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# Possible number combinations...

Topic closed. 21 replies. Last post 11 years ago by pumpi76.

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Zeta Reticuli Star System
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 Posted: April 11, 2006, 2:19 pm - IP Logged

It may be called a hexidecimal in mathematics but it doesnt exist in lottery pick 3's.

The state lottery pick 3 is nothing but an exact copy of an old ghetto game called "policy".  Policy was a 5 cents bet at first (and millions were made a bucket of nickels at a time, so much so that The Outfit - ahem! - took it over).

After "The Outfit" took over it bacame a \$1 bet to win \$500 ( \$450 if the middle digit was 1 - who's going to question "Guido" and who is going to go to the cops complaining about a payout in an illegal game?)

The number was derived from the last three dollar digits from the total mutual handle at a specified race track. The race tracks were rotated to prevent anyone from "loading up" on the last race and manipulating the tote board.

As has been shown here, if the digits for a pick 3 went beyond ten (0 to 9) the odds would make the game basically not worth playing.

The house "pc" is the difference between what it should pay a winner and what it actually does pay. The oods on a pick 3 are 999:1. The payout on a striaght hit is 500:1. The 499 not paid out (true odds) is the "per" on that bet for the house.

In American roulette (with a 0 and 00) there are 38 numbers on the wheel. The payout for hitting any one number straight up shouod be 37 to 1, (true odds) not the 35 to 1 that casinos pay. The 2 units not paid is the "pc" (percentage).

(Oddly, except for a couple of bets, the house edge on a roulette game is always 5.26%).

The Carolinas - Charlotte
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Progressive betting would work, however, with the odds that much higher, you will need to rely on larger skip values in your filters in order to parce out the right selection at the right time.

The North Carolina Education Lottery - so much a joke that here are their mascots:

Tx
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 Posted: April 11, 2006, 2:30 pm - IP Logged

Maybe LottoMike might not have too much trouble winning even then.

I need to learn programming, at least some anyway. At least spreadsheet use and or programming.

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 Posted: April 11, 2006, 2:32 pm - IP Logged

LANTERN

I can help a little with spreadsheets...not a whole lot, but a little.

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Tx
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 Posted: April 11, 2006, 2:39 pm - IP Logged

cps10 That is very good, I might take you up on that in the future sometime, I will try to learn spreadsheet use soon sometime this year as soon as possible. It might be easier than learning programming.

But will also try to learn basic, quickbasic and maybe old Visual Basic 3 or 6, as now there are Windows programs in which they can be used more or less and also DOS programs of course.

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 Posted: April 11, 2006, 2:44 pm - IP Logged

CPS10

I don't bother with trying to predict skips or with predicting anything else, my methods are always reduction systems, you might call it reverse or negative predicting.

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 Posted: April 11, 2006, 4:09 pm - IP Logged

hey guys thank you very much, and sfillipo is right, if you were to increase the range from 0-14 and not from 0-9 there will still be 6 ways one can box the 3 numbers.....thank you guys....guys no i am not with the state lottery (I had to laugh at your comments about it though:) )...guys i agree to with you all, there are still very few people winning anyways....guys i believe that the lottery corporation will change the range and add more numbers if the number of players playing pick 3 were to increase/duplicate 3 folds... don't you agree...

michael

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