After giving a fair amount of weight to the admonitions of Lantern on the threads concerning the major lotteries, and the advice of Four4me concerning his experiences with analysing the numbers, as well as the comments of JAP69 on the Mystical thread, I decided to take a bit of a break, not work the numbers so hard as I've been doing, not buy a lot of tickets. See how things worked out.
So I gave it a quick and dirty.... maybe an hour, maybe two of work. Came up with 15 unique numbers, which I played on five tickets. Pulled them out of the obvious patterns within the last 10 draws or so.
When the numbers were posted tonight here's what I found:
Spread out on those five tickets among those 15 numbers were four of the five white ball numbers. Missed entirely the red ball.
So I'm back to believing that this is a worthy effort, though I believe I'll never spend as much time working the numbers as I've done in the past.
Maybe tonight was an accident, an anomalomalomalisimo grande. But I'm just going to have to prove it to myself, learn the hard way.