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If lottery drawings are random events, then any combination of numbers you play in a lottery game should have the same probability of winning, right?

Not exactly.  Lottery drawings are random events. However, after every drawing a non-random event occurs, which is, all numbers selected are rearranged in ascending order (lowest to highest). Changing the order of the winning numbers also changes the probability of certain numbers appearing as the first, second, third, (etc.) number in a winning number combination.

Probability

A coin toss is a random event with three possible outcomes, heads, tails, or edge. Prior to flipping the coin all three possible outcomes have the same probability of occurring.

We could have the coin analyzed to determine if it is weighted in such a way as to favor one side or the other. We could also just start flipping the coin to see what happens most frequently. If after 100 flips the results were, heads=80, tails=20, and edge=0, we can assume that the probability of heads winning in future flips is 80%, tails 20%, and edge 0%.

The same process can be used to determine probability of numbers and patterns occurring in a lottery game. That is, after hundreds of drawings have taken place, through analysis we can identify the numbers and patterns that appear most frequently (those with the greatest probability of winning). Using this information we can make the best choices about the numbers we choose to play in the game.

Number Frequency

As winning numbers are rearranged in ascending order, we know that the first number in a winning number combination will always be the lowest number selected regardless of the order in which it was selected. We also know that the second number will be the next highest number selected, and so on.

Imagine then, five empty containers sitting in a row that will each receive one of five winning numbers selected in a lottery game drawing (after they have been arranged in ascending order). We know that the first container will always receive the lowest number selected. Therefore, after hundreds of drawings have taken place, we can analyze the contents of the first container to determine which numbers appear in the container most frequently. The same analysis is repeated for each of the remaining four containers.

After all of the five containers have been analyzed, we will have data that will show with reasonable accuracy the range of numbers with the greatest probability of appearing in container one, container two, and so on.

Number Patterns

The following are examples of number patterns that may appear in winning number combinations:

  • Odd and even number patterns
  • High and low number patterns
  • Consecutive number patterns
  • Common number patterns
  • Number group patterns

To determine the best number patterns to play in a lottery game, we use analysis to identify each of the number patterns that have appeared most frequently in past winning number combinations.

We offer two products designed to help you select the best quality (most probable) number combinations to play in your lottery game.

Winning Number Analysis is designed to be used as a reference and guide when selecting lottery numbers. The analysis results show the numbers and number patterns most frequently selected in a lottery game (numbers to play) and those that rarely or never occur (numbers to avoid).

Best Bets - with Best Bets we show you the numbers and patterns to play in your lottery game (based on the results from analysis). We also provide a list of number combinations generated using our recommended number ranges and patterns. Selecting quality numbers to play in your lottery game has never been easier!

Play Smart - Play to Win

Hopefully we have shown that there is more to picking lottery numbers than just randomly selecting numbers to play, or relying completely on computer generated quick picks. If you play higher-probability numbers and patterns, we believe you can improve your odds of winning.