In my last three posts, Lottery Predictions, Ghostly Patterns and Chaos Theory, Lottery Predictions - So Close and Yet Not Very Far Away and Lottery Predictions - Cycles Prove There Is Something Going On have been setting the stage for this post. If you are joining this thread for the first time or if you just want to review, I recommend you return to these posts before you proceed.
For the sake of this discussion, suppose Larry Lotto discovers that Cycle 15 is the best producer of winning numbers in his lottery. So, he includes the numbers from Cycle 15 in his play list for the next drawing. At first, he is dismayed when none of the numbers from Cycle 15 hit. However, after looking at a graph of Cycle 15’s performance over the lottery’s history he see’s that it doesn’t always perform above average and sometimes produces no winning numbers at all. And, yet, it is the best performing Cycle. Perhaps some hidden cyclical shifting of the trend is taking place.
Let’s hypothesize. Cycle 15 means that numbers tend to repeat themselves every 15 drawings. But, what if the trend is somewhat fluid and follows some pattern that varies slightly from drawing to drawing similar to the Lorenz Attractor discussed in the last post. Perhaps different Cycles share the top honors of producing the most winning numbers. In the following example, notice how the Cycle that is the top producer changes slightly for drawings 60 through 71.
Drawings → 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 etc.
Top producing Cycle → 15 15 16 15 14 13 16 15 15 15 14 17
The performance of the top Cycle is not exactly periodic but it is not random either. It is somewhere in between; performance similar to the Lorenz Attractor - described in Chaos Theory.
Knowing that this behavior is taking place can help you improve your play. How? Instead of playing Cycle 15, play Cycle 14-16. Include the winning numbers from Cycles 14, 15 and 16 in your play list, to cover all the bases, so to speak. By doing this, your lottery predictions can produce more winning numbers for your play list more often.