If you remember we talked before about splitting way tickets to produce a more interesting ticket. Splitting one of the groups on your ticket will accomplish two things.
”¡ You will have double plus one times the total number of ways to play (If your original ticket has 7 total ways on it your new ticket will have 7 times 2 equals 14 plus one equals 15 total ways on it).
”¡ You will still preserve all your original ways on the ticket. This is important in order to protect your ticket.
Let’s look this week at the ticket marked using 8-spots, marked in two groups of four. This ticket has a one-way-eight and two fours, with 3 total ways. If we split one of the groups of four into two groups of two, we will obtain a way ticket with seven total ways on it. (3 times 2 plus one.) The groups will be 4-2-2, and the ways will consist of one eight, two sixes, two fours and two twos. We have added the two sixes and the two twos to our ways available to play.
There is another way to split the original ticket. Let’s split one of the original four-spots into a 3-1. This will give us a ticket (4-3-1) with seven total ways on it, consisting of one eight, one seven, one five, two fours, one three, and one one. Although this ticket is not very popular, there is certainly nothing wrong with it. Note that your original eight and two fours are preserved on the ticket.
If you want to get fancy, you can split one group of four into two twos, and one group of four into a 3-1. Since the original ticket is grouped 4-4, this double split will result in a ticket grouped 3-2-2-1. Using a double split will double plus one the total ways twice. Double the original three total ways and add one results in seven total ways. Double seven total ways and add one results in fifteen total ways. These ways will be one eight, one seven, two sixes, three fives, two fours, three threes, two twos, and one one spot. The original eight and two fours are preserved, and you have an additional 12 ways to choose from in developing a new ticket to play. I would probably play the eight-spot for the maximum jackpot, (two or three dollars most places) and then play the sixes, fives and fours for a buck a way. This would give me a ticket that costs nine or ten dollars with a good chance of winning.
Splitting our original 4-4 ticket twice into four groups of two produces the familiar 2-2-2-2 ticket which also has 15 total ways on it. We’ll cover this ticket in the future, since it is itself a likely candidate for splits.
Splitting both of the original groups of 4 into 3-1 produces a ticket (3-3-1-1) which like the other double splits on the original ticket also has fifteen total ways. The ways are one eight, two sevens, one six, two fives, four fours, two threes, one two and two ones. The eight and the original two fours are preserved, and you have an additional two fours to play on the ticket. This ticket is fairly popular, especially with players who like four-spots.
Using splits on your original ticket is the best way I know of to add ways to your ticket, thus improving your chances of hitting something, while at the same time protecting your original numbers and ways. After all, if you’ve been playing the same numbers all day, you don’t want to see them come up uncovered!
On a scale of one to five spikes, with five being the highest, Keno Lil rates the split ticket 4 and a half spikes.
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