Good news …..
The Texas ABC program is up and running!
You can login into Pick3program.com and start using the program right now…. http://pick3programs.com/info.php?R=P3P&P=Signin
For this program I had to make the A numbers be 85 numbers.
There is a note at the bottom of the program explaining why.
Here is that note:
Why 85 A Numbers?
Texas uses Pre-Testing which is an “unofficial drawing that tests the machine and the ball sets used for a Pick 3 drawing. Pre-tests ensure that the drawing machine is working well and that balls are drawn in a random way.” These drawings are not counted. Therefore, the Pick 3 results you see in Texas are not “normal” because they do not take into account the result of the Pre-Testing drawings. I bring this up because I was not able to get to the desired 60% coverage for the A numbers with 75 numbers. The codes have a unique distribution in Texas. They are not as “centralized” as they are in New York or Florida. I had to use 85 numbers to reach 60% coverage for the A numbers. Most of these A numbers are singles. The B numbers in Texas are about half singles and half doubles and most of the doubles are concentrated on the C list.
The Pick 3 Coach
March 3, 2015