Yes, the lottory is truely random. I found this out just the other day; rather I should say the truth has beeen re-enforced for the umpteenth time.
I have been tracking a certain pattern for several weeks now all the while thinking I might be on to something. Well, that pattern came in last Wednesday night. All the variables were there. Yet I did not have the winning numbers. After due consideration and many, many cups of Waffle House coffee I found my mistake. And I cried. My computer program, the one I wrote myself, had a bug, a big bug. Where's Jack Daniels when you need him!!???
OK, I told myself. time to re-group and find another direction. Being ever the optimist I found that "other" direction.
Now what I am about to write will have absolutely no meaning to them what might read this blog and that is the way it will have to be for the time being. I am reducing my playing field to the following patterns:
The total number of lines using the above three patterns sums to 85. While I do not expect to see any of the above patterns materialize anytime soon I am keeping track of the total number of lines I would have to play until one of the above three patterns arrives. So, for tonight, July 6, 2007, I would "play" 85 lines. After tonight, I will update my data base and run the above three patterns again. I will see new numbers; I will see perhaps less lines, perhaps more lines. How long I will have to wait until my pattern arrives is anybody's guess. None of that is the point. What the point is: How much will I have invested in Tennessee's P5 game when my pattern does appear? Will the money investment be something I can afford? I doubt it.
Keep your eye on this space. Chances are another pattern will emerge which I will have to track; another pattern in addition to the three above. My gremlin is working overtime.