Pick 6 | 9 Number Wheel Trap (3if4)

Pick 6 | 9 Number Wheel Trap (3if4)

Get balanced coverage on 9-numbers with a 3if4 guarantee using just 3 lines. Key number 3if3 coverage with repeat wins is included as well.

Key Numbers

Also known as bankers, your key number matches in this wheel trap can produce repeat prize wins on 2 of 3 lines.

  • (1,2,3,4) repeats on 2 lines.
  • (4,5,6) also repeats on 2 lines.
  • (7,8,9) also repeats on 2 lines.

Wheeling System Playing Tips

Note that all options in this 9-number wheel other than the number 4 (i.e. 1,2,3,5,6,7,8,9) are equally weighted and appear on 2 of 3 lines.

The key to maximizing your winning potential is to ensure you optimize your key numbers sets (1,2,3,4 and 4,5,6|7,8,9) using probable odd/even and low/high patterns.

You can also create a 2nd ticket set while swapping out one or two key number set (1,2,3,4 and 4,5,6|7,8,9) to add partial 3if3 coverage on 12-13 numbers total.

Wheel 9 Numbers on 3 Lines

Your main key number set of (1,2,3,4) will appear on 2 of 3 lines and offer the chance of winning repeat prizes with its guaranteed 4if4 and 3if3 coverage.

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Guaranteed Wheel Prize Wins

Since this is only a 3-line ticket set, there’s not much of a guarantee other than 3if4 coverage.

To ensure you’re guaranteed a least a Match 3 prize win you’ll need to draw at least 2 of 3 from your main key number set (1,2,3,4) along with any other number.

Secondary Wheel Prize Wins

Other than offset matches due to 3if4 coverage, you’ll have to be very lucky in order to Match 4 or more numbers.

Match 3

Because you only have partial 3if3 coverage you’ll need some luck with matching 3 numbers.

  • Matching ANY 3 numbers from your main key number set (1,2,3,4) will guarantee you two prize wins.
  • Matching ALL 3 numbers from one of your secondary key number sets (4,5,6 or 7,8,9) will also guarantee you two prize wins.
  • Matching ANY 2 numbers from your main key number set (1,2,3,4) plus any other number will guarantee you one prize win.

Match 4

Since you only have 3if4 coverage spread across all three tickets, you can also have two losing tickets even when matching 4 numbers.

  • Matching ALL 4 numbers from your main key number set (1,2,3,4) will guarantee you two prize wins.
  • Matching ANY 3 numbers from your main key number set (1,2,3,4) plus any other number will guarantee you one prize win.
  • If you do not have a match 4, you’ll still be guaranteed one Match 3 prize.

Match 5

You will have extra 3if5 coverage here, so you’ll win prizes on all three tickets no matter what when matching 5 numbers.

  • Matching ALL 4 numbers from your main key number set (1,2,3,4) plus any other number will guarantee you one prize wins.
  • If you do not have a match 5, you’ll still win at least three Match 3 prizes.

Match 6

You will have extra 4if6 coverage here spread across all three tickets. It is, however, impossible to win the jackpot if one of your key number sets does not appear in the draw.

  • Matching ALL 4 numbers from your main key number set (1,2,3,4) will present you with two shots at winning the jackpot.
  • If you do not win the jackpot, you’ll still win at least one Match 3 prize and two Match 3 prizes.

Repeat Prize Wins

You will need to match within your key number sets to have a repeat-prize win on multiple lines.

  • Match 3 within your main key number set (1,2,3,4) will produce 2 repeat prize wins.
  • Match 3 in one of your secondary key number set (4,5,6|7,8,9) will also produce 2 repeat prize wins.
  • Match 4 of your main key number set (1,2,3,4) will again produce 2 repeat prize wins.

Wheel Free Tickets

Depending on how your lottery pays out, you can win up to three free tickets in this 3if4 wheel trap.

  • A Match Only Bonus of (4) will ensure you win 3 free tickets.
  • A Match Only Bonus of any other number but (4) will ensure you win 2 free tickets.
  • A Match 2 from within any of your key number sets (1,2,3,4|4,5,6|7,8,9) will also ensure you win 2 free tickets.
  • Any other Match 2 combination will only win 1 free ticket.

Risk Factor

This is a very risky ticket, as you’re only guaranteed 3if4 coverage and can easily miss out on small Match 3 prizes. On top of that, you’ll only have partial 5if6 coverage where you could easily lose out on top prizes.

Break-Even

Since there is no guarantee beyond a single 3if4 match with this wheel, drawing within your key number sets (1,2,3,4|4,5,6|7,8,9) will dictate the amount of prize money won.

While the line cost is quite cheap, the risk for a non-match is quite high which produces a dramatic drop ALL prize odds.

  • Match 3 = $10: every 1-7 draws… or
  • Match 4 = $50: every 1-13 draws… or
  • Match 5 = $500 : every 4-43 draws

Wheeling System Summary

While you can box out 9 numbers cheaply with ticket set, it has no guarantee other than 3if4 and numerous ways to miss out on even the smallest of prizes.

The only way this 3if4 guarantee becomes worthwhile is if you want to follow our playing tips and play multiple ticket sets to increase your overall combination coverage.

Alternative Wheel Traps

Due to the high-risk of prize loss, we recommend you downgrade by going with guaranteed 3if3 coverage of 8 numbers which only requires a 4-line ticket set.

While you can upgrade to full 3if3 coverage of 9 numbers it requires a 7-line ticket set, which is more than twice the cost of this 3if4 ticket set.

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