Pennsylvania Lottery - Quinto General Analysis
Updated on Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Several analyses can be performed on Pennsylvania Lottery Quinto past winning numbers. However, while straight numbers analysis
was reasonable for 3-digit games, where there are only 1,000 possible numbers.
It was not that helpful in 4-digit games, where there are 10,000 possible numbers, since
most of the numbers were not drawn yet. When it comes to the Quinto (a 5-digit game), straights analysis is
just out of the question even after thousands of draws; there are 100,000 numbers.
On the other hand, box (any arrangement of the digits) analysis is quite reasonable for both 3- and 4- digit games
with a few hundreds of draws. But, for the Quinto, we still need a couple of thousands of draws to identify
the hot and cold boxes.
In the mean time we shall only classify the 100,000 possible Quinto numbers into the various types of boxes
and list their respective probability.
|Box Type||Description||Example||Combinations||Numbers in this catagory||Probability|
|All 5 distinct digits||12345||252||30,240||30.24%|
|3 distinct and one doubled||11234||840||50,400||50.4%|
|2 of the digits doubled||11223||360||10,800||10.8%|
|1 of the digits tripled||11123||360||7,200||7.2%|
|1-doubled and 1-tripled||11122||90||900||0.9%|
|1 of the digits quadrupled||11112||90||450||0.45%|
|All 5 digits identical||11111||10||10||0.01%|
|Total|| || ||2002||100,000||100%|
Note that while there are 100,000 distinct Quinto numbers, there are only
2002 boxes (any arrangement of the digits). Moreover, numbers with one digit doubled are the most
probable numbers to be drawn.