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Is it easier to win pick 3 or pick 4 in your own experience?

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Posted: October 2, 2016, 9:49 pm - IP Logged

For the posters that may have frequently played both games from the beginnings of their lottery experience. Which one do you find easier or which one have you won more $$ on? To go further which one is easier to hit straight?

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    I've won more $ on P3. And I've won straight on P3, never on P4. Only box wins on P4. A box payout on P4 is similar to straight on P3 (12 way or 24 way) so it makes sense that straight wins on P3 would be easier, odds for a straight on P4 is 1 in 10000, 1 in 1000 on P3.

    Having said all that, I rarely play P3, and when I play P4, it's usually for straight hits only. Today I'm playing straight for $10000.

    It's all gambling....house gets 50%. Pick your poison. LOL.

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      my experience is different. I have won more on pick 4 than pick 3. I have hit pick 3 more times as the odds would indicate.  I prefer pick 4 to pick 3 .  I look for patterns that are missing or out longer than normal.

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        Posted: October 3, 2016, 5:00 pm - IP Logged

        Pick 4 is manageable from Pool size perspective. The  ratio is 3/10 : 4/10  assuming distinct digits per draw set.

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          Indiana has Front Three and Back Three plays for the Daily 4 (Pick 4) game. I've hit Front Three and Back Three straight more than the Daily 3 (Pick 3) straight. I agree with a poster in this thread that Pick 4 seems to be more manageable. I've also hit Daily 4 box a few times as well.

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            Indiana has Front Three and Back Three plays for the Daily 4 (Pick 4) game. I've hit Front Three and Back Three straight more than the Daily 3 (Pick 3) straight. I agree with a poster in this thread that Pick 4 seems to be more manageable. I've also hit Daily 4 box a few times as well.

            That is interesting having a 3 number game within the 4 number game. Seems like a win/win without having to play the pick 3. What is the payout for the back or front 3? Most of time in pick 4 I'll get 3 numbers to be modest whether or not their complete back end or front end may be what would be tricky. Indiana did a great add on feature by adding this thanks for sharing.

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              Posted: October 3, 2016, 8:14 pm - IP Logged

              my experience is different. I have won more on pick 4 than pick 3. I have hit pick 3 more times as the odds would indicate.  I prefer pick 4 to pick 3 .  I look for patterns that are missing or out longer than normal.

              Do you find it easier to track pick 4 patterns? Seems like there are some great pick 3 players on here.

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                Posted: October 3, 2016, 8:43 pm - IP Logged

                All numbers games are easy to win.....if you have the right numbers.

                With so many possible combinations, you need more than a system to win.

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                  Posted: October 3, 2016, 9:20 pm - IP Logged

                  Depends on which DATA perspective, from COMBINATORIAL angle, the odds are slim . You can MANAGE the odds best from the POOL (DATA) size.

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                  Drawing DatePick 3Pick 4
                  MiddayEveningMiddayEvening
                  Mon, Oct 3, 20168-7-28-4-23-0-1-38-7-0-9
                  Sun, Oct 2, 20161-1-40-0-93-2-0-99-4-2-5
                  Sat, Oct 1, 20169-3-90-0-04-8-9-24-7-1-7
                  Fri, Sep 30, 20164-6-30-3-30-6-9-49-8-4-4
                  Thu, Sep 29, 20161-9-26-3-27-4-6-99-8-4-4
                  Wed, Sep 28, 20165-4-26-6-18-8-4-65-5-7-3
                  Tue, Sep 27, 20166-7-95-7-96-4-5-39-9-4-1
                  Mon, Sep 26, 20164-0-45-5-33-5-8-18-2-3-2
                  Sun, Sep 25, 20165-6-41-2-32-7-4-80-4-7-1
                  Sat, Sep 24, 20169-0-26-2-40-0-2-67-8-7-0

                  Lets assume, the draw digits are DISTINCT(no digit replacement), so  for P3, you go from prior ratio 3/10 to 3/7 for subsequent draws:

                  902     next 1345678   > hits  564,463,

                  564   nxt  0123789     hits 192,872

                  679         0123458    hits  542

                  542       0136789      hit  xxx

                  192       0345678     hit  463,

                  463      0125789     hit   872

                  NB> This is over simplification, but is good base

                  P 4> Assumed prior is 4/10  to next 4/6(distinct digits)

                  2748  nxt   013569   >   x

                  3581  nxt   024679  > hit   7469,0694

                  6453   nxt  012789   xx

                  7469  next  0123589  > 3209,

                  0694  nxt  123578     xxxx

                  NB>

                  7C3 for the assumption is 35 picks

                  6C is only 15 picks

                  Cost/50 cents/ box> P3 pays $40, P4 pays $100

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                    Posted: October 3, 2016, 9:40 pm - IP Logged

                    All numbers games are easy to win.....if you have the right numbers.

                    With so many possible combinations, you need more than a system to win.

                    Must have a good prediction method which is more valuable then most systems

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                      Do you find it easier to track pick 4 patterns? Seems like there are some great pick 3 players on here.

                      It may  only be my perception but it seems the patterns I track move faster and a bit more consistently in the pick 4, so yes i find it easier.  seeing a pattern  and converting it into a hit playing one or two sets is a whole different issue.

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                        Posted: October 9, 2016, 6:14 pm - IP Logged

                        Based on my own experience with both games, which are one in the same, Pick 4 is by far easier to match on and the profit margins are obviously 100% percent better. I only need two hits per week at a minimal buy-in whereas Pick 3 required a much higher per number buy-in per payout. For the money I was spending on Pick 3 to make what I was, the payout on Pick 4 is simply a better bang for the buck...although it does cost more. I'm an avid believer in 'you get what you pay for.' Pick 4 does require a lot more attention to detail, though.

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                          Posted: October 10, 2016, 12:26 am - IP Logged

                          For the posters that may have frequently played both games from the beginnings of their lottery experience. Which one do you find easier or which one have you won more $$ on? To go further which one is easier to hit straight?

                          It's obvious because of the odds, it's easier to win pick-3 and should be just as obvious players win more playing pick-4. I make multiple bets on pick-4 straight and box so my winnings are much more than the same pick-3 multiple bets.

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                            To win? Neither. To come up with the numbers? Pick 3. Respect to Stack47. Old time. Respect.

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                              To win? Neither. To come up with the numbers? Pick 3. Respect to Stack47. Old time. Respect.

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                              As for coming up with the numbers, if any pick-3 game has a single (three different digits) drawn, one of these lines will match two digits. That also means the odds of one these lines matching all three digits is 7 to 1. A $1 box on each line costs $10 and pays at least $80. But those odds don't include the 28% chance a double or triple will be drawn.

                              I'm pretty sure a 3 digit match in pick-4 games can be guaranteed on 18 lines, but every drawing has just a 50.4% chance of single being drawn. IMO when I play pick-4, I play a double.