The Pick 3 Lottery by some accounts is the easiest and most played Lottery in the United States and Canada. The player is asked to pick 3 digits out of ten and match the order of one’s own Pick 3 State Lottery drawn number from 000 to 999.
The chance of doing just that is 1 in 1,000. This is by far the best odds of winning any Lottery grand prize money. The player who does it correctly wins $500 for every $1 he or she invests.
When you consider the lottery games and the odds of winning the grand prize, the Pick 3 Lottery is a no-brainer. The odds of winning the jackpot prize for Mega Millions at 175,711,536 to 1 and the Powerball at 195, 249,054 to 1 are astronomical. Some of the State Lotteries show odds of over 125 million to1 and the Pick 5 Lotteries over 500,000 to 1. All these out of this world odds make the Pick 3 a bargain basement steal when it comes to playing any Lottery Game.
Yet millions of folks across North America defy the odds against them and keep playing these multi-million lotteries in hopes of winning, but they haven’t won yet.
To put a little down to earth touch to these odds, let me transfer the odds into earthly miles. The Mega Millions, recently joined by the Powerball in the Illinois Lottery games, has the approximate odds of 175 million to one to win the Jackpot. The Pick 3 has 1,000 to one odds of winning the Jackpot.
Transfer the odds into miles. In order to win the Powerball or the Pick 3 one must first travel the equivalent amount of miles in order to win. The Mega Millions odds are 175,000,000 to 1 to win. The Pick 3 is 1,000 to 1 to win. To circle the earth at the equator is approximately 25,000 miles in distance.
To win the Mega Millions Jackpot one would need to fly around the world at the equator 7,000 times compared to one single round trip from Detroit, Michigan to Charlotte, North Carolina or from Detroit to New York City in order to claim the jackpot monies in the Pick 3 Lottery.
Next, even though the mathematical odds of the Pick 3 always remain the same, one can improve the chances of winning with the use of a proven Pick 3 Lottery System. These Pick 3 Lottery Systems vary.
Some Pick 3 Systems use methods based on the old standard filters of hot/cold, odd/even, and high/low numbers. Some highlight the use of wheels. Both these types of Systems, unfortunately, eliminate digits from the players’ Pick 3 play. By removing a single digit, players lose 217 potential winning combinations. For example, by using these filters and/or wheels, if the digit ‘1’ is removed, then every potential winning Pick 3 number that contains the digit “1”, from 001 to 991, makes players automatic losers even before the drawing takes place. Some of these Systems can eliminate up to four digits.
Pick 3 players want to find a Pick 3 Lottery System that does not eliminate any playable digits, so all 1,000 winning Pick 3 number combinations are available to make players winners. This type of Pick 3 System does not use the hot/cold, odd/even, high/low filters or wheels.