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My Review Of The Silver Lotto System by Ken Silver

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This system has been available in one shape or another since the early 1990's. That's some pedigree!

It was originally sold through a national newspaper 'down under' in little old New Zealand where Ken lives. Back in those pre-internet 'mail order' days it was called 'Lotto Link', and over 3,000 copies were sold. And despite a one year money back guarantee, no complaints were ever registered and only 6 people people requested a refund. That's almost unheard of.

Then in 2001 it went online and was renamed the 'Honest Lotto System' - because as Ken says 'the world's most honest lotto system', before finally becoming officially known as the Silver Lotto System in 2007.

So It's 20 Years Old!?

This lottery system has certainly been available in one form or another for 20 years. But obviously it's been developed and updated many times since that first version was published.

"I've won Division 3 and 4 for most weeks I have played, winning over 99% (that's 99 out of every 100 draws)." - Ken Silver

But a couple of important things have NOT changed. Firstly, Ken does NOT guarantee you will walk away with a jackpot. That's important to remember - you need to be realistic here. This is about getting a better chance of winning, not some ridiculous 'miracle lottery beating system'.

And secondly, you can still test this 'on paper' until you happy to spend real money. By that I mean you can create your entries and do everything as if it were real without risking money on actually buying tickets. You won't be claiming any prizes, but it means you can prove if it works to yourself before you start risking your own money on buying ticket.

So What Does It Actually Do?

OK, let me just quickly tick off the things it does NOT do first, then I'll get more specific.

This is not about hot or cold numbers, and it's not about lucky numbers. It's also not about creating any giant syndicate or anything like that. It's also got nothing to do with prediction.

Right, now that's out of the way, here's what you're getting...

First the book gets the usual introductory stuff out of the way. Then moves on to planning your approach - choosing the right game, and budgeting and all that stuff. It's a bit dull, but necessary and only a few pages, so don't skip it!

Then Ken starts getting into the meat of how this system gives you a better chance of winning.

Firstly he discusses some of the Key Factors you will be using to create a 'spread' of numbers to maximise your chances. It's all about profiling the way winning results fall.

filling out the profiles

But he doesn't reveal all of his secret sauce here. It's more of a hint.

Why? Two reasons really - 1. to stop other people copying the Silver Lotto System, and 2. because you simply don't need to know all the complicated stuff behind it, you just want the simple rules to follow instead.

Then you're straight in to following 'step-by-step' how to create your own Master Number Profile. This involves following some very specific rules determined by the game you are playing, and building up 3 profiles of initial number selections. Don't worry, it's so easy even I could do it, and this first step will only take around 10-15 minutes.

Note: there are basically 3 different formulas here to create your selections. Which you use is determined by the game you choose to play, and how many balls are in that game. So if your game has 40 or less numbers you'll use the first system, but if it has 49 numbers you'll use the second one. If your game doesn't have the right number of balls to fit one of these 3, then you've chosen the wrong game to play in the first place!

So from your initial 3 profiles, you now simply 'fill down' the columns (even easier) to end up with 3 sets of 40 combinations in total. This should only take another 10 minutes to do.

You do NOT have to play all of these combinations. Ken advises how to budget and choose which ones to play. You do need to play at least 9 of them though, and more is of course going to be better.

And in a nutshell that's it.

Once you've created your master set of combinations, you don't even need to do it ever again - unless you change the game you play, or the game itself changes (sometimes the lottery company do things like add extra balls to a game, but it's rare of course).


On the one hand I like this system because it is so easy to do. If you've ever tried reading a lottery book before and got lost in crazy maths and number confusion, you'll love the simplicity of this. But the problem is, it just doesn't work very well in reality. And if you want to know more about why this should even work in the first place - forget it, there's no information to be had and you're not getting anything out of Ken (but thanks anyway for contributing to buying his next car...). You'd actually be better off using Win Lotto Systems, which is a similar price but much more effective.

TIP: here's a useful extra tip from me if you do decide to try this one. If your budget only allows 9 or 10 combinations - don't play every draw. Instead, play 20 combinations every second draw. Your chances are better if you do this.

You can also play on paper to build up your confidence first. But I'd be a little careful of how long you play on paper for, because there are real examples of people missing out on jackpot because they didn't buy the real tickets. A paper-only jackpot is nowhere near as much fun :-).