Predictions & Tidbits
Revised: August 1, 2013
- Part 8 -
The Tax Break Shenanigans of J. Winston Krause
In 2008, Commissioner Krause sued the IRS to get a
refund of interest and penalties he had paid for a disallowed
deduction and income. The disallowed deduction ... he
bought Canadian dollars for $20K; claimed he paid
$2.8 million; he showed a loss of <$2.7 miilion> yet
he had sold the Canadian dollars for $19.5K. A 2010
5th Circuit of Appeals quote ... "Krause's Tax
Chicanery" A very interesting and telling story
about the man who Chairs our Lottery.
Part 8 Posted April 6, 2014
A Must Read For Texas Players.
Click graphic above ...
Powerball Will Be
Obnoxiously Harder To Win
Read all the fine details about the rule change plus some tidbits
they don't want you to understand. Posted 8/24/15. Revised 8/25/15.
I Asked Governor Abbott ... When Lottery Players (Consumers)
Feel Wronged by The TLC, Who Can They Call For Help?
My letter to the Governor (5/21/15), Click here (pdf)
Governor's letter to me (5/26/15), Click here (pdf)
(NO, I did NOT alter Abbott's letter)
Gary Grief replies as requested by
Governor Abbott (5/29/15) Click here pdf
NEW - 6/13/15 My reply to Gary Grief's
letter, click here, pdf
Texas' Fun 5's
Fun 5's Scratch Tickets Not
Paying Face Value of Winnings
Don't get screwed. See it for yourself
and speak up. Posted 9/8/14.
Rule 202 Petition Filed In Travis County
This is NOT a lawsuit - We're asking for the
Courts to allow us to take depositions. Petition
is easy to read and understand. A great read!
Click here, pdf. See Filing Receipt, click here.
Posted 10/16/14. Do keep making those calls ...
Fun 5's - Questions & Answers
Everything you have been asking me
is covered here! Posted 9/21/14.
My Letter To The District
Attorney of Travis County
RE: Fun 5's scratch ticket NOT paying
face value of prizes won. Click here, a pdf
Media Coverage - Fun 5's
This is NOT all of them!
ABC - KTRK TV Houston
NBC - KXAS - Dallas
Dallas Morning News
Kens5 - San Antonio - TV.
Click 2 - Houston
Fox 7 - Austin
Austin American Statesman/Longview
Good Morning America (Can't find link)
Channel 11 TV - Fort Worth - 10/21/14
Courthouse News (10/21/14)
Houston Chronicle (10/23/14)
Dallas Morning News, (10/24/14)
Courthouse News, (10/24/14)
Dallas Morning News, (12/10/14)
Houston Chronicle, (12/10/14)
FY14 Ends With What Appears To Be
A Substantial Loss In Revenue
... Sales way down from FY13 ...
Powerball <$106.5 M>; Lotto Texas <$11 M>;
Pick 3 <$14.7 M>; Cash Five <$3.7 M>; 2 Step <$2.4 M>;
All or Nothing <$17.3 M>. Two games increased their sales ...
Mega Millions (+ $72M) and Daily 4 (+ $8 M) Scratch ticket
sales to be determined. See the facts - Posted 8/31/14. click here.
Read Dallas Morning News
Story About Texas Triple Chance
Appeared Feb 12, 2014 - Click here
About Texas Triple Chance - 3 Separate Postings
With this letter, I've done all I can do - Posted 1/30/14. Click here
Is this game a true lottery game? Is it legal? Posted 1/20/14, Click here
"Secretly" Proposed - Details New Game - Posted 1/7/14, Click here
Houston Chronicle Exposes Mr. Grief's
Contractions Regarding All or Nothing
Here's the answers to all your questions and the REAL truth
(6/5/13 - 4 PM - Revisions and edited 2 AM - 6/6/13) ... Click here
- Meet Kelly Cripe -
The Spokesperson For the Texas Lottery
She's the person who decided I didn't need to receive public
information that I pass along to you every day!
Originally Posted 5/30/12 - Click here -
My response to Cripes Cease & Desist Letter
Posted 4/21/13, Click here
We've never seen Cripe on TV - See the "test"
interview she did prior to being hired. (A wmv
file - should open in Windows Media Player)
Posted June 23, 2014 - Click here
As Requested For Years ... Here it is!
Numbers frequency plus more for Lotto Texas, Cash 5,
Texas 2 Step, Daily 4, Pick3, Click here
Update to Quick Pick Story & My Sunset Recommendations
A must read for all Texas Lottery Players ...
(If you just want to read my Sunset recommendations, click here)
Read Quick Pick update - May 7, 2012 entry, click here
Lottery Terminals Err - Here is Absolute Proof
Posted 7/12/07 - Don't let this happen to you -
Check your own tickets! Click here
A Very Interesting Update Coming
The Sum of all Pick3 combinations and a listing of
what the combinations are to make each sum. Click here.
A Strategy For Playing Pick3
To win Pick3, players have to have all 3 numbers drawn.
There are 1000 total combinations in Pick3. They are 000 thru 999.
Out of the 1000 total combinations, there are 100 "pairs of numbers" [2 digits]. They are 00 thru 99.
The numbers drawn fall into 3 categories. They are either a "combination type number," "double digit" or "triple digit."
What and if you win depends on how you bet and if your numbers are drawn.
There are basically 3 ways to bet.
ANY - You pick 3 numbers, between 0 thru 9 and if they are drawn in "any" order, you win.
Example: Let's say you bet "Any" and marked your ticket "258" but "528" was drawn. You still won because you bet that those numbers would be drawn in "any" order.
Notice the numbers shown are three different numbers. This is called a "combination number."
If you bet .50, you won $40.
If you be $1, you won $80.
Example: Let's say you bet "exact" and marked your ticket 258. If 258 is drawn, you win.
However, if 528 is drawn, you lose because you bet that the numbers would come in in the "exact" order that you played them.
If you bet .50, you win $250.
If you bet $1, you win $500.
Out of the 1000 combinations, you have ten numbers that are called "triple digits." They are 000, 111, 222, 333, up to 999.
You can only bet "triple digits" "exact" because there is no other way for them to be drawn.
Out of the 1000 Pick3 combinations, there are 270 "double digit combinations."
An example of a "double digit combination" is 001, 002, 003, 112, 223, 445, 667, 889 etc.
If you played a "double digit," let's say 100 on an "any" bet, and 010 was drawn, you'd still win.
But if you played it "exact," you would have lost.
An "exact double digit" bet pays more than a "combo (combination) number."
Notice that "100" can be three different combinations. They are 010, 001, 100.
Out of the 1000 Pick3 combinations, there are 720 "combo type numbers."
On an "any" bet though, the 720 combinations are reduced to 120 combinations because there are 6 ways to mix and match three different numbers.
Example: 456, 465, 546, 564, 645, 654.
Using Don's Nov 14, 2002 prediction as an example, he predicted that we would see a 13, 22, or 04 contained in a drawing.
This is 5 out of the 100 pairs ...
The three predicted "two digits" (13, 04, 22) equates to 30 different combinations on an "any" play if you had wanted to cover every possibility.
In the case of the Nov 14th play, since it came in the first day, we could have afforded to play all 30 numbers on an "ANY" bet and we would have definitely profitted. Of course, who knows for sure that it will come in on the 1st day!
When Don said "5 possible combinations," he was reversing the two digits - 13, 31, 40, 04, 22 and counted that as 5 combinations. He was correct in that those three sets of digits did represent five pairs of numbers between 00 - 99. They were 04, 13, 22, 31, 40.
I, however, view it as "3 possible combinations" because it was an "any" play so it didn't matter what order the numbers were in.
But, technically speaking, Don was right.
I hope this helps you better understand the Pick3 game and the terminology used.
Dawn's Pick3 Tidbits
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Daily 4 - The Unscrupulous/Unfair Wager - BEWARE
Wednesday, Sept 15, 2010 - The following pairs will slowly but surely be drawn in either the Night or Day draw. They are good wagers - I suggest you pick one and stay with it until it is drawn. Then cease play on the pair. Like always, this list will dwindle down to a few and those few won't be drawn anytime soon! Good luck!
Each day, I will strike through the pairs as they are drawn.
1st Two Digits:
These pairs are also shown on the Strategy Page - may I suggest that you use the info on the Strategy page to pick a number to play with the above pairs.
Thursday, May 6, 2010 - It's been 30 days since I posted my play. The main criteria - 8x9 or 9x8, has not come. As I explained on April 7, I chose 839 and 948 because we needed to see the last two digits equal twelve which came in tonight (039). I never - in my wildest expectations - thought it would take this long to see the last two digits equal twelve.
I don't really believe in chasing plays and this one I've played longer than I usually do before quitting. But it's time to QUIT now and lump our losses.
I'm calling a CEASE PLAY even though we have not seen 8x9 or 9x8. It could be drawn tomorrow night BUT then it could take years to come in. I won't spend my hard earned dollars on this play any longer. Sorry.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010 - Well, well ... finally I'm going to post a Pick3 play. I know, it's been a long time coming but here's us a play. For the NIGHT draw, we need to see 8x9 or 9x8. Its been over 10 months since this "split pair" was drawn and I think this is history!
My favorites are 809, 839 and 948. While there are no guarantees that my numbers will come, the odds are very good that we will see 8x9 or 9x8 in the very near future. So, you may want to pick your own 3rd digit.
The reason I chose 839 and 948 is because we need to see the last two digits equal twelve. If you see that sum come in, then re-think my middle digit picks.
The play is over as soon as we see a 8x9 or 9x8. And I hope its sooner than later! Good luck everybody.
Don's 50th Play
Don's 48th & 49th Plays
Dons 46th & 47th Play
Don's 45th Play
Notice of 45th Play & Dawn's Play
Dons's 43rd & 44th Play (4th & 5th in 2004)
Dons's 42nd Play (4th in 2004)
Don's 41st Play (3rd in 2004)
Don's 40th Play (2nd in 2004)
Don's 38th & 39th Predictions
Don's Imaginary Play, About His Chart
Don's 37th Prediction (12th in 2003)
Don's 36th Prediction, (11th in 2003), notice
of 37th play to come and editorial "Repeat Numbers"
Don's 34th & 35th Prediciton
(9th & 10th in 2003)
Don's 33rd Prediction (8th in 2003)
Dons's 32nd Prediction (7th in 2003)
Don's 31st Prediction (6th in 2003)
Don's 30th Prediction (5th in 2003)
Don's 29th Prediction (4th in 2003)
Don's 28th Prediction (3rd in 2003)
Don's 27th Prediction (2nd in 2003)
The experiment - Players predictions
Don's 26th Prediction (1st in 2003)
Don's 25th Prediction
Don's 24th Prediction
Just Don's Comments & Thoughts
Don's 22nd & 23rd Prediction
Don's 21st Prediction
Don's 19th & 20th Predictions & Comments
Just Don's Pick3 Viewpoints
Don's 18th Prediction
Don's 17th Prediction
Don's 16th Prediction
Don's 14th & 15th Predictions
Don's 12th & 13th Predictions
Don's 11th Prediction
Don's 10th Prediction
Don's 8th & 9th Prediction
Don's 5th, 6th, & 7th Predictions
Don's 4th Prediction
Dons's 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Predictions
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