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,

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: |
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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.