United States Member #27050 November 26, 2005 40272 Posts Offline

Posted: December 15, 2009, 5:00 pm - IP Logged

Most of us know what vtracs are, and most have used them to work out plays for P3 and P4. I'm trying to work out a way to narrow down vtrac strings and possibly get a str8 out of the deal. :) Keep in mind that each vtrac string permutation has 16 str8 numbers.

First let's take a look at the catagories of vtracs, and how many numbers are in each catagory.

Quads

This one is pretty easy. This catagory has the least amount of str8s in it. Of the 5 quad vtracs, there are 16 numbers in each, totaling 80 str8s.

Triples

This catagory has 20 vtrac strings (boxed). For each string there are 4 possible combos. The total number of str8s in this catagory are 1280.

(20 X 4 X 16 = 1280)

Double/Doubles

This catagory has 10 vtrac strings (boxed). Each vtrac has possible 6 permutations. So the total number of str8s in this catagory are 960.

(10 X 6 X 16 = 960)

Doubles

This catagory has the largest number of total strings (30 boxed). Each vtrac has 12 permutations. So the total number of str8s in this catagory are 5760.

(12 X 30 X 16 = 5760)

Singles

This catagory has 5 vtrac strings (boxed). Each vtrac has 16 permutations. So the total number of str8s in this catagory are 1920.

(5 X 16 X 24 = 1920)

Have I lost you all yet!?!?!?

The total from each catagory added up should equal 10,000.

Now that's the ground work. You'll have to take a look at your state to see which vtrac is due. Since the double vtracs have the most numbers, you can start there. Once you find the longest out vtrac, then look at the str8 vtrac strings that have not fallen yet in your state.

I will use New Jersey as an example! :) Longest double vtrac out there is v2235. Looking over the history of this vtrac there are 3 strings that have not show in the past year. You can go back further to narrow the strings down, but again, this is just an example. Here are the str8 strings that have not shown this year.

We're coming up on this vtrac soon. Let's see if this works out. You can also do this with any of the catagories. For example v3335 in NJ is missing since Jan 5th!! Now triple vtracs have far less numbers compared to double vtracs so you can expect the long skips to occur. Try things like narrowing down the picks by keeping track of singles and doubles. When doubles are due, remove the singles from the strings, and so on.....

Hope this helps someone catch a str8 in YOUR state!!

Ohio United States Member #49980 February 21, 2007 34202 Posts Offline

Posted: December 16, 2009, 4:54 pm - IP Logged

Quote: Originally posted by calabs on December 15, 2009

Most of us know what vtracs are, and most have used them to work out plays for P3 and P4. I'm trying to work out a way to narrow down vtrac strings and possibly get a str8 out of the deal. :) Keep in mind that each vtrac string permutation has 16 str8 numbers.

First let's take a look at the catagories of vtracs, and how many numbers are in each catagory.

Quads

This one is pretty easy. This catagory has the least amount of str8s in it. Of the 5 quad vtracs, there are 16 numbers in each, totaling 80 str8s.

Triples

This catagory has 20 vtrac strings (boxed). For each string there are 4 possible combos. The total number of str8s in this catagory are 1280.

(20 X 4 X 16 = 1280)

Double/Doubles

This catagory has 10 vtrac strings (boxed). Each vtrac has possible 6 permutations. So the total number of str8s in this catagory are 960.

(10 X 6 X 16 = 960)

Doubles

This catagory has the largest number of total strings (30 boxed). Each vtrac has 12 permutations. So the total number of str8s in this catagory are 5760.

(12 X 30 X 16 = 5760)

Singles

This catagory has 5 vtrac strings (boxed). Each vtrac has 16 permutations. So the total number of str8s in this catagory are 1920.

(5 X 16 X 24 = 1920)

Have I lost you all yet!?!?!?

The total from each catagory added up should equal 10,000.

Now that's the ground work. You'll have to take a look at your state to see which vtrac is due. Since the double vtracs have the most numbers, you can start there. Once you find the longest out vtrac, then look at the str8 vtrac strings that have not fallen yet in your state.

I will use New Jersey as an example! :) Longest double vtrac out there is v2235. Looking over the history of this vtrac there are 3 strings that have not show in the past year. You can go back further to narrow the strings down, but again, this is just an example. Here are the str8 strings that have not shown this year.

We're coming up on this vtrac soon. Let's see if this works out. You can also do this with any of the catagories. For example v3335 in NJ is missing since Jan 5th!! Now triple vtracs have far less numbers compared to double vtracs so you can expect the long skips to occur. Try things like narrowing down the picks by keeping track of singles and doubles. When doubles are due, remove the singles from the strings, and so on.....

Hope this helps someone catch a str8 in YOUR state!!

Best of luck to everyone!

I should study this because I always get at least 2 numbers out of the Pick-4. Yesterday I play 1863 and and 6327 comb. and in the Midday I played 7920 and 6052 came in Ohio. If I could steady this a little more, I might hit something big, I have to learn how to use the System that you gave here. Thanks for sharing. Happy Holidays!

Use Mirror #'s Use prs. with your Key* numbers the most Vivid thing in your dream go up or down on #'s. Flip 6=9 `9=6 Bullseyes 0 or 1 for Pick 4 and the P. 5 Play the other part of doubles. Do the Whole nine yards for a P. 4* P. 5* or 0 thur 9 for P. 4 P. 5 from my dreams or hunches good Luck.. Write your Dreams down Play for 3 days. Good Luck All.

United States Member #27050 November 26, 2005 40272 Posts Offline

Posted: December 16, 2009, 11:12 pm - IP Logged

Quote: Originally posted by marcie on December 16, 2009

I should study this because I always get at least 2 numbers out of the Pick-4. Yesterday I play 1863 and and 6327 comb. and in the Midday I played 7920 and 6052 came in Ohio. If I could steady this a little more, I might hit something big, I have to learn how to use the System that you gave here. Thanks for sharing. Happy Holidays!

You are most welcome Marcie...I hope is of some help you to. Best of luck!!

United States Member #67827 December 6, 2008 122 Posts Offline

Posted: December 17, 2009, 12:29 am - IP Logged

Thanks for this Calabs! I've just started reading about pk3 vtracs in the VTRAC for Dummies post. Considering this is quite a few numbers are their any affordable software programs I could use to generate these numbers and catagorise them by vtrac? I have excel professional..hummm?

United States Member #27050 November 26, 2005 40272 Posts Offline

Posted: December 17, 2009, 12:28 pm - IP Logged

Quote: Originally posted by moneyquest on December 17, 2009

Thanks for this Calabs! I've just started reading about pk3 vtracs in the VTRAC for Dummies post. Considering this is quite a few numbers are their any affordable software programs I could use to generate these numbers and catagorise them by vtrac? I have excel professional..hummm?

Hi moneyquest. I believe there are some software programs that deal with vtrac conversion, but I don't know the details of it. Perhaps someone else could shed some light on this. If you use Excel, you can generate your own list. I know someone generated a spreadsheet that coverted the draw number into vtrac. It should be relatively straightforward if you are well versed in Excel. You're right, there are quite a few numbers (10000 str8s!), so breaking down into catagories in some way can help narrow down picks. Best of luck to you.

United States Member #27050 November 26, 2005 40272 Posts Offline

Posted: December 18, 2009, 1:12 pm - IP Logged

Quote: Originally posted by calabs on December 15, 2009

Most of us know what vtracs are, and most have used them to work out plays for P3 and P4. I'm trying to work out a way to narrow down vtrac strings and possibly get a str8 out of the deal. :) Keep in mind that each vtrac string permutation has 16 str8 numbers.

First let's take a look at the catagories of vtracs, and how many numbers are in each catagory.

Quads

This one is pretty easy. This catagory has the least amount of str8s in it. Of the 5 quad vtracs, there are 16 numbers in each, totaling 80 str8s.

Triples

This catagory has 20 vtrac strings (boxed). For each string there are 4 possible combos. The total number of str8s in this catagory are 1280.

(20 X 4 X 16 = 1280)

Double/Doubles

This catagory has 10 vtrac strings (boxed). Each vtrac has possible 6 permutations. So the total number of str8s in this catagory are 960.

(10 X 6 X 16 = 960)

Doubles

This catagory has the largest number of total strings (30 boxed). Each vtrac has 12 permutations. So the total number of str8s in this catagory are 5760.

(12 X 30 X 16 = 5760)

Singles

This catagory has 5 vtrac strings (boxed). Each vtrac has 16 permutations. So the total number of str8s in this catagory are 1920.

(5 X 16 X 24 = 1920)

Have I lost you all yet!?!?!?

The total from each catagory added up should equal 10,000.

Now that's the ground work. You'll have to take a look at your state to see which vtrac is due. Since the double vtracs have the most numbers, you can start there. Once you find the longest out vtrac, then look at the str8 vtrac strings that have not fallen yet in your state.

I will use New Jersey as an example! :) Longest double vtrac out there is v2235. Looking over the history of this vtrac there are 3 strings that have not show in the past year. You can go back further to narrow the strings down, but again, this is just an example. Here are the str8 strings that have not shown this year.

We're coming up on this vtrac soon. Let's see if this works out. You can also do this with any of the catagories. For example v3335 in NJ is missing since Jan 5th!! Now triple vtracs have far less numbers compared to double vtracs so you can expect the long skips to occur. Try things like narrowing down the picks by keeping track of singles and doubles. When doubles are due, remove the singles from the strings, and so on.....

Hope this helps someone catch a str8 in YOUR state!!

Best of luck to everyone!

See what I mean about finding the missing vtrac... I mentioned in my original post that vtrac 3335 was missing since Jan 5th!!! Had that string been played, you would have gotten a str8.

Tue, Dec 15, 2009 New Jersey Pick 4 Midday 2-2-2-9 v3335

United States Member #27050 November 26, 2005 40272 Posts Offline

Posted: December 18, 2009, 1:35 pm - IP Logged

Another way to look at the strings is longest out, and tracking trends for the vtrac string. For example, v2224 has been missing in New Jersey since July 13. Now that 5 months missing. Looking over the past 5 years history, that is the max skip for this vtrac. So you can expect to see this vtrac soon. To narrow down strings maybe use HOT/COLD.

Detroit, MI United States Member #8705 November 15, 2004 1396 Posts Offline

Posted: December 19, 2009, 7:34 am - IP Logged

Thanks Calabs for the observation. I have been working with vtraks in MI for a while now. In the pick four the most popular vtrak for the midday is v5421, it has fallen approx. 54 times in the last 3 years. That is at least once a month on average. Currently, it has been missing for more than 30 days. The two vtraks that have not fallen straight for this one are v1254, v5412 (again in the last three years). I am not sure if this will help someone, but a straight is worth the try. The other vtrak that loves to fall everywhere is v1234. You might want to see if it has fallen in your state recently, then see which STR8 has not fallen. I hit the four digit often using this method.

To filter it further, it helps to know which pairs, sums, etc. are due in your state. Vtraks repeat often and it is good to know which ones are repeaters to help you know what to play. I am still amazed when I see people saying they have not hit the 4 digit. The 4 digit is often easier to hit than the three digit because the pairs fall quicker. If you play the 4 digit it is worth your while to look at the vtraks.

Thanks again Calabs, your insight is invaluable.

Bolade'

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United States Member #27050 November 26, 2005 40272 Posts Offline

Posted: December 22, 2009, 4:02 pm - IP Logged

Quote: Originally posted by mybolade on December 19, 2009

Thanks Calabs for the observation. I have been working with vtraks in MI for a while now. In the pick four the most popular vtrak for the midday is v5421, it has fallen approx. 54 times in the last 3 years. That is at least once a month on average. Currently, it has been missing for more than 30 days. The two vtraks that have not fallen straight for this one are v1254, v5412 (again in the last three years). I am not sure if this will help someone, but a straight is worth the try. The other vtrak that loves to fall everywhere is v1234. You might want to see if it has fallen in your state recently, then see which STR8 has not fallen. I hit the four digit often using this method.

To filter it further, it helps to know which pairs, sums, etc. are due in your state. Vtraks repeat often and it is good to know which ones are repeaters to help you know what to play. I am still amazed when I see people saying they have not hit the 4 digit. The 4 digit is often easier to hit than the three digit because the pairs fall quicker. If you play the 4 digit it is worth your while to look at the vtraks.

Thanks again Calabs, your insight is invaluable.

You are very welcome mybolade, and thank you for the MI information. Hopefully someone in MI can use it to catch a win.... !!

United States Member #27050 November 26, 2005 40272 Posts Offline

Posted: December 22, 2009, 4:34 pm - IP Logged

Quote: Originally posted by calabs on December 15, 2009

Most of us know what vtracs are, and most have used them to work out plays for P3 and P4. I'm trying to work out a way to narrow down vtrac strings and possibly get a str8 out of the deal. :) Keep in mind that each vtrac string permutation has 16 str8 numbers.

First let's take a look at the catagories of vtracs, and how many numbers are in each catagory.

Quads

This one is pretty easy. This catagory has the least amount of str8s in it. Of the 5 quad vtracs, there are 16 numbers in each, totaling 80 str8s.

Triples

This catagory has 20 vtrac strings (boxed). For each string there are 4 possible combos. The total number of str8s in this catagory are 1280.

(20 X 4 X 16 = 1280)

Double/Doubles

This catagory has 10 vtrac strings (boxed). Each vtrac has possible 6 permutations. So the total number of str8s in this catagory are 960.

(10 X 6 X 16 = 960)

Doubles

This catagory has the largest number of total strings (30 boxed). Each vtrac has 12 permutations. So the total number of str8s in this catagory are 5760.

(12 X 30 X 16 = 5760)

Singles

This catagory has 5 vtrac strings (boxed). Each vtrac has 16 permutations. So the total number of str8s in this catagory are 1920.

(5 X 16 X 24 = 1920)

Have I lost you all yet!?!?!?

The total from each catagory added up should equal 10,000.

Now that's the ground work. You'll have to take a look at your state to see which vtrac is due. Since the double vtracs have the most numbers, you can start there. Once you find the longest out vtrac, then look at the str8 vtrac strings that have not fallen yet in your state.

I will use New Jersey as an example! :) Longest double vtrac out there is v2235. Looking over the history of this vtrac there are 3 strings that have not show in the past year. You can go back further to narrow the strings down, but again, this is just an example. Here are the str8 strings that have not shown this year.

We're coming up on this vtrac soon. Let's see if this works out. You can also do this with any of the catagories. For example v3335 in NJ is missing since Jan 5th!! Now triple vtracs have far less numbers compared to double vtracs so you can expect the long skips to occur. Try things like narrowing down the picks by keeping track of singles and doubles. When doubles are due, remove the singles from the strings, and so on.....

Hope this helps someone catch a str8 in YOUR state!!

Best of luck to everyone!

OK, no str8, but the longest out vtrac showed shortly after this post...!! A box is a box (v5322)!?! LOL

Sun, Dec 20, 2009 New Jersey Pick 4 Midday 4-2-6-1