LOTTO 6/49
....statistics on Canada's Lotto 6/49 by

Based on Historical Winnings

The number 13 is rarely drawn in the month of April.

In Canada, winners do NOT pay Income Tax on the winnings, only on the interest earned on the principal in subsequent years.

If your numbers start with 24 or higher, your chances of winning the jackpot are extremely slim. The same goes for any numbers that end in 26 or less.

Approximately 72-74% of adult Canadians or more than 16 million people play the lotteries. Of this number, around 50% buy Quick Picks chosen by the lotteries' computers.

Per adult population, Nova Scotians gamble the most, followed by Saskatchewans.

The highest frequently drawn number, 31, appears the most in the 4th position.

The Best 2 Numbers, 20 with 43, also show up quite frequently in the Overall Best 3 Numbers and seem to be drawn more with 1st position numbers, 9 and 2.

Since the beginning of Lotto 6/49, 6 out of 10 draws have had at least one repeating number from the immediate previous draw.

At least one Prime Number has been drawn in 90% of all draws.

The most popular drawn combination of Odd and Even numbers has been 3 Odd and 3 Even.

First Number

Starting your number selection is important.

If you start your numbers with a 1, then you have 13,983,816 combinations to choose from.

If you start your numbers with a 2, then you have 12,271,512 combinations to choose from, BUT you are lessening your ability to win by 1,712,304 (13,983,816 - 12,271,512) combinations.

Starting your numbers with a 3, you have 10,737,573 combinations to choose from. However you have now reduced your ability to win by 3,246,243 (13,983,816 - 12,271,512) combinations.

For numbers starting with a 4, there are 9,366,819 combinations to choose from and your ability to win has now been dropped by 4,616,997 (13,983,816 - 9,366,819) combinations. That's a whopping 33 percent or 1 in every 3 draws that you are missing out on the Jackpot.

If you examine Position Frequency percentages you will see that the first three numbers (1, 2, 3) in the first position of Winning Numbers account for approximately 32 percent of all draws while the first four numbers (1, 2, 3, 4) account for approximately 42 percent of all draws.

So the higher the number you start with, the lower the opportunity you have of winning the Jackpot.

More to come ........

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