A nice, symmetrical keno ticket that produces winners

May 07, 2001 3:50 AM
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This week’s favorite ticket features an elegant symmetry. Pick your 16 most likely numbers, and circle 4 groups of 3 and 4 kings (one spot groups.) While I don’t play this ticket very often, (it is a little spendy for me) I have had good success with it, hitting several solid sixes and many five out of sixes. I don’t recommend this for tournament play, however, because I don’t believe that six spots are in general good tournament tickets. I don’t recommend it for dime-a-way play either, but it’s ideal for a 50 cent special rate play where your solid six will pay in the neighborhood of $1,300.00 at most casinos. This will give you a little leeway for tax purposes.

You can hit a solid six two different ways on this ticket. You can hit a 3-3, which accounts for six of the ways, or you can hit a 3-1-1-1, which accounts for 16 of the ways. Note that if you hit a solid six on the 3-1-1-1, you will also have 3 five out of sixes, which will boost your winnings to around $1,450, still below the tax reporting level. Get the picture? On sixteen spots, you will average a hit of four spots per game, so a hit of five or six spots is not that unusual. If you are lucky, the hits will be distributed in the right way to make you some money!

6/6

.0025

398.65

5/6

.0427

23.38

4/6

.2507

3.98

3/6

.6117

1.63

2/6

.9451

1.05

1/6

.9427

1.06

0/6

.8176

1.22

There are 175 distinct catches on the ticket, and the most likely one (about 8.47% of the time) is 1-1-0-0-1-0-0-0.

As illustrated on the ticket.