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Don's 27th Prediction
2003 - 2nd Prediction)
Play Starts 2-10-03
Play Came in 2-13-03


Monday, Feb 24, 2003 - From Don - To the lottoreport.com: On page 3 of the lottoreport are statistics involving the pick 3 game.

In the Night game after 2922 draws the position of the digits is remarkably similar after 9 years. The first digit 2 and 3 have arrived the exact amount of times at 281 and the first digit 4 and 5 have arrived the exact amount of times at 275. The first digit 8 and first digit 9 have arrived 299 times and 298 times respectively.

In the second position, the middle digit 3 has occurred 301 times and the middle digit 2 has arrived 300 times. In the last or third position, the digit 2 has arrived 288 times and the digit 9 in that position 289 times. This staggering amount of what I call symmetry implies the game is very fair. That is good for my methodology.

This statistic also infers that numbers are not hot or cold as the same digits occur over time as a random occurrence would expect.

For example, the total amount that seven has been drawn is 969 times and the total amount of times nine has been drawn is 967 times and that is over nine years!!! I call this to your attention because I may have a play for everyone using this kind of indicator (placement of digits) this week. Thanks for reading lottoreport.com. Don

Friday, Feb 21, 2003 - From Jeff - 2:45 PM - Well, as you all know the number 43 came in last night and I did have it. I only wish 431 had been one of my favorites so it would have been easier for your readers to win too, but the number "1" just didn't stand out as much as the 7 and 8 did. Hopefully, some of the readers had it. As always, cease play after the number has come in. I will try in the future to give you and your readers 3 numbers, but as you know, sometimes that is hard to predict. Again cease play and good Luck To All. Jeff

From Dawn - 10 AM - Well, Congratulations to those of you who won on Jeff's prediction! Jeff said, "I expect an outcome to have these two digits 43, 67, or 55 in them starting February 18th for the night draw only!! These numbers are only good for 4 days but hopefully it won't take that long." And, 431 was drawn on Feb 20th - too bad it wan't one of his favorites - huh!

I have not heard from Jeff so I don't know how to advise you on his play. In Don's case, I know what he's looking for and when to call for a "cease play" (most of the time) but in Jeff's case, I don't know his methodologies so I can't advise you. I've waited as long as I can to post a message from him so ya'll would know what to do. Sorry for not being more specific but what can I say?

When I hear from Jeff, I will post his message. Until then, I'd suggest to cease play because one of his pairs came in.

Thursday, Feb 20, 2003 - From Don - To the lottoreport.com: I enjoy hearing from the readers about their successes, ideas, and of course wins. Today, I would like to talk a little about odds. Odds are an essential part of both winning and losing. In the pick 3 game, the odds are very bad for the player.

The odds are always the same because each draw is an independent event. They are easy to calculate. There are 120 numbers having three different digits, 90 double digits, and 10 exact outcomes or triple digits. If you select one number with three different digits and select an any type wager, there are 219 other numbers that can arrive. Since 2 numbers divided by 220 is about 1% of the outcomes, you have a 99% chance to lose. If you play the day draw and the night draw you will lose 99% of the time.

A player named Ricky wrote in and said, "I don't do well on my own.' No words were truer spoken!!!! Facing those odds you can't. In my most recent play, I had 30 outcomes out of 220. Thus, I had a 13.6% chance of success. However, since the double digit arrived, the success ratio or odds PAID MORE. This idea of paying more at the same odds is something I factor into a play. I do that by having a game plan going in as to when I will stop and what the worst case scenario will be. Basically, I calculate the odds for you using my methods.

In the recent experiment that was conducted, 2 of our players used excellent strategy by conditioning the numbers out and winning exact, which of course pays even more. What even our experimenters did not know is that I calculated the odds for them before conducting the experiment. I did this to see if I could return more money to the group than is typical in the pick 3 game. That too was very successful. I always try and calculate the odds ahead of time so that the player will get the most wager for his dollar.

Also, by estimating the odds of success, the odds of failure become very evident. I'm sure those of you who tried to use my methodology without my programs by now have found that fact evident at a very expensive cost!!! My message is like you see occasionally on TV. This is very dangerous, don't try this at home!!! So, keep reading lottoreport.com for great lottery news and don't play the pick 3 game right now. Don

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2003 - 2 messages posted. One from Don and a prediction from Jeff.
From Don
- To the lottoreport.com: In today's column I would like to talk about risk and the TLC. Provided at this web-site are detailed records about pick 3 sales and money paid to "winners". However, in total sales versus winnings there is a discrepancy of $111 million dollars for less than one years time. That's how much players LOST.

We know during that time that the TLC established 2 pick 3 games. I can offer thoughts on why they went to 2 draws but the main idea is that they want to get all of your money. They won't settle for anything less. They also want to minimize any even small risk to them. When does the pick 3 game have risk to the house you may ask. When everyone is playing the same numbers.

Let's say you offer one pick 3 game as opposed to 2. Many people who play the game play the same numbers over and over. With everyone playing the same numbers in ONE drawing per day bigger payouts are possible.

However, when you have 2 games per day, players are faced with playing their same numbers in 2 draws per day. If you do that, which I hope you don't, you subject yourself to absolutely incredibly bad chances of success. You don't necessarily have a better chance to "win" playing more numbers or more draws in this game because over time you will lose far more than you will win. That is a statistic that is absolutely irrefutable, the more you play, the more you will lose.

Let's say you play 40 numbers in the night draw on an any ticket per day for 6 days. You played $240. What are your chances of winning -18%. (40 divided by 220 outcomes) Thus, you will certainly lose 82% of the time. Even when you "win" you won't cover your losses.

So, in conclusion, keep YOUR money with YOU most of the time and read this column to keep updated on pick 3 events which may be profitable for YOU! Don

From Jeff: Here's my 3rd prediction that hopefully you can post to your readers. If my calculations are correct, I expect an outcome to have these two digits 43, 67, or 55 in them starting February 18th for the night draw only!! These numbers are only good for 4 days but hopefully it won't take that long.

My favorite numbers are 437, 438, 667, 367, 558, 455. Good Luck and Let's Win Some Money!! Jeff

Monday, Feb 17, 2003 - From Don - To the lottoreport.com: While I am studying the best strategy to provide another outstanding play, I hope you are NOT playing the game right now. It's just too tough a game to play unless opportunity is present. I wanted to take a moment to tell all of you I enjoy hearing your success stories and comments and in some cases, about related web-sites. Your e-mails are insightful, encouraging, and motivational. That is the ultimate goal of this column-to provide YOU a winner. Keep reading lottoreport.com. Don

Updates Below Original Play

Friday, Feb 14, 2003 - Concluding Remarks For Cease Play - From Don - To the lottoreport.com: What you have witnessed is, of course, impossible. That is why the pick 3 game exists, the lottery is absolutely positive that a correct winning outcome cannot be forecast in advance using statistics.

They know that each drawing is an independent event and has no relation to past outcomes. I wonder how they explain it!

Is is my assertion that a correct outcome CAN BE forecast. I must admit, it takes a great toll on me sometimes though. I would ask that you STOP playing the pick 3 game right now. Only play when there is an advantage for you. Continue to read this column and I will tell you when that is. And of course to the ladies, Happy Valentines Day! Don

CEASE PLAY - Feb 13, 2003 - From Dawn - After the night draw (10:40 PM) YEAH - 775 came in and I won!!!! As you know, 775 was drawn tonight and it was one of Don's favorites that was posted on 2-10-03. Congratulations to those of you who won - unfortunately, right now I don't have time to answer your emails but both Don and I appreciate your kinds words. I love to see ya'll win! I'll post a message from Don tomorrow when I get it.

Original Play - Starts Monday, Feb 10, 2003 & Came in Feb 13, 2003 - From Don - To the lottoreport.com: I hope all of you will continue to read my column and pay attention for different kinds of activity involving the pick 3 game.

In the meantime, for Monday, February 10, 2003, I am expecting a correct outcome to have the two digits 77, 59, or 68 in them. Since there are 30 potential outcomes out of 220, I have 13.6% chance of being correct.

Some of my favorite numbers that contain 77, 59 or 68 are 775, 557, 599, 777, 559, 568. When I say these are my favorites, that means I have other criteria that identifies these numbers as prominent. Yet, I do not have any conclusive statistics that conclude ANY number with 77 and 59 and 68 are superior to another number. Obviously, 777 pays the most so that is my number one choice. Thanks for reading lottoreport.com and say tuned for updates. Don

Update - Thursday, Feb 13, 2003 - From Don - To the lottoreport.com: The occurrence of a double digit albeit not the particular one I was looking for DOES bode well for the next 3 days of play if there should be 3 more days. So although I was hoping for OUR double digit I am still recommending you continue to play numbers with 77, 59, or 68 in them.

As I have said before, I never play what has become known as lotto but I think a few words are applicable considering what the administrators are attempting to do. Let me also assure you they are getting PAID to do it.

Let me ask you this question rhetorically. If you know anyone that plays the lottery would you make them a $100 wager that they will not have all the correct numbers? I think you would. I think you could become very rich making that wager. You have a certain winner.

Yes, I said that correctly. Certain. Well, you might be thinking, but Don, there is a chance I could win. Perhaps to you, but not to me.

I'll make that wager at anytime with anybody. Isn't that enough reason to completely forget about lotto. To me, it doesn't even exist!!!

The pick 3 game is a very tough game which the lottery is making huge dollars off of. At times, there are advantages to playing the game. Thanks for reading lottoreport.com. Don

Update - Wednesday, Feb 12, 2003 - From Don - To the lottoreport.com: After 2 nights of play, one of the projected outcomes did not arrive.

For some, 2 days of playing the pick 3 game is very normal as I have heard some people play the game during the day and at night.

For me, 2 days of play just in the night draw is an eternity and although I know the odds very well, I just hate to lose at this game and endeavor to give players a great play at the earliest possible date. I recommend you continue to play the selections presented on Feb 10. Don

Update - Tuesday, Feb 11, 2003 - From Don - To the lottoreport.com: The first night's outcome was not what I favored.

As you know, I favored a number with a 77 or 59 or 68 IN the number and all but one of my favorites were double digits.

Be cognizant of the fact that a double digit only occurs 28% of the time, thus picking the double digit on the correct day is the most difficult task possible in the pick 3 game. However, it is also very rewarding.

I recommend to continue playing numbers that have a 77, 59 or 68 in them. Keep reading lottoreport.com for great lottery news. Don

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Don's 21st Prediction
Don's 19th & 20th Predictions & Comments

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Don's 17th Prediction
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Don's 14th & 15th Predictions
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