Yikes! If this has happened
in your state, don't start calling the Lottery. It should happen,
but not very often at all. On the other hand, if it has happened
quite often in your state, go ahead, make the call, and make
'em squirm!... :) ....... Let me put you all at ease, it hasn't
happened out of turn in any lottery game in the country. In
this particular game it should happen once every 1175 drawings.
At the time of this writing this game had been played 582 times
and it hadn't happened yet.
As you have just seen,
a number combination using only the first 1/3 of the numbers
in the game is highly unlikely to be drawn compared to other
types. A more probable type of
number combination would be one which is more evenly
balanced across the range of numbers in the game, such
in a 5 number game or (2-2-2),
etc. in a 6 number game. Certainly not
or a (6-0-0)!!
As an example, the (2-2-2)
type of number combination is typically drawn over 100 times
for each 1 time a (6-0-0) is drawn!! Which type would
you rather be playing on any given night? The one more likely to be drawn, of course! And certainly, a Quick Pick does not differentiate between types!
There are 21
different ways 5 numbers can be
drawn from 3 different number
In a 6 number game there are 28
different ways. Very important to remember is that all
number combinations grouped this way are based
on their odds of being drawn as you have just seen in
this mock drawing.
Guess what. By calculating
how many number combinations are possible
for each of these different types,
we can see precisely what the odds
are for each type to be drawn on any given
night. These Odds are shown in our exclusive Calculated