It's been a year since I last updated my Gap Strategy system.
While I have no hard evidence, I believe the workouts are being used by
some folks, I hope with lot of success.
I think an attempt is being made the develop an Excel program, but I don't know
if a workable program exists.
I use the "paper and pencil" workouts for all of my lottery plays. I've not hit a jackpot, but
I have had some recurring success, particularly with Pick 3.
My MegaMillions data streams have matured and I'm using the workouts
with more confidence. I've had some small wins.
(I would post copies of the winning tickets, but, to do so means I
would have to obtain a web site. I can use a computer, but building
and maintaing a web site is beyond my capabilities. Besides, I really don't want
I've read over my previous posts on Gap Strategy. I haven't found any
really significant errors. All of the major tasks have been expained with examples.
I've also posted numerous other game-specific examples incorporating all of the major features.
I think anyone who is capable of keeping lottery statistics should be able to follow the instructions,
and use the workouts.
That said, my purpose now is to review the procedures by which Gap streams are generated and point out
some things I've learned along the way.
The first point is accuracy.
I've learned the hard way that inaccurate data can lead to some very wrong choices, and lost $$$.
Gap Strategy? What is it?
Simply put, gap strategy is an alternative number generator that uses variations in several interrelated data streams
to produce numbers to play. It is not a prediction system, per se. Faced with data arrays that show the possibilities,
the user decides what numbers to play.
"Educated guesswork" is a good short definition.
Gap strategy is different from other number selection techniques. It does not entail detailed analysis
of random number streams (winning numbers) in search of repeating patterns, pairs, triples and a host of other
data streams and filters one might use to select numbers to play. Wnile this strategy may work for some, it
never worked for me.
In Gap Stratregy, the Winning lottery numbers, whether from ball machines or digital computers, are used to trigger several processes from
which a series of 'gap' and other data streams are generated.
What is a gap?
In Gap Strategy, 'gap' is the number of spaces between like numbers, or other data, added to an existing data
stream having a fixed number of cells.
The count begins at 1 and includes the cell in which the number, or other data, occupies.
For example, given a fixed-length number stream having 9 cells: 22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.9
If the number to be added to the stream is 3, the gap, counting from right to left, is 7.
Remember, counting right to left in a horizontal data stream is the standard and is the same as counting 'Up' a column.
Counting down is an alternative technique, but would provide a competely different set of data.
In practice, the new 3 would be added to the stream after the 9. The old 3 would be crossed off.
The gap #7 would be added as a new gap number in a corresponding fixed-length gap stream having 9 cells.
The updated fixed-length L# stream is: 1.2.X.188.8.131.52.8.9.3
The 'X" covers the 3 that was in that cell, and marked off so that it won't be recounted.
IMPORTANT: Crossing numbers off should be done in way where the number, or other data, remains readable.
Another example, given a fixed-length number stream having 10 cells: 184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.25.24
If the number to be added is 23, the gap# is 9.
The new 23 is added after 24 and the old 23 is crossed off.
The resulting L# data stream becomes 20.X.18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.23
The Gap#9 would be added as a new gap number in a corresponding gap stream.
These steps are repeated as new winning numbers are added to the L# stream.
An important thing to remember is that the number of cells in a specified data stream doesn't change. If there
are more or fewer numbers than required, a mistake has been made.
In practise, the L# and G# streams get longer and longer. It is sometimes difficult to find 'active cells' that are mixed in with the many cells that
have been crossed off. This where accuracy counts.
"Active cell is any cell that has not been marked off."
A reminder that winning number combinations are always processed in numerical order.
Each number is processed separately according to it's number group identification:
1 to 9 = A, 10 to 19 = B, 20 to 29 = C, 30 to 39 = D, 40 to 49 = E, 50 to 59 = F.
I have a "Play Book" for each lottery I track. There is a section for each of the number groups, which includes the
D&C charts, worksheets, 'dot charts' and other data.
If anyone interested in Gap Strategy has any questions on what Gaps are and how they are generated, please don't hestitate to
ask for clarifications.
Thanks for your interest.