LOTTERY ODDS CALCULATOR
How does the lottery odds calculator work?
Begin by typing in the following values:

Balls to be drawn: how many balls are drawn from the pool. For example, in a Lotto game, the machine chooses 6 winning numbers.

Number of matches: how many matches satisfy you? In this example, you can match up to 6 numbers. The lower this number will be, the higher the chances of winning.

The number of balls in the pool: the total number of balls that can be chosen. For example, if your lottery coupon includes numbers from 1 to 60, then there are 60 balls in the pool.
The lottery calculator will determine the probability of winning such a lottery (in other words, the odds) as 1 to x. This means that if you play x times, you will most probably win only once. Also, check out our Lottery Number Generator and Success Odds Calculator from The LotteryNigeria
Bonus balls
Some lotteries include a bonus ball that is drawn after the initial balls. Our calculator allows you to take into consideration two types of bonus balls:

Bonus balls are taken from the remaining pool. In this case, an additional ball is chosen from the pool to give players who hit all but one number a chance for a better prize. For example, in a game where you choose 6 numbers of 59, a seventh ball is randomly selected. Let’s assume that you matched 5 out of 6 numbers. Our calculator tells you what are the odds of the sixth number you chose being on the bonus ball.
Number of matches is set by default to m1. That means that if you initially wanted to match 6 balls, the lottery calculator will find the odds of matching 5 balls and a bonus ball.

Bonus balls are taken from a bonus pool. In this case, bonus balls are randomly picked from a separate pool. That means that one number can come up twice. Our lottery odds calculator finds out the chances of you getting m matches and picking a bonus ball number. For example, if you want to hit a jackpot (6 matches out of 6 numbers), this calculator will find the odds of matching six numbers and a bonus ball.

Balls to be drawn: number of balls drawn from the bonus pool.

Matches with bonus pool: how many numbers from your lottery ticket should come up in the bonus pool?

Balls in the bonus pool: total number of balls in the bonus pool. It can be but does not have to, be equal to the number of balls in the initial pool.