# Primer on winning lotto, Powerball, Keno, Mega-Millions with the best free winning strategy

## By Ion Saliu, Founder of Lotto Mathematics

Written on September 3, 2002.

• Consider this your start on the way to win consistently any lotto, Powerball, Keno, Mega-Millions games. There are many Internet searches on lotto: win at lotto, winning lotto systems, winning Power Ball strategy, best lotto and lottery software, etc. On one hand, there are strongly negative opinions on the probability of winning consistently at the lotto games. Summarize: the player will lose no matter what lotto or lottery system he/she uses. Nobody can predict the lotto draw, unless the drawing machine is biased! On the other hand, there are hilariously positive opinions and systems to win at lotto. "100% guaranteed to win any lotto game!"

Lotto and lottery are very complex phenomena ruled by theory of probability. This web site offers plenty of information on theory of probability, theory of games, gambling mathematics. Nothing comes even close to this website. Mathematics of lotto is extensively analyzed here. The cornerstone is the Fundamental Formula of Gambling (FFG). It is a mathematical fact that every lotto number has a repeat cycle based on FFG. In 54.3% of the wins, an individual lotto number repeats after 6 draws. Look at the end of this page. The lotto-6 number '49' recorded 79 hits in 700 draws (the UK 6/49 lotto game). More than half of its repeats were under 6 draws. The probability median calculated by FFG is exactly 6. This represents one simple, the simplest winning system at lotto.

Look at this simple but undeniable lotto idea. You only look at the last 6 draws in your lotto-6 data file. You choose at random any 6 unique numbers. The winning probability increases 7.7 times. (0.543 / 6) ^ 6 = 0.000000549 or '1 in 1,820,156'. Normally, the probability to win with one combination in a 6/49 lotto game is '1 in C(49,6)' or '1 in 13,983,816'. This will always happen. If we ask each of 1,820,156 lotto players to select 6 unique lotto numbers from the last 6 draws, we can expect one ticket to win the jackpot. But if we ask each of 1,820,156 lotto players to select 6 unique lotto numbers randomly, the probability to win the jackpot is only 13%. The main lotto and lottery strategy page offers several winning systems, all free, all more powerful than this simple idea. There are also many, many messages that deal with winning lotto, power ball, keno systems, strategies, filters, and the like.

The end of this page shows the links to follow. Please do check the web pages of this site dedicated to lotto and lottery winning strategies. You will see how mathematics can get “involved” in a game such as lotto. I offer several free systems and tons of free software to play and win. The list of my lotto freeware is so long, that I can't afford to put it on this startup page. Check the FTP download site for all that's available for free.

Keep in mind that my gambling theory has provoked serious hostility from casino executives and other gambling and lottery theorists. As a faithful visitor put it: If they don't agree, why bother? Why hostility, when it's best to go other places...

Number: 49
ANY Position: 15 2 17 2 22 29 3 5 6 4 2 16 . . .
Sorted Skips: 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 5 5
5 5 6 6 6 6 6 . . .
* Median Skip Any: 6
** Total Hits: 79 = 11%

1st Pos:
Sorted Skips:
* Median Skip 1st: 0
6th Pos: 15 2 17 2 22 29 3 5 6 4 2 16 . . .
Sorted Skips: 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 5 5
5 5 6 6 6 6 6 . . .
* Median Skip Any: 6

(Of course, lotto number 49 can only show up in the 6th position in data files sorted in ascending order, for a 6/49 game.)