Forum: Pick 3
Print Date: January 3, 2010, 6:19 pm
Power Trails ... For all to try..
POWER TRAILS FOR PICK-3 & 4
By Robert Perkis / Lotto-Logix
As published in LottoWorld Magazine.
If you enjoy the excitement of playing Pick-3 and
Pick-4 Lottery Games, you will want to add Power
Trails to your bag of tricks. Experienced Lottery
players always play several systems at the same
time, playing most on paper and one in actuality.
Victory shifts from system to system and one needs
to know which is strengthening and which is fading
The popularity of Pick-3 & 4 is due to the
comparatively low odds and high payoff. In Lotto,
the prize for three correct numbers varies from
nothing, a free ticket or $3.50 to $5.00. In
Lottery's Pick-3 boxed, three correct numbers
pays $40 for $.50 and if picked straight, in the
same order as drawn, pays $250 for $.50. If
played Straight and Boxed for $1 the total prize
would be $290.
In Pick-4 boxed, four correct numbers in any
order, pays $100 for $.50 and if picked straight,
in the same order as drawn, pays $2,500 for $.50.
If played Straight/Boxed for $1 the total prize
would be $2,600.
In most states, the prizes are fixed at these
amounts per play. A few less sporting states are
pari-mutuel, which means they lower the prize
value if many people win with the same number.
The best way to deal with Daily Number games is to
work with the numbers being drawn now. This means
using a spread of recent drawing history from as
few as six to as many as eighteen past drawings.
Count up how often each individual digit has been
drawn within the spread of History you choose to
work with. Write how many times each digit has
been drawn next to that digit and arrange them in
order of which has won most often.
If two or more digits have each hit the same
number of times, put the oldest of them, first.
Last Seven Drawings from Oldest to Newest ...
Examples from FL PICK-3 09/03/94 to 09/09/94
0-6-7 6-3-8 0-2-3 1-7-5 3-5-3 9-8-7 1-5-8
Drawn Digits 0-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9
Times Drawn 2 2 1 4 0 2 2 3 3 1
Convert to digits in order of most winning draws.
Letter Code A B C D E F G H I J
Drawn Digits 3-7-8-6-0-1-5-2-9-4
Times Drawn 4 3 3 2 2 2 2 1 1 0
/ \ / \
B C 7 8
/ \ / \ / \ / \
D E F 6 0 1
/ \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \
G H I J 5 2 9 4
SUGGESTED SETS PICK-3 SUGGESTED SETS PICK-4
LETTER CODE = #'S LETTER CODE = #'S
A-B-D = 3-7-6 A-B-D-G = 3-7-6-5
A-C-F = 3-8-1 A-C-F-J = 3-8-1-4
B-D-G = 7-6-5 A-B-E-I = 3-7-0-9
B-E-I = 7-0-9 A-C-E-H = 3-8-0-2
C-E-H = 8-0-2* *The Winning FL PICK-3 Number
C-F-J = 8-1-4 For 09/10/94 was 0-2-8.
POWER TRAILS takes you on a Semi-Random Power Walk
through the rated history you select. POWER TRAILS
gives extra weight to the strongest digits, while
playing all digits at least once. While no system
can guarantee a win, a good system can improve
your chances, over a range of drawings.
POWER TRAILS PART TWO
by Robert Perkis
"Power Trails" is a simple effective lottery
system for the Pick-3 and 4 games. When the
article I authored appeared in the April 1995
issue of LottoWorld magazine Volume 3 No.4, I
received a number of messages thanking me with
comments and suggestions.
The original "Power Trails" suggested working with
a week's worth of past drawings. Counting the
number of times each digit was drawn and listing
them in their ranked order under the letters A -
J. In the case where digits are drawn the same
number of times, put the oldest drawn first.
Replace the letters with their corresponding
numbers on the chart below and play the resulting
A PICK-3 PICK-4
/ \ A-B-D A-B-D-G
B C A-C-F A-C-F-J
/ \ / \ B-D-G A-B-E-I
D E F B-E-I A-C-E-H
/ \ / \ / \ C-E-H
G H I J C-F-J
Pick-3 and 4 lottery players suggested you watch for
the opportunity to try the following.
Instead of counting up the digits daily, do it
once a week and play the same sets for seven days.
Use more than seven past games, try 10, 14 or 21
days for the count up.
In the case where two or more digits were drawn
the same numbers of times, instead of putting the
oldest first, try the newest first.
In several games, players won more often with the
digits run through the "Power Trails" chart in
reversed order. Using A for the coldest digit
instead of the Hottest.
There has also been a number of hits found in the
smaller triangles found within the larger. ie.
A-B-C, B-D-E, B-C-E, C-E-F, D-G-H, D-H-E, E-H-I,
E-I-F and F-I-J. Watch what happens in your game
and adjust your method of play accordingly.
Pick-3 games often run 15, 30, 45 even 60 days
where one method is best, then reverse themselves
so that which was Hot becomes the new cold, etc.
Good fishing spots become "fished out," keep
watching for new ones to develop.
Triples, ie. 7-7-7 are often a signal patterns are
about to change. These are days when it may be
better not to play at all. Money saved is just as
good as money won and could change you from a
break even player to a profit player.
Good Luck to you. Lotto-Logix
Tip of the hat to Larry G. and Rick G. of Maybell.com
fame for the following addition . . .
Posted by LARRY G. on Feb-15-02 6:04pm
THIS VERISON WAS MY MODIFIED VERSION...THE ORG. VER LINK
IS PROVIDED TO ASSURE THE AUTHOR HIS DO CREDIT...! IF YOU
LIVE IN A STATE WHERE YOU CAN PLAY FRONT PAIR,BACK PAIR,
SPLIT PAIR THIS IS THE SYSTEM FOR YOU.
I use a number of different systems... we will do this one
together. I like this one because you will be using all 10
numbers. A lot of times it will give you a long-shot number
straight. I would say this system will give you a hit once
every 7 to 10 days. Front pair & Back pair frequently.
A B C D E F G H I J
The letters above represent the order we will place our
numbers under. Looking atYOUR STATES graph page you will
determine which numbers are hot...from the hottest to the
coldest. If you really get into it..do it backwards.
For now I will assign numbers to the above Letters.
3 2 4 6 8 9 5 7 1 0 FROM HOT TO COLD. YESTERDAYS EXAMPLE:
9 5 2 3 4 6 0 7 8 1
0 9 2 3 6 5 4 7 8 1
ABD ABE ABG ABI ACJ ACE ACF ACH BDG BEH CEI CFJ
NOW UNDER THE LETTERS ABOVE YOU WILL PLACE YOUR NUMBERS
ABD =326 953 093
ABE =328 954 096
ABG =325 950 094
ABI =321 958 098
ACJ =340 921 021
ACE =348 924 026
ACF =349 926 025
ACH =347 927 027
BDG =265 530 934
BEH =287 547 967 X
CEI =481 248 268
CFJ =490 261 250
BEI =281 548 968
CEH =487 247 267
Test number 2.. assign numbers to the following:
P.S. LOOK AT THE ORIGINAL THERE IS MORE BACK-GROUND
Posted by Rick G. on Feb-16-02 12:52pm
As LARRY G. mentioned, I have dabbled with Power Trails
before and want to pass on a couple of observations I
made. It's a great system and I would recommend it to
anyone. It get's a lot of straight hits. Like LARRY G.,
I found a short history works best. I was using 12 draws.
The most productive 'letters' were in the following formats:
For 2 picks: ABC-CDE
For 5 picks: ABC-ABD-ACD-BCD-CDE
For 10 picks, box A-C-D-E-H or A-B-C-D-E
For 20 picks, box A-C-D-E-H-J
When arranging my A through J, I went from hottest to coldest,
ties going to least recently played.
I found the letter 'H' to come in most often.
I hope this helps a Power Trail player somewhere!
Hope this helps you...