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# Gap Strategy - Review, Part 1

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San Angelo, Texas
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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
one.)

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: 1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9
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.4.5.6.7.8.9.3
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: 20.23.28.27.26.21.29.22.25.24
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.28.27.26.21.29.22.25.24.23
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

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Uh, yeah, I would be interested in knowing how to work with gaps for Pick-3. However, is there a "Gaps for Dummies" version of whatever it was you said above?

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Uh, yeah, I would be interested in knowing how to work with gaps for Pick-3. However, is there a "Gaps for Dummies" version of whatever it was you said above?

Shawn67

Here is a link having the information you need.

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Thanks, I see that this is going to take a while to digest.

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Shawn67

Here is a link having the information you need.

Holy Molly....Will I get a diploma after this course?.....lol.....thanx for the great read...well a small bite of the enchilada atleast. I think I'll stick with QPs for now. I need a few days to heal from this mind meld you wrote.....

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pacattack05

In my opinion, any lottery number generator that can be described in a couple of paragraphs probably isn't worth much.

All of this has been said before here at LP, but maybe a review is worthwhile.

If you have a hot 'fiver' in your pocket and want to take a chance on your lottery, here are the general options:

1. Buy quick picks. Not a lot of effort required other than finding a lottery terminal. You could be, like a lot of
people have been, struck by lightning and live a good life. Or, you could strike out, like most players do.
But, you can still feel good knowing that your money is going to help a school or other state project.
You could also get a small win which you could reinvest.

2. Buy a lottery system. There are many available on the internet, ranging from \$19.95 to \$450. Most of these
systems do detailed analysis of previous drawings, find what appear to be patterns and generate as many combinations as a player requests.
But, in reality, most of them are just random number generators.

The lottery uses random number generators, ball machines or digital computers. There are few, if
any, repeating patterns that one can use to generate personal numbers. True, a system may find some patterns, but
unfortunately for the player, there are no 'triggers' that forecast when those coincidental patterns will repeat.

No matter what the system designers say, it's a "crap shoot, use at your own risk" sort of thing.
Some people say they win more than they spend, which may be true. But, they are still betting their
money on someone else's number generator.

3. You could also invest in some big money Steve Player-type complicated paper-pencil systems. The sales pitches promise big returns
and show copies of winning tickets. Unfortunately, they never tell you how many combinations they bought. Did they
spend \$100 to win \$50? Who knows.

4. You can also invest in some of the 'exotic' systems where, for example, you add Tuesday's results to last Friday's and subtract Monday.
You can find dozens of small scale schemes here at LP that are usually easy to use. However, most of the Pick 3 schemes require a player to

5. Or, you can take matters into your own hands and develop your own number generator. It's not an easy task and can be time
consuming, but, you 'sink or swim' according to own efforts.

Gap Strategy is my personal number generator. It took a long time to get it right. I burned a lot of midnight oil, so to speak, but
I finally came up with a scheme that is working for me. It's a unique alternative method in that it does not rely on coincidental
patterns in random number streams.

And, yes, it's complicated, mainly because it's different. But, if I can do it, than most of the lottery player population can
handle it - if they really want to 'play their own game." Besides, it's entertaining and gives me something to do other than watch
TV.

I don't win everytime I use it, which is daily. My choices are often wide of the mark. But, when I lose, I can go back and
see where I went wrong and learn how I might improve future guesswork. When I win, I feel like all the work was worthwhile.

I've not won a jackpot or had a big win, but I'm winning more now that I ever did using someone else's numbers. I'm confident
I'll have more success in future. Some of the data streams are not really mature enough for use, but this will correct itself

I decided to share my system, rather than try to sell it. LP has provided the space, and all of the details are available
to anyone who wants to use it.

Give it a try.

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Thanks for sharing with us bobby623. It's an interesting system. It's going to take a while to get the hang of it, but it looks worthwhile.

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Thanks, bobby623!  I can understand how the "streams" are generated now, but, if possible, could we get a little bit more insight into how you use the streams to pick the numbers for the next draw?

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I like the way you think Bobby,  I really do.

UUmmm....  I've kinda been trying to follow gap-strategy a little bit, because like you said, we all need a little edge, so to speak.

I was wondering.... just for my own mind,     Is a cell   the little pool of numbers you end up with,  for each number your trying to pick? (jackpot games)

'Ole  guesser had something kinda like that,  where he  aged his numbers, whereas, you

gap them.   But I never could figure out where his little pools were.     Anyway.... more power to ya'   I'll try and re-read some stuff myself.

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I do think that it would be beneficial if you could do a step-by-step for the pick-3 (the simplest game) from a state of your choice for a small time frame (3 or 4 days), just to show us an example of how to actually work this system for those of us who are interested but having a hard time understanding the mechanics of how to do this. I do (think) I understand how you figure the gap on the newly drawn number. What I don't understand is how you select #'s for the next drawing.

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I do think that it would be beneficial if you could do a step-by-step for the pick-3 (the simplest game) from a state of your choice for a small time frame (3 or 4 days), just to show us an example of how to actually work this system for those of us who are interested but having a hard time understanding the mechanics of how to do this. I do (think) I understand how you figure the gap on the newly drawn number. What I don't understand is how you select #'s for the next drawing.

Shawn67

Here is an example of Gap Strategy for Texas Pick 3.

I'll try to do something more current. Takes some time typing in all the data.

The Before and After charts will be a problem. I can't type them all.

I'll figure out something.

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Thanks bobby623. I get to studying!!

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I've been studying the 3 digit lottery for more than 20 years. I can understand 99% of everything written here on The Lottery Post, but your system really stumps me.

I made up a chart exactly as you specified, but it looks like your ( y ) and ( n ) specifying hot and cold numbers and gaps are different, at different areas of your chart. I wish, I could understand it all. It's not Simple Simon to me.

Sorry,

Scrooge

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i would like to have more infor,said if the lottery in mich was 412 do u take all three nnumber or take the nunber from mon thur sunday to do the gap system.i can not get a clear understanding.  so can do a easy example thank u.

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