Yesterday the LottoMatic team got together to discuss the possibility of providing a set of recommended numbers (5 or so) for every upcoming lottery draw.
The topic we discussed were:
1. Calculation basis for those numbers.
We pretty much have this. The algorithm that calculates the numbers with a high chance to come out in the next draw is already there. We just need to rework the code a little so that we can let you know what those numbers are.
2. How will the recommended numbers be shown to our users
LottoMatic is aware that people out there are using our system to provide predictions to others. This would be all right if they would mention the source of the numbers... but they don't. This is why we had to come up with a way to show you, our user, those highly recommended numbers in another way than just displaying them directly on the screen.
Our final conclusion is that, the best way to do this is to have the system highlight those numbers for you in the predictions for the next draw. In order to avoid others stealing our work, the highlighting will start 2 hours before the drawing takes place, exactly when the lottery predictions are unlocked to all users. So, if a prediction will contain one or more recommended numbers, those numbers will be highlighted. All you have to do is to simply browse the predictions. The highlighting will be there for the 9 predictions on the next page as well as for the individual predictions.
If you still don't know how to find the lottery predictions, you can read this topic to find out.
Furthermore, 30 minutes before the draw takes place, the highly recommended numbers for the next draw will be clearly displayed on both, the latest results page and the next results page.
Please note that there is no guarantee whatsoever that any of those numbers will come out.
The new system shold be in place by the end of this week, no later than Friday, 2019-10-11
Your comments and questions related to this topic are welcome.
--- UPDATE 2019-10-11 ---
During the last four days we have been working on the "recommended numbers" feature. Yesterday we got to the point where we ran the first tests. Early this morning we continued testing.
Unfortunately the testing results did not come out as expected. There simply isn't enough calculation basis for small groups of numbers for the system to come up with something productive.
And, instead of just uploading a useless feature, we have decided to cancel this, at least until we'll find a way to do it so that will really benefit our users.
The good news on the other hand is that, the prediction system has been enhanced as follows:
1. On the 9 predictions shown by default on the next results page, if a predicted number is a Hot number or a Cold number or an Overdue number, that will be shown in the form of a small box under the number. Furthermore, if any two predicted numbers represent a common pair, that will also be marked.
2. On the latest results pages you can now view the best performing predictions we provided for the draw with the matching numbers highlighted. The features mentioned above (Hot, Cold, etc.) will be available here too.
We appreciate your understanding.