The prime lotto system comprises an even spread of odd, even and prime numbers. Even with the parameters in place, there are over 500,000 possible combinations. This article explains how to reduce the lines containing even numbers.
Let's remind ourselves of the parameters; in each line of 6 balls there needs to be:
- 2 primes
- 1 non-prime odd number
- 3 even numbers
The prime lotto system provides a constant flow of winning combinations, but the more than 500,000 lines of numbers makes the system in its raw form largely ineffective.
Clearly no individual investor or even a syndicate could seriously cover that number of combinations.
Reducing The Lotto Even Number Combinations
Limiting the even number parameters appeals in reducing the combinations. The even numbers create 969 possible combinations which impacts the most on the 500,000 total lines.
For example, limiting even numbers to 15 reduces the total combinations to 270,270.
We can look at even numbers in a similar way to primes. Are there some combinations that will average out over time?
One obvious method would be to split the even numbers across the 3 balls:
Ball 1: 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14
Ball 2: 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26
Ball 3: 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40
Using these parameters, the multiple is reduced to 252. Let's see how that reduces the total lines. Here are the new combination totals:
12 x 2 primes: 66
9 x 1 non-prime: 9
6 x 1 even: 6
6 x 1 even: 6
7 x 1 even: 7
To get the total possible combinations across the 6 balls, we multiply the individual results together:
Combinations = 66 x 9 x 6 x 6 x 7 = 149,688
That's certainly a lower number of lines, but it might limit our chances a little too much. As an example, the new rules don't allow for even numbers such as "16,18" to be in the same line.
It's all about risk and return. Reducing the risk too much by reducing the investment size means limiting the potential chances of winning. The way forward might be to obtain a balance of likely and unlikely combinations.
Examples Of Balancing Lotto Parameters With Risk And Return
Some practical steps you can take to balance your combinations might include the following:
- Limiting each line to include one consecutive number pairing
- Ensuring a spread of even numbers across the different number ranges
- Using a sequence like the Fibonacci series to create a random effect
- Including a "joker" series of numbers, which are unlikely but always possible.
This article has explained some of the methods you can use to reduce the combinations of even numbers in the Prime lotto system. By balancing probability with some random selections, you might be able to tips the odds in your favour.