Not long ago a friend of mine has been obsessed over lottery. He found a dataset of past lottery winning blends and somehow feels he could find the sense behind these combinations.
While I don’t share his wild and bold imagination, I believe that it is great to exhibit just how unpractical it is actually people betting for lottery. Therefore, I obtained the 4D result checker dataset from Sports Toto Malaysia Sdn Bhd. It contains 25 years of information from 1992 approximately 2017. It records every combination which was picked in each draw, like the first prize, second prize, third prize, 10 special prizes and 10 consolation prizes.
From the TreeMap chart, we see the combination 4267 does appear more times than the majority of the combination pool, with a total appearance of 26 times. Strange. Toggling the regularity 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 exploring the Bar Chart, let’s toggle the entire year filter control to show highest frequency in recent five years. It demonstrates 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 discover probably the most frequent combinations in year 2017. What exactly do we have seen? Or rather, exactly what do we not see? Because now, 4267 is not really inside the bar chart anymore!
You don’t trust me? Let’s toggle the best X Frequency filter control in the right. Moving the slider off to the right offers us more bars within the chart. Let’s move it off to the right, and see if 4267 is hiding inside the back. Can you view it? Because I certainly don’t.
Maybe this is due to the truth that it is actually now only August 2017 and 4267 might still come in the next a few months. Well, if you believe so, let’s proceed to the Highlight Table. This table shows the distribution of each combination within an organized tabular format. Darker color indicates higher frequency. Be aware that, this table could be filtered using the same filter control as the TreeMap chart. Do you see any pattern? No? Perhaps you should toggle the regularity filter to get a bit to incorporate combinations with lfbbbs frequency. Can it seem like they follow some kind of pattern? Does a team of frequent combinations cluster together? Because in my opinion, the distribution looks quite even. There is no tendency for certain combinations to show up in a specific cluster or group.
As being a conclusion, I even calculated the probability to win in a Sports Toto 4D lottery. There is a total of 10000 possible combination in each draw, and there are just 23 winning combinations. If you bet using any random number in every draw, the probability that you can win the prizes, is just .23%, that is lower than one (1) percent!
So, why do you even try? Disclaimer: This project is strictly educational. The results obtained and examples found in this project really should not be accountable for your behavior. We do not let the behavior of gaming and for that reason is definitely not responsible of your action.