## Lottery Strategies - A Likely Story

Lottery Strategies

Yesterday in, Winning Lotto Strategies - Not Bloody Likely, I gave you some background on Likely Wager™ Analysis.   Before we use it to increase our Lottery Footprint (LFP), lets take a look at graph of Likely Wager™ Scores for our Lotto Texas, 6/54, 40 number play list.

Let’s take a quick tour of this Lottery Number Advisor graph below.  Wagers in which the numbers are closely bunched together have low scores and are plotted near the left side.  Wagers in which the numbers are widely separated have high scores and are plotted near the right side.  The most likely jackpot winning wagers appear in the middle of the graph. As you can see, just as in the Balanced Wager Graph, wagers near 0 and 100 have a very low probability of ever Winning the Lottery jackpot.

The vast majority of lottery drawings are neither closely bunched together (low scores) nor widely spread out (high scores). So, spending your money on a wager near the minimum or maximum is probably not a very effective use of your lottery budget.

In fact, 90% of all possible wagers fall between 15 and 70; the blue area in the middle. Therefore, the Serious Lottery Player’s strategy would be to spend his lottery budget on wagers that fall between 15 and 70. As I stated previously regarding Balanced Wager Analysis, this accomplishes two things:

1. He doesn’t waste his money on wagers that have a low probability of winning; the red area.
2. His lottery dollars are concentrated in the area where they are more likely to do some good.

Let’s make this crystal clear by using the fishing analogy from Winning Lotto Strategies - Grab Your Fishin’ Rod. There are two lakes.  One has 90% of all the fish in it and the other lake has only 10% of the fish.  So, if you’re going fishin’, which lake are you going to drop your line in?

LONA™ doesn’t want our skeptics to feel left out, so, here’s one of her graphs for them.  As before, the histogram on the right shows that the actual winning wagers for Lotto Texas, 6/54, perform exactly as predicted by the graph above. In the last 258 drawings of the lottery, very few winning jackpot numbers fall below 15 or above 70.

This is true for ALL lotteries. Each of the 75 US and Canadian lotteries in our data base perform in the same way.

## Winning the Lottery - Not Bloody Likely

Winning the Lottery

Yesterday with, Winning Lotto Strategies - Grab Your Fishin’ Rod,  we completed our side trip into the world of Balanced Wager Analysis. Hopefully, everyone is now comfortable with the concept discussed in Winning Lotto Strategies - Taking Out the Trash. So, today we’re back on track, looking for ways to increase our Lottery Footprint (LFP) even further.

The next tool we will use is called Likely Wager™ Analysis. It also classifies wagers by assigning each one a score between 1 and 100. Plotting the scores from all possible wagers creates a graph similar to the Balanced Wager Analysis bell shaped curve. But, before we go any further, I better lay some ground work.

LIkely Wager™ Analysis Background: When developing Balanced Wager Analysis, I knew that wagers like 1-2-3-4-5-6 with low sums and wagers like 49-50-51-52-53-54 with high sums, represented classes of wagers that had very low probability of every winning the lottery jackpot. I also knew that wagers that were bunched tightly together, like 26-27-28-29-30-31, were not bloody likely to win either. But, they were balanced wagers and, therefore, were not removed from play by using Balanced Wager Analysis.

I wanted to remove those wagers from play too, but couldn’t. In order to use a computer to remove wagers of this type from play, I needed a mathematical formula that would identify such wagers. It took years of trial and error before I created a formula that did the trick. I call the process Likely Wager™ Analysis because it identifies wagers that are Likely to be the jackpot winner.

Discovering something brand new, that nobody else has ever known, is quite exhilarating. I was quite proud of my accomplishment. But, I must admit, that what I discovered next came right out of the blue. I wasn’t looking for it and I didn’t see it coming. My new Likely Wager™ formula also did something unexpected. Along with creating low scores for wagers that were tightly clustered, it also created high scores for wagers that were widely spread out. But, that wasn’t what surprised me.  The surprise came when I realized that wagers in which the numbers are spread out are also not very likely to win the lottery.  For example, wagers like 1-11-22-33-44-54 are just as unlikely to win the lottery jackpot as 1-2-3-4-5-6.  This was new knowledge.  This was a totally new discovery.

To date, no one has discovered my formula and the Lottery Number Advisor is the only Lottery Software Program on the market that has powerful Lottery Tools like this. Tomorrow I’ll unveil Likely Wager™ Analysis for you and show you how it works.

Do you have your own ways of increasing your LFP?  Lets add them to the discussion.