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Louisiana Lotto – GAME CHANGE

LOTTO NEWS: Louisiana Lotto is making some changes. This pick-6 lottery game has added 2 numbers to become a 6/42 game and remains $1 per play. The jackpot will double from $250,000 to $500,000. The odds of winning a Lotto jackpot will increase to 1 in 5,245,786. Overall odds of winning a LA Lotto prize are 1 in 34.4.

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If you use Smart Luck lottery strategy software for Louisiana Lotto games, the same Advantage Gold lotto strategy program will work for this game. All you have to do is download the new history file (directly or with Lottery Updater – reselect the file in favorites if you use that option since it is a new file name). The file still includes the history for the old format, but once there is enough history with the new format, we will lock the game range to exclude the old drawings (which you can choose to use or not yourself). The old game file will no longer be updated.

Similarly, the same pick-6 wheels from Wheel Six Gold lottery wheeling software or FFWG will still work for this game.

Smart Luck’s 109th lottery jackpot winner!

We have posted a new article about a lottery winner from 1998 who came forward with her win documentation of a Georgia Fantasy 5 jackpot. This is always exciting, no matter how long ago our customer won their lotto jackpot!

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Read Becky Jesse’s winner story here!

Smart Luck products have now helped 109 documented jackpot winners for a total of $102,007,908 in prize money!

Wisconsin All or Nothing NEW GAME

Wisconsin has started a new lotto game, All or Nothing. This game awards a $100,000 jackpot for matching all 11 winning numbers, or for matching none of them! Choose 11 from 1-22 to play the game.

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England Set for Life NEW GAME

England has started a new game called Set for Life, which is a pick-5 + pick-1 Powerball type lottery. Set For Life costs £1.50 to play and Set For Life Draws take place on Mondays and Thursdays. To play the game, choose 5 numbers from 1-47 and one number from 1-10.

The odds of winning the Set for Life jackpot are 1 in 15,339,390. The prize for hitting all 5 main numbers and the Life Ball is £10,000 Every month for 30 years.

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Kentucky Quick Bucks NEW GAME

The Kentucky Quick Bucks new lotto game began on 2/24/2019. This game is a bit different in that the order that the numbers are drawn matters for the top prize. For this reason, we have made a special case for this game file and it is saved in drawn number order instead of sorted, so you can see if you won.

Each Kentucky’s Quick Bucks play costs $1. To play the game, you choose four numbers from 1-31 and one Kentucky Ball number from 1-5. The computer will assign the order of your four numbers on your ticket. Match winning numbers in exact order or any order. Select the Wheel Bet to play all 5 Kentucky Balls with your four numbers for 5 chances to win and a guaranteed minimum prize of $2. The Wheel Bet costs $5.

The odds of winning the Quick Bucks jackpot are one in 3,775,800. That means matching all 4 numbers in exact order, as well as getting the KY ball correct. The prize for this is up to $50,000. If you miss the KY ball, your prize is only $1,000 for 4 winning numbers in the right order. And if you get all 4 numbers plus the KY ball, but don’t have them in the right order, you win $100.

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Florida Jackpot Triple Play NEW GAME

Florida Jackpot Triple Play 6/46 is Florida’s newest pick-6 Lotto game which replaced the old Lucky Money game in February 2019. Because you get 3 plays for a dollar, they claim the odds per ticket are one in 3,122,273. (Florida Fantasy 5 is a much better bet.) You choose six numbers from 1 to 46 to play and there are no bonus or powerball numbers drawn in this game. A second and third set of numbers will be automatically generated for you to give you your triple play. For an extra chance to win up to $10,000 by combining winning number matches from all three sets of numbers, pick the Combo box for $1 more. Drawings are held twice a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays.

The jackpot starts at $500,000 and can roll over to up to $2 million if there isn’t a jackpot winner. Once the jackpot reaches $2 million, and there is no jackpot winner, the excess money in the jackpot prize pool rolls down and increases the payouts on all of the lower-tier prize levels each drawing until the jackpot is won.

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North Carolina Cash 5 GAME CHANGE

North Carolina Cash 5 is making some changes. The game is adding 2 numbers to become a 5/43 game and will remain $1 to play. The jackpot will double from $50,000 to 100,000. The odds of winning a Cash 5 jackpot will increase to 1 in 962, 598.
The overall odds of winning a prize will be 1 in 10.51.

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RECORD HIGH Mega Millions Jackpot $970 Million this Friday!


The Mega Millions jackpot estimate is now at $1 BILLION!

Mega Millions Jackpot up to $970 Million!

The current jackpot, estimated at $970 MILLION dollars for next Friday, October 19, 2018 is bigger than any other jackpot in Mega Millions history. The cash out option for this prize is $548 million! If won, this will be the 2nd largest jackpot prize in history. If there is once again no winner, the jackpot would climb beyond a billion dollars.

The Latest Mega Millions Drawing Numbers

Last night’s Mega Millions drawing once again produced no winners. The numbers drawn were 3, 45, 49, 61 and 69, plus the gold Mega Ball 9. The last time the jackpot was won was July 24th, when a $543 million jackpot was won by a office pool. That was the largest Mega Millions prize ever won by a single ticket. The largest Mega Millions jackpot ever was $656 million split by 3 winning tickets on March 30, 2012.

Improve Your Odds at Winning Mega Millions – Free Tips!

Mega Millions is clearly not an easy game to win thanks to the odds of over one in 302 million, but you can’t win at all unless you buy a ticket! With the stakes this high, it’s worth giving it a shot. A jackpot of close to a billion dollars is worth spending a couple of bucks at least, but skip the Quick Picks.

To play the game smarter, use our Smart Luck strategy and wheeling to improve your odds of winning Mega Millions prizes (that’s right – you can win more than one prize!). We even have FREE Mega Millions balanced wheels that can help you trap more numbers on your tickets.

Free Tips for How to Win Mega Millions!

How to Play Mega Millions

Mega Millions is offered in 44 States, Washington D.C. and the Virgin Islands. Players select five white numbers from (1 to 70) and one mega ball (1 to 25) Tickets cost $2 each. Matching just the mega ball will win you back your $2. Drawings are held on Tuesday and Friday at 11pm ET.

Our free tips are just the beginning to using lotto number selection strategy to win more prizes. Our Advantage Gold software includes dozens of charts to help you track the trends and trap more winning numbers.

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Powerball Jackpot up to $430 Million!

In related news, the Powerball jackpot has also been rolling over, and is up to $430 million for Saturday’s drawing. Powerball still holds the world record for the largest jackpot prize ever, when it reached $1,586,000,000 (more than 1.5 BILLION dollars!) on January 13, 2016. That prize was split by 3 winning tickets. Powerball also holds the record for the largest jackpot won by a single ticket, which was $758.7 million on August 23, 2017.

Free Tips for How to Win Powerball!

How are Smart Picks calculated?

We have had some interest in how the Advantage Gold Smart Pick lotto numbers are determined, especially because they are not always the same as the old Advantage Plus software. We have tried to improve our lotto number selection methods for Smart Pick calculations in the new software so you have better odds of winning more lottery prizes. Because we try to give you as much control as possible, you still have the option to use the old methods.

Chart 3 – Quick Stats and Chart 7 – Hit Charts are a couple of the popular Advantage Gold charts that offer automatic Smart Picks to help you quickly and easily choose better lotto numbers to play.


Our older Advantage Plus software used the ratio of current out divided by average skips. A single number out for a very long time would make the average for that number much higher than would be useful. To avoid skewed results, Advantage Gold instead divides by median skips, which are not as sensitive to a single big number.

We know that many of our users would prefer to keep the same method as used by Advantage Plus, so the choice of how we do this is up to the user. In Advantage Gold, the default is the new way. However, the user can easily switch to the method of their choice by using the right-click menu on chart 3: right-click on the chart and select either “Use Out/Med” or “Use Out/Avg (original)“.


  • Expected = (Draw Size * number of drawings used) / poolsize
  • HitRatio = total hits / expected * 100 so it shows as a percentage
  • MidRatio = middle hit ratio for the sorted HitRatio table.
  • testDivisor = (Average Skips) or (Median Skips) based on chart 3 setting


Arranges lotto numbers in order from highest to lowest by out/avg or out/med.

For each number in this sorted list, the number is a Smart Pick if:

  1. (current Out/testDivisor) is greater than .4 {the upper 60%}
  2. HitRatio > MidRatio {hit ratio is in the upper half}
  3. No more than three hits in the last 5 games. This tends to produce more correct hits when the range of drawings is limited. It seems the more drawings are included, the less effective these are.


To select Smart Pick setting: Right click on chart 7 and check or uncheck “Use A+ Original picks”.

Advantage Plus “original” picks

For each number, the number is a Smart Pick if:

  1. Number is out 1 to 9 drawings
  2. Number of hits is less than 1/3rd of the smallest group drawings

Advantage Gold new method picks

AvgRatio = average of middle two ratios for this number

For each number, the number is a Smart Pick if:

  1. AvgRatio is at least as big as the ratio in the rightmost column
  2. No more than 3 hits in last five drawings

This lotto chart is sensitive to the group sizes used, but not the total range setting as long as the middle two column group sizes are reasonably small. If you use the default settings, it often produces reasonable Smart Picks.

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Italy MillionDay 5/55 lotto NEW GAME

We are now tracking Italy’s MillionDay lottery game, so you can download our history file to create charts to pick your numbers with Advantage Gold lotto software. Use pick-5 wheels for this game from Wheel Five Gold.

Italy MillionDay is a daily pick-five game that began in February 2018. To play the game, choose 5 numbers from 1-55. The game costs €1 per play and drawings are held every night. The odds of winning the game are one in 3,478,761.

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