# The ABC System

In the ABC system we eliminate the digit 0. This greatly simplifies the game. Now we only have 9 digits to focus on.

We use the letter A to represent the three low digits: 123.

The letter B is used to represent the three middle digits: 456.

The letter C is used to represent the three high digits: 789.

# A = 123

# B = 456

# C = 789

This creates these 27 box numbers: 147 148 149 157 158 159 167 168 169, 247 248 249 257 258 259 267 268 269, 347 348 349 357 358 359 367 368 369.

These are the only numbers we are concerned with in this system.

These 27 numbers can be divided into 3 groups:

Group 1: ** 147 148 149 157 158 159 167 168 169**

Group 2: ** 247 248 249 257 258 259 267 268 269**

Group 3: ** 347 348 349 357 358 359 367 368 369**

The ABC system is a very disciplined approach to Pick 3 because you will NOT be hitting numbers that have a 0 in them and you will NOT be hitting numbers such as AAB or ABB or CCB (although I will talk about different strategies you can use to hit those types of numbers in other articles).

In the ABC system you are only concerned with these 27 numbers because you are strictly reading the numbers from left to right: A-B-C.

So the ABC Pick 3 system is NOT a system you use on a draw to draw basis; you have to work on a longer time frame here. I suggest starting out by working on a 7 to 15 day timeframe.

What you will find with this system is that on average, at least 10 of these numbers will hit every single month like clockwork .....assuming you are in a two draw per day state.

The reason for this is that there is a 16.2% chance of these numbers hitting. That percentage is arrived by taking into consideration the fact that these 27 numbers actually represent 162 straight numbers (27 box numbers X 6 ways = 162).

These 162 numbers represent 16.2% of all the 1000 possible numbers in the Pick 3 game. Assuming you are in a two draw per day state, you are looking at 60 drawings per month (30 days X 2 drawings per day = 60).

To find out what is 16.2% of 60, we move the decimal point two spaces to the left and we end up with .162. We multiply that by 60:

60 X .162 = 9.72 hits per month.

That is why you will on average see about 10 of the 27 numbers hitting every month. I suggest you see how many of these 27 numbers have hit in your state each month in the last 3 months so you can verify this for yourself.

That turns out to be about 2 hits per week, which is actually very good since we are only working with a short list of just 27 numbers (or 8 or 9 numbers when you use the strategies I will talk about shortly).

The ABC system brings up several interesting approaches that you can take to playing the Pick 3 game.

Below I will talk about 11 creative ABC strategies you can use to improve your chances of getting a hit:

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1. One strategy is to track just one of the 3 groups.
**Focusing on just one short list of 9 box numbers is one easy simple way to improve your chances of getting a hit.

When tracking just one group, only track the hottest group. That's the group that has had the most hits in the last 30 days to 60 days.

The 3 groups again are:

Group 1: ** 147 148 149 157 158 159 167 168 169**

Group 2: ** 247 248 249 257 258 259 267 268 269**

Group 3: ** 347 348 349 357 358 359 367 368 369**

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2. Another ABC system strategy is to eliminate the last 10 numbers that have hit and only focus on the most due 17 numbers.
** This is a simple and easy strategy that anybody can start using right away.

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3. Another (and this is a GOOD one) is to just play 2 digits from each group.....say 1 and 3 from A, 4 and 5 from B, and 7 and 8 from C. That will give you just 8 numbers to play. **

These converted to straights will give you just 48 straight numbers to play (8 X 6 ways). You would then play these online for .25 cent each.

***If you are a member of the
P34sug site
you have access to some excellent programs that can help you greatly with the ABC system.***

For example, here are the 17 numbers that hit NY on Sept 2011 from the list of 27 ABC numbers: 186, 936, 149, 573, 169, 953, 275, 375, 683, 471, 285, 529, 167, 582, 591, 716, 394.

I converted these 17 numbers to their corresponding ABC order (box form) and put them on the RB3 system to give me the hottest digits in each "position."

** Anthony's RB3 (Pick 3) MT13 w3.7**

17 numbers used: 168 369 149 357 169 359 257 357 368 147 258 259 167 258 159 167 349

RB3:
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** 1 5 9
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** 3 6 7
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** 2 4 8
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It looks like 159 is the winner.

This means that 1 is the hottest A digit, 5 is the hottest B digit and 9 is the hottest C digit.

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A 4th strategy is to only play the hottest number from the previous month the following month: 159. Play it 6 ways for a STRAIGHT hit.
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**A 5th strategy is to only use the two hottest digit from each position: **

A= 13

B= 56

C =97

This is one of the best strategies actually and gives you just 8 box numbers to play.

This strategy is similar to the 3rd strategy in that you are picking two digits from each position. The only difference is that in the 3rd strategy you are picking ANY two digits at random to play. With this strategy you are being strategic in how you are picking those two digits. With this strategy you are specififically picking the two hottest digits for A, B, and C.

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6. Another strategy would be to play the top two hottest digits from the first position (1 and 3) and use all 3 digits for the second (456) and third (789) positions. ** This will reduce the list from 27 down to 18 numbers (2x3x3).

A = 13

B = 456

C = 789

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7. A contrarian approach is to just focus on the 3 coldest digits (248) since they are the most due.
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**8. Another approach is to use the **** Visual Key Distribution ** program to find the single hottest digit. This digit can be an A, B, or C digit. This program SHOWS you what digit has hit the most. (If you do not have access to the program, just count each digit individually.)

For the last 30 days the hottest digit has been 5, as you can see below:

17 Numbers used: 168 369 149 357 169 359 257 357 368 147 258 259 167 258 159 167 349

Visual Key Distribution:

5 1 9 3 6 7 2 8 4

5 1 9 3 6 7 2 8 4

5 1 9 3 6 7 2 8 4

5 1 9 3 6 7 2 8

5 1 9 3 6 7

5 1 9 3 6 7

5 1 9

5

The 8th strategy is to only play the 9 numbers with this one digit the following month (October).

A = 123

B = 5

C = 789

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9. The 9th strategy would be to play the COLDEST digit. ** In this case it would be to only play the 9 numbers with a 4 in them since it is about to become a hot digit.

A = 123

B = 4

C = 789

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10. It is best to use the last 10 ABC drawings to determine the hottest digits in each position. ** For example, converting the last 10 ABC results for August 2011 into their ABC format, the numbers become: 148 368 168 158 259 157 147 147 149 159. Use these 10 results in the RB3 program (or figure it out by hand by counting the individual digits in each position).

** Anthony's RB3 (Pick 3) MT13 w3.7**

10 numbers used: 148 368 168 158 259 157 147 147 149 159

RB3:
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** 1 4 8
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** 2 5 7
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** 3 6 9
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The two hottest digits for A are 12, for B 45, and for C 87.

528 hit NY on Sept 7 (258) and later on Sept 15 (285).

275 hit later in the month on Sept 22.

Another approach: the Visual Key Distribution program gives 1 as the hottest digit for these 10 drawings. Playing the 9 numbers with the digit 1 in them would have gotten a hit on Sept 5 (716), Sept 7 (591), Sept 9 (167) and Sept 20 (471).

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11. Use the VKD program to find the hottest digits. Use that information to help you determine which digits to use. **

Using the results for September 2011 for NY, the 3 hottest digits are 5, 1, and 9. IN THIS particular case, these 3 digits happen to be one digit from each of the 3 sets; A, B, and C. One strategy would be to add the SECOND hottest digit to each position:

A = 13

B = 56

C = 97

That will give us 8 box numbers and 48 straight numbers to focus on for the following month.

17 Numbers used: 168 369 149 357 169 359 257 357 368 147 258 259 167 258 159 167 349

Visual Key Distribution:

5 1 9 3 6 7 2 8 4

5 1 9 3 6 7 2 8 4

5 1 9 3 6 7 2 8 4

5 1 9 3 6 7 2 8

5 1 9 3 6 7

5 1 9 3 6 7

5 1 9

5

These 11 strategies should stimulate your thinking and give you several ideas for coming up with your own unique approach to the game using the ABC system.

This is one of the best strategies I have come up with so far. It is one of the best strategies because of the simplicity it brings to the game and also because it only focuses on BOX numbers.

What I have learned is that it is best to find the most likely box number to hit next instead of going after straight numbers directly. Straight numbers are very elusive. They are a moving target and hitting one is very difficult. However, it is much easier to find the most likely box number to hit next. Getting a straight hit then is just a matter of playing that box number 6 ways.

So have fun, explore, and experiment. And do email me if you come up with something interesting or if you come up with something that works extremely well.

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