Seven spot way tickets hit the mark!

August 13, 2002 5:36 AM
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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 that you can split up seven numbers to create different way tickets.

If you play any of the partitions in the chart, 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 way tickets constructed out of seven numbers. Note that both of these tickets have the same number of groups, the same number of total ways, and the same number of total spots (seven). They differ only in the manner of grouping, and hence the distribution of ways. The ticket on the left, one of my favorites, has a five way five and a five way two spot. The ticket on the right has a six way five and a six way two spot. These two tickets offer a good example of why it pays to be careful when constructing a way ticket to play. Well, that’s it for this week, Good Luck, I’ll see you in line!

Partition  

 Ways

7  

 1 way 7

6-1  

 1 way 7, 1 way 6, 1 way 1

5-2  

 1 way 7, 1 way 5, 1 way 2

5-1-1  

 1 way 7, 2 way 6, 1 way 5, 1 way 2, 2 way 1

4-3  

 1 way 7, 1 way 4, 1 way 3

4-2-1  

 1 way 7, 1 way 6, 1 way 5, 1 way 4, 1 way 3, 1 way 2, 1 way 1

4-1-1-1  

 1 way 7, 3 way 6, 3 way 5, 1 way 4, 1 way 3, 3 way 2, 3 way 1

3-3-1  

1 way 7, 1 way 6, 2 way 4, 2 way 3, 1 way 1

3-2-2  

 1 way 7, 2 way 5, 1 way 4 1 way 3, 2 way 2

3-2-1-1  

 1 way 7, 2 way 6, 2 way 5, 3 way 4, 3 way 3, 2 way 2 2 way 1

3-1-1-1-1  

 1 way 7, 4 way 6, 6 way 5, 5 way 4, 5 way 3, 6 way 2, 4 way 1

2-2-2-1  

 1 way 7,   1 way 6, 3 way 5, 3 way 4, 3 way 3, 3 way 2, 1 way 1

2-2-1-1-1  

 1 way 7, 3 way 6, 5 way 5, 7 way 4, 7 way 3, 5 way 2, 3 way 1

2-1-1-1-1-1  

1 way 7, 5 way 6, 11 way 5, 15 way 4, 15 way 3, 11 way 2, 5 way 1

1-1-1-1-1-1-1  

 1 way 7, 7 way 6, 21 way 5, 35 way 4, 35 way 3, 21 way 2, 7 way 1

2 2 1 1 1  

 3 1 1 1 1

1 way 7, 3 way 6,  

 1 way 7, 4 way 6,

5 way 5, 7 way 4,  

 6 way 5, 5 way 4,

7 way 3, 5 way 2,  

 5 way 3, 6 way 2,

3 way 1  

 4 way 1