Key numbers??


I asked before but did not get toouch info can anyone please explain "KEY NUMBERS"????? someone said the longest out but can someone give a bit more details????

In response to Wentworth

Key Numbers means different things to different folks here.  I consider a Key Number to be a Past Winning Number in whatever daily game to be played upon to predict a future drawing.


For Example, let's say we are playing the Pick 4 and our Key Number is 0018. 


Then numbers considered to be played are







I am simply playing on the key number by either going up or down a digit.  I hope this helps.

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In response to Wentworth

Key numbers can be hot digits, or cold digits. If you play the wait and trap you will probably want to use cold digits as your key digits. I personally think they are the best indicators for what will show next draw. Check out my thread '3 keys'. Good luck


There are many definitions of Key Numbers.  To me, a Key Number is a single number in Pick 3/4 that you are expecting to hit eventually, either because it has been hitting [Hot], is due to hit in a certain position, or is completely overdue [cold], in any position.

In a Positional Wheel, you Fix the Key Number into a certain position, and wheel your other numbers around the fixedKey Number.

Example: Wheeling 1 Digit for a Double


         B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J

18 Combinations:






This wheel produces 18 combinations to play, where A is the fixed unchanging Key Number. You can have Key Number wheels with 2 or 3 Key Numbers also.

Key Number wheels reduce the cost to play, because you can cover more numbers in a wheel, with lesscombinations, if you key 1 or 2 numbers [Pick 4].  In Pick 3, wheeling 6 random digits for a DOUBLE, results in 30 combinations to play. In this 1 Digit Key Number wheel, for a Double, you cover all 10 Digits, in 18combinations

Example 2: Multiple Stage Wheeling - Wheeling 2 Digits for Each Position

Position 1           Position 2            Position 3

     A                       C                       E

     B                       D                       F


This Positional Wheel produces 8 Combinations to play. Each number is fixed in the wheel in a certain position.  This requires Tracking Numbers by Position for a Straight Hit.

ACE     ACF     ADE     ADF

BCE     BCF     BDE     BDF

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Simplified with 1 to 8.


1, 2 and 3 are key numbers.
4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 are wheel numbers.


  1. 01-02-03-04-05-06
  2. 01-02-03-04-05-07
  3. 01-02-03-04-05-08
  4. 01-02-03-04-06-07
  5. 01-02-03-04-06-08
  6. 01-02-03-04-07-08
  7. 01-02-03-05-06-07
  8. 01-02-03-05-06-08
  9. 01-02-03-05-07-08
  10. 01-02-03-06-07-08


Full wheel

8 numbers

  1. 01-02-03-04-05-06
  2. 01-02-03-04-05-07
  3. 01-02-03-04-05-08
  4. 01-02-03-04-06-07
  5. 01-02-03-04-06-08
  6. 01-02-03-04-07-08
  7. 01-02-03-05-06-07
  8. 01-02-03-05-06-08
  9. 01-02-03-05-07-08
  10. 01-02-03-06-07-08
  11. 01-02-04-05-06-07
  12. 01-02-04-05-06-08
  13. 01-02-04-05-07-08
  14. 01-02-04-06-07-08
  15. 01-02-05-06-07-08
  16. 01-03-04-05-06-07
  17. 01-03-04-05-06-08
  18. 01-03-04-05-07-08
  19. 01-03-04-06-07-08
  20. 01-03-05-06-07-08
  21. 01-04-05-06-07-08
  22. 02-03-04-05-06-07
  23. 02-03-04-05-06-08
  24. 02-03-04-05-07-08
  25. 02-03-04-06-07-08
  26. 02-03-05-06-07-08
  27. 02-04-05-06-07-08
  28. 03-04-05-06-07-08
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With key is meant key to winning.

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A key number is a number between 0 and 9.

In response to Wentworth

A key number indicates the one digit that the bettor believes will most likely show, and play whatever numbers with the key numbers.

Example: Tomorrow I plan on using the key number 8 for the pick-3 game. I need two more numbers, so I use whatever method to come up with the other two numbers. Finding repeating pairs is a popular way to find those two numbers. But people have 1,001 ways to find those two numbers to play with the key number.

Key 8 with pairs 27-91-45-18-05,



BTW Wentworth, is the number still 877-cash-now to get my money when I want it? I have a structured settlement but I NEED CASH NOW !


Green laugh

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In response to Wentworth

Key numbers for me are numbers that follow other numbers.

Sort of like a natural order.

A rule of sorts.

For example.. digit 4 and/or 1 will follow a digit 6.

Digit 2 and/or 9 will follow a digit 4

Nothing fancy...when you see a 4 bet on 2 and/or 9 & when you see 6 bet on 4 and/or 1


You need to have some type of focal point in the game,

or else you can find yourself playing all the numbers

on the game. lol.


There are only 10 digits in the P3 and P4. All of them are bound to hit in a short period of time.

Unlike Mega Millions etc. Every now and then you'll find a stubborn digit. But that's not a likely event.

Now with that being said I can't tell you to close your eyes and pick any number and wait...because what

if you pick a digit in the beginning of the week and it comes out on FridayDisapprove

A Key is something you use to unlock the winner, so having more than 2 Keys for any door is over kill. Dead

I think if you end up with 5 Keys or over you're just guessing. 


Do this exercise...

Grab a pencil and notepad.

Write down digits 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Pick any digit to track down.

Only watch the first position(makes life easier)

Watch the very next draw to see what digits hit...

...after a while you'll start to see a pattern. A trend.


** Longest digit out + Key # = very powerful pairJester


I don't see what state you're from or else I would have done a quick p3 list for you.

In response to Wentworth

 Well, in summary, key numbers are any numbers you deem to be worth playing based on some method you're using. So, key numbers can ,depending on the method, differ. But, the problem is that the methods used to determine key numbers are ,somewhat, subjective.

 Anyway, for myself, emphasis is placed on developing more objective methods and not on key numbers. That's because the methods you use are more important than ,simply, trying to determine specific numbers to play. The methods being used should make as much sense as possible.


:O) by dingeys onlymoney you are such a great poster with good ideas and help if i was 1 877 need cash now id send some loot!:O) Thanks for your reply

maybe call 1 866 uncle sam for cash see what he says! :O) !!

In response to Wentworth

Thanks. When is my check coming? Green laugh

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Key numbers are also called banker, king, monarch numbers.  In any wheel they appear in every line.  When you have the key number(s) correct you have that much of a jump start on winning.  When wrong some prize tiers can not be won because the key number is where another number needs to be.

Like SergeM demonstrated.


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In response to BobP

Hey Bob. Good to see you posting.

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In response to onlymoney

You right well said onlymoney !!$$

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