There are two types of multi-number lottery games : games with one set of numbers and games with two sets. They are played by filling out a simple form.
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Multi-Number US Lottery Games

Multi-number lottery games are popular in the United States mainly because of the lucrative jackpots they offer. Every time there is no winner of the jackpot, the prize money rolls over to the next draw thus progressively increasing the top prizes of subsequent draws. Sometimes these jackpots reach several hundreds of millions of dollars alluring even those ardent lottery-haters and rendering them hyppocratic. Be it interstate games or proper state games, all the 43 states that play lotteries in the United States, play one form or another of a multi-number game.

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How to Play Multi-number Lottery Games

There is probably nothing easier in lottery games than playing multi-number games. Just fill in the 4, 5, or 6 numbers (as specified by the type of game) onto the play slip and hand it to the store clerk; pay the required amount and he/she will hand you the actual lottery ticket, then walk out of the store. Basically, that's all to it.

In one-number lottery games (3-Digit and 4-digit games), besides marking individual digits, you also have to select a play type and specify an amount for each one of your games. Also, depending on the type of play you have chosen, the order of the digits matters. In multi-number games, on the other hand, the order of the numbers doesn't matter; you don't have to specify the amount (unless you optionally choose to play that set of numbers for multiple draws); you don't have to specify the play type.

However, keep in mind that there are two types of multi-number games:
1. games where you select the 4, 5,or 6 numbers from one set of numbers, and
2. games where you select one more additional number from a second set of numbers.
The interstate game 2 by 2 is the only US lottery game that requires two numbers be selected from the second set. You can read the complete description and classification of US lottery games for more information.

The odds of winning multi-number games are rather high, but keep in mind that somebody wins, and it might as well be you in the next drawing. You can calculate the odds of winning your state lottery game by using our Odds calculator. Furthermore, you can wheel your favorite numbers by using our Full Wheel (Combinations Generator) provided for each multi-number game of your state. Please first read the information on lottery wheels, plus, about Full Lottery Wheels and Abbreviated Lottery Wheels.

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Notations Used to Designate Multi-number Lottery Games

Multi-Number Games are usually denoted by the abbreviation n/N, which means that you have to select n numbers from 1 to N. For example, a Lotto game where you have to select 6 numbers from 1 to 50 is denoted by 6/50.

For multi-number games with two sets, the notation is n/N + m/M, which means that you have to select n numbers from 1 to N from the first set and m more numbers from 1 to M from the second set. Except the multi-state lottery game called 2 By 2, where you have to select two numbers from both sets, all US lottery games that fall into this category are played by selecting only one number from the second set (i.e., m = 1). Thus, the abbreviation n/N + 1/M can be used for these games. The number selected from the second set is usually called the Mega Ball or the Extra Ball.

There are also some multi-number games where a bonus ball is drawn in addition to the regular numbers. These games are exactly the same as n/N games as far as the game playing is concerned.

For more information please see the complete list of United States lottery games and also the list of Multiple-state games.

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List of US Multi-number Lottery Games With One Set

The following is the full list of United States Multi-number games with one set of numbers to select from. You'll find data and analysis of each game such as most and least frequently drawn numbers, calenrdical display of the winning numbers, past winning number search, pairs analysis, wheels and combinations generators, and so on. Just click on the state game of your choice.

Arizona - Pick 5 Arizona - The Pick California - Fantasy 5
Colorado - Cash 5 Colorado - Lotto Colorado - Match Play
Connecticut - Cash 5 Connecticut - Classic Lotto Delaware - Multi-win Lotto
Florida - Fantasy 5 Florida - Lotto Georgia - Fantasy 5
Illinois - Little Lotto Illinois - Lotto Indiana - Lucky5
Indiana - Mix and Match Indiana - Hoosier Lotto Iowa - Cash Game
Kentucky - Three Line Lotto Louisiana - Easy 5 Louisiana - Lotto
Maryland - MultiMatch Massachusetts - Megabucks Massachusetts - Mass Cash
Massachusetts - Cash Winfall Michigan - Fantasy 5 Michigan - Lotto47
Minnesota - Northstar Cash Minnesota - Gopher 5 Missouri - Show Me Cash
Missouri - Lotto Montana - MT Cash Nebraska - Pick 5
New Jersey - Jersey Cash 5 New Jersey - Pick 6 Lotto New York - Take Five
New York - Sweet-Millions North Carolina - Cash 5 Ohio - Rolling Cash 5
Ohio - Classic Lotto Oklahoma - Cash 5 Oregon - Win for Life
Oregon - Megabucks Pennsylvania - Treasure Hunt Pennsylvania - Cash 5
South Carolina - Palmetto Cash 5 South Dakota - Dakota Cash Tennessee - Pick 5
Texas - Cash Five Texas - Lotto Texas Virginia - Cash 5
Washington - Hit 5 Washington - Lotto Wisconsin - Badger 5
Wisconsin - SuperCash! Wisconsin - Megabucks West Virginia - Cash 25

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List of US multi-number Lottery Games with One Set and a Bonus Number

The following is the full list of United States Multi-number games with one set of numbers to select from and where an additional bonus ball is drawn. You'll find data and analysis of each game such as most and least frequently drawn numbers, calenrdical display of the winning numbers, past winning number search, pairs analysis, wheels and combinations generators, and so on. Just click on the state game of your choice.

District Of Columbia - Daily 6 Maryland - Bonus Match 5 New Mexico - Roadrunner Cash
New York - Lotto Rhode Island - Wild Money

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List of US Multi-number Games With Two Sets

The following is the full list of United States Multi-number games with one set of numbers to select from and where an additional bonus ball is drawn. You'll find data and analysis of each game such as most and least frequently drawn numbers and extra ball numbers, calenrdical display of the winning numbers, past winning number search, pairs analysis (also pair with the extra ball number), wheels and combinations generators, and so on. Just click on the state game of your choice.

California - SuperLotto Plus Connecticut - Lucky-4-Life Florida - Mega Money
Kansas - Kansas Cash Kentucky - Cash Ball Texas - Texas Two Step
Arizona - 2 By 2
Multiple-state games
Hot Lotto Mega Millions Powerball
Wild_card2 Tri-state Weekly Grand Tri-state Megabucks Plus
2 By 2

Note that in the '2 By 2' games, 2 numbers have to be selected from both sets.

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Related pages:
Odds calculator for multi-number games
About lottery wheels
Full Lottery Wheels
Abbreviated Lottery Wheels
Description and classification of United States lottery games
List of US-state lottery games
List of US Multiple-state lottery games




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