Last Updated: September 25, 2014

# Lottery: Pick Six

## Introduction

The calculator will calculate the odds for any based on a six ball draw, with no special ball like a Power Ball or Megaball. It does allow for making an "extra bet," that increases the smaller wins.

The defaults shown are based on the Lotto Texas . The win for the jackpot shown was the jackpot of Lotto Texas at the time this calculator was created so should be considered arbitrary.

The return column shows the ratio of the return to the amount bet. The total return in the lower right cell is the overall expected return of the , before considering taxes, the time value of annuity payments, and jackpot sharing.

## Rules

The following rules are based on the last known set of rules changes in January, 2014.

1. The cost of a ticket is \$1.
2. The player will choose 6 balls from 1 to 54.
3. The will randomly choose the same number of balls from the same ranges.
4. The pay table in the calculator below are default values based on the Texas Lotto .
5. The jackpot starts at \$40 million and grows by a percentage of sales with every drawing that nobody wins the jackpot.
6. For an extra \$1, the player may make an Extra Bet.
7. If the Extra Bet is invoked then the player is also eligible for the win in the Extra Win column.

## Calculator

 Largest Ball Cost of ticket Cost of Extra bet

Check if betting Extra bet:

 Catch Base Win Extra Win Combinations Probability Return 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 Total

Disclaimer: The values in the return column do not reflect taxes, the time value of annuity payments, and jackpot sharing. These all play a significant effect of lowering the overall value.

Powerball \$ 160000000
Euro Millions 89000000
SuperEnalotto 51000000
Mega Millions \$ 45000000
SuperLotto Plus \$ 33000000
Lotto Max CA\$ 30000000
FDJ Loto 20000000
Lotto 19000000
Lotto 6/49 CA\$ 17000000
Vikinglotto 11800000
Eurojackpot 10000000
Mega Sena R\$ 59000000
Lotto Texas \$ 9000000
Melate MXN 160800000
Lotto \$ 7300000
Swiss Lotto CHF 5700000
El Gordo 5400000
Powerball AU\$ 8000000
Megabucks \$ 5500000
Powerball R 77000000
Saturday Lotto AU\$ 5000000
La Primitiva 3100000
Powerball NZ\$ 5000000
Lotto \$ 3000000
Lotto £ 2000000
Pick 6 \$ 2500000
Lotto 6aus49 2000000
Ontario 49 CA\$ 2000000
Oz Lotto AU\$ 2000000
Hoosier Lotto \$ 1200000
Daily Million 9PM 1000000
Daily Million 2PM 1000000
Monday & Wednesday Lotto AU\$ 1000000
Thunderball £ 500000
Fantasy 5 \$ 286000
Jersey Cash 5 \$ 258000
Two Step \$ 200000

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