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How to play Pick 3

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I get quite a few PMs weekly asking me what numbers to play.  I know it is confusing with so many people predicting for so many states.  Here are some suggestions:

1)  Watch to see who is doing the best for your state and start playing some or all of their predictions.

2)  Take a deck of playing cards, remove all of the face cards, and deal out 3 cards at a time to give you your picks.  Don't laugh..this has about as much of a chance as anything else!

3)  As I have pointed out in another post, the lowest number is most often 0-2, the middle number is most often 1-8, and the highest number is 7-9.  There is no mystery about this..it just makes mathematical sense!  So, playing those combos would give you 72 tickets to play.  If you drop the "pure" (all odd digits or all even digits), you end up with 50 tickets.  Here is a chart of the 50 divided into 5 columns of 10:

0

1

7

0

5

7

1

2

7

1

6

9

2

4

9

0

1

8

0

5

8

1

2

8

1

7

8

2

5

7

0

1

9

0

5

9

1

2

9

1

8

8

2

5

8

0

2

7

0

6

7

1

3

8

1

8

9

2

5

9

0

2

9

0

6

9

1

4

7

2

2

7

2

6

7

0

3

7

0

7

7

1

4

8

2

2

9

2

6

9

0

3

8

0

7

8

1

4

9

2

3

7

2

7

7

0

3

9

0

7

9

1

5

8

2

3

8

2

7

8

0

4

7

0

8

9

1

6

7

2

3

9

2

7

9

0

4

9

1

1

8

1

6

8

2

4

7

2

8

9

Now, you can play this anyway you decide.  Maybe you think that the lowest digit will be a 1, so you play the tickets in the chart that start with 1.  Or maybe you use some method of choosing one of the sets to play, and you play that set of 10 numbers (you could get out the deck of playing cards again to decide 1 through 5).

Don't play a lot of money on it.  If you play at 5Dimes, play 25 cent tickets.  Watch the draws in your state and compare the results with the chart (with no money bet!!).  See if it works for you! 

I think you will find this useful, if not profitable!!

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