### Grand Lotto 6/55: The Irony of Trending Numbers

You may think that trending lotto numbers win over and over again. But, statistically, when numbers start to trend, they stop winning. That is the irony of trending numbers.

Cold numbers win less as much as trending numbers. For example, based on 78 Grand Lotto 6/55 results from random periods, out of 468 balls drawn, only 42 balls were trending numbers; 40 balls were cold numbers.

To cover a larger population, based on 778 draws from 2010 to 2015, the results are the same. Lotto numbers with trending values of 1, 2 or 3 are likely to win over other trending values of 4 or higher.

# What are trending numbers?

All numbers that have won from the last 6 draws are considered trending numbers.

• Numbers with trending values of 1 or 2 are considered potential trending numbers.
• Numbers with trending values of 3 or higher are considered solid trending numbers.
• Numbers that have not won from the last 6 draws are considered non-trending regardless of their trending values.

## How are trending values calculated?

Trending values are the number of times a lottery number has won during the last 21 draws. Why 21 draws? This is to establish the lower and higher values and the median. Based on statistics, a lotto number can rarely win more than 6 times during a shorter period such as from the last 6 draws. Mostly, a number can win only up to 3 times. So, in order to establish higher trending values, a period to be calculated from should cover at least 21 draws.

## So, which lotto numbers usually win?

From a given last 21 Grand Lotto 6/55 draws, the numbers that have won twice usually win by 26%. Following is the summary of the statistical data.
• Numbers that have won twice, 26% chance of winning again
• Numbers that have won once, 22% chance of winning again
• Numbers that have won thrice, 21% chance of winning again
• Numbers that have won 4 times, 13% chance of winning again
• Numbers that have won 5 times or more, 9% chance of winning again
• Numbers that have not been winning (cold numbers or zero win), 9% chance of winning.
Based on the data above, if you are going to pick the lotto numbers that have won 1 to 3 times, they may have a 69% chance of winning; provided, you have picked the right numbers -- there comes the challenge considering there are still many numbers to choose from among the numbers 1 - 55. The only benefit of these data is that you can eliminate the numbers that are unlikely to win.

The same result is achieved if you cover a larger period such as the one further above.

### Here's how you can determine, on your own, the trending values

1. List the winning results from the last 21 draws.
2. Starting from the most recent draw, count how many times each number has won.
3. Once done with your tallying, each number will have gathered trending values of 1, 2, 3 or higher. If a number received no value, this means that this number has not been winning for the last 21 draws.
4. Remember that all winning numbers from the last 6 draws are considered trending. Based on their trending values, it's now up to you which numbers you wish to play. Use the statistical tally above to guide you.
Tip. It's very rare that all winning numbers come from the last 6 draws.

### Trending lotto numbers labels

• Trending — Winning numbers from the last 6 draws with a trending value of 3 or higher.
• Potential trending — Winning numbers from the last 6 draws with a trending value of 1 or 2.
• Non-trending — All numbers that have not won from the last 6 draws.

Good luck!