Last updated on January 6, 2021
The Ohio Lottery distributes over $5.7 million in prizes every day. If you want to claim your possible share of this pot money, you have to be in it to win it. Do not simply play using your lucky numbers. Do you want to be one of its 350,000+ daily winners? Then prepare the best game plan.
Learn about how to use the power of math to achieve success, even if you hate math. Let’s start.
Don’t use statistics to analyze lotto game
It is hard to say when people started using statistics as a strategy. Supporters of this method analyze the lotto results from a specific duration (such as the previous 100 draws). This method supposedly allows them to determine the hot, cold, and warm numbers. From their observations, they predict which numbers will soon win.
It is possible that what they analyze from the past 100 draws is correct, but this strategy has loopholes. One loophole is that 100 draws are not sufficient sample data to analyze, given that there are thousands to millions of possible combinations in a particular lotto game. Their observation from 100 draws will definitely change with a substantial increase in the number of draws.
When trying to answer a problem, the first thing to do is analyze its nature and the available data to pick the most appropriate method to deal with it.
Suppose we have a box containing 20 balls you can’t see. The only information you know is that there are yellow, cyan, green, and gray marbles. You do not know how many balls there are for each color.
We can say that any question you ask is statistical. Thus, we could only surmise the composition of the balls in the box through sampling.
If we know how many balls there are for each color, such as 6 yellow, 6 cyan, 5 gray, and 3 green; thus, we could ask probabilistic questions.
In the same manner, we know how many numbers there are in a particular lotto game. Thus, the lottery is probabilistic instead of statistical. For example, the 6/49 lotto has 49 balls, and the 5/45 lotto has 45 balls.
Instead of a statistical question, we could ask a probabilistic question.
What is the probability that tomorrow’s draw results are 1-2-3-4-5-6? Or what is the probability that the winning combination has 3-low-odd and 3-low-even numbers?
Probability theory is the one that will help you become a better lottery player.
But aside from probability theory, other mathematical concepts can improve probability analysis, such as combinatorics and the law of large numbers.
With the lottery being random and having a finite number set (per specific game), we have adequate knowledge to calculate the probability of combinations and get the best possible shot to win the game.
This truly random nature of the lottery guarantees the precision of any performed mathematical calculation, based on the law of large numbers. Probability, together with combinatorics, will provide you with an accurate prediction so you will not shoot your arrow without a precise aim.
This is the same image you have seen in our previous article, A Visual Analysis of a Truly Random Lottery with a Deterministic Outcome. You could revisit and reread this post to understand more about computer simulations to analyze the lottery’s randomness.
Now, to ease your worries about some mathematical names and concepts I just mentioned, let me first provide you with their brief description. You will learn more about them as we continue our discussion.
Probability describes how likely an event (a combination in terms of the lottery) will occur.Combinatorics is the field of mathematics used as a primary basis of lottery mathematics.Law of large numbers or LLN states that with adequate trials, the actual results always converge on the expected theoretical outcomes.
Read The Winning Lottery Formula Based on Combinatorics and Probability to access more information.
Get a calculator to get you going in the right direction
To increase your chances of winning a game in the Ohio lottery, the only logical way is to buy more lottery tickets (of different combinations). This refers to the covering principle that eliminates concerns on hot and cold numbers or lucky and unlucky numbers.
Covering helps you trap the winning numbers. Choose as many numbers as you can and play every unique combination from your selection.
To take advantage of this covering strategy, you will need to use a computer program more commonly known as a lottery wheel.
There are many kinds of lottery wheels, and each has its own advantages and disadvantages. Below are some of them.
Full Wheel enables you to select more numbers. Choosing System 7 allows you to select 7 numbers. In a pick-5 lotto game, for instance, picking 7 numbers will create 21 possible combinations. The disadvantage of full wheels is the high cost of playing. Picking more numbers results in more combinations. More combinations mean buying more tickets to maximize your covering. If you pick 10 numbers, the total combinations will be 252. If you have 12 numbers, there will be 792 combinations.The minimal-type wheel or abbreviated wheel offers an economical solution but provides what seems to be consolation prizes. Satisfy a particular condition, and you have a guaranteed win from a minimum number of tickets. For instance, your selection contains all the winning numbers; you win a small amount. However, the trade-off here is the decreased probability of winning the jackpot. It moves you away from achieving your primary goal, which is to hit the jackpot.
If neither type of wheels work, what you need is a lottery wheel that uses probability and combinatorics. This wheel is the Lotterycodex calculator. Through this new lottery wheel, you can play at a minimal cost while playing with a better success to failure ratio of winning the grand prize (not just the consolation prize).
I will give you examples of how the calculator analyzes the games in the Ohio lottery.
But before that, you should first know the difference between numbers and combinations.
Know the difference between numbers and combinations
The first thing a player must know is the difference between a number and a combination to play the lottery. The image below shows this. Each ball in a lottery drum denotes each number in a particular lottery game. The combination is the set of numbers you will choose to play.
For example, in a 6/49 game, there are 49 numbers to choose from (1-49) to create your combination of 6 numbers. This knowledge of numbers and combination is the basic foundation for learning about their probability and odds that affect your chances of winning the jackpot.
Now that you know the difference let’s go deeper into the discussion of probability theory.
Let’s begin with the notorious 1-2-3-4-5-6 combination.
The 1-2-3-4-5-6 combination has the same winning probability as any other one
Each number and combination has the same probability of being drawn in the game. According to the law of large numbers, every number will converge in the same probability value when there is a huge draw size.
There will also be just one winning combination after the draw. Thus, there is only one way of winning the jackpot. To express this mathematically, we use the probability formula shown below.
In a classic 6/49 game, the combination 1-2-3-4-5-6 has an equal probability of getting drawn as the rest of 13,983,815 combinations. The same principle applies to Lucky for Life 5/48 and the Rolling Cash 5/39 games.
Knowing this, you might be ready to believe that there really is no other way to win except to pray harder for your lucky stars to shine brightly and grant your wish. However, while there is really nothing bad about praying, it is better to combine mathematical strategy with your unwavering faith.
So a mathematical strategy involves understanding the type of combination in a lottery game. Combinations are not created equally.
That said, let’s discuss now how your choice of combination could make or break your success.
The ratio of success to failure
A combination has composition. You can describe it according to the characteristics of the numbers it contains. Look at the examples in the image below.
This composition of every combination is what you should take advantage of.
From our discussion above, you know that every number and every combination has the same probability. But probability differs from odds. Knowing the difference lets you understand the game better and devise a good game plan.
From earlier discussion, probability measures how likely something is to happen. In a lottery, the probability is equal to the number of times a certain combination will get drawn divided by the total number of combinations.
Odds refer to the number an event will occur over the number an event will not occur. In the lottery, “odds” are the ratio of success to failure. The formula in the image below best represents this.
Let us say you will play in the classic 6/49 game. You will most likely not feel confident to play the combination 1-2-3-4-5-6, although you know that this has the same probability as other combinations. This is your logic telling you to be wary. Yet, if you fully understand the lottery’s mathematical laws, you know that such straight and sequential combinations are improbable events that might happen.
In a 6/49 game, you know that a combinatorial pattern could have all six numbers as odd or even. It can have 1-odd and 5-even numbers or 5-odd and 1-even. You can also pick 4-odd and 2-even numbers or 2-odd and 4-even numbers. A combination may also have 3-odd and 3-even numbers.
Using probability theory, we can distinguish which group of combinations is the best and the worst. Let us analyze the image above. This applies to 6/49 games like the Classic Lotto of Ohio Lottery.
Out of the 13,983,816 total combinations in a 6/49 game, the 6-odd combinations can give you 177,100 ways to win and 13,806,716 ways to fail. The probability of this combination (computing using the probability formula) is 0.012665 (rounded off). Thus, the expected occurrence of a 6-odd combination in every 100 draws of a 6/49 game is 1. This means that this type of combination will only occur once every 100 draws.
The same process applies when you want to determine the probability and estimated occurrence in 100 draws of other patterns. Therefore, the combination with the highest estimated occurrence in 100 draws is one with 3-odd and 3-even numbers in its composition.
Between a 6-odd and 3-odd-3-even combination, you are better off playing for the latter. Making a 4-odd-2-even pattern with 1,275,120 possible combinations has the expected occurrence of 25 in every 100 draws. Hence, this is the second to the best pattern you can use when choosing numbers to form a combination.
For the 3-odd-3-even combinations, there are 4,655,200 ways to win and 9,328,616 ways you could lose. The 6-odd combination offers 177,100 ways of winning and 13,806,716 ways of losing. You clearly have fewer ways of losing with a balanced combination of 3-odd-3-even than all 6 odd numbers.
This should make us realize that while we have no power in controlling the probability of winning, we can choose an action that will give us the best ratio of success to failure. Use this knowledge to choose combinations that will help you win and keep you from wasting money.
To develop a mathematical strategy for playing the lottery, you must choose the best ratio of success to failure. Thus, math is the only means that can show you what your options are. This is far more reliable than the lucky numbers on your astrological predictions or the supposed hot and cold numbers from past draw results.
The image above summarizes the best and the worst choices you can make when playing a 6/49 lottery game.
RememberAvoiding combinations such as 1-2-3-4-5-6 and choosing 3-low-3-high (e.g., 2-13-24-37-35-46) WILL NOT increase your chances of winning because all combinations have the same probability.BUT, you have the power to know how not to be mathematically wrong when playing the lottery.Choosing all low numbers will provide you with fewer ways to win and more ways to fail. Choosing a 3-low-3-high combination will give you more ways to win and less chance to fail.Clearly, the strategy is in the act of choosing the best ratio of success to failure.
Ratio analysis in the Lucky for Life game
In this game, there are 1,712,304 total combinations. The table below compares the respective ratio of success to the failure of the 0-odd-5-even and 3-odd-2-even pattern.
Using the pattern 0-odd-5-even, there are 42,504 ways to win and 1,669,800 ways to lose. The 3-odd-2-even pattern gives you 558,624 ways to win and 1,153,680 ways to lose. In every 100 draws, the 0-odd-5-even pattern will occur only twice, while the 3-odd-2-even pattern will occur 33 times. Thus, the 3-odd-2-even pattern gives the best ratio of success to failure, while the 0-odd-5-even pattern is the worst combination you could use.
Ratio analysis in the Rolling Cash 5
There are 575,757 combinations in this game.
When making a game plan for the 5/39 game like Rolling Cash 5, a mathematical strategy you can practically implement is to choose numbers using the pattern 3-odd-2-even. This offers the best ratio of success to failure. You can expect such a pattern to occur 34 times in every 100 draws.
If you do not want to flush your money down the drain, then avoid using 0-odd-5-even combinations. This is the worst choice out of all odd-even combinations for this game because it gives 11,628 ways to win and 564,129 ways to fail.
Math calculation provides you with a strategy for making correct choices.
For game analysis on Powerball, you may visit How to Win the US Powerball 5/69, According to Math.
Please read How to Win the U.S. Mega Millions 5/70 According To Math to understand Mega Millions.
The things we just discussed above are only an introduction to combinatorial patterns where we looked at how the composition of a combination affects the ratio of success to failure.
The following section will cover combinatorial patterns in more detail.
Odd-even analysis for 6/49, 5/48, and 5/39 games
From the introduction above on combinatorial patterns, you see that a combination could have odd and even number composition.
For the Classic Lotto, choosing either 6-odd-0-even or 0-odd-6-even patterns will turn the same expected number of occurrences, although their respective probabilities are slightly different.
The second to the worst pattern you could use is a 1-odd-5-even combination with expected 8 occurrences in 100 draws. It would help if you also avoid the 5-odd-1-even combination because it can only occur 9 times.
The balanced 3-odd-3-even combination is the best, but it pays to know that it is also good to use the 2-odd-4-even or 4-odd-2-even combination because you can expect them to match the winning numbers 23 and 25 times, respectively.
Next, let’s talk about the 5/48 game.
Out of the 1,712,304 combinations, a 5-odd-0-even or 0-odd-5-even pattern will give you 42,504 ways to win and 1,669,800 ways to fail. You only get 2 likely chances every 100 draws to get the jackpot with this pattern.
The 4-odd-1-even or 1-odd-4-even pattern each offers 255,024 ways to win and 1,457,280 to lose. You may match the winning combination 15 times every 100 draws.
The best mathematical strategy to use when playing the Lucky for Life game is to add 3-odd-2-even or 2-odd-even numbers in your lotto ticket. This offers the best ratio of success to failure. You have 558,624 ways to win and 1,153,680 to lose.
RememberThere is no difference in terms of probability whether you choose a 5-even or a 3-odd-2-even combination. Yet, it makes a significant difference to choose 3-odd-2-even instead of 5-even because of the former’s higher ratio of success to failure than the latter. In comparison, you have 213,656 ways to lose with the 3-odd-2-even and 318,444 ways to lose with 5-odd.
Next, let’s analyze the 5/39 game.
When playing Rolling Cash 5, keep in mind the hints offered by the table below.
The best combinatorial pattern to use when marking your number on a lotto ticket is 3-odd-2-even because you could match the winning combination 34 times in every 100 draws. You have 194,940 ways to win and 380,817 ways to fail.
The second best option is a 2-odd-3-even combination with 32 times expected occurrence in 100 draws. If there is a pattern you must avoid, it is the 0-odd-5-even combination because you have the highest 564,129 chances of losing in the game.
Low-high analysis for 6/49, 5/48, and 5/39 games
Using combinatorial patterns as a mathematical strategy for playing the lottery, do not incapacitate your success ratio by paying attention only using a balanced combination of odd and even numbers. The numbers in a lottery game may also be high or low.
In the Classic Lotto, for instance, we can divide all the balls into two groups.
Low = 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25
High = 26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,40,41,42,43,44,45,46,47,48,49
Just as odd and even numbers can affect a combination’s composition, high and low numbers also matter.
In the Classic Lotto, a 3-low-3-high pattern will yield the best ratio of success to failure. It offers the highest number of ways to win at 4,655,200 and the least number of ways to lose at 9,328,616. Your chosen combination using this pattern may occur 33 times out of 100 draws.
It is tough to accept that 9,328,616 is the ‘least’ number of ways to lose because it is still ‘millions.’ Yet, when you look at other low-high patterns for Classic Lotto, you will agree without a doubt. The 0-low-6-high pattern, for example, has the worst odds, giving you 134,596 ways to win and 13,849,220 ways to lose. This pattern may occur only once in every 100 draws. You can see the best and the worst low-high choices for Classic Lotto in the table below.
Next, let’s analyze the 5/48 game.
In the Lucky for Life lottery, we also divide the 48 balls into two groups to get high and low sets.
Low = 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24
High = 25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,40,41,42,43,44,45,46,47,48
You could choose all 5 numbers from the low set or all 5 from the high set to experience 42,504 ways of winning. However, do not think you are making a wonderful decision when you do this because this pattern will only occur twice every 100 draws.
Pick 4 from the low set and 1 from the high set or 1 from the low set, and 5 from the high set. Either combination pattern will increase the expected occurrence to 15 in every 100 draws. This is better than getting only two expected occurrences.
Incidentally, you can make the best decision when you implement the 3-low-2-high or 2-low-3-high pattern. This offers 558,624 ways of winning or expected occurrence of 33 times in 100 draws.
The image above shows the best and the worst choices you can make when picking your combination for the Lucky for Life game.
In the Rolling Cash 5/39, the two sets of numbers are
Low = 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20
High = 21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39
This table above compares every combinatorial pattern of low and high numbers for a 5/39 game. The pattern with the highest probability of 0.3386 is a 3-low-2-high combination that offers 194,940 ways of winning, although you could lose in 380,817 ways.
Still, this 3-low-2-high pattern remains the best shot for you in terms of low-high combination since a 2-low-3-high pattern has a slightly lower expected occurrence of 32 times in every 100 draws. When playing Rolling Cash 5, be wary not to choose pure low numbers or pure high numbers.
The importance of Lotterycodex patterns
Remember the 1-2-3-4-5-6 combination? In terms of odd-even analysis, you may consider this as one of the best combinations. Yet, it instantly fails the low-high analysis because all numbers are from the low set only.
You can see that there is a contradiction between low-high and odd-even analysis. The solution to this contradiction is to combine the two analyses into one combinatorial calculus.
In a Lotterycodex combinatorial design, the Classic Lotto will have the following number sets:
These are the four sets from which you must choose your numbers. From the combinatorial patterns that this lottery calculator will give you, you can see the best ones separated from the worst ones. We call these Lotterycodex patterns, guiding you in selecting the combinations you will play in the game.
Does your daily horoscope tell that today’s lucky number is 13, so you wish to add it to your game? There is really no solid guarantee that the number in your daily astrological prediction will bring you luck. Yet, the good thing here is that you may enter them as one number from the number sets. You could even enter your birth date or your vital statistics if you like. The calculator will perform precise computations based on the numbers you selected.
Let us look at the combinatorial patterns for the three Ohio Lottery draw games.
Patterns for Classic Lotto
There are 84 patterns for a 6/49 lottery. Yet, only 3 patterns are ideal to use. Using pattern #84 or #58 will take you far away from winning the jackpot. Based on the table below, it is quite obvious that the calculator allows you to know which combinations have the lowest and the highest ratio of success.
Playing the Classic Lotto using pattern #21 is not a smart decision. You will only end up wasting money unnecessarily. This could only occur 29 times in every 2000 draws or 74 times in every 5000 draws.
The best patterns to use when playing are patterns #1, #2, and #3. Pattern #1, for example, has the highest success ratio. Thus, it could match the winning combination in the 106 times it may occur in 2000 draws or 265 times in 5000 draws.
The patterns expand your horizon so that you could have a preview of the lottery’s future games, and you don’t need statistical analysis to achieve such precision and accuracy. Thus, you have a better gaming advantage than other players using traditional lottery playing methods.
Patterns for Lucky For Life
There are 56 patterns for the Lucky for Life Ohio Lottery, and only 4 of them can give the best results. It would not be helpful to use pattern #53 since it is one of the worst patterns for a 5/48 lottery. Its expected occurrence is just once in every 2000 draws and twice in every 5000 draws.
Pattern # 1 is one of the best patterns. You may be the jackpot winner in the 133 times it can occur in 2000 draws or 333 times in 5000 draws. Without this analysis, you are unaware that you are wasting money on useless combinations.
Patterns for Rolling Cash 5
Like the 5/48 lottery, a 5/39 game also has 56 patterns, but there are only 3 best to use. Through the patterns shown above, you realize that it is not worth spending money on pattern #35. Its expected frequency in 2000 draws is only 15 times and 38 times in 5000 draws.
Meanwhile, you have better hope with pattern # 11 as a middle pattern. It could occur 56 times in 2000 draws and 141 in 5000 draws. The best choice is pattern #1, #2, or #3. When you place your money on pattern #1, you have a high chance of being the jackpot winner in the 141 times it could occur in 2000 draws. You could win the jackpot in one of the 352 times in 5000 draws.
Join or start a syndicate
A lottery syndicate, as you could read from “An Introduction to Lottery Syndicate,” involves a group of lottery players pooling their resources to buy more tickets and agreeing to share among themselves (based on each member’s support amount) whatever prize they win.
It is worth mentioning again that purchasing more tickets means more covering. Playing the lottery with a syndicate enables you to achieve this. However, there is nothing good about greater covering if the syndicate purchases the wrong combinations of numbers.
If this calculating system can help improve a solo player’s game, the more it can develop a syndicate’s game. A lottery syndicate could put its resources to best use through the data and strategy that math can provide.
There will still be instances when solo and syndicate players may reach a roadblock or stumble upon a stump. After all, this mathematical system will not spoon feed you with the next winning combination. Instead, it will only give you precisely calculated information to help plan and strategize your future moves to get better chances of winning the lottery.
Avoid quick pick and other superstitions
Quick Pick is the option for playing the lottery wherein a machine or computer will automatically pick the number for you. The computer follows a random algorithm for your combination, and this is obviously an unfavorable manner of playing because of the lack of mathematical analysis.
There were instances in which some people won from their quick pick numbers. But you can do better if you add some combinatorial and probability calculations.
Kindly read the Top 10 Lottery Strategy Myths Debunked (Perhaps You’re Doing #4 or #10) if you like a more detailed explanation of why you must not rely on quick picks and superstitions.
The article mentioned is about superstitions and myths that you ought to forget. You will learn that choosing all prime numbers is useless. A combination with all prime numbers contains no balanced odd-even numbers.
Of course, history shows that some people are winning from their superstitious beliefs, but that doesn’t mean their methods are the right thing to do. The cases that made them bring home the bacon are considerably unusual coincidences.
As a lotto player, your strategy must be mathematical.
Accept the fact that strange combinations must occur
There will always be instances in every lottery game when strange patterns end up as the winning combination. Yet, this does not mean they are worthwhile to play for.
The image below shows examples of non-random combinations that could strangely win some games in the Ohio lottery. Notice that the examples are noticeable or not noticeable.
Observe the numbers in the first column. They follow a certain, easily discernible pattern. 1-2-3-4-5-6 is the all-time favorite example with consecutive numbers from 1.
In recent news, 20 people in South Africa shared the Powerball jackpot after their tickets matched the day’s winning combination of 5-6-7-8-9-10, which has an easily seen pattern.
Consecutive order is the frequently present pattern in this first set of non-random examples. In 1-2-11-12-21-22, there are three sets of consecutive numbers from each of the groups of 1-10, 11-20, and 20-30.
It is also easy to notice a pattern that involves skip-counting such as in the first and second example in the image above for a Lucky for Life game. This is also a consecutive number, except that you count with an interval greater than one. 5-10-15-20-25 has a pattern with an interval of 5 or skip-counting by 5. 2-4-6-8-10 uses a pattern within an interval of or skip counting by 2.
But some non-random patterns can be difficult to notice.
You see that a Rolling Cash 5 game may also have non-random combinations whose patterns you cannot easily notice in our next image. It is usually easy to see the pattern when the numbers follow a consecutive order.
Whether the pattern is noticeable or not, these are all improbable combinations that lack in-depth mathematical analysis during selection. They can occasionally occur in lottery draws, as you can see from the presentation of real lottery draw results in How to Win the Lottery According to Math under the section “Avoid The Improbable.”
The math behind strange combinations and coincidences
Strange numbers win in the lottery. Another mathematical law, the law of truly large numbers (LTLN), explains this. This law states that outrageous events, coincidences, and unusual things occur if there are abundant opportunities. This means that although it is possible that a combination such as 1-2-3-4-5-6 can occur, the frequency by which this pattern will occur is minuscule. It is almost impossible for it to happen. You get your best shot at the lottery jackpot through probable combinations with the highest ratio of success to failure.
Are you confused between the law of large numbers and LTLN? Don’t be. The law of large numbers (or LLN) concludes that a large number of draws determine the lottery’s general outcome. The law of truly large numbers (or LTLN) explains why unusual events occur in all random situations. LLN is one of your guiding principles when you want to know your ratio of success to failure.
You have played the lottery many times. You surely have used one of the useless combinations at least once. Useless combinations are those that only make you waste money because of their low ratio of success to failure. Now, you need not waste your money, time, and effort on such combinations because a mathematical strategy exists.
The extra lucky ball in the lucky for life 5/48
The above explanations all present helpful knowledge about a lottery game wherein all numbers are from the same drum. There are lottery games where there is an additional ball to select.
The extra ball in some lottery games can multiply the jackpot and make it colossal. However, this extra ball gravely affects your chances of winning. Usually, they draw this additional ball from a separate drum.
You may read “How to Handle the Tricky Extra Ball” to find out more about extra balls.
In the Ohio Lottery, one game involving an extra ball is the Lucky for Life game (game details below). Nothing and no one can stop you if you wish to play this game with confidence. If you are anxious about the effect of this extra ball in your ratio of success to failure, you may skip it altogether and play Classic Lotto or Rolling Cash 5.
Available draw games in the Ohio Lottery
There are 5 regular draw games in the Ohio Lottery.
The Lucky for life 5/48 – This multi-state draw has a top prize annuity of $1,000/day for life (or one-time $5,750,000), plus a second prize annuity of $25,000/year for life (or one-time $390,000). It is the game with the extra ball. A wager with 2 sets of numbers costs $2. Select 5 numbers from 1 to 48 for the first set and then pick one from 1 to 18 for the second set.The Classic lotto 6/49 – This traditional lotto offers a jackpot that starts at $1,000,000 and increases according to the ticket sales. A wager costs $1. Choose 6 numbers from 1 to 49. There is an optional “Kicker” for an additional cost of $1. This allows players to win $100,000 more.The Rolling cash 5 – This daily game offers a jackpot prize starting at $100,000 and will roll up until there is a winner. One wager costs $1. Select 5 numbers from 1 to 39.Powerball and Mega Millions – Powerball and Mega Millions are also available in the Ohio Lottery. There are separate articles for the Powerball and the Mega Millions, so read them well on this website. These articles will teach you more about the game and provide details on playing with a better advantage.
The best lotto game in the Ohio Lottery
The crucial first step to winning the lottery is picking the best lotto game to play. The ideal lotto game to play is the one with fewer balls because it has the least number of combinations.
From the table above, you can easily see that the best game to play in the Ohio Lottery is Rolling Cash 5. It has the least number of ball picks, ball selection, and the least number of total possible combinations. Thus, Rolling Cash 5 has the best ratio of success to failure.
Choosing the best game is a personal decision. When doing so, remember that you have the power to make the right choice.
Making the most out of your power to choose
It is your choice which lottery game you want to play. It is your choice how you want to spend your allotted lotto entertainment money. Nonetheless, you would probably want to make the most out of the time and money you spent on playing. Therefore, make the most out of your power to choose, and only math can make this possible.
Consider all possible criteria aside from ball selection, pick-size, and total combinations. These other criteria may include prize payout, presence of extra ball, and your budget for playing. Decide and take on the optimal trade-off. Make decisions without setting aside mathematical information.
Do not forget that mathematical information could specifically provide means to let you exercise your power to make the right decision.
Can you predict the next winning numbers?
Speaking of predicting the winning numbers in an Ohio Lottery game, it will be to your advantage to give up hope that someone or something could ever foretell this. No one and nothing could control the lottery’s randomness, so it is impossible to predict the next winning numbers.
Yet, there is a way to deal with this randomness so that the game will be in your favor. This is by ensuring you are making well-informed choices. In playing the lottery, no ball or number is lucky. They all share the same probability.
Despite observing that there are numbers that appear as common winners in lottery games, there is no mathematical basis that guarantees you can hold on to them, so you will only waste your money on them. See more in-depth explanation on why Most Common Winning Lottery Numbers Are Not the Best Numbers to Play.
The best approach in choosing your numbers is to be objective rather than subjective. To do this, you must focus on three things:
covering (the more tickets you have, the higher your chances of winning)balanced selection (of low odd, high odd, low even, and high even numbers)probability analysis (not all combinatorial patterns have the same ratio of success)
It would be a hassle when you manually consider all these three factors whenever you play the lottery. Thus, the use of Lotterycodex patterns is a well-chosen strategy because its operation covers all three factors to give you a set of data you could use in your future lottery games.
You can see the future outcome of the Ohio Lottery
Playing a lottery becomes a lot easier when using the best lottery tool to save you from any computation.
Every combinatorial pattern or template has a probability value. Thus, you use the formula below to compute the expected value.
Expected Frequency = Probability X number of draws
Let us look at how this works in the Ohio Lottery games.
Let’s start with the Classic lotto 6/49 game.
Suppose you choose to play and focus on pattern #4 for Classic Lotto. Its probability is 0.0485944609. This pattern will occur 4.85 or about 5 times in every 100 draws, 97 in every 2000 draws, and 243 in every 5000 draws.
Seeing the future outcome of the Lucky for Life draw
Many players buy tickets on a whim and even use numbers they saw in their dreams. They end up wasting money because the combination they used has a low ratio of success to failure.
It would help if you focused on patterns with better odds of winning.
Understandably, there will remain some disbelievers that math can make for a more precise lottery prediction. Without this knowledge, you will only end up wasting away your money on useless combinations.
Seeing the future of the Rolling Cash 5 draw
If pattern #1 occurred in the draw today, mark your calendar accordingly, so you have a reminder not to use this pattern for several days.
This combinatorial pattern system lets you time your games and maximizes your budget.
Save money so you can have a bigger lottery playing budget to spend on your next play. Having a bigger budget for playing the lottery is great because it will allow you to buy more tickets. Perhaps, you could use the money you saved to play and try your luck on other Ohio Lottery games for fun.
Other games in the Ohio Lottery
There are several other games you can try, such as:
Ohio Lottery Scratch-Offs are tickets you can buy from retailers. Scratch these cards, match the numbers or figures, and win instant prizes.Pick games (5, 4, 3)EZPLAY games involve matching the set of numbers and symbols right at the moment you buy a ticket.KenoLucky One
There are definitely more ways to enjoy the thrill and excitement offered by the Ohio Lottery. With every game you play, you spend money that the government collects. It then distributes the collection as financial help to community members who need it. Many lotto players use this as a justification or excuse whenever they fail at winning the jackpot. For them, it is okay to lose since the money they spent on the games would eventually help the needy.
There is nothing wrong with this way of thinking. Still, realize that you can up your game with the help of precise mathematical calculations. With a better strategy, you have higher chances of winning. If you win, you could have more money to give to the needy. Therefore, instead of unwittingly choosing a combination, create a game plan using the information, only math could provide.
Play the Ohio lottery for fun
Math is truly the only reliable approach when finding a better way to play the lottery. Thankfully, a lottery calculator will save you from going through the complex yet necessary mathematical analysis of your odds in playing the lottery. It can greatly help you achieve your goal to play the lottery for fun.
One should play the lottery simply for fun. Never consider it as a source of living or as a substitute for a regular job. From the figures presented above, you see that the number of possible losses is greater than the number of successes. You can expect to lose the majority of the tickets you buy. The primary beneficiary of lotteries is not the players but the government and the community’s less fortunate members. You will only truly financially benefit from a lottery once you win the jackpot.
Regardless of some people say that winning small prizes is enough to console you for your losses, you know that you should not spend more than necessary on lottery tickets hoping to win the jackpot one day. Set a reasonable amount of money for your lottery entertainment so you will not have a lot to regret later. If you must play, then play with a precision strategy instead of pointless methods. Make sure you take the necessary steps to make your lotto spending worthwhile by following the Top 10 Lotto Betting Dos and Don’ts.
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