In my humble opinion, the next winner of a major jackpot using 'self picks' based on a system will be a small group of folks who realize that 'collaboration' is the best approach. And, by dividing the work and sharing ideas, they are making plays that may be paying off.
They are doing the smart thing and keeping their work private.
Again, IMHO, we seem to have a lot of 'cowboys' here who are content to 'do their own thing,' and really don't have much to show
for their efforts, at least, none that I can find.
Face it, we all have a system we believe will eventually pay off, even it's in 2035 or later.
Unfortunately, most of the systems are too expensive to use regularly.
Folks who read the posts in the Jackpot forum regarding a particular system made available by a LP member will get some
idea how collaboration could work.
That pool hasn't won anything of significance, but they are all in same boat, sharing ideas, and trying to find a way of winning
without having to mortgage their homes.
I'm not 'waving their flag', so to speak. It's a 'to each his own' situation and they must believe it's going to pay off.
My personal belief is that while filters are needed, having too many can be a detriment.
Maybe one of these days folks with the programming skills will start a discussion that could produce the needed collaboration, and
a basic system that would work, at a reasonable cost.
I've been trying for years to get people interested in a 'joint' approach, with not much success.
I've even presented a basic system. It surely could use some programming skills to make it better.
But, I can't get any response, not even a 'it won't work' comment.
I've even developed a plan where 6 players would collaborate, each doing a particular set of tasks.
They would play 30 sets for each MegaMillion drawing. Cost per player would be $5 per drawing.
There would be a controller, but each player would purchase their own tickets, eliminating the need
for advance payments.
But, I'm not optimistic. Self interest seems to take priority around here.