Lotto prediction expert

The goal of all lottery strategies is the prediction of winning numbers that will hit in the next draw. Lottery players in most cases search for the most frequent or the least frequent numbers, then examine the latest winning numbers and/or their statistical properties trying to guess what is the most likely to happen in the next draw.

Expert Lotto has built-in tool which automates the prediction process to some extent. The application will search through selected past draws and compare them with the latest winning numbers to predict the numbers and statistical properties that are expected in the coming draw. As all other Expert Lotto features, the predictions are based on solid math. With the same input data and the same settings the predictor will always provide the same, reproducible results. There is no magical black-box spitting out different numbers each time it is clicked. Expert Lotto predictor is based on *pattern matching* algorithm which is widely used in many other computer-assisted fields вЂ“ facial recognition, statistical data analysis, signal processing etc.

#### Pattern Matching

The following table lists 15 latest draws in Expert Lotto 6/49 lottery in descending order:

Date |
Position 1 |
Position 2 |
Position 3 |
Position 4 |
Position 5 |
Position 6 |
Bonus |

2010/28 Sun 2nd | 23 | 29 |
36 | 42 | 44 | 47 | 7 |

2010/28 Sun 1st | 6 | 13 |
14 | 19 | 41 | 42 | 29 |

2010/28 Wed 2nd | 2 | 13 |
16 | 17 | 25 | 40 | 27 |

2010/28 Wed 1st | 16 | 18 |
22 | 23 | 28 | 29 | 24 |

2010/27 Sun 2nd | 1 | 6 |
12 | 24 | 32 | 41 | 44 |

2010/27 Sun 1st | 2 | 15 |
22 | 29 | 30 | 37 | 42 |

2010/27 Wed 2nd | 20 | 23 |
25 | 30 | 33 | 35 | 7 |

2010/27 Wed 1st | 8 | 11 |
19 | 26 | 48 | 49 | 18 |

2010/26 Sun 2nd | 8 | 11 |
18 | 32 | 36 | 38 | 6 |

2010/26 Sun 1st | 5 | 6 |
11 | 31 | 40 | 43 | 32 |

2010/26 Wed 2nd | 4 | 18 |
26 | 33 | 35 | 47 | 11 |

2010/26 Wed 1st | 5 | 12 |
25 | 31 | 44 | 46 | 33 |

2010/25 Sun 2nd | 10 | 15 |
28 | 30 | 36 | 43 | 35 |

2010/25 Sun 1st | 16 | 21 |
24 | 25 | 35 | 46 | 47 |

2010/25 Wed 2nd | 9 | 12 |
23 | 34 | 39 | 49 | 24 |

The latest three numbers at the second ticket position are: 13, 13 and 29. Those three numbers form the *latest pattern*. The pattern size is 3 as it consists of three numbers.

Now we will search the past winning numbers at the second ticket position and look for a similar pattern. The table above shows that the best *matching* *past pattern* can be found in draws *2010/26 Sun 2nd* to *2010/27 Wed 2nd*. The past winning numbers are 11, 11 and 23. The following draw is *2010/27 Sun 1st* where the second winning number is 15. So the prediction for the coming draw *2010/29 Wed 1st* is number 15 at the second ticket position.

Let’s verify our prediction in Expert Lotto:

- Open Expert Lotto 6/49 Demo lottery.
- Click menu
*Winning Numbers вЂ“ Predictions*to open*Predictions*wizard window. - Choose
*15 latest winning numbers*in the first step, click button*Next*. - Select
*Pattern Matching*prediction type, click button*Next*. - Choose prediction settings as on the picture below. Click button
*Next*. - Make sure
*Ticket Positions*under*Positional statistics*is selected, click button*Finish*.

Winning Number Properties window opens and its table will show the following value in *Position 2* column:

The downward red triangle indicates that the predicted trend is *decrease* in the next draw and the number predicted for the second ticket position is 15. See below for more instructions how to interpret the prediction results.

If we let the predictor scan the whole database of past winning numbers then it will find the best matching pattern in draws *2006/23 Sun 2nd* to *2006/24 Wed 2nd*. Their winning numbers are 12, 16 and 30. The following winning number at the second ticket position is 11. That means the predicted trend is again *decrease* and the predicted value is 11.

What happens if we increase the pattern size from three numbers to 10 numbers? The latest pattern is then 6,11,11,23,15,6,18,13,13,29. When displayed in a chart the numbers look like this:

The predictor will find best matching pattern in draws *2008/45 Sun 2nd* to *2008/48 Wed 1st* where the winning numbers are 9,20,13,21,12,8,15,15,4,27. The numbers in a chart look like this:

The following number at the second ticket position is again 11 (draw *2008/48 Wed 2nd*). That means the predicted trend is again *decrease* and the predicted value is 11.

If you compare the chart of the latest pattern and the chart of the found matching pattern above, you can see that the match is actually very loose. But it is still the best match the predictor can find in the whole database of past winning numbers. We cannot realistically expect to find a sequence of past winning numbers that is exactly the same as the ten latest draws. The longer the patterns are the less similarities between the latest pattern and the best matching pattern. So how to select the optimal pattern size?

In the examples above we used pattern size 3 which gave us predicted value 11 and pattern size 10 also with predicted value 11. In this case we have the same results. But what if the predicted values or even the predicted trends were different? How to tell which prediction is more credible?

The predictor runs a series of tests and selects the best pattern size automatically. Option *Latest draws for back-testing* in prediction settings screen defines how deep this back-testing is. If the prediction settings are for example *Pattern size min 3, max 15, Latest draws for back-testing: 10* then the predictor will make 130 predictions to pick the optimal pattern size. It will start with pattern size 3, make prediction for draw *2010/28 Sun 1st* and compare the predicted trend with actual value from the following draw *2010/28 Sun 2nd*. Then it will make prediction for draw *2010/28 Wed 2nd* and compare the predicted trend with the value from the following draw *2010/28 Sun 1st*. There will be 10 such testing predictions up to draw *2010/26 Wed 2nd*. The predictor will count how many predicted trends were correct when compared with the following draws.

Then the pattern size will increase to four and the predictor will make another ten testing predictions for ten latest draws. The count of correct trend predictions is noted. The pattern size is increased to five and the testing runs are repeated. This continues up to pattern size 15 as selected in prediction settings. Then the predictor will select the pattern size that had the highest count of correct trend predictions. This optimal pattern size is then used to make the actual prediction for the latest draw *2010/28 Sun 2nd*. In this case the best pattern size is 3 because seven trend predictions were correct during back-testing. When using pattern size 10, there were only 4 valid trend predictions out of the ten back-test runs.

Hover mouse cursor above table cell with prediction result to see a tooltip with the best pattern size and the count of back-test predictions that were correct.

With option *Back-testing compares values* you can modify the prediction algorithm to select the pattern size that predicts values which are closest to the actual values when back-testing.

Some lottery operators publish additional details about each draw вЂ“ which set of balls has been used, which drawing machine etc. If the balls and/or machines are being changed at regular intervals it probably makes sense to use pattern sizes shorter than the interval between such changes.

#### Match Differences

The predictor has two modes of pattern matching. It can match either absolute values in a sequence of numbers as demonstrated above or it can match number differences instead. Let’s have the following sequence of numbers:

Let’s consider the last three numbers as the latest pattern: 3,10,5. When matching absolute values then the best matching pattern is 2,10,4 followed by number 45. However when matching number differences then the best matching pattern is 13,20,15 followed by number 5.

The same sequence of numbers expressed as value differences looks like this:

So the latest pattern has changed to -22,+7,-5 and the best matching pattern is -22,+7,-5 corresponding to numbers 13,20,15 followed by number 5. So when matching differences the matching pattern must have the same shape (the order of increasing/decreasing values) as the latest pattern however all its values may be shifted up or down when compared with the latest pattern.

Now we will repeat the prediction for the second ticket number and use differences pattern matching instead of absolute values:

The best matching pattern are draws *2006/20 Wed 1st* to *2006/20 Sun 1st* with numbers 4,4,21, which translate to differences -3,0,+17. The following difference is -8.

The differences of the latest pattern are -5,0,+16. The predicted value is

29 вЂ“ abs( -8 * (abs(-5/-3) + abs(0/0) + abs(16/17)) / 3 * ) = 29 вЂ“ 9.62 = 19.

Note that the predicted value includes correction which takes into account the differences between the latest and best matching patterns.

The same prediction with pattern size 10 will find the best matching pattern at draws *2009/24 Wed 1st* to *2009/26 Wed 2nd* where the numbers are 5,15,15,20,13,10,14,9,6,11 and the following number is 21. The prediction is *increase* to 46. This prediction is conflicting with the prediction with pattern size 3. However this prediction is a bit less credible as the back-testing passed in 5 out of 10 back test runs, while pattern size 3 predictions had 6 valid trend predictions during back-testing.

It is recommended to use *differences pattern matching* especially for predictions of derived values like History sums and differences. Absolute values pattern matching is suitable for values with a small range, for example sum root, odd/even or the actual winning numbers at individual ticket positions.

#### Relaxed Pattern Matching

*Pattern matching* slider in *Predictions Options* window adjusts the weights of individual numbers when the patterns are being compared. When the slider is moved fully to the right then the pattern matching is strict and each number has the same weight.

Moving slider to the left relaxes the pattern matching as the numbers of the patterns being matched have lower weight when comparing them together. If the latest pattern is for example 6,11,11,23,15,6,18,13,13,29 then strict pattern matching may find for example pattern 9,20,13,21,12,8,15,15,4,27. With relaxed matching the best found pattern will be for example 33,16,25,14,31,11,18,12,16,30. As you can see the first few numbers of the best matching pattern match the latest pattern very loosely only. In both cases the predicted value is 10 however with relaxed pattern matching there were 9 valid back-test predictions while the strict matching produced only 7 valid predictions when back-testing on 15 latest draws. Relaxed pattern matching is recommend only when using larger pattern sizes (10 and more).

#### Using the Predictor

Predictions are available either from menu *Winning Numbers вЂ“ Predictions* or from menu *History вЂ“ Predictions*. Both menu commands start *Predictions* wizard.

- In the first step select the past winning numbers draws to be scanned for matching patterns.
- The second step in the wizard window selects the prediction method. Only the
*Pattern Matching*algorithm is currently available. - The next step are options to customize the prediction algorithm. See above for more details.
- The last step lists statistical or History values that can be predicted. Tick the items you are interested in and click button
*Finish*to start the predictions.

You can track the progress of the prediction process at the lower right corner of the main window. When the process is finished the prediction results are available in Winning Numbers Properties and Winning Numbers Charts windows or in Summary History window under *Sums* and *Charts* tabs.

#### Interpreting the Results

вЂ“ blue triangle indicates that the predicted trend is *increase*. That means the next value is expected to be greater than the latest value. The actual predicted value is also available.

вЂ“ red triangle indicates that the predicted trend is *decrease*. That means the next value is expected to be lower than the latest value.

вЂ“ when both red and blue triangles are present in table cell then the predicted trend is *level*. That means the next value is expected to be the same as the latest value.

**Note:** The predictions algorithm operates just with a sequence of numbers. In some cases the predicted value can be lower or higher than the minimum or maximum possible values. In such cases you should consider the predicted trend only.

Value *n/a* in prediction results means it was not possible to make valid prediction. Usually because there are not enough data to select the matching pattern.

The predicted trend should be the main indicator when estimating values for the coming draw. The actual predicted value should be only a hint showing how big the predicted increase or decrease is.

Hover mouse cursor over predicted cell to see a tooltip with additional information regarding the prediction. You can see how many back-test predictions were correct and the pattern size that has been used for predictions.

It is recommended to ignore predictions with low percentage of successful back-test by entering required percentage of successful back-test into the last input field.

#### Additional Information

Detailed information about the prediction process is available in *Application Log*. When the predictions are finished click menu *View вЂ“ Application Log*. The *Output* window then shows the following details for each predicted value. For example:

*Position 2* вЂ“ name of the predicted value. In this case it is the winning number at the second ticket position.

*Trend prediction: Decrease* вЂ“ predicted trend (increase/decrease/level)

*Predicted value: 10.0* вЂ“ the actual predicted value. Please note that all values are zero-based so the predicted winning number is 11.

*Best pattern size: 5* вЂ“ the pattern size used for the prediction.

*Best weight: 1.0* вЂ“ the weight used for pattern matching. The weight is always 1.0 unless relaxed pattern matching has been used.

*Matching pattern: [10.0 17.0 11.0 15.0 29.0] => 10.0* вЂ“ the best matching pattern found. In the case the best pattern are numbers 11,18,12,16,30. The number following this pattern is 11.

*Marker: 94* вЂ“ the position in the sequence of numbers where the best matching pattern has been found. Value 0 means the oldest draw.

*Back-tests: 15* вЂ“ the count of back tests that have been carried out to validate the pattern size.

*Mean Square Error: 107.66666666666667* вЂ“ shows how much the back-test prediction values differ from the actual values. The lower MSE the more accurate the back-test prediction values are.

*Mean Absolute Percentage Error: 0.6399601052542229* – MAPE indicator also compares the back-test predictions with the actual values.

*Valid trend predictions: 6 (40.0%)* – how any back tests produced correct trend prediction.

## Best Lottery Prediction Techniques, How To Pick Winning Numbers.

Let’s face it, most people really like to play the lottery, at least from time to time.

While playing can be great fun, actually winning something is much more exhilarating for any player.

For most of us who do win anything, it is simply something that happens by chance, a stroke of luck, a once in a lifetime occurrence.

Unlike the weather forecast we see on TV, predicting the best lotto forecast is much more complicated than just measuring the changes in weather pattern.

Some use birthday’s while others use numbers that are lucky to them. More often than not these combinations don’t net them any winnings but nevertheless, they continue to use the same method week in and week out.

However, other people who have won the jackpot have admitted that they can actually predict the best lottery numbers to play. How is this actually possible? Is it truly possible to make accurate predictions for lottery numbers that will be surefire winners?

Most people have their own ways of choosing their lottery numbers. Let’s take a look at whether or not this is truly possible to predict the next winning lottery numbers and if so, then how is it done.

Keep on reading the article and buy the end of it, you’ll be able to predict your winning lottery numbers for today.

**Mathematical Formulas**

More than one mathematician has claimed that they have devised the perfect formula that can and will predict the lotto numbers that are most likely to be drawn. For the Law of Large Numbers to Condensation, these lotto prediction formulas can be found everywhere you look on the internet, just do a quick google search and there are millions of hits.

As a matter of fact, several people have reportedly used them successfully. There’s only one small problem. Unless you are a mathematical genius, there is a very good chance that you will not be able to understand these formulas because they are just too complicated.

These crazy formulas require extremely elaborate spreadsheets and charts, as well as information from previous draws to select several potential combinations of numbers that are most likely to be drawn.

By the time you have finally begun to understand what you are actually doing, there is a very good chance that the numbers have already been drawn for the week.

This means that you will have to start all over again for the next week with no real guarantee at all that you are even working the formula out correctly.

While you could try to use one of the formulas that we have discussed above, there is a much more easy and uncomplicated way for you to pick the best lottery numbers which will give you a greater chance of winning and who among us doesn’t want that?.

Do you know what’s the formula? It’s magic…

Just kidding, magic doesn’t exist even though it sometimes may seem like.

### Lotto Prediction Softwares

You may or may not be familiar with lotto prediction softwares, such as Lotto Destroyer or Lotto Crusher. Lotto number generating softwares works by assessing the history of each possible number, based on which particular game you are currently playing.

Numbers are then placed in different groups and a very intricate and complex algorithm is used to determine the numbers that stand the most chance of being drawn.

What’s good about lottery softwares is that it can easily provide you with lottery numbers within seconds for any lottery game of your choice. Pick 3 games, pick 4, powerball, literally any number game.

### How effective can a lotto prediction software be?

This is really dependent upon what software program you have chosen to use. While there are numerous software programs available that offer to effectively predict winning numbers for you for free, do you actually get what you pay for or are they just a total waste of money?

Many are a total waste of time and money that could have been better spent elsewhere. For example, Lotto Destroyer was one of the very first programs that was introduced online and it has developed a rock solid reputation for actually picking real winning numbers.

As a matter of fact, the Lotto Destroyer program has helped thousands of individuals around the world make totally accurate predictions and win quick pick and lottery games. Other lucky winners have been fortunate enough to win much larger jackpots.

Keep in mind that Lotto Destroyer does not guarantee you will win millions of dollars, but you will win more than you ever have, whether you are playing the Michigan lottery, Florida lottery, Texas lottery or any other country’s lotteries such as the Thai lottery or UK lottery or the 49s Irish lottery or even the sa lottery(South Africa), the Lotto Destroyer program will predict the numbers that are most likely to come up in the next draw and make you a winner.

Before you use any software, you need to do your research and have a look at what other users have to say about the software. Taking some time to do some careful research will ensure that you do not end up wasting your hard earned cash.

Read reviews, don’t be afraid to ask questions of people who have used the software successfully and make sure that you are fully satisfied with the information that you have before you go ahead and spend any cash on a program.

Most of the better softwares out there offer a 30 or 60 days money back guarantee so even you do end up buying the one that offers no value to you, you can get your money back months after purchasing it.

### Addiational tips to help you with your winning lottery numbers predictions

The following information can definitely be used to make sure that you increase your chances of actually picking a winning combination of numbers.

However, they are nowhere near as effective as if you are using a very complex mathematical formula or a good lotto generating software.

You should most definitely stay away from sequential numbers such as 12, 13, 14, 15, or 35, 36, 37, 38. The chances of any consecutive numbers being drawn is extremely rare so therefore should be totally avoided.

I’m not talking about pairs thou, because pairs are fairly comming in any lottey games. So picking 12 and 13 or 25 and 26 in a same ticket is probably a good choice.

Never, ever, choose only numbers that are included in the “frequent union set”. The frequent number set includes the 6 least frequently drawn numbers and the 6 most frequently drawn lotto numbers.

You most definitely need to choose at the very least 1 one number that is not included in the frequent union set, but you’re better of picking at least 2 of those numbers.

Do not select multiples of a number, especially the number 5. The chances of numbers, such as 5, 10, 15, 22, 25, 30 and so on being drawn together is an extremely rare occurrence due to the fact that the rows found in play slips are in multiples of 5. So the chance of these numbers being drawn together is almost nil.

Do not under any circumstances, ever choose two numbers that are equal to or less than the number 12. This includes numbers such as 6 and 4 or 10 and 2. It is an extreme rarity for two numbers that are as small as this to hit during the same lottery draw again meaning that your chances of winning are very, very low.

Some individuals who have spent a lot of time studying the lottery, state that you should just simply choose the same numbers week in and week out. The theory behind this method is that our numbers will eventually be chosen together. However, there is really no solid information or research available as to how effective this particular method is.

If you really enjoy playing the lottery, you are definitely not alone. Millions of other people worldwide love to play the lottery and many people have their own “methods” of choosing their numbers.

Why not make playing the lottery even more enjoyable by predicting and picking the lottery numbers that have the most chance to be chosen? By using the information that has been discussed above you can instantly improve your chances of winning.

If you are extremely serious about winning an awesome amount of money by playing the lottery then you definitely need to check out the Lotto Destroyer software that is on our website. This way you can see for yourself that it is an absolute life changer.

Let’s face it, all of us dream about winning the big one and every week, everywhere around the world people check their numbers in the hope that their life will be changed. Most though are sorely disappointed.

The Lotto Destroyer software gives you the opportunity to win big and change your life. Just think of the all things that you could do with the extra money that you have won. Have a look at the software and see for yourself what it’s all about.

##### One more thing I will add…

Because lotteries have such low odds of winning, such as 1 in 258,890,850 for the MegaMillions in Europe. It is hard to collect some ground breaking statistics that will help you pick your winning numbers and win the lottery. That’s also why there’s a debate going on in the lottery world whether it’s better to stick with the same numbers at all time or pickrandom numbers every single game.

It’s a tough choice but it’s totally up to you and your strategy, but which ever way you play, stick with it.

Here’s a quote from the Telegraph.co.uk

If you had selected the ticket 03 06 13 23 27 49 in every draw since the National Lottery started you would have won £2,017,671 according to analyst Richard Lloyd.

This means that during the 23 years of The National Lottery you could have won over 2 million pounds.

23 years is roughly equal to 1200 weeks. Let’s says there’s always been 2 draws every week from the start.

1200 weeks, times 2 draws every week, equals to £2400 spent on tickets during those 23 years. But of course, there’s the price changes, extra tickets bought, missed drawings etc.

But still, even if you’d spent £23,000 on tickets, £1,000 every year. You’d still be making almost £2 million profit, just for sticking with your numbers.

That’s why this is what I do. I always buy 12 tickets. 6 of them are always the same and I never change them. The other 6 are just random numbers. So far It’s been working great for me.

#### To sum it up:

- Analyse your numbers.
- Do not pick 3 or more consecutive numbers, for example 15,16,17,18.
- Pick pairs instead, for example 15,16.
- Do not select multiples of a number, for example 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30.
- Do not pick two or more numbers below 10.
- Do not pick frequent numbers only, choose a few that have a lower probabilty of getting picked.
- Use an andvanced lottery software
- Either sitck with the same numbers all the time or pick different numbers every single draw.

It’s pretty dificult to give good prediction advice if your audience is from all over the world with different lotteries being played. That’s why this article only covers the basic principales of prediting the lottery numbers that will work with any lottery. If you’re looking for something more specific check back soon.

That’s it for now, I hope this article helps you at least a little bit and good luck!

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