|Posted: July 28, 2011, 5:33 pm - IP Logged|
Hey, ditto on the thanks for your post, always like to read different views on Gail's software-I will look at that when looking at repeating numbers. (I just had a quick look at the charts). Do you open up 2 or more windows when you study GH's charts? I had the 10 game group count window open and another with chart 4A open. I'll definitely consider your method for a possible power number pick.
One thing, sometimes the lotteries will tend to repeat on the low end of the repeat curve-the numbers least likely to repeat, like they are trying to play "catch up".
I tend to look at chart B, Games Out of View, and if our Pick 5 lotto has not had a repeat hit in the last 3 or more games then I'll look at possible repeat numbers. If it has been having repeat numbers for the last 3-4 or more drawings in a row, I might not use them, thinking they might stop coming up.
Another way to pick a possible power number is to look at possible bottoms on the Abbreviated Drawings Since Hit chart 4A. Right now we have #4 with a possible triple bottom +1, it didn't hit this past Wednesday so it has a pattern of XX----X----X----- : on the 4B chart: 0 4 4 5, these being the games out in between hits.
I tend to look for double, triple or more bottoms for a power number. You can open chart 4b, I find this to give a quick view of possible bottoms then go back to 4A to open up the chart. If the number is off +-1 or 2 I'll probably still play it.One more way is a possible flag formation when a number is 5 - 7 games out, as in this pattern: x-x----- or xx----- . GH recommends to stop playing the number once it has not hit after 7 times (it might get cold) but even she mentions how numbers have hit when they are out eight on a flag formation then hit. You have to discern on some of the rules and biases, go with or against.
Another thing I look at-if the bottoms have long skips in between, say with a pattern of x11x10x11x11 or even longer-as long as the pattern is consistant I'll probably play the number. Our pick 5 lottery tends to have steady "out 10 or more" numbers that come up.
Sorry if I veered off topic, good luck in your playing and thanks again for the tip! :D