Forget blaming Mercury Retrograde on your problems...and Start Using his Motion to Win at the Pick 3 Draw Games.
Well, heckI should of thought of it long ago. I've been an Astrologer since I'm 25 and absolutely love to time successful gambling events to people and their natal stars; as well use the stars to sight trending cycles. But, dang it, Mercury has rulership over my 2nd house of Money so I should of thought it it sooner.
I have been playing the numbers game since my mother started sending me to the store to get her pick 3 tickets. So again, not sure why I haven't looked at Mercury from this slant sooner. Especially, since I have been recording the draw results for Ohio's Pick 3 draw game for the Midday and Evening since 2010. And,
Especially since, I know that the ancient Astrologers assigned rulership over Numbers and Letters to the planet Mercury.
As it is, He, Mercury, is sometimes depicted with the winged sandals and it is he who is able to move quickly, and freely, between the world of the mortals and the devine. This Olympian diety known as Hermes, is The Messenger in Greek Myth and Religion.
But unless your baking a cake from a tested recipe; or building a structure with sound blueprints; or addressing an envelope for delivery, as you know numbers in a draw game are entertaining to watch but typically aren't well behaved. If you watch the daily results on how numbered balls unconstained and blowing around a bin are vying for a draw position I would say they pretty much act as mischievous children. They often hide. While some are eager to compete for 'me' first. After ten years of looking at draw results for Ohiowell, I'm still playing a fun game of hide and seek with the dang darlins we calll Numbers. But I am delighted with what I just found looking at Mercury Retrograde and the Pick 3 Game.
This past 4° Gemini Mercury Retrograde occuring from
 April 26th to June 18th of 2022 I decided to take a celestial peak at the wandering star against the Ohio Pick 3 Draw Game. How cool is it that I have my own natal Moon at birth measuring 3° of Geminiso my current interest in Mercury and the Numbers game is pretty much a syncronicity in motion ...
So let me share with you here what I found about Mercury Retrograde and Number Combinations. First,
What to know about playing Numbers when Mercury is Retro
 Mercury Retrogrades occur 3 to 4 times a year,
 roughly covering 54 to 58 days from Pre Shadow to Post Shadow.
 however, exacting dates of going Retrograde to Direct Motion lasts 22 (022) days.
 so thats a lot of days to play with Mercury in mind when he goes Retrograde.
 Get yourself a Mercury Retrograde calendar that marks Pre and Post Shadow. Budget a bankroll. Then extending the dates two weeks before and two weeks after to cover Pre and Post Shadow transits to play some of the Number combinations I'll be sharing here.
NOTE: Keep in mind all draws and references will be related to the Ohio game. Before we move on, I will tell you this,
 Only one unique combination didn't show up during a Mercury Retrograde period from 2013 to the present day, June 18, 2022 in the MIDDAY GAME; That number combination was 114.
 555 and 777 has yet to show up during a Mercury Retrograe Period in OHIO'S EVENING GAME from 2013 to the present day, June 18, 2022.
 It's now that you want to go grab pencil and paper and jot down these combinations in Bold Blue; And the Bold Red combinations that will be recorded down below.
Now lets talk RETROGRADE MOTION
Know that Mercury doesn't not actually move backwards, but only appears that way from our Earth view.
What he actually does is trace the path in the sky that he covered and will later return during the Pre to Post Shadow retrograde durationIt's more of a loop that he makes than a moving backwards.
The image above is a collection of photos taken everyday during a Mars retrograde. Mercury can't be photographed this way because of his position to close to the Sun and always passing just above and below the horizen. So a Mars Retrograde will have to do to illustrate the loop making transit.
This past Gemini Retrograde and watching the Ohio Draw results got me to thinking that maybe he, Mercury, is the reason more number combinations repeat during a retrograde than at other times ... but I'll have to do the grunt work to find out. So stay with me.
Again, everything here will relate to the State of Ohio's Pick 3 Draw Game. You will have to do the work to see what happens in your own States' game. Mercury Retrograde calendars are in abundance online and in print. However, I will be give you the dates here for your reference if you care to check your State and see if my findings stack up.
Repeating Combinations during Mercury Retrograde 2022
Okay, so I enlightened you that our view of Mercury from Earth shows him RETRACING or LOOPING HIS PATH along the ecliptic. In other words, he is REPEATING himself during his Retrograde period and does so in degrees of celestial longitude along the ecliptic. It's here where we are going to shoot for some winning Number combinations to play in the Ohio Pick 3 games. 
See the complete range below and know that 6 out of the 9 of those measurements showed up as Ohio draw results across both games with 2 of them repeating 3 times during the 108 draws and 4 of them showing up 1 time. Cool Right? I thought so.
COMPLETE RANGE

 April 26th to June 18th 2022 we saw
 48 draws out of 108 Ohio Pick 3 Draws across the Midday and Evening Game, represented below by their
 Unique Single and Double Combinations that also showed up to REPEAT during this Retrograde period are in blue text. The 058 and 059 mentioned above are included in the list below. I am also including, in black text, how many times that combination showed up during a retrograde period since 2013 to the Present end of this Retrograde, June 18th 2022.



Play Repeating Numbers. Play Repeating Numbers. Play Repeating Numbers.
If your in Ohio and Mercury is Retrograde, and any combination shows up twice, start playing it for a third time. And do the same with the next combination that repeats. Work the play across both Midday and Evening Games. There is no telling where it will repeat.
Maybe some of the above numbers will also show up again as REPEATERS, so you might want to add these numbers to your list. They seem to like a Mercury in Retrograde period.
More Numbers related to the Measuring Facts of Mercury
 Repeating 3x's in Scorpio Retrograde in 2014
 2x in Libra Retrograde in 2015
 2x in a another Scorpio Retrograde in 2019, and
 2x during an Aquarius Retrograde at the beginning of 2022.
 Put 029 on your list
 Repeating 2x in Scorpio Retrograde in 2014
 and just 1 time in the ALL other retrogrades and nevering missing a year of retrogrades since 2013, 279 likes Mercury in Retrograde.
 Put 279 on your list.
 Repeating 3x in a Taurus Retrograde in 2017
 2x in Cancer Retrograde in 2013
 2x in a Virgo Retrograde in 2016, and
 2x during a Sagittarius Retrograde in 2017,
 2x in an Aries Retrograde in 2018, and another
 2x in another Cancer Retrograde in 2020
 also came out at least 1x during Retrograde periods, not listed about, every year from 2013 to 2022 except for 2021
 Put 046 on your list
 Repeating 2x in Pisces Retrograde in 2014
 2x during an Aquarius Retrograde at the beginning of 2022.
 also came out at least 1x during a Retrograde period every year from 2013 to 2022 except for 2020
 Put 070 on your list
 Repeating 3x in Scorpio Retrograde in 2014
 2x in Virgo Retrograde in 2016
 2x in Taurus Retrograde in 2017, and
 2x in Pisces Retrograde at the beginning of 2019
 2x in Scorpio Retrograde at the beginning of 2019
 2x in Gemini Retrograde at the beginning of 2021
 came out 1x during a Retrograde period every year from 2013 to 2022 except for 2017
 Put 036 on your list
 Vaiations of 176 showed up for a total of 13x
 came out 3x in three different 2019 Mercury Retrogrades
 came out 2x in two different 2020 Mercury Retrogrades,
 Came out 1x during a Retrograde period for the years 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018, missing 2021 and 2014.
 Put 176 on your list
 Vaiations of 586 showed up for a total of 21x
 came out 6x in 4 of the 2017 Retrogrades, Repeating 3x in Virgo & 2x in Taurus
 came out 2x in 2014 during two Retrogrades in Scorpio & Pisces
 came out 2x in 2015 during two Retrogrades in Libra & Gemini
 came out 2x in 2018 during two Retrogrades in Aries & Leo
 came out 2x in 2019 during two Retrogrades in Scorpio & Pisces
 came out 1x in 2015 Gemini Retrograde
 came out 1x in 2021 Libra Retrograe
 has yet to come out during the two Aquarius & Gemini Retrograd periods this 2022 year
 Put 568 on your list we have two more retrogrades to come in 2022
 Vaiations of 027 showed up for a total of 24x
 Repeated 2x in Pisces Retrograde in 2019
 Repeated 2x in Aquarius Retrograde in 2021
 Repeated 2x in Capricorn/Aquarius Retrograde in 2016
 Repeated 2x in Virgo Retrograde in 2017
 came out 2x in 2013 during two Retrogrades in Scorpio & Pisces
 came out 3x in 2014 in three different Retrogrades in Scorpio, Pisces & Cancer
 came out 2x in 2015 in two Retrogrades in Aquarius & Gemini
 came out 2x days apart in 2017 Virgo Retrograde
 came out 4x in 2018 Retrogrades in Aries, Leo and Sagittarius
 came out 1x in 2019 in a Leo Retrograde
 came out 2x in 2020 Retrograde in Pisces and Cancer
 came out 1x in 2021 Gemini Retrograde
 came out 1x in 2022 Gemini REtrograde
 Put 027 on your list
 Vaiations of 116 showed up for a total of 15x's
 Repeated 3x in 2016 Retrograde in Capricorn and Taurus
 Repeated 3x in 2015 Retrogrades in Libra and Aquarius
 Came out 2x in 2017 Virgo Retrograde
 Came out 1x in 2014 Cancer Retrograde
 Came out 1x in 2018 Aries Retrograde
 Came out 1x in 2019 Pisces Retrograde
 Came out 1x in 2020 Scorpio Retrograde
 Came out 1x in 2021 Gemini Retrograde
 Came out 1x in 2022 Gemini Retrograde
 Put 116 on your list
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Try to RESEARCHING THIS NEXT ONE YOURSELF
 Find the Vaiations of 115 156 during Retrograde Periods
 See if they repeated during a particular retrograde
 If you want to argue my theory, go see if they came out during a span of retrogrades from a time period you feel comfortable with against a period of time when Mercury wasn't Retrograde.
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 If you don't want to try it yourself, then keep reading below.
More Numbers Related to the Measuring Facts of Mercury and the OHIO PICK 3 DRAW GAME
Rounded off its, 88 days. (088)
Although Mercury looks alot like our Moon, he has no Moons, nor any Rings, and he is the smallest planet in the Solar System, as well as the one that orbits closest to the Sun.
789 showed up on the Eve of June 15th during this 2022 Gemini Mercury Retrograde
789 showed up on the Eve of January 15th during the 2022 Aquarius Mercury Retrograde
As matter of fact, the unique single 789 showed up 14 more times during Mercury retrogrades from 2013 through to 2021, except for Retrogrades in 2015.
778 showed up 18x since 2013 to the present day (6/20) with 8 of them being during Mercury Retrogrades.
779 too showed up 18x since 2013 to the present day (6/20) with 9 of them being during Mercury Retrogrades.
In the image to the right, note that over the ten year period that I searched, here is when these numbers showed up in all the Mercury Retrogrades, from 2013 to the Present, except for the years 2015 and this 2022 year.
Conclusion: We will have a Mercury in Libra retrograde August 20th through October 17thso put 778 on your list of numbers to play and maybe leave out the 779. Or not.
NOW! How about those hard to catch TRIPLE 7's at the tippy top of the chart above. I thought seeing them during a Mercury Retrograde period only in the Midday draw was quite interesting. So I did some more deep digging.
Using my much loved Platinum Membership with LotteryPost.com for less than 20 cents a day, I am able to pull all this relative data together and sort it the way I want to look at it. Using the benefits of my LP membership I ran a draw results search for those Triple 7's further back into the past. AND! from their available history, it returned 20 draws of 777 across both Midday and Evening since 1981. So, I went a step further to check the other 777 draws of the past against Mercury. 
In Conclusion
I am adding, the total celestial longitude degrees that Mercury will transit from 23° Virgo to 8° Libra offering a few more combinations to consider, some of them where already mention in this writing. Remember if any combination shows up twice during this Mercury Retrograde period start playing for a hit a 3rd time as it could likely REPEAT again.
For Reference: Mercury Retrograde Periods
2013
 2018
