Recently a friend of mine has been obsessed over lottery. He found a dataset of past lottery winning combos and somehow believes he is able to find the logic behind these combinations.
As I don’t share his wild and bold imagination, I believe it is great to demonstrate exactly how unpractical it is actually people betting for lottery. Therefore, I obtained the 4d results dataset from Sports Toto Malaysia Sdn Bhd. It has 25 years of web data from 1992 up to 2017. It records every combination which had been picked in each draw, including the first prize, second prize, third prize, 10 special prizes and 10 consolation prizes.
From your TreeMap chart, we see the mixture 4267 does appear more times than most of the combination pool, having a total appearance of 26 times. Strange. Toggling the Frequency filter control below the TreeMap to exhibit combination with lower frequency, we will have that many combinations have only a small to average frequency. Is 4267 really a favored number? Are we actually onto something?
Now studying the Bar Chart, let’s toggle the Year filter control to disclose highest frequency in recent 5 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 learn the most frequent combinations in year 2017. What exactly do we percieve? Or rather, what do we not see? Because now, 4267 will not be within the bar chart anymore!
You don’t trust me? Let’s toggle the very best X Frequency filter control at the right. Moving the slider to the right offers us more bars in the chart. Let’s move it to the correct, and see if 4267 is hiding inside the back. Would you look at it? Because I certainly don’t.
Maybe this is because of the fact that it really is now only August 2017 and 4267 might still come during the next a few months. Well, if you think so, let’s start working on the Highlight Table. This table shows the distribution of every combination in an organized tabular format. Darker color indicates higher frequency. Be aware that, this table could be filtered utilizing the same filter control as the TreeMap chart. Do you see any pattern? No? Perhaps you need to toggle the frequency filter for any bit to include combinations with lfbbbs frequency. Will it look like they follow some kind of pattern? Does a group of frequent combinations cluster together? Because to me, 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. In the event you bet using any random number in almost any draw, the probability that you could win the prizes, is only .23%, which can be lower than one (1) percent!
So, why do you even try? Disclaimer: This project is strictly educational. The results obtained and examples used in this project really should not be accountable for your own behavior. We do not let the behavior of gaming and therefore will not be responsible of your action.