Why? I always had a sneaking suspicion that odd of 1 in 60,000,000 were just too crappy to bother but I wondered. Then, in the last batch of bonus draws where the jackpot went to something like $30M, 22 of us in the office put in a pile of money for 3 draws in a row and all we got were a huge pile of useless quick-picks in return and a token amount of cash winnings. By the last big draw, we had $220 in for a total of 660 lines plus about 30 more free tickets and the payout was $60.
That's when I realized it wasn't worth the trouble. Even with tonights numbers, using a 20-number wheel with 85 combos, it would have cost me $170 and I would have gotten 3x17, 2x4 and 1x5 for a grand total of, I estimate, $170. Big friggin' deal.
If that's all I can expect for getting 6/20, I can't be bothered but, like I said, it's still fun to beat the odds once in a while to prove that we're not wasting our time here.
I picked that wheel up off a spanish-language web-site call La Colleccion but they don't give downloads anymore. You can check Mladen Malik or Lotto Genius, they might still have it. Otherwise, I can put it on this site in a post as long as you think you'll be able to make use of it from there.
i have never done well on this game, the odds are horrendous.....yet, i have tried to play this game as a 6 number game,and,trying to pick six numbers of 47 (rather than the 6 of 6/49), the odds are much better......still, i have not yet gained more than the occasional 4 or 3+........again,...nice going....