PLAYING WITH THE SYSTEMS

Playing with the systems is very easy: The operations are the same for any system in the book. In our example, System # 20, where you play with 10 numbers, you just (1) write the numbers from 1 to 10 in a line (these are the numbers in the original system), then (2) write your 10 numbers in a line below the first one, and finally, (3) substitute each number in the original system by the corresponding number from the second line to obtain your set of tickets. Now, it only remains to (4) fill your combinations in the playing slips. For example, if you choose your 10 numbers to be 3,7,12,14,18,22,29,33,40, and 46, then you will write

 Numbers in the original system: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Your numbers: 3 7 12 14 18 22 29 33 40 46

 Original system: Your set of tickets: 1. 1 2 3 4 8 9 1. 3 7 12 14 33 40 2. 1 2 3 5 6 7 2. 3 7 12 18 22 29 3. 1 2 3 5 9 10 3. 3 7 12 18 40 46 4. 1 2 4 5 8 10 4. 3 7 14 18 33 46 5. 1 2 4 6 7 8 5. 3 7 14 22 29 33 6. 1 2 6 7 9 10 6. 3 7 22 29 40 46 7. 1 3 4 5 6 10 7. 3 12 14 18 22 46 8. 1 3 4 5 7 8 8. 3 12 14 18 29 33 9. 1 3 5 6 8 9 9. 3 12 18 22 33 40 10. 1 3 7 8 9 10 10. 3 12 29 33 40 46 11. 1 4 5 7 9 10 11. 3 14 18 29 40 46 12. 1 4 6 8 9 10 12. 3 14 22 33 40 46 13. 2 3 4 5 7 9 13. 7 12 14 18 29 40 14. 2 3 4 6 9 10 14. 7 12 14 22 40 46 15. 2 3 5 7 8 10 15. 7 12 18 29 33 46 16. 2 3 6 7 8 9 16. 7 12 22 29 33 40 17. 2 4 5 6 7 10 17. 7 14 18 22 29 46 18. 2 5 6 8 9 10 18. 7 18 22 33 40 46 19. 3 4 6 7 8 10 19. 12 14 22 29 33 46 20. 4 5 6 7 8 9 20. 14 18 22 29 33 40

You can write your numbers in any order in the second line, not just in increasing order; still the guarantee of the system will be the same; moreover, the table of possible wins will be the same (however, you might hit a different line of the corresponding section of the table of wins). Usually the systems are balanced, in a sense that all numbers are almost equally represented. That is why I recommend arranging your numbers in increasing order; then the substitution can be made in the easiest possible way. Of course, if the system is not completely balanced, then you might choose to put your favorite numbers under the system numbers with the highest number of occurrences.

Let us illustrate one more time the guarantee of the system from our example (a 4-win if four of your numbers are drawn): Suppose the numbers 7,12,29, and 40 are drawn, then the system must bring you at least one 4-win. Indeed, it is easy to check that this is so. In fact, you will get two 4-wins (in tickets 13 and 16), and according to the table of wins, you will also get seven 3-wins (in tickets 1,2,3,6,10,14, and 15). You can also take a look at the complete table of possible wins for System #20.

The book also contains systems with different types of guarantees, for example, a guaranteed 4-win if 5 of the numbers drawn are guessed correctly. The use of such systems is the same as in the example above. We also introduce systems that have never appeared in the lottery literature or software: Systems where the main guarantee is multiple prizes, for example, a guarantee of two 4-wins if 4 (see an example) of the numbers drawn are guessed correctly. Again, these systems can be used in the same way as explained above.