"It was only offered as an example of a hypothesis."
Five years is a very logical time period to test a system for profitably but this isn't a "play the same combos forever" type of system.
"This exemplifies where you are going wrong in your thinking."
I gave you the benefit of doubt by saying it's possible that 5000 players would purchase a $1 pick-3 QP tying to win $500 last night and I was being very liberal by saying someone would play the same ten combos for 100 drawings using that type of a system.
"You're getting bogged down in details of a specific system."
You must be assuming I believe risking $1000 with only an expected 72 chances to win in a 100 drawings to show a $100 profit is a good bet playing pick-3, but I don't. I only suggested testing that system because nobody else has provide a system for you to test.
My thinking is base on realistic lottery play and it's unrealistic for anyone to continue betting a $1 in every drawing using the same method of play trying to win $500 after losses over $500. Don't know the percentage of players having zero wins after 3 years of drawings but it's unrealistic to suggest even for test purposes the $1 a drawing bet trying to win $500 will continue for ten more years.
A more realistic approach is giving 5000 QP players a starting bankroll of $500 if $500 is the most they can expect to win on any one drawing.
"I know, you think there exists a system that can put you consistently on the right hand side of that bell curve. I don't agree."
Some states average over $1 million in pick-3 play every drawing with an average daily payoff of over $500,000. If there is no productive system, who is collecting the payoffs?
"From comments you've made here it doesn't appear you really have much confidence in the system you [sort of] described above,"
It was a simple pencil paper pick-3 system I saw over 20 years ago and thought it might be worth testing. A chart has ten 3 digit combo listed as "A through J". I checked the past 10 drawing digit frequency combining the KY midday and evening drawings and use the most frequent digit as letter "A" to the least frequent digit as letter "J".
I told you before I didn't like the idea of giving up 28% of the drawings by using three different digits in every drawing so that's why I never looked for possible playing potential.
"so how about proposing something that you believe has a chance at success?"
Hopefully someone will know which system that Iowa financial adviser used to win $9 million playing Hot Lotto and you test it.