# The Maximum Value of the ANY Lottery Filter: Effective Combination Reduction

The MAXimum value (LEVEL) of the ANY lottery filter is a powerful restriction that reduces the amount of lotto combinations by the millions. Only LotWon lotto software has it.

Posted by Ion Saliu on May 22, 2001; later updates.

In Reply to: Built-in and external lottery filters posted by Ion Saliu on May 21, 2001.

• I don't get it. Isn't LotWon my software? Isn't it free lotto software without time limitations? Who else has the right to offer it for a “free” two-week trial?

: You are talking about built-in filters. LotWon uses some considered to be automatic. The standard deviation is the key in determining the automatic built-in filters. For example: the lotto combinations outside a normal sum-total range are discarded of.

: The external filters are a lot more effective. You want lotto wheels? You can use MDIEditor and Lotto WE. Look at the Any filters I presented in my reply above (to BigJer's post). Want 3 of 6 wheels? Set Any-6 to 3. In a case like the line #3, you'll be guaranteed at least one 3 of 6. Beware that such situations are rare. The good news is that the lotto program will not generate any combinations in most cases.

Want 4 of 6 wheels? Look at a low number in the Any-4 column. The lowest, in our example, is in line 10: Any4=4. You set Any6 = 4 and will be guaranteed 4 out of 6 in the situations when Any4 = 4. Again, in most cases you may not get a single combination. You can look then for higher values, for example Any4 = 6. You will be guaranteed 4 out of 6 in the cases where Any4 = 6 (drawings #1, 3, 5, 8, 9, 10). It has a far better frequency.

: That's how my LotWon works. I don't know about other “Lotwons” and I don't care much.

• Clarification:
When I said Set Any6 = 6 I meant Set Max_Any_6 = 6.
Of course, those mathematically inclined deduced that immediately, since I said If Any_4 <= 6
If I said If Any_4 >= 6 then the use of Min_Any_6 = 6 would be implied.

However, my command prompt lotto and lottery software is a lot more powerful. For starters, the programs work with 4 or 6 layers, as opposed to one layer in MDIEditor and Lotto WE. The layers are slices in a lottery data file to allow more filters, therefore a more dramatic reduction in the amount of lotto combinations to play.