Related Topics: Why Use Wheeling Systems, Creating Your Own Smart Number Tickets
If you are just learning to use Lotto Pro, we recommend that you play Smart numbers until you have more experience interpreting the charts and graphs. The program does all the work for you, and all your tickets will contain numbers that have the best statistical chance of hitting.
In most cases, it is better to create your tickets by selecting a wheeling system. For more information on the benefits of using wheeling systems, refer to the topic Why Use Wheeling Systems.
To create Smart number tickets using a wheeling system:
|1.||Click on the Tickets button or the Tickets menu and select Create Smart Number Tickets (CTRL+S). The option to Generate tickets by selecting a wheeling system is selected by default.|
|2.||If you have opened the Powerball, California SuperLotto Plus, Florida Mega Money or UK Thunderball game, you will see a list of bonus numbers with the number of times the number was drawn in the last 50 drawings and the date the number was last drawn. By default, the number at the top of the bonus frequency list is checked and will appear on all tickets generated as the bonus number. If you would like to play other bonus numbers on your tickets, simply place a check mark next to the numbers you want to play.|
|3.||Click the Next button. A list of is displayed for the lottery that you have open. Each wheeling system in the list shows you how many numbers are used, how many tickets are created, the prize guarantee and the file name. A prize guarantee of 5/6 means that if 6 of the numbers played are correct, you are guaranteed to have at least one ticket with 5 matches.|
|4.||If you select the Full option for the Wheel Type, a list of is displayed. This option is not available if you are playing a Pick-3 or Pick-4 game.|
|5.||If you select the Additional Abbreviated Wheels option for the Wheel Type, a list of additional is displayed. If you select the Key Number Wheels option for the Wheel type, a list of is displayed. These two options are only available if you have opened a Pick-5, Pick-6 or Pick-7 lottery game.|
|6.||Select a wheeling system to play. When selecting a wheeling system, you should consider the number of numbers played, the prize guarantee and the number of tickets generated.|
|7.||Click the Next button. A list of , , and numbers is displayed. The Hot number list displays the number of times a number was drawn in the last x number of drawings, with x being equal to the setting for the . The Prior number list shows the numbers that were drawn in the last drawing and how many times the numbers were drawn in the last x (Hot Number Cutoff) drawings. The Cold number list displays numbers that were not drawn in the last x (Hot Number Cutoff) drawings and how many drawings it has been since the number was last drawn. The Due number list displays numbers that were not drawn in the last x (Hot Number Cutoff) drawings and whose frequency is in the upper 1/3 of the Frequency list.|
|8.||The program places a check mark next to the numbers it recommends to play. This recommendation is based on an analysis of the last 50 drawings (or whatever value the Drawing Cutoff is set at). If you would prefer to play other numbers, simply uncheck the numbers you don't want to play and check the ones you do. The total numbers checked must equal the number of numbers in the wheeling system that you selected. If you are playing a Pick-3 or Pick-4 daily game and you check less numbers than the number of numbers in the wheeling system, some of your tickets will have repeating numbers.|
|9.||Click the Next button. The program substitutes your numbers into the wheeling system that you selected and displays the resulting tickets. If you are playing Powerball, Florida Mega Money or the Uk Thunderball game, the bonus number(s) are displayed in the right hand column of the ticket list. The prize guarantee for the wheeling system and the numbers played are displayed below the ticket list.|
|10.||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.|
|11.||If you prefer to fill out your bet slips by hand, click on the Print Tickets on Paper button on the toolbar.|
|12.||Click on the Save Tickets button on the toolbar.|
|13.||Type a name for the ticket file in the File Name box. Do not change the Save In box.|
Your bet slips will be easier to fill out if the Sorted box is checked. When the box is checked, all tickets will display the numbers in chronological order from the lowest number to the highest number.