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# why is the pick 3 odds at 1 in 1000?

Topic closed. 7 replies. Last post 6 years ago by Broulir32.

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 Posted: December 29, 2010, 2:34 pm - IP Logged

the 1000th number would have to be 4 numbers, not 3. I am guessing the 1000th number is really 000. Correct?

I was assuming the pick 3 odds would have to be 1 in 999.

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 Posted: December 29, 2010, 7:29 pm - IP Logged

There are 1000 possible straight 3 digit combinations from which 1 combination will be drawn.

Hence, 1 in 1000.

"Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future."----Niels Bohr

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 Posted: December 29, 2010, 7:51 pm - IP Logged

Three columns of 10, 10 X 10 X 10 = 1000

Plus what Lotterologist said.

One in 1000 = 999:1 or 999 to one odds against.

Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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 Posted: December 30, 2010, 4:16 am - IP Logged

"000" is a valid combination in a Pick 3 draw.

Blessed Saint Leibowitz, keep 'em dreamin' down there.....

Next week's convention for Psychics and Prognosticators has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

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 Posted: January 3, 2011, 12:58 am - IP Logged

yeah I know. 000 to 999.

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 Posted: January 3, 2011, 1:43 am - IP Logged

yeah I know. 000 to 999.

If you knew that, why did you ask the question?  Count them!!

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 Posted: January 5, 2011, 11:01 pm - IP Logged

I think a smart mouth means that you are losing. Be kind to those who are trying to learn --

Do that thang!

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 Posted: January 10, 2011, 9:00 pm - IP Logged

I think a smart mouth means that you are losing. Be kind to those who are trying to learn --

Do that thang!

So that means u are losing big time

And the answer is ???       U won't get it, if u don't ask the question ??

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