Smart Luck Glossary of Lottery Terms

Most Probable Range of Sums

Most Probable Range of Sums is the range of sums within which the majority of lotto number combinations fall within. 70 percent of the past sets of winning numbers are produced by only 27 or 28 percent of all the possible sums. For example, in the 6/49 Lotto game, there are 13,983,816 possible combinations of six numbers. Of those, 9,972,578 combinations have sums ranging from 115 to 185. 115-185 is the Most Probable Range of Sums for a 6/49 game. To see this range visually, you can plot all the possible combinations which would produce a bell curve. The sums at the top of the bell curve are those in the Most Probable Range of Sums.

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The Best Sums chart shows the most probable range of sums for many lotto number formats.

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