Got a PM a couple of days ago asking me whether I was going to chart PA's Match 6 and DE's Multi-Win Lotto games. I replied that I hadn't planned on it as the lottery structure was too complicated. That started bugging me - I love challenges like that. I started the chart on the DE game and, man, what a monster.
For those of you reading this, these games offer $2 tickets with three lines of 6 numbers, each tied to the same drawing. You get to select (or quick-pick) one line, the other two are quick picks only. You can win by matching numbers on any one line or win a second-tier prize by matching more numbers on all three lines.
But here's the sticky part. The DE game, for instance, is a 6/35 lottery. In a straight 6/35 lottery you would have 1,623,260 different possibilities. But with three lines there are
possible tickets. And that's a bunch of possibilities to calculate and post on a web site. And the PA game has even higher numbers, being a 6/49 lottery. I may never fool with that one.
Back to the mines.....