For all of the lottery's randomness, there's a lot of consistency between Florida Fantasy5 and other states Pick5 games.
For instance, #35 had 67 hits in 2019 which means #35 appeared in 67 out of the 365 drawings held. (18.35% of all drawings)
In 2019 in Michigan Fantasy5 (a 5/39 game) #25 hit 58 times or in 15.89% of all drawings. (58 hits in a game with a 5/39 matrix is usually what it takes to be the top hitter of the year. Due to FF5 having 36 numbers, the number of hits each number has in one years time will be a little higher than a game with a 5/39 matrix)
In 2019 FF5's lowest hitter, #28, had 39 hits which was 10.68% of all drawings. Michigan FF5's low hitter was #3 which had 31 hits or 8.49%
I've looked at a lot of other states Pick5 games (most of them have a 5/39 matrix) and have seen the same range - approximately 10% on the low side and 18% on the high side. As of today, FF5's #35 has 63 hits and has appeared in 17.54% of all draws. #32 is the low hitter with 37 hits - 10.30%.
Number 35 has been close to #28 all year and in December it actually caught and passed it. (#35 has actually been hot since 2019) I'm thinking I might try to use percentage of draws as a way to determine if a hot number is due to pop. This year on a monthly basis, I was watching to see which number had the most hits in 2021. #28 lead (in terms of total hits per year) each month since March. But then in December things suddenly changed! Due to what I saw each month I was sure #28 would finish the year as the top hitter, and I was running my mouth here predicting that's what was going to happen. #28 can still catch and pass #35 in the few remaining drawings in 2021, but I doubt that's going to happen. G5