Ticket Selection is Lotto Logic Pro main interface. This is where you select numbers for future draws based on the information displayed here. This screen displays up to 14 Hot numbers and 14 Due numbers. You can also add personal numbers from the list on the left or use Edit My Numbers to edit personal number sets. The rest of the help topics for the Ticket Selection screen will break down each component and explain them in greater detail.
The Number List
The list on the left of the Ticket Selection screen displays the hottest numbers down through to the most due number. This descending list uses the letter H beside a number to indicate that the number is currently displayed in the Hot numbers. The letter D is used to indicate the number is currently displayed in the Due numbers. When the letter N is used, this indicates that the number is Not displayed and if double clicked can be added to My Numbers.
To the right of the ball number after the equal sign are the total times that this number has shown up in the amount of past draws calculated. Right clicking your mouse in this list will bring up an options menu. From this option menu, you can select to display the totals of Winning numbers, totals of Bonus numbers and their combined totals by selecting Combined. Combined adds the total of winners and the total of bonus numbers to give you a combined total. The Unsorted option from the menu will display all the numbers from 1 or 0 to the last number in your lottery pool. Selecting Print on the menu will print the list currently displayed. Under the Program Options tab, there are options which allow you to add Hot and Due numbers as well as duplicate numbers to the My Numbers display.
The numbers at the top of the Ticket Selection screen display the current set of numbers, which create your Ticket. Each number is color-coded to indicate from which display it came. Using the default colors, when a number is red it came from the Hot numbers; if it is blue, it came from the Due numbers. If you are using My Numbers and the number came from My Numbers it will be green. These numbers can be assembled using the Select button in the lower right or by clicking and dragging numbers from the Hot, Due and My Numbers displays to the Ticket Display. Right click on the numbers to sort them if you have manually added numbers. The number displayed below each ball is the combined total number of times the ball has shown up in the range of past draws calculated. These numbers are then added up to give you the total you see in the top text box in the center of the Hot and Due displays.
Hot Numbers are the numbers which occur most often and are displayed in the left-hand box of the Ticket Selection screen. Up to 14 of the hottest numbers can be displayed. The hottest number is in the top left-hand corner, and the balls decrease in popularity from left to right and down to the bottom right. When the check box in the lower left is checked it turns the bottom 4 numbers into the hottest bonus numbers. If you select numbers using the Select button these numbers will be called upon for random selection, as well as the top ten winning numbers also displayed. Mainly, whatever is showing in the display box will be called upon for random selection.
Due Numbers are the numbers which do not occur very often and are displayed in the right-hand box of the Ticket Selection screen. Up to 14 of the most due numbers can be displayed. The least popular number is in the top left-hand corner, and the balls increase in popularity from left to right and down to the bottom right. When the check box in the lower left is checked it turns the bottom 4 numbers into the most due bonus numbers. If you select numbers using the Select button these numbers will be called upon for random selection, as well as the top ten due numbers. Mainly, whatever is showing in the display box will be called upon for random selection.
My Numbers are displayed in the lower section under the Hot and Due number displays of the Ticket Selection screen. My Numbers are numbers you pick to use and are created using Edit My Numbers or by double clicking the numbers with an N beside them in the list to the left. Numbers displayed here can be added to your saved My Number sets by right clicking on one of the numbers and selecting Save.
Edit My Numbers
You can save up to 5 sets of numbers which are often referred to as My Numbers in Lotto Logic. To add some of your favorite numbers you can bring up an edit window from the menu. In this editor you can add your favorite numbers and then save them to sets with a brief comment. You can save 1 to 10 numbers under each set and of any value from 1 to 99. However, if your lottery only goes up to 49 there is no need to add numbers higher than this, as they will never be called upon from random select. If you ever need to change a set of numbers you can right click on the set to bring it into the input boxes for editing.
Creating and Displaying My Numbers
You can create number sets in two ways. One way is to use Edit My Numbers and type in your favorite numbers. Another way is to add numbers from the list to the My Numbers display and then right click on one of the numbers, then select Save from the corresponding menu.
To display saved sets in My Numbers use the pull down on the right of the My Numbers display. You can call up 1 to 5 sets or use the C at the bottom of the list to Clear the entire display. To manually clear one number at a time in the display you can right click on the number and select Clear.
Edit My Ticket Package
To edit your ticket package select from the menu Edit then My Package. A new window will appear allowing you to select 0,5,10 and 20 tickets for Hot, Due, Hot and Due or Quick Picks. Once you have decided on the quantities of Tickets you want for your package click on Save. This feature will enable you to set up a package of tickets you commonly select every time you play.
Lotto Logic Pro enables you to select numbers from Hot numbers, Due numbers, or personal choices. Whatever you decide to use is up to you and you can use any combination of these choices as well. There is no limit in what you decide to use and how many Tickets you decide to create. Later on you will learn how Range Finder (Trends) can also help in your number selections.
Where to select numbers
You can select numbers to be drawn from one of three areas or any combination of these areas on the Ticket Selection screen. These options are on the right hand side just above the keep button. Select Hot to have numbers drawn just from the Hot numbers and the same method applies to Due numbers. You can also have numbers drawn from both areas by selecting Hot & Due. In conjunction to these options you can have numbers drawn from My Numbers by checking the Plus my nums check box. If there are numbers displayed there, they too will also be randomly selected from.
How to Select numbers
First you must decide where you want your numbers to be selected from by choosing one of the options on the right hand side of the Ticket Selection screen just above the Keep button. Later on you will learn how Range Finder (Trends) can help in your number selections. Once you have made your decision click on the Select button. You will notice Lotto Logic Pro randomly selects numbers from the area or areas you have indicated. Below each number you will see a value. This is the current total of times this number has shown up in the amount of past draws calculated. The total of these numbers is shown in the middle of the Hot and Due displays. Below this total are two more boxes with numbers in them. The middle box is the highest total so far and the bottom one is the lowest total so far. If you switch to other options, the totals will be held for you if you return. For example, if you are selecting from Hot and move to Due, the numbers will change but the Hot totals are held for you. However, if you change the range of past draws all your totals will be cleared.
Another way to select numbers is to drag and drop numbers into the Ticket display. This is called custom Tickets and the total will change as well. However, the highest and lowest totals will not update if you have made a custom Ticket exceeding one of these high and low values.
The My Numbers option to the right hand side of Ticket Selection screen is normally grayed out until a couple of conditions have been met. One condition that needs to be met is a sufficient set of numbers to be available for selection. For example, if your lottery requires 6 numbers there must be 6 or more numbers available. The other condition is that all the numbers are within your lottery range of numbers.
Quick Picks previously labeled Totally random in Version 3.0. Quick Picks basically are just the same as the Quick Picks you can get at your local store. They are numbers, which are selected by complete random selection. The numbers are drawn from your lottery range of numbers and are shown in white in the Ticket Display. If one of the numbers happen to be in the Hot, Due or My Numbers areas the number will be color-coded to indicate this.
Include bonus is located on the right hand side of the Ticket Selection screen. Normally you want to keep this option checked. Un-checking this option will remove all bonus totals. When unchecked you see just the top winner numbers and not the Hot and Due numbers from combined totals. The best way to get an idea of what this does is to look at the numbers from the list and change the list to winners and uncheck this option. You will now see that the numbers in the Hot and Due areas coincide with the list.
Keeping your Ticket
Once you are happy with the Ticket you have created, click on the Keep button near the lower right. Clicking this button will save the Ticket to the list below. You may add as many Tickets to this list as you want. If you are unhappy with a Ticket you have added, simply double click the Ticket and it will be deleted. Once you double click the Ticket, it will automatically be deleted without any notification and it cannot be retrieved.
The Ticket list display
The Ticket list display is located at the bottom of the Ticket Selection screen. When you click the Keep button the numbers in the Ticket display are added here. Here is an example of how it will look followed by a description of what the extra information means.
- 001 03 07 12 28 37 43 : 136 : 112-151D
- The 001 displays the current Ticket number.
- The numbers 03 07 12 28 37 43 display the set of numbers to play.
- The 136 displays the total for all the numbers.
- The 112-151 indicates that you were using 112 past draws from a total of 151.
- The D indicates that the numbers came from the Hot & Due displays.
Each component changes according to the selections and options you have made.
Right click on the display to bring up a menu. This menu allows you to show 5, 10, or all of the Tickets you have created. This is handy if you make a lot of Tickets and notice that the display refresh times are slow. If the refresh is slow, lower the display down to 5 or 10. Don not forget to change this if you want to print the entire list as only what is showing in the list will be printed.
Printing the Ticket list display
When the Ticket list has at least one set displayed the print button becomes active. This button is located on the left of the Ticket Selection screen just under the list. As with all print routines in Lotto Logic Pro only what is showing in the list will be printed. To print the entire list right click on the list display and select All.
Saving the Ticket list
The Save Tickets button is located on the left of the Ticket Selection screen under the print button. When anything in the list is added or removed the button will become active. Once you save what is in the list the button will grey out again until another Ticket is removed or added. It is best to wait until you have made all your choices before you save. See Ticket Checker/Selector for more information on viewing your saved Tickets.