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Playing a Wheel with Guarantee, 3 if 6 in 28
or 31 Line Cover C(28,6,3,6)=31 
in a Pick 6, Pool 49 Lotto Game -  
an Analysis of Win Groupings for 13,983,816 Draw Possibilities 
by Colin Fairbrother
Using 28 integers from a Pool of 49 a noticeable improvement is shown over other Covers but with only 34% Covered after allowing an extra 3 combinations this is still well short of the 46% Coverage for my best set. Looking at the repeat table below we see that 46 Threes are repeated twice and 20 trice and 7 Fours are repeated twice wasting respectively 86 and 7 chances.
This is Set 12 in an analysis comparing 15 differenty constructed sets of 28 (or near to that) numbers to play which includes other subset repeats, Covers or Wheels with Guarantees, Random Selections and the set which is proven to be the best, my Unique 3's ™ using all the integers for the game and maximizing the coverage of the potential winning numbers. You can generate these best numbers online and save them for later checking for wins at LottoToWin

This article first published on the web 25/8/2008 and has been viewed 205946 times.
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