• A number of lotto wheels are available to you for free from saliu.com. The wheels (abbreviated systems) are compressed in three self-extracting EXE files: SYSTEM6.EXE, WHEEL5.EXE, WHEEL7.EXE.

WHEEL5.EXE: Lotto-5 Wheels

SYS-9 35 = 9-number '3 of 5' wheel, 3 combinations

SYS-10 35 = 10-number '3 of 5' wheel, 6 combinations

SYS-11 35 = 11-number '3 of 5' wheel, 6 combinations

SYS-12 35 = 12-number '3 of 5' wheel, 12 combinations

SYS-13 35 = 13-number '3 of 5' wheel, 12 combinations

SYS-14 35 = 14-number '3 of 5' wheel, 13 combinations

SYS-15 35 = 15-number '3 of 5' wheel, 27 combinations

SYS-16 35 = 16-number '3 of 5' wheel, 35 combinations

SYS-17 35 = 17-number '3 of 5' wheel, 47 combinations

SYS-18 35 = 18-number '3 of 5' wheel, 51 combinations

SYS-19 35 = 19-number '3 of 5' wheel, 59 combinations

SYS-20 35 = 20-number '3 of 5' wheel, 71 combinations

WHEEL7.EXE: Lotto-7 Wheels

SYS-10 57 = 10-number '5 of 7' wheel, 3 combinations

SYS-11 57 = 11-number '5 of 7' wheel, 5 combinations

SYS-12 57 = 12-number '5 of 7' wheel, 11 combinations

SYS-13 57 = 13-number '5 of 7' wheel, 18 combinations

SYS-14 57 = 14-number '5 of 7' wheel, 27 combinations

SYS-15 57 = 15-number '5 of 7' wheel, 43 combinations

SYS-16 57 = 16-number '5 of 7' wheel, 63 combinations

SYS-17 57 = 17-number '5 of 7' wheel, 105 combinations

SYS-18 57 = 18-number '5 of 7' wheel, 154 combinations

SYS-19 57 = 19-number '5 of 7' wheel, 159 combinations

SYS-20 57 = 20-number '5 of 7' wheel, 253 combinations

SYS-20 57 = 20-number '5 of 7' wheel, 366 combinations

SYSTEM6.EXE: Lotto-6 Wheels

SYS-9 46 = 9-number '4 of 6' wheel, 3 combinations

SYS-10 46 = 10-number '4 of 6' wheel, 5 combinations

SYS10 46 = 10-number '4 of 6' wheel, 3 combinations

SYS-11 46 = 11-number '4 of 6' wheel, 11 combinations

SYS11 46 = 11-number '4 of 6' wheel, 5 combinations

SYS-12 46 = 12-number '4 of 6' wheel, 10 combinations

SYS12 46 = 12-number '4 of 6' wheel, 6 combinations

SYS-13 46 = 13-number '4 of 6' wheel, 23 combinations

SYS-14 46 = 14-number '4 of 6' wheel, 23 combinations

SYS-15 46 = 15-number '4 of 6' wheel, 31 combinations

SYS-16 46 = 16-number '4 of 6' wheel, 53 combinations

SYS-18 36 = 18-number '3 of 6' wheel, 20 combinations

SYS-18 46 = 18-number '4 of 6' wheel, 104 combinations

SYS18 46 = 18-number '4 of 6' wheel, 51 combinations

SYS-20 36 = 20-number '3 of 6' wheel, 30 combinations

SYS-20 46 = 20-number '4 of 6' wheel, 154 combinations

SYS-20 F1 = 20-number , 1 FAVORITE, '4 of 6' wheel, 59 combinations

SYS-20 F2 = 20-number , 2 FAVORITES, '4 of 6' wheel, 20 combinations

SYS-24 36 = 24-number '3 of 6' wheel, 74 combinations

SYS-24 46 = 24-number '4 of 6' wheel, 453 combinations

SYS-28 46 = 28-number '4 of 6' wheel, 570 combinations

SYS-30 36 = 30-number '3 of 6' wheel, 115 combinations

SYS-30 46 = 30-number '4 of 6' wheel, 974 combinations

SYS-30 F1 = 30-number , 1 FAVORITE, '4 of 6' wheel, 241 combinations

SYS-30 F2 = 30-number , 2 FAVORITES, '4 of 6' wheel, 48 combinations

WHEEL42 36 = 42-number '3 of 6' wheel, 252 combinations

WHEEL45 36 = 45-number '3 of 6' wheel, 304 combinations

WHEEL49 36 = 49-number '3 of 6' wheel, 416 combinations

WHEEL51 36 = 51-number '3 of 6' wheel, 477 combinations

WHEEL54 36 = 54-number '3 of 6' wheel, 575 combinations

WHEEL69 36 = 69-number '3 of 6' wheel, 1298 combinations

CDEX49 36 = 49-number 'random generation', 416 combinations (created by Joe Roberts-CDEX)

GENER 49 = 49-number 'random generation', 416 combinations, using

the random number generator at http://www.saliu.com/generator.html

Both random combination sets beat any wheel of equal parameters as far as higher prizes are concerned.

• Use SHUFFLE.EXE or FORMULA.EXE to shuffle (randomly arrange) your picks. Repeat the randomizing procedure several times.

•• Use FillWheel.exe to 'wheel' your picks; i.e. replace the theoretical numbers in the SYS/WHEEL files by your picks.

We was posting seriously on the wheels in 2000. I created a 49-number ‘3 of 6’ lotto wheel: WHEEL49.36 (416 combinations). I thought it would perform better than any random set with the same amount of combinations. Quote:

“Essentially, I said that WHEEL49.36 always performs better because it

is a system. That is, all the combinations are linked by certain rules.

I explained how important it is to have balanced frequencies of the

numbers taken individually. I also explained how important is to have a

good balance of the pairs. The statistical balance is the main reason

why I didn’t even bother to check my wheel against more real drawing

data files.”

That wheel (WHEEL49.36) had a quick ‘5-winner’ hit in a lottery. It also performed better in the short run in other lotteries. One rec.gambling.lottery regular, Joe Roberts-CDEX created a random set (albeit not entirely random!): CDEX49.36. He challenged WHEEL49.36 to a test. Another r.g.l. old-timer, Nick Koutras tested both “wheels” and wrote:

“If we use real payoffs (3-w=10$, 4-win=70$, 5-win=1722$) and using the Saliu Design we shall generate more profit by 5.3236081% than using the Random Design.”

I changed my position diametrically. So did Joe Roberts. I would give Joe full credit, but his original opinion was motivated only by being opposite to mine. Then he also diametrically changed his opinion, only because I changed mine diametrically! He now believes that the wheels perform better as compared to random sets of equal size. I changed my opinion based on facts, specifically based on data analysis. I have checked the wheels and random sets against more data files (real draws files) and larger data files.

I tested WHEEL49.36, CDEX49.36, and GENER.49 against the UK lotto-6 draw file (without bonus number). My UK-6 file has 758 draws. The three test wheels consist of 416 combinations each.

WHEEL49.36: 0 ‘6 hits’, 5 ‘5 hits’, 308 ‘4 hits’, 5625 ‘3 hits’;

CDEX49.36: 0 ‘6 hits’, 8 ‘5 hits’, 323 ‘4 hits’, 5493 ‘3 hits’;

GENER.49: 0 ‘6 hits’, 9 ‘5 hits’, 333 ‘4 hits’, 5549 ‘3 hits’;

It is clear that the real wheel (WHEEL49.36) performs better only in regards to the guarantee it was designed for: ‘3 of 6’. The random sets, however clearly perform better in the higher prize categories. For a mathematical explanation read:

http://www.saliu.com/wheel.html

http://www.saliu.com/bbs/messages/11.html

You cannot use LotWon, SuperPower or MDIEditor and Lotto to generate test sets. Like the universal random number generator at www.saliu.com, LotWon enables a group of data-independent internal filters. In addition, LotWon employs some data-dependent internal filters automatically. Therefore, the combination sets may not have any hit in a past draw file. It will have far better results in future draws, however. It is recommended to run the combination generators several times before using a combination set. If you run the universal random number generator at www.saliu.com a few hundred times, the probability to hit higher prizes is undoubtedly higher.

Download the free lotto-5, lotto-6, and lotto-7 wheels from the FTP Download site:

http://www.saliu.com/infodown.html

You can also download some of my free programs from WinSite. If clicking on the following links doesn’t work in your browser, then copy the link and paste it into the address box of your browser.

FORMULA.EXE from WinSite.com:

http://dl.winsite.com/bin/downl?win95/education/Formula.exe|0|14500000036893

COMBINATIONS.EXE from WinSite.com:

http://dl.winsite.com/bin/downl?winxp/education/Combinations.exe|0|15000000036444

Ion Saliu

http://www.saliu.com/