Letâ€™s talk about pick-fours. This is one of the real growth sectors in the â€œpicking the numbersâ€ lifestyle. Very hot area. The rules are simple: Put down your money. Pick four numbers. Then watch the numbers and see if the ones you picked are the ones that show up in the thing.
When Iâ€™m picking a pick-four, I always pick at least one number with a four in it, just out of respect. I might go with:
12 – 99 – 43 – 71
Thatâ€™s a good solid lineup, right there. Youâ€™ve got that â€œ43â€ anchoring your collection, with the 4 in the tens place, immediately followed by that 3, which is less than 4, so itâ€™s like 4 is dominating the entire 43, like, â€œYou think 4 canâ€™t dominate? Ask that 3 how itâ€™s doing right there, itâ€™s getting so dominated.â€ So 43 comes out swinging.
I picked a 71 to round it off on the strength of how badass 71 looks; I remember a few years ago â€œNumber Pickers Digestâ€ listed it as one of the top-twenty toughest-looking numbers under 100. You never mess with â€œFat 71.â€
As to the 12 and 99 that kick off the sequence: What can I say? Did I ever say I donâ€™t like to have fun with the numbers? Good olâ€™ â€œTwizzlerâ€ (12) and â€œNaughty Ninety-Neenerâ€ (99)! They always just make me feel good, so I pick â€™em when the mood strikes me, numbers-picking-them-wise.
Another good pick-four is:
12 – 99 – 43 – 72
. . . for many of the same reasons.