You can win on the UK National Lottery
It is possible to beat the odds on the UK National Lottery and win.
We've heard of people hitting the jackpot in slots after all.
This site will help you increase your chances of selecting six numbers that could
be drawn by analysing the results.
First, see the top left panel. The odds are very long. But if you want to be rich
then a £1.00 stake is not going to break the Bank. And you can win. People do.
I do like research and have a spreadsheet with all National Lottery results. I studied
the results and came to this conclusion. By maximising the groups of six numbers
that might be drawn, you reduce the odds and increase your chances of winning a million.
And you CAN tip the odds in your favour.
If you take note of those selections that have almost no chance of being selected
and then factor in all possible combinations it should remove hundreds of thousands
of possible six ball selections, if not millions.
You might think you will need a computer programmer and a lot of paper and ink to
print out all possible permutations of six balls selected from a group of 49. But
not necessarily if you follow the guidelines. It's not as easy as winning a video
poker game, but it's possible.
All you need do is scrub out all combinations detailed below. This might still leave
a host of six numbers on which to put your pound on the Lottery. But there is a reasonable
chance that one of those six numbers will hit the jackpot. A quick check will show
that the same six numbers have never been selected so that will automatically lose
over 1700 possible combinations.
You might have to invest thousands but you will have won millions (assuming there
are only a few winners to share the top prize).
So - it is possible to win the Lottery.
The World of Numbers and probability
It is never been drawn, and it is unlikely that a six number sequence will ever be
selected ie; 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26.
Equally unlikely is a five number sequence such as: 39, 40, 41, 42, 43.
Been selected only three times is a four number sequence: 27, 28, 29, 30; 11, 27,
46, 47, 48, 49 (as late as week 1663)
Not so common (60 times) as you might think is a three number sequence: 32, 33, 34.
Two consecutive numbers ARE common BUT not to be selected with a run of four numbers
such as: 8, 9, 10, 11, 43, 44.
Only once has two sets of three been selected.
When you take these sequences together it eliminates quite a significant number of
choices you can make.
If you are interested in sequences then you can download my Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet
(.xls file) which has all the numbers from Draw 1 on 19 November 1994 to date. The
results with 'hot' and 'cold' numbers, number of times each number drawn, combinations
and sequences and draws in numerical order as opposed to listed week by week are
on the Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet. Handy if you want to check if a six number sequence
has ever been drawn.
This is updated every Thursday and Sunday so if you aren't one for databases or formulas
all the work is done for you. The most recent update will appear here: Lottery No:
1817 22 May 2013.
I am not connected to Camelot or the National Lottery in any way. These worksheets
are offered 'as is' and I cannot guarantee are 100% accurate but have tried to make
them so. This is more of an interest in information and I make no suggestions as
to what numbers to select.
If you separate numbers into groups of approximately ten numbers such as:
1 - 9
10 - 19
20 - 29
30 0 39
40 - 49
then other patterns emerge, similar to the above.
You do not find six of the selected numbers in one group; rarely five (but see week
1559) but often four and quite frequently three.
It is also rare to find six odd numbers or six even numbers being selected.
A word on averages and probability; and for this purpose assume that each machine
and each set of balls is equal in weight. Otherwise the sets of figures for each
combination of machine and balls will drive you crazy. And you don’t know the identity
of them until the tills have closed.
Given that there are 49 balls it is fair to assume that over 8 weeks each one will
be selected once; 8 times 6 is 48.
However looking over the previous 8 weeks - (see left panel) - it will be obvious
that this is not so. Some numbers appear twice, three or even four times. See also
the Excel Spreadsheet which can be downloaded from here. Some numbers not at all
for 10, 20 or more weeks. But do you avoid numbers that have appeared over the previous
three or four draws?
They used to call these ‘hot’ or ‘cold’ balls. A simple knowledge of probability
will tell you that just because a number hasn’t appeared for over 10 draws it doesn’t
mean it will come up on the 11th.
But probability suggests that it is worth taking a chance on at least one number
that hasn’t been selected for more than 12 draws. See the spreadsheet.
(see right panel)
If you are looking to find six numbers to select for the next draw 1818 - 25 May
then here are a few odd facts to help.
From the last eight weeks it is highly likely that one of the last six numbers selected
from week 1817 - 10, 23, 35, 39, 45, 46 (see above) could find its way into the next
The following numbers haven’t been selected for more than 16 weeks: ball numbers
with weeks in brackets. 28 (42), 29 (27), 2 (23), 19 (17).
Everything being equal each number by now should have been selected about 227 times.
1817 weeks divided by 8 (6 balls over 8 weeks equals the number 48 + 1 = 49, the
number of balls). These numbers are reaching that milestone: 24 (224), 49 (226).
Every ball should be selected on average every 8 weeks. It is 7 draws since these
numbers - 1, 13, 41 - were last selected.
You can judge the accuracy by checking on previous weeks selections here.