HOT lottery numbers increase your chances of winning the lottery jackpot. Serious lottery players the world over don’t need any convincing. You understand how important HOT lottery numbers are to any realistic lottery strategy. So, if you know the song, sing along. For the rest of you, enjoy the enchanting melody lottery sambad. Let’s define HOT numbers. HOT lottery numbers are numbers that have HIT more often than any other numbers. Usually, we talk about the top 10 HOT lottery numbers but, depending on the situation, we might talk about the top 15 or the top 5. Let’s set the stage.
Obviously, in a 6 number lottery, 6 numbers are drawn. Therefore, over 100 drawings, 600 numbers are drawn. So, if we use the Illinois 6/52 lottery as an example, each lottery number should HIT 11.54 times. 600/52 = 11.54 This is logical, straight forward and wrong.What do you mean, wrong? The mathematics is correct!
Well, it’s wrong for a couple of reasons. First, how can any lottery number HIT 11.54 times? It can’t. It can HIT 11 times or 12 times but never 11.54 times. Of course, I’m playing with you. But, I’m doing it to make a point. Do you see it? In order for the average to come out as a decimal fraction, some numbers must HIT more often than others.
Second, that average is very weak. It’s weak because it is based on only 100 lottery drawings. In fact, it is so weak that some numbers may HIT 20 times and others will only HIT 5 times and everything else in between. These fluctuations above and below the expected average decrease as more drawings are held; the average becomes stronger.I’m going to use a classic example to make my next point.
Most people should know that the most probable outcome resulting from flipping a random coin 100 times is 50 heads and 50 tails. However, in reality you’re more likely to get some other result; like 60 heads and 40 tails. In this case, there is a 20% error from what is expected. (60-50)/50 = 0.20 The mathematician would not be alarmed by this. He would simply say you haven’t run enough trials. And, as you run more trials the percent error begins to shrink.For example, if you were to conduct 500 trials the results begin to tighten to 550 heads and 450 tails. Now the percent error is only 10%. If you went all the way to 10,000 trials, you finally reach the point where, for all intents and purposes, the number of heads equals the number of tails; 5005 heads versus 4995 tails or 0.1% error. So, as you run more trials, the fluctuations shrink, the percent error shrinks and the average becomes stronger.
Now, here’s the startling revelation! With the coin, there were only two possible outcomes; heads or tails. It took 10,000 trials before the wild fluctuations averaged themselves out. How many trials do you think it’s going to take before all lottery numbers HIT the same number of times when there are not 2 possible outcomes, but 20,358,520 possible outcomes? I don’t know what that number is but there are probably more zeros in that number than there are in our national debt.
It’s a huge number! So, for all intents and purposes, it will take millions of years before all lottery numbers occur the same number of times. This is fabulous news to serious lottery players everywhere. Why because, in lottery terms, our lifetime represents the very, very, very small increment of time. And, in the short-term, wide variation will exist between the number of hits for HOT and Cold numbers. The bottom line is, in our lifetime, consistently putting those HOT numbers in our play list gives us a long-term statistical advantage. It improves our chances of winning the lottery.