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EGG ON THE FACE FOR LOTTO FILTEROLOGISTS
ELIMINATING CONSECUTIVES
by Colin Fairbrother

Oh, so seriously the Lotto filterologists weed out any contigious wholly or partially Numerical Order Combs from their Wheels but with no factual basis for doing so - the table below tests 01 02 03 04 05 06 over 17,850 actual 6/49 lotto draws and show an above expectation result.


Basically Lotto numerologists like Gail Howard and Ken Silver are good at misrepresenting the truth. Numerical order is not a factor in the random selection of Lotto winning numbers - they are not drawn in numerical order - that is simply a convention and since there are billions of permutations or ordered ways of presenting 1 to 49 integers each of those is just as valid as numerical order. The absurdity is that the love/hate relationship between numerologists and numerical order means that what is regarded as good for one order is considerd bad for another.

The combination that gets special attention is 01 02 03 04 05 06 along with the other 43 consecutive combsixes. The first question one should ask is whether in the payouts for the Lotto game this combination is paid on differently. If not then it doesn't matter. If using the order -
01 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 02 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 03 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 04 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 05 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 06
we see there is a separation of at least 8 integers.

For a given Pool in a Pick 6 Lotto game the count of non-consecutives is easily seen to follow the simple formula (Pool - 5) c 6 which I'll claim as my discovery as I could not find it given elsewhere to date. The absurdity of the likes of Gail Howard and Ken Silver urging Lotto players not to play CombSixes with consecutives is easily seen for the West Virginia 6/25 and the Australian 6/45 games where the count of CombSixes with consecutives is greater.


Pool CombSixes CombSixes with Non Consecutive CombTwos CombSixes with Consecutive CombTwos
6 1 0 1
7 7 0 7
8 28 0 28
9 84 0 84
10 210 0 210
11 462 1 461
12 924 7 917
13 1716 28 1688
14 3003 84 2919
15 5005 210 4795
16 8008 462 7546
17 12376 924 11452
18 18564 1716 16848
19 27132 3003 24129
20 38760 5005 33755
21 54264 8008 46256
22 74613 12376 62237
23 100947 18564 82383
24 134596 27132 107464
25 177100 38760 138340
26 230230 54264 175966
27 296010 74613 221397
28 376740 100947 275793
29 475020 134596 340424
30 593775 177100 416675
31 736281 230230 506051
32 906192 296010 610182
33 1107568 376740 730828
34 1344904 475020 869884
35 1623160 593775 1029385
36 1947792 736281 1211511
37 2324784 906192 1418592
38 2760681 1107568 1653113
39 3262623 1344904 1917719
40 3838380 1623160 2215220
41 4496388 1947792 2548596
42 5245786 2324784 2921002
43 6096454 2760681 3335773
44 7059052 3262623 3796429
45 8145060 3838380 4306680
46 9366819 4496388 4870431
47 10737573 5245786 5491787
48 12271512 6096454 6175058
49 13983816 7059052 6924764
 

The number of CombSixes in a 6/49 Lotto game is 13,983,816. The number of these that have consecutive CombThrees eg 01 02 03 * * * or * * * 21 22 23 etc is 612,348 ie 1 in 22.836387 or roughly just a bit over 4%.

Analysing some 19,577 6/49 Lotto draws from around the world we expect to see some 19,577/22.836387=857 with consecutive CombThrees. The actual number is 970 ie favouring the consecutive CombThrees. So much for numerology bunkum!

Colin Fairbrother



This article first published on the web 24/12/2004 and has been viewed 5515 times.
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