Those crazy 8’s!

Dec 9, 2003 4:05 AM

Since December 25 is coming soon, I thought I’d explore a few 25-way 8s this week. Maybe Santa will make a delivery for you on one of these tickets!

The 25 way 8 marked 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 has always been one of my favorite tickets. It is eminently playable, and it also has a 25 way 10 spot for those of you who are so inclined. With 20 spots it’s a nice ticket to consider if you are "chasing the dragon."

You only need 11 spots, though, to make a 25 way 8, if you group them 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1. There are of course also 25 ways to make a three, since 8 + 3 = 11.

Seventeen spots, grouped 5 3 3 2 1 1 1 1 will yield a 25 way 10, a 25 way 9, a 25 way 8, and a 25 way 7 for a powerful way ticket of 100 ways. Worth considering in a tournament situation.

Those of you who normally play way eights using plain vanilla groups of four might find using fours, threes and kings just the thing to spice up your keno life. Eighteen spots, grouped 4 4 3 3 1 1 1 1, walk on the wild side of your 25 way 8.

Well, that’s it for this week, good luck, I’ll see you in line!