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Which would be best for me: Straight, Boxed, or Combo?

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Which would be best for me: Straight, Boxed, or Combo?

Straight [ 1 ]  [10.00%]
Boxed [ 6 ]  [60.00%]
Combo [ 3 ]  [30.00%]
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Guru101's avatar - rw6jhh
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Posted: January 21, 2007, 7:14 pm - IP Logged

The only lottery I've pretty much played has been PowerBall, but lately I've been thinking about playing Pick 4. Which method do you think is best? Straight, Boxed, or Combo? Straight has the biggest prize, but you have to get it in the exact order. Boxed is easier than straight, but doesn't pay out nearly as much. Combo is midway through. I've been looking at the past results of Daily 4(Indiana's Pick 4 game), and was able to create a computer program that can eliminate up to 80% of non-winning sets. But that is only what I have done SO FAR. I just might be able to eliminate even more. Possibly beyond 90%. So now that I have this computer program, which way should I go? I'm thinking Combo would be best because even if I wouldn't have to get the numbers in the exact order, I would still end up getting a decent payout.Group Hug

Gonna win.Big Smile

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    Posted: January 21, 2007, 7:32 pm - IP Logged

    The only lottery I've pretty much played has been PowerBall, but lately I've been thinking about playing Pick 4. Which method do you think is best? Straight, Boxed, or Combo? Straight has the biggest prize, but you have to get it in the exact order. Boxed is easier than straight, but doesn't pay out nearly as much. Combo is midway through. I've been looking at the past results of Daily 4(Indiana's Pick 4 game), and was able to create a computer program that can eliminate up to 80% of non-winning sets. But that is only what I have done SO FAR. I just might be able to eliminate even more. Possibly beyond 90%. So now that I have this computer program, which way should I go? I'm thinking Combo would be best because even if I wouldn't have to get the numbers in the exact order, I would still end up getting a decent payout.Group Hug

    Start with box.  As your lottery funds grow - go to combo.

    love to nibble those micey feet.

     

                                 

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      Posted: January 21, 2007, 7:38 pm - IP Logged

      Start with box.  As your lottery funds grow - go to combo.

      Thats the route to take...!

                                                   

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        Guru101's avatar - rw6jhh
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        Posted: January 21, 2007, 7:41 pm - IP Logged

        Could someone explain what the wagers are for? It says mark your amount: $1, $2, $5, or $10. What purpose do these serve?

          Guru101's avatar - rw6jhh
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          Posted: January 21, 2007, 8:05 pm - IP Logged

          Could someone explain what the wagers are for? It says mark your amount: $1, $2, $5, or $10. What purpose do these serve?

          Oh wait. Does it multiply your win? Say you wagered $2 on a set, you would multiply your win by 2?

            dumars798's avatar - batman17
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            Posted: January 21, 2007, 8:28 pm - IP Logged

            Start with box.  As your lottery funds grow - go to combo.

            I Agree!

                    Smart bets...... Equal Phat Pocket$!

                                 

                         





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              Posted: January 21, 2007, 9:49 pm - IP Logged

              It depends on several things. Pick 3 is better STR and Pick 4 is better BOX because STR they take taxes and already the Lottery takeout is 50% (a 50c ticket has a 1/1000 chance to win 500 times 50c).

              All that BOX means, is for the same 50c you are covering all the arrangements of those 3 or 4 digits. But, you get a fraction of the top prize based on how many STR numbers that combination covers. But, the odds to win are similarly reduced. Basically you get what you pay for. It's just that with Pick 4 BOX they usually don't have to withhold taxes.

              The worst bugaboo with BOX is deciding to play Doubles or non-Doubles, or more rare boxes. Doubles and non-Doubles come out almost equally on Pick 4. I suggest if you box PICK 4 you should play your best non-Double, your best Double, and, if you haven't seen a DoubleDouble or Triple in a while, toss one in until one comes out. Recently I "smelled" a DD and one did come out but was not the one I picked.

                dumars798's avatar - batman17
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                Posted: January 21, 2007, 10:56 pm - IP Logged

                It depends on several things. Pick 3 is better STR and Pick 4 is better BOX because STR they take taxes and already the Lottery takeout is 50% (a 50c ticket has a 1/1000 chance to win 500 times 50c).

                All that BOX means, is for the same 50c you are covering all the arrangements of those 3 or 4 digits. But, you get a fraction of the top prize based on how many STR numbers that combination covers. But, the odds to win are similarly reduced. Basically you get what you pay for. It's just that with Pick 4 BOX they usually don't have to withhold taxes.

                The worst bugaboo with BOX is deciding to play Doubles or non-Doubles, or more rare boxes. Doubles and non-Doubles come out almost equally on Pick 4. I suggest if you box PICK 4 you should play your best non-Double, your best Double, and, if you haven't seen a DoubleDouble or Triple in a while, toss one in until one comes out. Recently I "smelled" a DD and one did come out but was not the one I picked.

                Well said LckyLarry!

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