Hot Lotto requires a player to make 2 choices: (1) Pick 5 numbers out of a set of 39 white balls; and (2) Pick 1 Hot Ball from a set of 19 balls. If the player picks the same numbers as those that are drawn in the next drawing, the player wins the Jackpot prize.
While everyone says that every combination has an equal chance of winning, Lottery Power Picks and others, believe that certain combinations are more likely to occur than others.
The following Tables summarize the occurances of the Even / Odd Distribution of all Hot Lotto combinations.

The Hot Lotto white balls are numbered 1 to 39. The player selects 5 of these numbers. The table below shows the probability of selecting even and odd balls.

 There are are 19 Hot Balls, with one more odd ball than even.

Table HL1a: Hot Lotto Even/Odd Distribution

Num Even
 Num Odd
 Num Combos
 Pct Combos

5
 0
 11,628
 2.0%

4
 1
 77,520
 13.5%

3
 2
 184,110
 32.0%

2
 3
 194,940
 33.9%

1
 4
 92,055
 16.0%

0
 5
 15,504
 2.7%


 575,757
 100.0



Table HL1b: Hot Ball Even/Odd Distribution

 Num Balls
 Pct

Even
 9
 47.4%

Odd
 10
 52.6%

Total
 19
 100.0





As shown in Table HL1a, 65.9% of the 5 number combinations are made of either 3 even balls and 2 odd balls, or vice versa. The next most common is 4 even and 1 odd or 1 even and 4 even. The rarest numerical combinations are those where the white balls are all even or all odd. In these cases, there is only a 2.0% chance of all even balls and a 2.7% chance of all odd balls occuring. So starting off, try to avoid combinations containing all odd or all even numbers. This may increase your chances of having a winning combination.




