16 numbers that can win

April 15, 2008 7:00 PM
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Keno Lil | This week’s favorite ticket features an elegant symmetry. Pick your 16 most likely numbers, and circle 4 groups of 3 and 4 kings (1-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.

I don’t recommend it for dime a way play or tournament play, but it’s ideal for a 50-cent special rate play. A solid 6 will pay in the neighborhood of $1,300 at most casinos.

You can hit a solid 6 two different ways on this ticket. You can hit a 3-3, which accounts for 6 of the ways, or a 3-1-1-1, which accounts for 16. If you hit a solid 6 on the 3-1-1-1, you will also have three 5-of-6’s, which boosts your winnings to around $1,450.

Catch
Frquncy
Odds for 1 Against
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

On 16-spots, you will average a hit of four per game. So, a hit of 5 or 6 spots is not that unusual. If you are lucky, the hits will be distributed in the right way to make you some money!

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

If you can find a place to play this ticket for 25 cents or even a dime per way (for $2.20) you will find it rewarding. Email kenolil@gmail.com with any questions.