Wow, those super 7-spot way tickets

Jul 3, 2006 4:57 AM

Seven-spot tickets not only have become more popular in recent years, but they also make a good basis for some interesting way-tickets. There are 15 possible partitions of seven numbers. This means that there are 15 different ways.

Here’s how you can split up seven numbers to create different way tickets.

Partition                               Ways

7 1-way 7
6-1  1-way 7    1-way 6 1-way1
5-2 1-way 7  1-way 5   1-way 2
5-1-1 1-way 7 1-way 2 2-way 6 2-way1   1-way 5
4-3 1-way 7 1-way 4 1-way 3
4-2-1 1-way 7 1-way 4 1-way1 1-way 6 1-way 3 1-way 5 1-way 2
4-1-1-1 1-way 7 1-way 4 3-way1 3-way 6 1-way 3 3-way 5 3-way 2
3-3-1 1-way 7 2-way 3 1-way 6 1-way1  2-way 4
3-2-2 1-way 7 1-way 3 2-way 5 2-way 2 1-way 4
3-2-1-1 1-way 7 3-way 4 2-way1 2-way 6 3-way 3 2-way 5 2-way 2
3-1-1-1-1 1-way 7 5-way 4 4-way1 4-way 6  5-way 3 6-way 5 6-way 2

1-way 7 3-way 4 1-way1

1-way 6 3-way 3  3-way 5 3-way 2
2-2-1-1-1 1-way 7 7-way 4 3-way1 3-way 6 7-way 3 5-way 5 5-way 2
2-1-1-1-1-1 1-way 715-way 45-way1 5-way 6 15-way 3 11-way 5 11-way 2
1-1-1-1-1-1-1 1-way 7 35-way 4 7-way1 7-way 6 35-way 3 21-way 5 21-way 2

If you play any of the above partitions, you may pick and choose as to which ways you are going to play. For instance, if you play the 2-2-1-1-1 partition, you could play only the fives and the deuces; this would give you a ticket with 10 ways on it.

Or if you choose to play the king ticket, 1-1-1-1-1-1-1, you might want to play the seven and the sixes only; this would give you a ticket with eight total ways on it. Next week we’ll look at a couple of the more popular partitions above, and the best ways to play them.


What is a split ticket? A split ticket is actually a way of writing two separate tickets on one.

The separate halves of the ticket are divided by a line. On a split ticket, the groups on the ticket only work with other groups on the same side of the line. For example, a split ticket can be marked with four groups of two, but because of the split, only two fours are played. A regular ticket with four groups of two would have six fours on it. Split tickets are not playable on computers as written, and have to be literally split on to two or more tickets to be played.

Well, that’s it for this week, good luck, I’ll see you in line! email: [email protected]