Predictions & Tidbits
Revised: March 11, 2011 - 11:20 PM -
Responding to a Cease and Desist Letter (Kelly Cripes)
I uncover questionable employee behavior ... Read their communications.
Amazing yet hurtful discoveries ... Posted 4/21/13 ... Click here.
April 8th Texas 2 Step Winner Purposely Shortchanged
& Would A $3 Million Reward Help To Catch a Killer?
Read April 4th and April 9th entries - Click here.
About Pick3 & Daily 4 Changes &
Read Complaint the State Auditor Received Regarding TX Lottery ...
The Secret The TLC Tried To Keep! Just An Intro To My Story ...
Click here for Daily Page (3/15/13)
About That NEW Lotto Texas Rule - The One That Screws Us Players
Clearly this rule is by the state and for the state - no where does the people fit in.
I predict the Commission will adopt this new rule on Friday, Jan 11, 2013. How very sad ...
Click here for details.
Will Texas Honor The Rule and The Face Value of My Scratch Tickets
This letter was submitted to Gary Grief - Director of the Texas Lottery. I'm asking that
my winning tickets be paid - Unbelievable story and only the tip of the iceberg
regarding Texas scratch tickets. After you read the letter, tell me -
do you think it's a winning ticket???? Should they pay me?
Posted 12/10/12. Click here
Ticket Checker Says Winning Ticket "Not A Winner"
Check your own tickets ... Read Sept 16th entry, click here
Lotto Texas Winner Collects Anonymously
and a brief Cripe update ...
Click here for details (Read 9/8/12 entry)
Meet Kelly Cripe - The New 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!
Posted 5/30/12 - Q & A Added 6/5/12 - 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
Texas Player Buys 7 Quick Picks, Receives 7 Identical Tickets
An Unbelievable Story - Posted March 15, 2012, Click here
Since Powerball Ticket Price Increased ...
New Page Added To Site: Compare how many tickets (MM vs PB)
were actually "printed" per draw - Sad but true, 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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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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