What is a Wheel?
Wheels, or wheeling systems are means to organize lottery tickets in a way that a win is guaranteed, given that certain conditions are met.
The Lucky Gene concentrates (for now) on Abbreviated Wheels, which ensure that the win can be achieved with the least number of tickets.
In a lottery game, the players choose numbers organized on bets or tickets. The size of a bet may or may not be the same with the count of the numbers drawn by the lottery organization. For example, in a Lotto 6/49 game the size of the bet is the same as the size of the draw: 6; that is, a bet may contain 6 numbers from 1 to 49 and a draw is made of 6 numbers from 1 to 49. In other games, like Keno games, the size of the bet and the draw differ; a player may bet 3 numbers, while the draw may be made of 20 numbers.
A win may be obtained when the numbers in a bet and the numbers in a draw, as sets, intersect. If all the numbers in a bet are within the numbers drawn, that is usually called a jackpot, the maximum prize that can be won. Most lotteries have additional, smaller prizes. For example, in a Lotto 6/49 game, there may be wins for prizes of 5, 4, 3, or 2 numbers matched.
Continuing with the Lotto 6/49 game example, let us assume that a player wants to play 10 favourite numbers. These numbers may be organized on random bets or they may be organized in a lottery wheeling system. For example, the abbreviated wheel that allows choosing 10 numbers and organizes them on 7 tickets, has a minimum guarantee of 4 if 5 numbers drawn are within the 10 favourite numbers. That is, if 5 numbers are correctly guessed, the wheel guarantees at least one prize of 4.
The wheels on The Lucky Gene are accompanied by Tables of Wins, which show all the wins that can be accomplished with the wheel, for certain numbers guessed, together with a measure of probability for the specific wins.
Some of the wheels available are balanced, that is, each favourite number appears the same number of times.
How to Use the Wheels
To use a wheel, you need to first select a lottery game or a Pick type. The Pick type is the size of the bet. If you select a game, the bet size can be found from the game’s matrix. As mentioned before, the size of the bet and the size of the draw are not necessarily the same.
The Lottery Wheels page is organized on a system of tabs, guiding each step. On the first tab, Choose a Wheel, you will see a list of wheels with their characteristics: Numbers to Choose (favourite numbers), Tickets Generated (the number of bets in the wheel) and the Guarantee number1 if number2 (number1 being the minimum prize match and number2 being the count of numbers that need to be guessed correctly in the draw). The first tab also offers a Search Wheels Panel which allows you to filter the available wheels. For example, if you are interested in wheels with at most 10 tickets, you can select Tickets generated to be less than or equal to 10, and then press the Search button.
Once you click the row of a wheel, you can go to the next tab, Pick Your Numbers, where you can select your favourite numbers, or have them randomly generated. If you have a game selected, this panel will also display a representation of the Frequency Chart for the current game. The chart may be built based on several past lottery results, or for results withing a certain date range. The chart may be sorted by Hits or Numbers.
Once you selected your favourite numbers, you may go next to the Your Tickets tab which will display a list of bets generated from the wheel with your favourite numbers. Here you may also find a brief description of the characteristics of the wheel. You may swap between two favourite numbers, to rearrange the numbers on the bets. If a game is selected, clicking on the row of a bet will popup a box with all the game’s results and wins of the clicked bet against those results.
The Results tab is only active if a game was selected. You may search the game’s results for past prizes won by the wheel’s bets.
The Try the Wheel tab allows you to predict a result and check it against the current wheel’s bets.
Why Should I Use Wheels?
Using wheels is a personal preference. We made The Lucky Gene available because we prefer to play wheels and we could find no software with a simple interface and the tools we wanted, like searching the results’ history tools. We thought others may be interested as well.
The wheels made available here have all been verified for the minimum guarantee.
The Tables of Wins have been accurately computed. We prefer the full Tables of Wins rather than abbreviated, for accuracy.
We believe the tools on The Lucky Gene are implemented correctly, however errors are possible. Please do not hesitate to contact us using the Feedback page, should you see an error, or should you wish a feature added.