The Pick 4 Lottery by some accounts is the easiest and most played Lottery in the United States and Canada. The player is asked to pick 4 digits, from 0 to 9, and match the exact order in the Pick 4 Ticket that was drawn that day. If the 4 digits the player selects match the drawn Pick 4 number, the player wins the equivalent jackpot dollar for that day.
As compared to many other State Lotteries, the odds of winning the jackpot are relatively good. The odds of matching the exact order are 1 in 13,983,816, which the Pick 4 Lottery reminds us is the easiest of any Lottery to win.
Yet, the question remains, can the player win the Pick 4 Jackpot? Well, at this point we can only guess. We do not know whether the person who selected the digits truly had the winning Pick 4 number or it was a simple coincidence. At this point we can only rely on further clues to narrow the number down, similar to clues we might offer at a gas station.
First, the person who selected the digits likely has an idea of what the outcome will be, even before the winning Pick 4 number is chosen. Since numbers often times repeat themselves, the person who selected the digits likely has a good idea of what will happen to the winning Pick 4 number. Take this into account, and also consider the source of the information: the Pick 4 number selection by the person who selected the digits could be a copy or recreation of the original Pick 4 number, and the selection of the digits likely has some concentradation on its craftsmanship.
Consider also the millennium as well. Between 2000 and 2004, in New Zealand alone, there were ten drawings of the Pick 4 Lottery. During this period, there were a total of 132 winning numbers, an average of 21 each time. Then, in 2005 and 2006, the Judas and Jesus Christ areas, 26 and 55, respectively, accounted for 538 of the 1105 winning numbers. With these pontiffs of the fold, the emanation of the number could certainly have some weight to it.
These are, of course, comparing favorably to the US and Mega88 lotteries, which together, have a grand total of 69700 possible combinations, and at the same time, 251200 non-winning number combinations. However, the comparative odds of winning the New Zealand Pick 4 and the US and Canadian Pick 4 are better than the European Lottery, or 6149 to 1 for the European Pick 4 and 5240 to 1 for the US and Canadian Pick 4.
The New Zealand Lottery and the US and Canadian Pick 4 lotteries are played almost alike, with the European Pick 4 number patterns offering better odds and the New Zealand Lottery paying out better rewards. In fact, the New Zealand Lottery pays out better than the US and Canadian lotteries for the very reason that it offers better value.
Compare the New Zealand Lottery to the US and Canadian lotteries and you’ll see that the New Zealand Lottery offers better odds of winning. The reason why the same numbers could be used in both lotteries can be simply explained by looking at the Mathematical Formula.
Because of the sufficiently large number of digits in the number patterns, the Pick 4 number patterns tend to stack evenly on the wheel, creating very few chances to scratch off. The same may be said for the Pick 6 number patterns on the roulette wheel. Generally speaking, the more numbers there are in a number pattern, the less back chance there is of getting those numbers to fall into place.
The roulette wheel is a little different. Because the wheel in roulette is rotated, sometimes the ball will stay on one number for a long time period. This is just natural, and it does not affect the way that the ball will land on any specific number in the wheel.
Because of the relative simplicity of the roulette wheel, many players like to use their roulette wheels to predict the outcome of the next spin. The use of the roulette wheel in this manner is ludicrous, and is plain silly. The probability of being right the next time you place your chips on the table in the roulette wheel is just 1 in 37. With so few numbers in the wheel, the chances of predicting where the ball will actually go are roughly 1 in 38.