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# \$\$ Beat The Pick 3 Odds \$\$

Topic closed. 34 replies. Last post 8 years ago by Acheron.

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Kentucky
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 Posted: August 26, 2008, 5:13 pm - IP Logged

I disagree, the 8.3% chance will only apply when you're certain that there'll be no repeats.
But how will you know that? By tracking doubles? Surely you could find better ways of profitting from that!

Having a 6% random chance in all 100 drawings is the same as having 8.3% in the around 72 of those 100 drawings that will have no matching digits. By boxing 5 different digits in every drawing, it's a given you can't win all the next 100 drawings so the only necessary percentage is how many of the around 72 drawings you need to win to show a profit and that number is 13.

There are many methods for choosing which 5 digits and while unlikely, it's possible to match 3 of the 5 every time 3 different digits are drawn. By using a progressive betting method it's possible to show a nice profit by winning less than 13 times out of 100 drawings too.

"Surely you could find better ways of profitting from that!"

Most pick-3 boxes pay \$83 or \$80 for a \$1 bet so playing 10 different boxes reduces the win expectation to about 8 to 1 on each bet whether the wager is \$1 or \$60 on each box. To show a profit you need to win once out of every 7 times if you make the same bet each time.  If Shawn can continue to win 3 out of every 9 drawings it will be a very nice profit.

There might be better ways of getting a larger profit by using another method but that's a different topic.

Dallas, TX
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 Posted: August 26, 2008, 9:16 pm - IP Logged

I've been tracking different states for doubles & tripples (when they show up, instant lost), so far New Mexico has a nice singles. The only thing I need to guess on is getting the 3 numbers out of 5, been having a lot of bad luck lately. Trying again tomorrow.

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austell georgia
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 Posted: September 4, 2008, 11:43 am - IP Logged

thanks texas madman i hit on 2nd day using your system in ga lottery but i 1.00 boxed it and won 80.00 not bad for a 10.00 bet

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 Posted: September 4, 2008, 12:07 pm - IP Logged

thanks texas madman i hit on 2nd day using your system in ga lottery but i 1.00 boxed it and won 80.00 not bad for a 10.00 bet

No problem.  Congrats!

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 Posted: September 14, 2008, 11:32 pm - IP Logged

Hey Tex~
Its a nice boxed wheeling system but having all 3 numbers within your selection of 5 numbers does not constitute a single 50/50 chance, (if I understand you correctly) you have a 50/50 chance of having each number drawn from your selection, ie: 50/50 chance for the first digit, 50/50 chance for the second, 50/50 for the third, hence....2 x 2 x 2 = 1 chance in 8, the results youve gotten support this~

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