Number Movement Patterns compares the number of analyzed draw/ticket with the winning numbers of the previous draw.
For example the latest three draws in Expert Lotto 6/49 Demo lottery are:
|2010/28 Sun 2nd||23||29||36||42||44||47|||
|2010/28 Sun 1st||06||13||14||19||41||42|||
|2010/28 Wed 2nd||02||13||16||17||25||40|||
The Number Movement Pattern for draw 2010/28 Sun 2nd is ++++++ because all its winning numbers are greater than numbers at appropriate position in the previous draw.
The movement pattern for draw 2010/28 Sun 1st is +=-+++. The first winning number is 6 which is greater than number 2 at previous draw, so the first part of number movement pattern value is "+". The second number, 13, is the same as in previous draw, so the pattern continues with "=" sign. Number 14 is lower than number 16 at the same position in previous draw, so the next part of movement pattern is "-". The rest of the winning numbers are greater than the numbers in previous draw, so the movement pattern ends with "+++".
These statistics are available in summary form and also as per-ticket properties.
See also Digits Movement Patterns statistics and Number Movement Pattern filter.