# Not-so-crazy 8-spot way tickets

Aug 8, 2005 3:09 AM

Today’s chart will show you all the possible ways to play way tickets using eight numbers. The mathematical theory that deals with this subject is called partition theory, and it is a very complex branch of mathematics.

The 8-spot is a very popular base for way and combination tickets because the 8-spot itself is so popular. There are only 22 ways that you can split up eight numbers into distinct groups.

Of course, once you have decided which grouping that you prefer, you can pick and choose which ways to play and for how much per way, depending upon your taste and the size of your bankroll.

8 SPOT PARTITIONS

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8 1 way 8 3-3-2 1 way 8

1 way 6

2 way 5

7-1 1 way 8 2 way 3

1 way 7 1 way 2

1 way 1

3-3-1-1 1 way 8

6-2 1 way 8 2 way 7

1 way 6 1 way 6

1 way 2 2 way 5

4 way 4

6-1-1 1 way 8 2 way 3

2 way 7 1 way 2

1 way 6 2 way 1

1 way 2

2 way 1 3-2-2-1 1 way 8

1 way 7

5-3 1 way 8 2 way 6

1 way 5 3 way 5

1 way 3 2 way 4

3 way 3

5-2-1 1 way 8 2 way 2

1 way 7 1 way 1

1 way 6

1 way 5 3-2-1-1-1 1 way 8

1 way 3 3 way 7

1 way 2 4 way 6

1 way 1 5 way 5

6 way 4

5-1-1-1 1 way 8 5 way 3

3 way 7 4 way 2

3 way 6 3 way 1

1 way 5

1 way 3 3-1-1-1-1-1 1 way 8

3 way 2 5 way 7

3 way 1 10 way 6

11 way 5

4-4 1 way 8 10 way 4

2 way 4 11 way 3

10 way 2

4-3-1 1 way 8 5 way 1

1 way 7

1 way 5 2-2-2-2 1 way 8

2 way 4 4 way 6

1 way 3 6 way 4

1 way 1 4 way 2

4-2-2 1 way 8 2-2-2-1-1 1 way 8

2 way 6 2 way 7

2 way 4 4 way 6

2 way 2 6 way 5

6 way 4

4-2-1-1 1 way 8 6 way 3

2 way 7 4 way 2

2 way 6 2 way 1

2 way 5

2 way 4 2-2-1-1-1-1 1 way 8

2 way 3 4 way 7

2 way 2 8 way 6

2 way 1 12 way 5

14 way 4

4-1-1-1-1 1 way 8 12 way 3

4 way 7 8 way 2

6 way 6 4 way 1

4 way 5

2 way 4 2-1-1-1-1-1-1 1 way 8

4 way 3 6 way 7

6 way 2 16 way 6

4 way 1 26 way 5

30 way 4 26 way 3

16 way 2 6 way 1

1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1 1 way 8

8 way 7

28 way 6 56 way 5

70 way 4 56 way 3

28 way 2 8 way 1

Let’s take the 2-2-2-1-1 partition for example. Lil plays the 1-way-8 for a dollar and the 6-way-5 for 50 cents per way for a nifty \$4 ticket.

Some of these partitions are familiar, like the 2-2-2-2 or the 4-4 partitions, which are of course a couple of the most popular and familiar way tickets of all time. Others, like the 5-3 and the 3-3-2, were popular 20 or 30 years ago but are rarely seen today. My favorites are the 3-2-1-1-1, the 2-2-1-1-1-1, and the 2-2-2-1-1, and sometime in the future I’ll do a column on these.

Well, that’s it for now. Good luck! I’ll see you in line!