# Tips – Winning the Lottery

Lotto Max started on September 25, 2009 after Canada’s old Super 7 game ended. To play the Lotto Max Canada game, choose 7 numbers from 1-49. Tickets cost \$5 for a three-game play and draws are held once a week on Fridays. The jackpot starts at \$10 million and increases until there is a winner, or the jackpot reaches \$60 million. When the jackpot exceeds \$60 million, Lotto Max will enter Maxmillions mode, the excess jackpot will be shared in a series of \$1 million MaxMillions prizes which will have their own individual draws and winning number results.

The odds of winning the Lotto Max jackpot are one in 28,633,528 per play.

Lottery numbers are randomly drawn. But randomly drawn numbers form patterns that can be tracked and used to our advantage. From reading multiple “How to Win Lottery Guides” the common rule is:

That which is MOST POSSIBLE happens MOST OFTEN.

That which is LEAST POSSIBLE happens LEAST OFTEN.

The key to successful number selection methods is playing the probabilities. If you play a pattern that occurs only ten percent of the time, you can expect that pattern to lose 90 percent of the time, in turn giving  you no chance to win 90 percent of the time. So, the trend is your friend.

The fastest and easiest way to search for lotto numbers that have the greatest probability of winning is to track the trends.

Tips to WIN Canada Lotto Max

ODD-EVEN LOTTO NUMBER TIPS

When you select your Lotto Max numbers, try to have a relatively even mix of even and odd numbers. An all even or all odd number draw is rarely drawn, occurring only one percent of the time. The best mix is to have 3/4 or 4/3, which means three even and four odd, or four even and three odd. One of these two patterns will occur in about 60 percent of lottery draws.

HIGH-LOW LOTTO NUMBER TIPS

Winning numbers are usually spread across the entire number field. If we take a number field and cut it in half, we have the low half and the high half. In a 49-number game like Lotto Max, numbers 1 to 25 would be in the low half, and numbers 26 to 49 would be in the high half. All high numbers or all low numbers are only drawn approximately one percent of the time. The best mix is to have 3/4 or 4/3, which means three high and four low, or four high and three low. Winning number groups with these patterns occur in about 56 percent of all drawings.

LOTTERY NUMBER GROUP STRATEGIES

Look at a list of past winning numbers for Lotto Max or any other lottery game you play, you’ll see more often than not, that one or more of the number groups is not represented. For example, in the combination 7-9-20-27-40-42-49, there are no 30’s. Tracking and studying Number Groups can help you decide which group to omit and which group to give extra heavy play.

REPEAT HITS LOTTERY TIPS

In Canada Lotto Max 7/49, on average, one lottery number will be a repeat hit from the last drawing 59 percent of the time.

HOT NUMBER LOTTERY SECRETS

Numbers that have been out (losers) for four games or less account for about half of the winning numbers drawn. Losing numbers that have been out ten games or less account for 80 percent of all the winning numbers. This tells us that hot numbers are more likely to hit, but don’t forget to include at least one long shot in your group of 7.

COLD NUMBER LOTTERY SECRETS

It is difficult to know when a cold number will end a long losing streak. If you play a number every drawing because you think it is due, you could be chasing it for many months. (Number 45 in New York Lotto was not picked for 100 draws before it was finally drawn) Although, when a number has been out for 70 games or so, it might be worth chasing.

Save Money by Knowing Lotto Numbers to Avoid

Lotto players who select their lottery numbers thoughtlessly or foolishly are destined to lose even before the drawing takes place. By knowing which number combinations and patterns to avoid, you’ll have an advantage over such players—and save money, too.

AVOID NUMBER COMBINATIONS THAT HAVE BEEN DRAWN BEFORE

Many players like to bet the numbers that have won someone else a big jackpot, and by doing so, they are almost guaranteed NOT to win themselves. In LottoMax, with one a week, a set of 7 numbers has a chance of being drawn once every 550,645 years!!! This should also answer the question we are so often asked, “Shouldn’t I keep playing the same set of numbers every week because they are due to hit sometime?”

AVOID BETTING SEVEN CONSECUTIVE LOTTO NUMBERS

Six or seven consecutive numbers have never been drawn in any Provincial or international lotto game. Smart Luck has all the drawing results for more than 180 state and international lottery games, going back more than fifty years! Even five consecutive numbers is a very rare occurrence that, in most Lotto games, has never happened once.

AVOID BETTING ONE LOTTO NUMBER GROUP

Never choose all seven numbers from one number group, such as all single digits, or all teens, or all 20’s, etc. All 7 winning numbers drawn from one group is highly unlikely.

AVOID THE LOTTO COMBINATION 1-2-3-4-5-6-7

A popular set of numbers frequently  played is: 1-2-3-4-5-6-7. Thousands of tickets are bought with this combination every draw. The selection is too far out of balance to come up in a random draw.

AVOID PATTERN BETTING

Pattern betting is an even more popular method of marking bet slips. Patterns of numbers marked in a row to make a straight line, either across the bet slip vertically or diagonally get heavy play. Other designs such as patterns of initials or numbers or crosses also get heavy play.

AVOID NUMBER MULTIPLES

Other popular combinations that get heavy play are the number multiples, especially 5-10-15-20-25-30-35 and 7-14-21-28-35-42-49.

AVOID ALL SAME LAST DIGITS

Many people like to play same last digits, such as 3-13-23-33-43, or all digits that end in seven, or some other favorite lucky lottery number. Even four same last digits occur in less than two-tenths of one percent of all drawings. Winning sets of numbers with three last digits the same occur in less than 3 percent of all drawings. Winning sets of numbers with no more than one repeated last digit represent nearly 90 percent of all draws.

AVOID LOW NUMBER COMBINATIONS

The majority of Lotto players like to play the calendar numbers, such as birth dates and anniversaries, children’s ages, etc. This means that the most heavily played numbers are 1 through 31. Lotto Max 7/49 has 49 numbers. If you play only the calendar numbers, you might be sharing your jackpot with dozens of other winners. It’s not to say that you shouldn’t play your personal numbers if you feel these lucky numbers are good to play. But we recommend that you include a couple of high numbers so that just in case your numbers do hit, you win a prize that’s worth something.

STOP USING QUICK PICKS

Quick Picks are used by lazy people who want to be in the action without putting any effort into winning. When you read articles about jackpot winners, it appears as though they all used either Quick Picks, birth dates, or their children’s ages. The vast majority of people do play that way. If the majority of tickets sold are Quick Picks, then it makes sense that the majority of jackpots won should be won with Quick Picks. However, when you see the actual statistics, as we did, you’ll find that you have a better chance of winning by picking numbers randomly out of a hat than by using Quick Picks.

POOL YOUR WAY TO LOTTO RICHES

Sharing the ticket cost with others stretches your Lotto budget. By playing with a group, you can afford to buy more lottery tickets—and play larger wheeling systems—than you could (or should) by yourself. Draw up an agreement and have the members of your pool sign it to increase your chances of winning.