Pick 6 | 8 Number Wheel Trap (4if5)

Get balanced coverage on 8-numbers with a 4if5 guarantee using just 3 lines. Key number 4if4 coverage with repeat Match 3 wins as consolation.

Wheeling System Playing Tips

To improve your payouts from 3if3, 4if4, 5if5 be sure to extra care when choosing choosing your key numbers (1,2,3,4) as they will appear together on multiple tickets.

You can also try swapping out your (1,2) or (1,2,3,4) number-sets with new options on a 2nd ticket set. This will add additional 4if4 coverage for 10-12-numbers total.

Wheel 8 Numbers on 3 Lines

On this 3-line ticket, the first four numbers (1,2,3,4) repeat on 2 of 3 lines lines.

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Guaranteed Wheel Prize Wins

There is no full guarantee on this ticket other if you match 5 numbers. It does however have decent 3if3 and 4if4 coverage and multiple line wins if your key numbers (1,2,3,4) are drawn.

Secondary Wheel Prize Wins

Should your combination not appear when matching 4 or more numbers, you’ll be still guaranteed repeat prizes wins of from lower matches from the full 3if4 coverage.

Match 3

Your Match 3 key numbers are (1,2) as no matter what other number follows, you’ll get two repeat prize wins. Any other combination that includes two of (1,2,3,4) | (5,6) or (7,8) will guarantee one prize win.

Match 4

Your Match 4 key numbers are (1,2,3,4) as drawing 3 of these 4 along with any other number will guarantee two repeat prize wins. Any combination that can match both (1,2) and any two other numbers will be guaranteed one prize win.

If do not have a match when drawing 4 numbers, you’ll at least be guaranteed two Match 3 prizes due to repeat-win 3if4 coverage.

Match 5

You Match 5 key numbers are (1,2,3,4) as drawing these four numbers plus any other number will guarantee one prize win.

If do not have a match when drawing 5 numbers, you’ll at least be guaranteed two Match 4 prizes due to repeat-win 4if5 coverage.

Match 6

Your Match 6 key numbers are (1,2,3,4) but require some extra luck to draw an accompanying pair of (5,6) or (7,8) to win the jackpot.

If you do not have a match when drawing 6 numbers, you’ll at least be guaranteed three Match 4 prizes due to repeat-win 4if6 coverage.

Repeat Prize Wins

You can win repeat prizes with this ticket set, but they are only guaranteed if you draw at least 4 numbers, as not all 3if3 combination will repeat.

  • For a Match 3, you can have 2 repeat wins.
  • For a Match 4 you can also have 2 repeat wins.

There are no repeat win for Match 5 or Match 6 other than secondary prize wins of Match 4 or Match 3.

Wheel Free Tickets

Your key numbers here are (1,2) and if drawn you can win three free tickets. All other numbers appear on two lines, but if you can match two of (1,2,3,4) and any other number you’ll can also win two free tickets.

Risk Factor

There are several missing 3if3 combinations on ticket 3-line ticket set, which can easily be added with an extra line. Both the 3if3 ticket-set and the 4if5 ticket-set for 8 numbers provide full Match 3 coverage with just 4 lines total.

Full 4if4 coverage for 8 numbers , however, requires a 7-line ticket. This can be a worthwhile upgrade though, as it will guarantee you 2-4 repeat wins if you only match 3 numbers.

Break-Even

With no real guarantees other than 4if5 and a double-win for 3if4, it’s only the cheap cost of this ticket (3 lines) which makes a worthwhile gamble.

  • Match 3 = $10: every 3-6 draws… or
  • Match 4 = $50: every 10-33 draws… or
  • Match 5 = $500 : every 23-187 draws

Wheeling System Summary

The fact that this ticket set is cheap to box out 8 numbers (it only costs 3 lines) can make it an intriguing bet. It is, however, not as intriguing as going with full 3if3 coverage by adding just one extra line which also includes 4if5 coverage too.

In general, this ticket is best played on lotteries where small prizes have a medium payout, but can be decently profitable if your Match 4 key numbers (1,2,3,4) are drawn.

  • 10x prize for Match 3 → $10 prize / $1 ticket
  • 50x prize for Match 4 → $50 prize / $1 ticket
  • 500x prize for Match 5 → $500 prize / $1 ticket
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