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The Only Way to Win Pick-3

This is the only way to win Pick-3. It takes skill and determination, but it works. If you want to win at Pick-3 this is how to go about it.

If you are any kind of a Pick-3 player, you've bought systems and software that promised to make you a winner and while you may have had some wins, you lost money long term until you either figured out how to make the system work or stopped using it.

We've all bought these systems and software, and likely we'll buy them again as each new ad inspires confidence they've finally broken the code or cracked the formula, whatever nonsense they've dreamed up to make us take the bait.

Even so, when you are working with these systems trying to make them preform as advertised, you should know how to really go about winning Pick-3, what it takes and how to win big.

The secret is Positional Tracking and Positional Wheeling!

Positional Tracking means charting / tracking / predicting the ten digits drawn in each of the three positions as if these positions were independent games.

Sounds hard right? Takes some skill and discipline to knuckle down and study the numbers instead of making them do the Hokey-Pokey in some system make work.

The trick is, we don't do all the bogus system nonsense of counting and converting, stacking and reversing, we only look at the skipping to hit patterns to see what digits are now ready to hit again.

It is really a simple thing to write 0-9 down the side of graph paper three times and each time a digit has hit we mark it on the chart with the day's date at the top, (double the boxes if there is a midday and evening draw, ignore the midday in states where it is computer generated).

You can use graph paper, or if the boxes are too small office supply stores sell a large pad called All Purpose Planner, just the thing to track the draws and spread several pages out for a long term look.

As each digit hits, mark it with an X. We don't even want to think in terms of numbers at this time, we are watching for patterns due to hit.

Way To Win 3 Chart

You'll want to have at least three of these charts to refer back to while picking your digits from the forth chart.

This is a gut feel thing, look at how the lines of X's have been doing and try to get a feeling for the lines likely to hit next. It's all right to be wrong some of the time because we will be playing for straight wins only, so we expect to recover small losses easily.

If you do win right away, don't waste a lot of time trying to figure out what you did right so you can do it again. Don't waste a lot of your winnings trying to buy the next win by playing too many numbers in each position. Play when patterns present themselves to you as potential winners.

Tip: Only play on days you see a clear pattern and put a little extra on the number(s) you think most likely.

Positional Wheeling

Positional Wheeling is very flexible. Once you understand how it's done you can make the wheels in your head, though paper is recommended.

First let's talk a bit about the power of Positional Wheeling.

Traditional Pick-3 wheeling is box play. It costs more to wheel fewer digits, playing for a smaller prize, exactly how the state lottery would like you to play.

Positional Wheeling targets Straight wins. It costs less to wheel more digits, playing for the big prize. Not exactly how the state lottery wants the game to be played, but the only way to win big at Pick-3.

In simplest form, say you like 2 in the first position, 3 in the second and 5 in the third. We play 235 straight.

What if you like 2 and 7 in the first position, 3 in the second and 5 in the third.

2-3-5 7

We play 235 and 735.

Let's say you like digits 2 and 7 as the most likely to be drawn next in the first position.

2 7

Let's say you like digits 3 and 7 as the most likely to be drawn next in the second position.

2-3 7-7

Let's say you like digits 5 and 8 as the most likely to be drawn next in the third position.

2-3-5 7-7-8

How many lines will it take to make this wheel? We have 2 digits in the first positions, 2 digits in the second positions and 2 digits in the third position. So 2x2x2=8 lines or numbers will be necessary. Like this . . .

2-3-5 = 235 238 275 278 7-7-8 = 735 738 775 778

See what happened here? How we weave the net of numbers to catch our prize? We're playing five digits in six positions for only 8 lines with all different and doubles!

First we made the number already formed as the top line 2-3-5, then we dropped down and played the 2-3 with the 8 for 2-3-8. Coming around again we play the 2 with a dip to the 7 back up for the 5 for 2-7-5, then we go again for the 8 in 2-7-8. The lower path is the same only we start with the 7 instead of the 2 and we end with the formed number 778.

This is very flexible. What if we have solid picks for the first (2-7) and second (3-7) positions and no idea what to play for the third position (1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-0) 2x2x10=40.

2-3-1 = 231 271 731 771 7-7-2 = 232 272 732 772 3 = 233 273 733 773 4 = 234 274 734 774 5 = 235 275 735 775 6 = 236 276 736 776 7 = 237 277 737 777 8 = 238 278 738 778 9 = 239 279 739 779 0 = 230 270 730 770

If this works we play $20. worth of numbers at fifty cents each straight to win $250. and we can wager this 12 times and still break even if we win on the twelfth attempt, before we'd start putting a dollar straight on each number trying to win $500. Of course if you think the 2-3-1 is the best of them all, an extra couple of dollars on 2-3-1 would be wise.

What if we like three digits in the first (5-7-8) position, two digits in the second (3-4) and three digits (1-3-6) in the third position? 3x2x3=18 numbers.

5-3-1 = 531 533 536 541 543 546 7-4-3 = 731 733 736 741 743 746 8---6 = 831 833 836 841 843 846

So easy a child could do it, yet so powerful at half the cost of a box wheel, no wonder positional wheeling isn't in the lottery handbook on how to play.

What if we wanted to play all 10 digits in each position? That would be 10x10x10=1000 all the numbers in the game, we'd win every time, but only recover fifty cents on the dollar.

Pattern Recognition In Pick 3/4: Was That A Pattern?

In theory there are no known laws that force lottery balls to do anything. The actions of the balls themselves help establish rules based on what happens more often then not, to the point where the patterns may be worth wagering on.

For tracking and charting: We begin when the ballsets were last removed, destroyed and replaced with new. Do not be afraid to contact your state lottery and ask when the ballsets were last replaced with new ballsets. If they give you a date within a week or two, they may be pretending you asked when the ballsets were last rotated, inquire further. Ask how often the ballsets are replaced, you are looking for how many years sets are used, a days answer refers to rotation.

For state games drawn in computer, you will have to see if workable patterns form, if not you may have to play another state's game.

Ideally graph paper should be sold on the roll, where we can start tracking on the right adding new draws on the left, so we can roll out the history at a glance instead of flipping pages or screens.

The chart is know by many names, hit and miss, now and then, skip and hit, and so on.

The first step is to determine what game to track. Two draws a day can be one game or two games depending on how the draws go. Try to determine whether the draws flow from midday to evening, midday to midday or evening to evening. In general a digit or two repeat from the previous draw roughly 82% of the time (boxed not positional), so we look for repeats to indicate which we should track. There will be repeats either way, we look for those most often to work with.

As there are ten digits per position, we would expect each ball to be drawn one time in ten. Ideally there would be nine misses between hits. However, due to flaws in the balls, system mechanics, whatever, some balls are drawn more, average or less often. We can chart this to see if it becomes a useable pattern.

When looking for patterns, there will be patterns within patterns. Do not become discouraged if you don't see them right away. If you could draw a curved line from the significant hits over the skips, there would be large arches leaping over some hits, and smaller arches as well. Picture a large bridge with two large arches and a smaller rail road bridge with multiple smaller arches covering the same span.

Picture the smaller arches superimposed on the larger, not a series of small and large arches.

The balls/digits drawn more often woulda coulda shoulda have their every tenth draw hit and their extra hits between, expecting this should help determine which arch should strike next. Oh and we have to allow a day either way for when this should take place, no laws remember?

While the average balls/digits are expected to hit every tenth draw, we know they will disappoint us with clusters and such, still we try our best to tell from the chart when to play them.

The balls/digits drawn less often have longer arches between hits unless they cluster.

Clustering is a pattern: When a ball/digit often hits again in the next draw we wager it will do so again in part based on what it has done in the past and on our instincts. We work with what we have.


Ignore all the usual fluff about frequency, sums, odd/even, low/high, etc. and concentrate on the digits that have done in the past what it looks like they will do in the next draw.

When looking for digits to repeat previous behaviors, allow a range of a day more of less for the behavior to occur within.

Watch in particular for digits that do double and triple bumps or do a double, skip a draw and hit again.

Some digits develop a clock like pattern of so many skips give or take one more or less and hitting again. ie: Skip 5 and hit, skip 6 and hit, skip 5 and hit, skip 4 and hit.

Try talking to the digits, "Hello there Mr. five what have you been up to?" Whatever works to put your mind in the groove.

Have an amount you are trying to win. Don't be ambiguous just hoping to win a vague amount of money, you need a goal amount for a purpose.

Keep an eye on the amount you need to win. If the playing expense means the profit of a win will be less then your goal amount you will need to put more down on each number played.

Work the chart daily, but remember, do not play if you can't identify the likely suspects for a winning wheel. Why waste winnings replacing losses when you could be using winnings to finance a big score when you have a really hot pattern.

If someone tells you they tried positional tracking from Professor Jones' book and it didn't work, they are correct as that was positional tracking by frequency not skips.

If someone tells you they are playing a tic-tac-toe system straight/box and hit straight, the straight was odds 1 in 6 pure luck over the box. Even with a good initial win for financing, it's like a roller coaster ride where the highs and lows level out to nothing in the end. All mechanical systems must fail because they cannot heal themselves.

If all else fails, but you can manage to consistently predict one digit in the same position, try the Lotto Dojo 2 system.

If all your attempts fail, your state may be going out of its way to disrupt the natural flow of a chaotic semi-random lottery system into rubbish. Such games are not worth playing seriously.

If someone tells you they know how to win the lottery and will share it for a few dollars why do they need those dollars?

On the other hand, we've been told since we don't charge we're not taken seriously, go figure. Therefore this system is now $500.00 happy now cynics? ;-) Pay us when you win a million or more (ever wish you could make that deal with a system seller, well you just did hee hee) or instead if we've managed to help you win big, you're welcome to buy us a beer, (six pack, case or keg) through Paypal below.

Good Luck to You. Robert Perkis / Lotto-Logix


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