As per thornc, I make MARKOV.EXE available as a free download from my web site. The author is, however, solely in charge. He is the one to ask for technical support, improvements, updates, etc.

• Program name: MARKOV.EXE

Markov chains analysis applied to lotto-6 games

Author: Cristiano Lopes, Portugal

The program takes a lotto-6 data file, performs Markov chains correlating, and outputs a new data file. The output file tries to offer the highest-probability combinations in future lotto-6 drawings. Cristiano asked me to test the program. I did so with a really tough lotto-6 game: Pennsylvania lottery 6/69 game. I tried a few ranges of past draws to input to the application. One of the ranges yielded a result way above random expectation. I created an input file with 35 combinations. They represented draw #3 through draw #37. The program generated an output file of 20 combinations. The last line had only 4 numbers, so I deleted it. The 19-combination output file yielded 2 3-hit combinations within the next two draws. Those were line #1 and line #2 in the data file. They acted as 'future drawings'. That's a total of 38 combinations played. The probability of '3 of 6' in a 6/69 game is '1 in 151'. A total of 302 combinations are needed to get 2 '3 of 6' hits. The tiny Markov program was 7.95 times (302 / 38 = 795%) better than random expectation! That's a huge improvement by any standards. (You may note that '35' is approximately equal to N/2 in a 69-number game. Search for 'wonder grid' and 'CheckGrid632' for similarities in my software.

www.saliu.com/ )

•• Running the program

markov < drawings file > output file

Keep one blank spoace between the parameters; do not miss the < and the > signs!

You must create first an input file (named, for example, INPUT6). It must have exactly 6 lotto numbers per line, seaparated by blank spaces (mandatory spaces, not commas, or anything else!).

The program is available as freeware from this FTP site:

www.saliu.com/infodown.html
Ion Saliu

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Topic: Markov.exe need input from users! (from ezboard!)

Author: thornc (Cristiano Lopes)

Hello markov users I'm planning in extendind the current markov program, I have a few ideas but I want input from you the users....

Also I have a question, what do you prefer?

1) GUI based markov program

2) or a console based markov.

The console based version would accept parameter from an input file like Ion's ST files, and the GUI would accept parameters inputed through its window....

No display of the generated is planned....one just has to look at the output file with a text editor...

I'm trying to extend the type of games one can use markov on, but for now I'm thinking on only aiming at lotto and perhaps keno, Powerball is to complicated for me since I don't understand the rules....

Comments are welcome and expected!

C. Lopes