lowest numbers in a combination. The numbers 5 to 13 can either be your lowest or second lower numbers but not as your third lower numbers. For example, 1-12-17-26-40-50 is an ideal combination; but 1-10-13-26-40-50 is not for the reason that 13 rarely comes out as the 3rd number.

5/21/2012

One Technique On How To Combine Lotto Numbers

Here's one strategy on how I combine lotto numbers. It's not perfect yet but, at least, it gives me an idea where the numbers may come from. The technique is to eliminate the numbers with lower probability so that what remain are fewer numbers to choose from.

For lotto 6/55, for example, we know that there are more than 28 million combinations. To choose what's perfect for a jackpot is worse than finding a needle in a haystack. Moreover, to pick 6 numbers out of 55 can lead you to a dead end. Due to the many possible choices that you can make, you simply can't make a choice.

To make your job easier, to zero in on the numbers that may likely win can be one good strategy; i.e. if you can isolate these numbers. To try how possible it is, I came up with this method. Like I said earlier, it's not perfect. However, if you look at a bigger picture, I consider approach promising. Here's how to do it.
1. Collect the jackpot numbers from the last 24 results. For each lotto number, count the number of times it occurred (frequency) and make a tally sheet of your findings.

2. Eliminate the cold numbers. Based on your tally, all lotto numbers with zero frequency are considered cold numbers. Cross them out. If no number has zero frequency, all numbers that occurred only once beyond the last 20 results are also cold numbers. Cold numbers tend to remain cold for a longer period.

3. Group and tally the numbers based on seed numbers (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9). To figure out the seed number of a 2-digit number, just add the two digits. For example, the seed number of 25 is 7 (2+5=7). So, for group 1, the numbers 1, 10, 19, 28, 37, 46, 55 belong to seed number 1. Group 2 consists of the lotto numbers 2, 11, 20, 29, 38, 47; and so forth and so on. Sum up the frequencies of each lotto number in each group so that for each group you will have the total frequencies.

Very rare that any 4 numbers belonging to one seed group make it to the jackpot. At most is 3 numbers but this is rare as well.

At this point, you can eliminate the group with the lowest total frequency.

4. Next is to group the lotto numbers according to frequency of occurrence. For example, you group together all numbers that occurred 7 times. In another group, you group all numbers that occurred 6 times; and so forth and so on. Once you're done tallying everything, you will notice that 3 or 4 groups contain more numbers than the other groups. Concentrate on these groups. Your numbers will be coming from these groups.

If there are only 3 numbers or less that belong to a particular group, you can eliminate these groups.

5. It's true that a number can be drawn repeatedly up to 2 consecutive draws, even up to 3 consecutive draws but that's very rare. If repeated, only one number is repeated. Two numbers being repeated is very rare. On the other hand, more often an occurrence is that a number is not repeated. The probability of a number not being repeated is higher than being at all repeated. Therefore, at this point, you can also cross out the numbers from the latest draw. In case, one of them is repeated, you still have a chance to win the 2nd prize.

6. Now it's time to combine your lotto numbers. When combining your lotto numbers, don't pick more than 3 numbers from one group alone.

There are other factors to consider when combining lotto numbers like odd-even ratio, sum of numbers, distance between two numbers, etc. Use the LG+ (available at the download site) so that your lotto combinations can consider these factors.
To give you an idea on how your lotto tally sheet should look like, below is a visual image. Data contained therein are based on Lotto 6/55 results from March 12 to May 7, 2012. The lotto numbers individually boxed in yellow-gold are the result of the May 9 lotto drawing.
• Horizontally, the lotto numbers are grouped according to frequency of occurrence.
• Vertically, the lotto numbers are grouped according to seed number. The seed numbers are arranged according to greater total frequency (see footer figures).
• Boxed in yellow border are the groups where lotto numbers concentrate more (also highlighted in pink under the Count column).
• The grayed numbers are those that were crossed out. These are the cold numbers and those that were recently drawn.
• The lotto numbers boxed individually in yellow-gold are the numbers that won on May 9, 2012.
To make things easier for you to tally and group the numbers, use the tool Lotto 6/nn Statistics or the Lotto Trends Calculator which you can download at the download site.

5/09/2012

Grand Lotto 6/55 Odd To Even Ratio

The odd to even ratio of 350 jackpot numbers studied for the game Grand Lotto 6/55 is fairly even. Based on 350 results, 1042 winning numbers were odd;  1058 of the winning numbers were even

Following is the summary of the odd-even ratio statistics. Notice that a lotto combination is generally a mix of 3 odd numbers and 3 even numbers, capturing 35% of the total draws. If you want to capture a higher rate, consider also the 2:4 and 4:2 odd-to-even ratios. Overall, you capture the 78% favorable ratios with a hit index of 1.3, which means recurring, on average, every 1.3 draws.

The 5:1 and 1:5 odd-even ratios are worth trying if you want to capture an even higher probability. You just have to consider the hit index of 10 to 11 draws. To be exact, the ratios 5:1 and 1:5 combined has the tendency to recur again after 1 to 3 draws; other than that, it takes 4 to 23 draws.

On the other hand, the ratios 2:4 and 4:2 combined, with a hit index of 2.3, are sure to recur within the next 5 draws; while the ratio 3:3 is sure to recur within the next 3 to 4 draws.

Odd
Even
Freq
%
Ave Hit Index
3
3
122
35%
3
2
4
77
22%
5
4
2
73
21%
5
5
1
36
10%
10
1
5
32
9%
11
0
6
7
2%
50
6
0
3
1%
117
Total

350
100%

Eliminating The Lower Probability

We already know that there are more than 28 million combinations that can be made from Lotto 6/55. But, based on statistics, not all of them are good winning combinations. Based on the data above, you can eliminate the 3% of the combinations. These are the all-odd (6 odd numbers) and all-even (6 even numbers) numbers. If you want to reduce more your choices of combinations, you can disregard both 1:5 and 5:1 odd-even combinations. With that you still have 78% probability chances. To simplify the way you combine numbers, you can opt to focus on 3:3, 2:4, 4:2 odd-even ratios.

How many combinations to play?

To ensure that you target the highly probable combinations, play 9 combinations as follows: three 3:3, two 2:4, two 4:2, and one each for 1: 5 and 5:1 odd-even ratios. If you are budget constrained, play 5 combinations where 2 combos are 3:3 odd-even and one each for 2:4, 4:2, and 5:1 or 1:5.

What's the ideal order of the odd and even numbers?

Perhaps you want to find out which number should be odd or even. The answer is any number in any order. Take a look at the data that follows.  Notice that the odd and even numbers are fairly distributed. That's less headache for you because you need not concern yourself about where should be odd or even.

1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
Total
Odd
171
172
166
175
182
176
1042
Even
179
178
184
175
168
174
1058

Compared to a previous study, the results of which follows, note that the ratio of odd to even has not changed significantly.

1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
Total
Odd
92
84
81
79
74
92
502
Even
76
84
87
89
94
76
506

What is your chance of winning Lotto 6/55?

There are 28,989,675 unique six-number combinations that you can form from numbers 1 to 55.  That means, the probability of one combination to win is 1 : 28,989,675. To secure your winning, you have to play all the possible combinations. That will cost you ₱579,793,500.00 if each bet costs ₱20 (substitute the amount in your local currency). You have to wait till the jackpot prize reaches more than ₱579M in order for you to profit. Moreover, if a card can play 6 combinations, you need 4,831,612 cards in order to play all the combinations. To play using the System 12, you need 31,374 System 12s.

Is there a way to increase the probability of winning lotto 6/55?

To increase your chances or odds of winning,
• Play more combinations, and;
• Eliminate the unlikely combinations.
Statistically speaking, playing multiple combinations everyday does not increase your odds of winning. Your odds of winning depend on the number of combinations you play, not on the number of days you play. Say, you play 10 combinations every day, your chances of winning remain constant each day which is 10:28 million. The probability of losing is much higher than winning. Therefore, it is not wise to spend so much money every day for lotto. It is much wiser to save your money until you have much to play more combinations.

There are a number of ways to eliminate unlikely combinations. There are posts here that can give you an idea on how to avoid the combinations with lower probability.