|Posted: July 23, 2010, 8:38 pm - IP Logged|
There's a new statement on the top of Illinois Lottery tickets (all number games):
LITTLE LOTTO! JCKPOT WNNRS EVRYEHWERE! OVER 200 WNNRS PER YEAR. PLAY LIT LOTTO DAILY, WIN $100K OR MORE!
200 Jackpots a year is a frequency of a jackpot every 1.825 days.
Heres' results for 2009 and 2009 and up until yesterday this year:
These were the 2008 results:
2008 was a leap year. So in 366 days jackpots were paid out 146 times or every 2.506 days
365 drawings, 157 jackpots, a hit every 2.32 days.
For the first 203 days of 2010 there have been 90 jackpots, or a jackpot every 2.25 days.
So I guess the Illinois Lottery's stats are for the history of the game but all in all it is pretty consistent.
Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.
There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.