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Monday, August 7, 2023

Understanding Mirror Numbers

Understanding "Mirror Numbers" is relatively simple.

The lotteries use what I consider to be a core set of numbers, and then the rest is just "smoke & mirrors" from there.

First, let's understand the basics of the core numbers. The lotteries only use the core set of numbers which is 0 thru 4, in Pick/Cash 3/4 game types. These are generally the numbers the system pulls, and then decides whether they will be "mirrored" or not. Usually, in a 646 Workout, you can tell which version of a number they will be using. But we will get into the 646 workouts later on.

Let's take a look at a simple table to help you remember what numbers can be played as what.

Core Lottery Numbers:  0 1 2 3 4
Mirror Numbers:  5 6 7 8 9

As we take a look at this table, we can see which numbers can be played as a different number, but is still equally the same number. This is important to know when utilizing workouts, to help spot numbers that may be drawn.

Let's use an example, of how this mirroring system works. Lets' take the number 032. By using the mirroring chart above, if we were to mirror 032 entirely, that new number would be 587. A 0 is really a 5, a 3 is really an 8, and a 2 is really a 7 - thus becoming 587.

When you mirror a number, and all it's possible variations of that mirror, including some numbers are mirrored and some numbers aren't, you are left with 8 different ways 032 can be played. But that's not all. Now, we have to consider all the possible placements for each number. Another words, 032 can be the same as 023, or 302, or even 320 for example. The total amount of arrangements for a number is 6. 

So let's do some simple math and figure out how many ways 032 can be played.

6 arrangements x 8 different ways the number can appear = 48 total possible ways

Here's a list of all the different ways 032 can be played:
032, 023, 302, 320, 203, 230, 587, 578, 857, 875, 758, 785, 532, 523, 352, 325, 253, 235, 082, 028, 802, 820, 208, 280, 037, 073, 307, 370, 703, 730, 087, 078, 807, 870, 708, 780, 582, 528, 852, 825, 258, 285, 537, 573, 357, 375, 753, 735 

Some would argue, that those are different numbers, and that's ok! That's their style of play and understanding. But for me, this is my approach.

Now, if the Pick/Cash 3 uses 1,000 possible combinations and 1 number, is really 48 numbers, then how many numbers does the lottery really use?

We will get into more of that later on in a different blog post. But for now, I hope this helps with understanding mirrors and how to use them.

Til then...
Win Pick 3


  • At 5:35 AM, Nikkicute said…

    I'm familiar with mirror numbers and have seen a few systems using them. The think the original 8 numbers would work best for box play, all the other numbers in the other forms would be good if your looking for a straight hit but that's a lot of numbers to play.

  • At 9:24 PM, winpick3 said…

    I agree, it is a lot of numbers to play. But that's where "drifters" comes in. I will be explaining that later tonight in a blog post. What they are and how you can utilize that to your advantage.

  • At 4:25 PM, ALX said…

    In Tri States from game to game, (day to night to day, all),  there were approximately 33 mirror numbers from one of the numbers of the game before in 39 games for a percentage of 84% of the time If you can find a way to figure, (filter), which of the three last numbers played may mirror, (is likely), it can be very helpful.

  • At 4:28 PM, winpick3 said…

    I'm sure with a little more understanding of what it is you're looking for, I can produce the results.

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