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.

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.

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.

#### 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.

*(*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.