Tuesday, August 28, 2007
"More than 70 percent of all first prize Lotto Texas 6/54 jackpots are won with this simple formula. Get the Seventy-Percent Advantage with each set of lotto numbers you choose," says Gail Howard, internationally recognized lottery expert.
"You need more than just dumb luck to win. You need my valid Smart Luck® lotto strategies to help you beat the lotteries' long-shot odds. You can apply skill to the lotto game because you can choose the lottery numbers you play. As in poker and other card games that combine chance and skill, the skillful lotto player enjoys an advantage over the unskilled player -- and wins lotto prizes far more frequently," explains Howard, author of "Lottery Master Guide," "Lotto How to Wheel a Fortune 2007" and lottery software. The Washington Times called her "the nation's leading lottery handicapper"
"The 70-percent formula is just one weapon in my arsenal of lottery strategies to help you pick up winnings in Lotto Texas," she says.
This is how Gail Howard's "70 Percent Most Probable Range of Sums" works:
Randomly drawn numbers tend to be more or less evenly distributed across the entire number field of any lotto game. So, it is important to select your numbers and place them on your play slips closest to the way winning lotto numbers are actually drawn.
When you add the six winning numbers together, you get a sum. A typical 6/54 Lotto Texas drawing might be:
5 + 13 + 20 + 32 + 41 + 54 = 165
Add up the six winning Lotto Texas numbers for several of the drawings and you will find that most of the winning sets fall within the same range of sums. In Lotto Texas, the sums can range from 21 to 309. In a 54-number field, there is only one six-number combination that adds up to 21:
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 = 21
And, in the Texas 6/54 lotto game, only one six-number combination adds up to 309:
49 + 50 + 51 + 52 + 53 + 54 = 309
Those two combinations have the smallest and largest possible sums.
In a 54-number lotto game, the most frequently occurring sum is 165, which is the Midpoint Sum.
The sums of lotto combinations can be compared to the sums of combinations on a pair of dice. On either end of the Bell Curve, there is only one way to make a 12 (boxcars, 6 and 6), and there is only one way to make a 2 (snake eyes, 1 and 1). But there are SIX ways to make a 7 (the top center point of a Bell Curve for a pair of dice). They are 6 and 1, 1 and 6, 5 and 2, 2 and 5, 4 and 3, 3 and 4. So, of course, it is much easier to throw a 7 in dice than any other number because there are more ways of getting the sum of 7.
In a 6/54 lotto game, 26.6 percent of the sums fall within the Sum Range of 127 to 203, yet account for 70.26 percent of the jackpot winning combinations. So, what are the implications of this? If you play a six-number combination with a sum that falls either above or below the 127 to 203 range, you can expect that the numbers with the sum you selected will fail to show up, giving you no chance to win, 70 percent of the time.
You will give your odds more leverage: that is, play with the probabilities more in your favor – and you are more likely to win – if the sum of the numbers you play falls within the "70 Percent Most Probable Range of Sums," which is between 127 and 203 in Lotto Texas.
Gail Howard is the author of "Lottery Master Guide" and other quality lottery books and lotto software with scientific strategies and easy-to-use systems to help the lottery player bet smarter. She has written for, been quoted by and interviewed by many media outlets. For six pages of free tips and strategies to beat Lotto Texas, click on www.smartluck.com/tips/tx654.htm . Her main Web site is GailHoward.com.
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