Lottery System Reviews

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  • Edwin

    Is there a program that you do suggest to look into? I have the SmartLuck system and it helped me from not even winning a free game to winning 25 dollars here and there, but you are right that you do have to spend a lot more money. Is there a software that you think is worth looking into?

    • LG

      Hi Edwin

      Well, there isn’t any software program that can pick lottery numbers that are more likely to win. Sadly there never will be either, as that bit will always be purely down to luck.

      The main problem with Gail’s Smart Luck software and books is that they do appear to make that claim, that they can help you pick numbers that are more likely to win (e.g. “…knowing how to target numbers most likely to hit…”, “Choose numbers… that have the greatest probability of winning” etc etc).

      Well, I don’t know how they can legally make such claims when lottery draws are designed to be random. And required to be random by law. Random literally means no numbers are any more or less likely to be picked than any others.

      If Gail’s systems really worked you’d think she would have won a decent major prize in the 30+ years of selling them. Yet as they state on their website, she never has. The largest prize they claim for her is $1,187. That’s it, in 30 years!? So you have to wonder why it didn’t work for her.

      I also wonder what percentage of their customers are in the same position. They claim 106 jackpot winners. That may sound impressive, but we’re talking about 30 years of selling systems – on TV with 30 minute infomercials, in newspapers, direct mail, online. They also claim she sold over 2 million copies of one of her books. So with so many sales, why have only 106 won a jackpot in 30 years? Doesn’t that mean their systems have NOT worked for 99.99% of their customers..? (Sounds like the good old infrequency illusion to me)

      I’d recommend asking for a refund. Except I’m afraid SmartLuck don’t give any refunds at all on books, or on downloaded software, or CD based software if it’s been opened. That’s company policy. Hardly reassuring.

  • Judex

    I have a personal system that won 3 or 4 good numbers out of 40 every week. After a few weeks, my system failed as I was approaching to hit 5 or 6 out of 40.

    I would like to throw some small pieces of magnets to the 40 balls and make sure nothing is magnetized! With modern technology a lot of factors on drawing balls could be under control!

    Cheers from Mauritius.

    • LG

      Or to look at it another way, your initial results were just random luck 🙂

      In theory it would be technologically possible to fix any lottery draw, but there are lots of controls and audits in place to ensure draws are fair. And of course the lottery companies don’t need to do anything other than run a totally random draw – they still make plenty of profit regardless of whether anyone wins.

      • Judex

        I first thought it was random luck when I won 3 or 4 draws during many weeks in a row. Then my system failed. After some months, I tried again with new numbers, and I again won 3 or 4 good numbers during many weeks in a row. Again, my system failed when I was approaching to hit 5 or 6 good numbers. This already happened 5 times in 2 years. So, I honestly thing that my system was good, but it always failed after many weeks success in a row. The coincidence is questionable!!!

        I keep all the weekly results on an Excel file. There are not many patterns to win, but there are some choices that help to approach many winnings and eventually and hopefully the jackpot. My question is in 5 times, when I was approaching to hit 5 or 6 good numbers, I even stopped winning the 3 or 4 good numbers. This repeated in 5 times and really raised some suspicion.

        In the US there are surely many controls, but are the controls as good in the other parts of the world? Somebody always wins every 2 or 3 weeks, and the probability here again is questionable!!!

      • LG

        It’s not really a coincidence if it works and then doesn’t – that’s just random luck. You’re probably overanalysing things – combining lottery results with Excel has a tendency to make people do that :-). I feel the infrequency illusion coming on…

        The controls may be less strict in some countries, but no lottery company needs to do anything other than run a totally random draw to make plenty of money.

        How often the jackpot is won depends on the odds of the draw and how many tickets are sold. Some lottery games are designed to be particularly hard to win so they rollover more (and attract more ticket sales), and others are designed to create a more regular big winners.

  • Ben

    Hey Lottery Guy:

    Do You have any Good, Good, strategies on how to play the pick 4 lotto?

    • LG

      Hey Ben.

      No, I only have good strategies, not good, good ones 😉

      First, I’d actually question why you’re playing Pick 4? Is that Pick 4 jackpot big enough to change your life if you won it..?

      If not, you really need to choose a better game to play, or you might as well be tipping your money into a slot machine.

  • judex

    Hi,

    In Mauritius, they pay on the following :

    1. Jackpot 6 good numbers.
    2. also on 5 good numbers.
    3. also on 4 good numbers.
    4. also on 3 good numbers.

    How is it done elsewhere ?

    Cheers !

  • Julie

    Hi

    Can you tell me if the “win lotto system” by Mark Collard can be used on the lotteries in the UK?

    Cheers.

    • LG

      Hey Julie

      Yes, it can be used for pretty much all lottery games, including those in the UK.

      But I’d suggest reading my more detailed review of Win Lotto Systems before you take the plunge.

      • Julie

        Hi Lottery-Guy

        Thank you I will do. Do you know anything about the Lotto Guy System. I have read some good reviews?

      • LG

        The ‘Lotto Guy System’ is on my bad system list (and not even because of the ‘accidental’ name similarity…)

        I’ve seen ‘reviews’ of it too, but all the positive comments I can find trace back to the guy selling it.

  • judex

    6 good numbers out of 40 = 3838380 possibilities.

    After Somebody hit the Jackpot of Rs. 25,000,000 or more, the jackpot re-starts at Rs. 5,000,000. What is weird, for too long time it is happening as follows :

    Nobody wins when it is Rs. 5,000,000
    Again Nobody wins when it is Rs. 10,000,000.
    Again Nobody wins when it is Rs. 15,000,000.
    Again Nobody wins when it is Rs. 20,000,000.
    Suddenly SDomebody wins when it is Rs. 25,000,000.

    It appears that the trend is there is a Winner every 4 weeks or so, and we do not know him/her !

    Why the Jackpot must climb to Rs. 25,000,000 for Somebody to hit it? The trend and probability that Somebody hit the Jackpot every 4 weeks or so in 3838380 possibilities appears weird !!!!!!! In my opinion, in this probability on a small island, winning the Jackpot every 4 weeks or so is simply a Joke ! Mathematicians what do you say. Coincidences happen, but a long repeated trend is simply weird !”

  • SteveR

    A simple way to test any system is just to run it multiple times, if it works then you should get the same numbers each time.

    • LG

      Well, that might prove the software is consistent, but it doesn’t really prove it works – at least not in the way most junk systems claim.

      For me the testing starts way before running the software. Testing starts at the theories, claims and evidence provided by the vendor.

  • Mike

    Is the software Lotto Pro 2012 worth buying?

    • LG

      Not really.

      You may find some of the features useful (if buying larger quantities of entries) such as ticket printing and checking results (note: there is a yearly fee). And you may also like the wheeling options.

      But there are 2 serious problems with it.

      1. They claim they “eliminate tickets with unlikely number combinations”. There are no unlikely number combinations, all combinations are equally likely (or equally unlikely depending how you look at it). This is highly misleading.

      2. They push you towards using what they call ‘Smart Numbers’ – which are anything but smart! The software produces these numbers by analysing the results of the last 50 draws. They stop short of claiming these numbers have a better chance of winning (they don’t), but I’m pretty sure most users believe that’s what they’ve bought.

      But that’s not the worst of ‘Smart Numbers’.

      Let’s say 1,000 people in New York are using this software to play NY Lotto. What happens if those ‘smart’ numbers do ever come up?

      1,000 people end up sharing the jackpot, giving one of the worst individual payouts ever. That’s not smart.

      Smart is avoiding picking numbers the same way as other people do. But Lotto Pro strongly advise against anything as crazy as using random numbers..!

  • Mustafa

    Hey LG, did you do a review on the ‘Lottery Phenomenon’ package, where the guy says you can visualize the numbers using the universe and by blocking out the distractions?

    • Pystol

      ROFL… now I’ve heard everything.

    • LG

      Just added, but I’m hoping you didn’t really need a review to know this one was total rubbish.

      Quite apart from claiming to be able to teach you how to predict the future (!)… the guy provides photos he states are him and his winning checks. When they have actually just been copied from news websites. They are all different winners. The one is says is him was even a scratch-off winner!

      Definitely one to avoid.

  • Joe

    Hello I cannot find the smart pick on your other page when I joined. Can you direct me? sincerley, Joe N.

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