As most of us know, the lottery was adjusted to thwart all efforts to win by systems. Back when it started, there was a marginal level of player ingenuity which afforded one a slight advantage against the salient odds. Today, that advantage is non-existent. However, there actually IS a formula to maximize your chances of winning: First, you have to stick with a set of numbers that results from this formula. Second, you'll be playing for quite awhile before you win anything. Third, faith is your only ally in this scheme. Forget birthdays, anniversary dates, and baseball scores. If anyone plays Lottery Scratchers enough, they'll see certain number combinations on non-winning tickets. In California, it's obvious that you'll not win (or, at least you won't win much) when these numbers appear on a single ticket: 7-9-14-28-29-32-33-35. However, these numbers DO show up on the Lotto draws, and also on our Fantasy 5 games. Your system will entail selecting a group of these numbers after they appear on previous lottery draws. Whichever numbers you pick, they'll eventually show up during a future drawing. Don't try this until I've actually won something worthy of an updated post. These numbers will vary by state, so you may see non-winning combinations that differ from California's numbers.