Authors Spotlight: Simon Duringer

How To Win On a Lottery by Simon Duringer


In a period of austerity, paycuts and rising unemployment it seems ironic that the sales of lottery tickets appear to buck the downward trend and lottery operators continue to report record sales growth…

It is for this reason that Lotto Systems feel now is the time to assist lottery players in achieving success with their lottery hopes and dreams by sharing the top 20 lotto beating systems, enabling players to make wiser number choices based upon half a decade of statistical analysis that spans the entire history of the UK National lottery.

These systems all devised in house have assisted those at Lotto Systems to win hundreds of prizes in a few short years of studying and playing lotteries, systems that can be adapted to any global lottery with relative ease.

Lotto Systems have operated websites sharing their analysis since 2008 but have recently decided to return exclusively to paperback and kindle to share their secrets of success.

Buy the book now and quickly see the benefits of changing those randomly generated unlucky numbers into; well chosen, adrenalin busting, regular money winning numbers….transform your lottery nights and be the envy of your friends for the price of a take away meal and an evening of reading!

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Top Customer Reviews

on September 16, 2013
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I’ve never really played lottery games very much. I have played scratch tickets from time to time, but up until last year there were many other gambling options close to where I lived in Arizona.

The large number of Indian casinos there and the geographical proximity to Nevada meant that I ignored any kind of lottery in favor of Blackjack, Roulette, Craps, and so on.

For decades in the Nevada casinos the main rule regarding gaming systems was that if you could do it mentally, you were not considered to be cheating. But in the 90s the casinos there began a practice of asking you to leave the table if they suspected you of card counting (mentally) at Blackjack. That and the abandonment of Five Card Stud poker as the dominant casino poker game in favor of the more remedial Texas Hold’Em made gambling much less fun than it used to be.

Then last year I left Arizona and moved to a Southeastern state that has beautiful beaches but few gambling options. In fact, scratch games and the state lottery are the only options, other than one Indian casino more than 200 miles away.

I have a decent library of gaming system books, and they are all built around two essential truths. (1) There is no system with guaranteed results and (2) random number sequences derived from a given range appear as trends or patterns over time.

The latter statement is the basis of weather prediction, financial analysis, economics, craps betting systems, roulette systems, and so on. It is also the reason that electronic devices are banned on the casino floor in every casino I have been in.

Mr. Duringer has provided a book that takes those two essential truths and provides multiple means of analyzing past lottery results as an aid in picking numbers for an upcoming lottery drawing. And best of all, his book makes use of the fact that though electronic aid is not legally available in casinos, such aid is freely available for your computer or other device in the way of spreadsheets.

Those looking for a system that utilizes birth dates, zodiac signs and such should bypass this book. But if you are a gambler that doesn’t mind a small amount of work to determine the best numbers to choose for an upcoming lottery draw and you are familiar with spreadsheet construction then you will find much of interest in this book. In fact, I would consider it a must-have.

There are many color coded charts from which various spreadsheets can be built and they are designed to be used singly or concurrent with other sheets to help you select pick numbers. Various analysis methods using the information derived from the charts are explained in detail. This approach can greatly enhance the fun derived from playing a lottery.

In addition to charts and analysis methods Mr. Duringer explains in some detail the history of lotteries as well as the types of games found around the world. He also has provided web links to many of the various lotteries around the globe and numerous U.S. state lotteries. His charts and historical data are based on the United Kingdom National Lottery but the logic of the charts and analyses is applicable to all lotteries.

‘How Do I Win On A Lottery? The Top Twenty Lotto Systems’ has a permanent place on my Kindle. If you are a lotto player then you need this book. It is money well spent.


Stray Bullet by Simon Duringer


A police detective wakes up in a hospital bed with a bullet wound to the chest and an impaired memory. Told he’s a hero, somehow he doesn’t feel heroic despite saving the Vatican envoy’s life…

When his parents are killed in a car accident, Jack Shaw’s devastation leads him down a path of self destruction; until an unconventional friend comes knocking and lures him into a world where he can learn to live again whilst exorcising his inner demons…

As Jack and Harvey’s paths cross, a dark secret is revealed, a secret which will endanger their lives…

‘”In Stray Bullet, Simon Duringer has given us a tense, transatlantic thriller whose resolution will confound your expectations.”

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Top Customer Reviews

on November 12, 2013
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Simon Duringer has written a fast-paced crime thriller with a cliff-hanger twist that is crying out to be a mini TV series. Emotionally damaged by the accidental death of his parents, the protagonist, Jack Shaw, graduates from his first brutal, vengeful murder to become a highly-paid assassin for a powerful crime family. The other leading character is Jack’s opposite: modest, hard-working, a family man who has never thought of himself as a hero, Harvey is a professional crime-fighter. Stray Bullet, is essentially a classic tale of good versus evil, Cain and Abel. It would be interesting to learn more about Jack Shaw. Was it the death of his parents that triggered his psychopathology, or was it already apparent in his youth? He appears to have had a loving relationship with his parents, so why does he have such blind loyalty to his “adopted” family, his mob boss? This is an exciting first novel that will leave you looking forward to the sequel.
on October 29, 2013
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A fast-paced tapestry of plot lines interwoven amongst clever writing and compelling characters. The story of Harvey and Jack has apparently just begun. So looking forward to the sequel!
on September 20, 2013
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This book came highly recommended by my mother, who also loved the word. I took this book on holidays with me and had it done in two days. Very well laid out story line and a good cast of characters. like all books, i knew there would be a twist and didnt’ quite see the end until the end. Of course! I most definitely recommend Stray Bullet – it will leave you wondering if this book was the first in a coming series….just hate to see good characters go, you know…

An Interview with Simon Duringer


1. When did you first realise you wanted to be a writer?

That’s a bit like the Miss World question isn’t it? I ought to say World Peace in response when actually I want to say, let’s mix it up a bit! I have never had that calling that the great writers who attended Oxford for literature degrees have had. Mine was more a subtle introduction over time. I have written for many a fly on the wall magazine in the past and came to realise that people were reading (and I am led to believe liking…) my stories. In about 2001 I started writing Stray Bullet but kept putting it down again as work intervened. But in 2013, yes really a decade or so later, I got it published. I have recently had it re-edited and re-released… It’s exciting times!

2. How long does it take you to write a book?

Two weeks ago I wrote a 20,000 word Novella in a weekend. Stray Bullet took ten years to complete… Go figure! It depends what is whirring around in my head at the time and indeed how much time I have available to transfer those thoughts and ideas to paper.

3. What is your work schedule like when you’re writing?

Please do not disturb… Genius in progress! (A legend in my own living room!) I irritate everybody in the household. I am unable to think about anything but the story in mind, become uncharacteristically unhelpful until things are on paper. It’s my Nemesis and the cause of many a heartache.

4. How many crime novels have you written?

Stray Bullet is the first. It is less crime more thriller, but the leading character is an unexpected assassin. Stray Bullet is the first of a trilogy. They are Novellas, only about 50,000 words, so an easy weekend read. Phoenix, the second in the trilogy is currently at around 25,000 words. At least 25k to go! I also have another on the go which I cannot talk too much about as I feel the storyline to be unique. I’m about a third of the way through it now. J

5. Which is your favourite and why?

Phoenix is turning out to be quite wonderful. The backdrop to the story is the scandal of the Vatican Bank in the 1970’s and I have been doing quite a lot of research to ensure my fictional story fits with the facts or rumours that were going on at the time. I am really quite excited about it and hope to finish it before the end of the year.

6. Where do you get your ideas?

A lot of my fictional ideas come from dreams… Does that make me crazy? I love sleep but never get enough of it. In fact my doctor recently prescribed me sleeping pills to ensure I actually get some. Lol… Do we sleep to dream or dream to sleep, now there’s a question!

7. Who is your favourite character from your own work and why?

Jack Shaw. He is totally influenced by others. His life should have been easy but it ends up being quite the opposite. He is too easily influenced by others and falls into the wrong crowd. Once there he becomes the best at what he does, but he’d have made a much better banker or something similar in mainstream life.

8. Which character from the work of others do you wish you’d invented and why?

I absolutely love the Matrix in modern times but also am a sucker for Sherlock Holmes (who isn’t?) Anything with advances in technology really appeal to me. When I first saw the Minority Report with Tom Cruise I said the computers he used weren’t that far off. The one I use today is so similar in so many ways. Technology is a nightmare and a wonder to behold at the same time. I wish I really did have a Time Machine as I think the characters long gone are fantastic but also can’t wait to see what the future holds.

9. If you could have been someone from history involved in crime (good or bad) who would that be and why?

Ronny Biggs – The man is a legend. I am sorry I know he is a criminal but the Great Train Robbery is every teenagers dream. That rebellious nature. Working against the system and saying to the masses that you really f**ked this up! He has avoided the 30 year jail sentence for almost all of his life. They didn’t kill anybody and what they did seemed harmless… I just think the guy is cool.

10. What are you working on now?

I am currently trying to finish Phoenix, The second in the Stray Bullet trilogy. It’s difficult because as an Indie author I also am trying to finish the edit for The Word – Volume 2 and given that How Do I Win on a Lottery, un-expectantly became an Amazon #1 Bestseller I am wondering if I should tidy it up and write a more user friendly version! So, there’s a great deal to watch out for and I hope the readers will stick with me in this journey.

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