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Last Updated: September 8, 2015

Lucky 5

Introduction

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.

Rules



  1. Every five minutes a lovely dealer will appear to draw five balls out of 36 from a large hopper full of balls.
  2. The balls are grouped into four colors of nine numbers each. The colors are blue, red, green, and white.
  3. 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.

Analysis



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."

Lucky 5

Bet Pays Combinations Probability Return
More odds 1.9 188,496 0.500000 0.950000
More evens 1.9 188,496 0.500000 0.950000
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 odd 1.9 188,496 0.500000 0.950000
Sum even 1.9 188,496 0.500000 0.950000
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


Footnotes:

* 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.

More Screenshots



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.











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