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Let me warn you up front – virtually every system out there is total junk. So be prepared for some honest lottery system reviews… a lot of people aren’t going to like this…

The creators and publishers of junk systems would love to pay me fat commissions to promote their products. But it’s not going to happen! Because I won’t see you waste your money buying rubbish that does not help you one tiny bit.

It makes me mad that there is so much rubbish out there – and it should make you mad too.

Some of it is well meaning, but a lot of it isn’t. And the bottom line is the same anyway – they make money selling you junk, and you get ZERO benefit out of it. How do they escape prosecution? In some cases, very careful wording. In others, it beats me! But that’s why I created these lottery system reviews.

The Good Lottery Systems

This is a depressingly small list which I would love to expand – so please do tell me about any other good systems or books that I may have missed. (And system designers, I’ll happily recommend your products here, all you have to do is provide real proof that it works!)

1. Lottery Syndicates

Simple yet cannot fail. Buying more tickets means a much better chance of winning – which is what syndicates are all about. You do of course trade a better chance of winning with having to share the prizes. But that’s reality. And who minds sharing if you actually do win.

You can read more about why lottery syndicates work. Or check out my current favourite online syndicates: Big Fat Lottos and You Play We Play.

2. Win Lotto Systems

This is a book and software package from Mark Collard/Prof William Foster. The book is a rare gem in a mine full of nonsense – sensible, logical lottery playing tips and strategies.

Read my more detailed Win Lotto Systems Review or you can get the package direct from Will.

3. How to Win More: Strategies for Increasing a Lottery Win

Just good solid advice on playing the lottery. Stocks appear to be very low for this though, so don’t hang around if you want a copy.
You can buy this one on Amazon.

4. Combinatorial Lottery Systems with Guaranteed Wins by Iliya Bluskov

Wheeling if often mis-sold, and usually bundled with crazy number prediction software. So it’s refreshing to find a genuine, and up to date wheeling book from someone who knows what they are talking about. Wheeling does have some value for lottery players, not in some hyped up ‘beat the lottery’ way, but in terms of winning smaller prizes more often. Bluskov has a maths Ph.D. and has written papers on this stuff. Detailed review to follow.

Find Iliya’s book on Amazon here

(Note: there is a version of the book dedicated to games with 5 main numbers such as Powerball, Mega Million and EuroMillions etc, you can find that one here)

The Bad Lottery Systems

Please do NOT buy any of the books, software or lottery systems below. They are a waste of your money. If you want to discuss any of them in more detail, contact me, but please don’t put any more money in these peoples pockets.

TIP: If you want to see if something is on this list, hit Ctrl-F on your keyboard (to search within the page)

Lottery Audit Review – Lottery Audit is a subscription service for online lottery analysis software. It’s nice looking simple software, but there is no evidence than analysing results does anything to help you win.

Richard Lustig Lottery Book / ‘Learn How To Increase Your Chances of Winning The Lottery’ – Florida lottery winner Richard is a “7 times grand prize winner” and says it has nothing to do with luck. I can’t agree I’m afraid.

Honest Lottery System / Silver Lotto System / Ken Silver – Based on silly maths of ‘pick so many odd/even, so many between this number and that’, then ‘just keep trying’ when you don’t win. Ken does very well selling his systems. You’ll see pictures of his expensive cars on his website – “bought by lotto” he says. Read very carefully between the lines though, as he never actually says he won the lotto to pay for them, he just says the lotto paid for them, wonder how…

Gail Howard / Smart Luck / Lotto: How To Wheel a Fortune – Gail has been knocking out books about wheeling for 29 years, although the ‘Gail’ of the infomercials from 20 years ago appears to have had little (if anything) to do with the company for a very long time. The sales pitch usually goes something like “look at all our jackpot winners, obviously our system works”. So what happened to the other 99.9% of customers who bought the books and software..? Fact is, wheeling does not improve your chances of winning the jackpot. And neither does silly advice about avoiding combinations that have never been picked before, or making your selections add up to a particular range of numbers. NOTE: If you order direct they do NOT do refunds – be warned.

Stefan Vandevelde – Inverted Lottery System / Change Lottery Rules / Winslips.com / ‘Pick 3 Sniper’ – lots of pointless analysis of past results and prediction claims with zero evidence (now with Winslips it’s all done for you, by clever computers and stuff…). With just enough maths to sound ‘advanced’. Some good optimised wheels Stefan, but bottom line is the lottery is still random no matter how much you want it to be different.

The Lotto Black Book / QRV Holdings / Giancarlo Cappuccio – Larry Blair got shot in the foot but won the lottery twice. Apparently. Or maybe the photo of the lottery winner shown is just copied from the Oklahoma lottery website… the winner who actually used a quick pick to win the jackpot in 2006..!? Watch out though as there are “only 134 copies left”… oh wait, it’s said that since at least September 2009.

Updated for 2011: now we have a new sales page – I guess some of those 134 ebooks must still be left then ;-).  Gone are the old borrowed photos (too many people figure it out?) and instead we have new borrowed winners photos (with a disclaimer stating they didn’t actually win using this system!). Plus claims of how it must be good because look at all the people who are promoting it… who have never actually bought it, but are willing to make a fast buck if they can convince people to buy this junk. Larry is planning on using your $96.83 (ouch!) to build a library. Maybe he’ll show us a photo of that next year.

Mark Bower / Winning The Lottery In 3 Steps – our first Larry Blair copycat. Is Mark Bower’s winners photo genuine, do those winners checks look more than a little bit photoshopped with his name, or what about the Facebook style comments at the bottom of the sales pitch – genuine? Yeah, right. I actually laughed out loud at the bit in the sales letter that said it was all based on a ‘vast study’ by a ‘Belgian science man’… I think they call them scientists Mark. Totally absurd.

Formula 1 Lotto System / ‘Glen Hooke’ – silly sales letter with claims of a system developed by an MIT Professor that took 27 years to develop. He must be a slow Professor – although amusingly it used to say 9 years. Yet another system that claims to eliminate bad numbers and combinations that won’t win. If there were any bad numbers it would not be a fair and legal lottery!

Lottery Crusher / Lottery Winning Formula / ‘Michael Jenkins’ – from the incredibly cheesy video to the ludicrous claims this one is not hard to avoid. ‘We have helped millions of people win’ they say, but frankly there isn’t a snowballs chance in hell that they have millions of customers. This pile of hype is just the same old useless past results analysis software yet again.

Lottery Checkmate System / Sergey Tabin – claims to make 3,000 – 10,000 per month playing the lottery, but provides no evidence whatsoever. Daft system ‘based on the game of chess’, which of course couldn’t be more different to playing the lottery.

Lotto Sorcerer – lottery prediction software based on the silly claim that tiny mechanical imperfections in draw machines and lottery balls make the lottery predictable. They don’t.

Lottery Variant System – same old garbage. Big claims, no details and no evidence except checks copied from other websites!

Lotto Hat Software – the wheeling aspects of this software might be useful, but as is typical with this kind of lottery software it’s drowned out by all the garbage about past results analysis to help you predict results. Which it can’t do of course.

Lotto 007 / Lotto007 Prediction Expert / Lotto PowerPlayer Pro – ‘Lotto 007 XP 2012′ includes features to check results and print tickets which could be useful. It’s also full of filtering and anlysis features which some may enjoy – although despite what the claims these do not make the slightest difference to your chances of winning. The software design is very 1990′s (it’s more ’95′ than ‘XP’), and not user friendly. But at least “it contain more than 1521 formulas”. The manual is frankly appalling.  And “Prediction Expert” – well, it hasn’t helped the publisher much in the last 12 years.

Lotto Master Formula - short book covering lots of old unproven theories in very little depth. Oh, and it’s actually a word-for-word copy of an older much cheaper book! Plus some highly dubious claims and inconsistencies in the website – but read more in my full Lotto Master Formula Review

Lotto Guy Lottery System / Smart Play Lotto Wheels – a 1 page system that says to simply pick numbers according to certain patterns, using sums, odds/evens and high/lows. None of which helps one jot. But the best bit is the hilarious claims of being “University Developed, Tested and Proven” – now there’s a research paper I would love to read :-). Oh, and I’m sure the name similarity is merely coincidental too.

Lottery Method / How To Win Pick 3, 4, 5, 6 / Lottery Circle / Ace Lee – bad advice based on analysing past results and drawing incorrect conclusions (his ‘Scratchers’ book has some merit, but not these).

‘Winning Lotto’ / 1,000 Weeks Of Lotto / Terry Fisher / LottoMasta – more wheeling systems, plus advice on strategy which is actually wrong!

Bob Brown Lottery System / LottoMillions.com – fun story but ultimately a load of baloney. Feel free to buy a very expensive poster if you want to share in Bob’s big joke.

Winning Lottery Lines/ Schneider Software / Harry Schneider – well meaning but fundamentally flawed. Sorry Harry but you just can’t eliminate combinations as unlucky because they haven’t been drawn before. No matter what maths you wrap it up in.

Lotto Strategies For Winners / Richard Wilson – apparently he’s dying from cancer so has now chosen to reveal his amazing secret – for just $77 (because if it was free, you wouldn’t read it… right?). The winners photos are not him and have been copied without permission. The winners cheques are not his and have been copied from other websites. And the system is just more silly past results analysis and exclusion of ‘unlikely’ combinations – total rubbish.

Beat The Lotto / Donald Hunting – irrelevant past results analysis, and the same ending midnight ‘pre-launch’ bargain that’s been running since 2004..!

VK’s Winning Lottery Method – yet more past results analysis (pointless hot and cold number theory).

Lottery Harvester – just overpriced wheeling system software offering only one system for your money. System 12 is one piece of software, System 15 is another! Plus some very dubious claims of ‘thousands’ who regularly collect cash using it, and ‘many’ who have won $100,000+.

Lottery Statistic Analyser – first the author states that ‘no software can predict the lottery’, then provides software that does exactly that. He doesn’t however see the contradiction in this as he says it’s up to you to determine if you think the predictions are the winning numbers..! I’ll leave you to decide if that’s a circular argument or not. But needless to say using those predictions will not help you win. (From 12 years of availability the only quoted results were ’4 small wins in 3 weeks’ – now removed).

Learn Lottery – silly past results analysis, incorrect conclusions and poor advice.

Chris Malcolm Lottery System – more of the same silliness. But bundled in a package of systems for everything from Pick 3 to Pick 6. So you get a lot of rubbish for your money instead.

‘Professor Dolph’ / Lottery Number Advisor / LONA – it all sounds very mathematical and clever, but everything comes back to eliminating unlikely numbers which is plain silly. Dolph thinks the lottery is random ‘just like the stock markets, commodities markets or the weather’. Claiming the stock markets and weather systems are random makes as much sense as this software. None.

Robert Walsh Pick 3/4 Systems – more silly analysis of past results to try and predict the unpredictable, for games with very small prizes! Well meaning, but don’t waste your money.

Lotto Cheatah – very silly software based on the premise that you can predict a random system. I just rolled ten 6′s in a row on my dice Lotto Cheatah, what are my chances of rolling another 6..? Oh dear.

Win-Track / Success Publishing / John Abate – it’s amazing how many junk systems one person can sell. Everything from the lottery to horse racing to slot machines, and more. Dozens and dozens of them from “Your Winning Numbers” to “Guaranteed 6 Numbers” and so many more. All sold under different authors names. All complete garbage. Avoid.

Lotto Puppeteer – garbage. Lottery companies make a profit regardless of whether anyone wins the jackpot. So don’t fall for the rubbish about insider lottery secrets. And as for the 10% to charity sob story – if you want to donate your winnings to charity you can do without buying this rubbish.

Lottery Phenomenon -  ludicrous claims of teaching you how to predict the future. Backed up by a sales page which states that photos of winners/checks are the writer – when they are actually copied from other news websites, and are all different winners from different US states. The first, ‘this is me’, is actually Anthony Castro who won $250,000 on a scratch-off ticket, no numbers to predict there then…

‘Beat Lottery’ / Peter Dolinaj – claim to be able to predict lottery numbers, and will happily provide those numbers to you – for a price of course. Please don’t waste your money folks. These are no more likely to win than a quick pick.

Lottery Slayer / JLR Group LLC – software that claims to pick better numbers. But the usual fare of silly claims that just don’t stand up to any scrutiny. Winning numbers are less likely to be repeated? Wrong, etc.

Lottonet Integra XP01 / Dietner – horrible website, horrible software design (600 hours for the interface, seriously?). Very expensive wheeling software ($169!) with pointless prediction features for which he even states ‘you cannot predict the numbers’.

Daily Win / Clifton Musgrove – claims he can predict Pick 3 results based on previous results. That would greatly surprise the lottery companies – if it were true.

Paul Connor / Winning Lotto Strategies – also now sold as ‘The Lotto Black Book’ (see above). There is some doubt over the copyright status of this work as it appears to just be a compilation of writing originally by Robert Perkis. But regardless of that it’s almost entirely about numerical analysis which does nothing in the real world to help your chances of winning.

Daily Pick System / ‘Paul Terry’ – extremely dubious claims for a Pick 3/Pick 4 system based on number analysis that doesn’t work.

Lottery Cash Software / ‘Brad Millers’ – possibly the dullest promotional video ever for this useless overpriced number prediction software.

Lotto Combo System / ‘Dan Butler’ – more garbage from the stable of ‘Paul’ and ‘Brad’ (above). This one is trying to profit from the work and reputation of Iliya Bluskov – but is full of the usual hype and nonsense claims. It’s also grossly overpriced. Save your money and get Bluskov’s book instead.

Playslip Numbers – this site claims to sell numbers that are ‘more likely to win the lottery’. It must work because it uses a ‘ complex algorithm’. This is just more silly past results analysis that really does not work. You can even pay extra for exclusive numbers… presumably they are ‘even more’ likely to win than the non-exclusive numbers ;-).

LotWin – based on bad maths and the false belief that numbers can be due or overdue to appear. Plus the usual filtering and reduction features that have never been proven to make any difference to your chances of winning.

Winners Only Lotto / Rodney Lundy – $7 a month for ‘lucky numbers’ for Pick 3/4. Numerology is not a branch of maths that can predict future results! Save your money folks, or spend it on tickets instead – as that alone will give you a way better chance than the “up to 67%” better that Rodney actually claims.

Delta Lotto System / Dave Muse – this one is actually based on a sound theory, that of detecting bias. In this case the possibility of a draw machine not sufficiently mixing the balls from the state they enter the machine. But there’s no evidence that such a bias exists in any game, or that this software has been able to detect any. The fact it only seems to work for ‘short periods of time’ just confirms the results are sufficiently random that there is no detectable mixing bias.

Lotto Pro 2012 / 2013 – claims to pick numbers with ‘the best statistical chance of hitting’, and that it can ‘eliminate tickets with unlikely number combinations’. Neither of which makes any sense. You might find it useful for managing and printing your tickets.

Magayo Lotto / Magayo Pick – yet more of the same old rehashed software. As usual this one claims to analyse past results, predict better future results and get rid of unlikely lottery numbers. But provides no evidence to back up the claims made. And provides seriously flawed reasoning as to why this would make any sense in the first place. Oh, and don’t believe the ‘awards’ (nobody even installs the software for these awards).

Ultimate Lottery Package – utterly absurd story about how ‘Billy Bridges’ father knew 500 big lottery winners in a ‘secret society’, but you had to be smart enough to understand their secrets. Billy has never won big of course because he’s too busy selling you the secrets he learned. Read the small print and those ’137 big winners’ he interviewed become people who may or may not have won, people he or may not have actually interviewed, and people who may have won as much as $50.

Lottery Destroyer / Mike Bennett – more hype and nonsense from this online software that simply combines hot/cold number theory with your favourite/lucky numbers. Neither of which makes any difference to your chances of winning. Don’t even waste your $5 on the 5 day trial – spend it on quick picks instead and you’ll have a much better chance of winning.

Powerball Winning Strategies / Alex J. – who comes up with this nonsense? The “only legal Powerball hacker that ever existed” – surely nobody really believes this stuff? Do they? It’s all a conspiracy, they don’t want you to win, and all you need is the secret code blah blah – which “Alex” will sell you for just $37… Come on people, if they really had the ‘secret code’ to winning Powerball why would they ever sell it.

Steve Player Lottery Systems – these are mainly just grossly overpriced wheeling systems (if you want good quality wheels just get Bluskov’s book above, it’s better and vastly cheaper). Steve also sells expensive ‘predictions’ – but does everyone get the same numbers..? Hmm, if you give out enough different combinations to enough people, somebody will win, right?

426 Comments so far ↓

  • Steve

    OK, now I’m confused. You say on the one hand that every combination of numbers has an equal chance of being drawn every draw due to “randomness,” and then you turn around and state the opposite: that you have a way of choosing combinations that have a better chance of being drawn.

    I am of the opinion, please correct me if I am wrong, that the lottery operators take measures to eliminate predictability (which is different to claims of “randomness” which is itself a pattern and therefore, like your advice, self-contradicting). In looking at past winning numbers, I find that there are patterns, but they are short lived, assumably due to those aforementioned measures. Therefore, the point of systems for me is basically to choose the numbers at all. There are indeed so many combination choices that it’s daunting. Using a system, any system, is part of the fun. Quick picks take the fun out of the lottery, so I dislike that. Since the game is unpredictable, any system is as good as any other. Coming up with an algorithm and comparing strategies is the interesting part.

    • LG

      But I don’t state anywhere that I have a way of choosing combinations that are more likely. (Did you misread something or was that not directed to me?)

      I don’t have any problem with people using whatever system they like to pick numbers if it’s purely for the fun value. As I say elsewhere, fun is an important part of playing. But I do object to the many system sellers claiming (or gently misleading people into believing) their systems can pick numbers that are more likely to be drawn – without providing any evidence to back up their claims. They aren’t claiming it’s just for fun!

  • Laban

    Jambo (Hello) Lottery Guy
    I love lotteries just because it is fun and can aid the unfortunate in the community. My country Kenya does not allow online lotteries, so master/Visa card issuers block any such transactions. Is there any global company/group/card I can use to participate in worldwide lotteries?

  • Jerry Kalnitz

    Is the M.L.S. Mathematical Lottery System with Alan M. Bissell, as Assoc. Dir. legitimate?

  • IC

    Hi LG,
    I think you’re doing a great service. Can you please make a review on Lotto Profits?
    Thank you.
    IC

    • Ken

      I can give you a review re: Lotto Profits…I’ve used it for over 20 straight lotto games, Powerball, Mega Millions, and my state’s Pick 6 lotto, but I have yet to see ANY type of winnings to convince me that the Lotto Profit “Walks the walk” in producing lottery winnings opposed to “Talking the talk.”

      There’s a 60 Day Guarantee with the Lotto Profits system, but I’m pulling the plug on them way, WAY before then.

      There’s a “24/7″ Help Line, but Lotto Profits comes up incredible LAME in “Walking the walk” in getting back to you within the advertised 24 hour time window.

      From what I’ve seen after one month of faithful usage…IT’S TOTALLY USELESS!!!!

  • Peter

    Any comments on ‘Lottery Profits’ – based on astrological horoscopes – they all sound so convincing their system/software that will help you win.

    • LG

      Hey Peter,

      Same old nonsense I’m afraid – lots of big claims, but no evidence. And watch out for the real cost – it’s not $5, it’s $40 a month!

  • Masud Tareque

    This is cheating ! I bought the system about 2 years ago. My PC crashed and neither click bank nor the vendor replied my email to download it again. They don’t even bother to reply to my email. Shame on them.

    • LG

      Hi Masud

      Who is the vendor/what did you buy (you didn’t say)? I might be able to help.

      2 years is a long time ago though, and you should really keep a backup of your own data – just saying ;-)

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