The following are the terms used on this blog and on the lotto tools that you can download on the download site.

Lotto
sytem 6. A lotto system wherein 6 numbers are
drawn. For example, lotto 6/42, 6/45, 6/49, and 6/55.

Jackpot
numbers. All the lotto numbers drawn to win the jackpot prize;
all of the winning numbers. For example, for lotto systems 6, a
player should match all the the 6 lotto numbers drawn in order to win
the jackpot prize.

Lotto
results. The results of a lotto drawing. The numbers that are
drawn out from a lotto draw or drawing. The jackpot numbers or
winning numbers. Also called the draw results or results of the
drawing.

Odds
of winning. The chance of winning. Also the probability of
winning.

Hit.
A hit is a match. You hit a number if one of your numbers matched any
of the jackpot numbers.

Hit
interval. The recurrence of a hit for every “x” number of
draws.

Frequency.
The number of times a certain number or event occurs. For example,
the frequency of a lotto number to be drawn repeatedly.

Combo-5.
Any combination comprising 5 numbers taken or extracted from a
jackpot number or any 6-number combination. Any 5-number combination.
A set of 5 numbers.

Combo-4.
Any combination comprising 4 numbers taken or extracted from a
jackpot number or any 6-number combination. Any 4-number combination.
A set of 4 numbers.

3-somes.
Any combination of 3 numbers that usually are drawn together. Sticky
threes.

Hot
pair. Any combination of 2 numbers that usually stick
together.

Clusters.
A group of lotto numbers that usually stick together and so are
presumed that these numbers belong to a particular set of lotto
balls.

Seed
numbers. These are numbers 1 to 9. Every number has a seed
number. If a number has 2 or more digits, the digits are added until
reduced to its seed number. For example, the seed number of 48 is 3
reduced as follows: 4 + 8 = 12; 1 + 2 = 3.

Hot
numbers. These are numbers that are frequently recurring in a
given period. Numbers that frequently win or drawn.

Cold
numbers. These are numbers that are not being drawn for a
longer period.

Sum.
The sum of the 6 lotto numbers when all added up.

Lower
limit. The lowest possible number within a ±90%
range or scope of higher probability. In some cases, the percentage
may vary.

Higher
limit. The highest possible number within a ±90%
range or scope of higher probability. In some cases, the percentage
of range may vary.

Odd-Even
ratio. The ratio of odd lotto numbers to even numbers in a
6-number combination.

Distance.
The calculated difference between two adjacent lotto numbers assuming
a numerical order of the lotto numbers.

Sum
of distance. The calculated distances of the numbers in a
lotto combination all added up.

PNN.
Probable next number. The lotto number that may probably follow
another number assuming the numbers are arranged numerically. For
example, if the first lotto number is 8, what higher number can be
probably next?

Number
groups. A variety of ways to group the system lotto numbers.
For example, line groups and seed number groups. The purpose of
number groups is to determine how the lotto numbers evenly or
unevenly distributed to the groups.

Line
group. Arranged in numerical order, all the lotto numbers
divided and grouped equally. For example, for lotto 6/55, the numbers
1 to 55 are divided into 5 groups wherein each group consists of 11
numbers.

Seed
number group. A group of numbers based on their seed number.

Trend.
A lotto number or a group of lotto numbers that show a certain
pattern or behavior. For example, numbers that tend to rise or turn
cold, or numbers that tend to cluster.

Repeater.
A number drawn from two or more consecutive draws. A number drawn
again from the last draw. A repeating number.

Number
pattern. Two numbers or more that show a certain or unique
relation or common characteristic. For examples, 12-21, 6-9, 11-22,
1-3-31, 19-29.

Inverse
pattern. A pattern in which one number is the reverse of the
other in position or order of digits. Also called a mirror pattern.
For example, 24-42.

Doubles.
Two numbers wherein each number has the same digits. For example,
11-22.

Sequential
numbers. Two numbers in which one number is the number right
before or after the other as far as counting numbers are concerned.
For example, 25-26.

Math
numbers. A group of numbers that resemble an equation or
formula. For example, 3, 4, 7 (3 + 4 = 7) or 5, 6, 30 (5 x 6 = 30) or
7, 10, 17 (7 + 10 = 17).

Population.
It refers to all the results of lotto draws.

Sample
size. In principle, it refers to a portion of the population.
However, if the population can all be accounted for, as in the case
of the lotto draws covered here, the sample size covers the whole
population.

Margin
of error. In statistics, it measures the reliability of the
probability findings.