Arizona Fantasy 5 Lottery Tips


Fantasy 5 Stats

  • Odds: 1 in 749,398
  • Jackpot: Minimum $50,000
  • Pick Size: Pick-5
  • Where to Play: Arizona
  • How to Play: Choose 5 numbers from 1-41
  • Price: $1
  • Drawings: Monday - Saturday
  • How to Win: Match all 5 winning numbers
  • Official Website: Arizona State Lottery
  • Advantage Gold History File: AZ0541.slh

About Arizona Fantasy 5 Lotto Game

Arizona Fantasy 5 5/41 replaced the old Pick 5 5/39 game in February 2011. Fantasy 5 is a great game to play in Arizona and is one of the easiest lottery games to win in the USA, even though its number field is 41 numbers, up from 39 and 35 numbers that the previous games had. To play Fantasy 5, the lottery player simply chooses five numbers from 1 to 41. The jackpot starts at $50,000 and keeps increasing until there is a winner. Arizona's Fantasy 5 may not make you mega rich, but it will make you very happy!

The odds of winning the first prize Fantasy 5 jackpot are one in 749,398, which makes it a decent game to play. Compare that to the jackpot odds of one in 7,059,053 of winning the The Pick 6/44; or the jackpot odds of one in 292 million of winning Powerball; or the jackpot odds of one in 302,575,350 of winning Mega Millions.

FREE LOTTERY STRATEGIES to help you win Arizona Fantasy 5

Lottery numbers are randomly drawn, but even random lotto numbers form patterns that can be tracked and used to our advantage. Having carefully analyzed all the drawings in past lotto results of more than 200 different lotto games worldwide, with histories going back as far as 1955, we have verified the following incredibly simple rule:

That which is MOST POSSIBLE happens MOST OFTEN.
That which is LEAST POSSIBLE happens LEAST OFTEN.

The key to Gail Howard's successful number selection methods is playing the probabilities. If you play a lotto ticket pattern that occurs only five percent of the time, you can expect that pattern to lose 95 percent of the time, giving you no chance to win 95 percent of the time. So, don't buck the probabilities.

Free Lotto Tips

Free Tips for Finding Winning Lotto Numbers
in Arizona Fantasy Five


When you select your lotto numbers, try to have a relatively even mix of odd numbers and even numbers. All odd numbers or all even numbers are rarely drawn, occurring less than 3 percent of the time. The best mix is to have 3/2 or 2/3 which means three odd and two even, or two odd and three even. One of these two patterns will occur in 67 percent of the drawings.


Winning numbers are usually spread across the entire number field. If we take a number field and cut it in half, we have the low half and the high half. In a 41-number game, numbers 1 to 21 would be in the low half, and numbers 22 to 41 would be in the high half. All high numbers or all low numbers are rarely drawn, occurring only 3 percent of the time. The best mix is to have 3/2 or 2/3 which means three high and two low, or two high and three low. One of these two lotto patterns will occur in 67 percent of the drawings.


Look at a list of past winning numbers for Arizona Fantasy 5, and you'll see as in any game, more often than not, that one or more of the <number groups is not represented. For example, in the combination 5-8-14-17-32, there are no 20's. Tracking and studying number groups can help you decide which group to omit and which group to give extra heavy play.


List the number of games skipped (games out) since the last hit (win) for each of the winning numbers during the last five games. Then mark the number of times each skip occurred. If any skip from 0 to 5 did not occur, play the lotto numbers that are out that many games. (Help working with lotto games skipped.)


After you choose five numbers you want to play, add them together and make sure that the sum of the five numbers adds up to somewhere between 78 and 132. Sums that fall within that range will account for over 70 percent of all lottery jackpots won.


In AZ Fantasy 5, on average, one lottery number will repeat from the last drawing every other drawing or 56 percent of the time.


Lottery numbers that have been out (losers) for four games or less account for about half of the winning numbers. Losing numbers that have been out for six games or less account for about two-thirds of all the winning numbers. Numbers out ten games or less account for 82 percent of the winning numbers. This tells us that hot numbers are more likely to hit, but don't forget to include at least one long shot in your group of 5.


In is difficult to know when a cold number will end a long losing streak. If you play a number every drawing because you think it is due, you could be chasing it for many months. (Number 45 in New York Lotto sat out 100 drawings before it finally hit.) Although, when a number has been out for 70 games or so, it might be worth chasing.

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The shortest, easiest way to search for lotto numbers that have the greatest probability of winning is to track the trends. Smart Luck strategies show you how to understand and use historical data.

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Lottery Wheels

After you use number selection strategies to choose a group of numbers that are best to play, the best way to win more prizes is to use a wheeling system to group the numbers into sets of tickets to buy. Our Balanced Wheels have minimum win guarantees!


Balanced Wheeling® Systems allow you to bet a large group of numbers (more than 5), play scientific combinations of that group of numbers, and get a specific minimum win guarantee. Balanced Wheels® force all the winning numbers that are in your group to come together to give you at least one prize if some or all of the winning numbers are in your chosen group.

It's true that the more numbers you wheel, the easier it is to trap the winning numbers in your chosen group. But to get the most leverage for your money, the optimum number of numbers to wheel is not more than four or five numbers over HALF the numbers in your game. For the best way to win Arizona Fantasy 5, wheel less than about 26 of the total 41 numbers. Otherwise, you'll be spending MORE money chasing a SMALLER guaranteed prize. You benefit more by wheeling a carefully selected group of lotto numbers.


Any one wheeling system that covers ALL the numbers in the game is too spread out, making the win guarantee not worth the wager. There are smart ways to wheel all the numbers in the game by using Trap-by-Overlap and other wheeling strategies covered on pages 137 to 142 in Gail Howard's lotto book, Lottery Master Guide.

Most of our 109 jackpot lottery winners used a Balanced Wheel® in addition to Smart Luck® number selection methods. You can use a FREE lottery wheel that won multiple jackpots. Read about our lottery winners, too. And when you win a lotto jackpot with Smart Luck systems, tell us about it so you can be added to the growing list of winners. If you don't want your name publicized, Smart Luck will honor that.

Lotto Wheeling Systems to help you win

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In addition to number selection strategies, you should take advantage of wheeling your lotto numbers to improve your odds. You can quickly and easily wheel pick-5 lotto numbers using the Balanced Wheels in the Wheel Five Gold lottery software. You get a minimum win guarantee with every wheel!


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Lotto Pool Winners


Several of the 109 Lotto jackpots won with Smart Luck lottery systemswere won by groups of people who pooled their money for lotto. Sharing the ticket cost with others stretches your Lotto budget. By playing with a group, you can afford to buy more lottery tickets—and play larger wheeling systems—than you could (or should) by yourself. Draw up an agreement and have the members of your pool sign it.


When you form a lotto pool, your group is also pooling its aggregate luck. A jackpot could happen because of the luck just one member brings to your pool. Select your partners carefully. Share your luck with winners, not losers. Avoid negative people. Not only are they unlucky, but they dampen enthusiasm and drain energy from others. You want to enhance your own luck, not dilute its strength. One quick way to tell winners from losers is simply to ask them: "Do you think you are a lucky person?" Many people quickly admit, "I'm unlucky. I never win anything." They won't bring good luck to your group either.


No one should play games of chance out of desperation because they need the winnings. The needy have a greater fear of losing the hard-earned money they gamble with. It is just one of life's dirty tricks that the very fear of losing blocks the winning forces. Thoughts are charged with energy, especially when triggered by emotion. Fear attracts exactly that which one fears. A strong desire for a goal that is charged with positive energy, attracts a positive response, especially when every effort is made to attain that goal.

Positive Attitudes are for Winners!

Save Cash by Skipping These Lotto Pitfalls

Lotto players who select their lottery numbers thoughtlessly or foolishly are destined to lose even before the drawing takes place. By knowing which number combinations and patterns to avoid, you'll have an advantage over such players—and save money, too.


Many players like to bet the numbers that have won someone else a big jackpot, and by doing so, they are almost guaranteed NOT to win one themselves. In Arizona Fantasy Five, with six drawings a week, a set of five numbers has a chance of being drawn once every 2,402 years. This should also answer the question we are so often asked, "Shouldn't I keep playing the same set of numbers every week because they are due to hit sometime?"


Even four consecutive numbers is a very rare occurrence that, in most lottery games, has never happened once.


Never choose all five lotto numbers from one number group, such as all single digits, or all teens, or all 20's, etc. All five winning numbers drawn from one group is highly unlikely, although it is not as unlikely with a game like Fantasy Five that has a smaller number field, and thus less number groups to choose from.


The most popular set of numbers most often played is: 1-2-3-4-5. Thousands of tickets are bought with this combination every drawing. The selection is too far out of balance to come up in a random drawing, and even if it did win, the jackpot would be split so many times it wouldn't be worth taking the chance.


Pattern betting is an even more popular method of marking bet slips. Patterns of numbers marked in a row to make a straight line, either across the bet slip vertically or diagonally get heavy play—which means sharing the prize with others if the numbers are drawn as winners. Other designs such as patterns of initials or numbers or crosses also get heavy play.


Other popular combinations that get heavy play are the number multiples, especially 5-10-15-20-25 and 7-14-21-28-39.


Many people like to play same last digits, such as 3-13-23-33, or all digits that end in seven, or some other favorite lucky lottery number. Even four same last digits occur in less than two-tenths of one percent of all drawings. Winning sets of numbers with no more than one repeated last digit represent nearly 90 percent of all drawings.


Quick Picks are used by lazy people who want to be in the action without putting any effort into winning. When you read articles about jackpot winners, it appears as though they all used either Quick Picks, birth dates, or their children's ages. The vast majority of people do play that way. If the majority of tickets sold are Quick Picks, then it makes sense that the majority of jackpots won should be won with Quick Picks. However, when you see the actual statistics, as we did, you'll find that you have a better chance of winning by picking numbers randomly out of a hat than by using Quick Picks.

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Arizona Lotto Strategy

Using Lottery Strategies to Pick Winning Numbers for Arizona Fantasy 5
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