Winning the World since 1981


Posted by: Steve Player on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 12:00:00 am


       The number one question I consistently hear from fellow Lottery players is “How do you keep winning so much money, so often?” So how do I do it? How do I maintain what is now a 38 year long winning streak which not only includes multiple Lotto Jackpot wins and record Pick-3 and Pick-4 game payouts, but also documented winnings in dozens of different Lottery States? If you think it’s luck, magic or that there is some kind of secret sauce, then I’m about to burst your bubble. I’m ready to come clean and reveal the truth about my winning methods to the world once and for all. Are you ready? Here it is: For lack of a better word, the indisputable reality is that I cheat! That’s right, I cheat every time I play the Lottery, and I have been cheating for many years! In fact, I can attribute my many years of Lottery success entirely to inside information, and I am not at all ashamed to admit it! What follows is not only a detailed background account of my rise to Lottery fame, but also a roadmap that anyone can follow to reap the same rewards which I have realized, by using the same inside information that I use to cheat on a regular basis.

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    In the late seventies (yes, the 1970’s, a time of dinosaurs and payphones), I found myself the benefactor of a rather lucrative extra-curricular college career while lightening my fellow students trust fund stipends through games of chess, pool and pinball. One day I came up with the brilliant idea of starting a high stakes Monopoly game tournament in my dormitory. It was an instant hit and I soon found myself having to add extra play money to the game to keep it going longer. Eventually I would annex several game-boards together, sometimes stacking them in 3-D fashion, to accommodate the sheer size of the gambling kinship I had awoken. Just as in the game of chess, I rarely lost one of these Monopoly tournaments. While chess is primarily a math based game of skill and strategy, Monopoly is more a game of luck than skill; well sort of. Sometimes, of course, even luck can be persuaded and manipulated. The tournaments would usually start late at night and regularly run as long as 24 hours, often times even longer. I would arrive at the game table with a brown paper bag filled with Yodels, Ring Dings, Twinkies and other gourmet culinary delights. After about twelve hours of play, everyone would be tired, but more importantly, everyone would be starving. Now you might assume that a Twinkie only holds a certain predetermined amount of value, but when you start eating them in front of a large group of starving compatriots with stacks of Monopoly money in front of them, their value increases exponentially. Landing on Boardwalk with a hotel on it can cost you thousands of dollars, but many times the famished landlord will settle for fifty bucks and a Twinkie. The buy-in for these tournaments was $20.00 a head, and with 8 to 10 participants, the winner-take-all pot could regularly reach $200.00! This was serious money at the time, and I am proud to report that I remained undefeated for my entire tenure!  Leave it to me to find a rather creative way to innocently cheat at something as innocuous as Monopoly.


    Towards the end of my collegiate entrepreneurship I was introduced to the sport of Kings: “Horseracing.” I started out like any other casual participant, donating $2.00 at a time to the wagering terminals of Roosevelt Raceway in hopes of turning a profit. It did not take me very long to figure out that blind betting was nothing more than an indirect way to feed the horses and keep the gas tanks of their owners Cadillac’s full. Still, I saw others cashing in with regularity, so I stuck with my quest, scrutinizing every facet of this intriguing game. I studied track conditions, followed the individual horse’s workouts and memorized the jockey’s statistics. Slowly but surely I started to cash in more and more winning tickets, but still found myself in the hole at the end of each wagering week. It was then that I discovered where the Racing Commission kept the real inside information: they hid it right in plain view on the Tote board! I’m not by any measure implying that this game is somehow rigged, however, there are a certain group of professional gamblers, many of them wealthy horse owners, who always seem to know which horse to bet on. I learned that this type of wagering is referred to as the “Smart Money.” I took the old saying, “follow the money,” and modified it into “follow the SMART money.”

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    For those of you unfamiliar with the racing game, the Tote board displays each horses odds, what a winning wager will pay, and how much money has been bet on each horse and on each type of wager. Best of all, it displays this information in “real time,” updating the data every few seconds. I quickly learned that the smart money is wagered late, right before the race goes off, and that it usually represents very large wagers. Once I began to mirror my wagers to the flow of this smart money, I began to win with alarming regularity. It was my first taste of being privy to “inside information,” and my grand introduction to the gratification of consistent winnings. Life was good for a short while, until of course the evening came when I was approached by several gold-chain adorned well-dressed gentlemen in Cadillac’s, most with names ending in vowels, who “suggested” that I was no longer welcome at their fine Equine venue. It appeared that they considered what I was doing “cheating.” It was okay if they did it, but since I was not a member of the so-called inner circle, it was not okay if I did it! So I moved on to different tracks, and the same thing happened again and again. I soon found myself unofficially banned from every track in the Tri-State area, signaling that it was time to move on to greener pastures.

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    The next stop along the road of my indoctrination to becoming a professional gambler occurred in the glistening Casinos of Las Vegas and Atlantic City. This experience was almost like a scene out of Rain Man, where Raymond Babbit was unleashed on the card tables and colorfully numbered spinning wheels of Sin City. Undoubtedly due to my autism, counting cards was child’s play for me, and following the action on the Roulette wheel and the Craps tables was a simple exercise in memorization and parlay. It was all too easy, and almost immediately the money began to flow fast and freely! Once again, and to my most unfortunate surprise, I soon learned that this type of activity is widely frowned upon. What I deemed as skill, they called cheating, and I was swiftly escorted out the door and immediately blacklisted. To this day I have a philosophical objection to their interpretation of the so called rules of play. The Casinos create the games and establish exactly what determines a winning hand or a winning spin, thus setting the rules of the games. However, if you happen to be good at keeping track of the cards or the previous numerical results, they then consider that to be cheating. To me that would be like disqualifying Shaquille O’Neil for being too good at the game of basketball. Still, since the Casinos make the rules, I reluctantly accepted my excommunication and once again moved on in search of greener, and hopefully, more hospitable pastures.

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    This led me to the discovery of the game of Poker, and more specifically Texas Hold ‘Em. For those of you who have seen the movie Rounders, you probably understand that there is quite a bit of skill involved in this game. In fact, a professional card player can usually beat a table full of amateurs without even looking at his own cards. To be successful in this game you not only have to understand all of the possible mathematical variables involved in a 52 card deck, but you also need to develop an innate ability to read the other players nuances. These are called “Tells,” and they are the subtle signs you see when any degree of emotion leaks out through the cracks of your fellow players’ meticulously crafted personas. The better the player, the better he is able to conceal his tells, however, the better you get at reading the tells, the more likely you are to notice even the smallest fracture in another players veneer. I studied the game, the math and the tells to the point where I was able to win on a regular basis, but once again, being a consistent winner was not a good way to be invited back to play again. At least this time I was not being accused of cheating, I was just getting so good at the game that no one wanted to play with me anymore! This was years before the big money Poker tournaments gained popularity, and the money available from low level amateur games simply wasn’t inspiring enough to hold my interest. I have often considered brushing up on my Poker skills after I retire from the Lottery games and embarking on a second career as a professional Texas Hold ‘Em player. The multi-Million dollar world championship pots are indeed becoming quite alluring.

    The obvious pattern that you may have picked up on here is the simple reality that I have always been attracted to any form of gaming that offers money to be won, although I was quickly running out of welcoming venues. It was then that I finally discovered the State Lottery, and that’s where I finally found my “Happy Place.” I could play the Lottery without having to travel to the tracks or Casinos and I did not have to endure countless hours in cigar-smoke filled rooms chasing Aces and Kings. On the plus side there was no one to accuse me of cheating every time I won and there were thousands of Lottery terminals that always welcomed my wagers. But best of all, there were no rules against employing the wealth of inside information at my disposal – I could now cheat to my heart’s content!!!

    To better understand this concept of cheating as applied to the Lottery games, let me present an analogy based on playing the stock market, which at its essence is also an undeniable form of gambling. In very simple terms, in order to be a successful investor in the markets, you have to do your research and pick a company that you think will do well. You then invest your money and wait for the stock to go up. If it goes up, you win, and if it goes down, you lose, and sometimes you can lose all your money if you have invested in a sinking ship. Now if your friend works at a company that is about to release a breakthrough new product, and he tells you about it, you may decide to run out and buy some of that company’s stock. Although this happens all the time, it is called “insider trading,” and if you get caught, there is a good chance that you will end up in the Pokey. These again are the rules of this particular game, and they are designed to keep investors from profiting on information that is not available to the general public. Since you know how I feel about rules like this, I’m sure you can understand why I do not harbor any desire to play the stock market.

    Now let’s get back to the Lottery games for a moment. If I were to tell a group of my customers in Illinois that the number 977 was highly likely to be drawn in their Pick-3 game, I would essentially be providing them with inside information. If a lot of players cover that number, and it is drawn, then the Lottery stands to lose a significant amount of money. That is exactly what happened on April 8th when the number 977 was drawn, but in this case, my customers walked away with boatloads of cash and no one had to be fitted for an orange jumpsuit. Why? Because the Lottery is based on the all-important premise that the games are 100% random (they are not), and in order to keep themselves from contradicting that premise, they cannot admit that inside information even exists (it does). Therefore, any player benefitting from such “non-existent” inside information is not in violation of any rules. That’s why the Lottery games are not only my Happy Place, but also the secret Happy Places of so many other Pro Players.

    Let me give you another example of how inside information can be applied to the detriment of the State Lottery Commission. On several occasions, my inside information led me to play the correct Pick-4 number in straight form in the New Hampshire Lottery game. Each time I wagered $40.00 on the number which I knew was going to be drawn, and each time I won $200,000.00. On one of these occasions, the State Lottery only sold a total of roughly $6,000.00 in tickets for that days Pick-4 game, which means that they actually lost $194,000.00 after they paid me my winnings. Were they happy about this? I’m certain that they were not, however, they usually make twice as much money as they pay out each day, so they were able to accept the loss and make up for it going forward. Now you may be wondering why I only wagered $40.00 on that number if I was so sure it was going to be drawn. Why did I not wager $200.00 on the number and walk away with $1 Million in winnings? Here’s where the fine print comes into play, and where once again the “rules of the game” play an integral part in the overall equation. In order to limit their exposure, the various State Lotteries impose a wagering cap in the Pick-3 and Pick-4 games. In the case of the New Hampshire Lottery, they will only accept a total of $40.00 worth of straight wagers on any Pick-4 number each day. This caps their total potential exposure at $200,000, the exact amount that I have won in this game multiple times.

    By now you are probably wondering exactly what this “inside information,” which I keep talking about  in respect to the Lottery games, is all about, and furthermore, how exactly is it possible to use it to cheat? I have spent the last 38 years of my life exclusively cultivating the sources of this inside information and developing methods to properly apply it. What may surprise you the most is that the majority players don’t even have a clue that this inside information exists, and many that do, have no idea where to find it or how to use it to their advantage. My goal, and what has become my life’s mission, is to change all that by showing players everywhere, not only how to find this inside information, but also how to properly apply it to their games. The way I see it, if there are no rules preventing players from winning through the use of inside information, then everyone should be doing it.

    So what exactly is this “inside information?” In order to properly answer that question, I will once again present an analogy. Just as all the inside information I needed to win at Horseracing was hidden in plain view on the Tote board, all the inside information you need to win the Lottery is hidden in plain view within the laws of probability. The key to understanding the laws of probability is recognizing that the longer your analysis period is, the more influence the laws of probability will have on the outcome of the games. Let’s take the Pick-3 game for example. There are 1,000 possible numbers (000 thru 999) that can be drawn in straight form. According to ideal probability, each of these numbers should be drawn once for each 1,000 drawings that take place. You will notice that I said “ideal” probability, which is something that never, or very rarely, happens. Actual probability tells us that the longer a number goes without being drawn, the more likely it is to be drawn. For example, a straight Pick-3 number that has not been drawn for 1,000 days is mildly overdue. If the same number is out for 3,000 days, then it is moderately overdue. After being absent from the game for 6,000 draws, it becomes highly overdue, and after not appearing for 10,000 draws, it becomes critically overdue. This may sound like a very simple proclamation, and it is, however, if you apply it across the board to every component of a Pick-3 or Pick-4 number, you can see many levels of probability at work at the same time.

    For example, let’s say that the number 123 has not come up at all in the last 3,000 drawings. You could then consider it moderately overdue, and rightfully so. What if the Front Pair 12 is also out three times longer than expected. That makes the number 123 even more appealing, and if the Back Pair 23 is critically overdue, we would now have three distinct reasons to like the number 123. But wait, there is more to look at here. What if the digit 1 in the first position has been out for 47 days. Probability tells us that we should see it drawn once in every ten days in each position. That gives us another reason to like the number 123. Let’s also say that the digit 3 in the last position is out, not only for 33 days, but that it has only been drawn once in the last 100 days. This makes the digit 3 critically overdue as well, since probability tells us that each digit should be drawn an average of 10 times in each position for every 100 draws. I have now accumulated six separate factors telling us that the number 123 is a fantastic bet.

    Does this mean that a straight wager on the number 123 is a sure thing? Absolutely not, because there is no such thing as a sure thing, other than the fact that the number 123 WILL eventually be drawn, even if it takes another three years! So what good is all of this inside information? Once again, this is where we can continue to use probability to our advantage. In the case of the number 123, I would advise playing it for 10 days, while all of these overdue trends are present at the same time. If this number is drawn, then you will win $500.00 for your $10.00 investment. If it is not drawn, then you are out $10.00. If you were to wager another $10.00 on each of the next nine numbers that look as overdue as the 123, chances are that one of them will end up giving you a winning ticket. Even if you have to play ten different overdue numbers for ten days before you get a win, you will have only invested $100.00 to win $500.00, which represents a 5 to 1 return on your wagering investment. Keep in mind that the way the Lottery is designed, the majority of players who blindly wager $100.00 on Pick-3 numbers will only win an average of $50.00. That’s the 2 to 1 against the player structure of the game at work. If you were going to invest $100 in your State’s Pick-3 game, would you rather lose $50.00 or win $500.00. I think we all know the answer to that question!

    But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. What I have just presented is a very basic version of using the inside information that is available to all players. Rest assured that I have not spent the last 36 years of my life employing just basic probability. My greatest accomplishment has been actually learning how to recognize the uniquely individual “personalities” of the various digits in each States games. I have ascertained that each State’s game behaves slightly differently, and each digit in each game has its own distinct characteristics. Learning how to distinguish these differences is almost like tracking each digits DNA, something I like to call the individual digits’ personality. I have learned that there are things that work well in the New York game that simply do not apply to the Ohio game, and vice versa, just like there are things that reap great benefits in the Florida game that simply have no value in the California game, and again, vice versa. Allow me to explain.

    Each State’s game behaves slightly differently when you look closely at each individual digits “near term” patterns and trends. By near term I am referring to the behavior of the individual digits during 10, 20 or 30 day cycles. In retrospect, the long term patterns and trends of the individual digits in every game are essentially the same across the board. This again is due to the predictively measureable long term influences of the laws of probability.  By understanding the particular near term personalities of the digits in your States game, you can gain a tremendous advantage when it comes to forecasting which digits will most likely be drawn next. It’s really no different than knowing where the “smart money” is being wagered, or recognizing your opponents “tells.” So where do you go to become privy to all of this inside information, and more importantly, how do you learn to apply it to your game to develop the insight that allows you to turn it into cold hard cash winnings?

    The best way to gain an intimate, and yes I mean intimate, understanding of the distinct personalities of each of the digits in your State’s games is through the use of the internationally acclaimed Money Map system. The Money Maps are widely heralded as the best Pick-3 and Pick-4 systems available, and you may be surprised to learn that many of my competitors, especially the ones that do actually play the games, use them as well. When I talk about becoming intimate with the personalities of the digits in your game, you may at first think that I have gone completely crazy. The truth is that there are hundreds of players all around this country and around the world consistently using this system to play and win their games, and they have been for many years. Can all of these players possibly be crazy too, or do they keep winning because they have learned how to spot and apply the coveted inside information just like I do? Every one of my Pro Players has a copy of the Money Map and none of them would ever consider playing their game without it. That right there should tell you how essential the information proved by the Money Maps is to your success.

    Once you put the Money Map systems to work against your State’s games, you will immediately see the flow of the numbers in a whole new way. You will understand why certain digits and certain numbers are drawn, and you will actually begin to understand how to anticipate what is most likely going to happen next in your game. It’s actually quite uncanny how this system can visually reveal so many aspects of the games activity almost instantaneously. Will you win every night? Well of course not; this is inside information, legal cheating, not outright armed robbery! Using the Money Maps puts you in touch with the distinct pulse of your State’s games, in a way that you never before thought was possible. This system has for many years been my first and foremost “secret weapon,” and it is the same secret weapon that hundreds of players around the country have come to count on for their inside information as well.

    Keep in mind that your State Lottery also has a secret weapon, and it’s called probability. They use it against the masses of uninformed players with whom they engage to structure their games in such a way to insure that the odds are always stacked 2 to 1 in favor of the Lottery. That means for every $1,000.00 that the players spend, the Lottery will always make an average profit of $500.00. It’s a great business model, unless of course you are the player! By using the laws of probability against the Lottery, you are able to not only level the playing field, but actually swing the odds in your favor as my winning tickets and checks have demonstrated time and time again. I have devoted a large part of my life to creating the best tools available to give all of us a fair shot at Lottery cash, and players everywhere have continually benefited from my work. As long as there are no rules against using inside information to cheat, then we, the informed players, have a green light to grab as much Lottery cash as we want.

    I am aware that many players would love to try the Money Map systems in their State games, however, the initial cost of purchasing the systems makes them hesitate. If you are a serious Pick-3 or Pick-4 player who is ready to use this valuable inside information to bring your play to the next level, the winning level, then consider this. A proven system that can help you win your games consistently for many years to come can truly change your life. I can assure you that once you put the Money map systems to work against your States games and begin cashing in winning tickets, you will realize that these systems are a bargain at any price. I urge you to join the hundreds of players who use inside information every day to cheat the games, and who smile from ear to ear every time they cash in a fistful of their own winning tickets!

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GOOD LUCK…Steve Player