Serious lottery players use a variety of lottery software tools when getting ready for the next drawing. Most lottery tools are lottery software programs that analyze the history of winning numbers. These tools or programs run the gamut from simple and straight Kerry899 forward to the complicated and foolishly complex. Even though serious lottery players each have their own toolbox, there is one tool that all of them share. It is the most basic and fundamental tool of them all. It is simply the listing of the past winning numbers in chronological order.
Most players accept this as the classical way of documenting a lottery’s history. Typically, the winning numbers from one drawing appear on each line preceded by the drawing number or drawing date.
It looks like this:
1 3 6 17 24 33 46
2 11 12 27 29 41 42
3 5 16 26 31 35 44
When a player is assembling his play list for the next drawing, this tool allows him to examine the past winning numbers searching for lottery number patterns. There are many players that are quite adept at this but personally, I’m not very good at it. They have a uncanny ability to uncover patterns where the rest of us just see a list of numbers.
The Eyes Have It
I know, I know, some of you are saying, ‘You’ve got to be kidding. This is no lottery tool. This is a joke.’ Relax there Senior Cynic, there is much more. Mucho mas!
When looking at such a listing, one thing is rather obvious. It looks like a database similar to one you might see in an Excel spreadsheet. Therefore, we can manipulate it using typical database tools to simplify our search for lottery number patterns and trends. Let’s look at a couple of examples.
One of the comments I’ve heard from many lottery players is that as their eyes go back and forth over a drawing, they lose track of their position and have to start over. There is also that headache that ensues about five minutes later. For example, let’s say a player wants to compare the first column of numbers with the forth. Why? He wants to see if he can identify any number pattern that he could use to his advantage.
By simply rearranging the columns, the player reduces eye strain and fatigue. By placing the two columns of interest next to each other, the player would no longer be distracted by the numbers in between. He could also minimize distractions by simply blanking the columns that remain. Now, the player can focus his attention on the subject at hand. Players love this feature.
The Chronological Order of Things
Another problem with this database is that it is chronological. The first drawing is followed by the second drawing, etc. Why should we look at the drawings in order? Who says we have to view the past winning numbers in the same old way? Let’s think outside the toolbox.
We could sort the table on any column. If we sort column 1 then all of the drawings with the number 1 will be displayed together in a group for easy examination. Wow! Now, that’s an advantage. Looking for lottery number patterns relating to the number 1 just got a lot easier. But, wait; there’s more. You could also sort column 1 in descending order, placing the largest numbers first.