# Primer: Winning Lotto, Powerball, Mega Millions, Euromillions, Keno with the Best Winning Strategies, Software

## By Ion Saliu, Lotto Analyst At-Large

Although lottery is a more common term used these days around the world, lotto is at the very beginning. Historically, the lottery started hundreds of years ago. I prefer the Medieval Italy as the starting point. They drew winners for plots of land named loto in Italian. They use that word even today in English (as in parking lot). They also say allotted in English.

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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.

At the time of this writing, the best lotto software for 5-number lotto games is indubitably Bright5.exe. Don't play the lotto-5 games without it! Just look at the main menu (in a total of 4):

At the time of this writing, the best lotto software for 6-number lottos is indubitably Bright6.exe. Don't play the lotto-6 games without it! Just look at the main menu (in a total of 4):

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.) Based on FFG, all 6-49 lotto numbers (all 6 of them) will come out within 52 lottery drawings — with a degree of certainty DC = 99.9%. Sometimes, all 6 lotto numbers will come out within 5 or 6 drawings (around 1-2% of the time). In more than half of the cases, all 6 lotto numbers will come out within 17 lottery drawings.

It was the very beginning of Ion Saliu's lotto strategies presented on the Internet. Very importantly also, it signed the birth certificate of lotto mathematics. One-number based lotto strategies represented Step One (the simplest).

Many more lottery strategy-developing steps followed, including number-pairing, groups of 3, 4, 5, 6 lotto numbers, dynamic lotto filters, etc.

The jackpot lotto games (5-, 6-, 7-number lottos) are also covered in the super application MDIEditor And Lotto WE; Menu, Lotto, then type of lotto game, then type of lotto combination generation.

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~ Founded on mathematical discoveries, also applied to creating strategy, systems for lotto, lottery, Powerball, Mega Millions, Euromillions.

More specific software for 6-number lotto games
~ SuperPower = after unzipping LOTWON99.ZIP; 16-bit command prompt (DOS) software; superseded by the software packages that follow;
~ Pick632.EXE: The 32-bit version supersedes the older, less powerful 16-bit SuperPower;
~ Bright6.EXE: High-powered integrated lotto 6 software. This lotto software package is far more powerful even than Pick632.EXE.

More specific software for 5-number lotto games
~ Pick532.EXE: 32-bit software for 5-number lotto games;
~ Bright5.EXE: High-powered integrated lotto 5 software. This lotto software package is far more powerful even than Pick532.EXE.

More specific software for 7-number lotto games
~ LOTWON7.EXE: 16-bit command prompt (DOS) software; outdated; lotto-7 is not nearly as well represented as the 5- and 6-number lotto games;
~ Util732.exe: 32-bit software that crunches the lotto 7 (drawing 7 winning lotto numbers).

More specific software for '5+1' lotto games: Powerball, Mega Millions, Thunderball, Super Lotto, etc.
~ These games are not nearly as well represented as the 5- and 6-number lotto games;
~ UtilPB.exe: 32-bit software that handles the Powerball/Mega Millions/Thunderball type of lotto games (drawing 5 winning regular numbers plus one Power Ball or Mega Ball).

More specific software for the '5+2' lotto game named Euromillions
~ This game is not nearly as well represented as the 5- and 6-number lotto games;
~ UtilEU.exe: 32-bit software that handles the Euromillions lotto game (drawing 5 winning regular numbers plus 2 Star numbers).

Resources in Lotto, Lottery Software, Wheeling.
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