Not long ago a friend of mine has been obsessed over lottery. He found a dataset of past lottery winning combinations and somehow feels he is able to get the sense behind these combinations.
While I don’t share his wild and bold imagination, I believe that it is great to show precisely how unpractical it is people betting for lottery. Therefore, I obtained the 4D result checker dataset from Sports Toto Malaysia Sdn Bhd. It has twenty five years of web data from 1992 as much as 2017. It records every combination that was picked in each draw, such as the first prize, second prize, third prize, 10 special prizes and 10 consolation prizes.
Through the TreeMap chart, we have seen a combination 4267 does appear more times than most of the combination pool, with a total appearance of 26 times. Strange. Toggling the Frequency filter control underneath the TreeMap to demonstrate conjunction with lower frequency, we will see that most combinations just have a minimal to average frequency. Is 4267 a real favored number? Are we actually onto something?
Now studying the Bar Chart, let’s toggle the season filter control to show highest frequency in recent 5 years. It implies that from 2012, the combination 4267 appeared 8 times. And notably, it appeared 6 times in year 2014 alone. Rigged, you say? Perhaps. Now, we toggle the filter control again to find out the most frequent combinations in year 2017. Exactly what do we have seen? Or rather, what do we not see? Because now, 4267 is not within the bar chart anymore!
You don’t believe me? Let’s toggle the very best X Frequency filter control on the right. Moving the slider to the correct provides us more bars within the chart. Let’s move it to the correct, and discover if 4267 is hiding within the back. Can you view it? Because I certainly don’t.
Maybe this is due to the truth that it is now only August 2017 and 4267 might still come during the next several months. Well, if you believe so, let’s move on to the Highlight Table. This table shows the distribution of every combination inside an organized tabular format. Darker color indicates higher frequency. Be aware that, this table can be filtered using the same filter control as the TreeMap chart. Would you see any pattern? No? Perhaps you have to toggle the regularity filter for a bit to incorporate combinations with lfbbbs frequency. Can it appear to be they follow some sort of pattern? Does a team of frequent combinations cluster together? Because for me, the distribution looks quite even. There is absolutely no tendency beyond doubt combinations to appear in a specific cluster or group.
As being a conclusion, I even calculated the probability to win in a Sports Toto 4D lottery. You will find a total of 10000 possible combination in each draw, and then there are just 23 winning combinations. In the event you bet using any random number in any draw, the probability that one could win the prizes, is simply .23%, which is lower than one (1) percent!
So, why do you even try? Disclaimer: This project is strictly educational. The outcomes obtained and examples used in this project must not be accountable for your own personel behavior. We do not let the behavior of gaming and therefore is definitely not responsible of your own action.