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bobby623's avatar - abstract
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Posted: April 27, 2011, 1:14 pm - IP Logged

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Here are the answers to your questions regarding forms, etc.

Unfortunately, I had a hard drive failure several months ago.
I didn't have a back up drive. Local technicians were unable
to revive My Documents.

All the forms have been introduced and discussed in one or more
LP threads. However, finding the appropriate Links is becoming more of a chore
than I can handle at present time.

If you have adopted GS, then you already have created the main forms, or not, depending
on your logging methods.

I think it's logical to assume that you have already discovered a need for
information the basic forms don't provide.

"What's next" is the primary guide.

Forms that are not updated on a timely basis are of no use.

Trying to add data from multiple draws is a tedious process, and should be avoided.

Starting over is not a good option!
 
Here then is a limited overview of the forms, logs, worksheets, etc, that I've created
and keep current on a somewhat 'religious' basis.

This is a paper and pencil workout. All data is recorded on graph paper. Colors are optional.

Form 1 - DISTRIBUTION AND COUNT CHART

This chart is used to log winning combinations in order of occurrence and to compute gap numbers.
There are 10 columns, five for lottery numbers and five for gap numbers.
A standard sheet of graph paper provides enough space to process 60
winning combinations.

An inventory of lottery and gap numbers is maintained on the right side of the
page. There is a Long Term (LT) column, Last Round (LR) column and a
Short Term (ST)  column where totals are updated instep with lottery
number conversion to gap numbers.

The data can be logged according to numerical sequence or by odd and even numbers.

The Lottery number inventory is listed first, then the Gap numbers.
Also, there is pace at the bottom of the page for an inventory and 'hot sheet'
for the doubles.

A 'hot sheet' is a means of logging data in order of occurrence.

When the columns are filled, a new sheet is initiated.

The Short Term entries are totalled and added to the Long Term totals. The
Short Term totals become the Last Round totals on the new sheet.

At a glance, a user can spot trends.

Players who are content with playing only lottery numbers that have 'come up' most
often can immediately see what those numbers are.

Players can also use the most frequent Gap numbers as a guide. However,
individual gap numbers have to be converted to lottery numbers.

How?

If the selected Gap number is 9, the lottery number is found by counting 9
active lottery number cells beginning at the bottom of the column.

The advantage of using this form to compute gap numbers lessens the clutter
of marked and unmarked data on the WORKSHEET.

There are other possible forms for identifying and tracking lottery number pairs and triples,
High and Low numbers, and any other data sets the user believes will help him or her
make better choices.

 

Form 1A - LOTTERY NUMBER AND GAP NUMBER TRACKING.

The top half of the graph sheet, turned sideways, is used to track the
lottery numbers, column by column.

The lower half of the sheet is used to track corresponding Gap numbers.

This data should always be in step. If not, then an error has been made.

Form 1B - LOTTERY NUMBER FOLLOWERS.

A 10x10 chart, 100 cells, used to tabulate the number of times each
lottery number follows another lottery number.

It takes a lot of drawings before useful trends become apparent. But,
sooner or later, some definite pairings will surface.

Form 1C - GAP NUMBER FOLLOWERS.

Same as for lottery numbers.

Of course, users are free to adopt any additional logs.

Form 2 - MASTER WORKSHEET

The worksheet is used to log gap numbers and to generate the Position
Identifier and Alpha Identifier streams.

Line 1 - Lottery numbers (without strike overs)
Line 2 - PIDs (without strikeovers)
Line 3 - Gap numbers (with strike overs)
Line 4 - AIDs (letters only, no strike overs)
Line 5 - AIDS (numbers only, no strike overs)
Line 6 - PIDs (with strike overs, at bottom of the worksheet)

I've found that one sheet of graph paper provides sufficient space to process 23 3-digit
Gap Number combinations.

Note: When I initiate a new sheet, I transfer the 10 active data cells to the appropriate row.

Form 2A - TRACKING, PID AND AID

The top half of the sheet turned sideways provides space for 10 PIDs.
The lower half of the sheet provides space for 10 AIDs.

The data is logged in a 'locked step' manner. This provides quality control since columns
for both types of data should match.

Form 2B - INVENTORY, PID and AID

The top half of the sheet provides space to maintain a count for the PIDs.
The lower half is for the AIDs.

Form 2C - FOLLOWERS, PIDs

A 10x10, 100 cell, graph used to log the PID followers, or consecutive pairings.

Form 2D- FOLLOWERS, AIDs

This is an extensive and important tracking chart, which is divided into 3 sections.

Section 1 is for the numerical half of AIDs 1A, 2A, 3A.
The data is found on Line 5 of the MASTER WORKSHEET.

Section 2 is for AIDs 4B, 5B and 6B.

Section 3 is for AIDs 7C, 8C, 9C and 0R.

This data is crucial to lottery number selection. It provides a 'direct answer' to the
'What's next' question.

A correct guess could produce a winner!

See LP Link 229497, Power of the AI# Stream, for logging details.

Other Forms:

ALPHA GROUPS

I believe that choosing numbers to play has to be based on a foundation, or structure.

In Pick 3, according to my plan, the 1000 3-digit lottery combinations can be
reduced to 64 'Alpha Groups', beginning with AAA and ending with RRR.

This information is taken from Line 4 of the Master Worksheet.
Every 3-digit lottery number combination is reduced to a 3-letter Alpha Group when
the AIDs are generated.

I keep an inventory of these groups and a running hot sheet.
It becomes obvious after a time that some Alpha Groups show up more often than others,
which is useful when deciding which structure to use in the lottery number selection
process.

Actually, there are two charts - one for the group as result of processing and
a second, expanded version, based on a step-by-step approach.

For example, the AID sequence of BBB AAC can be used to generate two other Alpha
Groups, BBB, BBA, BAA, AAC.

I call this the 'last two plus one' method. It increases the individual Alpha Group
totals to produce stronger trends.

NUMERIC GROUPS

In addition to the Alpha Groups, a winning lottery combination can be reduced
to 21 4-digit Numeric Group.

For Example:

Alpha Group AAB can be converted to Numeric Group 2100, which is to say
there are 2 As, 1B, zero Cs and Zero Rs.

I maintain an inventory of the these groups and keep a running hot sheet.

After awhile, some Numeric Groups seem to show up more frequently than others, and
can act as the structure on which combinations to play are chosen.

To conclude, in my humble opinion, anyone actually using a Gap Strategy workout should be
smart enough to visualize and construct as many or as few data charts he or she
believes will aid the guesswork.

Thanks for your interest

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    Central, Florida
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    Posted: April 27, 2011, 7:23 pm - IP Logged

    Hi Bobby623,

    I have been processing the Texas Lottery draws beginning  Feb. 1 until Mar. 12. A total of 70 draws so far.

    I’ve been using Excel, not for it’s math functions, but because I can create a graph as large as I wish. Excel also allows creation of extra pages or “ Sheets “ which will enable you to save as much information as you wish on separate sheets, in separate files. So far I have 70 files with different labels, one for each draw.

    After studying this information for many hours, I believe my charts are correct. I still have not come up with anything solid to base digit selection on.

    Perhaps, you can help us here on The Lottery Post so we can feel more confident about this strategy.  Give us a list of your winners since Feb. 1. Or even just a few, and let us know exactly why you picked those winning digits with information from The Gap Strategy.

     

    Thank you,

    scrooge

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      San Angelo, Texas
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      Posted: April 28, 2011, 11:34 am - IP Logged

      Hi Bobby623,

      I have been processing the Texas Lottery draws beginning  Feb. 1 until Mar. 12. A total of 70 draws so far.

      I’ve been using Excel, not for it’s math functions, but because I can create a graph as large as I wish. Excel also allows creation of extra pages or “ Sheets “ which will enable you to save as much information as you wish on separate sheets, in separate files. So far I have 70 files with different labels, one for each draw.

      After studying this information for many hours, I believe my charts are correct. I still have not come up with anything solid to base digit selection on.

      Perhaps, you can help us here on The Lottery Post so we can feel more confident about this strategy.  Give us a list of your winners since Feb. 1. Or even just a few, and let us know exactly why you picked those winning digits with information from The Gap Strategy.

       

      Thank you,

      scrooge


      http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/230019

       

      Scrooge

      It appears you have deviated from the 'standard operating procedures' outlined in
      numerous GS posts over the last year or so.

      I can't comment on the graphs you have because in GS there are no graphs.

      You are basically asking me to 'prove' GS works.

      Well, it has and it will again.

      Does it win every time? Of course not.

      If you have been reading the recent posts, particularly the Link given above,
      you should know that there have been some major changes to the GS workout.
      And like any workout, it takes time for useful trends to rise in the data base.

      Personally, I've been rather busy upgrading my GS workouts for the jackpot
      games.

      Updating Pick 3 and Pick 4 is lowest priority. However, I've played a
      few times.

      I'm taking this opportunity to build data streams 'by position,' which
      requires 3 and 4 separate workouts.

      The Link details how I play Pick 3.

      I don't see much value in supplying my Playing  Worksheets. Takes a lot of time
      gathering the information, typing it into a readable form and taking up
      LP space.

      Frankly, I just don't have the time.

      Everything you need to know has already been given. All you have to do
      is follow the instructions - to the letter.

      Only you can interpret your graphs. I don't have the slightest idea what you are talking about.

      My last Pick 3 win was on April 9th when I wheeled 4 numbers and won $40.
      I won because I made 4 correct choices, one from each of the four data
      sets.

      My most recent loss was Wednesday when I chose to play '4B'(L# 4) instead of '5B'
      (L# 5). As a result, I played '438' The winning combination was '358'

      I doubt I could ever adequately explain why I chose 4B. I just did, and
      it turned out to be the wrong choice.

      A reminder, GS is not a lottery prediction system. There is no action item
      that produces ready to play combinations.

      A player constructs and maintains a data base. He or she then evaluates
      the data and makes individual decisions on what to play.

      The way GS is organized ensures that good guesswork usually results in
      wins, whereas, bad choices definitely result in losses.

      The only thing I can recommend at this point is for you to continue updating
      your data streams, in the manner already specified in previous posts.

      When you catch up, we can then evaluate the 'exact' same data and make
      some choices on what to play for the next drawing.

      On the possibility that you are thinking I should just go ahead and give
      you the data, no way. Part of the decision making is using insight gained
      from actually walking the path, so to speak.

      If you don't have to time or desire to do the work .....

      Thanks for your interest

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        Posted: April 28, 2011, 4:12 pm - IP Logged

        Hi Bobby 623,

        My mistake. When I wrote graph, I meant chart.

        Graph paper can be created and printed out with a spreadsheet program. If not Microsoft, then Corel’s Word Perfect Package. I believe every computer has one, or the other.

        I know you don’t use a spreadsheet like “ Excel “, but there may be others here on The Lottery Post who may be willing to try your strategy using a computer instead of pencil & paper.

        I’m not asking for your worksheets. If you offered them, I would still do my own processing, because I would trust my own. Even though, I am retired with plenty of time on my hands, it will still take me a long time to process the rest of the draws until March 28. Since I live in Florida, your Texas Lottery numbers are not really useful to me.

        I’ve been studying the Daily Game Lottery for about 20 years. I have a ton of files, and Lottery programs on my computer, and records, and tests, and my own programs written in Basic. There is nothing, that I am proud of. Because, I haven’t found anything that is consistent.

        So, rather than keep going with your state’s numbers, I wanted something to give me confidence in your ideas.

        If you tell us, “ I’ve had 5 winners a month for the last 3 months, or 12 winners in the last 3 months, using just 4 digits “, I’ll feel pretty good about continuing on……..

        ---------------------------------------------

        From your post:

        Line 19 - Suggested Alpha Group based on current data base = CAB = ABC,BCC,CCB = CCB ( Last letter in each 3-letter group. )

        Line 20 - My choices based on “ To “ totals = 8C9C4B = 604

        Line 14 - 8C..6... F1 ..7... 6..4... 6..6

        Line 15 - 9C..2... M2..2... 0..2... 0..3

        Line 10 - 4B..*…  M1..*…  1..*… 4..*

        Line  13 had larger numbers in the C group

        Lines 11 and 12 had larger numbers in the B group

        This looks to me, as if you are selecting the lines with the lowest numbers in each alpha group.

        If not, please explain why you selected line 8C, 9C, and 4B.

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        If my last post disturbed you in any way, I’m sorry.

        Give us some hope.

        Thank you for your efforts.

        scrooge

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          Posted: April 28, 2011, 5:43 pm - IP Logged

          Hi Bobby 623,

          My mistake. When I wrote graph, I meant chart.

          Graph paper can be created and printed out with a spreadsheet program. If not Microsoft, then Corel’s Word Perfect Package. I believe every computer has one, or the other.

          I know you don’t use a spreadsheet like “ Excel “, but there may be others here on The Lottery Post who may be willing to try your strategy using a computer instead of pencil & paper.

          I’m not asking for your worksheets. If you offered them, I would still do my own processing, because I would trust my own. Even though, I am retired with plenty of time on my hands, it will still take me a long time to process the rest of the draws until March 28. Since I live in Florida, your Texas Lottery numbers are not really useful to me.

          I’ve been studying the Daily Game Lottery for about 20 years. I have a ton of files, and Lottery programs on my computer, and records, and tests, and my own programs written in Basic. There is nothing, that I am proud of. Because, I haven’t found anything that is consistent.

          So, rather than keep going with your state’s numbers, I wanted something to give me confidence in your ideas.

          If you tell us, “ I’ve had 5 winners a month for the last 3 months, or 12 winners in the last 3 months, using just 4 digits “, I’ll feel pretty good about continuing on……..

          ---------------------------------------------

          From your post:

          Line 19 - Suggested Alpha Group based on current data base = CAB = ABC,BCC,CCB = CCB ( Last letter in each 3-letter group. )

          Line 20 - My choices based on “ To “ totals = 8C9C4B = 604

          Line 14 - 8C..6... F1 ..7... 6..4... 6..6

          Line 15 - 9C..2... M2..2... 0..2... 0..3

          Line 10 - 4B..*…  M1..*…  1..*… 4..*

          Line  13 had larger numbers in the C group

          Lines 11 and 12 had larger numbers in the B group

          This looks to me, as if you are selecting the lines with the lowest numbers in each alpha group.

          If not, please explain why you selected line 8C, 9C, and 4B.

          ----------------------------------------------

          If my last post disturbed you in any way, I’m sorry.

          Give us some hope.

          Thank you for your efforts.

          scrooge

          http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/229497

          Hello, Scrooge

          First, no, not upset. Frustrated, maybe, but, OK

          Wow - If had a system and the smarts to make the right choices 5 or more times a month,
          I'd be in clover. Unfortunately, I'm not that lucky.

          Have a quick question. Have you read all of the recent posts on Gap Strategy?

          Line 19 - This from a chart showing the number of times each of the Alpha Groups have
          come up since Feb. 1. It is an expanded, step by step, method. I chose CAB because
          it had highest total. When expanded, it yielded CCB. This is the structure on which I
          based my choices. This method is explained in a couple of posts.

          The CCB told me that I needed to select two numbers from data set 'C', and one
          from data set B.

          Since the 'Times Out' totals were so close, I chose to use the AIDs # data sheets.
          This is explained in the Link.

          Often times, when two numbers from a certain data set is required, I use process
          of elimination. This may have been the case here. The TO for 7C is high, compared to
          8C and 9C.

          As for the 'B', I eliminated 5B because I considered the corresponding lottery
          number, '1', to be cold. That is, it missed 11 consecutive chances.

          All of the totals for 7C indicate it also was a 'cold' prospect, as is 1A.

          That's the best explanation I can give you about my choice, 604, on that particular day for
          that particular drawing.

          The lowest Times Out totals don't always provide best results.

          I just evaluate the data for the structure I intend to play, and make choices. Sometimes
          I'm right, most times I'm wrong. Another person looking at the same data could make
          different choices.

          Line 18 refers to a substitution scheme I developed to reduce the structure choices.
          In my mind, trying to pick one of 1000 combinations is not very efficient. I think this
          is why many Pick 3 players play 20 to 30 lines.

          I think choosing one or two Alpha Groups based on current trends is superior method.

          The Numerical Identifier is a further reduction. So far, 21 different groups have
          appeared, which I believe is the maximum number.

          This technique has been explained, but, it's simply a matter of converting an
          Alpha Group into numerals.

          For example, any Alpha Group having the letters ABC can be reduced to 1110, that is, 1 A, 1B, 1C.

          Therefore, when deciding what structure to play, I look at the inventories and hot sheets, and make
          a choice.

          Because of the PID change, my data base isn't as large as it once was.  Therefore, I have
          decided, unless I see something  else, to play ABC, or 1110.

          I always wheel 4 numbers, based on structure ABCR. This is because 'R' has a way of showing
          up very often.

          I rarely play more than 4 sets. However, I have wheeled 5 numbers in the past, and probably
          will again later when I think the trends are at a peak.

          Bottom line, it's about keeping the data current and making good choices.

          Hope this answers your questions.

          Thanks for your interest.

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            Posted: April 29, 2011, 4:45 pm - IP Logged

            Hi Bobby623,

            I have copied and printed all the latest posts you have submitted to Lottery Post.

            I didn’t want to miss anything.

            I have been able to create the charts, according to your instructions. It took a while to understand every thing, but I know that I have it conquered. But, since your ideas and strategy do not provide definite choices, I felt something was missing.

            That is why, I kept asking questions. Now, I understand. Even though your strategy may point to winning combinations, some logic still is needed to make the right picks. I only  have 70 draws processed, so I feel more is needed to really get into this idea, a little better.

            I still haven’t decided if I should continue on with the Texas draws. I may just switch to Florida and experiment with my state.

            Thanks for all your patience.

            If I come up with an idea for this strategy, I’ll let you know

            scrooge

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              Posted: April 29, 2011, 11:17 pm - IP Logged

              Hello, Scrooge!

              I appreciate your comments.

              If I understand you correctly, I think the 'missing' part is a feature or
              a program that would evaluate all aspects of the data base and provide numbers
              and/or combinations to play.

              I'm not sure anyone could write a program that would accomplish that task with
              any degree of accuracy.

              In my view, the best program is the 'human brain,' which can massage the
              the GS data base in ways and levels that no programmer could ever replicate.

              That's why GS is a pen and pencil workout.

              True, it's a time consuming task, but well worth it, in my humble opinion.

              Seems a majority of lottery players are interested in 'instant gratification' these
              days. The want programs that generate winning combinations on a consistent
              basis, with little or no effort on their part.

              This is fine. It's a to each his own situation.

              I decided after years of frustration and disappointment using someone else's
              methods, to construct my own strategy. I wanted one with a several aspects
              which, when taken together, could provide useful results.

              Gap Strategy is relatively new. The data base really needs to be larger so
              that all of the trends can be spotted and used to guide the guesswork.

              The structural mistake (wrong Fixed PID sequence) I made during the design
              stage has been corrected. I think the 'missed by one' situation is a thing of the
              past, at least, I hope so.

              I'm sure the daily logging requirement would be easier if I had Excel
              spreadsheets, but, it's too late in life for me to pursue that possibility.

              I have the time to do it by hand. Actually, I enjoy it.
              Playing the lottery is entertainment, and a challenge.

              I'm currently working on procedures to use GS on a 'position by position' basis.
              It has features whereby choices are based on a 'skip' concept that is
              not possible with a Pick 3/30 game.

              If you find that 'missing' part you referred to, I'd appreciate hearing
              about it.

              Thanks for your interest

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                I've taken a few days off of the lottery so I haven't been posting...I just got done reading this thread and I would like to thank you for letting us know all the sheets you produce to keep track of the data.

                Now that I believe I have all the tools I will put GS to work and if I learn anything new or having any questions I will post them here. Thank you Bobby!!!

                Scrooge, I will be working on Florida so if I learn or see anything for FL I will let you know. I will also be working with excel but I don't think I can automate this system without testing it for a while.

                "It's evolve or die, really, you have to evolve, you have to move on otherwise it just becomes stagnant."

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                  I've taken a few days off of the lottery so I haven't been posting...I just got done reading this thread and I would like to thank you for letting us know all the sheets you produce to keep track of the data.

                  Now that I believe I have all the tools I will put GS to work and if I learn anything new or having any questions I will post them here. Thank you Bobby!!!

                  Scrooge, I will be working on Florida so if I learn or see anything for FL I will let you know. I will also be working with excel but I don't think I can automate this system without testing it for a while.

                   Teamprofit

                  Glad you are sticking with GS.

                  Now that you have gotten over the hump, so to speak, updating the files should be a 'piece of cake'.
                  Don't get too far behind. If you do, you might want to not do it, and that would be unfortunate.

                  A reminder.

                  You are developing a data base, not a prediction system, per se. Once you have all the streams
                  updated, you evaluate and make your best guesses on what to play.

                  Hold on to your Playing Worksheets. Annotate them with 'actual' results. This data can be useful.

                  FYI:

                  I'm working on GS-By Position for Pick 3.

                  This requires 3 sets of data, one for each position.

                  The advantage is that there are new follower data streams that, according  to my limited trials,
                  narrows the choices and greatly enhances the guesswork.

                  Would appreciate any comments you might have regarding GS. 

                  I really need some 'constructive' recommendations, if you have any.

                  Thanks for your interest