|Posted: May 7, 2006, 1:25 pm - IP Logged|
Funny thing about most, if not all of the various Lottery systems and spreadsheets (mine included) have in common. They all make one single and yet very crucial mistake. What is funny is, we all realize it, but do not take steps to address it. I will be the first to admit, I couldn't pick the right numbers if they slapped me in the face. But I have seen and worked with enough various systems to see what I think are interesting results. The mistake is very simple, almost elementary. Although I think this applies mostly to the ball machines, I also believe it may apply to the random number generators as well.
The mistake is, all of the systems present what the NEXT number is to fall.
Now, you ask, why is this important? Simple, because the number that will be broadcast is NOT the next number to fall after the last number that was broadcast.
Why? Because most of the Gaming Commissions have in place the required rules that mandate that each machine draw anywhere from 2 to 4 sets of numbers to insure that a random selection is maintained. And this is done before EACH draw. Go read the finer print at most of the State's lottery web sites. It's there and most folks here also know it.
Perhaps the question is, what difference does it make? Simply put, statiscally, we can all evaulate what is to come after a 4 or a 7 or a 2. Thru Math, we believe we know what number should be next to fall. And what happens if you are right? Perhaps the systems are correct. Perhaps the next number due after a 357 is a 408, yet a 569 might fall. Maybe if we had evaluated 2, 3 or 5 steps further out, it would have been seen.
First, please don't send me a million PM's asking for a system that I have no earthly clue how to create. This is provided as an idea for all of those that are so much brighter then I am on here. I also hope that perhaps an idea can be shared on how to create a relatively simple system that would follow this particular logic. One more side note, this applies to all ball machines, not just for Pick 3 & 4 systems.
Just some of my rambling thoughts,