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Like most people, it is really a game of luck. How about a player finding the best pay table in a quest to improve the odds? I would be interested to know how to look for number patterns though.Letha said:The best strategy for this game is to look for number patterns. I think that if you observe a number of games that have been played you will eventually see that they follow a specific cycle. Other than that I guess it really is just a game of luck.

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Suppose you want to play a 6/49 game using a combination like 26-29-30-38-41-43. With 13,983,816 possible combinations, playing with one combination like our example lets you have a winning probability of 1 in 13,983,816.

Although all combinations have the same winning probability, do not hastily buy other random combinations just to increase your chances of winning. Instead, carefully create combinations that allow you to play with fewer losses and more winning opportunities. How will you do this?

Count how many odd, even, low and high numbers there are in your combination. In every lottery draw game, the odd-even and low-high number compositions of combinations let you know its ratios of success to failure.

Knowing this ratio lets you know how many opportunities to win and how many chances to lose a combination offers. Through this ratio, you may play with combinations that provide a winning shot with fewer attempts.

26-29-30-38-41-43 contains 3 low and 3 odd numbers. The 3-odd-3-even pattern in 6/49 has 4,655,200 ways to win and 9,328,616 ways to lose. Using the formula to find the winning odds (favorable combinations/unfavorable combinations) you may also get its ratio.

Thus, this combination offers a ratio of 1 to 2. Three attempts may lead to one winning shot.

Yet, a combination also has low-high ratio. Unfortunately, 26-29-30-38-41-43 has the worst low-high ratio because all of its 6 numbers are high. The 0-low-6-high pattern has 134,596 ways to win and 13,849,220 ways to lose.

With the ratio of 1 to 103, you need 104 attempts to get a winning shot. In 100 draws, you might not even have once opportunity to match the winning combination.

Our example has contradicting odd-even and low-high ratios. Remember that any such combinations with contradicting and/or poor ratios do not deserve your time and effort. Would you still waste money on unfavorable combinations if you know you have better option? You will likely not.

Change some numbers in this combination or create a new combination. Perform the computations and analysis again until you found a combination with best odd-even and low-high ratios.

This DIY process can sure squeeze out your brain juice! (no pun intended)

An alternative solution is to use a proper tool. As a lottery player who wants to improve your winning chances, you may use a lottery wheel that can generate all possible combinations from your number selection.

While at it, select a lottery wheel that can also tell you which of the combinations offer the best ratio of success to failure. Such a tool is a Lotterycodex calculator.

You can leave all the complex steps to Lotterycodex so you may focus your energy on playing with the best combinations.

One combination has 2 low-odd, 1 low-even and 3 high-odd numbers. This offers 1 winning shot in 100 draws. Another combination has 3 low-odd, 1 low-even and 2 high-odd numbers. You get 2 winning shots in 100 draws from it.

Which of the two would you purchase a ticket for? You’ll buy a ticket for the second combination since it has fewer losses and more winning opportunities.

Through Lotterycodex, it is easy to make the smart choices with the best combinations. Plus, you could also develop a timing strategy.

The best 6/49 Lotterycodex has an approximate interval of 19. This means that the pattern is unlikely to appear in consecutive draws so you may skip playing a few games.

You may play on the 17th-21st draw after the last occurrence of this pattern. Save money when you do not play so you’ll have more money when you play again.

As you see, math can only be intimidating at first. Yet, when you get past the first bad impression and look at this strategy more closely, you’ll realize that it is worth using when playing lotteries. It does not predict the next winning g numbers (since nothing and no one can). Still, it can show how you can play with minimized losses and maximized winning opportunities.