Applying Filters to Your Lottery Tickets

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If you are playing a large number of tickets, you may to bring the number of tickets closer to what your budget allows by applying  filters that eliminate tickets with combinations of numbers that are not likely to be drawn.

 

Lotto Pro allows you to apply filters based on the sum of the numbers on each ticket, the number of odd and even numbers per ticket, or the low/high number ratio per ticket. Statistics are given for the average sum and average number of odd and even numbers for the last 50 drawings (or whatever the Drawing Cutoff is set to) so that you can apply filters close to the statistical averages.

 

 

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To apply filters to your tickets:

 

1.Click on the Tickets button or the Tickets menu and select Apply Filters to Tickets (CTRL+P). You can also apply filters when you create your tickets using Smart, Favorite or Random numbers by answering 'Yes' to the filter question when you save your tickets.

 

2.If necessary, select a ticket file that you saved earlier and click the Open button. The tickets that were saved previously are displayed in the ticket list.

 

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3.In the Sum Filter section, select the Range option. The Average Sum for the last 50 drawings (or whatever the Drawing Cutoff is set to) is displayed below the Range option. You should try to keep the From and To sum filters close to this average.

 

4.Click on the From box in the Sum Filter section and enter a value that is less than the Average Sum.

 

5.Press the Tab key. The number of tickets displayed in the ticket list should decrease. It they do not, keep increasing the From value until they do.

 

6.Your cursor should now be in the To box in the Sum Filter section. Enter a value that is greater than the Average Sum and press the Tab key. The number of tickets displayed in the ticket list should decrease again. If not, keep decreasing the To value until they do.

 

7.In the Odd Filter section, select the Range option. The Average number of odd numbers for the last 50 drawings (or whatever the Drawing Cutoff is set to) is displayed below the Range option. You should try to keep the From and To odd filters close to this average.

 

8.Click on the From box in the Odd Filter section and enter a value that is less than the average number of odd numbers.

 

9.Press the Tab key. The number of tickets displayed in the ticket list should decrease. It they do not, keep increasing the From value until they do.

 

10.Your cursor should now be in the To box in the Odd Filter section. Enter a value that is greater than the average number of odd numbers and press the Tab key. The number of tickets displayed in the ticket list should decrease again. If not, keep decreasing the To value until they do.

 

11.You can also filter your tickets by low/high number ratio. The set of playing numbers is divided into two: low and high numbers. With this filter you set a range of low and high numbers that you want to accept in each ticket. Suppose that you are wheeling numbers from 1 to 49. Half of these are "Low" numbers (1 to 24) and the other half are "High" numbers (from 25 to 49). For example, the following combination 7 12 27 32 44 49 has 2 Low numbers (7 12) and 4 High numbers (27 32 44 49). To apply the low/high number filter, click on the button with the ratio you want to apply.

 

12.To print your tickets directly on bet slips, click on the Print Tickets on Bet Slips button on the toolbar. If this is the first time that you have printed bet slips, a Bet Slip Properties screen will be displayed so that you can enter information pertaining to your bet slip. You should refer to the topic Printing Tickets on Bet Slips for more information. If your bet slips do not print correctly, you should select Bet Slip Properties in the Edit menu and make any need corrections.

 

13.If you prefer to fill out your bet slips by hand, click on the Print Tickets on Paper button on the toolbar.

 

14.Click on the Save Ticket File button on the toolbar. The File Name box should contain the filename that was previously opened. If you would rather save the tickets to a new file, enter a different filename.

 

15.Click on the Save button to save the changes to your tickets.

 

Tips:

 

You can manually delete tickets by highlighting the ticket you want to delete in the ticket list and clicking the Delete button.

 

You can manually add tickets by clicking the Add button and entering the numbers in the boxes below the ticket list.

 

You can quickly open another ticket file by clicking on the Open Ticket File button on the toolbar.

 

Note:

 

You can only enter whole numbers for the Sum and Odd number filters. Decimal values are not accepted.

 

If you filter a set of tickets that were generated by a wheeling system, the prize guarantee for the wheeling system is no longer valid.