This page illustrates how a lottery wheel works, using an analogy -- a simple comparison.
Let's briefly review two major advantages of lottery wheels.
First: If you're aiming for a prize in your game, a lottery wheel makes your numbers work together as a team toward winning that prize. Your numbers are combined in the most efficient way -- and at the lowest possible cost to you -- to get the job done.
Second: A lottery wheel shows you in advance what your playing options are. You will know how many numbers you will be playing in the wheel. You'll know how they will be combined, and you'll also know how many combinations you will have.
When you have some reliable lottery wheels ready to use, you have your tools for making combinations. You can then focus on the first requirement -- the job of choosing your numbers. If you can pick the right numbers, your wheeling systems will take care of the rest.
Carrying the Goods
Let's make a comparison, one that might seem strange at first. Let's compare a lottery wheeling system to a cart -- an ordinary wagon, such as you might use for carrying things around.
A cart will deliver goods for you to your destination. But you have a task to do before the cart can do its task. First, you must choose the kind of goods you want to carry, and load them into the cart.
That's not too different from what a wheel will do. When you play your game, you must load your wheel with the right kind of goods also -- enough numbers that will match your game's winning numbers. If you do this, your wheel will deliver the goods -- by putting your numbers into winning combinations.
However -- there are other requirements, both for the cart and for your wheel. In both cases, you must know the destination you are planning to reach. "Delivering the goods" is meaningless unless you have defined a place to deliver them to. Similarly, "putting your numbers into winning combinations" has no meaning unless you understand what "winning" means -- the prize goal that your wheel is supposed to reach.
This is easy to see. You would not use your cart to carry your goods a very great distance, or up a steep hill; you would find another means of transport. Likewise each wheeling system has its own prize 'destination'. A wheel that is made to capture a three-number win might come up with a higher win, or even the Jackpot -- but it was not designed to do that, and you should not be playing it with that goal in mind.
Another requirement is that both of them must be able to carry your intended load. Your cart cannot carry liquids if it has holes and it leaks -- but it might be able to carry solid objects. That is what it was designed to do.
Your wheel can "carry" -- actually, combine -- your numbers, but it will do so only according to how it was designed to work. For example, it might be combining your numbers into pairs; or, it might be putting a certain 'key' number into every combination it makes. If you understand how your wheel works, you will know how your numbers are being combined.
There is an extremely large variety of wheeling systems available around the world. Systems are available for Lotto and Keno play, and for the Pick-3 and Pick-4 'Daily' games as well. New systems are constantly being developed, and many lottery game players -- mathematicians, educators, and enthusiasts at all levels -- are dedicated to designing wheels, as well as making them more efficient and economical to play.
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