Lottery Systems  The Basics
"Calculating Traditional Root Sums"
If you have purchased either the 999 Wednesday's Sun Pick 3 Strategy or our "Play 715 Weekly Pair Stretch Chart", you will
need to know how to calculate a root sum.
The instructions are noted below.
Root Sums
In the simplest terms, finding the root sum of a combination involves reducing its sum down to
a single digit.
For example, the root sum of 59872 is
4.
You get this by adding all
digits of the number / combination together:
5+9+8+7+2=31 and
3+1=4.
You will note that the first
sum of the digits added together was 31, but because this
is not a single digit, we had to take the addition step by adding those two digits together to get down to a
single digitand to what is called the "root" sum.
Finding Traditional Root Sums
Let us find the sum of these five (5) Pick 3 combinations, and then take it to its single
digit root sum:
429=4+2+9=15 and 1+5=6. 6 is the root sum of
429
837=8+3+7=18, and 1+8=9. 9 is the root sum of
837
063=0+6+3=9. 9 is the root sum of 063
(since the first sum is already a
single digit, we stop there).
482=4+8+2=14 and 1+4=5. 5 is the root sum of
482
236=2+3+6=2. 2 is the root sum of
236
