Fantasy 5 – How To Play According To Math
Last updated on February 2, 2021
Fantasy 5 is a game where you must pick 5 numbers from a given number field.
It’s like playing basketball where a team needs 5 players.
Did you know that number 5 is the corresponding number for Mercury, the planet of intelligence, awareness and logic?
Thus, let this post make you aware of your options when playing this game.
Learn more about the game so you can make an intelligent and logical game plan.
Hence, even if your birthday is not the 5th, 14th or 23rd, Mercury’s redeeming qualities may still manifest in you.
Without further ado, let’s explore more about the Fantasy 5 game.
Use the correct tool for playing Fantasy 5.
To win the jackpot in a lottery, one needs to buy a ticket. The usual process of buying a ticket involves getting a playslip and marking the numbers one wants to play for in the game.
Easy, right? It seems like a child play that some people simply mark the numbers that they first think of.
However, even a child’s game like a piñata requires a certain strategy for winning. A blindfolded child could mentally count his step to overcome the inability to see the goal. This way, he could be close to hitting the piñata and win.
Here, we see the importance of a strategy for winning even a simple game like piñata. This also emphasizes the significance of a well-thought-of plan when playing adult games like lotteries.
So what strategies are available for picking lottery combinations?
A commonly used strategy involves statistics where players track the hot and cold numbers. Hot numbers are those that have been drawn more times than the cold numbers. They assume that cold numbers are long overdue and could, therefore, win next.
Some lottery websites even provide players with the statistics, but would a smart lotto player rely on hot and cold numbers?
A lottery game like Fantasy 5 is one event governed by the law of large numbers or LLN. According to this law, a huge increase in the number of draws will show that the frequency of occurrence of all numbers will eventually converge around the same rate.
Therefore, it cancels the effectiveness of the initial observation on hot and cold numbers. This confirms that statistical analysis is not the correct tool for creating lottery combinations. Statistics for number tracking will never work in the lottery.
If so, what will?
The lottery is random, but it is also deterministic. There are causes to all events. This image suggests that a mathematical strategy exists.
This is the computer-generated image of a lottery’s randomness. There are white streaks and gray dots that represent combinations in a lottery game.
This image suggests there is a way to take advantage of the lottery’s randomness. There are ideas a player may use so he will not be mathematically wrong for most of the draws.
The randomness of a lottery game permits the use of probability calculations. These calculations will pave the way for arriving at accurate and more precise conclusions consistent with the law of large numbers. You’ll see more details to support this when you read this visual analysis.
Mindy works in such a great company. Every week, their boss would pass around a box containing 10 balls in orange, purple and green. These balls denote small, but still exciting incentives that change every week.
For this week, orange is for a bag of chips. Purple is for a brand new earphones. Green is for a $50 gift check.
No employee knows the number of balls in each color. Thus, if Mindy wants to know if she could ever pick an orange ball, she has to use statistical sampling.
Yet, the boss may declare there are 5 orange, 2 purple and 3 orange balls. Based on these details, she would know her probability of getting a $50 GC.
The lottery is just like the second scenario. Every game lets players know how many balls there are and how many numbers they must pick. Therefore, a lottery has a finite quality that allows probability calculations.
Probability comprises the best tool to use for the lottery. However, probability alone will not complete a precise mathematical strategy.
You must put combinatorics into your perspective too.
Which ratio should you choose?
A lottery game is random. It has a fundamental probability that no one can control. No one could predict which combinations will win in the next draw. Nonetheless, a mathematical game plan will help bring this winning chance close to your grasp.
Statistics is not the right tool for this; combinatorics and probability are.
One might ask a philosophical question. “Statistics is a mathematical concept, so why can’t I just stick to it?”
In math, our teachers taught us that we must analyze a problem in order to find the right solution. Look for the given or known data and pick a method most appropriate to find the answer.
I have told you above that statistical tracking is not the proper way of selecting numbers. It is because all numbers ultimately have equal chances of getting picked with an increased number of draws .
Since lottery games have known pick size and number field, statistical analysis will not work. That’s why I have shown you that probabilistic analysis is the better way to go.
Statistics and probability are both mathematical concepts, but we have determined that the latter is more appropriate to use with lotteries. Now, let us focus on establishing what will give us a complete solution to lottery number and combination selection.
A lottery game has thousands to millions of possible combinations, depending on a game.
For example, Florida Lottery Fantasy 5 has 376,992 possible combinations. Each combination has equal probability.
Probability tells how likely an event will occur. In the lottery, probability is the likelihood that your chosen combination will match the winning combination. The formula below helps determine this.
Let us assume you want to play for the combination 5-9-27-35-36. In order to win, the winning combination must have the exact numbers you have selected. Thus, out of 376,992 total combinations, you have only one probability.
This goes for any combination you choose. To increase your chances of winning, buy more tickets with other combinations.
Thinking only about the probability of winning, you could lose the opportunity to find a better game plan. This is the best time to pay attention to the odds of winning.
Odds measure the likelihood that an event will happen against the likelihood that it will not happen. Hence, odds also refer to the ratio of success to failure. The formula for odds is
Probability and odds are both ratios. Yet, their difference provides an avenue for achieving the strategy that we want to establish.
With probability, you consider only the combination you selected. Thus, this combination is like other combinations by having only one probability to make you win the jackpot. Either you win or you lose, no matter what combination you choose.
With odds, you consider every group of combination and calculate how far or how close it can bring you to the jackpot. Therefore, it does not limit your winning perspective. It lets you discover and understand more about the game so you can find the best way to deal with it.
Probability and odds are two mathematical concepts that players should use together when analyzing combinations in the lottery.
An analogy that could help you understand probability and odds better is a television. Probability is like a black and white television where you see only two colors. White is the probability of winning, and black is the probability of losing.
Odds are like a colored television, like the modern QLED TV, which allows you to see different colors on the screen. These colors represent the combinatorial groups and their unequal odds.
Remember that there are many combinations for a certain lottery game. Odds enable you to divide these combinations into groups. Combinatorial groups do not have the same odds or ratio of success to failure. One group will have a better ratio than the others.
The combinatorial group with the best odds will give players fewer ways of being wrong. This is the group that a smart player will use when picking numbers on the playslip.
This table above is for a Fantasy 5 game with 36 balls. The ideal combination to spend money on is one with 3 odd and 2 even numbers. The worst combination is one that comprises 5 even numbers.
Why? Look at each groups’ ways of winning and failing. A 3-odd-2-even combination can provide 15 times more ways of winning than a 5-even combination. When you play for a combination with 3-odd-2-even, you have 116,280 fewer ways of losing than with a 5-even.
The key concept is to have fewer ways of losing and more ways of winning in your lottery games.
If you know which combinatorial group has the best odds, would you still insist on anything less? You would definitely not; unless you want to spend money on the wrong combinations for most of the games you play.
In our example above, a 3-odd-2-even combination allows you to have more ways of winning, yet fewer ways of losing. Thus, it is the option you will rationally choose instead of a 5-even combination.
Suppose you do not know about combinatorial groups. You regularly played 2-24-18-22-30 because these are your family members’ birth dates. You have been spending money on one of the worst combinations and then stumbled upon this article.
It is understandable for you to feel regretful after realizing you just wasted your money. The combination you have been using for years turned out to have the worst ratio.
RememberLooking at the odds or ratio of success to failure of a combination will show you if it is worth spending money on as you play the lottery. The combination with the best odds will not exactly give you the next winning combination.The lottery is random and has a governing probability that no one can change. In a lottery game, a combination with the best odds can bring you closer to winning the jackpot.What combinatorial groups can give you is not the power to beat the odds. Instead, it grants you the opportunity to use your logic and free will to make the right choice. You may also choose to not play, if you think this is the ideal action to take.
The combination with best ratio is not necessarily the next winning combination. Instead, it makes spending money worthwhile since you can get closer to the jackpot every time you play.
Always choose the combinatorial group with best ratio of success to failure. Now, let’s explore more about the games’ combinatorial groups and ratios.
Let’s analyze the basic combinatorial groups for Fantasy 5.
Numbers are interesting because they have various meanings and connotations. This number 5, for example, will fascinate you. Some refer to it as the number of humanity. A human (generally) has 5 senses, 5, toes, 5 fingers and 5 major body systems.
With lotteries, you might even feel amazed that there are 5 US states offering Fantasy 5. Florida, Georgia and Arizona have obviously different versions of the game. California and Michigan have games that look similar on the onset, but the differences lie on the game mechanics and prize layout.
So, if you wish to know how to do well in each of these Fantasy 5 games, keep reading with a passion the information below.
With lottery games, the composition of combinations is where you should put your attention to. How do you pay attention to the composition? You would surely ask next.
Combinatorial groups not only differ in terms of odds. They also differ in composition. To explain to you more about composition, we have to first go back to the basics of playing lottery games.
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