 # Lottery Statistics and Patterns

Over the years, LotteryTracker has been collecting and analyzing lottery results. We aim to provide you with transparency of winning number patterns, to help you choose more wisely. Nobody can tell you magical winning numbers, but we can help bend odds in your favour. With any single play, your odds are completely random, but over time with consistency your odds will improve.

LotteryTracker uses statistics from real winning numbers. By clicking on the dropdown above, you can access various statistics for things like Odd & Even number results, Consecutive number selection odds and more advanced topics such as lottery predictive patterns. We understand there are a lot of lottery sites out there claiming to help you win. LotteryTracker intends to educate you, show you real world statistics and if you want, we can also recommend picks for you using our artificial intelligence.

## Lottery Mathematics

To calculate your odds of winning any lottery, we use counting equations. When calculating probability, the two important questions you need to ask is; if a selection can be chosen twice (numbers cannot in a typical lottery) and if order of the selection matters (usually in our case it does not). In this case we use a simple formula. The formula is based on factorials which are represented by an examination mark (!). For example, 3! (three factorial), is equal to 3 x 2 x 1 = 6. The numbers are quite large when you calculate 49!.

Our first example is Lotto 6/49. You select 6 numbers from 49, where order does not matter and no number can be selected twice. Our counting formula is n! / k!(n-k)!. Here n is 49 and k is 6. When playing a single line/box, your odds of winning Lotto 6/49 is 1 in 13,983,816. In a ratio format we can say 1:13,983,816. This is an extremely low probability. Our second example takes a look at Lotto Max. You select 7 numbers from 50, however for every line/box you pay for, you get another 2 extras. 1 purchase, gives you 3 chances. Looking at the Lotto Max formula, you can see the probability of winning is 1:33,294,800. These odds are slightly worse then the 6/49 odds, however if you purchase 2 lines of Lotto Max and 1 line of Lotto 6/49, your odds are similar. Our final counting example is for the Daily Grand lottery. Mathematically this lottery is slightly different because you choose the first 5 numbers out of 49, however your sixth number is between 1 and 7. We calculate choosing 5 out of 49 and then multiply by the final 7 possible selections, resulting in a ratio of 1:13,348,188. At LotteryTracker we talk about 3 primary concepts, namely Odds of winning, Probability and Statistics. Odds of winning is dictated by the lottery format and how many lines you play. Probability is simply how likely something is to happen. Probability underlies all Odds computation and is governed by what is called the Law of Large Numbers. The last thing we focus on is statistics. The analysis of events governed by probability is called statistics. We believe statistics are more important then probability because probability looks at theoretical numbers based on super large result sets (the law of large numbers). The reality is that all our lotteries do not have enough winning results and even if they did, the methods of choosing the winning numbers are evolving. We theorize that more recent draw results can help you select winning combinations in the short term.