Florida Lotto 6/53 is a pick-6 Lotto game with high jackpot odds of one in 22,957,480.Florida Fantasy 5 is much better. Florida Lotto began in 1988 as a 6/49 game and has been using the new 6/53 format since October 27, 1999. There have been over 1,000 drawings with the new number format. You choose six numbers from 1 to 53 to play and there are no bonus or powerball numbers drawn in this game. Drawings are held twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The jackpot starts at $3 million and is split for multiple winners, or rolls over if there is no winner. Florida Lotto also began a new option for the game called Florida Lotto Plus in which you can raise your bet from the Classic Lotto $1 per ticket up to $2 or $3 per ticket. The increased bet will give you a higher jackpot. A $2 bet wins you an additional $10 million to whatever the jackpot prize is, and a $3 bet wins you $25 million in addition to the jackpot. Five winning numbers pays a generous $5,000 on average.
How to WIN Florida Lotto 6/53
ODD-EVEN LOTTO NUMBER TIPS
When you select your FL Lotto numbers, try to have a relatively even mix of odd and even numbers. All odd numbers or all even numbers are rarely drawn, occurring only one percent of the time. The best mix is to have 2/4, 4/2 or 3/3, which means two odd and four even, or four odd and two even, or three odd and three even. One of these three patterns will occur in 80 percent of the drawings.
HIGH-LOW LOTTO NUMBER TIPS
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 53-number game like Florida Lotto, numbers 1 to 27 would be in the low half, and numbers 28 to 53 would be in the high half. All high numbers or all low numbers are rarely drawn, occurring only two percent of the time. The best mix is to have 2/4, 4/2 or 3/3, which means two high and four low, or four high and two low, or three high and three low. Winning number groups with these three patterns occur in 81 percent of all drawings.
LOTTERY NUMBER GROUP STRATEGIES
Look at a list of past winning lottery numbers for Florida Lotto, and you’ll see, more often than not, that one or more of the number groups is not represented. For example, in the combination 5-14-17-32-38-46, 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.
LOTTERY GAMES SKIPPED STRATEGIES
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.)
LOTTO NUMBER SUM ADVICE
After you choose six numbers you want to play, add them together and make sure that the sum of the six numbers adds up to somewhere between 124 and 200. Sums that fall within that range will account for over 70 percent of all lottery jackpots won.
REPEAT HITS LOTTERY TIPS
In FL Lotto 6/53, on average, one lottery number will be a repeat hit from the last drawing 53 percent of the time.
HOT NUMBER LOTTERY SECRETS
Numbers that have been out (losers) for five games or less account for about half of the winning numbers drawn in FL Lotto. Losing numbers that have been out ten games or less account for 75 percent of all 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 6.
COLD NUMBER LOTTERY SECRETS
It 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.