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What is your preferred method for choosing numbers?

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Which one,please?

My own made up system--pencil and paper [ 25 ]  [27.47%]
My own made up software program [ 7 ]  [7.69%]
A purchased software program [ 4 ]  [4.40%]
A mix of my own and other bought or free systems [ 16 ]  [17.58%]
Birthdays/Anniversary's/Special Meaning Numbers [ 3 ]  [3.30%]
Statistical Charts and data [ 10 ]  [10.99%]
Calculator systems [ 4 ]  [4.40%]
Followers/States and dates [ 2 ]  [2.20%]
Dreams/Dream books/Prof. Hitts [ 9 ]  [9.89%]
Gut Feeling [ 11 ]  [12.09%]
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Discarded Votes [ 4 ]  
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Sunny California
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Posted: May 20, 2007, 12:14 pm - IP Logged

I know this question has been posted before but as the forum grows and people come and go, I'm curious to hear how folks REALLY pick their numbers.

I'm sure I've left out quite a few other methods. Let me know how you do it!

Thanks!!

Do You Want To Win Today?  http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/286011

    justxploring's avatar - villiarna
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    Posted: May 20, 2007, 12:35 pm - IP Logged

    It was difficult to pick one selection.  I chose birthdays and special dates, but I also have 2 numbers that are former quick picks.  Sometimes I add a couple of quick picks, but I've cut way back and usually just play my 4 combinations twice a week.  I know that many members will answer that the only reason so many quick picks win is because people buy more of them, but last night all 3 Fant 5 winners chose quick picks.  On Fri evening there were 5 winners, 4 of them bought quick picks.  You didn't have that choice listed as a "system" since I guess it isn't really a system!

      JAP69's avatar - alas
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      Posted: May 20, 2007, 12:39 pm - IP Logged

      I know this question has been posted before but as the forum grows and people come and go, I'm curious to hear how folks REALLY pick their numbers.

      I'm sure I've left out quite a few other methods. Let me know how you do it!

      Thanks!!

      Software and data stats are fine BUT it is a constant search and confuses my mind to a point of more confusion. Random draws just makes more data history on max outs and hit skips.

      My first system that I made from pencil and paper is this one. I just look at the chart and put together numbers for play. Done pretty good at it sometimes. Using this chart I am going to play the 931 in S.C. for a bit.

       

       

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        Sunny California
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        Posted: May 20, 2007, 12:42 pm - IP Logged

        It was difficult to pick one selection.  I chose birthdays and special dates, but I also have 2 numbers that are former quick picks.  Sometimes I add a couple of quick picks, but I've cut way back and usually just play my 4 combinations twice a week.  I know that many members will answer that the only reason so many quick picks win is because people buy more of them, but last night all 3 Fant 5 winners chose quick picks.  On Fri evening there were 5 winners, 4 of them bought quick picks.  You didn't have that choice listed as a "system" since I guess it isn't really a system!

        You're right,I forgot QP's! It's the easiest "system" of all,isn't it?? LOL 

        Good point, too bad we can't vote for several options because I'm sure we all use one thing or another at different times.

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          Sunny California
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          Posted: May 20, 2007, 12:48 pm - IP Logged

          Software and data stats are fine BUT it is a constant search and confuses my mind to a point of more confusion. Random draws just makes more data history on max outs and hit skips.

          My first system that I made from pencil and paper is this one. I just look at the chart and put together numbers for play. Done pretty good at it sometimes. Using this chart I am going to play the 931 in S.C. for a bit.

           

           

          014 261        934 476 756 887

          207 131 582 334 854 865

          109 391 723 434 844

          209 781 927 539 457

          907 318 932 363 458

          790 911 289 763

          033 197 247 433

          207 813 264

          079 821 247

          405 129 424

          047        244

          092

          407

          490

          370

          501

          017

          290

          507

          209

          520

          I hear ya! It's better to keep it simple. Too much information isn't always a good thing. Now your chart,for example, looks simple enough. Did you post this system before on here? Because I'm being nosy on how you came up with these certain numbers and where 931 fits in the picture. Hmmmm..........

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            Posted: May 20, 2007, 12:55 pm - IP Logged

            i voted a mix of my own and other bought because i play my favorite numbers for 10 years and a few quick picks...Drum

              JAP69's avatar - alas
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              Posted: May 20, 2007, 12:59 pm - IP Logged

              I hear ya! It's better to keep it simple. Too much information isn't always a good thing. Now your chart,for example, looks simple enough. Did you post this system before on here? Because I'm being nosy on how you came up with these certain numbers and where 931 fits in the picture. Hmmmm..........

              I have posted this system quite a few times here over the years.

              Be easier for you to find it in my blog. I have called it by different names. The e-z pick system and the print and save system.

              The numbers are the actual draw history of South Carolina for about the last 25 days or so.

              I got the 931 to play from the 129 last drawn in second column. I went up 1 on the 2.

              In the second column you will see the 131 and 911. I use current drawn exact order pairs to make my str8s. 131 = x31 and the 911 = 9x1 making the 931.
              It could also come as 913 as you see the 813 previously drawn.

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                Posted: May 20, 2007, 1:05 pm - IP Logged

                I have posted this system quite a few times here over the years.

                Be easier for you to find it in my blog. I have called it by different names. The e-z pick system and the print and save system.

                The numbers are the actual draw history of South Carolina for about the last 25 days or so.

                I got the 931 to play from the 129 last drawn in second column. I went up 1 on the 2.

                In the second column you will see the 131 and 911. I use current drawn exact order pairs to make my str8s. 131 = x31 and the 911 = 9x1 making the 931.
                It could also come as 913 as you see the 813 previously drawn.

                 

                        very much!  I will check this out,JAP! Thanks for bringing it to the attention of those who missed this. Like me!

                  RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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                  Posted: May 20, 2007, 1:33 pm - IP Logged

                  I use software that I wrote myself using GWBasic but it will do everything I've ever done using pencil and paper.  Its core engine is a RND generator that pick numbers from up to three different groups and combine them according to a combination of parameters that I choose and compare them with all the previous drawings.  It can automatically accept the combinations or display the results and allow me to accept or reject the combinations. 

                  Some of those parameters are:
                   Sums - total of all the numbers.
                   Gaps - distant between numbers once sorted.
                   Range = Different between lowest and highest numbers.
                   Hot, cold and etc. - I can separate numbers into three groups.
                   Odd/Even
                   Numbers of Hits (The numbers times numbers has hit in previous drawings)
                   Numbers of matches (I can avoid combinations that have already come up)
                   Number Positions (I can avoid combinations that starts with 50 or end with 06)

                  Those are just a few of the parameters, but I seldom use more than five of them.  For example when picking numbers for West Virgina Cash25 a 6/25 game with over 1500+ drawings to compare I use different parameters then I use for Ohio Classic Lotto a 6/49 game with only 50 drawings to compare.

                  The program can be changed or added to when ever I have a new idea I want to test but most new ideas are a remix of old ideas so the ability to choose different parameters allows me to test them without changing the program.

                  I have another program that I wrote to actually compare and analyze the games and their previous drawings, so when I start the program that picks combinations to play I have a pretty good idea of the parameters I want use.  Both programs use the same data files.

                   * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                     
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                    Posted: May 20, 2007, 1:46 pm - IP Logged

                    Software and data stats are fine BUT it is a constant search and confuses my mind to a point of more confusion. Random draws just makes more data history on max outs and hit skips.

                    My first system that I made from pencil and paper is this one. I just look at the chart and put together numbers for play. Done pretty good at it sometimes. Using this chart I am going to play the 931 in S.C. for a bit.

                     

                     

                    014 261        934 476 756 887

                    207 131 582 334 854 865

                    109 391 723 434 844

                    209 781 927 539 457

                    907 318 932 363 458

                    790 911 289 763

                    033 197 247 433

                    207 813 264

                    079 821 247

                    405 129 424

                    047        244

                    092

                    407

                    490

                    370

                    501

                    017

                    290

                    507

                    209

                    520

                    Wow Jap69. I just went back into your blog and read all your entries on this method....Crazy........I see that it was working for you, but wow, even after reading your instructions for setting the system up I still don't get how you "pick" numbers from the charts. Maybe I am trying too hard, but I feel pretty stupid now.Yes Nod.

                      hypersoniq's avatar - 8ball
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                      Posted: May 20, 2007, 1:56 pm - IP Logged

                      My current system has a Microsoft Excel component (Backtesting, Picking the next number) and a Visual Basic 6 component (Automating the workout I used to do manually... from weeks/months to under 10 minutes...)

                      I call it LRS, for Latent Repeating Sequences. It's really quite simple...

                      The Latent part is a variable that contains how many draws back in history you go to get that position's number.

                      The Repeating part is the one setting for Latency that has matched the most number of times...

                      The Sequence is the series of skips back that you must go to get your pick for the next draw.

                      For example... PA Mid Day Pick3

                      The Latency of the first digit was set to 31 draws back, second digit to 43 draws back and the third to 33 draws back... This can easily be backtested in excel, and you can use autocomplete to generate a month of picks at once. It's the first system I have worked on that uses past draw history directly as it's source of RNG.

                      each position backtested to be correct 11.5% of the time... the trick is lining them up, I'm still working that part out... as it stands the mid-day backtested 2 hits... not worth playing for real.

                      LRS has everything I was looking for in a system, Picks just one line to play... incorporates the draw history... It's back-testable(which helps to indicate when NOT to play)... it can pick draws in advance (to the lowest latency number)... AND it can be applied to all the games (P3/P4/Powerball/Cash5/Match6).

                      I started live trials of LRS on the pick3 evening draw in PA in april, so far spent about $40 on the pick3 and won $500. The problem is that it backtests huge gaps between wins, so I may drop the pick3 next month and stay ahead of that game. I'm going to replace it with the match6 just because it backtests so well (Multiple 3/6 matches... upwards of 15% of the draws). It's designed to be a straight shooter system... I missed $100 by not playing the pick4 boxed earlier this month, so I added boxed to the pick4 for the rest of this month, but that too will probably get axed in June, where I will just concentrate on the jackpot games (Cash5/Match6/Powerball) and save a ton of playing money. (May's test cost $105, junes will cost $66 cutting pick3/4... and will still come out of that $500 I won in april).

                      It may not be the BEST system, but it's the Best system I can create...

                      Playing more than one ticket per game is betting against yourself.

                        JAP69's avatar - alas
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                        Posted: May 20, 2007, 2:56 pm - IP Logged

                        Wow Jap69. I just went back into your blog and read all your entries on this method....Crazy........I see that it was working for you, but wow, even after reading your instructions for setting the system up I still don't get how you "pick" numbers from the charts. Maybe I am trying too hard, but I feel pretty stupid now.Yes Nod.

                        This system is very difficult to explain. There are a lot of things that I look for when making my list for play. I made reference to many of them when talking about the system.

                        Basicaly you set up your chart for your state.
                        When the draws come in you enter your drawn number and then look for how it was put together. A pair from one column to another , a missing digit in a column, reapeat pairs in a column , All evens , all odds , A consecutive , 2 even 1 odd , 1 up 1 down , etc,etc. The list goes on.

                        Over time you will mentaly know what to look for and intuition will kick in on what may be next.
                        You can go back in your draw history much further and start entering numbers. As you enter numbers you are mentaly being tuned in on whats happening.

                        It took me a fair amount of time to learn it as I knew nothing about the game when I started doing it.

                        Here at lottery Post you have a lot of info that you can look at to learn how numbers are made up. So you may pick up on it quicker than I did.

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                          I like to use followers and Dates perfer the Annv dates of Triples but i mostly call them Relative Strings of numbers that has dna like my 24group which as proven they will hit some where everyday or a few examples are the key pads and the mates Now today i see that some of the states played 789,i know that this is part of the 24 group so i will pay attention to it this week,the 468 i know that this number will trigger the 745 and flip side 894 also 789 will flip side the 687 and trigger 615,i also use strats because their are rules you know when playing the game also their are tricks ,i think the series numbers like 789 will also trigger 123 234 345 456 567 678 and so on,Some of the Strats i keep in mind while playing the game is anytime the 023 has hit i know to expect the 195 somewhere and the 456 i know to expect the 439,,,,609-180,,,,612 453,,,526 413,,813 815,,,923 916 ,,,477 175 ,,,604 599,,,655 710,,,,570 395,,,,298 713,,,974 856,,,563 214 ,,,711 400,875 986,555 840,,333 886,,340 952 ,,452 263 616,,

                          610 695,,,,,,Goodluck to AllLovies

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                            Posted: May 21, 2007, 12:51 am - IP Logged

                            Wow Delores, that's almost unreadable.

                            I use three hand-written charts as well as about 10 Excel spreadsheets to narrow down 3 numbers I will play across the board in all games as well as the Powerball itself, and for the other 2 numbers, I flip coins/throw darts/play eenie-meenie-miney-moe...

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                              Posted: May 21, 2007, 2:37 am - IP Logged

                              Party                  I use quick picks and old winning numbers.