The four-ten saga continues

May 7, 2007 4:42 AM

This week we continue with the four way tens. Let’s look at some of the tickets we discussed last week (plus one new one), but in a bit more detail. Last week I asserted that the 63331 ticket with 16 spots is superior to the traditional 33331 and below you will be able to discern the truth. Both of these tickets have identical odds against hitting a solid ten, but in the lower catches the 16 spot starts to shine in comparison. You can do the comparison yourself, but it is worth noting that for instance, you will hit a six out of 10 almost three games sooner on the 16 spot than on the 13 spot.

63331

10 / 10 . 2231596.84

9 / 10 41457.83

8 / 10 1928.55

7 / 10 170.24

6 / 10 25.72

5 / 10 6.36

 

The ticket below, which I didn’t mention last week has 14 spots and actually is slightly better in terms of a solid 10, but is clearly inferior to the 63331 above in the lower catches. Nonetheless, this is a very playable ticket, especially if you want to play some five spots.

333221

10 / 10 2230500.33

9 / 10 41566.70

8 / 10 1953.89

7 / 10 175.88

6 / 10 27.32

5 / 10 6.76

 

The next ticket is of course the traditional 4 way 10 as played by millions of players over the years. It isn’t bad, but it is not as good as the two above.

33331

10 / 10 2231596.84

9 / 10 42052.70

8 / 10 1992.52

7 / 10 183.08

6 / 10 28.51

5 / 10 7.02

 

The twelve spot below illustrates the point that the fewer numbers you play on a way ticket, the harder it is to win. The charm of the ticket is that it consists of all even number groups and although the odds on it are longer than the tickets above, it is still playable. I play it sometimes just for fun.

42222

10 / 10 2259504.72

9 / 10 45211.06

8 / 10 2219.45

7 / 10 204.73

6 / 10 32.02

5 / 10 8.05

 

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