First off, let me say...."I think it's a fine thing what tntea is doing for everyone with Vtrac" [offering a free service, using her time]
Now, for my reason for this entry: choosing the correct VT is just like choosing the correct set of drawn numbers. Does one decide which VT to use by:
the hottest one running
the most due
True, it does narrow down the numbers to choose from....but, one has to be correct on which VT to use or you are back at square 1.....you know...the square where the lottery commission resides.
Years past, there was a website that offered free VT's daily for different states. Also, you could order their service. I co-purchased it with 2 friends for a month or so, and it wasn't all that great (at least, it didn't cost us much ).
Again, it goes back to picking out the right VT's to use. It is not a sure win factor, just like any other "system" out there.
I think the word gamble should be made into 2 words: guessing-game.