But knowledge of ‘Lottery Looper’ seems to have simply spread by word of mouth from people who have used it and like it! So far so good.
I’ll give you the ‘in a nutshell’ version of what it’s about first, then walk you through how it works.
So what we have is some nicely designed lottery analysis software. But not the usual type of silly analysis that other lottery systems insist on cramming in, such as looking for odds/evens, highs/lows etc. No, this looks at recent past results, and hunts down trends that may help you.
It’s based on the same ideas as one of the tools in my own Lottery Strategy Group. But it takes things a bit further and adds some potentially useful extra tools.
So the first thing you’ll appreciate when you launch the software, is that it isn’t horribly designed. I’ve seen so much analysis software that is either seriously ugly, or just visually massively complicated. I think some software writers think the more they can cram on a screen the ‘cleverer’ it looks.
Thankfully TimerSoft (who wrote this) come from the school of thought that people actually want to understand what they are looking at 🙂
Which means it is pretty easy to use. Not perfect, but then it has been updated 3 4 times already since launch – and updates are free to all existing owners of Lottery Looper.
Setting It Up
The first time you use it you need to add in some results history. It will start working with as little as 4 draws of previous results, but you really want to put in a lot more.
Entering results is done directly into the screen, where there is also a small web browser window built in to the program. This is preloaded with links for all the lottery companies around the world.
You just set the one you need and it automatically loads the results page each time you need to add the next result. Click the date, enter the results, done.
Main Analysis Screen
Here’s where you spend most of your time with the program.
The screen is split up pretty sensibly, and the colour coding makes things so much easier to understand.
Top centre is the set of balls for your game. This gives you a quick visual way to see the frequency of each ball – the balls instantly change position and colour as you adjust the date range. They also highlight when you generate numbers etc (more on that in a moment).
The top left column is the results you entered earlier, and here you can see what range of results is currently being used as you change certain settings. Top right is the selections you’ve created so far, which is also used for checking results.
The bottom half of the screen is then split into the 4 main functions of the software (plus some filter options in the middle).
The 4 areas are Explore Draws, Range Locator, Create Tickets and Check Tickets.
So a normal cycle of use (or “Loop” – see what they did there..?) would involve entering the games latest result, and checking your picks from last time. Then using the Range Locator you get the software to work out what range of results is best to use (the clever bit), before playing with some filters and generating selections to play.
The Range Locator
As I mentioned this is the clever bit. It does take a little getting used to at first. But in terms of how complicated it is to use it’s basically just clicking a button a few times! And the pdf manual (27 pages) walks you step-by-step through everything anyway.
But what it’s doing here is comparing sets of recent historical results to the actual result – to determine what range of history seems to be proving best.
For example, it might look at the previous 6 draws, compare that with the current result and decide that if it had used just the last 4 draws for analysis your results would have been better.
And you can step back further in time to see how each block of 6 draws compares with the result that follows it.
This gives you a best range of draws for each step together with an average. The idea being that using that average should give you the best range of history to use. There are more settings here you can tweak too, but that’s the simplest way to use it.
The results of finding this ideal range then feeds into the Create Tickets section. You can use the range the software has calculated for you, or override it to whatever you want.
You then simply click ‘Select’ to generate a selection based on this range of draws. And ‘Keep’ to store that combination as one you will play (so it’s kept for easy results checking next ‘Loop’).
Now in most lottery software filters tend to range from useless to ridiculous. But with Lottery Looper we’re again looking for recent trends based on what has happened. No crazy shenanigans in sight. I know – I’m shocked too 😉
You have 4 columns you can use at the time, each providing the same set of filter options. So for example we can very quickly and easily pop up a comparison of how often each number has been drawn over recent ranges of draws using the High Low filter. Which looks like this:-
What you’re looking at here is how often each number has been drawn – the number first then how often in brackets. Here we’re looking over the last 10 draws, 8 draws, 6 draws and 4 draws (you can see the number of draws in brackets after the ‘High Low’ title). So you can see 26 has appeared 4 times in the last 10 draws.
Another clever feature is that if you select one of those numbers by ticking the box next to it, not only are you setting it as a filtered favourite, but it also immediately ticks the same number in each column (whatever filter is there).
What that does is let you quickly see what’s been happening with that number. In my example above, I’ve clicked No.1 which over 10 draws has been drawn 3 times. But you can also quickly see that over 8 and 6 draws it’s still staying consistently high (2 times in the last 8 draws, and still 2 times in the last 6 draws). But that in the last 4 draws it’s now dropped back to 1 time.
So does that mean 1 was a good pick but is now not so good? Maybe (nothing can be certain in this game of course!)
You might also spot from this screenshot that number 33 has gone from appearing 3 times in 10 draws, to 3 times in 8 draws, to 3 times in 6 draws to 3 times in 4 draws… And you might also spot that 26 has gone from being drawn 4 times over both 10 and 8 draws, down to 3 times in 6 draws, and then it’s gone over the last 4 draws.
It could be nothing but pure randomness, but that’s just the kind of trend this software is designed to pick up. And you’re certainly not going to hurt your chances by choosing 33 as one of your numbers, and avoiding 1 and 26, right?
Another novel feature of the filters is identifying ‘pairs’ and ‘triples’. That is, occasions where the same number has appeared twice in a row, or three times in a row. And you can mix these filters up as you like:-
Your favourite numbers are remembered as you add and change filters around. It’s very neatly done.
Now I should point out that at this stage that your filtered favourites are not yet automatically used when generating selections. They are highlighted so you can see when a proposed selection does include them – but they are not enforced.
The author says however he is committed to this software and as I mentioned above has released 4 updates already to add new features. So enforcing numbers to include and exclude from selection is likely to be fairly high on the todo list. He’s also planning on adding lots more filter options too.
I’ve actually only covered the basics here. But there is more you can do with this tool too. Such as in Explore Draws – each time you adjust the history range, the balls displayed instantly update into a nice colour coded frequency order. It’s quite addictive just stepping through the results 🙂
And there are quite a few options you can either leave the software to set values for, or tweak them yourself. The beauty is that these are not in your face. If you don’t want to tweak, they are easy to ignore and won’t confuse.
If you want more power and control, it’s there to play with.
I really liked Lottery Looper. I wasn’t expecting to, but I can see why word of mouth has been spreading this around.
It’s the first lottery analysis tool I’ve ever come across that manages to totally avoid all the hype and nonsense that all the rest insist on cramming in. Lottery Looper is based on sound science, and it does what it does really well. It looks pretty good, and is easy to use.
Believe it or not, it’s also pretty darn cheap at just $29-99. Especially as that’s a one-off fee, and future updates are free!
On the downside it’s a bit of a pain right now that the filter selections aren’t enforced when generating combinations. But hopefully that will be an option in an update very soon. Overall, this is a nice piece of software that is easy to use, and is well thought out.
Should You Buy It?
If you just want something to help you pick numbers and don’t really care for complicated, I think you’ll enjoy using Lottery Looper.