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Ok so if I am using a guaranteed 3 if 6 wheel and the 6 winning numbers come up from my batch I am guaranteed to have at least 3 numbers in 1 line. This is understood but what happens if by chance 12 numbers where drawn and i was using a 3 if 6 wheel? Would that mean that I would then have 6 if 6? what if 18 numbers where drawn? how does this work? In theory I just want to understand especially in keno where 20 numbers are drawn if I use a 3 if 6 lottery wheel how does that change things when you triple the amount of numbers drawn? Does the guarantee double also?

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Ok so if I am using a guaranteed 3 if 6 wheel and the 6 winning numbers come up from my batch I am guaranteed to have at least 3 numbers in 1 line. This is understood but what happens if by chance 12 numbers where drawn and i was using a 3 if 6 wheel? Would that mean that I would then have 6 if 6? what if 18 numbers where drawn? how does this work? In theory I just want to understand especially in keno where 20 numbers are drawn if I use a 3 if 6 lottery wheel how does that change things when you triple the amount of numbers drawn? Does the guarantee double also?

There are the odds of having the winning numbers among the various field sizes and then there are the odds of having the winning numbers on a line depending on the wheel.

For example a 6/49 game is 13.9 million combinations so your odds of one combination being correct is one in 13.9 million.  However if you could play 12 numbers the odds of having the 6 among your 12 drop to 1 in 15,134 but the odds of having all 6 winning numbers on a line are 1 in 924 (think full wheel (12,6,6,6)=924) lines.  15,134 x 924 = 13.9 million so it's all relative.

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what  if!!!@@@\$???

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Thanks mate so if I enter a 6/39 lottery and I have a wheel with a 3 if 6 guarantee. what happens if 20 numbers are drawn? What are my ods that i have all 6 in one of my lines? Just trying to understand it. Thanks.

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Thanks mate so if I enter a 6/39 lottery and I have a wheel with a 3 if 6 guarantee. what happens if 20 numbers are drawn? What are my ods that i have all 6 in one of my lines? Just trying to understand it. Thanks.

A 6/39 lottery has 3,262,623 combinations, your odds of winning are the number of unique lines you are playing divided into 3,262,623.

A wheel (36,6,3,6) = roughy 85 lines so divide 3,263,623 by 85.

It is the same whether a 6/39 lottery draws 20 numbers offers a 20 number play or you fully wheel 20 numbers, the odds of having all six winning numbers among your lines would be 1 in 84.18 once you have all six winning numbers among the 20 you are in a sense playing a 6/20 lottery the odds of winning that are 1 in  38,760.

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Great thank you for your wisdom mate :)

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