# Pick 3 Lottery Statistics: Digits Ranked by Frequency

Reports created by FrequencyRank, statistical software for lottery data.

The following reports rank the Pick 3 digits regardless of digit position, and position by position - by their frequency. The digits are listed in descending order, from the highest frequency (“hottest”) to the least drawn digits (“coldest”). The report shows the number of hits: Number of drawings in which a Pick 3 digit was drawn (number of times). The percentage parameter represents the frequency as the percentage of the draws in which the Pick 3 digit appeared. The percentage offers the most accurate correlation to the frequency norm based on probability.

The ranking by frequency is performed two ways:
1) Regardless of position
2) Position-by-position.

You will notice differences in the two reports.
~ Regardless of position: Counts in how many draws the digit came out;
~ Position-by-position: Counts all occurrences of a digit.
The position-by-position frequency will always show the exact amount of digits that appeared in a number of drawings analyzed. For example, the span of analysis was 100 drawings. If we add up the frequencies for digit position 1, the amount must be 100. The same is true for the other positions. If we add up the frequencies for the three positions, the total must be 100 x 3 = 300.

A statistical report as such is not of much use. The short-term ranges of analysis offer stronger tendencies, in accordance to the Fundamental Formula of Gambling (FFG). For far better results, run the special lottery software SkipSystem:

• Current Pick 3 game format: 3 digits from a field of 10, from 0 to 9.
• Total drawings in this results file: 9353
• Most recent drawing in this file: May 15, 2017 (2 3 3)
• Data recorded in Pennsylvania Lottery, evening drawings only.

```                The Pick-3 Digits Ranked by Frequency - NO Position
File: C:\PICK3\PA-3
Drawings Analyzed:  9353 | Date: 05-15-2017
Frequency norm based on probability:  27.10%

Rank   Digit     Hits   Percentage

1      0      2574      27.52%
2      7      2556      27.33%
3      5      2553      27.30%
4      6      2550      27.26%
5      8      2539      27.15%
6      4      2533      27.08%
7      1      2530      27.05%
8      2      2518      26.92%
9      3      2497      26.70%
10      9      2469      26.40%

0  7  5  6  8  4  1  2  3  9

```
You will notice that the discrepancy in frequencies is determined by the length of analysis (parpaluck) — for the position-by-position analysis as well. The longer the parpaluck, the closer the frequency percentages get to one another.

One caveat: The Pennsylvania pick 3 game has a very long history. Admittedly, mistakes are likely. I entered data from a multitude of sources. Earlier, I entered data manually. I might have also missed or deleted some drawings. I might have deleted triple combinations, such as 000, 111, etc.

```
The Pick-3 Digits Ranked by Frequency - By Position
File: C:\LOTTERY\PA-3
Drawings Analyzed:  9353 | Date: 05-15-2017
Frequency norm based on probability: 10%

Rank |    Position 1     |    Position 2     |    Position 3     |
| Digit  Hits   %   | Digit  Hits   %   | Digit  Hits   %   |

1  |   7   993  10.62% |   5   971  10.38% |   6   970  10.37% |
2  |   4   982  10.50% |   1   963  10.30% |   5   962  10.29% |
3  |   2   966  10.33% |   8   947  10.13% |   7   950  10.16% |
4  |   0   953  10.19% |   0   939  10.04% |   8   944  10.09% |
5  |   6   924   9.88% |   3   933   9.98% |   1   937  10.02% |
6  |   3   924   9.88% |   6   929   9.93% |   0   935  10.00% |
7  |   1   916   9.79% |   4   926   9.90% |   3   928   9.92% |
8  |   8   912   9.75% |   9   923   9.87% |   2   917   9.80% |
9  |   5   903   9.65% |   7   921   9.85% |   9   917   9.80% |
10  |   9   880   9.41% |   2   901   9.63% |   4   893   9.55% |

7  4  2  0  6  3  1  8  5  9
5  1  8  0  3  6  4  9  7  2
6  5  7  8  1  0  3  2  9  4
```

The short span of analysis is where the money is. The short parpalucks create staggering biases in pick-3 digit frequency. Any lottery strategy should focus only on short parpalucks.

```                The Pick-3 Digits Ranked by Frequency - NO Position
File: C:\LOTTERY\PA-3
Drawings Analyzed:  100 | Date: 08-01-2007
Frequency norm based on probability:  27.10%

Rank   Digit     Hits   Percentage

1      3        34      34.00%
2      5        32      32.00%
3      1        31      31.00%
4      9        30      30.00%
5      2        27      27.00%
6      6        27      27.00%
7      0        27      27.00%
8      7        26      26.00%
9      8        21      21.00%
10      4        19      19.00%

3  5  1  9  2  6  0  7  8  4

The Pick-3 Digits Ranked by Frequency - By Position
File: C:\PICK3\PA-3
Drawings Analyzed:  100 | Date: 08-01-2007
Frequency norm based on probability: 10%

Rank |    Position 1     |    Position 2     |    Position 3     |
| Digit  Hits   %   | Digit  Hits   %   | Digit  Hits   %   |

1  |   2    13  13.00% |   3    18  18.00% |   5    16  16.00% |
2  |   6    12  12.00% |   1    14  14.00% |   7    12  12.00% |
3  |   7    11  11.00% |   9    13  13.00% |   1    11  11.00% |
4  |   9    11  11.00% |   0    11  11.00% |   2    11  11.00% |
5  |   3    10  10.00% |   6     8   8.00% |   0    10  10.00% |
6  |   4    10  10.00% |   7     8   8.00% |   6    10  10.00% |
7  |   5    10  10.00% |   4     8   8.00% |   3    10  10.00% |
8  |   1     8   8.00% |   8     7   7.00% |   9     9   9.00% |
9  |   0     8   8.00% |   5     7   7.00% |   8     8   8.00% |
10  |   8     7   7.00% |   2     6   6.00% |   4     3   3.00% |

2  6  7  9  3  4  5  1  0  8
3  1  9  0  6  7  4  8  5  2
5  7  1  2  0  6  3  9  8  4
```