This is a follow-up to my recent reply post on what items should be in any formal system for standard (non-jackpot) Pick 5 games.
I'm going to use the data streams I have developed for Texas Pick 5/37, but the ideas, procedures, formats, etc, apply
to other pick 5 games.
I use alphanumeric substitution and structures to break the winning numbers into various streams that can be used to
aid the numbers to play guesswork.
This is a paper and pencil workout or strategy. I realize Excel and other systems can be used, but, I believe that
the work should be done by hand. It's difficult to see trends when looking at electronic charts.
No prediction system can work without a current listing of winning numbers. This is universal, as anyone who analyze
winning numbers will attest.
History can logged in various ways. Here is mine.
Date--winning numbers in numerical order, the alphabetical equivalent broken into 3 parts, the corresponding structure, structure number.
Here are the last 3 drawings in Texas Cash 5. The data is logged on graph paper.
0320 188.8.131.52.36 AA A BD ABD 4
0321 184.108.40.206.17 AA A BB AB 2
0323 220.127.116.11.37 AB C DD ABCD 4
I usually make alphabetical predictions on Sunday and play them for six days. Therefore, the History is logged in 6-day intervals.
The alphabetcal squences are based on the number groups, decades, or whatever, mentioned in last post.
A 1-9, B 10-19, C 20-29, D 30-37
The structures are alphabetical sequences without duplicate letters (ABBCD = ABCD).
There is one 4-point structure -ABCD-, four 3-point structures -ABC, ABD, ACD,BCD- and six 2-point structures
-AB, AC, AD, BC, BD, CD-
Of course, the data is different if the pick 5 game has fewer than 30 numbers or more than 39 numbers.
I use to know exactly how many different alphabetical sequences there are. I kept a inventory. I also kept a list
of the winning numbers for each sequence. This data could be helpful, but, it's not necessary, in my opinion. I use the
lottery website to determine if the number combinations I've selected have ever come up, in whole or part.
1. Alphabetical sequence analysis.
The goal is to come up one or more alphabetical sequences to aid number selection.
It should be apparent from the sample above that, if tracked after each drawing, that a player can come up with
Here is a current inventory (97 drawings) of the data in P1P2, P3, P4P5.
P1P2 P3 P4P5
1 BD - 1 AD -
3 AC - 4 BC -
5 BC - 24 CD -
9 BB - 25 CC -
3 CC - 10 B - 7 BD -
36 AA - 5 A - 5 BB -
40 AB - 13 C - 31 DD -
Note: The '-' is space for Gap numbers. They are omitted because to put them in would require an explanation. This
is not possible for this demonstration. Do search for Gap Strategy and see why!!
It's obvious that a majority for the sequences begin with either AA or AB. B and C are the most frequent in P3.
CD, CC and DD are the most frequent in P4P5.
If I was in a 'working pool', some members would generate several complete sequences beginning with AA, while another
group would work with AB. Or, if a player preferes 'cold' pairs, BB, BC and AC could be used in P1P2.
Note: A 'D' can come up in P3, but it would be a rare occurrence.
In practice, I use a separate worksheet for the 3 streams. In this way I can mark off repeats and maintain a current inventory. This
helps me spot repititions, which is common with AB. Sometimes this pair shows up 5 or consecutive drawings. You wouldn't see this if using
2. Structure analysis.
Logging the structures in order of occurrence on a separate worksheet can aid selection of the alphabetical sequences.
I have what I call a "Dot Chart' to log the structures as they occur. I use graph paper with 'dots' to track the structures by date.
At a glance, I can see which of the structures have come up recently, the totals for each and other trends.
ABCD = 96
ABC = 57
ABD = 27
ACD = 43
BCD = 44
2PT = 30
It's obvious that ABCD shows up frequently.
The Dot chart I'm using is for the last 22 consecutive weeks. It shows that ABCD has come up at least once per week. Only
one week when it didn't show. Additionally, the chart shows that ABCD has come up back-to-back in 7 weeks. So, it probably
wouldn't be prudent to play only alphabetical sequences having an A, a B, a C and D.
The chart shows that 2-point structures have come up 30 times, usually twice per week, but not every week. The chart shows
2-pointers coming up 3 times in each of two weeks.
I also keep a running chart of the pairs in P1P2 and the Last2.
3 BD - 3 AD -
3 AD - 5 AC -
12 BC - 24 BC -
3 CD - 12 BD -
14 AC - 6 AB -
62 AB - 46 CD -
A player might decide to play alphabetical sequences beginning with AB, AC and BC and ending with CD, BC and BD.
Remember that structures only show the different letters, therefore, when building sequences one or more letters must
be added to complete the sequence.
Some possible final sequences are ABCCD ABBCD ABCDD, AABBC, AABCD.
I'm going to conclude this post with an exception regarding the Gaps.
Here is the current GAP totals.
1 = 41
2 = 21
3 = 18
4 = 7
5 = 2
6 = 1
The 41 for Gap #1 shows that the most recent pair is likely to be repeated in the next drawing.
Additionally, the Gap data suggests that the next pair will probably be one of the last 3 pairs.
1 = 30
2 = 21
3 = 15
4 = 14
5 = 7
6 = 5
The Gap # totals suggest that next Last2 pair will be one of the last 4 on the list, with a repeat highly likely. The draw-by-draw worksheet
can aid this decision. Again, electronic charts don't show the in order of occurrence charts.
Sorry for taking up so much space, but guessing winning lottery numbers takes a lot of consideration using as many
data streams as are available.
Coming up with plausible alphabetical sequences is the first step in the number guesswork.
I use Gap Strategy to generate possible numbers to play.
Hope this post is useful to those trying to win some $$ in Pick 5.