Since the results are based on the first 6 numbers drawn in the UK Lotto (bonus balls are not considered), we examined our UK Lottery Hot and Cold Lottery Analysis results to see if any patterns emerged. What we found was that there was an abundant amount of hot numbers that were selected in a 3-month period (26 drawings).
This led us to investigate whether a winning strategy could be identified, and we concluded that:
£1,000 to £40,000 per year.
Accordingly, this article explains the following to give you a winning edge:
- How HotPicks is Played
- Winning Ticket Combinations
- How to Select the Balls to Play in the Wheeling Pool
- Example of Wheeling Hot Balls Potential Payout
Each ticket costs £1, and the winning numbers are determined from the UK Lotto draw. If all of the numbers you choose on that playing ticket appears in the main first 6 numbers drawn, you win the associated prize.
|Balls||Win||Combinations For Various Balls Played|
Table 1 above summarizes the various prizes that are paid. Column 1 indicates the amount of numbers you want to match, and Column 2 indicates the prize you will win. For example, if you wish to play 2 numbers, and they are part of the winning UK Lotto combination, you win £40.
For reference purposes, we have also listed the total number of possible wheeling combinations that may be constructed using various balls. The combinations under the Column Header 49 indicate all the possible combintions available.
The remaining columns indicate the number of possible combinations for limited subsets of 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12 balls. This is important because you have to limit your playing pool if you wish to generate a profit. We will refer to this as your Wheeling Pool which will be discussed below.
For example, assume you are playing a 2 ball combinations, and 4 of the selected balls are members of your Wheeling Pool, you will have then have 6 winning tickets.
|Balls||Winning Ticket Combinations For Numbers Matched|
The easiest way to determine how many tickets have won is follow these steps:
- Write Down the numbers in your Wheeling Pool
- Write Down how many of these numbers were drawn in the UK Lotto that night
- Look for the number of balls you played in the first column
- Then read across that line to find the number in the heading you matched.
By clicking on the Tab labeled "Last 26 Results", you will be able to see how these numbers performed during the past 26 weeks. The Hot Numbers will be displayed in Red and would be the numbers that you played.
Note however, that as time goes by, the balls will change. Therefore, you should always refer to this page before playing in the next Hot Picks drawing.
As shown, the vertical columns labeled 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 indicate the number of balls we wish to play. Immediately below is the amount of money we would have spent buying all the possible combinations.
In each horizontal row, we summarize how many times we would have matched 0 to 6 of our Hot Ball numbers. The total number of tickets equals the number of times we won times the number of winning tickets for each drawing.
The last (bottom) row displays the profit or loss that we would have earned playing these 9 numbers.
(September 8 - December 4, 2010)
|Total Number of Tickets Won Past 26 Weeks|
|26 Game||Total Won||215||1,280||4,950||14,000||0|
|26 Game||Total Spent||234||936||2,184||3,276||3,276|
As shown, players would have won anywhere from £344, £2,766, to £10,724 if they played either 2, 3, or 4 ball combinations. Since these results are for a three month period, it is estimated that UK Lottery Players could profit approximately £1,000, £8,000, to £42,000 annually.