A Proposed New Name in Lotto Mathematics

Proposed naming convention by - John Francis

For most people, they have never heard of ‘Lotto Probability Draw Pattern Mathematics’, but  I'm now going to describe what it is and why I'm now proposing that a new name in lotto mathematics should be considered and created at this time. This new name will better characterize and describe the Mathematical Model and function of Probability, for the game of Lotto.


Draw Pattern Mathematics (DPM) (I'm going to use this shorter version for now in this proposal article) has actually been studied and known about for a really long time.  From a lottery analyst viewpoint, one of the most interesting aspects about DPM, is that the public and most of the mathematical community in general, doesn’t even know that it actually exists or at least they don’t use it to make decisions when playing the lottery.  But they should!


In fact, DPM has been around so long, that its nickname (according to lottery math enthusiast) is called 'Decades Analysis' or just 'Decades' for short.  It looks like some of its roots can first be traced back to some of the studies by the Italian polymath Gerolamo Cardano, who wrote and published ‘Liber de tudo aleae’  in the 1500’s - A first of its kind attempt at the ‘Theory of Probability’ concerning games of chance.  

During the next century or two we have several other main contributors like, Pascal, Fermat, Euler, Bernoulli and Descartes, who contributed heavily to the field of probability, combinatorics and the Law of Large Numbers.  All of which are used to create both the Tinkermen Lotto Probability Report and the World Lotto Challenge, that is outlined in greater detail in the article I wrote on "How more people can actually win the Lottery"


By the 1970’s, Lotteries were really starting to spread and becoming a lot more popular, as new books created by both mathematicians and analyst, focused on methodologies, strategies and playing systems that showed people examples on how to write out their playing tickets, to try and win the modern lotteries.  Most Lottery analyst during this time period, that did write books or gave out advise, mainly concentrated their efforts on ‘Wheeling Combinations’ and devised all kinds of different names and platforms and computer programs, for trying to prove the advantage their viewpoint or wheeling system had over any other.  In my article on ‘How more people can actually win the lottery” I too, give out my advice and perspective, thoughts and insight on how that can be accomplished using DPM.  

The naming conventions throughout the 1970’s and 80’s time period that I’m referring to above, are also somewhat limited, due to the main focus being on wheeling number combinations, but once in a while the word ‘Patterns’ did tend to pop up here and there.  I began using the term ‘Draw Patterns’ as my first choice of a naming convention in March of 2002, right away, when I was first discussing my analysis and perspective with those in the lottery industry. 

This occurred for me in particular, because I did my analysis backwards, in comparison to the Brazilian mathematician Renato Gianella, whom I’ll speak about shortly.  Because I had started out studying the past draws of the California Super Lotto, hence the word ‘Draw’ was of greater importance to me at the time.  I just combined the two words and came to the conclusion that I would call them ‘Draw Patterns,’ this was even before I knew that the past draws or draw patterns themselves, could be mathematically calculated.

What happened afterwards and since that time period, was that many different analysts from around the world, have gone on to use many different methodologies and names and analytical perspectives of looking at generally some of the same kinds of things concerning probability, for the game of Lotto.  All of these different things they’ve analyzed and looked at over the years, which is mainly based and focused on why are all of these numbers are coming out so mathematically deterministic and yet as completely random events, makes up what DPM has actually become over time i.e. – The Construct Matrix, made up of the natural occurring Draw Patterns, Past Draws, Mathematics and Statistics for each different Lottery throughout the world, in the form of complete or partial ‘Probability Reports’.

I use the word ‘Construct’ above in conjunction with the word Matrix "Construct Matrix", to denote that each analysts, has slightly developed their own version of what ‘Draw Pattern Mathematics’ actually looks and functions like for them on paper. This is based on how they interrupted and named all of the different pieces and categories of information (notation)  that they extrapolated during their analysis, for a given lottery, system or strategy they’ve created that describes Draw Pattern Mathematics.   

For example when comparing the Tinkermen Lotto Report and Renato Gianella's, The Geometry of Chance: Lotto Numbers Follow a Predicted Pattern, one is written as an analytical and statistical probability report, while the other is written more in the form of the language of mathematics.  However both are virtually grounded and based in principal, by the use of different color's schemes and similar groupings of numbers, that go on to describe combinations of groups of numbers with the highest probabilities to come up as the winning draw.  Neither of these two different probability reports I've just mentioned, are incorrect in their analysis or conclusions, there both just constructed and described differently and yet both perfectly describe the true nature of Lotto Probability Draw Pattern Mathematics. 

"The Lottery should no longer be seen as a form of a gambling, but a true representation of the probabilistic theory and the Law of Large Numbers" - Renato Gianella


Renato Gianella, also became one of the first to actually write and file a formal mathematical treatment and proof and patent (Concerning the naming convention I now propose to become “Draw Pattern Mathematics”) and he did use the terms: ‘Groups’, ‘Patterns’, ‘Ordered Patterns’, ‘Templates’ and ‘Monochromatic Templates’ in his theorem.  

There is actually a website that has come about, due to his published research and the mathematical treatment and theorem he wrote, that has become one of the worlds largest leading and informative lottery websites on Mathematics, called Lotterycodex: Lottery Strategy according to Math created by Edvin Hiltner.  Gianella, himself has a website where he also generates FREE lottery number combinations called Lotto Rainbow.   Both websites publish number combinations that do fall within Lotto Probability Draw Pattern Mathematics, like that of the Tinkermen Lotto Report, but all three websites offer different ways of looking at the Draw Patterns and use different notation and terminologies

I am astonished that almost 20 years after my initial research and independent discovery on Lotto Probability Draw Pattern Mathematics, that I am just now finding out that someone else had made a similar mathematical discovery around the same time period as I did.  Yet all these years later, the public still has the same belief that all Lotteries are completely random events, when the mathematics and statistics show valid proof that lotteries around the world are certainly more mathematically deterministic, then where ever understood before Gianella, or I wrote and published our Lotto Probability Reports.


While Gianella and I arrived at similar findings to a certain degree in 2002 i.e., that Draw Patterns themselves can be mathematically calculated and that different number combinations have different probabilities.  Like many other analysts before us, we both use much different terminology and naming conventions and language to discuss our findings and for our notations, this is logical considering  Gianella, being a mathematician and me being an amateur analyst. Feel free to look over both of our published Lotto Probability Reports and I'll list here some examples below of just some of our naming convention differences:

“The model presented here, based on the Law of Large numbers, illustrates knowledge of the geometric organization of discrete sample spaces, which have gained from behavior patterns with preset theoretical probabilities” – Gianella (2006)  


Gianella presents his Data ‘Template Pair Type’ information notation as:


P - monochromatic pair

PP - 2 monochromatic pairs of different colors

PPP - 3 monochromatic pairs of different colors

Q - monochromatic quartet

QP - monochromatic quartet and monochromatic pair of different color

S - monochromatic template

T - monochromatic trio

TP - monochromatic trio and monochromatic pair of different color

TT - 2 monochromatic trios of different colors

V - monochromatic quintet


While I present my data group type information notation as Draw Patterns: 

 Double (Low, Teen, Twenty, Thirty, Forty ect) 

 Double Double (Low, Teen, Twenty, Thirty, Forty ect)

 Double Triple (Low, Teen, Twenty, Thirty, Forty ect)

 Triple (Low, Teen, Twenty, Thirty, Forty ect)

 Triple Double (Low, Teen, Twenty, Thirty, Forty ect)

 Quad (Low, Teen, Twenty, Thirty, Forty ect)

 Quinto (Low, Teen, Twenty, Thirty, Forty ect)

I also then assign each group a particular number for each given group and sub-group and a corresponding color depending upon which group it is located in.

An example of my notation would be: CSLP24B  = notation for a California Super Lotto Plus Lottery, Triple Teen Draw Pattern #24.  The B stands for the Sub-Pattern group numbers as there are 6 different ones A thru F for this particular draw pattern group type and the color for all Teen combinations is always Purple.

I also feel that my naming convention, while differing from Gianella, is one that more properly defines it using the language of mathematics; ‘Lotto Probability Draw Pattern Mathematics’, or ‘Draw Pattern Mathematics’ (DPM) for short vs just ‘Patterns’ or ‘Templates’ or 'Decades'.  Because for me it better conveys and accounts for what ‘it’ actually is and relates more to what ‘it’s’ functionally accounting for overall.  

Whenever I'm speaking of ‘its’ above,  I'm discussing the overall matrix and past draws of a lottery, that makeup the geometric mathematical model and infrastructure of a particular Lottery.  Since Gianella's, theorem is written mostly from a mathematical stand point, he doesn’t cover the past draws in detail, like I do to show further proof, of how they behave statistically and analytically in groups.  I’m not saying he is wrong by any means; I’m just pointing out that his probability report is produced much different than mine from a visual and analytical standpoint.  Mine is written much more from an amateur analyst using statistics type of viewpoint and perspective. 

Will the slick new sounding name I’m proposing stick as the public begins to learn how to use Lotto Probability Draw Pattern Mathematics or will the simpler notation and nickname of ‘Decades’ or ‘Templates’ prevail, it’s definitely still too early to tell.  Either way until it makes a big difference in the total number of people that actually start winning lottery jackpots, it is null and void of any type of proof, despite what either of us have researched and reported on. The math can be the truth and correct, but if no one is winning lottery jackpots with it, it’s just a complicated mathematical lottery model and theory.  

One of the main differences between the websites Lotterycodex and Lotto Rainbow and the Tinkermen Lotto Report website, is that even though we are all currently the only three websites trying to teach the public the advantages of using Draw Pattern Mathematics (DPM) i.e. playing number combinations that fall within the draw patterns that come up the most often.  The Tinkermen Lotto Report is the only website in the world, that makes future Lottery predictions and only generates number combinations for the top particular Draw Patterns that we feel are the most due and that we predict to come up in the next draw.  This allows us to narrow down the total amount of number combinations that we give out, which we believe lowers the overall odds that a player or group of players would have the correct winning combination for a particular lottery jackpot. 

While the Lotterycodex website and the Lotto Rainbow websites both recommends, generates and gives out a lot more combinations than we do overall.  This constriction of or in the number of total combinations given out by the Tinkermen Lotto Report website, doesn’t necessarily mean that either of these three websites I'm speaking about are in the wrong, it is just a difference of playing suggestions and strategies.  We feel by limiting the total number of combinations, it forces more people to have the same combinations, thus more people winning and splitting lottery jackpots and more often.  I further explain this reasoning in my article on "How more people can actually win the Lottery" if you would like to learn more about it.

In the online encyclopedia Wikipedia and around the web for that matter, there are countless mathematics articles written on a variety of mathematical and statistical subjects, including articles on how to actually calculate ‘Lottery Mathematics’, but you won't find an article yet written on, Lotto Probability Draw Pattern Mathematics or on Draw Pattern Mathematics or on Decades or on Templates.  In fact, the closest things that do come to relating to it in fact, are three completely different mathematical articles within Wikipedia and around the web called ‘Wheeling Numbers’ and ‘Combinatorics’ and the ‘Law of Large numbers,’ none of which cover what Gianella and I have published Lottery research articles on.    

But 'Wheeling Numbers' at its grass roots, is one of the main aspects, segments or outputs that comes from understanding Draw Pattern Mathematics, along with several other things.  In other words, wheeling numbers is the ‘What Number Combinations Do we want to Play’, while Lotto Probability Draw Pattern Mathematics, tells the analyst or lotto player 'Why You Want to Play Those Particular Groups of Numbers' in the first place and how they can increase your chances of winning.  Another interesting aspect of wheeling numbers is that it is also used to actually make up part of the mathematics sections for a Lotto Probability Draw Pattern Mathematics Report.  So, having a proper name for what ‘it’ DPM denotes and does, is really the first step in bringing Lotto Probability Draw Pattern Mathematics to the general public’s attention, so that in turn 'it' (DPM) can change their understanding of the lottery both mathematically and statistically.   

I hope that with time and effort and a new name for something so major in mathematics and lotto, that people and analyst alike, will start to take notice that Lotto Probability Draw Pattern Mathematics can help more people win and share in lottery jackpots throughout the world.