Quite a number of years ago, after reading some of Gail Howard's writings somewhere I think, I started using 1/4 inch quadrille paper to keep my 6 digit lotto game stats on. It works great for developing "hit" and "miss" charts for each number in the game. You can "X" out a box for a hit and then start numbering after that from 1 to whatever until the next hit so you know how long each number has been without a hit., etc. This same paper can be used to create hit and miss charts for each of the 3 digit positions also if one is interested in that info. I also used it to keep track of the 3 digit pairs that hit and this could be for all of the "straight" hit pairs of which there are 100 front, 100 back, and 100 splits (front # and back #) or just for the 55 "boxed" pairs. I also used it to keep my 3 digit database on for all of the numbers as they hit each day and night. I start each week on Monday and use two squares for the day draw and two squares for the night draw. I separate the days using red ink line and of course use a "day" heading for each column thru Sun nights draw (most states do not have a Sunday day draw). In this manner after awhile I can easily see what numbers have hit on any particular day all the way back up thru the year. Sometimes in DE I have noticed that particular pairs of numbers really like to hit on the same day of the week two weeks in a row. With this chart I am always looking at what hit the week before above where the next draw will be hitting. If I am playing a number with a pair that is in the number that hit the week before above were this weeks number will land, I might want to put a little extra on my number in case this happens. With that idea in mind, on to the topic in the title. I also use this paper to develope what I call the "220" chart. I call it the 220 chart because there are exactly 220 different numbers that are used to compile the 1000 straight numbers in the 3 digit game. 120 of these 220 are called the "6 way" box numbers, 90 of them are called the "3 way" box numbers, and then there are the 10 triple numbers to make the 220 total. When you multiply out the 120-6 way box #s by 6, you get 720. You would also be writing out all 6 possible combinations of the 6 way box numbers to get 720 of the straight plays. The 90- 3way box numbers....

[ More ]

]]>