It’s really quite easy. This idea came to mind when I was thinking about how computer software programs would store winning lotto numbers, winning keno numbers or winning lottery numbers. Computer storage space is always a concern, so data compression is utilized whenever possible. Software might store the “delta”, which is the sum of all the numbers, instead of the lotto.

The numbers are smaller than the winning numbers, but they still count. See the video demo or scroll down for explanation.

This number was made by subtracting the lotto numbers from each number before it. The first number, 9 – 3 = 6, is still three. This is because there is no previous number to it. 9 3 = 6, 18 9 = 9, 4 18 = 1, 5 – 19 = 1 and 6 – 7, respectively. The sixth number, 33 = 27 = 6, is the number that’s actually 6.

To convert the delta numbers back to the original winning lotto number/keno number, we perform a series simple additions. We always add the result from the addition just completed.

You want to learn more? You can see a video of how to select delta numbers below.


You can now pick lotto numbers and Keno numbers by guessing numbers between one and fifteen instead of one and fifty! However, numbers higher than 15 are possible but they rarely occur. All examples here assume a six digit game, with numbers ranging from 1 to 50. These examples can be modified to reflect your game. The Analysis Lotto software may adjust these values for you.


This is because the smaller numbers correspond to the distribution of winning lotto or keno numbers. The numbers in a six-digit game such as this are generally spaced 1-15digits apart. Our scheme of representing them as smaller delta numbers works because this spacing remains somewhat constant from winning number 1 to winning number 5.

Your guesses will be the same as those of other winners if you use our rules to guess deltas. Do you think this gives you an advantage? Are you going to win the lotto jackpot? Read on.


I studied the distributions of delta numbers for a year’s worth winning numbers from Michigan, California and New York lotteries. It was a fascinating, but initially, quite puzzling, task that I found out. They aren’t random, but have a clear bias towards smaller numbers.

The delta calculated using a winning number is SIXTEEN or less nearly 60% of all the time. A mere 30% of all cases, the delta will be a minimum of THREE!

The single most used number is actually ONE, which occurs almost 15% of time. This means that more than half of all six-number picks will feature ONE. Due to the predominance number ONE, adjacent number pairings in winning lottery numbers must be very common (and it is; just look at any series winning lotto number).

So, the majority of the Delta numbers you’ll guess can be picked from a much smaller set of numbers.

We are unable to explain the low number bias in our delta numbers. I expected to see an even distribution. Perhaps clustered around 7, or 8. This would correspond with the average spacing between 50 and six numbers. But, I find numbers below 8 appearing much more frequently. Why?

There are statistical reasons for this. If you take into account that all Deltas have to add up the highest lotto digit it becomes obvious that there isn’t enough room for large numbers. This doesn’t account for the whole effect. One possibility is that sometimes the balls from many lotto picking machines do not completely mix. Due to the excess of small delta numbers and the dominance of ONE, it is possible that two balls in the same lotto machine are coming up together. The pattern isn’t obvious from the lotto numbers but delta calculations reveal it.

You can visualize this by visualizing a lotto machine, where all the balls are lined up numerically (just like here in Michigan). Imagine the numbers being picked without mixing them. What would happen then? However, the picks would remain somewhat random. However, the most likely ones to be picked would be those closest to the machine’s exit ports. Because they were inserted into the machine by the exit port, the numbers on all of the balls that are near it are consecutive. It is possible that you don’t know the numbers. However, if you keep track of Deltas, the number pairs would be numbered as one. This is an extreme example. You can still see the potential for some of these tendencies to remain if they don’t mix well enough.

This theory can be supported by the apparent trends (see raw data) in delta frequency. The chart begins with many one’s. Later, they start appearing less often and taper off. Changes in the operation or the rules of lotto could cause this behavior. Maybe the balls are allowed mix more often than others due to TV schedules or other factors. If these trends are being observed, an experienced observer may be able to spot them and play more adjacent pairs when there is a lot of delta ONEs. 2 Findings That Make Individuals Money When They Use The Lottery System