We already know that jackpot numbers do not
win the second time. Once drawn, they are not drawn again. What if you played
only 5 out of the 6 jackpot numbers?

Based on

**1358**draw results,**13**of them had 5 numbers being drawn twice. That means 13 pairs (26 results) had exact 5 numbers matched. That's a ratio of**1 for every 103.46 results (1:103) or 0.96% probability**.
Therefore, with that low probability rate of less
than 1%, it appears that it is sound not to play lotto based on the previous
jackpot numbers for the reason that the chance that 5 numbers from any jackpot
numbers previously drawn to win again is very rare.

Is this valid to every 5-number combination that you
can form from a set of jackpot numbers? Let's look at the statistics.

Out of

Out of

**1358**jackpot numbers,**8148**five-number combinations can be formed. Twenty-six (**26)**of these 8148 combinations were exact duplicates. Therefore, out of 8135**unique**combinations, 13 combinations were repeated (winning twice). That is an occurence ratio of**1 for every 625 combinations (1 : 625) or 0.16% probability.**

The very first
occurrence of 5 numbers winning twice was on 1 July 2004

^{[ 1 ]}wherein 5 of these numbers matched that of 4 July 2002. The latest one occurred last 1 May 2012^{[ 2 ]}matching 5 numbers that of 2 April 2006. The shortest time of its occurrence was**728**days; while the longest one was**3882**days. Eliminating the lowest and highest numbers, it appears that the occurrence of only 5 jackpot numbers to win again range from after**1246 to 3473 days**. That means that it may take 1246 to 3473 days before a second-prize win (5 of 6 jackpot numbers) to recur the second time.Draw Date | Jackpot #s | Draw Date | Jackpot #s | Days Lapsed |

07/04/02 | 02-06-08-28-31-45 | ^{[
1 ]} 07/01/04 |
02-04-06-08-28-31 | 728 |

04/02/06 | 04-12-19-20-24-42 | ^{[
2 ]} 05/01/12 |
04-12-19-24-28-42 | 2221 |

03/11/01 | 06-20-24-26-28-46 | 10/27/11 | 06-20-26-28-46-49 | 3882 |