Chux Ball Buster A Lottery Number Picker Lottery Odds Calculator - Wizard of Odds
Description
Chux Lottery Odds Calculator works for:
• Basic Lottery games.
Games like 6 Balls from 49

• Lottery Games with a Bonus (Alternate) ball.
Games like Maryland's Bonus Match 5

• Lottery games with an Extra ball drawn from a separate machine.
Games like Powerball, California Super Lotto Plus, & Mega Millions

• Lottery Wheels where fewer than the maximum quantity of numbers are played.
Use the Basic Odds Calculator to see your odds of winning if, and only if, the Drawn(winning) numbers are in your set/pool of Wheeled numbers.
For example, if you are Wheeling 7 numbers, the odds of matching the 6 Drawn numbers from your pool of 7 are 1 in 7 or about a 14% chance of winning.
Odds (Probability) and Combinations are displayed for however many Matches you may have.

The limits of Balls in a machine are from 10 to 90, inclusive.

The range of Drawn Balls is from 1 through 7, inclusive.

Down below, you can compare a Combination with a Permutation to see the vast difference in such calculations.

There are also simple calculators for
Factorials and Fibonacci Sequences.
Instructions
• Enter the maximum quantity of numbered balls in the Lottery machine.
• Enter the quantity of balls that are drawn from the machine.  Note: If a Bonus Ball is to be drawn in addition to the primary drawing, then DO NOT include the Bonus Ball in the count, i.e., 'Maryland Bonus Match 5' draws 5 balls plus a Bonus Ball.  Per this example, you would enter 5.
• Enter the quantity of boards/panels, i.e. chances to consider.
• Click the 'Calculate' Button.
• For Lottery Wheels, simply find the corresponding Game Type that matches the lottery drawing you are considering.  Instead of entering the quantity of balls in the lottery machine, enter the quantity of different ball numbers in your wheel.   For example, if your 'wheel' is a set of 15 numbers, then enter 15 as the quantity of balls in the machine; but still enter the correct quantity of balls drawn.

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Combination or Permutation

items, taken at a time.

The result as a COMBINATION is:

The result as a PERMUTATION is:

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Factorial

By definition (0)! = 1

for example
6! = 6 x 5 x 4 x 3 x 2 x 1 = 720

Fibonacci Sequences

The Fibonacci Sequence of Integers

The sequence begins with
F0 = 0 and F1 = 1
and each subsequent number in the series is the sum of the two previous integers.

The formula is
Fn = Fn-1 + Fn-2

The initial dozen integers are:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7  8  9 10 11 12
0 1 1 2 3 5 8 13 21 34 55 89

Game Types & Parameters
Game Type:  Basic
The Lottery machine has numbered balls, from which balls will be drawn.

Times boards (plays).

Show odds as One in X
Show % chance to Match
Show % to NOT Match

Matches Odds Combinations
Game Type:  Bonus
The Lottery machine has numbered balls, from which balls will be drawn (plus an alternate 'Bonus' Ball).

Times boards (plays).

Show odds as One in X
Show % chance to Match
Show % to NOT Match

Matches Odds Combinations
Game Type:  Extra
The Primary Lottery machine has numbered balls, from which balls will be drawn.

The Secondary Lottery machine has numbered balls, from which one (1) Ball will be drawn.

Times boards (plays).

Show odds as One in X
Show % chance to Match
Show % to NOT Match

Matches Odds Combinations
"Luck is when preparation meets opportunity."
 We have a list of the odds for the most popular lottery games, like Mega Millions, Powerball, California Super Lotto Plus, EuroMillions, Hot Lotto, 6/49, Thunderball, etc. The list lets you quickly compare lottery odds from one game to the next. If you would like to take a quick peek at these odds, arranged from the most outrageous, Italy's SuperEnalotto and the United States' Mega Millions, down to the least outrageous, click here. All the Lotto Number Picker machines also have an Odds button on each screen. It should go without having to mention it, but, just for the record, you should quickly realize that you will never (well, almost never) be able to wager enough to cover the odds so that you could recover your bet at a profit. Paying for a lottery ticket is buying a dream of hope.  So, 'toss your hat into the ring' (buy a ticket) and dream the dream.  Every once in a while, somebody, somewhere, wins the jackpot.   It might as well be you, yes? That being stated, console yourself that lotteries are games of chance   ... and that you make your own luck. Please accept our sincere wishes for the best of luck to you! Remember to play responsibly!