San Angelo, Texas United States Member #1097 January 31, 2003 1394 Posts Offline

Posted: July 27, 2009, 9:17 pm - IP Logged

A few of my lottery playing friends have asked me to provide step-by-step instructions on how to use Gap Strategy for Texas Pick 3 with combined day and night drawing data.

This would require frequent postings for a couple of months, at least.

I'm willing to give it a go, but I need some indication that more than just a couple of players will participate.

I've written numerous posts regarding Gap Strategy. This new demonstration will be more to the point, follow the leader effort. In other words, I'll provide detailed guidance on what actions are necessary in developing data that can be used to facilitate the guess work.

It will be slow going initially, but will move faster once players master the basics.

Please remember that Gap Strategy is NOT a number generator, per se. Basically, the variations in several different, but related, data streams guide the development of a playing strategy.

Pick 3 players in other states might find the presentations to be a useful addition to existing number selection strategies.

The workouts will provide from 4 to 6 numbers for both Box and Straight plays.

Does it work?? Not every drawing, but often enough to make the effort worthwhile.

My hope is that participants will share their views. I'm sure I sometimes can't see the forest for the trees. I can certainly use any advice players want to offer for the greater good. Afterall, we wouldn't be in competition.

San Angelo, Texas United States Member #1097 January 31, 2003 1394 Posts Offline

Posted: July 28, 2009, 12:43 pm - IP Logged

I think the number of interested players will make this effort worthwhile.

When I said it would take frequent postings for a couple of months, I meant days and weeks.

The first step is construction of forms. Here is the first one.

Gap Strategy is a substitute lottery number system where the variations in several different, but related, data streams are used to generate numbers.

It's important that these data streams be constructed according to rules, and in certain formats.

I'm going to keep this as simple as possible. I'll tell you how to lay out the necessary forms.

Materials required: Pad of standard graph paper (81/2x11).

Form 1: Distribution and Count Chart.

On the outer edges, number the rows and columns. There should be 34 columns, 44 rows. A total of 133 lottery numbers and associated graph numbers will be logged per page.

Use Rows 1 and 2 to identify the form, start date, Round #, and any other data you want to enter there.

Column headings: At juncture of R4 and C3, enter a # sign, at R4C4 enter G1, at R4C5 enter G2. Enter # at R4C7, G1 at R4C8, G2 at R4C9; # at R4C11, G1 at R4C12, G2 at R4C13. Enter # at R4C15, G1 at R4C16, G1 at R4C16, G2 at R4C17.

Enter LT at R4C21 Enter LR at R4C23 Enter # at R4C25 Enter ST at R4C28

Enter numbers 0 thru 9 under the # sign at R4C3. Enter numbers 1 thru 10 under the G1 at R4C4. Enter numbers 1 thru 10 under the G2 at R4C5.

Enter numbers 0 thru 9 under the # sign at R4C25.

Enter LT at R17C21. Enter LR at R17C23. Enter G1 at R17C25. Enter ST at R17C28.

Enter numbers 1 thru 10 under the G1 at R17C25.

Enter LT at R30C21. Enter LR at R30C23. Enter G2 at R30C25. Enter ST at R30C28.

The numbers in C25 are for inventory purposes. The counts will be updated as they are determined.

This is a standard form. A new form will be initiated for Lottery numbers 134 to 266, etc. The numbers in columns 3, 4 and 5 will be taken from the prior form.

Definitions: LT = Long Term, LR = Last Round, ST = Short Term.

Active cell: An active cell is one that has NOT been marked off. In a Pick 3 game, there are 10 active lottery number cells. Therefore, there are 10 active Gap1 cells, and 10 active Gap2 cells.

I use colored pencils for the column headings. Red for lottery numbers, blue for Gap1 numbers and green for Gap2 numbers.

San Angelo, Texas United States Member #1097 January 31, 2003 1394 Posts Offline

Posted: July 28, 2009, 3:26 pm - IP Logged

Here is the format for Form 2 (Workout Sheet)

Form 1 is a Master copy of the lottery numbers and the gaps.

Form 2 is the primary worksheet.

Materials: Standard graph paper, 81/2x11.

Using the same method as for Form 1, I'll use Row and Column coordinates to show where data is logged.

Turn the sheet of graph paper sideways. This will provide 44 Rows and 34 columns. This should be indicated on the bottom and right edge of the sheet.

Use rows 1 and 2 to identify the lottery game, Texas Pick3, combined day and eve drawings' Gap Strategy provides means for several workouts. This one is "GNR V2" I will explain later

The start date is 070109, Round 1, Lottery numbers 1 to 133.

Also include 'F5/L5', 1.2.3=A, 4.5.6 = B 7.8.9= C, 10 = R. I'll explain these later.

Enter FPI in the cell at R4C2 Enter G1 in the cell at R5C2 Enter FAI in the cell at R6C2 Enter FA# in the cell at R7C2

Repeat the above beginning at R9C2

Repeat the above again beginning at R14C2.

Repeat the above again beginning at R19C2

Enter HPI at R24C2

Beginning at R4C4, enter F1F2F3F4F5L1L2L3L4L5. L5 is in C13.

Beginning at R5C4, enter 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10. 10 is in C13

Beginning at R6C4, enter R C C C B B B A A A. The last A will in C13.

Beginning at R7C4, enter 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. The 1 will be in C13

Beginning at R24C4, enter F1F2F3F4F5L1L2L3L4L5. The L5 will be in C13

There are 3 more forms.

For Lantern: This is a paper and pencil workout. Using Excel for Form 2 would be rather complicated, as will be shown when the logging begins.

San Angelo, Texas United States Member #1097 January 31, 2003 1394 Posts Offline

Posted: July 28, 2009, 4:21 pm - IP Logged

Form 4

Form 4 is used to log Before and After Triples (will explain later).

Materials needed: Standard graph paper (8 1/2 x 11)

Turn page sideways to provide 34 rows and 44 columns.

Use Rows 1 and 2 to identify the data: Enter Texas P3C, GNR V2, Before and After Triples Inventory, start date 070109.

In the cell at R3C4 enter a capital A. Repeat at R3C4. R3C8 and R3C12.

In the cell at R3C16 enter a capital B. Repeat at R3C20 and R3C24.

In the cell at R3C28 enter a capital C. Repeat at R3C32 and R3C36.

In the cell at R3C40 enter a capital R.

As will be shown when the workout begins, each 3 digit lottery number group will generate, using means to be explained later, 3 letter group in the 'FAI' row on Form 2. These are called 'Before and After Triples"

These letter, or 'Alpha Identifiers' groups are logged on Form 4, using the middle letter, such as the B in ABB, as a guide.

For example, if the B&A is ABC, it would be logged under a B column. If it is RRB it would be logged under the 'R' column.

The B&As are counted in the order they occur.

As will be seen, some B&A groups come up more frequently than others, particularly those where the middle letter is an R.

This data will the primary means in the Number Generation Array feature, which will be explained later.

ORLANDO, FLORIDA United States Member #4924 June 3, 2004 5913 Posts Offline

Posted: July 28, 2009, 4:51 pm - IP Logged

Quote: Originally posted by bobby623 on July 28, 2009

I think the number of interested players will make this effort worthwhile.

When I said it would take frequent postings for a couple of months, I meant days and weeks.

The first step is construction of forms. Here is the first one.

Gap Strategy is a substitute lottery number system where the variations in several different, but related, data streams are used to generate numbers.

It's important that these data streams be constructed according to rules, and in certain formats.

I'm going to keep this as simple as possible. I'll tell you how to lay out the necessary forms.

Materials required: Pad of standard graph paper (81/2x11).

Form 1: Distribution and Count Chart.

On the outer edges, number the rows and columns. There should be 34 columns, 44 rows. A total of 133 lottery numbers and associated graph numbers will be logged per page.

Use Rows 1 and 2 to identify the form, start date, Round #, and any other data you want to enter there.

Column headings: At juncture of R4 and C3, enter a # sign, at R4C4 enter G1, at R4C5 enter G2. Enter # at R4C7, G1 at R4C8, G2 at R4C9; # at R4C11, G1 at R4C12, G2 at R4C13. Enter # at R4C15, G1 at R4C16, G1 at R4C16, G2 at R4C17.

Enter LT at R4C21 Enter LR at R4C23 Enter # at R4C25 Enter ST at R4C28

Enter numbers 0 thru 9 under the # sign at R4C3. Enter numbers 1 thru 10 under the G1 at R4C4. Enter numbers 1 thru 10 under the G2 at R4C5.

Enter numbers 0 thru 9 under the # sign at R4C25.

Enter LT at R17C21. Enter LR at R17C23. Enter G1 at R17C25. Enter ST at R17C28.

Enter numbers 1 thru 10 under the G1 at R17C25.

Enter LT at R30C21. Enter LR at R30C23. Enter G2 at R30C25. Enter ST at R30C28.

The numbers in C25 are for inventory purposes. The counts will be updated as they are determined.

This is a standard form. A new form will be initiated for Lottery numbers 134 to 266, etc. The numbers in columns 3, 4 and 5 will be taken from the prior form.

Definitions: LT = Long Term, LR = Last Round, ST = Short Term.

Active cell: An active cell is one that has NOT been marked off. In a Pick 3 game, there are 10 active lottery number cells. Therefore, there are 10 active Gap1 cells, and 10 active Gap2 cells.

I use colored pencils for the column headings. Red for lottery numbers, blue for Gap1 numbers and green for Gap2 numbers.

I will define a second form in the next post.

Thanks for your interest.

Bobby, if I followed the instructions right, how do you propose entering numbers under the # sign?

San Angelo, Texas United States Member #1097 January 31, 2003 1394 Posts Offline

Posted: July 28, 2009, 5:25 pm - IP Logged

Thanks for your interest,

I don't know anything about Excel and how data is logged.

Looking at the page as a sheet of graph paper, the lottery and gap numbers would be logged in continuous rows, when they need to be in columns.

If you took the data shown and turned it to the left 90 degrees, it would fit part of the outline I've given for Form 1. You would then have start each column with the numbers shown for the Form, 0 to 9 for lottery numbers, 1 to 10 for the Gap numbers. You would then need to incorporate the Inventory data, which I don't see in this outline.

The difference between Excel and graph paper would be that you could log a long string of data, whereas, folks using graph paper would be limited to 133 consecutive lottery numbers per page.

This will become clearer when the workout begins.

I suggest use graph paper with the outlines given in Form 1. You could then adapt the data to Excel.

Another point to consider is that converting the worksheet, Form 2, to Excel probably won't be possible, unless you know computer programming.

New balls were introduced in Texas P3 on April 1, 2009. But, I don't plan on going that far back. Starting with draws from 0107 will provide lots of data to work with.

Texas uses same machines and ball sets for both day and night drawings. That's why the workout I'm using will combine both draws.

San Angelo, Texas United States Member #1097 January 31, 2003 1394 Posts Offline

Posted: July 28, 2009, 10:59 pm - IP Logged

Form 5

This is the last form needed to start the GNR V2 workout.

I call it a "Dot Chart" that maps the progress of the individual lottery numbers by date.

The history of the numbers is shown by use of 'dots' at the juncture of a specific number and a draw date.

There is enough room on a standard piece of graph paper to track the numbers for nine weeks.

Using the same row and column reference technique used for other forms, do the following:

Turn the page sideways to provide 44 rows and 34 columns.

Use Rows 1 and 2 to identify the chart - Lottery Number History.

Begining at R4C4 enter 1, 3, 5, 7 9 down the column.

Beginning at R9C4, enter 0, 2, 4, 6, 8 down the column.

Beginning at R3C4, enter dates 1, 2, 3 4, skip a column, enter 6 7 8 9 10 11, skip two columns, enter 13.14.15.16.17.18, skip 2 columns, enter 20.21.22.23.24.25, skip 2 columns, enter 27.28.29.30.31.1

These are Texas Pick 3 play dates for July.

The winning numbers for Wednesday, July 1 are: 018 and 472.

Therefore, dots would be placed next to the 1, 7, 0, 2, 4 and 8 in C5,

The winning numbers for Thursday, July 2 are: 442 and 997.

Therefore, 2 dots would be placed next to 4 and 9, and one dot next to 2 and 7.

The winning numbers for Friday, July 3 are: 826 and 580.

Therefore, 2 dots would be placed next the 8 and one dot next to 2, 6, 5 and 9 in C6.

The winning numbers for Saturday, July 4 are: 878 and 662.

Therefore, 2 dots would be placed next 8 and 6 and one dot next to 7 and 2 in C6.

The vacant column between draw date 4 and 6 is used to enter the total number of times each lottery number came up during those 4 days.

The totals are: 1 - 1 3 - 0 5 - 1 7 - 3 9 - 2

0 - 2 2 - 4 4 - 3 6 - 3 8 - 5

The next week's results would be logged the same way.

You would know by inspection which of the numbers are coming up frequently, as well as the "Cold" numbers.

The number 3 never came up during 8 drawings, which makes it a cold number, whereas the number 8 showed up 5 times, making it a "Hot" number.

The two empty columns between 11 and 13, 18 and 10, 25 and 27 are used to keep current and long term counts.

I have a method for keeping track of doubles and triples, but I won't go into it at this time.

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There are additional forms but they require data from the worksheet, Form 2.

I'm going to wait a day or two before initiating the worksheet. Give players a chance to get their forms ready.

If you don't have one, I suggest you get a small notebook to log the Pick 3 lottery numbers, as well as any other lottery being tracked. Always nice to have a handy reference.

This notebook can be used as a journal to record the method used in the lottery number generation process, and to make notes on observations that might be useful for number selections.

In otherwords, you need have a means to write down your thoughts, ideas, mistakes, successes. It has to be handy and easy to use.

If you have questions regarding the forms, now is the time.

San Angelo, Texas United States Member #1097 January 31, 2003 1394 Posts Offline

Posted: July 29, 2009, 12:00 pm - IP Logged

Here we go!!

I assume players interested in Gap Strategy have drawn up the 5 forms.

Time now to start logging lottery and gap numbers.

However, there are a couple of things that need to be said:

1. Accuracy counts - There should never be more or less than 10 active cells in the lottery and gap number streams.

2. All of the streams have multiple uses. Therefore, the cell entries need to be legible. Correcting errors is difficult. I use a pencil, but ink is OK.

3. When marking off a cell, use a method that doesn't obscure the underlying number. I use a light slash mark.

4. All of the forms must be updated together. Therefore, the motion will go from Form 1, to Form 2, to Form 3 to Form 4 and then Form 5. This is because entries on one form determine the entries in the next.

5. Predicting random events is impossible. However, the trends, inventory totals and other features of Gap Strategy that show themselves over a period of time can be used to guide the guesswork.

6. For players using Excel - I don't have the slightest idea how you can update the streams. This is a paper-pencil workout. I suggest you set Excel aside and use graph paper for the time being.

I'm going to use the Row and Column references I've been using to aid the logging. It may be difficult in the beginning but it will soon become a 'piece of cake'.

We will begin with Texas Pick 3 winning numbers from 070109. There are two drawings. We will begin with day drawing and then the night drawing.

The winning numbers are 018 and 472.

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On Form 1, beginning at Row 15, add 0 at the bottom of column 3.

The G1 number is found by counting UP the column to the existing 0. The count is 10.

Mark off the initial 0 in column 3 and add 10 to the adjacent G1 column 4.

The G2 number is found by counting up the G2 column to the existing 10. The count is 1.

Mark off the initial 10 and add 1 to the adjacent G2 column.

Find and mark off the initial 1 in the G2 column 5.

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On Form 1, beginning at Row 16, add 1 to the bottom of column 3.

The G1 number is found by counting up the column to the existing 1. The count is 10.

Mark off the initial 1 in column 3 and add 10 to the adjacent G1 column 4

The G2 number is found by counting up the G1 column to the existing 10. The count is 1.

Find and mark off the initial 10 and add 1 to the G2 column 5.

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Beginning with Row 17, add number 8 to the bottom of column 3.

The G1 number is found by counting up the column to the existing 8. The count is 4.

Mark off the initial 8 and add 4 to the adjacent G1 column 4.

The G2 number is found by counting up the G1 column to the existing 4. the count is 7.

Mark off the initial 4 and add 7 to the G2 column 5.

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Remember: An active cell is one that has NOT been marked off.

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Beginning with Row 18, add number 4 to the bottom of column 3.

The G1 number is found by counting up the column to the existing 4. The count is 8.

Mark off the initial 4 and add 8 the the adjacent G1 column 4.

The G2 number is found by counting up the G1 column to the existing 8. The count is 4.

Mark off the initial 8 and add 4 to the G2 column 5.

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Beginning with Row 19, add number 7 to column 3.

The G1 number is found by counting up the column to the existing 7. the count is 6.

Mark off the initial 7 and add 6 to the adjacent G1 column 4.

The G2 number is found by counting up the G1 column to the existing 6. The count is 6.

Mark off the initial 6 and add 6 to the G2 column 5.

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Beginning with Row 20, add number 2 to column 3.

The G1 number is found by counting up the column to the existing 2. the count is 10.

Mark off the initial 2 and add 10 to the adjacent G1 column 4.

The G2 number is found by counting up the G1 column to the existing 10. The count is 4.

Mark off the initial 10 and add 4 to the adjacent G2 column 5.

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At this juncture, the 10 active cells in Column 3 (#) are:

3 5 6 9 0 1 8 4 7 2

The 10 active cells in Column 4 (G1) are:

1 2 3 5 7 9 4 8 6 10

The 10 active cells in column 5 (G2) are:

2 3 5 8 9 10 1 7 6 4

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Inventories

The three inventories are updated by counting the marked and unmarked numbers in the 3 columns. I use 4 short vertical down strokes with a horizontal slash the show the inventory totals in groups of 5. At this point, you should have 16 total vertical marks in each of the three inventories. The only numbers having more than 2 strokes at this point are 10 in G1 and 10 in G2.

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Form 1 has now been updated to include 2 sets of lottery numbers.

I usually draw a line across Columns 3, 4 and 5 to indicate that all numbers above the line have been processed.

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Form 2 will be updated in next post.

If you have questions, don't hesitate.

(I doubled checked and I don't think I've made any typos, at least, I hope I haven't))