For Pick 3 lottery there are 3 numbers from 0 to 9 drawn independently to form a 3-digit winning number (e.g. 123). The odds for each of these single digit numbers are the same: 1 in 10.

Thus, if we consider 30 draw span in a lottery there are 90 single-digit numbers drawn in that time. If we apply mathematical odds to all the Pick 3 available numbers (10 of them) in 30 draws each number should be drawn 9 times. Compare this with the frequency chart for 30 draws in June 2012 in Kansas Pick 3 lottery:

0 - 14

1 - 10

2 - 4

3 - 8

4 - 10

5 - 8

6 - 13

7 - 4

8 - 7

9 - 12

Total is 90 as expected. But look at the distribution - not a single number was drawn at its mathematical odds. The difference between the highest and the lowest is 10, the highest was drawn over 3 times more than the lowest. What happened to the mathematical odds, why all the numbers aren't at 9 times frequency as they are supposed to be?

Because there is a feature called the CURRENT ODDS - the odds at which each individual number is drawn at current time. Current odds are independent from the mathematical odds and, while mathematical odds always remain the same, the current ones constantly fluctuate. By using appropriate statistics these odds can be identified and applied to selecting numbers for actual playing.

There is evidence that the current odds for each number do exist and they may sinificantly affect the results of playing. Here is the proof.

Kansas Pick 3 lottery, the month of June 2012, 30 draws. I picked this month without any bias or prejudice - it is the latest data I have available for the whole month at the time of writing (July 20/12).

I compared (backtracked) 2 selection methods for this period of time. I used box play for singles and selected in each case 8 numbers wheeled into 56 combinations. Doubles were ignored.

The methods selected for comparison were hot numbers (the most frequent) for the latest 30 draws and cold numbers (the least frequent), also for the latest 30 draws.

With each dra....

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