|Posted: April 5, 2011, 6:19 pm - IP Logged|
One of the simplest systems for 12 numbers in a pick 6 lottery consists of selecting the 12 numbers by any method you choose (birthday numbers, statistical lottery charts, etc.) and then grouping the 12 numbers into 4 groups of 3 numbers each. You then play each of the 3 number groups with each other which will result in 6 combinations to play. If you are lucky enough to guess all 6 of the numbers drawn by the lottery within your 12 numbers, you have a chance to win at least 3 "four out of 6" prizes.
Depending on the way your lottery pays out in prizes, you can win 1 "four out 6" prize with only 4 numbers selected correctly, but you would be required to get either one 3 number group right with all 3 numbers and then have the other number in one of the other 3 number groups, or get 2 numbers right in two of the 3 number groups. In order to win the jackpot, you would have to guess all 3 numbers right in 2 of the 3 number groups. With 5 numbers guessed correctly, you could get a "5 out of 6" prize by getting 3 numbers right in one 3 number group and 2 numbers right in another 3 number group. Here is the basic pattern using the numbers 1-12 for the 6 combinations.
1-2-3-4-5-6 1-2-3-7-8-9 1-2-3-10-11-12 4-5-6-7-8-9
It is a good basic little system that one can take with him or her to any state and play while on a trip, vacation, etc. and increase ones odds of winning a prize without spending a lot of money because it is easy to remember.