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%

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