|Posted: August 13, 2004, 8:58 pm - IP Logged|
However, using the current prize structure when I test with Random Selections over various States I only get 44.5% for Pick 3 so I've used that.
I think things will get interesting later on when Players such as yourself get up around the $8,000 mark. It's important that any Player who is itching to get to that level be patient and stick to their system if it's working. I expect later on there will be quite a few on the same % marks and that may be the time to raise the bar to i$10,000 spent.
I value your comments; sometimes I wonder whether I'm just talking to myself. In fact I think I've been talking too much lately and not doing enough nitty gritty work.
I originally came to this forum to get some idea of what others were achieving in Pick 6 games and later on PowerBall games after working on my system for 2 years. You may recall I promoted the idea that one's success should be measured against that achieved by Random Selections and this was before Todd was producing his Prediction Statistics; I even posted some tables for reference.
In the Pick 6 and PowerBall games I've pretty well had to work out what others are achieving by looking at their methods. To tell the truth most of them I looked at in my early days of endeavor. However, with Pick 3 and Pick 4 I have some meaningful figures to compare whatever I achieve with. Pick 3 and Pick 4 are not played in Australia.
So I'm psyching myself up now that I've got the measuring sorted out to begin my adventure; I won't begin until I'm in the right mood then I could well work all night. Initially I will approach it on the basis of treating them the same way I do PowerBalls; if that don't work I'll keep slugging away until I find it. This usually involves strange behavior like jumping out of bed and rushing to the computer to try something before the thought is lost at 3 am in the morning. There is a thrill that people who do a bit of creative programming get when something works that is probably hard for others to realize. You start singing out YES! YES!, jumping up and down and doing high fives with yourself in front of the mirror.
Some of us are in it for the challenge, the thrill of the chase and proving the pundits who say it is impossible wrong; money returned is just another way of expressing the win ratios.