I. Introductory Notes to the Best Lotto Wheeling and Wheels
II. The Best Software to Tackle Lotto Wheels and Wheeling
III. Advanced Tips on Using Ion Saliu's Wheeling and Lotto, Lottery Software
IV. News and Updates Regarding Ion Saliu's Software
V. Essential Resources in Lotto, Lottery Wheeling
Written on November 01, 2002; later updates.
• WHEEL 632, SUPER632 version 9.0, October 2002.
• Strategy 632 version 8.5, November 2003 — the strategy checking utility.
The lotto software has been greatly upgraded in the packages known as Bright / Ultimate. On-the-fly lottery wheeling is available in menu #2, option W = Lotto Wheels On-the-Fly. The software is free to run forever, but downloading requires a most reasonable one-time membership fee.
My research took a new strategic path in 2002. I discovered that pairing is the most powerful lottery strategy. It is so powerful that it doesn't need any other lotto filter; nor does it require skipping potentially non-winning draws.
Writing lotto wheeling software is a paramount job! I avoid preserving old versions of the source code. I had a painful experience a couple of years ago. The old version of a lotto program overwrote the latest! I kept a copy of the old code of LotWon lotto software because a faithful user discovered a few bugs. I ironed out the bugs and I kept a special disk handy, just in case! Incidentally, I am grateful to all faithful users who report quirks in my software. But I do have a problem with them when they show too much interest in the workings of my lottery programs. I grow very suspicious when they aim at the source code or the algorithms!
Code maintenance is the main reason I don't release more free lottery software, or upgrade the old freeware. It's not that I like people to beg me! I detest that! Nor am I arrogant because of holding valuable tools to myself — it is normal human behavior. Nor do I suffer from a complex of superiority if I don't present more of my lottery strategies or participate in newsgroups when strategies are debated. I have plenty of things to keep busy. I haven't had even time to play a pick-3 pairing strategy. Playing pairings like '1-1', '2-2', etc. costs $10,000 for 100 draws. The winnings amount to $15,000 without any filter or tweaking, even playing draw by draw (some lottery drawings can be skipped)!
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The application generates wheeled lotto combinations, from 3 of 6 to 5 of 6; or it can generate un-wheeled combinations: 6 of 6. The limit is 100,000 lotto combinations per run; filtering needs to be enforced! The filters can be stored in strategy files, in text format. The basic lottery strategy file is named ST6 and consists of zeroes; that is, all the filters are disabled. The older ST6 file is still available for download as ST6.0.
The best way to generate small-number wheels is to wheel, actually, all the numbers in a lotto game. For example, a 6/49 lotto; you want to wheel 18 lotto numbers. Write the discarded numbers at the top of the D6 file, in lines of 6 numbers each. In this example, write the 31 numbers you don't wheel in 6 lines of 6 numbers; line 6 consists of the 31st discarded number written 6 times. LotWon requires strictly that the data files consist of 6-number lines, with the fields separated by spaces or commas. This lotto wheeling method yields superior results to creating static lotto wheels, such as with numbers from 1 to 18, then substituting the theoretical numbers by real lotto picks. The static wheels do not take advantage of filtering.
SUPER632 is the report generator. It creates four W6 files, one per layer. The lottery filters show not only a historic performance, but also important statistical parameters, such as median, average and standard deviation. The filters show another important measure: direction. The filters increase or decrease, and the movement is regulated by the Fundamental Formula of Gambling (FFG). The filters in SUPER-632 are calculated as number of draws minus 1.
In the latest, much more powerful Bright winning reporting is on the main menu, option W = Winning Reports (W, MD).
That's how LotWon started, trying to make it easier for users to comprehend the concept of lottery filter (or eliminating condition). FFG calculates the median for a filter like “Three” to be 39.16 (closer to 39). The 3 of 6 odds are '1 in 57' in a 6/49 lotto game. FFG calculates the median as N for p=1/57 and DC=50%. The median in SUPER 632 may be 38 or 37, or 40; you add 1 for compatibility with the fundamental formula of gambling (39, 38, 41). Playing the last 39 or 40 draws represents a most efficient '3 of 6 of 49' lotto wheel in a 6/49 game. It beats random play or static lottery wheeling any time!
An even better lotto wheeling method is to use a combination of filters and run WHEEL 6 several times. A lotto field consists of a number of unique 'M of N' wheeled sub-systems. It is very unlikely that the jackpot sub-system will occur in the first run. As I showed in other posts, the winning combinations are more likely to be found in the FFG median zone. If you run WHEEL-6 with the same filter setting a dozen times in a row before playing is equivalent to saving money a dozen times in a row.
The innate and external filters in WHEEL632 also avoid crass Koffotzuntz patterns on lotto play slips.
The two programs require a data file D6 of at least 10,000 combinations. Of course, the bulk consists of simulated combinations in a SIM-6 file. You can use older versions of LotWon to create a 10,000-line combination file. You can also use MDIEditor Lotto WE for the job. The D6 file is created by the DOS (prompt) command:
COPY DATA-6+SIM-6 D6 (it is done automatically in Bright)
You may want to download MENU as well. It creates pretty DOS screens. Most importantly, you can run from a central menu all DOS (character mode) freeware you can download from here. Creating the D6 file will require you press a function key.
There are incompatibilities between the 16-bit and the 32-bit versions of LotWon (command prompt) lotto software. The filters are calculated differently, the strategy files are created differently. Mixing the two versions will lead to errors. But you'd figure out soon the root of the problem. The default strategy file for the 32-bit version of strategy checking is named now ST.632 (available also for downloading).
There are three steps in running the 32-bit lotto 6 software:
1) Run SUPER 6 to generate the 4 WS6 files; analyze the files to set the filter levels;
2) Run Strategy 6 to check the frequency of a strategy (i.e. filter levels that you selected at step #1);
3) Run WHEEL 6 to generate combinations based on a strategy; the strategy can be screen input or an ST file.
Creating lotto strategies is the most important action. Setting many strategies and generating lotto wheel combinations several times will lead to better training. The more often one tries selecting strategies, any kind of filter levels — the more skillful one becomes. The odds are further improved if one runs the same lottery strategy several times in a row in the combination generating program. The probability is lower you'll get the winning lotto combination in first run, or the second run, or the first few runs. That way, you can look at it as saving money. It's kind like you (would have) played and lost!
They run the program and get no combination at all after days and nights of continuous running! There is no bug in MDIEditor Lotto. A repeating value of 417 for Ion_5 indicates an insufficient size of the lotto data file. The 417 value is not to be relied on as far a maximum level is concerned. Most likely, Ion5 goes a lot higher. You should not use Max_Ion5 = 418 under these circumstances! That's why your computer doesn't generate any lotto combination. It is very rare for a value of Ion5 to reach EXACTLY 417. The maximum values should be used only with very large lottery data files. Any time you see a value higher than 100 (e.g. 417 or 1000) repeating more than a dozen times, it should raise a red flag. The D6 data file is too small (real lotto draws + SIMulated combinations).
Create a very large SIMulated data file — I recommend at least 100,000 (one hundred thousand) lotto combinations (lines). You can use the random modules in MDIEditor and Lotto or/and the DOS (command prompt) editions of LotWon. The same is valid for WHEEL_632. I created SIM files of over 200,000 lines, then I purged them. It's best to work with clean data files (that is, files without duplicate lotto combinations). I encountered FivS and FivR values of over 100,000 (one hundred thousand). Such extreme levels of filtering have a devastating effect on the lotto odds.
Code maintenance is the main reason I don't release more free software, or upgrade the old freeware.
The lotto wheeling software apps presented here, WHEEL-632 and SUPER-632, have been greatly improved. They are now part of an integrated lotto-6 software package: Pick632 and especially Bright6. Power like you ain't seen before anywhere. There is also a counterpart for the lotto-5 games: Pick-532 and especially Bright5 / Ultimate Lotto 5.
The two integrated double-packages offer absolutely the best method of wheeling the lotto numbers. The key concepts are: randomization and balance. In addition to the unique feature named: TRUE LOTTERY FILTERING. You won't find it in any other lotto or lottery software package — regardless of price.
As I said numerous times, I recommend against playing lotto wheels. They increase the losing rate for the player. I recommend playing non-wheeled lotto combinations, as the type of lotto combinations generated by Power 632. You can make Power632 (and other programs in my DOS LotWon lottery software) cooperate with MDIEditor And Lotto WE. My lotto software features a special function named PURGE. You can purge an output file generated by one program by running another program. Purging means eliminating additional combinations by using a new set of true lottery filters.
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