Pick 3 Lotto Strategy Guide
I have listed all of the available numbers in the Pick 3 Lotto to the right, broken down into what I call "Probability Tiers". With duplicated numbers excluded, their are 220 available numbers to pick from. What this means is that 0-1-6, for example, covers that number and also 6-1-0, 6-0-1, 1-0-6, and all other combinations of those three numbers. For convenience, I have also listed the numbers from left to right, lowest to highest. So if the numbers picked by your Lotto were 7-2-6, on the chart it would be listed under 2-6-7 in the Second Tier.
The available numbers are also broken up and seperated into tiers, thirteen in total. At the top is the first (and best) tier, and dwelling at the bottom is the thirteenth (and worst) tier. In general, the higher the tier is to the top, the more likely the number drawn will match a number from that group.
However, I did say that this was the general way to read the chart. Sometimes you may notice that numbers in a certain tier keep coming up in your Lotto. When I was testing this chart, the Texas State Lotto had four consecutive numbers drawn that matched numbers from the Eighth Tier (normally not that likely of a tier), while a California Lotto had picked 6 straight numbers out of the Third tier (that was not so suprising of a tier). Be aware of "Tier Trends" when studying past results!
Additionally, some of these tiers are not that far apart in probability. The top five tiers, in fact, are only seperated by a few percentage points each. But the top tier is still the most likely according to this theory, and the further down you go, the worse you should be.
In conclusion, please remember that this is a Theory to be used for your personal enjoyment, and is not intended to be used as a sure-fire method to win the game. The Pick 3 Lotto, even though much simpler than say the Powerball Lotto, is still very random and erratic. I hope we have helped to take some of the mystery out of this game for you. Choose wisely and spend responsibly. As always, in all your gaming I wish you good luck. --James Yates, ChessAndPoker.com