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Pick 6 | 7 Number Wheel Trap (5if5)

Get balanced coverage on 7-numbers with a 5if5 guarantee using just 6 lines. Key number 5if6, 6if7 coverage with repeat Match 5/Match 4 wins as consolation.

Wheeling System Playing Tips

Since there is only one key number here (1) it of upmost importance that you choose the right number for it. The only way to Match 5 on two tickets is if your (1) number is drawn. As well, you cannot win the jackpot without this key number match.

Wheel 7 Numbers on 6 Lines

The first number (1) will appear six times on this 6-line ticket set while the remainder (2,3,4,5,6,7) will appear five times.

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Ticket 01123456
Ticket 02123457
Ticket 03123467
Ticket 04123567
Ticket 05124567
Ticket 06134567

Guaranteed Wheel Prize Wins

With full 3if3, 4if4 and 5if5 coverage, you’re guaranteed at least one win if you match 3, 4 or 5numbers. Should your key number (1) be drawn, then you will be guaranteed to have two Match 5 wins or three Match 4 wins or two Match 3 wins no matter which other numbers (2.3,4,5,6,7) appear in the draw.

Match 2+Bonus

You are guaranteed at least three Match 2+B prizes but can have 4 repeat wins depending on the lottery ball combinations. See Match 3 coverage for prize breakdowns.

Match 3

Because you have full and repeat 3if3 coverage, you’re not only guaranteed to win at least three Match 3 prizes, but can have win four prizes if your key number (1) is drawn.

  • Matching (1) and any 2 other numbers will guarantee you four prize wins.
  • Matching 3 from (2,3.4,5,6,7) will guarantee you three prize wins.

Match 3+Bonus

You are guaranteed at least two Match 3+B prizes but can have 3 repeat wins depending on the lottery ball combinations. See Match 4 coverage for prize breakdowns.

Match 4

Since you have full 4if4 and 3if3 coverage here you’ll win prizes all on 6 tickets no matter which 4 numbers appear.

  • Matching (1) plus any 3 of (2,3,4,5,6 7) will guarantee you three prize wins plus three Match 3 prizes.
  • Matching 4 of (2,3,4,5,6 7) will guarantee you two prize wins plus four Match 3 prizes.

Match 4+B

You’re guaranteed to win at least one Match 4+B prize if 5 of your numbers appear in the draw. If your key number (1) is drawn, then you’ll win two prizes. See Match 5 coverage for prize breakdowns.

Match 5

You have full 5if5 and 4if5 coverage which guarantees you’ll win at least one Match 5 prize while all other tickets will win a Match 4 prize. If you have a key number match (1) then you’ll be guaranteed two match 5 wins, no matter what other numbers appear.

  • Matching (1) plus any 4 of (2,3,4,5,6 7) will guarantee you two prize wins plus four Match 4 prizes.
  • Matching any 5 of (2,3,4,5,6,7) will guarantee you one prize win plus five Match 4 prizes.

Secondary Wheel Prize Wins

Should your combination not appear when matching 6 or more numbers, you will be still guaranteed several lower prizes.

Match 5+B

You’ll need a key number match (1) to ensure a Match 5+B win. The combination of (2,3,4,5,6,7) will only win one Match 5 prize and four Match 4+Bonus prizes See Match 6 coverage for prize breakdowns.

Match 6

You have full 5if6 coverage here, so you’re guaranteed a Match 5 on all six tickets if 6 of your numbers appear. If you have a key number match (1) then you’ll win the jackpot from it’s 6if7 coverage.

  • Matching (1) plus any 5 of (2,3.4,5,6 7) will guarantee you win the jackpot plus five Match 5 prizes.
  • Matching (2,3,4,5,6,7) will however still win six Match 5 prizes.

Match 6+B

You have full 6if7 coverage on all tickets so you will either win the jackpot or six Match 5+ Bonus prizes if all 7 of your numbers are drawn.

  • Matching your key numbers (1) in the regular draw plus all 6 of (2,3,4,5,6 7) including the bonus number will guarantee you to win the jackpot plus five Match 5+Bonus prizes.
  • If your key number (1) matches the bonus number then you’ll still win six Match 5+Bonus prizes.

Wheel Free Tickets

Each number pair appears 5-6 times on your ticket set, so there’s a good chance to win free tickets on either all or most of your lines.

Match Only Bonus

Your key numbers (1) appear six times, meaning you can win 6 free tickets if it is drawn. If matching (2,3,4,5,6,7) you will still win 5 free tickets.

Match 1+Bonus

This will not usually win anything, but since all numbers appear on 5-6 matching 1+B will reduces your Match Only Bonus to just 1 free ticket.

Match 2

Matching your key number (1) and any other (2,3,4,5,6,7) will ensure you win 5 free tickets, while matching any 2 of (2,3,4,5,6,7) will ensure you win 4 free tickets.

Risk Factor

The gamble here is not really about money, as it’s only a 6-line ticket, but you risk losing the jackpot if the combination of (2,3,4,5,6,7) appears.

Adding this one extra number set will get you full 6if6 coverage for 7 numbers in a 7 line-ticket.

Break-Even

This ticket set can be quite profitable when matching 5 or more numbers as you have full 6if7, 5if5, coverage along with repeat wins of 4if4 and 3if3 if you key number (1) is drawn.

  • Match 3 = $10: every 5-7 draws… or
  • Match 4 = $50: every 23-30 draws… or
  • Match 5 = $500 : every 116-200 draws

Wheeling System Summary

The fact that you can box out 7 numbers with guaranteed full 5if5 coverage quite cheaply with multiple repeat prize wins makes this an ticket set an interesting bet.

In general, this ticket set is best played on lotteries where small prizes have a medium payout, but can still be extremely profitable with smaller payouts if your Match 5 prize is still near the 500x limit.

  • 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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