This method explains in detail how to pick the number combinations in PICK 3 game using the Touching Number method.
This method will hopefully help you win in the Pick 3 games. As the method implies, the numbers must be touching each other in some way. More on this later. Touching Numbers can simply be defined as the number combinations when all the selected numbers are connected to each other and there are no skips in the chosen combinations.
The first step is to create the ‘rundown’. A rundown is a three digit number list going vertically down that consists of ten rows. The reason that the rundown has ten rows is because the Pick 3 has ten digits (0-9). Here’s an example of how a rundown will look (excluding the actual number, used for creating the rundown)
HOW TO CREATE RUNDOWN
Well, there are several method out there in lottery land but I’ll show you which one I use and how I create it. Throughout these instructions, I will use 063 to make things simple. Don’t use low numbers like 111, 123, etc. or triples 111,222,333 etc. to create your rundown because this will exclude many pairs. You can choose whichever three digit numbers you want, to create your own rundown. We have three positions. In the 1st. position we have the digit 1. We are going backward and post these numbers in the 1st. position like this:
We stopped at 1 because as you can see, it goes back to 0 which we already have at the top.
Next we will do the 2nd. position and the 3rd. position. Both of these will be going forward.
Again we will stop when the last digit is on top.
2nd. position 3rd. position
So here’s how it should look:
ALL RUNDOWNS HAVE WINNING NUMBER IN THEM.
The reason is because each rundown contains all the 10 digits in each column. If you decide to use a pick 3 number that has a double in the 2nd. position and 3rd. position (144,355,677, etc.) to create your rundown, then the 3rd. position digit has to go backwards. Otherwise you’ll have the same numbers in position 2 & 3. You can change the rundown anytime you want to. I don’t recommend it because all rundowns have a cold period and a hot period. Just because the number that is drawn is not in the rundown, it doesn’t mean you should do a new one. You can if you like. There are no rules in this respect. I just think it’s a pain to redo a rundown and you will see why later.
FOCUS NUMBER (F-#)
With the rundown done, let’s talk about what I call the ‘focus number(s)’. From now on this will be refer to as the f #(f=focus #=number). The f# is very important. This is the number you feel the strongest about. When you study numbers in the pick 3, you usually have a sense of which number is due. The f# will be use only for the 1st. position. So it is important to analyze and focus on this. If the f# is not selected, you can not win. If the f# does come out, you have a chance to win straight or boxed provided you also select the other two digits. You can selection more than one f# if your budget permits it. I would start out with a $5.00 budget playing each number .50/50 cents.
Important summary: The f# must be used only for the 1st. position.
Playing Pick 3 with a positional mindset
Learn to focus on the 1st. position because this will help you in picking the other two digits in position 2 & 3. There are 10 digits and only one will be chosen that day/night. Learn to look at stats. There are 5 even and 5 odd numbers. There are 5 low and 5 high numbers. That’s it. It’s important to pay attention to the previous numbers that drawn.
Learn to look for patterns and shapes. Remember that the numbers have to touch or connect with each other. Here is a chart with the numbers touching. As you can see there are many ways the numbers connect. s
Back to the rundown and the f#
Here’s the rundown again.
518 (6th row)
241 (9th row)
152 (10th row)
Let’s say that you have decide that your f# will be digit 1(remember the f# is only for the 1st. position). You will have 3 rows in which digit 1 will be. Rows 6,9 and 10. This is true for all digits. If you had picked f# 2 then 2 will be in rows 7,9 & 10. If you had picked f# 3 then 3 will be in rows 1,8 and 8 and so on.
Next step is to write down what digits are touching/connected to the f#. This will produce pairs.
Now let’s do a pair rundown with 1x and note what pair missing(if any) and how many times the pairs appeared in the 063 rundown.
All pairs show in this 1x pair rundown. Sometimes depending on the rundown, you will have missing pairs. This is because the distance between the digits are too far apart and do not touch/connected. Notice that pair 12,14 and 15 appear 3 times each. Let’s say you like pair 12. How many three digit numbers does this pair make? Let’s see:
3 digit number 12x results:
In the end you have to decide which f# and which front pair and which final digit you are going to play. These stats and your own intuition will help you pick a winner. Stay tuned. There’s more to come.