# Lotwin- Under The Hood

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### Gerry

May 26, 1997, 3:00:00 AM5/26/97
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From time to time a question will get raised here on Lotto software and
if it is useful for actually playing Lotto. For those people interested
in lotto software this one's for YOU.

I am a mathless weenie who is so pathetic I can’t write four lines to
give me a three match from a 15 number set. I had a choice. Get some
book learning or pay someone who already did. I took the easy way out
and went to Futuresoft and bought myself a stats book and calculator
called Lotwin. For me, Lotwin is a problem solver where I give it the
problem and it comes back to me in “real time” with a “statistically
correct” answer to my question. For instance, if I want a guarantee of
four 3 matches from 15 numbers Lotwin will tell me in a hurry the lines
I should play and in addition will give me the probability of a 4 match
expressed as a percentage. If I raise the bar and want to play 33
numbers where I start bumping into a budget problem, I can probe Lotwin
to find the best way to get a decent guarantee and stay in budget. All
in real time. This is where Lotwin sets itself apart from any other
software. I can simply crunch the numbers quickly and trot on down to
the convenience store.

We humans always try to make things more complex, but Lotwin is a breeze
to use once you understand what it does. It would take too long here to
go through it all and the best way is to download the demo and play with
it. The demo is disabled in places but the author left you with enough
of the candy store to get a very good feel for it’s capabilities.

Want to play the BUY MORE TICKETS strategy? No problem. Just ask Lotwin
for a bigger guarantee and Presto there they are for you in real time.
Want to play the BUY EVEN MORE TICKETS strategy? Presto!

Lotwin has a Winning Sets Feature. Here you can scan the game history
and have a long list of all sets that have covered at least 5 jackpots.
My budget has a hard stop at \$25 on any game. My tickets are 2 for \$1 so
my max is 50 lines. I can go to Winning Sets, take twelve 15 number
sets and reduce each each to four lines and end up with 48 lines with 12
mini guarantees bundled. If one set comes through, I have a good day. If
not I’m planning my next game. Winning Sets is a good place to grab sets
randomly and play more numbers under the constraints of a fixed budget.

Lotwin has a 3 set strategy whereby you can put your main numbers in
set one, say 15. In set 2 you put your “luckies”, say your birthdate.
You instruct Lotwin to build the full 15 number perm and at the same
time also insert any or all of your luckies into every line. You end up
playing 18 numbers with your luckies powered in and depending on how you
set it up you don’t take on the cost of a full 18 number perm. There is
no limit on the amount of numbers you can use. Your budget determines
that for you. BTW, in set 3 you instruct Lotwin to exclude all other
numbers. This is a way of leveraging your numbers in a way that is more
flexible than fixed wheeling. It is also a more flexible way of using
bankers where you have to commit to a specific number in each line.

Everything is always done for you in real time. No guesswork. With
Lotwin, you are attempting to put your best “statistically correct” foot
forward and match wits with the next game

Lotwin is not a “system”. There is no cookbook here with recipes to
follow. Lotwin’s author has left this software wide open for the player
to explore possibilities as they relate to mathematical expectations.
This is a departure from the software that is commercially available.
Lotwin has a learning curve for sure but becomes quite simple to use
after becoming comfortable with it’s capabilities.

Is Lotwin for you? If you are a casual once in a while player probably
not. If you are a player who wants to milk out your statistical position
of strength it’s a definite maybe. It is apparent that some
statistician/programmers have written their own software that gives
statistical expectatations. Why would you think that is? ;-) The most
widely recognized method of improving your chances is BUY MORE TICKETS.
With Lotwin, you can buy statistically strong tickets that are as deep

If you really want to play with software, here is some food for thought.

1.Lotteries love system players :-)
2.You need to set a budget and live within it.
3.You need to know the difference between optimism and self delusion
4.When things go wrong don’t blame the software or the lottery. Go to
the mirror and take a long look at the problem :-)

Good luck to you!

Gerry

### MnPSharkey

May 27, 1997, 3:00:00 AM5/27/97
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>From time to time a question will get raised here on Lotto software and
>if it is useful for actually playing Lotto. For those people interested
>in lotto software this one's for YOU.
>
>I am a mathless weenie who is so pathetic I can’t write four lines to
>give me a three match from a 15 number set. I had a choice. Get some
>book learning or pay someone who already did. I took the easy way out
>and went to Futuresoft and bought myself a stats book and calculator
>called Lotwin.

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Cool post from Gerry.
no outrageous claims - and states exactly *how* his software (Lotwin)
-does- help him.
Thank you, Gerry