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Best Pick-5 and 6 Lottery Software

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If you were allowed only one commercial lottery software it would be?

Gail Howard [ 11 ]  [20.37%]
Lottohat [ 4 ]  [7.41%]
Lottery Director [ 2 ]  [3.70%]
Lotto Pro [ 10 ]  [18.52%]
EOL Lottery Tracker and Wheeler [ 2 ]  [3.70%]
Lotwin by Futuresoft [ 1 ]  [1.85%]
Lotto Boss [ 2 ]  [3.70%]
Versa Bet [ 7 ]  [12.96%]
TCI World [ 4 ]  [7.41%]
Other [ 11 ]  [20.37%]
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Ok people, you're trapped in Nowheresville with only one commercial lottery software on the laptop and you want to play the local games, what software would you want it to be?


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    Posted: January 8, 2004, 12:44 am - IP Logged

    I would only use my Lo


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      Posted: January 8, 2004, 11:56 am - IP Logged

      Lotto-Hat

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        Posted: January 8, 2004, 2:29 pm - IP Logged

        Microsoft Office (Excel, Access...)

        Playing more than one ticket per game is betting against yourself.

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          I prefer my own home-grown program written some years back using GWBasic, a programming language popular with MS-DOS.  I've revised it over the years and it run fine in a DOS or Command Window in Windows98 or XP.  It's a basic lottery data program that analyzes pass drawings and uses a RNG to generate picks within the parameters(sums, gaps, ranges, positions and etc.) of pass hits.  I have a copy of Lotto Pro and its files ,with a small modification, are compatible with my program, so I have a source to check my data against.  The best I've  done is 5of6 in the Ohio649 two years ago, and when ever I have compared it with any commercial program it has done as well if not better.  It doesn't have any magic and I know how and why parameters are chosen and if I think they can be improved, I just change the way they are calculated or not use them.  The better commercial programs advertise themselves as data programs with analytical tools and a collections of wheels, the rest are nothing more but are advertised to have a secret of magical formula to lure suckers to pay more for them.  The only person making money off these programs is the person selling them.

          RJOh

          * you don't need more tickets * 
          * just the right ticket * 
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            "RJOH" your personal program has similar features used in "Lotto-Hat" you can set Filtering parameters like Even-Odd,Sums,Consecutives,Line Width,Hot-Cold,Key Numbers etc... and it will generate "Random" lines based on your settings.Then it goes further by allowing the player to select Numbers and Filters in which it will generate Random Lines from.From my tests itperforms much better when it generates lines from numbers and filters instead of just filters.I've finally got it to generate 10 combo's with numbers and filters with a 5/6 guarantee and a 6/6 guarantee with 40 combo's.In order for it to do this you have to select 13 numbers for wheeling I was using 20 but it required to many combo's to get any good hits.

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              Posted: January 9, 2004, 10:57 pm - IP Logged

              Hi

              RJOh 

              Can your program be used for pick 3 also?

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                Posted: January 10, 2004, 8:54 am - IP Logged

                Excalibur,

                My program started was originally written for Buckeye5/37 and Ohio6/44 and had an extra character for jackpot amounts.  Over the years I changed the jackpot amount to a bonus ball and the file structure has stayed the same.  It only works for pick5's and pick6's game with/without bonus balls. 

                RJOh

                * you don't need more tickets * 
                * just the right ticket * 
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                  Posted: January 10, 2004, 1:58 pm - IP Logged

                  My question is: What really is "Lottery Softwae"?

                  If you own a software that evaluates your previous drawings and makes you decide what to play by offering all filters etc. then in my opinion it is not really a Lottery Software but a Lottery Tool.

                  I think that the computer porgram should pick the numbers and do the selection for you. The only filter impact (human interface) should be on the number of selections and slight adjustments according to the player's indivual needs, the numbers should be selected by the system/software itself. That cannot alwasy be done but it should be the focus of designing systems/software.

                  Being not a believer in tracking numbers throughout long periods, I have not seen any systems that excite me, because once the start basing their suggestions on 100's and 1000's of previous drawings, I get bored.

                  Good Luck!

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                    langley b.c.
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                    Posted: January 10, 2004, 2:28 pm - IP Logged

                    true i agree!!!! if the end result is you having to make the final selection of numbers whats the point in using the software????

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                      Software never make any decisions.  If any decision are made, it is based on the logic that someone has programmed  into the software, and if the user is not making any decision than he is allowing some programmer to make decisions for him good or bad and mostly bad.  I don't mind a program making decisions along as I know why it made the decision.  For example I was testing a demo program for pick5 the other day and put the history of the drawings in it and it never picked a number between 1-5 and 1 had hit more than any other numbers in the draw history and the next two drawings had 1's in them, yet I didn't know why 1 wasn't included in its picks.  To me, that program was making bad decision on bad logic and I would want to have input.

                      RJOh 

                      * you don't need more tickets * 
                      * just the right ticket * 
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                        I don't have any problems with the software I buy because I make sure it can do exactly what I want before I buy it.I don't like programs that do all the work for me because most of them do it all wrong except for 2 that I own "Max-HitPro" and "Your Lucky Numbers 2001"

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                          I continue to test software on a trial basis and if I find something that is better than I have, I will buy it.  Like I have  said many time the thing I liked about Lotto Pro was its files were in an ASCII format which made them easy to transport into my program and I bought it and continue to buy their file update service yearly.  I can download an updated file for any lottery in the world almost ready to run in my own program with little typing and they also run in Lotto Pro.

                          RJOh

                          * you don't need more tickets * 
                          * just the right ticket * 
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                            If we're talking about a serious lottery program (not one for fun) I want it to do everything.  I expect it to make a valid attempt at predicting numbers based on knowledge the author has learned from the game and programmed in there to win themselves.  Maybe it works and maybe it doesn't, but I expect it to try.  Then I also expect a way to bypass the automatic system so I can work out my own path through the features.

                            We're all here looking for ideas on how to win.  Lottery software should offer something new to try based on something that worked somewhere and a fall back system for when it doesn't. 

                            Since the early ninties we've been able to buy a Lottery program that stored past winning draws, generated stats from those draws, ranked numbers based on those stats and sent the numbers to wheeling.  Many have played this way, few have won.  IT DOESN"T WORK !!! (at least not much better then buying Quick Picks)  We need some fresh ideas !!!  BobP


                             


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                              It works for ME!!!!!!!!!!! and other members in this FORUM but just like Quick-Picks Software doesn't help everyone WIN.