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Can pick 3 be beaten on the long run?

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Can pick 3 be beaten on the long run?

YES [ 22 ]  [52.38%]
IT'S A BREAK EVEN OPERATION [ 6 ]  [14.29%]
NO [ 14 ]  [33.33%]
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Posted: May 4, 2013, 5:50 pm - IP Logged

I don't play it.

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    Posted: May 4, 2013, 6:03 pm - IP Logged

    Those pick 3 # are computer generated- its 50/50. How often do people beat the machine?

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      Posted: May 4, 2013, 7:04 pm - IP Logged

      No man ever bets enough money on a winning horse!

      "Everything works  ONCE!"

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        Posted: May 4, 2013, 7:14 pm - IP Logged

        Those pick 3 # are computer generated- its 50/50. How often do people beat the machine?

        Not all states use computer generated numbers for the Pick 3 and 4, noise-gate.

        Illinois still uses ping pong balls and since Iowa uses Illinois' numbers for those games I guess you can say Iowa does, too.

        Just go to the Results section, pick any state, ant game More, and Game Information.

        Here's is Illinois Miday Pick 3:

        Game Type:

        3-digit numbers game

        Drawing Days: Every Day

        Drawing Time: 12:40 PM Central Time (GMT-6:00)

        Draw Method: Mechanical Lottery Ball Machine

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

        Lep

        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: May 4, 2013, 8:07 pm - IP Logged

          Not all states use computer generated numbers for the Pick 3 and 4, noise-gate.

          Illinois still uses ping pong balls and since Iowa uses Illinois' numbers for those games I guess you can say Iowa does, too.

          Just go to the Results section, pick any state, ant game More, and Game Information.

          Here's is Illinois Miday Pick 3:

          Game Type:

          3-digit numbers game

          Drawing Days: Every Day

          Drawing Time: 12:40 PM Central Time (GMT-6:00)

          Draw Method: Mechanical Lottery Ball Machine

          There's a quicker way to find out which state uses balls or RNG's. Go to results in the blue bar and click on State Lottery

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          "You can observe a lot just by watching." Yogi Berra, Hall of Fame baseball player.

          The numbers will tell you what numbers to play. Pay attention to the numbers.

          Don't just think outside the box, crush it.

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            Posted: May 4, 2013, 8:49 pm - IP Logged

            I don't know if Pick3 can be beaten in the long run but Golden Soul sure can. Ratfarts!

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              Posted: May 4, 2013, 9:10 pm - IP Logged

              I don't play it.

              YES!! it can and will be!

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                Posted: May 4, 2013, 9:25 pm - IP Logged

                Not all states use computer generated numbers for the Pick 3 and 4, noise-gate.

                Illinois still uses ping pong balls and since Iowa uses Illinois' numbers for those games I guess you can say Iowa does, too.

                Just go to the Results section, pick any state, ant game More, and Game Information.

                Here's is Illinois Miday Pick 3:

                Game Type:

                3-digit numbers game

                Drawing Days: Every Day

                Drawing Time: 12:40 PM Central Time (GMT-6:00)

                Draw Method: Mechanical Lottery Ball Machine

                Thanks Coin Toss-l however am interested in how the games unfold in this fair State. That computer generated crap is in all our games except MM, PB, Super Lotto Plus.No disrespect intended bud.l read a report where a lottery official wrote that its "cheaper" to use CGN because to replace a singular ping pong ball for say the MM game cost up to $40, 000. I thought that completely outrageous.

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                  Posted: May 4, 2013, 9:50 pm - IP Logged

                  Thanks Coin Toss-l however am interested in how the games unfold in this fair State. That computer generated crap is in all our games except MM, PB, Super Lotto Plus.No disrespect intended bud.l read a report where a lottery official wrote that its "cheaper" to use CGN because to replace a singular ping pong ball for say the MM game cost up to $40, 000. I thought that completely outrageous.

                  Are Computerized Lottery Drawings Truly Random?

                  Hoosier Lottery officials said the change from pingpong balls to computers was made for two reasons: reliability and cost.

                  "We had used 15 (pingpong ball) machines since 1989, and they were showing wear and tear," lottery spokesman Andrew Reed said. "They would have cost at least $40,000 each to replace. Two portable computers cost about $700 each."

                  And Lottery Director Jack Ross said computers are not only more reliable but also produce numbers that are even more random, since even slight differences in the weight of pingpong balls -- caused by wear, paint or other factors -- could affect the numbers chosen. The lottery's selection process is closely monitored by impartial auditors, Ross and Reed said.

                   

                  Oops- $ 40,000 for the Machine, not the ping pong ball.

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                    Posted: May 4, 2013, 11:36 pm - IP Logged

                    Ask anyone from Tennessee about the computer drawings being random... They can be as random as the programmers aka.

                    state lottery commission wants them to be.

                    "You can observe a lot just by watching." Yogi Berra, Hall of Fame baseball player.

                    The numbers will tell you what numbers to play. Pay attention to the numbers.

                    Don't just think outside the box, crush it.

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                      Posted: May 5, 2013, 12:53 am - IP Logged

                      noise-gate,

                      Yeah, I thought you might have meant California specifically, but big board, lots of lottos, so when a question like the one in the OP is being asked, any lotto any state seems to be the default.

                      The references in this thread to Tennesse, if I remember right, are that when TN first got the lottery players could play triples in the Pick 3 but none could ever be drawn.

                      grwurston,

                      Thanks, I forogt that shortcut.

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

                      Lep

                      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: May 5, 2013, 1:24 am - IP Logged

                        noise-gate,

                        Yeah, I thought you might have meant California specifically, but big board, lots of lottos, so when a question like the one in the OP is being asked, any lotto any state seems to be the default.

                        The references in this thread to Tennesse, if I remember right, are that when TN first got the lottery players could play triples in the Pick 3 but none could ever be drawn.

                        grwurston,

                        Thanks, I forogt that shortcut.

                        Coin Toss,

                        I thought it was the doubles they could play, but would not be drawn. Took them a while to fix it too.

                        "You can observe a lot just by watching." Yogi Berra, Hall of Fame baseball player.

                        The numbers will tell you what numbers to play. Pay attention to the numbers.

                        Don't just think outside the box, crush it.

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                          Posted: May 5, 2013, 3:21 am - IP Logged

                          Those pick 3 # are computer generated- its 50/50. How often do people beat the machine?

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                            Posted: May 5, 2013, 9:58 pm - IP Logged

                            Coin Toss,

                            I thought it was the doubles they could play, but would not be drawn. Took them a while to fix it too.

                            Yeah, they allowed you to play all the doubles you wanted.

                            But they had the computer programmed so doubles could never win.

                            They let it go on a little too long though and got caught.

                            That's why discerning players prefer the mechanical ball machines.

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                              Posted: May 6, 2013, 10:41 pm - IP Logged

                              I Agree!