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ca-dreamin, (sorry I forgot to include your quote) Smile

What chart would you say made you re-read the most?

Right now there are quite a few areas I am finding I need clarification on because if I don't understand how something works, I will attempt to figure it out no matter how long it takes, but some of the things in her book I just can't figure out.

For example I will refer to page 43 chapter 4. Maybe you can help me on this because you also have the book.

It says if you were to add the L110 column for the entire history of all the drawings in the game, then divide that number by the total number of drawings, I would get a historical average. Ok, now after that it says in our example, which is a 6/49 Lotto game the average is 4.4. What example is she referring to, is it a physical chart contained in the book, maybe I am missing it, Do you know where it is?

I just hope after I finally learn how to do it I can pick some winners and it will all pay off. Hurray!

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    Great, so far so good!

    If you don't mind I would like to dive a bit further and make sure I am understanding this chart.

    I am going to jump to the next step, the Games Out Section.

    Here you are supposed to count how many numbers in the games out that are out less than 10 games since the previous hit and place that number into the L110 column.

    Now I just want to make sure if I understand it correct. I am only to count numbers that are less than 10 games out. If a number is 10, I am to leave it out and not count it, and if a number is over 10 I still leave it off, am I right?

    Here you are supposed to count how many numbers in the games out that are out less than 10 games since the previous hit and place that number into the L110 column.

    Yes and No.

    If you were using the software you would be able to change your L10 to any number from L1 to L20.

    The L10 column will tell you how many lottery numbers that hit were out ten drawings or less.

    The Games Out column tell you how many drawings each lottery number drawn was out.

    EXAMPLE:  Mega Million

    DRAW        DATE        DAY     LOTTO NUMBERS    ++     GAMES-OUT       ++   L10    TOT     AVG
    1407      11/12/10      Fri      09-26-28-35-38         10     06-00-00-38-12    07     4      63      10.5
    1408      11/16/10      Tue    01-26-27-39-46         21     03-00-11-04-02    05     5      25        4.2
    1409      11/19/10      Fri      07-14-31-51-54         35     07-05-06-48-04    01     5      71      11.8
    1410      11/23/10      Tue    02-06-12-34-35         33     08-19-05-04-00    03     5      39        6.5
    1411      11/26/10      Fri      05-09-34-43-47         08     52-03-00-12-18    04     3      89      14.8
    1412      11/30/10      Tue    11-16-19-47-53         02     05-07-06-00-05    01     6      24        4.0
    1413      12/03/10      Fri      06-11-12-18-56         12     02-00-02-11-22    02     4      39        6.5
    1414      12/07/10      Tue    04-38-45-53-54         09     10-06-43-01-04    02     4      66      11.0
    1415      12/10/10      Fri      23-27-33-44-46         36     25-06-04-18-06    16     3      75      12.5
    1416      12/14/10      Tue    18-22-25-31-38         29     02-27-10-06-01    18     3      64      10.7
    1417      12/17/10      Fri      11-20-26-46-53         12     03-24-08-01-02    03     5      41        6.8
    1418      12/21/10      Tue    08-11-12-31-32         29     06-00-00-01-15    01     5      23        3.8
    1419      12/24/10      Fri      15-16-27-40-52         16     13-06-03-36-23    06     3      87      14.5
    1420      12/28/10      Tue    06-18-36-40-49         07     06-03-04-00-44    10     4      67      11.2
    1421      12/31/10      Fri      10-12-13-35-56         09     13-02-21-10-07    06     3      59        9.8
    1422        1/04/11      Tue    04-08-15-25-47         42     07-03-02-05-09    21     5      47        7.8

     

     

    Now I just want to make sure if I understand it correct. I am only to count numbers that are less than 10 games out. If a number is 10, I am to leave it out and not count it, and if a number is over 10 I still leave it off, am I right?

    Incorrect.

    This chart can be used to help you refine your ability to determine which skips to use in the next drawing.

    If you look at the chart you get an overall view of what skips to consider.

    Hence the Skips Due Chart that will help you narrow down which skips are due for a hit.

    You can monitor all of the skips not just skips under 10.

    As you can see on the chart, skips of 10 or more occur almost every drawing.

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      Right now there are quite a few areas I am finding I need clarification on because if I don't understand how something works, I will attempt to figure it out no matter how long it takes, but some of the things in her book I just can't figure out.

      You are on the right track. Your tenacity will pay off in the end.

      For example I will refer to page 43 chapter 4. Maybe you can help me on this because you also have the book.

      It says if you were to add the L110 column for the entire history of all the drawings in the game, then divide that number by the total number of drawings, I would get a historical average. Ok, now after that it says in our example, which is a 6/49 Lotto game the average is 4.4. What example is she referring to, is it a physical chart contained in the book, maybe I am missing it, Do you know where it is?

      The 6/49 Lotto game used was just an example. I looked through the book and noticed that the charts she used did not specify which game was being used. I do know that the Pennsylvania Lotto 6/40 + B was used as an example for the software.

      I just hope after I finally learn how to do it I can pick some winners and it will all pay off. Hurray!

      Your tenacity will pay off in the end. The more you read the more you understand.

      I've been reading this book since May 2005 and I still learn something new after reading it again.

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        Great, so far so good!

        If you don't mind I would like to dive a bit further and make sure I am understanding this chart.

        I am going to jump to the next step, the Games Out Section.

        Here you are supposed to count how many numbers in the games out that are out less than 10 games since the previous hit and place that number into the L110 column.

        Now I just want to make sure if I understand it correct. I am only to count numbers that are less than 10 games out. If a number is 10, I am to leave it out and not count it, and if a number is over 10 I still leave it off, am I right?

        The way it's written in the book and the way I do the L110 column is any number 10 or higher (from the games out)  I leave off and don't count.

        Also if you look at Draw 441 (chart on page 42)  the numbers for games out are 28-02-05-03-10-04 and the L110 is 4 so the 10 wasn't counted.

        I've never really thought about it but as PERDUE pointed out you could make that column however many games out you want your chart to include. Honestly as much as I've worked with this chart including or not including the numbers that have been out 10 games really isn't going to make that much difference.

        Just get me thru this so called life......

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          ca-dreamin, (sorry I forgot to include your quote) Smile

          What chart would you say made you re-read the most?

          Right now there are quite a few areas I am finding I need clarification on because if I don't understand how something works, I will attempt to figure it out no matter how long it takes, but some of the things in her book I just can't figure out.

          For example I will refer to page 43 chapter 4. Maybe you can help me on this because you also have the book.

          It says if you were to add the L110 column for the entire history of all the drawings in the game, then divide that number by the total number of drawings, I would get a historical average. Ok, now after that it says in our example, which is a 6/49 Lotto game the average is 4.4. What example is she referring to, is it a physical chart contained in the book, maybe I am missing it, Do you know where it is?

          I just hope after I finally learn how to do it I can pick some winners and it will all pay off. Hurray!

          This book would have been alot easier to understand if Gail had used the same set of numbers for all of her charts and examples.

          And as you found out the information for her examples isn't always in the book.

          Although she says this book contains  the information you need to set up all the charts yourself..........without the entire history of the games some of the information is useless. (the Long Term Lotto Trend charts.)

          I re-read how to set up the Games Out View of History Chart and although she mentions you have to know how many drawings a number's been out she DOESN'T mention where to find the numbers. I can see why you would be confused.

          I had to re-read page 42 a few times and refer to her examples before I really understood how to set up the Games Out chart. Also with the skips due it took me a few times to understand after I counted out the skips what line of numbers to look at.

          The Abbreviated Drawings Since Hit Chart (page 61) I understand how to set up but am a little confused how to use this chart.  The Drawings Between Hits Chart (page 63) to me is too confusing to try to even figure out how to set up.

          Just get me thru this so called life......

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            This book would have been alot easier to understand if Gail had used the same set of numbers for all of her charts and examples.

            And as you found out the information for her examples isn't always in the book.

            Although she says this book contains  the information you need to set up all the charts yourself..........without the entire history of the games some of the information is useless. (the Long Term Lotto Trend charts.)

            I re-read how to set up the Games Out View of History Chart and although she mentions you have to know how many drawings a number's been out she DOESN'T mention where to find the numbers. I can see why you would be confused.

            I had to re-read page 42 a few times and refer to her examples before I really understood how to set up the Games Out chart. Also with the skips due it took me a few times to understand after I counted out the skips what line of numbers to look at.

            The Abbreviated Drawings Since Hit Chart (page 61) I understand how to set up but am a little confused how to use this chart.  The Drawings Between Hits Chart (page 63) to me is too confusing to try to even figure out how to set up.

            Hi ca-dreamin*

            hope you are doing well. To help you a bit, let me try to explain for you how to use the chart on page 63 of LMG. The chart records only the skips or games out between hits, hits are not recorderd in chart.  For example if you look in the chart on page page 64 you would see or read as next:

            number 1, is currently out 4 games, prior that she was out 5 games and hit once, prior that she was out 4 games and hit once, prior that she was out 7 games and hit once, prior that she was out 6 games and hit once etc etc... so you can also spot some patterns from that chat.

            for example number 3 is out currently out 9 games, prior that she had 2 hits in a role, ( 0 means that number repeate twice ) prior doulbe hit number 3 was out 2 games, prioir that 1 game, prior that numbers 3 was out 17 games and prioir that number 3 was out again 17 games. This twice by 17 games in a role would quialify for double bottom pattern....

            I hope this short explanation will clear a bit and help you as well.

            J.

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              Hi ca-dreamin*

              hope you are doing well. To help you a bit, let me try to explain for you how to use the chart on page 63 of LMG. The chart records only the skips or games out between hits, hits are not recorderd in chart.  For example if you look in the chart on page page 64 you would see or read as next:

              number 1, is currently out 4 games, prior that she was out 5 games and hit once, prior that she was out 4 games and hit once, prior that she was out 7 games and hit once, prior that she was out 6 games and hit once etc etc... so you can also spot some patterns from that chat.

              for example number 3 is out currently out 9 games, prior that she had 2 hits in a role, ( 0 means that number repeate twice ) prior doulbe hit number 3 was out 2 games, prioir that 1 game, prior that numbers 3 was out 17 games and prioir that number 3 was out again 17 games. This twice by 17 games in a role would quialify for double bottom pattern....

              I hope this short explanation will clear a bit and help you as well.

              J.

              Ok what confuses me is how do you update this chart if your doing this by hand?

              I look for patterns on the Drawings Since Hit Chart (page 56)

              Ok I think I just answered my own question. I think I would leave off the last 3 columns and as the numbers hit I would record the number of games out.

              Just curious J. if you use this chart? Just wondering if it would be worth the time to keep this chart as I already look at the skips and any patterns on the Drawings Since Hit Chart.

              Just get me thru this so called life......

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                Here you are supposed to count how many numbers in the games out that are out less than 10 games since the previous hit and place that number into the L110 column.

                Yes and No.

                If you were using the software you would be able to change your L10 to any number from L1 to L20.

                The L10 column will tell you how many lottery numbers that hit were out ten drawings or less.

                The Games Out column tell you how many drawings each lottery number drawn was out.

                EXAMPLE:  Mega Million

                DRAW        DATE        DAY     LOTTO NUMBERS    ++     GAMES-OUT       ++   L10    TOT     AVG
                1407      11/12/10      Fri      09-26-28-35-38         10     06-00-00-38-12    07     4      63      10.5
                1408      11/16/10      Tue    01-26-27-39-46         21     03-00-11-04-02    05     5      25        4.2
                1409      11/19/10      Fri      07-14-31-51-54         35     07-05-06-48-04    01     5      71      11.8
                1410      11/23/10      Tue    02-06-12-34-35         33     08-19-05-04-00    03     5      39        6.5
                1411      11/26/10      Fri      05-09-34-43-47         08     52-03-00-12-18    04     3      89      14.8
                1412      11/30/10      Tue    11-16-19-47-53         02     05-07-06-00-05    01     6      24        4.0
                1413      12/03/10      Fri      06-11-12-18-56         12     02-00-02-11-22    02     4      39        6.5
                1414      12/07/10      Tue    04-38-45-53-54         09     10-06-43-01-04    02     4      66      11.0
                1415      12/10/10      Fri      23-27-33-44-46         36     25-06-04-18-06    16     3      75      12.5
                1416      12/14/10      Tue    18-22-25-31-38         29     02-27-10-06-01    18     3      64      10.7
                1417      12/17/10      Fri      11-20-26-46-53         12     03-24-08-01-02    03     5      41        6.8
                1418      12/21/10      Tue    08-11-12-31-32         29     06-00-00-01-15    01     5      23        3.8
                1419      12/24/10      Fri      15-16-27-40-52         16     13-06-03-36-23    06     3      87      14.5
                1420      12/28/10      Tue    06-18-36-40-49         07     06-03-04-00-44    10     4      67      11.2
                1421      12/31/10      Fri      10-12-13-35-56         09     13-02-21-10-07    06     3      59        9.8
                1422        1/04/11      Tue    04-08-15-25-47         42     07-03-02-05-09    21     5      47        7.8

                 

                 

                Now I just want to make sure if I understand it correct. I am only to count numbers that are less than 10 games out. If a number is 10, I am to leave it out and not count it, and if a number is over 10 I still leave it off, am I right?

                Incorrect.

                This chart can be used to help you refine your ability to determine which skips to use in the next drawing.

                If you look at the chart you get an overall view of what skips to consider.

                Hence the Skips Due Chart that will help you narrow down which skips are due for a hit.

                You can monitor all of the skips not just skips under 10.

                As you can see on the chart, skips of 10 or more occur almost every drawing.

                I'm going to jump back and forth here a bit.

                Moving to the games out column once again, I will rephrase the question to: If I were using the L10 column and kept it at L10 (remember I don't have the software and the book only uses L10 in the sample chart) aren't I supposed to only count the games (from the games out column that are less than 10 and if a game is 10, I also leave it off)

                Can you clarify from your example chart what the ++ columns are for after the lotto numbers and the games out columns?

                Looking at your example chart drawing for the L10 column, I am a little confused because it looks like the data is not adding up. If I am using your chart and going off of draw 1407, wouldn't my L10 column have a 3 there, 1408 should be a 4?

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                  The way it's written in the book and the way I do the L110 column is any number 10 or higher (from the games out)  I leave off and don't count.

                  Also if you look at Draw 441 (chart on page 42)  the numbers for games out are 28-02-05-03-10-04 and the L110 is 4 so the 10 wasn't counted.

                  I've never really thought about it but as PERDUE pointed out you could make that column however many games out you want your chart to include. Honestly as much as I've worked with this chart including or not including the numbers that have been out 10 games really isn't going to make that much difference.

                  Ok, that's the way I thought I understood it from the book also, until PERDUE mentioned that the column criteria could be changed with the software, but I am going from what I read in the book and the book only used L10 as an example.

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                    This book would have been alot easier to understand if Gail had used the same set of numbers for all of her charts and examples.

                    And as you found out the information for her examples isn't always in the book.

                    Although she says this book contains  the information you need to set up all the charts yourself..........without the entire history of the games some of the information is useless. (the Long Term Lotto Trend charts.)

                    I re-read how to set up the Games Out View of History Chart and although she mentions you have to know how many drawings a number's been out she DOESN'T mention where to find the numbers. I can see why you would be confused.

                    I had to re-read page 42 a few times and refer to her examples before I really understood how to set up the Games Out chart. Also with the skips due it took me a few times to understand after I counted out the skips what line of numbers to look at.

                    The Abbreviated Drawings Since Hit Chart (page 61) I understand how to set up but am a little confused how to use this chart.  The Drawings Between Hits Chart (page 63) to me is too confusing to try to even figure out how to set up.

                    I fully agree on using the same examples throughout the book would have been much easier to learn. The flow of the directions can be a little more direct as in the case with the 03 skips, there should have been a reference after that to direct you over to the chart that would provide that particular information. 

                    I have just ventured into the skips due bias tracker on page 45 and am trying to deciper the step 3 chart.

                    I just looked more closely at page 61 and 63, those are BIG charts. When I do get to them if I understand them I will certainly relay any helpful information.

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                      I'm going to jump back and forth here a bit.

                      Moving to the games out column once again, I will rephrase the question to: If I were using the L10 column and kept it at L10 (remember I don't have the software and the book only uses L10 in the sample chart) aren't I supposed to only count the games (from the games out column that are less than 10 and if a game is 10, I also leave it off)

                      Can you clarify from your example chart what the ++ columns are for after the lotto numbers and the games out columns?

                      Looking at your example chart drawing for the L10 column, I am a little confused because it looks like the data is not adding up. If I am using your chart and going off of draw 1407, wouldn't my L10 column have a 3 there, 1408 should be a 4?

                      Look at the chart.......

                      The ++ on the side where the Lotto Numbers are, is the column for the bonus number.

                      The ++ on the side where the Games Out numbers are, is the skip number for the bonus number.

                      aren't I supposed to only count the games (from the games out column that are less than 10 and if a game is 10, I also leave it off)

                      NO! NO! NO!

                      The L10 column is telling you how many numbers that had a skip of 0 to 9. That is all this column is telling you. If you had the software and changed the L10 to L15 then the numbers in that column would change to tell you how many numbers that were drawn had a skip of 0 to 14.

                      Think back to grade school when you learned to count..........

                      0-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9............

                      When using this chart you start counting with zero not one.

                      You can include or exclude the skips/games out however you see fit.

                      Plus since this is Mega Million, it is a two ball set game (Bonus Ball), you have the option of looking at the game with or without the bonus ball and that changes the number count in the L10 column. As you see it in this posting it is with the bonus ball on and the bonus ball is counted.

                      XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

                      Lets say for example Jan 11 numbers were 8,12,26,30,31

                      If I were adding into my chart these numbers, I would be tracking backwards starting with Jan 10 to look for the last time number 8 had hit. Say the number 8 occurred in Jan 10th's drawing. That would be considered games out of 00. Am I correct on this? 

                      Jan 10 (2,8,11,20,22) I would be considered 00

                      Jan 9 would be considered 01

                      Jan 8 would be considered 02

                      Jan 7 would be considered 03

                      Thumbs Up   Thumbs Up   Thumbs Up   Thumbs Up   Thumbs Up

                       XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

                       

                      Here you are supposed to count how many numbers in the games out that are out less than 10 games since the previous hit and place that number into the L110 column.

                      Yes and No.

                      If you were using the software you would be able to change your L10 to any number from L1 to L20.

                      The L10 column will tell you how many lottery numbers that hit were out ten drawings or less.

                      The Games Out column tell you how many drawings each lottery number drawn was out.

                      EXAMPLE:  Mega Million

                      DRAW        DATE        DAY     LOTTO NUMBERS    ++     GAMES-OUT       ++   L10    TOT     AVG
                      1407      11/12/10      Fri      09-26-28-35-38         10     06-00-00-38-12   07    4      63      10.5
                      1408      11/16/10      Tue    01-26-27-39-46         21     03-00-11-04-02  05    5      25        4.2
                      1409      11/19/10      Fri      07-14-31-51-54         35     07-05-06-48-04    01     5      71      11.8
                      1410      11/23/10      Tue    02-06-12-34-35         33     08-19-05-04-00    03     5      39        6.5
                      1411      11/26/10      Fri      05-09-34-43-47         08     52-03-00-12-18    04     3      89      14.8
                      1412      11/30/10      Tue    11-16-19-47-53         02     05-07-06-00-05    01     6      24        4.0
                      1413      12/03/10      Fri      06-11-12-18-56         12     02-00-02-11-22    02     4      39        6.5
                      1414      12/07/10      Tue    04-38-45-53-54         09     10-06-43-01-04    02     4      66      11.0
                      1415      12/10/10      Fri      23-27-33-44-46         36     25-06-04-18-06    16     3      75      12.5
                      1416      12/14/10      Tue    18-22-25-31-38         29     02-27-10-06-01    18     3      64      10.7
                      1417      12/17/10      Fri      11-20-26-46-53         12     03-24-08-01-02    03     5      41        6.8
                      1418      12/21/10      Tue    08-11-12-31-32         29     06-00-00-01-15    01     5      23        3.8
                      1419      12/24/10      Fri      15-16-27-40-52         16     13-06-03-36-23    06     3      87      14.5
                      1420      12/28/10      Tue    06-18-36-40-49         07     06-03-04-00-44    10     4      67      11.2
                      1421      12/31/10      Fri      10-12-13-35-56         09     13-02-21-10-07    06     3      59        9.8
                      1422        1/04/11      Tue    04-08-15-25-47         42     07-03-02-05-09 21     5      47        7.8

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                      Now I just want to make sure if I understand it correct. I am only to count numbers that are less than 10 games out. If a number is 10, I am to leave it out and not count it, and if a number is over 10 I still leave it off, am I right?

                      Incorrect.

                      This chart can be used to help you refine your ability to determine which skips to use in the next drawing.

                      If you look at the chart you get an overall view of what skips to consider.

                      Hence the Skips Due Chart that will help you narrow down which skips are due for a hit.

                      You can monitor all of the skips not just skips under 10.

                      As you can see on the chart, skips of 10 or more occur almost every drawing.

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                        Look at the chart.......

                        The ++ on the side where the Lotto Numbers are, is the column for the bonus number.

                        The ++ on the side where the Games Out numbers are, is the skip number for the bonus number.

                        aren't I supposed to only count the games (from the games out column that are less than 10 and if a game is 10, I also leave it off)

                        NO! NO! NO!

                        The L10 column is telling you how many numbers that had a skip of 0 to 9. That is all this column is telling you. If you had the software and changed the L10 to L15 then the numbers in that column would change to tell you how many numbers that were drawn had a skip of 0 to 14.

                        Think back to grade school when you learned to count..........

                        0-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9............

                        When using this chart you start counting with zero not one.

                        You can include or exclude the skips/games out however you see fit.

                        Plus since this is Mega Million, it is a two ball set game (Bonus Ball), you have the option of looking at the game with or without the bonus ball and that changes the number count in the L10 column. As you see it in this posting it is with the bonus ball on and the bonus ball is counted.

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                        Lets say for example Jan 11 numbers were 8,12,26,30,31

                        If I were adding into my chart these numbers, I would be tracking backwards starting with Jan 10 to look for the last time number 8 had hit. Say the number 8 occurred in Jan 10th's drawing. That would be considered games out of 00. Am I correct on this? 

                        Jan 10 (2,8,11,20,22) I would be considered 00

                        Jan 9 would be considered 01

                        Jan 8 would be considered 02

                        Jan 7 would be considered 03

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                        Here you are supposed to count how many numbers in the games out that are out less than 10 games since the previous hit and place that number into the L110 column.

                        Yes and No.

                        If you were using the software you would be able to change your L10 to any number from L1 to L20.

                        The L10 column will tell you how many lottery numbers that hit were out ten drawings or less.

                        The Games Out column tell you how many drawings each lottery number drawn was out.

                        EXAMPLE:  Mega Million

                        DRAW        DATE        DAY     LOTTO NUMBERS    ++     GAMES-OUT       ++   L10    TOT     AVG
                        1407      11/12/10      Fri      09-26-28-35-38         10     06-00-00-38-12   07    4      63      10.5
                        1408      11/16/10      Tue    01-26-27-39-46         21     03-00-11-04-02  05    5      25        4.2
                        1409      11/19/10      Fri      07-14-31-51-54         35     07-05-06-48-04    01     5      71      11.8
                        1410      11/23/10      Tue    02-06-12-34-35         33     08-19-05-04-00    03     5      39        6.5
                        1411      11/26/10      Fri      05-09-34-43-47         08     52-03-00-12-18    04     3      89      14.8
                        1412      11/30/10      Tue    11-16-19-47-53         02     05-07-06-00-05    01     6      24        4.0
                        1413      12/03/10      Fri      06-11-12-18-56         12     02-00-02-11-22    02     4      39        6.5
                        1414      12/07/10      Tue    04-38-45-53-54         09     10-06-43-01-04    02     4      66      11.0
                        1415      12/10/10      Fri      23-27-33-44-46         36     25-06-04-18-06    16     3      75      12.5
                        1416      12/14/10      Tue    18-22-25-31-38         29     02-27-10-06-01    18     3      64      10.7
                        1417      12/17/10      Fri      11-20-26-46-53         12     03-24-08-01-02    03     5      41        6.8
                        1418      12/21/10      Tue    08-11-12-31-32         29     06-00-00-01-15    01     5      23        3.8
                        1419      12/24/10      Fri      15-16-27-40-52         16     13-06-03-36-23    06     3      87      14.5
                        1420      12/28/10      Tue    06-18-36-40-49         07     06-03-04-00-44    10     4      67      11.2
                        1421      12/31/10      Fri      10-12-13-35-56         09     13-02-21-10-07    06     3      59        9.8
                        1422        1/04/11      Tue    04-08-15-25-47         42     07-03-02-05-09 21     5      47        7.8

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                        Now I just want to make sure if I understand it correct. I am only to count numbers that are less than 10 games out. If a number is 10, I am to leave it out and not count it, and if a number is over 10 I still leave it off, am I right?

                        Incorrect.

                        This chart can be used to help you refine your ability to determine which skips to use in the next drawing.

                        If you look at the chart you get an overall view of what skips to consider.

                        Hence the Skips Due Chart that will help you narrow down which skips are due for a hit.

                        You can monitor all of the skips not just skips under 10.

                        As you can see on the chart, skips of 10 or more occur almost every drawing.

                        Ok that explains it: The chart in the book that I am reading from does not have any ++ column in it. I think this may be the reason for the bit of confusion we are having and why our answers differ. I think with my reworded post, we will come to a mutual conclusion......I hope. Stretch

                        I understand the part where I need to count backwards starting with zero, and I think you told me I was correct in my example on that. What I am trying to clarify here is working directly off of the numbers that appear in the Games Out Column to the L10 column. This is the way I see it: 

                        I will use your chart example draw 1407:

                        First, lets remove the ++ columns completely (as my chart example does not contain these) and lets leave the L10 column as L10.

                        Games out column 06-00-00-38-12. 

                        I am to use the games out column and look for numbers in that row that contain 00-9, count up the instances and place that number into the L10 column.

                        Shouldn't the L10 answer for draw 1407 be 3?

                        To my understanding now, the ++ column (after the games out) contains the number of skips on the bonus ball for Mega and you are counting it and including it in the L10 result if it is an instance of less than 10.  Am I right? (crossing fingers)

                        I would like to add that from what I am reading in the book right now (LMG) it has not mentioned yet about using ++ columns. I am only in the 40's and have many more pages to read.

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                          Ok that explains it: The chart in the book that I am reading from does not have any ++ column in it. I think this may be the reason for the bit of confusion we are having and why our answers differ. I think with my reworded post, we will come to a mutual conclusion......I hope. Stretch

                          I understand the part where I need to count backwards starting with zero, and I think you told me I was correct in my example on that. What I am trying to clarify here is working directly off of the numbers that appear in the Games Out Column to the L10 column. This is the way I see it: 

                          I will use your chart example draw 1407:

                          First, lets remove the ++ columns completely (as my chart example does not contain these) and lets leave the L10 column as L10.

                          Games out column 06-00-00-38-12. 

                          I am to use the games out column and look for numbers in that row that contain 00-9, count up the instances and place that number into the L10 column.

                          Shouldn't the L10 answer for draw 1407 be 3?

                          To my understanding now, the ++ column (after the games out) contains the number of skips on the bonus ball for Mega and you are counting it and including it in the L10 result if it is an instance of less than 10.  Am I right? (crossing fingers)

                          I would like to add that from what I am reading in the book right now (LMG) it has not mentioned yet about using ++ columns. I am only in the 40's and have many more pages to read.

                          I will use your chart example draw 1407:

                          First, lets remove the ++ columns completely (as my chart example does not contain these) and lets leave the L10 column as L10.

                          Games out column 06-00-00-38-12. 

                          I am to use the games out column and look for numbers in that row that contain 00-9, count up the instances and place that number into the L10 column. 

                          Thumbs Up Correct.

                          Shouldn't the L10 answer for draw 1407 be 3?

                          Thumbs Up Correct.

                          To my understanding now, the ++ column (after the games out) contains the number of skips on the bonus ball for Mega and you are counting it and including it in the L10 result if it is an instance of less than 10.  Am I right? (crossing fingers)

                          Thumbs Up  Thumbs Up  Correct-Correct.

                          I would like to add that from what I am reading in the book right now (LMG) it has not mentioned yet about using ++ columns. I am only in the 40's and have many more pages to read.

                          Young Grasshopper, you have nailed it.

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                            Posted: January 27, 2011, 11:54 am - IP Logged

                            Great! Hurray!Banana

                            I'm moving forward then. Onwards to the next chart.

                            When I get stumped again, I'll be sure to post.

                            Thanks for your help in the meantime.  Smile