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Lucky 5 is a lottery-based game found as a live-dealer game at Internet casinos using Betgames.tv sofware. The game is based on a draw of five out of 36 balls.
- Every five minutes a lovely dealer will appear to draw five balls out of 36 from a large hopper full of balls.
- The balls are grouped into four colors of nine numbers each. The colors are blue, red, green, and white.
- There are a host of bets the player may make on the ball draw. To avoid repeating myself, please see the full list in the analysis section.
The following table shows all the available bets, what they pay, the number of winning combinations out of 376,992, the probability of winning, and the return to the player. All wins are on a "for one" basis, meaning this is the total amount a winning bet will get back. Many bets involved one or more colors. For example, at least 1.5 white balls will be drawn. To avoid repeating myself, I listed such bets once only and said "chosen color."
|Selected ball will appear||6.8||52,360||0.138889||0.944444|
|Selected ball will not appear||1.1||324,632||0.861111||0.947222|
|Two selected balls will appear||50||5,984||0.015873||0.793651|
|Three selected balls will appear||500||528||0.001401||0.700280|
|Sum under 92.5||1.9||188,496||0.500000||0.950000|
|Sum over 92.5||1.9||188,496||0.500000||0.950000|
|At least one white ball||1.2||296,262||0.785858||0.943029|
|No white balls||4.4||80,730||0.214142||0.942227|
|Under 1.5 white* balls||1.5||238,680||0.633117||0.949675|
|Over 1.5 white* balls||2.55||138,312||0.366883||0.935552|
|Under 2.5 white* balls||1.04||343,980||0.912433||0.948930|
|Over 2.5 white* balls||10||33,012||0.087567||0.875668|
|Over 3.5 white* balls||50||3,528||0.009358||0.467914|
|Exactly 1 white* balls||1.6||157,950||0.418974||0.670359|
|Exactly 2 white* balls||3.35||105,300||0.279316||0.935710|
|Exactly 3 white* balls||12||29,484||0.078209||0.938503|
|Exactly 4 white* balls||60||3,402||0.009024||0.541444|
|Exactly 5 white* balls||1000||126||0.000334||0.334225|
|Three or more same color balls||2.7||132,048||0.350267||0.945722|
|Four or more same color balls||15||14,112||0.037433||0.561497|
|Five same color balls||250||504||0.001337||0.334225|
|More white and green than red and blue**||1.9||188,496||0.500000||0.950000|
|Equal red and blue balls***||3.65||97,992||0.259931||0.948749|
|More red balls than blue balls***||2.55||139,500||0.370034||0.943588|
* Player may make this bet on any color, not just white.
** Player may choose any two colors to outnumber any other two.
*** Player may bet this bet based on any two colors.
I think the lovely dealers are the main reason for playing this game. That said, here are some screenshots of more of them. These were taken when a different studio was used.
- Lucky 7 — Another lottery game by the same company, with a draw of seven balls out of 42.
Written by: Michael Shackleford