There is a lot of software about for lottery players – but just how does it all work?
Well, it’s usually written by Average Joe in his home office after work (no offence to Joe of course). That’s not to say some of the software isn’t good either, just that it’s mostly written by amateur programmers for their own entertainment or personal use. You won’t find Microsoft or Apple publishing an app to predict the lottery jackpot – it’s just not gonna happen 🙂
The way most lottery software works is either it attempts to predict the future results based on past results. Or it uses all kinds of filtering techniques to remove combinations that for whatever reason the author has decided are less likely to be winning ones. That really sums up nearly all of the software out there. Many programs combine both functions.
There is also other software too, such as applications to manage your lottery syndicate, or wheeling software or just basic stuff to track your own entries.
How Does Lottery Prediction Software Work?
To be honest it’s a really grey area. If you ask the lottery company, then lotteries are random and therefore totally unpredictable. So it doesn’t work.
You get mostly the same answer if you ask a maths professor. Although if you probe them a bit deeper then you’ll eventually get them to admit that it’s quite difficult building lottery machines and making them perfect. So yes, in theory it is possible that they aren’t quite as random as the lottery company would like you to believe.
Which does mean that prediction software could be useful. There just might be some useful trend in those past results that makes certain things a bit more likely to happen. That however is the level of the truth in it. A bit more likely is all you’re really likely to get. At best. If anything at all. I’ll take that however over just completely guessing and hoping for the best!
How Does Lottery Filtering Software Work?
Filtering is all about removing combinations to try and cut down the number of combinations you have to choose from. Thereby increasing your chances of winning.
The problem with filtering though is that there is a whole bunch of stupidity out there that goes right along with filtering. Most filtering software does stupid stuff. Some of it does a lot of stupid stuff, some of it just a bit.
For example, you can’t filter out the combination 7,14,21,28,35,42 just because you feel like it. Well, you can, but there’s no reason for it to be less likely to be drawn. Yes I know, it makes a pattern of multiples of 7. But why would that makes those lottery balls less likely to come out together? Did somebody tell them not to because they are multiples of 7? No, that’s just stupid.
I’m not a fan of lottery filtering software, purely because most of it does this kind of stupid filtering. There’s no logic, no sense behind it. It’s just pure human superstition. That’s not what software is for.
I firmly believe that lottery software does work, if you start out by understanding what you really mean by that! The way it works depends on who wrote it and if they got caught up in stupid superstition or not. Buyer beware as always.