San Angelo, Texas United States Member #1097 January 31, 2003 1374 Posts Online

Posted: September 8, 2007, 3:17 pm - IP Logged

Hello, fellow lottery players!!

Been several months since my last post regarding workouts for Pick 5, Pick 5+ and Pick 6 lotteries.

Since there have been no posts since October 2006, I think I can assume that my gap strategy was just too complex and time consuming. I agree.

I'm still using Gaps for the lotteries I play. No jackpots yet, but I have had more than a few wins.

I don't know if anyone is interested, but I thought I would provide an update of the changes I've made to the strategy, with particular emphasis on how the data can be used in making predictions, a major fault in my initial posts.

I have developed a gap strategy for Pick 3 (any order only), and I'm ready for the Pick 4 game coming to Texas later this year.

Previously, I suggested 1 lottery number sequence and up to 6 gap sequences for each number group. This caused more work than I had anticipated, and made the overall strategy more complex than it needed to be. As a result, I now suggest 1 lottery number sequence and 1 corresponding gap sequence.

I discovered that the additional gap sequences provided some interesting results but I haven't found a way to exploit them. Besides, too darn much work and I just don't have the time to work with it.

I have made major changes to the D&C charts to provide more data on a single page. I've added a couple of features that makes the data more useful and to facilitate the prediction process.

The overall stategy provides up to 14 different ways to predict lottery numbers - 7 based on lottery number sequences, and 7 based on gap number sequences.

I'm not computer literate. I don't know how to use Excel. I'll try to incorporate as many examples as I can.

So, get your graph paper out. Red and blue color pencils will be handy.

I'm thinking that I need to review what 'gap strategy' is and how to generate a gap stream that can be used in the prediction process.

Players who analyze lottery numbers for trends, etc, are often frustrated by the fact that the differences in the lottery number totals provide no real clues. I track one lottery where the totals for the 10 numbers in a C stream (20-29) differ by a total of five. It's really unbelievable how flat the distribution is, but, that's what random lottery number generation is all about.

However, when the same lottery number stream is used to generate a Gap stream, an entirely different picture emerges. This is why I use gaps, and numbers, to generate my plays. I'm confident my work will pay off one day.

Gap numbers are generated by counting the spaces between like numbers in a lottery number stream. I call the spaces 'active numbers' or numbers that have not been crossed out during gap generation.

The total active numbers in a lottery number depends on the lottery matrix. That is, there are usually 9 A numbers (1-9), 10 B numbers (10-19), 10 C numbers (20-29), 10 D numbers (30-39), 10 E numbers (40-49) and 10 F numbers (50-59).

There could be fewer numbers in the C, D, E and F groups, depending on the lottery. For example, there are 8 D numbers in a Pick 5 game with 37 numbers. 6 C numbers in a Pick 5 game with 25 numbers, etc.

Here are some examples on how gap numbers are determined.

Example: Existing lottery number stream: 2.7.8.4.1.3.9.5.6.

Next lottery number is 5. Enter 5 at bottom of the stream (before 2). Counting the active numbers (starting with 2) up the column to the 5 produces a gap number of 8.

The 5 would be crossed out, the gap number 8 would be placed at the bottom of the gap stream, which should be in a column adjacent to the lottery number column. The 8 already in the gap stream would be crossed out. Similarly to the lottery number stream, there can only be 9 active gap numbers.

The revised number stream is 5.2.7.8.4.1.3.9.6

Next lottery number is an 8.

Place the 8 at the bottom of the lottery number column. Count the active numbers up to the number 8. In this example, the gap number is 4.

Cross out the lottery number 8 and add 4 to the bottom of the gap column.

The revised lottery number stream is 8.5.2.7.4.1.3.9.6

Next lottery number is a 4, which produces a gap number of 5.

The lottery number 4 is crossed out and the gap number 5 is placed at the bottom of the gap stream.

The active gap number 5 would be crossed out.

The revised lottery number stream is 4.8.5.2.7.1.3.9.6.

The last three numbers in the gap stream, from these examples, would be 5.4.8.

It should be noted in the above examples that gaps for lottery numbers are NOT fixed. That is, for example, if the next lottery number is a 5, it would produce a gap number of 3, instead of the 8 it generated previously.

This is important aspect of gap strategy, as will be shown in future examples.

San Angelo, Texas United States Member #1097 January 31, 2003 1374 Posts Online

Posted: September 12, 2007, 2:19 pm - IP Logged

Part 1 of 2 parts

Revised Distribution and Count (D&C) chart.

The original D&C chart wasn't very useful when using the Gap Strategy to predict numbers.

This new version is much more useful.

I'm going to describe the various items using a piece of graph paper that has at least 30 columns and 35 rows.

I'm using a version that goes with my Pick 3 prediction strategies.

At the top of the page, on rows 1-3, enter the name of the lottery you are tracking, the Round number, from-to-dates.

On the one I'm using I have Texas Pick 3 Day, Round 3 and the dates.

These are the column headings.

Row 2, Column 2: Enter a ? mark, column 3, enter a # sign, skip column 4, Column 5 enter a G, column 6, enter a ? mark. Skip columns 7 thru 17. Column 18, enter #MFL, skip columns 19 and 20, column 21, Enter LR (Last round), Column 22, enter # sign, column 23, enter ? sign, skip column 24, column 25 and 26, enter #MFS across the columns, skip column 27, Column 28, enter H5, skip column 29, column 30, enter C5.

Explanations: The ? mark in Column 2 has one of two answers - Yes or No. A Y is entered if the corresponding lottery number in column 3 is one of the Hot numbers listed in column 28. A N is entered if the lottery number is a cold number, as listed in column 30.

More headers:

Skip to Row 18 where additional headers are entered. C18 - GMFL. skip C19 and C20, C21, enter LR, C22, enter G, C23, enter a ? mark, skip C24, C25 and C26, enter GMFS, skip C27, C28 enter H5, skip C29, C30 enter C5

More headers: Go to Row 35 Enter H&C Inventory, spread across columns 21 to 27. Row 36, Column 21, enter Date, column 25 date. Row 37, columns 21 and 22, enter ###, C25 and 26, enter ###. Row 38, C21 enter Y, C22, enter N. C25 enter Y, C26 enter N. Row 39, C20, enter G, C21, enter ###, C24 enter #, C25 and 26, enter ###.

GMFL LR G ? GMFS H5 C5 27 8 0 Y /// 1 2 40 2 1 9 7 90 6 2 Y 4 3 90 5 3 Y 0 5 87 11 4 /// 6 8 91 7 5 Y / 97 9 6 Y //// 83 5 7 74 8 8 / 89 12 9 Y /

H&C Y/N Inventory

902 902 236 115 Y N Y N G115 121 #60 55

More explanations The #s in C3 are the last 10 active lottery numbers. Additional lottery numbers are added exactly and in the order that they occur in the winning number triple. The Gs in C5 are the last 10 active Gap numbers. They are added in the order generated. See earlier post on how the gaps are generated. Note: There is no correlation between # and G. They are independent, stand alone streams.

If the next lottery number is 7, the corresponding gap number would be 6. The 7 would be crossed out and the new 7 would be entered as the next active lottery number in the # stream. The Gap number would be added at the bottom of C5. The 6 already in the G stream would be crossed out.

The Ys and Ns would be entered according to the # and G data listed. Lottery number 7 is NOT one of the 5 hot numbers, therefore, an N is entered in C2 next to the 7. Gap number 6 is a Hot number, therefore, a Y is entered in C6 next to the 6.

San Angelo, Texas United States Member #1097 January 31, 2003 1374 Posts Online

Posted: September 12, 2007, 3:19 pm - IP Logged

Note: This is about workouts for Pick 5 and 6 games, but I'm using data for a Pick 3 game to explain the D&C chart. Hope Todd doesn't move it to the Pick 3 forum.

Explanaton of revised D&C chart

Part 2.

Sorry that the columns don't line up I should have fixed it before posting. But, senior moment!

The #MFL is the number of times each of the lottery numbers have come up since I started keeping gap statistics for this Pick 3 game. The totals are not current.

The stats for a Pick 5 game are generated in the same way. The totals are cumulative in the A, B, C, D, E and F groups. The data is for at least 30 drawings.

Although the lottery numbers are crossed out as the process advances, a Master inventory is started and maintained for as long as a game is being tracked. The same is true for the Gap streams.

Both streams get longer and longer over time, but the number prediction process only considers the last 9 or 10 active numbers in the streams. Although the numbers aren't needed after the inventories are compiled, I recommend you keep them for future reference, if needed.

This will become clearer when the various prediction schemes are explained.

The LR column shows the number of times each number came up in the last round. This is needed because there is no #MFS (#Most Frequent Short Term) data at the beginning of a round.

The LR totals are added to the MFS inventory when a new Round begins. The / is used to log the number of times the numbers repeat during the round.

As was indicated in the original posts for Gap strategy, A round is a period of time in which data is presented for viewing and used in the predictions process. The length is set by the person keeping the stats. I usually start a new round after 10 to 15 drawings.

The counts under the MFS column are just moved over to the LR column.

The Y and N assignments are based on the MFL inventory. The numbers with the 5 highest totals are the Hot numbers. These could change at the start of a new round.

The data for the Gaps is the same as for the lottery numbers.

The H&C Inventories are updated at the end of a round. In the example, there were 236 entries in the G stream. There were 115 Y answers and 121 N answers. While this data is open to various interpretations, it does show that H and C gaps have come up almost equally.

Keeping long and short term Y and N inventories is helpful. While the H and C could balance over a long term, there could be an imbalance over the short term. I've found this to be true and useful.

This same theory applies to the lottery numbers and gaps.

FYI. I'm going to take a break and allow you folks who are interested in this strategy, if there are any, to get caught up. It all begins with the # and G streams and the corresponding inventories. Logging the data in the D&C charts provide for easy reference.

Once you have all the data to consider, then you can start making judgments on what future winning numbers might be.

It doesn't matter if the winning numbers are from ball machines or computers. we aren't trying to reverse engineer the lottery's RNGs.

I've found that the gap strategy gives me a variety of options when I pick my numbers to play.

Remember that Gap strategy generates numbers to be used in a wheel. The number of numbers are usualy dependent on how deep your pockets are. Mine are shallow, so, I usually pick 16 numbers (4 As, 4 Bs, 4 Cs and 4 Ds) in the Pick 5 lotteries I play.

The next post will be on how 4 B numbers in the Florida Fan 5 Cash 5 lottery could be generated.

I've presented a lot of information in these recent posts. I'm sure I've a made a mistake or two, which I hope will be overlooked. If you need further explanations, respond with post reply.

San Angelo, Texas United States Member #1097 January 31, 2003 1374 Posts Online

Posted: September 14, 2007, 2:29 pm - IP Logged

Read carefully!

The gap strategy has up 14 different prediction schemes, all based on the gap stream.

The tools, if thats the right word, include: 1. a current gap stream 2. a current lottery number stream 3. Updated Distribution and Counts chart 4. Luck

I'm using a Prediction Techique I call GNR (Gaps-No Repeats) I use 'No-repeats' because there is a technique where repeats are permitted.

Hopefully, anyone interested in the technique knows how to generate a gap stream. If you don't, then the following may not have much meaning.

New terms.

Position ID: There are 10 of these, one for each gap stream number. They are F1, F2, F3, F4, F5 and L1, L2, L3, L4, L5. This is a fixed, non-varying sequence.

Position ID Inventory: This a cumulative count of the PIDS.

Position ID Hot Line: This is a sequential list of the 10 PIDs in the order generated by the gap numbers.

AlphaID: This is the data used to make predictions. There are 4 AIDs. A, B, C, and R.

AlphaID Inventory: This is a cumulative count of the AIDs. If the lottery has been tracked for a long time, the total AIDS could be 100 or more, depending on the number group for which the predictions apply - for this prediction scheme. Total could be higher or lower for other number groups.

The lottery number groups A (10), B (10-19), C (20-29), D (30-39), E (40-49) F (50-59).

Examples (Using the B group)

The lottery number stream is: 10.11.12.13.14.15.16.17.18.19

The gap stream is: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

The gap strategy has up 14 different prediction schemes, all based on the gap stream.

The tools, if thats the right word, include: 1. a current gap stream 2. a current lottery number stream 3. Updated Distribution and Counts chart 4. Luck

I'm using a Prediction Techique I call GNR (Gaps-No Repeats) I use 'No-repeats' because there is a technique where repeats are permitted.

Hopefully, anyone interested in the technique knows how to generate a gap stream. If you don't, then the following may not have much meaning.

New terms.

Position ID: There are 10 of these, one for each gap stream number. They are F1, F2, F3, F4, F5 and L1, L2, L3, L4, L5. This is a fixed, non-varying sequence.

Position ID Inventory: This a cumulative count of the PIDS.

Position ID Hot Line: This is a sequential list of the 10 PIDs in the order generated by the gap numbers.

AlphaID: This is the data used to make predictions. There are 4 AIDs. A, B, C, and R.

AlphaID Inventory: This is a cumulative count of the AIDs. If the lottery has been tracked for a long time, the total AIDS could be 100 or more, depending on the number group for which the predictions apply - for this prediction scheme. Total could be higher or lower for other number groups.

The lottery number groups A (10), B (10-19), C (20-29), D (30-39), E (40-49) F (50-59).

Examples (Using the B group)

The lottery number stream is: 10.11.12.13.14.15.16.17.18.19

The gap stream is: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

The fixed PIDs are: F1.F2.F3.F4.F5.L1.L2.L3.L4.L5

The current AIDS stream is: A A C B B C A C C C

The current PID Hot Line is: L4.F2.F3.L2.F5.L1.L3.F1.F4.L5

These are made up sequences.

Lets say the next lottery number is 14. The gap is 5.

Referring to the sequences above, the PID for Gap 5 is F5. (Note: these values change as more lottery numbers and gap numbers are added. In other words, the PID for Gap 5 could be F1.

The PID, F5, is added to the PID Hot Line in the first position on left side of the stream. The F5 already in the stream is obliterated, thats right, obliterated, not crossed off.

The revised lottery number stream is: 14.10.11.12.13.15.16.17.18.19

The revised Gap stream is: 5 1 2 3 4 6 7 8 9 10

The PIDs are not changed: F1.F2.F3.F4.F5.L1.L2.L3.L4.L5

The revised PID Hot Line is: F5.L4.F2.F3.F4.L1.L2.L3.L4.L5

The PID Hot line is separated into 4 parts:

In this example,

F5.L4.F2, which are in positions 1.2.3, equals AlphaID 'A' F3.F4.L1, which are in positions 4.5.6, equals AlphaID 'B' L2.L3.L4. which are in positions 7.8.9, equals AlphaID 'C' L5, which is in position 10, equals AlphaID 'R'

Therefore, PID F5 is an A.

The A is added at the end, far right, of existing AID stream.

It goes without saying that all of the inventories will be updated accordingly. It's import to know what the cumulative totals are.

PREDICTION

What to play?

Lets say that my AlphaID Inventory is as follows:

R - 7 A - 23 B - 37 C - 18.

Lets say that I want to find 4 'B' numbers for my lottery Wheel. Remember. this strategy is for Wheeling purposes.

There is a phrase seen in these forums that goes like this: "Play whats hot, not whats not." I think this applies to all lottery data.

I've evaluated all the lottery data files I have for the 'B' numbers in the lottery game I'm using in this example.

I have decided to play 1 A, 2 Bs and 1 C. or ABBC.

Now I need to find the lottery numbers to play.

The PID Hot Line breakdown gives me 3 choices for As - F5.L4.F2 The PID Hot Line breakdown gives me 3 choices for Bs - F3.F4.L1 The PID Hot Line breakdown gives me 3 choices for Cs - L2.L3.L4

Choices (educated guesses)

I need 1 A - I choose L5 I need 2 Bs - I choose F3.F4 I need 1 C - I choose L2

Thus: A B B C L5.F3.F4.L2.

Find the Gap numbers:

Referring to the PID line, not the Hot Line, in the example above, I see that L5 is under Gap 10. So, the Gap number for A is 10.

The lottery number to play is found by counting up the stream by an amount indicated by the Gap number. In this instance, Gap 10 equals Lottery Number 19.

Again, referring to the PID Line, I see that F3 is under Gap 2. The lottery number to play is 10. The F4 is under Gap 3, the lottery number is 11.

Referring to the PID Line, I see that L2 is under Gap 7. The corresponding lottery number is 16.

Therefore, the 'B' numbers in my wheel are: 19.10.11.16.

I would follow the same procedures for predicting which 'A', 'C' and 'D' numbers for the Pick 5 game I'm tracking.

It goes without saying that the PID Hot Line and the AlphaID inventories are crucial factors in this prediction scheme.

I didn't show them here, but the PID inventories can aide the prediction process.

I've not attempted it, but I think the cumulative AIDS stream could be analyzed to find additional trends.

A lot more could be said, but, bottomline, playing lotteries is about making choices. While this strategy may not produce winning numbers all the time, it beats random selection or choices typically based on number frequencies, hot lists, and the many other ways lottery numbers can be generated.

San Angelo, Texas United States Member #1097 January 31, 2003 1374 Posts Online

Posted: September 24, 2007, 4:18 pm - IP Logged

What is a gap?

I've received queries from some people who are having trouble figuring out what a 'gap' is.

One person wanted to know if 'gap' is the same as 'skip,' like the number draws a particular has not come up?

Another asked if 'gap' is the number of numbers from one number to the next. For example, the number of numbers between 5 and 8 is 3, so, is the gap always 3?

The answers are no and no.

The definition of 'gap' in my Gap Strategy is this:

The gap is the total number of spaces between 2 like numbers (14 and 14, 10 and 10 17 and 17, etc) in the same number stream.

In lotteries, the total number of numbers in a stream is usually 9 or 10. The exceptions are lottery games where the highest numbers are less than 10, such as a Pick 5 game with 36 numbers. In this instance, the 30s stream would have 7 numbers.

I could come up with a dozen ways to describe what a 'gap' is, but the best example is an example of how a gap is generated, as far as this strategy is concerned.

Example of an existing number stream: 2.5.8.4.1.9.7.6.3.

This stream is the single numbers (1 to 9) in a lottery I'm tracking. The 3 is the most recent number. The 2 is a number that hasn't come up for awhile. The next number would be added after the 3.

Usually, the most recent numbers are called the Hot numbers. Numbers that haven't come up in awhile are known as Cold numbers. Thus, the 2 in this example is the coldest number, the 3 being the hottest number.

Lottery numbers that are being logged and tracked can be displayed in columns or horizontally.

I've found and highly recommend that graph paper be used and the numbers be placed in order of occurrence in a single column. This facilitates the gap generation process and provides opportunities to add other related information.

Horizontal displays are best when analyzing the streams and making predictions. However, it's important to keep track so that streams are not reversed.

The numbers are always added in the order in which they occur in a winning number combination. For example, if 3.4.9 are in the winning combination, the 3 is added first, the 4 second and the nine is added last. This is important.

Generating gaps.

Using the example stream above:

If the next lottery number is a 4, the gap number is 6.

In order words, the gap is the total number of spaces between the number being added to the stream and the same number already in the stream.

In this example, the first space is 3, the second space is 6, the third space the 7, the fourth space is the 9 and the sixth space is the 4.

The new 4 is added to the bottom of the column, or on the right end of the horizontal stream. The old 4 is crossed off.

The updated stream is 2.5.8.1.9.7.6.3.4

If the next lottery number is 8, the gap number is 7 (counting the horizontal stream, right to left).

The new 8 is added to the list, on the far right, or at the bottom of the list if a column list is being kept.

The existing 8 is marked off.

The new stream is 2.5.1.9.7.6.3.4.8

In practice, the gap numbers are placed in a separate column adjacent to the lottery numbers.

The gap number stream expands as more lottery numbers are added. Repeat gap numbers are marked off as they occur so that the gap stream has the exact same number of individual digits as the lottery stream.

In practice, both of the streams will have a mix of active numbers - numbers that have NOT been crossed off - and numbers that have been crossed off.

IT IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER THAT THE SPACE OCCUPIED BY A NUMBER THAT HAS BEEN CROSSED OFF MUST NOT BE COUNTED WHEN GAP NUMBERS ARE BEING DETERMINED.

The relationship between a lottery number and a gap number will vary as new numbers are added.

In this example, lottery number 4 generated a gap of 6. The next time lottery number 4 comes up, it could, probably will, generate a different gap number.

The gap number stream is used in the lottery number prediction scheme and must be 100 percent accurate.

The length of lottery and gap streams with active and inactive numbers can become quite long over a period of time, which is GOOD. This is history data that can be used to develope number counts, inventories, frequeny distribution charts and other forms of data usually kept by lottery players.

This is why it is important that lottery and gap numbers being crossed off should still be readable. The older portions of the stream, the part without any active numbers, can eventually be discarded.

San Angelo, Texas United States Member #1097 January 31, 2003 1374 Posts Online

Posted: September 26, 2007, 3:26 pm - IP Logged

Gap Theory-Predictions from D&C charts

Playing the 'hot' numbers seems to be an ongoing trend. The definition of 'hot' and 'cold' varies widely. There are many LP posts where someone is seeking advice on how to decide.

Of course, there is no absolute answer.

Numbers in a lottery game are in constant flux. A number that could be called 'hot' today could be 'cold' tomorrow.

If you have been following this thread on Gap Strategy, you have read about what I call - Distribution and Count Charts.

There are 2 charts for each lottery number group, which are: Group A - numbers from 1-9, Group B - numbers from 10 to 19 Group C - numbers from 20 to 29, Group D - numbers from 30-39, Group E - numbers from 40 to 49 and Group F - numbers from 50 to 59.

One chart tracks the lottery numbers.The second chart tracks the gap numbers. These are separate and independent data streams.

Folks who track lotteries and have D&C charts already know the advantages. And they probably have a broader and more accurate view about whats hot and whats not.

Before going further, it's time to introduce an important word - occurrences. This is a cumulative count of numbers, gaps and other factors.

The D&C format and example was introduced in an earlier post. The types of data being tracked in columnar form are:

-lottery numbers in order of occurrence.

-gap numbers in order of occurrence.

-Y & N designations on whether lottery and gap numbers are Hot (Y) or Cold (N).

-MFL or Most Frequent Long-term, which is a cumulative count of each lottery and gap numbers as they occurred. The count begins when the tracking process began.

-LR or Last Round - A cumulative count of the number of times each number or gap occurred during the last Round.

A Round is set period of time for which the tabulations are logged. This designation varies depending on the lottery game, and the 'keeper' of the stats. For example, twice weekly games would have a longer time period than a daily game.

-MFS. Most Frequent Short-term, which is a cumulative count of each lottery and gap numbers as they occur. This data provides a current indication of current trends by tabulating how often lottery and gap numbers come up.

-H5. A list of the five numbers and gaps that have come up (occurred) most often, as indicated by the MFL tabulations.

-C5. A list of the five numbers and gaps that come up least often, as indicated by the MFL tabuations.

End of Round dates - An indication when the Round began and when it will end.

When a round ends, the most frequent short-term data is transferred and added to the most frequent long-term columns.

Since there is no short-term data when a Round begins, the most frequent short-term totals are also placed the Last Round column.

The H5 and C5 designations are revised in accordance with the new Most Frequent Long-term totals.

Predictions:

1. Hot and Cold numbers and gaps based on Most Frequent Long-Term tabulations.

Simply refer to the H5 and C5 number columns and choose as many as are needed for the wheel being used.

Remember - gap strategy supports wheeling.

A question here is how many hot and cold numbers should be chosen.

You will recall that the numbers and gaps have been assigned a Y or N designation as they occurred, using data from the MFL inventory, and logged in the ? column.

Counting the number of times the Y and N assignment were made for total tracking process could make a distinction. For example, if there are significantly more Ys than Ns, then one could choose more Y numbers than N numbers.

The Y and N totals over a long period might not vary enough to aid selection. In one lottery I'm tracking, the Ys and Ns gap number totals are exactly the same for the A group. However, the totals for the B group gap numbers show a distinct bias in favor of the N designation.

Keep in mind that when working with lottery number data, the numbers chosen are the numbers for the wheel. If gap numbers are used, they have to be converted to lottery numbers.

2.Hot and Cold numbers and gaps based on Most Frequent Short-term tabulations.

This is essentially the same as using long-term data, only the total are smaller and trends are not easily detected. Numbers and gaps that came up most often in a prior round might not be as active in a current round.

One could choose the lottery numbers or gap numbers that have come up most often during the current Round or the Last Round. Some lottery numbers or gap numbers might not occur until well into the Round.

It's a matter of choice. All one can do is make personal judgments based on hard evidence and trends reflected in the charts.

Of course, it goes without saying that 'garbage in means garbage out.'

In other words, the D&C charts must be kept current. A hit and miss approach will provide misleading clues.

Note: There are additional prediction schemes based on gap strategy, but, they are somewhat complex - and I'm not sure I can adequately explain how they work.

Todd is probably tired of these long posts.

I'm going to take a break and give everyone interested in gap strategy time to catch up. The GNR scheme has provided good results for me and the lotteries I track. The additional schemes, one where repeat numbers and gaps is permitted, are easy to use, if one is proficient with the GNR techique.

San Angelo, Texas United States Member #1097 January 31, 2003 1374 Posts Online

Posted: September 30, 2007, 3:22 pm - IP Logged

This is an expanded explanation of how to use this scheme and defaults to pick lottery numbers

Gap Strategy - GNR predictions.

How do you set up a GNR predition scheme?

Needs: 1. The Master Lottery and Gap number streams. 2. Current lottery and gap number streams. (Should be on the D&C charts). 3. Graph paper. 4. Pencils.

What is a Master stream? When I introduced this strategy, or theory, back in October 2006, I stressed the importance of keeping a Master copy of the lottery and gap numbers.

These cumulative lists of numbers in order of occurrence. Almost all of the numbers have been crossed off, but should still be readable.

The cumulative lists I have for Texas Cash 5 take up several pages of graph paper.

This historical data is used to start the Most Frequent Long Term inventories on the initial D&C charts. It can be used for other inventories, such as Odd-Even. They can be studied for meaningful repititions. Other uses, as the 'data keeper' sees fit.

If you are tracking a Pick 5 game, you would have Master lists for each number group, one for numbers and one for gaps for a total of 8 lists.

In practice, you should update the Master lists, then the most current lists on your D&C charts, and on the GNR prediction worksheet.

If don't have these lists, or streams, then you are at a serious disadvantage.

Short lists can be used, but there probably won't be a lot of bias in the inventories. It will take awhile to build up these lists. Until then, you can use the 'default' predictors. This will be explained as we progress.

If you have Master GAP list, or even shorter one, you need to enter the last 30 entries on graph paper (turned sideways to provide maximum number of columns). Leave at least 5 rows blank at the top for other entries.

(On the graph paper I use, I can get 35 numbers in a row across the page.)

The gap numbers are entered from left to right so that the most current numbers are always on the right end of the row.

If you only have a few gap numbers, you must start with numbers 1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9 and then add the numbers you have.

(If you are setting up a GNR worksheet for the 'B' numbers, you would start with 1 thru 10).

Leave 5 rows blank between the rows.

At the top-left of the worksheet enter: GNR F4/L5. On the top-right, enter the start date.

What is F4/L5?

These are Fixed Position Identifiers, or, FPIDS. There are 9 numbers/gaps in the A group of all lotteries. Therefore, in this predictor scheme there are 9 fixed PIDs, as follows: F1F2F3F4 and L1L2L3L4L5.

There are 10 fixed PIDs for the B numbers, 10 for the C numbers and, in Tx P5/37, 8 PIDs for the D group.

Essentially, the gap numbers are separated into two groups first four, last five.

A question here might be, why not have three group - F1F2F3 - M1M2M3 - L1L2L3??

A nice fit for 9 numbers, but, how about the 10 in the B and C groups? 3 Fs, 3Ms and 4Ls? Not recommended because there would be too much emphasis on the Ls, and produce false clues.

Identify the blank row immediately above the Gap number row as FPID.

Identify the blank row immediately below the Gap number row as AlphaID.

What is AlphaID?

The AlphaID, or Alphabetical IDentification, is the basis on which predictions are made. As will be seen, it is a 4-part inventory counting the position of the Gap numbers and where they are in the FPID stream.

Sounds complicated, but, it's not, if the rules are followed.

In the middle of the page, start a row identified as the HotPIDline. Then enter F1F2F3F4L1L2L3L4L5 acorss the row.

What is the the HotPIDline?

As will be seen, each Gap number will be assigned a PID. These will vary. That is, Gap #3 may be FPID L3 when processed initially, but could be F2 when it shows up again. The PIDs are entered as they are generated.

The HotPIDLine is divided into 4 fixed parts, called Aphabetical Identifiers.

What are Alphabetical Identifiers or AIDS?

These are the 'keys to the kingdom,' so to speak. As will be seen, this data will determine which gaps will be used to generate numbers for the lottery wheel.

There are 3 AIDs:

AlphaA is assigned to the PIDs occupying HotPIDLine positions 1-2-3, counting from left to right.

AlphaB is assigned to PIDs in positions 4,5,6.

AlphaC is assigned to PIDs in positions 7,8,9.

AlphaR is used to tabulate repeats.

Starting about 8 rows from the bottom of the page, several columns to the right, enter, in a column, F1 F2 F3, F4. Move over 10 or more columns and enter, in a column, L1 L2, L3, L4, L5. Move over, to the right, several columns, and enter, in a column, R, A, B, C.

This is where the inventories for the indicated data will be tabulated.

Here are the last 25 entries for my worksheet for TX P5/37.

A TC5 GNR F4/L5 090107

PIDS: L2F2L2L5L3F4F1F3L3L3L2F3L1F2L1L2F2F4L2F4L1L2F1L3L3 Gaps: + + + 1 + + + + 5 + + + + 4 + + 3 + 7 9 + + 8 2 6 AIDS: A A C A B B A A B R B C A A C B C A C C B C B A R

PIDHot Line L4L5++F3F2F4L1L2F1+L3

F1 20 L1 11 R 5 F2 19 L2 17 A 13 F3 18 L3 29 B 21 F4 26 L4 17 C 10 L5 22

The + sign is a gap number that has been blacked out because they will have no further use.

You must always have 9 active numbers (numbers that have not been obliterated) in the Gap number stream. If you have more or less, you have made a major error.

The last 3 gap numbers, 8.2.6, were generated from the A lottery numbers in the 092907 drawing where the winning combination was 5.8.9.15.22.

SETTING UP A GNR WORKSHEET

If this is your initial GNR worksheet, begin the Gap stream row with 1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9 and then the gap numbers.

Enter F1F2F3F4L1L2L3L4L5 in the PID Hot line row.

Now follow my example.

If the next gap number is 1, I will add this number to gap line. I will determine the appropriate PID by assigning PIDs, going from right to left. This is a mental calculation. Starting with 6, the PID is L5, the PID is L5, 2 is L4, 8 is L3, 9 is L2, 7 is L1, 3 is F4, 4 is F3, 5 is F2 and 1 is F1.

I now refer to the PID Hot Line. Counting left to right, I find that F1 is in position 8, which is a C. I would then enter C below the 6.

I would then black out the initial F1 in the Hot Line and add a new F1 at the end of the line.

Thus, the last 3 entries are:

PIDs....L3L3F1 Gaps.....2 6 1 AIDS.....A R C

Thus, the new Hot line is L4L5++F3F2F4L1L2++L3F1.

You would follow this EXACT same procedure to generate the PIDS and AIDS for the gap numbers you are working with. You will expand the HotLine, being sure that the PIDs are blacked out.

You will notice that there side-by-side repeats occur as the PID line is being generated. In these instances, the AID entry is R(repeat). This not a frequent occurrence.

You should never have more than 9 active PIDs in the Hot Line.

This might be awkward in the beginning but it will soon become 'simple Simon' The more you work with it the easier it becomes.

It would be nice to have a template, but, unfortunately, the blacked out numbers prevent using one.

Remember to always do your mental counts from right to left, skipping over the blacked out numbers.

PREDICTIONS

Using my example above.

I want 3 gap numbers for the 14 number wheel I use for this game.

Referring to the PIDHotLine, and using a separate piece of graph paper, I break the line into 4 parts:

A - L4L5F3 B - F2F4L1 C - L2L3F1 R - F1

The R entry is the last PID in the Hot Line.

The 'defaults' for this prediction scheme are the first PID in each group. In this example, the defaults are L4, F2, L2 and F1.

Referring to my AlphaID inventory, I note that B has the highest total, 21. A is second with 13, C with 10 and R with 5.

Selecting lottery numbers is the same as making choices. There are dozens of schemes. I won't go into them here. The important word here is CHOICE.

Choose right, you win, choose wrong, you lose.

In this instance, with this set of facts, my choice is:

Play one A, one B and one C.

Using the defaults, my PIDs are L4, F2, L2.

I could have decided to use three As, or three Bs or three Cs, or a mixture. I wouldn't choose R, given it's small total compared to the others. Although this might not be a given when predicting teens, 20s and 30s.

Using a separate piece of graph paper, write down the action numbers from the Gap stream row.

In this example, the active gap stream is: 5. 4. 3. 7. 9. 8. 2. 6. 1 Enter the fixed PIDs ........................F1.F2.F3.F4.L1.L2.L3.L4.L5

The Hot PIDs I've chosen are: L4 F2 L2

Referring to the Active number and FixPID entries, the Gap numbers to play are: 6 4 8. That is the gap number for L4, at this point in time, is 6. The gap number for F2 is 4. The gap number for L2 is 8.

These relationships will change when a new gap number is added and the PIDs and AIDs are generated. In other words, L4 will not always generate gap number 6.

What lottery numbers to play?

Referring to the D&C chart I have for this game for the A numbers (1-9). The last 9 action lottery numbers are: Top to bottom of the column: 3.2.1.6.4.7.5.8.9

The lottery number to play for gap number 6 is 6 (counting from right to left). The lottery number to play for gap number 4 is 7. The lottery number to play for gap number 8 is 2.

Thus, my 14 number wheel for this game begins with 2.6.7.

I think I've covered everything. Sorry it has taken so many words, but, I don't think I could describe the procedure any other way.

Again, it appears complicated. But, it isn't. It's a new way of thinking about selecting lottery numbers. Gap strategy has peculiar terminology and acronyms.

If you have questions, don't hesitate - but do it in the forum so that everyone will have access to the answers.

United States Member #55431 September 30, 2007 1 Posts Offline

Posted: September 30, 2007, 8:35 pm - IP Logged

I believe if you can get a whole on all possible combinations for all lottery picks that you'll have a better chance of winning eliminatting outcomes as rhey show up .. The only problem i'm having is getting a hold on all combinations .. pick 5 1-39 there is 575,758 combinations i need them all if someone can help

California United States Member #48843 January 11, 2007 27 Posts Offline

Posted: October 4, 2007, 7:38 pm - IP Logged

A little while back, I wrote database code in Access 2000 that will generate all combination of 5 draws from a pool of X numbers. I can change the X to be 39 though my machine will likely need run over night since there's alot of processing involved. If you send me your email in a private message I can email you the output table of all 575,757 rows. I can also look into saving it as comma delimited text file since it will be too big for Excel.

Kentucky United States Member #32652 February 14, 2006 7099 Posts Offline

Posted: October 8, 2007, 5:44 am - IP Logged

Quote: Originally posted by dreamer03 on September 30, 2007

I believe if you can get a whole on all possible combinations for all lottery picks that you'll have a better chance of winning eliminatting outcomes as rhey show up .. The only problem i'm having is getting a hold on all combinations .. pick 5 1-39 there is 575,758 combinations i need them all if someone can help

Lottery Director has a Free Wheeling program that can generate all the combinations.

Brick City United States Member #1216 March 3, 2003 1746 Posts Offline

Posted: October 8, 2007, 10:21 pm - IP Logged

This is an excellent system description. It took me about 10 hours to digest it all this past weekend, but I understand the principles. Thanks for all your hard work and your willingness to share. Ten Atta Boy's and a dozen High Five's for your tremendous effort!

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