Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Lotto 649 Draws Mostly Prime Numbers

This is just a short bit of Crazy Combo Lottery Trivia.

On Saturday December 11, 2010, the Canadian Lotto 649 main set of numbers were:

 02 07 13 17 27 41

What's unique about this combination is that 5 of the 6 numbers were all prime numbers. These are shown as red. Only the number 27 was not a prime number, but, it is 3 cubed ( 3 x 3 x 3 ).

Using the game's format of 49 white balls, we find that there are 15 pure prime numbers (not including the number 01). Of this set, only one (the number 02) is even, and the rest are odd. Players who limit there selections to these 15 numbers would have a total of 5,005 combinations to play. In that drawing, there were 5 tickets matching 5 of the 6 main balls; and, each of these won C$52,830.60. 

We don't know if these gamers were playing prime numbers, but if they were, the system worked wonderfully!

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