|Posted: April 7, 2011, 9:04 pm - IP Logged|
I'm about to be taking a break from posting on the forums for a while but I wanted to toss this out to give it an opportunity for some discussion if anyone's interested.
While individual numbers don't show a lot of variety in frequency of hits when taken across multiple lotteries and tens of thousands of draws, combinations are an entirely different matter. Unfortunately, from the top the frequency percentages of combinations is jam packed. But from the bottom the percentages take on an entirely different look. For instance, a 5, 34 combination stands an equally good chance based on histories, to hit with 44, or 32, or 52 or 12. 1.29%.
But over tens of thousands of draws a 31, 15 or 53 stands an almost 30% less likelihood of hitting with a 5, 34 combination than those mentioned above.
With a 5, 27, 34 combination the greatest likelihood for the next number is an 11, 12, 24 or 42. 1.41% for each.
But on the bottom end 28, 52, 20 and 31 range from 45% to 50% less chance of hitting with a 5, 27, 34 combination.
And so on. Easy enough to check for yourself using draw histories and as many draws as possible of as many lotteries as possible.
Backing into picking numbers to avoid the least likely ones to hit with the rest of your picks might be something worth trying.
But, of course, I'm not a statistician, so I'm probably all wrong.