Lottery Post, a leading Internet Web site focused on the lottery industry, increased its offerings today with the addition of a section dedicated to future lottery predictions.
Using the new Predictions page, Lottery Post members can input numbers that they predict will be drawn in upcoming lottery drawings. Lottery players enjoy predicting upcoming numbers for a variety of reasons, including:
- Testing pattern theories
- As a contest with other players
- Simulating lottery play
- Determining if government drawings are less than random
- Just for fun
In order to post predictions, players must be registered Lottery Post members. Membership is free, and only requires a valid e-mail address.
Both members and non-members may view all predictions posted at Lottery Post. There are two main methods of viewing predictions:
- By State -- view all predictions posted by Lottery Post members for a particular state
- By Member -- view all predictions posted by a particular member, organized by state
When viewing predictions by either method, there are additional display options. For example, when viewing predictions for a particular member, a filter can be selected to show only Pick 3 game predictions posted by that member. Also, the date can be changed to show either past or future lottery drawing predictions.
The Predictions Home page (which is navigated to by clicking Predictions on either the left- or top-navigation bar) displays a variety of facts about predictions that have been posted, including:
- The fifteen latest Lottery Post members who have posted predictions
- All the members who have posted predictions for today
- Several numeric statistics
Members may post predictions for games up to seven drawings in advance.
Predictions may be posted up to one hour prior to the drawing time. For every state, each game's draw time and time zone is tracked in order to ensure that members cannot post predictions after the drawing takes place.
Currently, members may post up to ten predictions per game, per drawing. In the future, Lottery Post will allow members to increase the number of predictions that they can post per game.
Another feature that will be added in the future is tracking of predictions to the actual lottery drawing results. After every drawing of each game, Lottery Post will automatically calculate all of the winning combinations that were predicted, and will present statistics of the predictors' performance.
No release date has been set for the new features.