It is actually quite simple. It was an idea that came to me as I considered how a computer program could store winning numbers, winning kenos or winning lottery numbers on disk. Data compression is often used to reduce storage space. The software may store the "delta", or the whole lotto number, to compress the lotto numbers.
These numbers are all smaller but still represent the winning numbers of the lottery. Scroll down for more information or to view the video demonstration.
This number was created by subtracting each lotto number from the one before it. Because there is no number before three, the first number is still 3. The second number is 9 - 3 = 6, the third number is 18 - 9 = 9 and the fourth number is 19 - 18 = 1. The fifth number 27 - 19 = 8, and sixth number 33 – 27 = 6.
We do simple additions to turn the delta numbers into the winning lotto or keno numbers. Each addition adds the result of the previous addition. The first number is 3.
Do you want to review it again? Below is a video showing you how to choose delta numbers.
What does this mean?
This means you can choose lotto numbers or keno numbers by picking numbers between 1 to 15 instead of 1 to 50. While numbers higher than 15 may occur, 90% of the times they won't. Keep in mind that the examples shown here assume a six-digit game with numbers between 1 and 50. These examples may differ depending on the game you play (the Analysis Lotto software can automatically adjust these values).
WHAT'S HAPPENING? WHY DOES IT WORK?
Because the numbers are smaller, they represent the usual distribution of winning lotto and keno numbers. This means that in a six-digit game, the numbers are typically spaced between 1-15 digits. This spacing is consistent from one winning number to the next, so we have used a smaller delta number to represent them.
If you guess deltas according to our rules, instead of guessing lotto or keno numbers, your guess will show the same distribution characteristics as winning numbers. This gives you an edge? Do you think you will win the lotto? Continue reading.
WAIT! THERE'S MORE! It gets even better!
I looked at the distribution of delta numbers over a year of winning numbers from Michigan, California, and New York lotteries. This led me to something surprising, but also a puzzle at first. They don't randomly distribute, but rather have a bias towards smaller numbers.
A delta calculated from winning numbers will almost always be SIX or lower! The delta will be THREE or lower 30% of the times
One is actually the most common number, appearing almost 15% of all the time. This means that ONE is more popular than half of the six numbers in any particular pick. Because the number ONE is dominant, it means that adjacent numbers pairings in winning lotto numbers are quite common. (Just look at any series with winning lotto numbers.
You can therefore pick most of the Delta numbers that you'll be guessing from a smaller number!
It is difficult to explain why the delta numbers have such a low number bias. I expected to see an even distribution, possibly clustered around 7 and 8, as that would be the average spacing of 50 divided by six numbers. However, numbers below 8 are appearing more often. Why?
This is due to statistical reasons. It's obvious that there aren't enough numbers when you consider the sum of all Deltas must add up to the highest lotto number. However, this doesn't explain all of the effect. There is a possibility that the lotto picking machine balls do not mix well at times. A lot of the delta numbers are too small, especially the predominance ONE. This means that the balls that were in the lotto machine together end up coming up together. Although it is not evident in the lotto numbers, the delta calculation shows the pattern.
Imagine a lotto machine in which the numbers are arranged numerically. This is how it works in Michigan. Imagine that the numbers can be picked without mixing the balls. What would happen? The picks would be random but they would still be fairly random. The balls closest to the exit ports would be most likely to get picked. Since they entered the machine through the exit port, all the balls are consecutive numbers. They might not be obvious numbers to you. If you were to track Deltas, these number pairs would appear as one. This is a extreme example. However, if you don't have enough balls, you can see why some of these tendencies might still exist.
This theory is supported by apparent trends (see the raw data) in frequency of number 1 in the deltas. The chart's beginning shows many ones. They start to appear more frequently again as they begin to taper off later. These changes could be caused by the lotto machine's operation. Some weeks, the balls may be allowed to mix for longer periods of time due to TV schedules and other factors. These trends might be noticed by an observant who may play many adjacent pairs when there are many Delta ONEs. 2 Findings That Make Individuals Money When They Use The Lottery System