The Advantage of Lottery Filters in Improving Chances at Winning Lotteries

Published on February 14, 2002.

One day in the early 1990s WEB I was out of coffee filters! I still needed coffee, for I can't write a single line of code without at least a drop of coffee. I brewed it, but the result that day tasted terrible! The filters are so important, I deduced. That's how I came up with the concept of * lottery filters*.

The lottery filters are now commonly used. You can hear about them in coffee shops, in smoking or non-smoking areas. I can hear them over the Internet as well. Many visits to my Web site originate in searches around * lottery filters*. Yet, the filters are widely misunderstood. They were meant to be dynamic. Alas, most people treat the filters as static entities!

Then, there are those who would convert all the plows to swords to decapitate the “heretics” who believe in lottery strategies! The latter are the “inquisitors”. They scream:

*“The probability of every combination is equally and forever p. Therefore any attempt to strategize a lotto game yields null as a necessary result.”*

But they do not accept that there is also another fundamental element of probability: * degree of certainty (DC)* (see the

The “heretics” are faced with two very serious problems. The static filters yield an impractical number of lotto combinations to play. In addition, the losing streaks (skips) are very difficult to track. The amount of combinations and the skips make the static lottery filters an exercise in futility. It is a no-no.

On the other hand, the “inquisitors” have a skin-deep understanding of probability. Let them take a pick-3 lottery game with a long history. Let them fry their brains studying the * Fundamental
Formula of Gambling (FFG)*.

They can choose any lottery game. I picked pick-3 because human life is frankly and sadly short. The individual probability of a pick-3 combination is *1 in 1000*. The individual probability, however, is static. It does not describe a dynamic phenomenon, such as a series of events in time we call *lottery drawings* (some use the word *draws*, because they are older). Let them take groups of 1000 draws. They will not find every pick-3 combination in the group. They have an equal p, why not an equal frequency? Only around 63% of the lottery combinations can be found in any 1000-draw group. (The Fundamental Formula of Gambling is always validated in such matters.)

There are combinations not to be found in 3000, 4000, even 5,000 consecutive lottery drawings! What gives? Statically, the combinations are equal in status. Dynamically, the combinations are smaller parts of a higher process guided by different laws. In FFG, p (the individual probability) is a part of a system. *P* is not squashed, but incorporated in a larger process.

I want now to find common ground between the “heretics” and the “inquisitors”. I'll do it my way, for I prefer to prove both sides wrong! I want to show that using lotto filters clearly beats random playing. At the same time, the static filters are futile. They cannot be used in real life, for they are too expensive and lead to losses.

I offered for years free software programs (including source code and algorithms) to find the combination of a given index (or lexicographical order): NthIndex. I have created even more powerful software. The programs are LexicographicIndexes, SEQUENCE, NthIndex, and DrawIndex.

In fact, **DrawIndex** can take any lottery results (drawing) file and show the lexicographic indexes of the combinations.

I ran my software to generate multiple lotto combinations and save them to file. I applied the test to PA 6/69 lotto game (a very tough game, indeed; the lotto jackpot odds are *1 in 119,877,472*). I generated first 1000 combinations around the mid-point index: 59,938,736. That is, the lotto program generated combinations between the counts of 59,938,236 and 59,939,236. Next, I checked for winners in the output file against real draws in PA 6/69 lotto (350 real draws at my discretion). The *mid-point output* achieved 3 *5 of 6* hits and 140 *4 of 6 hits*. The game odds are *1 in 317,000* for *5 of 6* and *1 in 4092* for *4 of 6*. The *5 of 6* hits were recorded in 350 x 1000 = 350,000 combinations. Therefore, the *mid-point* strategy was about 3 times better than random lotto play in the *5 of 6* case. For the *4 of 6* case, *1 in 4092* applied to 350,000 combinations translates into 85. The mid-point strategy hit 140 times, or about one and a half times better.

The next test was applied against the * FFG median*, instead of

The following is a report for a Powerball game that draws 5 regular numbers from 59 and one Power Ball from 39.

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Powerball Draw Lexicographical Order File: C:\PowerBall\PAPB-59 ~ Date: 10-02-2011 Game Type: 5 / 59 AND 1 / 39 Total Possible Combinations: 195,249,054 Draw D R A W I N G Lexicographical Difference From % Difference / no. Order Previous Draw Total Combos 1 1 12 23 27 43 31 9291274 -181202323 -92.81% 2 30 41 50 51 53 8 190493597 158171463 81.01% 3 3 4 12 27 44 26 32322134 -103076480 -52.79% 4 12 47 48 52 55 13 135398614 55592825 28.47% 5 6 20 22 32 43 11 79805789 -77754333 -39.82% 6 16 41 42 50 59 5 157560122 101864705 52.17% 7 4 19 22 32 53 24 55695417 22189295 11.36% 8 3 5 18 27 54 13 33506122 -117577774 -60.22% 9 15 25 52 53 54 2 151083896 12940407 6.63% 10 13 19 35 47 57 29 138143489 113381751 58.07% 11 2 12 25 54 58 14 24761738 -81480775 -41.73% 12 9 13 47 49 53 39 106242513 78953631 40.44% 13 2 17 23 28 47 36 27288882 -137376214 -70.36% ...

That sounds astonishing, and it is. The lotto filters clearly and undoubtedly beat random play. On the flip side, the two strategies are very costly (unless patience will be rewarded with the lotto jackpot and additional filtering!) Keep also in mind that these are my filters. They are static, yet they are far superior to *“cigarette-butt filters”* others howl about. Yet-yet, I don't have high regards for a static lotto filter, albeit my brainchild.

Only dynamic filters are valid. They are at your fingertips by downloading the software from this Web site…

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