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.
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.
Eliminating the lower probabilityLet'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.
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 numbersTherefore, 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.
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