# A nice, symmetrical keno ticket that produces winners

May 7, 2001 3:50 AM

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 0.0025 398.65 5/6 0.0427 23.38 4/6 0.2507 3.98 3/6 0.6117 1.63 2/6 0.9451 1.05 1/6 0.9427 1.06 0/6 0.8176 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.