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TIP #1: ODD-EVEN When you select your numbers avoid having all even or odd numbers because they are rarely drawn, occuring less than 2%. Mixes such as 3 odds and 2 even or 2 odds and 3 even occur approximately 66% of the drawings.
TIP #2: THE SUM Add together the five numbers you chose and make sure that the sum of these numbers is somewhere between 70 and 130. This occurs over 70% of the drawings. If you are playing another lottery game such as Mega Millions make sure that the sum of your numbers is balanced - approximately in the middle of the sum range.
TIP #3: HIGH-LOW Drawing numbers are usually spread across the entire number field. In Take 5 lottery 1 to 20 would be in low half and 21 to 39 would be in high half. All highs or all lows occur less than 3%. The best mix is to have 3 lows and 2 highs or 2 lows and 3 highs. One of these patterns occurs 64% of the drawings.
TIP #4: FREQUENT NUMBERS Numbers that had been drawn in the last 10 games account for 79% of the next drawing numbers which tells us that they are likely to be hit. You might also want to balance them - do not choose only the numbers that are drawn frequently.
TIP #5: RARE NUMBER If you choose a number every drawing because you think that it is due then you could be chasing it for a very long time. A number can be easily not been drawn for the last 50 games. However, when a number has been out for over 70 games it might be worth chasing.
TIP #6: HISTORY It is very important to know drawings history. For example, if numbers 1 2 3 4 5 had been drawn before you shouldn't pick them. Drawings history can show which numbers are frequent and which not and when was the last time a number was hit. Download Take Five Drawings History now.
TIP #7: NUMBER GROUPS Avoid choosing all five numbers from one number group such as all single digits, teens, 20's, and etc. This is very unlikely to happen.
TIP #8: MULTIPLES Try not to choose numbers that are multiples such as 5 10 15 20 25 or 3 6 9 12 15 or 7 14 21 28 35.
TIP #9: CONSECUTIVE NUMBERS Even four consecutive numbers occur very rarely, avoid consecutives such as 1 2 3 4 5 or 20 21 22 23 24.
TIP #10: SAME LAST DIGITS Avoid same last digits such as 7 17 27 37. Four same last digits occur less than 1% of all drawings. On the other hand, drawings with no more than one repeated last digit occur more than 80% of the drawings.
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