Below is a skip chart for New York lotto.

Step one is to categorize the number of games skipped by winning numbers before they hit again(charting only skips up to 5, as howard suggested above).

Step two is to total the number of numbers that have skipped under each category. In step three the categories are rearranged so that the number of skips that are most due is placed on top..................

Skip due table:

Step one:0-x 1-xxxxxx 2-xxx 3-x 4- 5-x

Step two:0-1 1-6 2-3 3-1 4-0 5-1

Step Three:4-0 5-1 3-1 0-1 2-3 1-6¡@

........Howard, these should be the numbers most due to hit. 8,30,32,10,12,20,47,05,16,25,28,34, and 45 are all the numbers that are next due according to skips of 5,3,and 0. Howard suggests that "to target and refine ur skips due picks, you should make a separate analysis for each of the last 5 games, 6 games, 7 games, 8 games, 9 games, and 10 games.....because most of the time really does increase the accuracy of the results"(46).

One can see the gambler¡¦s fallacy evident in the expectation of a skip pattern being due......................................

Anyway, my conclusion is that the systems laid forth by gail Howard in her book will, in actuality, not help one in choosing numbers that will win in a lotto drawing.