Many people have said that the National Lotto is rubbish compared to the Irish Lotto but they don't seem to realise that you can pick 6 numbers for only 1 pound and win with either 3, 4, 5, 5 and the bonus or all 6.
So despite many people thinking that the National Lotto odds are rubbish let's have a further look at this.
You pick your 6 numbers for your £1 and they are split into the following -
20 x Trebles
15 x Fourfolds
6 x Fivefolds
6 x Fivefolds & Bonus Ball
1 X Sixfold
This is a total of 48 bets for your £1, compared to just 1 bet for your £1 on the Irish Lotto.
Say you pick 3 numbers on the Irish Lotto and do the 6 number draw, if they all come out you will win between £575 & £600 depending on which bookie you use, that's great if you are lucky enough to have your numbers drawn out.
If your like me and you often get 2 numbers and then end up winning nothing, maybe it's time for a change.
For less odds you can increase your chances of winning by using the Bonus Ball, so instead of having to pick 3 numbers from the 6 main numbers drawn you actually pick from 7, the main numbers and the Bonus Ball, you often win around £300 for predicting 3 from 7.
How about stretching the perms a bit further and picking 4 numbers and crossing them for any 3 and all 4.
This is 5 bets, 4 x trebles and a fourfold, if like me you do all 3 draws every Saturday & Wednesday then this can run quite expensive so i would normally perm these for just 20p's and this would cost just £1 per draw, a total of £6 per week.
If i am lucky enough to get 3 numbers drawn i would win £60 as i always include the bonus ball and if i was lucky enough to get all 4 drawn then i would win over £800 for my £1.
If i didn't include the bonus ball my returns for 3 numbers would be around £120 and for all 4 numbers it would be around £1,800.
I normally pick the same 4 numbers every draw - 11, 22, 33 & 44 and on the odd occasion i would do another bet with the numbers 10, 20, 30 & 40 and still only for 20p bets.
This week only (Saturday 29th December) i have decided to do a different perm and have decided to pick all 8 numbers and perm them for any 4 and any 5 with the bonus ball included.
The 8 numbers picked work out as -
70 x Fourfolds & 56 x Fivefolds
Again, using the 7 number draw i have done the Fourfolds for 2p unit stakes and the Fivefolds for 1p unit stakes, a total of just £1.96 per draw and covering all 3 draws.
If i am lucky enough to get 4 numbers drawn from the 7 drawn i will win £60.
I just thought i would give it a go and try something new.
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