Until recently I didn't fully appreciate the value of pairs. When I would stop posting pairs, I would get a flood of PMs and emails asking me to do the pairs again. I couldn't understand why until a few people shared with me how they play them and make money.
All of us have favorite numbers like telephone area codes/prefixes, house number, license plate number, etc. So when you look at pairs (mine or someone elses) see if any of them match your favorite number. So for MI Midday you see that I have the pair 47. One of your favorite numbers is 147. You would play 147 417 and 471. Bet those tickets straight/box (in MI they call it Two-Way). All wagers I will talk about are done that way.
Playing as I just described will guarantee a win, IF your number hits. You will have 3 2-way box hits @ $41 = $123 plus a straight @ $291 for a win of $414 on a $3 bet.
Lets say that you just really, really like that 47 pair and you think it will hit. Then you play x47 4x7 and 47x where x=0-9. If the 47 pair hits, you will have a winner. You will have 3 box hits @ $41 = $123 plus the straight @ $291 for a total of $414 on a $30 bet.
There are other ways to play, of course. If there is a digit that is way overdue, you could play all ten of my pairs and put the overdue digit with them. Of course, the straight is not guaranteed, but is possible.
I know of at least 3 people that play my pairs by playing the 30 ticket method and they do very well.
I'm not saying that anyone needs to play my pairs, but now you know HOW to play them!