Do lottery statistics show that lottery jackpots follow bell-shaped curves or not?
This controversy has been going on for some time. Some think that it is pure nonsense. Others are true believers. But, rather than rely on emotion, I prefer a more clinical approach. I want to see the facts.
Do you want to know the truth?
I want to make my position on this clear enough so anyone can understand. Critics of bell-shaped curve analysis are not only wrong but, they are wrong absolutely and across the board! ALL LOTTERIES follow these bell-shaped curve distributions, not only in theory but, I state most emphatically, in practice.
Now, you’re waiting for me to back that up with some lottery statistics. No problem. In fact, if you were here, I could do that with any lottery of your choosing. Next, I would have you select one of four mathematical performance characteristics to analyze. These include Odd/Even, Balanced Game, Likely Game or Vector Game analysis. But, you’re not here. So, for the purposes of this article, I’ll use the Mega Millions lottery, a 5/56 game, and do a Balanced Game analysis.
First, we looked at the theoretical Balanced Game graph. This lottery analysis examined all 3,819,816 possible combinations of 56 numbers and produced a perfect bell-shaped curve. Next, we plotted the actual lottery jackpot winning numbers for the last four years.
What do you think we found?
The Balanced Game graph for the actual lottery jackpot winners and the theoretical graph match perfectly! The lottery performed exactly the way the theory predicted it would.
I know that some of you don’t believe me, thinking that this is some sort of parlor game or that I cherry picked the Mega Millions lottery just to make my point. Or maybe you sincerely believe that this is simply an anomaly; a onetime thing. Fine. OK. We’ll do it again, this time with the PowerBall lottery, a 5/59 lottery.
The results are a perfect match!
We could continue this till the cows come home and the result will always be the same. In fact, I’m so confident, I make this open challenge. No one can show me an example of a lottery, where the theoretical graph and the winning lottery jackpot graph don’t match.
What have we learned?
1. Graphs of the Mega Millions and PowerBall lottery characteristics precisely match the theoretical graphs.
2. This is true for all lotteries.
3. Because the graphs match, you can use the theoretical graphs to improve your chances of winning the Mega Millions, PowerBall or any other lottery jackpot.