Hi guys, i made an app for android for generating numbers for the lottery. The lotteries that are currently available are : Euro Millions, USA - Mega Millions, USA - Power Ball China(Hong Kong) - Mark Six, China - Welfare Lottery Canada - Canada Lotto, Canada - Lotto Max, India - Super Lotto, Australia - Power Ball, Australia - OZ Lotto, Italy - SuperEnaLotto, South Africa - PowerBall, South Africa - Lotto, Brazil -Mega Sena, Germany - Lotto New Zealand - Power Ball and Strike Hungary - Hatoslotto, Philippines - Ultralotto, Grandlotto, Superlotto, Megalotto and Lotto Finland - Viking Lotto Jamaica - Lotto and Super Lotto, Israel - Lotto. Enjoy! https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=reznik.com.lottowinner

Basically it based on statistics of results besides that there is an algorithem for omitting some combinations

Sorry , as a developer of an algorithem i cannot explain how it works. If you think that it is not good enought for you, you do not have to use it.

OK.. if you're not able to explain it, or if the mathematics don't stack up... then I think I'll take your advice and avoid it. Everyone else can make up their own mind.

I am not gonna persuade anyone, i developed an app to help people in selecting numbers. If they do not like it is ok, everyone has its own opionio about it.

So can I file a lawsuit against you, if I don't win the Welfare Lottery in China next week because your algorithm didn't work?

I think the point is that you are claiming folks will win more money by using your app. Such a claim may subject you to criminal or civil liability depending on the jurisdiction. Often times when sports announcers here in the US talk about point spreads in games they make a point of noting "for entertainment purposes only" in a wink, wink, nod to this point.

But statistically, any combination of numbers that occurred previously, have no bearing on what will come out in future. For example the lottery machine could spit out 1 2 3 4 5 6 one week, and do the same the next week. This sequence of events has an equal probability to any other sequence. Putting it simply, analysing previous numbers won't help you predict future combinations, because they are independent events. If I'm misunderstanding something here, someone with more expert statistical knowledge can correct me. I'm just trying to understand how your app can help with this. As @Unforgiven mentioned, if you're claiming that this app somehow helps you to select the best numbers, then you may be in trouble if you can't back it up.

Yes.. and any algorithm that excludes specific combinations of numbers because "it doesn't like them" is going to be statistically worse than a plain old fashioned random number generator.

Yeah, statistics don't lie but you can lie with statistics. Each coin flip has a 50% probability of being either heads or tails while the probability of flipping heads 10 times in a row is very low. Said another way, if someone has flipped a coin 9 times and it's already come up heads each time, the probability of the next flip coming up heads is 50%.

Yep, and statistically over time all numbers come up about the same number of times. There's a little difference, but not very much. Here are the Power Ball stats (hit the All Draws tab) showing number frequency: http://www.lottonumbers.com/powerball-number-frequency.asp Numbers introduced to the game at the same time are fairly close.

So people in this thread are asking you to justify these claims. How does it generate 'best numbers'. We've discussed above, over the long term there is no such thing, as all possibilities are equally likely. So we're interested in how you've invented a new branch of mathematics that doesn't comply with current statistical methods. And personally, if I discovered such a magical formula, I'd definitely keep that to myself and become a multi millionaire. And how do we quantify the beneficial effect of your app? If I won £10 last week on a lucky dip, would I expect to double my money in the next week after using your app?

I did not promise that everyone will win, i just told you that your chance to win any prize is higher that regular

but yet, you haven't said HOW IT WILL BE HIGHER THAN REGULAR.... as pointed out in this discussion, it looks like the chances will be less than regular, as your app excluding some combinations. Perhaps you could explain how your app gives better than regular success. If you don't want to publish the algorithm itself, could you post an explanation, and a summary of the mathematics behind it?

Well, honestly, a lot of lotteries have the numbers determined by computer algorithms that attempt randomness. Since an algorithm follows rules, it isn't random, and as such, were someone to crack the algorithm for a lottery, they could in fact "break the lottery." That said, it doesn't sound like what @rezmmm is claiming. It sounds like he attempts some randomization while eliminating combinations like 1-2-3-4-5 (remind me to change the combo on my luggage ) and others that would seem impractical or statistically improbable even though they are as likely to happen as any other combination of numbers.