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# Excel Spreadsheets for Lotto, Lottery Software, Systems, Strategies

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## Lotto, Lottery Software, Excel Spreadsheets: Programming, Strategies

By Ion Saliu, Excel-lent Programmer At-Large

One: The Complexity of Lottery Programming Two: Original Pick-3 Strategies & Software Three: More On Gambling Formula & Lottery Four: Using Excel Spreadsheets to Analyze The Lottery I Five: Using Excel Spreadsheets to Analyze The Lottery II Six: Resources in Lotto, Lottery: Theory, Mathematics, Software
One: The Complexity of Lottery Software Programming
The following is a genuine analysis of Excel spreadsheets applied to lottery and lotto developing of software, systems, and strategies. Combining Excel spreadsheet analysis with powerful lottery and lotto software programmed by this author. It was first posted to rec.gambling.lottery newsgroup back way when... I have come up with a large number of patterns or lotto filters, as you can see in my SuperPower lotto software (the WS files). It would be a huge task, unmanageable for a single programmer, to write a program that would check all the parameters, combine them in all possible strategies, and select the most likely to win strategies. When I started, it was the world of 16-bit DOS, with the file size limit of 640 KB. I would have needed many, many megabytes. Now, it is 32-bit Win95/98 software, but it is very, very slow compared to DOS (in the case of lottery software, which is highly CPU-intensive). I have had no choice (and not much time) but let the computer show me the reports of the parameters (i.e. how the filters fared in the past); based on the past values of the parameters, I would select future values using some statistical methods. One such simple method anyone can notice is that 3 consecutive increases are immediately followed by a decrease most of the time (over 90% of the time) -- and vice-versa. Of course, 90% is not 100%, that's why it is impossible to select winning lotto strategies every time. I advised in my SuperPower lottery software package a way to play the pick- 3 game. Look at the front/back pairs parameter. It has a median of 33. It also shows values of over 100 -- it means none of the front or the back pairs of a pick-3 drawing is a repeat from the past 100 drawings. Using such a filter, would reduce the number of total possible combinations to 125 (or a probability of 1 in 8). So, one strategy would be based on the "pairs" (Pr) parameter with a value of 100. Other parameters in the same file would have also higher values. At run time, in addition to setting PR to 100) select higher but safer values for other parameters and also use the simple rule of 3 increases/decreases. I have tried to make using my lotto, lottery software as easy as possible. Remember, I am the most loyal and frequent user of my lottery software!

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## Two: Original Pick-3 Strategies

Soon after I posted my last message, I had a moment and I checked Pennsylvania lottery results. I ran the new Pick-3 lottery software that I presented in my previous message. Following is the top of one of the report files. The results comprise the last drawing as well: 7-1-6, July 20, 1999. The column Pr is of interest now, since I referred to a strategy based on it in my posts. As you can see, PR1 is over 100, therefore it satisfied the main condition of our strategy. Other filters also have higher than normal values (as specified in my strategy selection reasoning).

Let's say the day before the drawing took place, I wanted to see if the moment was right to play a strategy based on the filter Pr1=100. I would run my program that checks any strategy. The number 5000 is a dummy: it represents a maximum value which is never reached. If I don't want to check for maximum values, the lottery software will use that default value of 5000. You can read the strategy as: we are only interested to see how many times Pr1 was 100 or more, regardless of any other filters. * 3-Digit Strategy Checking - Layer 1 File: W3.1; Date: 07-20-1999 *** Frequency of the Strategy in 400 Drawings *** Tot1: 0 - 5000 Rev1: 0 - 5000 All1: 0 - 5000 Pot1: 0 - 5000 Vr_1: 0 - 5000 TV_1: 0 - 5000 Pr_1: * 100 - 5000 Syn1: 0 - 5000 Bun1: 0 - 5000 Any1: 0 - 5000 Val1: 0 - 5000 Sum1: 0 - 5000 Times: 53 Skips: 4 2 24 6 1 7 1 4 6 31 21 3 1 2 7 9 0 14 9 15 4 Sorted Skips: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 3 4 4 Our strategy occurred 53 times in the last 400 drawings (let's approximate it to one year). The Skips section shows how many times the lotto software strategy waited between hits. Zero means that the strategy hit in two consecutive drawings. Median Skip: 5 drawings Skips of 0 to 5 = 32 times (for a total of only 82 skipped drawings!) over 10: 10 times (for a total of 178 skipped drawings!) The worst playing situations occur when the skips reach 10 or more drawings. That would be most costly way to play the strategy. Based on my Gambling Formula, a skip can reach even 55 drawings! That was one of my sins up until not long ago: I believed that it was best to play only strategies with high skips (over 20)... It is better to play lower skips, around or below the median (a requirement of the Gambling Formula).

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## Three: More On Gambling Formula

I presented in this post just one of the lottery strategies that can be used in the Pick-3 game (using PR = 100). Anybody can check it in any pick-3 lottery game. I presented a report for 400 drawings, but I have also checked 1,000 and 2,000 past drawings. (There is now a better HTML report at this address: Pick-3 Lottery Method, Strategy, System, Play, Software). I also presented on one of my main lottery strategies page (Lotto, Lottery Software, Strategy, Systems, Wheels) another strategy. I presented real data for a 6/48 lotto game. The individual

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probability is p=1/8. According to the Fundamental Formula of Gambling (FFG), half of the lotto 6/48 numbers (3) in every drawing will be repeats from the most recent 6 drawings. Moreover, there were drawings in which all six winning lotto numbers had been repeats from the past 11-12 drawings, even from the past 6-7 drawings! In the last 500 drawings of the late PA Wild Card lotto game (6 of 48), in 123 cases (25%) all 6 winning numbers were repeats from the last 12 drawings. In 25 cases (5 times a year), all 6 winners were also drawn in the last 7 drawings. More amazingly, in 7 cases, all 6 winning numbers were repeats from the last 4-5 drawings! Again, it can be checked against any lotto database with my lotto free software.

## Four: Using Excel Spreadsheets to Analyze The Lottery I

If you visit my site, you'll come across what I call the "Fundamental Formula of Gambling". The medians you see above are very close to what the Fundamental Formula of Gambling gives for a game of any probability p. The median can also be calculated in advance; i.e. the theoretical value. The only tool you can use is the well-known-by-now Fundamental Formula of Gambling! I call the parameter FFG median. I give you one more tip now: Use the Median in conjunction with the Mode. How about this kind of lotto number selection? For any position, select numbers between "Median 4" to "Median + 4". As you can see, the Mode is right within that range. This is not a secret: It is a representation of the so-called "Normal probability rule". The most frequent lotto numbers drawn in that position fall within the range we just set. In the case of my data-5, my best numbers will be within the following ranges: The first number: 1 to 9 The 2nd number: 8 to 16 The 3rd number: 16 to 24 The 4th number: 24 to 32 The 5th lotto number: 31 to 39. It is better to analyze larger lottery data files. More than 500 is best, in order to get as close as

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possible to the gambling formula. In general, in more than 60% of the drawings, the winning numbers will fall in the ranges we set above. While in Excel, you can sort data-5 by each column. You can see how numbers are distributed around the median. Click on the menu item Data, then Sort. Type the range \$A\$1:\$A\$500 (in the case of column A from drawing 1 to lotto drawing 500).

## Five: Using Excel Spreadsheets to Analyze The Lottery II

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I used first the following rlotto anges: 1 to 18 3 to 21 11 to 29 19 to 37 21 to 39. The program generated 371,036 lotto combinations. That represents 64.4% of all possible combinations for a lotto-5-39 game. The positive side is that the ranges eliminated 204,721 combinations. That's a very powerful filter, as far as I am concerned. I used next the following ranges (some love to copy me; they named the ranges 'positional limits'): 1 to 9 8 to 16 16 to 24 24 to 32 31 to 39. The lotto software generated 53,352 combinations. That represents 9.3% of all possible combinations for a lotto-5-39 game. You should expect to win 1 every 10+ lottery drawings using those ranges. The best situation to play the ranges is after 4 to 8 skips (losses). In other words, if the ranges don't come up after 4 drawings, play them until they skipped 4 more drawings. Evidently, the ranges by themselves are not sufficient. They need to be used in conjunction with other filters. Using other filters, I obtained from 0 (zero) to 8,000 combinations to play. Of course, the winning frequency is lower. In my book, the best way to play the lotto games is to set filters that eliminate the largest possible number of combinations. Of course, you will have the chance to win more rarely, but a lotto jackpot win compensates. If you are interested in the free lottery software program, I uploaded it to my software downloads site. The name of the free lotto software program is RANGES5.EXE. You need to download also the file RANGES.5, which consists of the ranges for the 5 numbers. The file is in ASCII format, so you can use any text editor to change it. Right now, the RANGES.5 file looks like this: 19 8 16 16 24 24 32 31 39. To generate ALL possible lotto combinations of N numbers, make the five lines read: 1 N (substitute N for particular numbers). For example, to generate all the combinations in a 39-number lotto-5 game, edit RANGES.5 to read: 1 39 1 39 1 39 1 39 1 39.

## Six: Resources in Lotto, Lottery: Theory, Mathematics, Software

I have written much more powerful lotto, lottery software ever since. For starters, check out the free utility programs named UTIL and then a specific identifier; e.g Util-6.EXE indicates the utility lotto software for all lotto 6 games. UtilPB works with Powerball, Mega Millions, Thunderball, Euromillions type of lotto games. The statistical function does calculations for the 6 positions of the Powerball (Mega Millions,Thunderball, too). The lottery player can select the most frequent numbers for each position. See the sample file RANGEPB consisting of the most frequent positional numbers in Powerball 5/55/42 for 184 draws. RANGEPB can serve as an input file to the positional lotto limits function in Util-PB.EXE. It represents a very powerful way to put together only Powerball numbers of high frequency. If the lotto numbers in each position represent 50% of total frequency, the final jackpot probability is 0.56 = 1 in 64. If the numbers in each position represent 60% of total frequency, the final lotto jackpot probability improves to

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0.66 = 1 in 22. The result file can be diminished further by using the PURGE lottery software routines in MDIEditor and Lotto WE or LotWon lotto software. For more, read: Software: Utilities for Lottery, Gambling, Lotto, Powerball, Mega Millions, Thunderball, Pick 3, Pick 4.

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