THE ULTIMATE BOOK ON PICK6 LOTTO SYSTEMS
Lotbook Publishing are
proud to present the best book on lottery wheeling
systems or lotto wheels for any pick6 lottery in the world. If you are a PLAYER or a
member of a GROUP
OF PLAYERS and you plan to play with more than one ticket and
more than 6 numbers, then this is the book for you!
If you are interested in pick5 lotto systems, then your best choice
will be Dr. Bluskov's pick5 book.
We continue with a
presentation of Professor Bluskov's new pick6
book. In this new, improved, and
expanded edition,
Professor Bluskov again delivers the best lottery systems to the
attention of lotto players from around the world. A total of 128 current world record least
expensive systems for a broad
range of guarantees are presented.
We also offer a pocket version
of the new edition, The Ultimate Guide to Lottery Systems,
with 34 of the best Bluskov's wheels for playing with up to 20
tickets, which is appropriate for individual players and small syndicates. All of the
information presented at this site has relevance to both Combinatorial
Lottery Systems and the Ultimate Guide. The pocket version can be
ordered here.
A lottery system
(wheel) guarantees wins in the same way a
single ticket does. For example, a single ticket guarantees a 4win if
4 of your numbers are drawn. A lottery wheeling system allows you to
play with MANY
NUMBERS and still get the same guarantee (plus many other
guarantees). For instance, using the lotto system #20
from the book (and playing with 10 numbers), you will get a guaranteed
4win whenever 4 of your 10 numbers are drawn. In this book you will
find, in 325 pages, the most ENTERTAINING, WELLORGANIZED, HIGHLYBALANCED
and ECONOMICAL ways to play the lotteries
 the best lottery systems in existence. At a very
modest price, this book offers you a wealth of useful
information and strategies to
change your winning patterns. Not only do you get the best lottery wheels
ever created, but you also get complete information on the performance
of every system, up to any possible distribution
of wins. If you are a newcomer in the area of lotto systems,
then you will find a simple stepbystep explanation on how wheels work and
how you can use them in your lottery. If you are experienced wheel
user, you will find systems offering all kind of guarantees in the
minimum possible number of tickets. You will also find systems with DOUBLE and MULTIPLE GUARANTEES,
excellent navigational tools and unique presentation. Check this section
for more on how our book compares with some other products on the
market. In any case, if you want THE NEWEST and
THE BEST on pick6 lottery systems, you are at the right place!
Please feel free to browse the information we have put together for
you, and if you like what you see, do not hesitate to order THE BOOK. This one time investment
could only positively change your lottery experience. You are probably
here, because you are going to throw a couple of bucks at the next
jackpot anyway, right? Why not try the
strategies of the big winners? You can play the systems from the
book over and over for the years to come; they will never become
obsolete, simply due to the fact that improving any system from
the book is either impossible or very close to impossible! We wish you the best of luck!
A MUST
FOR EVERY LOTTERY
PLAYER!
Consider the following example: Suppose you play any pick6 lottery and
you buy just one ticket. A single ticket
guarantees you a 4win if 4 of your numbers are in the draw.
What would you do if you want to play not just a single ticket
and 6 numbers, but, for example, 10 numbers, and you want the same guarantee,
that is, you want a 4win
whenever 4 of your 10 numbers are among the ones drawn?
Then you will need to buy more tickets. How many? How would you arrange
your numbers in the tickets? This book gives you the BEST ANSWERS to these and to MANY OTHER similar QUESTIONS.
In fact, if you want to
play with 10 numbers, then you need to buy at least 20 tickets for a
4win guaranteed if 4 of your numbers are drawn. However, just a set of 20 tickets,
filled with random combinations of your 10 numbers, DOES NOT GUARANTEE
YOU ANYTHING. This book tells you how to organize your numbers
so that you ALWAYS GET A GUARANTEED SET OF
PRIZES, and it shows you how to do so IN THE LEAST
EXPENSIVE WAY.
It is a book
for every lottery player (or a group of players) who wishes to play
with more than one ticket. It provide strategies of playing for a
desired guarantee using more than 6 numbers in the MOST ORGANIZED, WELLBALANCED
and ECONOMICAL
WAY. The objects used for this purpose are the LOTTERY SYSTEMS (known also as WHEELS or COVERINGS). Each system is presented together
with a TABLE
OF ALL POSSIBLE WINS, so that the players can estimate the
expected win before the draw. The complete tables of wins appear for
the FIRST TIME IN A LOTTERY PUBLICATION. SYSTEMS WITH MULTIPLE GUARANTEES are also
published for the FIRST TIME EVER.
The book
provides an ENTERTAINING STRATEGY of
playing the lottery. It is written by the RENOWN LOTTERY
EXPERT, PROFESSOR in MATHEMATICS
and COMBINATORICS, Dr. BLUSKOV,
who is also the INVENTOR of many of the WORLD
RECORDBREAKING CONSTRUCTIONS of wheels (or coverings, as they
are called in mathematics). The
book offers, ready to use, the BEST LOTTERY SYSTEMS EVER CREATED, completely
supplied with information on the WINNING
POSSIBILITIES.
The lottery systems
are explained in PLAIN LANGUAGE and are VERY
EASY TO USE. NO MATHEMATICAL KNOWLEDGE IS ASSUMED to either
play or understand the systems and the tables of possible wins, in
spite of the fact that these objects were created by using quite ADVANCED MATHEMATICS.
"Life is finite. Time is infinite. The
probability that I am alive today is zero. In spite of this, I am now
alive. Now, how is that?"
Albert Einstein
Unlike the time in the
curious example of Einstein, the number of possible draws in the
lottery is finite and the probability of winning
the jackpot is greater than zero. For example, the probability
of winning the jackpot in a 6/49 lottery is 1/13,983,816. The chances
of winning smaller prizes are much better. That is why, in the quest
for the elusive Jackpot, many players prefer to play with a wellorganized group of tickets, so that
they can win guaranteed
smaller prizes. Lottery systems can be thought
of as an interesting
and entertaining,
but also very
precise strategy for playing the lottery. Although the best
lottery systems were created by using quite advanced
mathematics and computations, they are very easy to use.
In fact, to use lottery systems, all you need to know is how to count up to the
number of balls used in your lottery. No mathematical
knowledge is either assumed or required for playing a lotto
system. In this book, you will find an
explanation on what constitutes a lottery system
and how to use it, and you will also be provided with a number of
excellent lotto systems to diversify your lotto experience. You can go directly to the explanation of lottery systems
(wheels) here.
However, you might find
it useful to start with the following brief description of lotteries. In
this book we
focus on 6numbersdrawn lotteries, but most of the existing lotteries
operate on the same principles as the 6numbersdrawn lotteries. If the
main draw
consists of 6 numbers, the lottery is usually referred to as a pick6 lottery.
If the main draw consists of 5 numbers, the lottery is called a pick5
lottery. There are also pick3, pick4, pick7 and even pickmore
lotteries (Keno, for example). So, a pick6 lottery is a game where one has to
correctly guess several (usually 3 or more) of the numbers (6, in the
case of a pick6 lottery) drawn from a larger set, of, say, 49 numbers,
for example, in order to win a prize. In various places of the world,
there are lotteries with 25,26,27, etc., up to 90 numbers. The
size of a lottery often depends on the size of the country (or state)
where the lottery is played. This book
concerns lotteries where the main draw consists of 6 numbers drawn out
of a larger set of numbers (anywhere between 25 and 90). One can use
the systems in the book for ANY such
lottery in the world, even for lotteries that might be introduced in
the future and have a number of balls outside the range 2590. You can
even use the systems for playing 7numbersdrawn lotteries, by adding a power number
(a number which is present in all of your tickets).
In any lottery,
players fill out slips
containing one or more tables,
each containing all of the numbers of the lottery. For
example, in a 6/49 lottery, each table has all 49 numbers, and the
player fills 6 numbers in each table. We also
refer to these tables as tickets.
(Other sources use terms such as games, plays, or boards.)
A combination is the set of 6
numbers filled in a particular table. When the draw comes, 6 numbers
are drawn arbitrarily from the set of all numbers in the lottery.
Players win whenever they correctly guess 3 or more of the numbers
drawn in one of their tickets. The number of tables on a slip is
irrelevant to the application of our lottery systems.
LOTTERY
SYSTEMS
If you watch morning shows
or check your lotto
publication regularly, you have probably seen it already, a
syndicate of 7, or 10, or any number of people, won the big jackpot;
or a smiling individual holding the big check
and sharing his/her joy with the world. You have dreamed of you being
there on the picture, have not you? I have dreamed about that too;
still do, as a matter of fact. Occasionally, the winners will mention
how they got there, some of them will praise their lucky numbers,
and others will claim they used a lottery system.
Yet others may have used a lottery system, but they will shy away from
mentioning it to the public, they will just enjoy the money and try to
win it again. So, what is the hype about? It is about the fact that if
you want to play
more numbers and you want to have certain guaranteed
wins, then you have to use a lottery system (or a lottery wheel,
as some authors call it) to organize (or wheel) your numbers. What a
lottery system is and how it can help you diversify your lottery
playing experience? In this book,
the lottery systems will be demystified for you, and you will be
provided with a nice collection of great lotto systems.
Lottery systems are sought and used by lottery players throughout
the world. Lottery systems are considered to be not only entertaining,
but also a very
wellorganized way of playing the lottery. This book introduces
the bestknown systems (also called trapping systems,
or wheeling
systems, or wheels in
short; mathematicians call these objects coverings).
I talk more about what "best" means in here. Lottery players like using a
system, because a system guarantees wins
in the same way a single ticket does, while it allows playing with many
numbers (7,8,9,10,… etc.). I believe that using a lottery system from
my book is
more entertaining than just using a system from other sources or
playing a random collection of tickets, and one of the reasons is the
following: The possible wins for each system can be studied in advance
from the Table
of Possible Wins, a feature that has been fully developed
and implemented for the first time ever in my books. Players like the
fact that playing with systems provides a steadier
stream of wins compared
to playing
with a random collection of tickets. You can find more on that in the Guarantees
section.
Players also like the fact that playing with a system increases
the chances of winning. This comes with a price, of
course: The price of purchasing more than just one ticket. However, you
might have already been playing with more than one ticket per draw, or,
perhaps, you have considered doing so. Then this book
is exactly the book you need.
Suppose for example, you want to play with 10 numbers instead of
just 6. Naturally, you are willing to play more than one ticket and you
want a certain guarantee. Let us say that you want a 4win whenever 4
of the numbers drawn are in your set of 10 numbers. This means you want
a set of combinations (tickets) that covers every possible quadruple
out of your 10 numbers. Such a set of combinations is an example of a lottery system.
You can find a lottery system with this property under #20 in
the book. In this example, the lottery system has the property that any quadruple
out of your set of 10 numbers is contained in at least one of your
combinations, so you get a guaranteed 4win
whenever 4 of your 10 numbers are drawn.
In a sense, a lottery system
expands the
guarantee that you have on playing just 6 numbers (one ticket).
If you just play one ticket and correctly guess 4 numbers, then you are
guaranteed a 4win. The lottery system in our example has the same
guarantee, a 4win if 4 numbers are guessed correctly, except that now
you play a larger selection of numbers; 10 in this case. (In this book we
also present systems with 4 if 4 guarantee for playing anywhere between
7 and 19 numbers.)
GUARANTEES
All of the lottery systems presented in this book
have certain guarantees.
Here I explain what the advantages
of using a lottery system are and what exactly a guarantee
means when you play a lottery system. Using a lottery system assumes
that you
play with more than six numbers, and you want to organize your
numbers in such a way that a certain minimum win is guaranteed.
If you play with just one ticket and you correctly guess 4 numbers,
then you are guaranteed exactly one 4win. A possible question was
mentioned earlier, namely: How to build a system that guarantees
a 4win on 4 guessed numbers, if you play with not 6, but say, 10
numbers. Let us look at our previously
mentioned example from the book, System #20. By using System #20, you are guaranteed a 4win
whenever 4 of your 10 numbers are among the 6 numbers drawn. The
system shows that you only need 20 combinations
(or 20 tickets) to do so. Out of 10 numbers, one can form 210 distinct
sextuples (the nonmathematicians can take my word for it; those with
some mathematical preparation can apply the formula C(10,6)=210).
Therefore, you only need to play 20 of these 210 combinations to
achieve the 4 if 4 guarantee. What are the advantages
of playing for such a guaranteed win?
Let us compare playing with 20 random tickets
against 20 tickets chosen according to our lottery
system. We should
mention that the probability of a 6win ("hitting
the jackpot") is the same for each ticket. However, if
any 4 of the numbers drawn are among the 10 numbers chosen by
you, then the 20 tickets
of the lottery system guarantee at least one 4win, while 20 random tickets
(on the same 10 numbers) guarantee nothing! This
illustrates one of the main advantages of using a lotto system. Suppose
you played your 10 numbers in the 20 combinations of System #20
for a long time and hit 4 of the numbers drawn, say, 15 times, over
this period of time. Every time you hit 4 of the numbers drawn, you won
at least one 4prize. Had you played your 10 numbers in 20 random
combinations, you would have probably hit a 4win several times, but,
most likely, not all 15 times, as with the system. In a worse case
scenario, you could have missed the 4win in each of the 15
draws in which you hit 4 of the numbers drawn! The reason is quite
natural: Random
combinations do not come with a guarantee; a system does!
MINIMALITY
Lottery systems have been used by lottery players throughout the
world. In fact, some European lottery corporations have integrated lottery systems
in the automated
processing of lottery tickets. Most of the existing
implementations are based on outofdate systems. Lottery players have
always been attracted to the most economical
lottery systems, that is, systems achieving certain guarantee in the minimum possible
(or known) number
of tickets. Recent advances
in the research
on coverings made it possible to reduce the number of
combinations in many systems to the absolute minimum
in the entire range of possible guarantees. These advances are
reflected in the book.
Minimality
is an important quality of all lottery systems in my books. The logic
behind seeking minimal systems
is simple: Let us assume you play with 10 numbers. If you could get a
guaranteed 4win by using a system in 20 combinations (system #20
from this book) and a system in 30 combinations, then which one would
you choose? The answer is obvious: You would most likely prefer to get
the guaranteed
4win in the fewest number of
tickets possible, in this case, in 20 tickets. Some players
might argue here: OK, but if I play 30 tickets, I will have 30 shots at
the jackpot rather than just 20. True, but if you really want to play
30 tickets, perhaps, you can play for a higher
guaranteed prize, or you can play more than 10 numbers for the
same guarantee, thereby giving yourself a better chance to capture all
of the jackpot numbers in your larger set. So, the minimality
concerns the following question: How many tickets have to be played in
order to have a certain guarantee? Clearly, you want to achieve this
guarantee in the minimum number
of tickets possible. Well, then you are at the right place: All of the systems
presented in this
book use the minimum known number of tickets. The systems
are combinatorial
objects that have been extensively
studied by mathematicians and computer scientists. The systems
in this book
are either impossible
or very
unlikely to
ever be improved. Some of the systems represent classical results
in combinatorics; others originate from recent research.
Many of the systems have been obtained by the author and described in
depth in a series of scientific papers.
Others have been obtained via hundreds of hours of programming and
computations. As a result, all of the systems are currently the best (in
the minimum
number of tickets) known. For some of the systems we can say
even more: They are mathematically
minimal, meaning that no further improvement (that is, reducing
the number of tickets while preserving the guarantee) can ever be done.
Let us look one more time at our example, System #20. It has
been proven that the minimum number of tickets is 20 for the given
guarantee. In other words, if you want to play 10 numbers and you want
a guaranteed 4win if 4 of your 10 numbers are drawn, then you need to
play at
least 20 tickets. System #20
achieves this guarantee in exactly
20 tickets, and this is the minimum possible
number of tickets. That is why we call such a system mathematically
minimal.
A new feature and a very important quality
of our book is
the full table of possible wins
for each of the presented systems. The tables give the distribution of
wins in all possible draws and are excellent tools
for determining which system to choose and what could the expected win be once you hit some (usually
at least three) of the numbers drawn. Let us take a look at the table
of possible wins for System #20. Each lines
represents a possible distribution of wins. The last column shows the
probability of the corresponding distribution of wins.
Guessed 
6 
5 
4 
3 
% 
6 
1 
 
12 
4 
2.38 

1 
 
10 
8 
7.14 

 
3 
8 
7 
28.57 

 
3 
7 
9 
28.57 

 
2 
9 
8 
28.57 

 
 
15 
2 
4.77 
5 
 
1 
4 
10 
23.81 

 
1 
3 
11 
23.81 

 
 
7 
6 
23.81 

 
 
5 
11 
23.81 

 
 
5 
10 
4.76 
4 
 
 
3 
4 
2.38 

 
 
3 
2 
4.76 

 
 
2 
7 
28.57 

 
 
1 
9 
28.57 

 
 
1 
8 
35.72 
3 
 
 
 
5 
8.33 

 
 
 
4 
16.67 

 
 
 
3 
75.00 
If you play System #20 and 4 of your
10 numbers are drawn, then the system guarantees you at least one
4win. Note that you will actually win more than that: There are five
possibilities that are clearly seen from the table; these are given in
the five lines of the section corresponding to 4 guessed numbers: You
can either get one 4win and either 8 or 9 3wins with probabilities
35.72% or 28.57%, correspondingly, or you can get two 4wins and seven
3wins (probability 28.57%), or three 4wins and either two or four
3wins with probabilities 4.76% or 2.38% correspondingly. Similarly, if
you correctly guess only three numbers, you get at least three 3wins,
or more precisely, three 3wins with probability 75%, four 3wins with
probability 16.67%, or five 3wins (probability 8.33%). The percentages
add up to 100% in each of the four sections of the table. We include a
further brief explanation for those readers who are not familiar with
probabilities: Suppose you have played long enough with the
same system and hit 3 of the numbers many times. Then, in approximately
75 out of 100 cases, you will have three 3wins; in 17 (16.67, to be
precise) out of 100 cases, you will have four 3wins, and in 8 (8.33,
to be precise) out of 100 cases, you will get five 3wins.
Presenting individually
every line in the full table is not always physically possible; in many
cases, the full table would contain up to several thousands entries. In
such cases, we present an abbreviated
table. An abbreviated
table still comprises all possible distributions of wins, but most of
the lines in such a table actually represent several lines from the
full table. We have chosen to keep distinction between the highest prizes.
For example, had the table for System #20 been
much longer, we could have written the 6wins section abbreviated form as
Guessed 
6 
5 
4 
3 
% 
6

1 
 
1012 
48 
9.52 

 
3 
78 
79 
57.14 

 
2 
9 
8 
28.57 

 
 
15 
2 
4.77 
instead of
Guessed 
6 
5 
4 
3 
% 
6 
1 
 
12 
4 
2.38 

1 
 
10 
8 
7.14 

 
3 
8 
7 
28.57 

 
3 
7 
9 
28.57 

 
2 
9 
8 
28.57 

 
 
15 
2 
4.77 
We can justify such
abbreviations by observing that what matters most are the highestranked prizes (those in the
leftmost nonempty column of the corresponding part of the table). I
tried to keep distinction between the highest prizes. What one gets in
lowerranked prizes is usually just a small percentage of the entire
win.
Playing with the systems is very easy: The operations
are the same for any system in the book. In our example, System
# 20, where you play with 10 numbers, you just (1) write the numbers from 1 to 10 in a line
(these are the numbers in the original system), then (2) write your 10 numbers in a line
below the first one, and finally, (3)
substitute each number in the original system by the corresponding
number from the second line to obtain your set of tickets. Now,
it only remains to (4) fill your
combinations in the playing slips. For example, if you choose
your 10 numbers to be 3,7,12,14,18,22,29,33,40, and 46, then you will
write
Numbers in the original system: 
1 
2 
3 
4 
5 
6 
7 
8 
9 
10 
Your numbers: 
3 
7 
12 
14 
18 
22 
29 
33 
40 
46 
Original
system: 
Your set of tickets: 
1. 
1 
2 
3 
4 
8 
9 
1. 
3 
7 
12 
14 
33 
40 
2. 
1 
2 
3 
5 
6 
7 
2. 
3 
7 
12 
18 
22 
29 
3. 
1 
2 
3 
5 
9 
10 
3. 
3 
7 
12 
18 
40 
46 
4. 
1 
2 
4 
5 
8 
10 
4. 
3 
7 
14 
18 
33 
46 
5. 
1 
2 
4 
6 
7 
8 
5. 
3 
7 
14 
22 
29 
33 
6. 
1 
2 
6 
7 
9 
10 
6. 
3 
7 
22 
29 
40 
46 
7. 
1 
3 
4 
5 
6 
10 
7. 
3 
12 
14 
18 
22 
46 
8. 
1 
3 
4 
5 
7 
8 
8. 
3 
12 
14 
18 
29 
33 
9. 
1 
3 
5 
6 
8 
9 
9. 
3 
12 
18 
22 
33 
40 
10. 
1 
3 
7 
8 
9 
10 
10. 
3 
12 
29 
33 
40 
46 
11. 
1 
4 
5 
7 
9 
10 
11. 
3 
14 
18 
29 
40 
46 
12. 
1 
4 
6 
8 
9 
10 
12. 
3 
14 
22 
33 
40 
46 
13. 
2 
3 
4 
5 
7 
9 
13. 
7 
12 
14 
18 
29 
40 
14. 
2 
3 
4 
6 
9 
10 
14. 
7 
12 
14 
22 
40 
46 
15. 
2 
3 
5 
7 
8 
10 
15. 
7 
12 
18 
29 
33 
46 
16. 
2 
3 
6 
7 
8 
9 
16. 
7 
12 
22 
29 
33 
40 
17. 
2 
4 
5 
6 
7 
10 
17. 
7 
14 
18 
22 
29 
46 
18. 
2 
5 
6 
8 
9 
10 
18. 
7 
18 
22 
33 
40 
46 
19. 
3 
4 
6 
7 
8 
10 
19. 
12 
14 
22 
29 
33 
46 
20. 
4 
5 
6 
7 
8 
9 
20. 
14 
18 
22 
29 
33 
40 
You can write your
numbers in any
order in the second line, not just in increasing order;
still the guarantee of the system will be the same; moreover, the table of possible wins will be the same (however,
you might hit a different line of the corresponding section of the table of wins). Usually the systems are balanced, in a sense that all numbers are almost equally represented.
That is why I recommend arranging your numbers
in increasing order; then the substitution can be made in the
easiest possible way. Of course, if the system is not completely
balanced, then you might choose to put your
favorite numbers under the system numbers with the highest number of
occurrences.
Let us illustrate one
more time the guarantee of the system from our example (a 4win if four
of your numbers are drawn): Suppose the numbers 7,12,29, and 40 are
drawn, then the system must bring you at least one 4win. Indeed, it is
easy to check that this is so. In fact, you will get two 4wins (in
tickets 13 and 16), and according to the table of wins, you will also
get seven 3wins (in tickets 1,2,3,6,10,14, and 15). You can also take
a look at the complete table of possible wins for
System #20.
The book also contains
systems with different types of guarantees,
for example, a guaranteed 4win if 5 of the numbers drawn are guessed
correctly. The use of such systems is the same as in the example above.
We also introduce systems that have never appeared in the lottery
literature or software: Systems where the main guarantee is multiple prizes, for example, a guarantee of two 4wins if 4 (see an example) of the numbers
drawn are guessed correctly. Again, these systems can be used in
the same way as explained above.
Is This The Best
Pick6 Lotto Book On The Market?
We believe the answer is: Yes, it is. Let us elaborate a bit more on
why we think this is the right answer. There are two types of people
who are interested in creating and improving lottery systems. The first
type is research mathematicians and computer scientists who study
coverings (the scientific term for lottery systems) as a pure
intellectual challenge, or, because of some practical applications of
coverings, other than lottery systems. Then there is a second type of
lotto systems chasers, again, people with strong mathematical or/and
computer science background, who do not work in research, but had
acquired an essential knowledge on the subject on their own, and have
been interested in the challenge of creating a world record system.
Also, there is a separate category, with few people in it: Those that
actually bring the lottery systems to the attention of the players, the
authors of books on the subject. Sadly, almost none of the people
in the third category falls in the first two, except for the author of
this book, who happens to be both a research
mathematician and a creator of lottery
systems, and had
been in the second category for quite some time before that.
A comparison of the wheels (systems) in this book
with any other published book or software product shows that we offer you
systems which, in fewer
combinations, give the same guarantee as systems published
elsewhere, meaning
that we save you money while you still play for the same
guarantee. Naturally, no other author can make a true statement like
that. For example, below is a table which gives a comparison with the
popular book, Gail Howard's Lotto: How To Wheel A Fortune. The table
refers to both the third edition (three digit wheel numbers) and the
fourth edition of the same title (five digit wheel numbers); the reason
being that the third edition is still in circulation as of the time of
publishing this book, plus the fact that there are systems included in
the third edition, but not included in the fourth. We have listed
systems for which we offer the same guarantee in fewer tickets,
and we have also listed several systems with parameters that cannot be
found in any of Howard's books; not only to just emphasize the fact
that there are such systems in our book (actually, there are many more
than those mentioned in the table), but also to demonstrate how big the
gap could be in terms of performance between Bluskov's systems and
those found elsewhere. For example, Howard's 20 numbers wheel #513
gives a 4 if 5 guarantee in 216 combinations, while in this book you
will find a 20 numbers system which gives the same guarantee in just
142 combinations. Not only will you find a system which gives the same
guarantee with much less combinations, but you will also find two other
systems with the same guarantee and more than twenty numbers, 21 and
22, respectively (systems numbers 42 and 43 in this book), both having
much less combinations than Howard's 20 number wheel. You can observe a
similar phenomenon with Howard's wheel 615 and systems 61 and 62 from our book.
Guarantee 
Numbers played 
Gail Howard’s book: 
Iliya’s
Book: 
System (wheel) # 
Number of tickets 
System (wheel) # 
Number of tickets 
5 if 6 
11 
65111 
23 
11 
22 
5 if 6 
12 
65112 
39 
12 
38 
5 if 6 
13 
406 
77 
13 
61 
5 if 6 
14 
407 
123 
14 
98 
5 if 6 
15 
408 
190 
15 
142 
5 if 6 
16 
409 
280 
16 
224 
4 if 5 
11 
504 
12 
32 
10 
4 if 5 
12 
505 
18 
33 
14 
4 if 5 
13 
64113 
22 
34 
21 
4 if 5 
14 
64114 
32 
35 
29 
4 if 5 
15 
64115 
44 
36 
40 
4 if 5 
16 
64116 
60 
37 
52 
4 if 5 
17 
510 
88 
38 
66 
4 if 5 
18 
511 
118 
39 
81 
4 if 5 
19 
512 
164 
40 
113 
4 if 5 
20 
513 
216 
41 
142 
4 if 5 
21 
– 
– 
42 
169 
4 if 5 
22 
– 
– 
43 
189 
4 if 6 
15 
64215 
20 
51 
19 
4 if 6 
16 
64216 
28 
52 
25 
4 if 6 
17 
64217 
36 
53 
33 
4 if 6 
19 
64219 
58 
55 
54 
4 if 6 
20 
64220 
80 
56 
66 
4 if 6 
21 
611 
124 
57 
80 
4 if 6 
22 
612 
140 
58 
101 
4 if 6 
23 
613 
153 
59 
119 
4 if 6 
24 
64224 
158 
60 
143 
4 if 6 
25 
615 
238 
61 
166 
4 if 6 
27 
– 
– 
62 
222 
We should mention though that this table shows just a
fraction of the advantages of our book in comparison
with Gail Howard's book and any other book on the market. Other
improvements and unique features are the presentation of the
material, the newly introduced complete table
of possible wins, considered by many readers
to be one of the best features of the book, and the systems with
double and multiple guarantees. Both
the complete tables and the systems with double and multiple guarantees
appear for the first time in a lottery publication.
Can You Win The
Jackpot By Playing With A Lottery System?
Of course, you can!
In fact, every ticket of your
system can win the jackpot. The advantage of using a lottery system is
that even if you do not win the jackpot, you will still get your guaranteed wins. That is why lottery
players and groups of players prefer to use systems. The number
of tickets purchased by individual players and groups increases with
the increase of the jackpot. A lottery system
gives you the opportunity to chase the jackpot in the most organized
and entertaining way, and also guarantees
some smaller prizes if less than 6 of your numbers are drawn. Of
course, if you hit the jackpot, using a lottery system, then you will
also win a number of smaller prizes.
A system that
guarantees the jackpot (that is, a 6win if 6 of your numbers have been
drawn) is expensive. Below is a table that gives you the number of
combinations you need to play in order to get every possible
combination out of your numbers.
Numbers 
Number Of 
Played 
Combinations 
7 
7 
8 
28 
9 
84 
10 
210 
11 
462 
12 
924 
13 
1,716 
14 
3,003 
15 
5,005 
16 
8,008 
17 
12,376 
The number of tickets increases very fast. A system
that contains all possible combinations is called a complete system. Complete systems are
not included in this book. Most of the existing lotteries allow using
such systems automatically and supply the corresponding tables of wins.
BONUS NUMBER(S)
Some lotteries introduce one or more additional (bonus)
numbers and pay prizes if you hit, say, 5 of the "regular"
numbers plus an additional number, which corresponds to a 5+1win.
Other winning combinations are also possible. All
of our systems are valid for these lotteries. Due to the
diversity in using bonus numbers, and in order to keep the book
compact, we have chosen not to include information on bonus number
prizes in the tables of wins. If your lottery has bonus numbers, you only need to
doublecheck the winning tickets containing these numbers.
THE ODDS OF WINNING
The odds (or probability,
or chance) of hitting the
jackpot are the same for any particular ticket. A system contains
several tickets, so the chance of winning the jackpot increases with
the number of tickets played, but so do the expenses. What a system
really does is that it guarantees smaller wins, while just a random selection of
tickets usually guarantees nothing,
even if all of the 6 numbers drawn are in your set of numbers (assuming that you play with more than 9 numbers). The chance of winning any particular set of prizes is
clearly seen from the tables of wins.
ATTENTION!
A frequently
asked question is: I have used a system and won, but my set of
prizes can be found nowhere in the table of wins. What is wrong? There
are two possible explanations: You have either produced your set of
tickets incorrectly, or you have made a mistake while filling your
playing slips. So, do the substitution
carefully, avoid any distraction
while filling the playing slips. A single mistake can cost
you a huge prize...
LARGER SYSTEMS
The systems in this book
can be used to play any 6numbersdrawn lottery in the world and are
best suited for individual players or small syndicates. Most of the
systems presented in this book
have less than 300 combinations. There
are only two exceptions, systems # 7 and # 29. Players who
want to try larger systems,
or larger syndicates who can afford larger systems, as well as all
players who just like to have a bigger collection of systems of all
sizes can contact the publisher or the author for information. We
believe, and probably most of our readers will agree, that playing the
lottery with systems with exceptionally
large number of tickets contradicts the idea of lottery itself
and is a risky investment.
However, for larger and/or richer syndicates, bigger systems (up to
many thousands of combinations) can be designed and delivered, if
needed.
A WORD FROM THE AUTHOR
I would like to start with making it perfectly clear
that I do not promote any particular lottery and am not associated with
any of the existing lotteries. This book came as a result of long years of
experience in creating and improving
lottery systems. I have worked as a freelance
writer for
a number of lottery publications in Europe and North America, and I have spent many
years in research in Combinatorics, an area of Mathematics, that among
other things deals with combinatorial lottery
systems (or coverings, as they call them in Combinatorics).
I hold a M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Mathematics and work as a university professor. All of my
publications, including both my master's thesis and doctoral
dissertation, are related to lottery systems. The objects in this book originate from
the most recent research in the
area, and are based on my expert knowledge of
the subject. That is why this book has no match
among the publications and software in
existence. I hope you will appreciate the qualities of this
fine book and
enjoy playing with the lottery systems. I
wish you the best of luck! Finally, I would appreciate any
feedback from my successful readers and users of lottery systems.
Please write about your experience
with the lottery systems, especially if you hit it big! Your stories
could provide useful input for further
improvements of this book. You can write to the publisher's address
given below or send an email to lotbook@telus.net.
Lotbook Publishing
P.O. Box 23037
Prince George, B.C.
V2N 6Z2 Canada
Acknowledgments
A book of this size and quality would not have been
possible without using the knowledge
created during centuries of mathematical research, and
without the help and support of lottery enthusiasts, fascinated
by the subject of creating
and improving lottery
coverings.
During my long career as a professional
mathematician and lottery contributor, I have had the opportunity to
work with some of the greatest minds on the planet, lottery enthusiasts
and researchers in the area of coverings, such as Ricardo Bertolo from
Italy, Heikki Hammalainen from Finland and Jan de Heer from Holland.
Special thanks to Jan de Heer for his permission to use a couple of his
recent world record breaking covering constructions and also to
Anastasios Tampakis (England), who recently
broke a couple of records using his software Wheel Generator. In addition, I want to express my gratitude to unknown
number of other researchers and lottery enthusiasts who have either
contributed to the knowledge on coverings and the current
table of records
or have inspired the search for these beautiful objects.
SYSTEMS
WITH MULTIPLE GUARANTEES
The second part of the book presents systems where the main guarantee is two or more identical prizes.
What is the point of playing with a double (or multiple) guarantee
system? Let us focus on the double guarantee
systems. The main advantage is that, in some cases, due to
the specifics of the combinatorial problem, we
are able to achieve the double guarantee in less than twice the number
of combinations needed for the single guarantee.
Let us consider our
basic example, System # 20 (you play with 10
numbers in 20 tickets and you get a 4win whenever 4 of the numbers
drawn are in your set of 10 numbers). Recall that 20 is the minimum number of tickets that
will guarantee you this prize. Now, suppose you want to play for two 4wins guaranteed whenever 4 of your
numbers are drawn. The simplest way is to play twice the System # 20 (so you have to fill 40 tickets). This way you will have
repeated tickets and repeated wins correspondingly. However, it is
possible to have the same guarantee (two 4wins if 4 of your numbers
are drawn) in just 30 tickets and no
repetition! You can find the system with this property under
# 88 in the book. We should mention that 30 is again the
minimum possible number of tickets, but now, it is the
minimum for the double guarantee, so that you have an example of
another mathematically minimal system.
Indeed, all of the systems in the second part of the book have the same
nice property: THEY GIVE YOU THE DOUBLE
GUARANTEE IN A NUMBER OF TICKETS WHICH IS LESS THAN TWICE THE NUMBER OF
TICKETS NEEDED FOR THE SINGLE GUARANTEE.
Part III of the book contains
systems with multiple guarantees.
The systems in this part have the same nice
properties as described for the double guarantees. We have
chosen to present the most economical systems, that is, systems which
give you the multiple guarantee in much less than the corresponding
multiple number of tickets. In addition, we have selected only highly balanced systems for this section:
Not only every number appears the same number of times in the
combinations of the system, but, in many cases, every pair of numbers
appears the same number of times, and, in some cases, every triple or
even every quadruple appears the same number of times! Information on
the balance is supplied in the author's comments on the qualities of each
particular system.
An Example of a Double
Guarantee System
Below is an example of
a double guarantee system. It also
shows how the systems are presented throughout the book. Each system is
given as a separate article including
1) a table of all possible wins, 2) comments on various characteristics of the system
such as minimality, balance and density, and 3) the system itself.
SYSTEM # 88: GUARANTEED TWO 4WINS IF
4 OF THE NUMBERS DRAWN ARE IN YOUR SET OF
10 NUMBERS
© Copyright 2012
1) Table of possible wins
Guessed

6

5

4

3

%

6

1



18

8

14.29




4

12

12

85.71

5



1

6

16

71.43






10

10

28.57

4





3

8

14.29






2

12

85.71

3







5

100.00

2) Comments
The best known single guarantee system (# 20)
has 20 combinations. The system
presented here gives you the double guarantee
in just 30 combinations. It also
guarantees ten 4wins (plus ten 3wins) if five of your numbers are
drawn, five 3wins if three of your numbers are in the draw, and four
5wins plus a number of other prizes if all of the numbers drawn are
guessed correctly. Of course, you can also win the jackpot plus some
extra cash. The system is EXCEPTIONALLY HIGHLY
BALANCED: Each number is in exactly 18 combinations, each pair
of numbers is in exactly 10 combinations and each triple is in exactly
5 combinations. It is also MATHEMATICALLY MINIMAL
for all of the above mentioned guarantees! This system even has an additional nice property: Every two
combinations differ in at least two numbers, that is, the combinations
are as 'apart' as possible. The
complete system would require 210 combinations.
1. 
1 
2 
3 
4 
5 
10 
16. 
1 
4 
5 
6 
8 
10 
2. 
1 
2 
3 
4 
7 
8 
17. 
1 
4 
5 
7 
8 
9 
3. 
1 
2 
3 
5 
6 
8 
18. 
1 
5 
6 
7 
9 
10 
4. 
1 
2 
3 
5 
7 
9 
19. 
2 
3 
4 
5 
8 
9 
5. 
1 
2 
3 
6 
9 
10 
20. 
2 
3 
4 
6 
7 
9 
6. 
1 
2 
4 
5 
6 
9 
21. 
2 
3 
4 
6 
8 
10 
7. 
1 
2 
4 
6 
7 
10 
22. 
2 
3 
5 
6 
7 
10 
8. 
1 
2 
4 
8 
9 
10 
23. 
2 
3 
7 
8 
9 
10 
9. 
1 
2 
5 
7 
8 
10 
24. 
2 
4 
5 
6 
7 
8 
10. 
1 
2 
6 
7 
8 
9 
25. 
2 
4 
5 
7 
9 
10 
11. 
1 
3 
4 
5 
6 
7 
26. 
2 
5 
6 
8 
9 
10 
12. 
1 
3 
4 
6 
8 
9 
27. 
3 
4 
5 
6 
9 
10 
13. 
1 
3 
4 
7 
9 
10 
28. 
3 
4 
5 
7 
8 
10 
14. 
1 
3 
5 
8 
9 
10 
29. 
3 
5 
6 
7 
8 
9 
15. 
1 
3 
6 
7 
8 
10 
30. 
4 
6 
7 
8 
9 
10 
Lotbook, © Copyright 2012
lotbook@telus.net
Keywords: lotto, wheeling,
system, lottery, systems, wheels, wheel, lotteries, lotto wheel, lotto
wheeling system, lotto system, lottery wheel, lottery wheeling system,
lottery system, lotto wheels, lotto systems, lottery wheels, wheeling
systems, lotto wheeling systems, lottery wheeling systems, lotto
combinations, lottery combinations, lotto book, lotto books, lottery
book, lottery systems, gail howard, lotto pool, lotto pools, lotto
syndicate, lotto syndicates, lotto results, lottery results, lottery
books, combinatorial, design, lotto tips, lotto strategies, lottery
tips, lottery startegies, lotto numbers, lottery numbers, lotto advice,
lottery advice, designs, combinatorics, guaranteed, win, wins,
winnings, jackpot, jackpots, balance, balanced, economical, payout,
payouts, betting, bets, bet, wager, wagering, wagers.
The lottery systems can be used for any of the following lotto games:
Classic Lotto, Cash Lotto, Florida Lotto, Lotto South, Hoosier Lotto,
Freeplay Replay, Kansas Cash, Mass Millions, Megabucks, Michigan
Millions, Super Lotto, Lotto Texas, Cash 25, SuperCash, Jamaica
Lottery, Western 649, Western 6/49, BC 49, Ontario 49, Quebec 49, OZ
Lotto, Gold Lotto, SA Lotto, Tatslotto, Saturday Lotto, National
Lottery, 6/45 Toto, Pick6, Singapore toto, 6/42 Jackpot, Irish lotto,
Singapore toto, Super 6/49, Loto 6/49, Swiss Lotto, Lotto 6, loto 6,
toto 6, lotto Australia, australian lotto, UK lotto, UK lottery,
national lotto, lotto india, Western lotto, Ontario lotto, BC lotto,
Quebec lotto, el gordo, Swiss lotto, bono loto, la primitiva, Taiwan
lotto, Hong Kong lotto, Hong Kong mark six, Jamaica lotto, AZ lotto, CO
lotto, CT lotto, DC lotto, DE lotto, FL lotto, GA lotto, IL lotto, IN
lotto, IA lotto, KS lotto, KY lotto, LA lotto, ME lotto, MD lotto, MA
lotto, MI lotto, MO lotto, NH lotto, NJ lotto, NY lotto, OH lotto, OR
lotto, PA lotto, TN lotto, TX lotto, VT lotto, VA lotto, WA lotto, WV
lotto, WI lotto, Arizona lotto, Colorado lotto, Connecticut lotto,
District of Columbia lotto, Delaware lotto Florida lotto, Georgia
lotto, Illinois lotto, Indiana lotto, Iowa lotto, Kansas lotto,
Kentucky lotto, Louisiana lotto, Maine lotto, Maryland lotto
Massachusetts lotto, Michigan lotto, Missouri lotto, New Hampshire
lotto, New Jersey lotto, New York lotto, Ohio lotto, Oregon lotto,
Pennsylvania lotto, Tennessee lotto, Texas lotto, Vermont lotto,
Virginia lotto, Washington lotto, West Virginia lotto, Wisconsin lotto.