### Grand Lotto 6/55 Winning Frequency Of Seed Numbers

First, what is a seed number? Seed numbers refer to numbers 1 through 9. Every number has a seed number. For example, the seed number of 11 is 2. The seed number of 17 is 8. The seed number of 30 is 3. The seed number of 68 is 5. To figure out the seed number of a natural number, simply add its digits. For example, 1 + 1 = 2, the seed number of 11. Another example is 2 + 0 = 2, which is also the seed number of 20. The seed number of 68 is 5, arrived at by adding 6 + 8 = 14, then further reduce it to 1 + 4 = 5.

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.

Lotto Numbers 1 - 55 Grouped According To Seed Numbers
123456789
123456789
101112131415161718
192021222324252627
282930313233343536
373839404142434445
464748495051525354
55

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.

Winning Frequency of Seed Numbers
Seed#Freq%1x2x3x4x
351532
1 271 77% 139 54 7 1
2 221 62% 140 34 5 0
3 240 68% 145 43 4 0
4 242 68% 144 40 6 1
5 197 56% 118 26 9 0
6 231 65% 149 32 6 0
7 238 67% 136 45 4 0
8 240 68% 147 36 7 0
9 244 69% 147 41 5 0

#### Eliminating the lower probability

Let'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.

Occurrence of Multiple Seed Numbers
MultiplesFreq%
Singles (non-multiple) 54 15%
Doubles 189 53%
Triples 52 15%
Double-doubles 73 21%
Triple-doubles 5 1%