A six numbered lottery game is the most common and popular form of lottery game. As a general standard, players pick six numbers and match it against six numbers drawn either manually or via a drum that mixes up the balls. Variations of this system include a five number draw with a sixth bonus number drawn from a separate drum.
There are many popular six number lottery draws with the most popular draws coming from the US. The main difference between six and five number draws is that six number draws have a much higher winning odd against it. As such, the prizes are usually much higher in value due to rollovers. Six number lottery games usually are drawn twice weekly, with one midweek draw and one Saturday draw. The top jackpot is won with six matching number, but most six number lottery games also include consolation prizes for three or more matching numbers.
In Canada the national lottery is called Lotto 6/49. As the name suggests it is six numbers drawn from a pool of 49 balls at top Canadian casino sites. Wednesdays and Saturdays are the draw days. BC 49 is the same draw but run by the district of British Columbia. In Quebec they have the Quebec 49 while the Western Canada Lottery Corporation runs the Western 649. The Ontario district also has the same style lottery draw called the Ontario 49 but additionally they have the Lottario which is six numbers drawn from a 45 ball pool on Saturdays.
On Wednesdays the Scandinavian Viking Lotto is drawn. The draw is taken from a 48 ball pool. Ireland’s National lottery is drawn from a 47 ball pool on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Switzerland and Liechtenstein used to run the International Lottery in Liechtenstein Foundation’s 49 ball Wednesday lottery. This lottery was one of the first state run Internet lottery before the company went bankrupt.
The United States has multiple national and regional lotteries that vary a lot in their ball pool and jackpot prizes. West Virginia runs the Cash 25 draw that features a 25 ball pool that the winning numbers are drawn from. The draw takes place on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. The Lotto Texas draw is drawn from a 54 ball pool on Wednesdays and Saturdays. New York features the Lotto draw on Wednesdays and Saturdays with six numbers drawn from a 59 ball pool. Indiana’s Hoosier Lotto is a 48 ball draw that takes place on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The Florida lotto is a 53 ball draw that takes place on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Classic Lotto 47 is the lotto draw in Michigan. It also takes place on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Wisconsin runs the SuperCash! Daily draw from a pool of 39 balls. Delaware also features a great odds lotto called the Multi-Win Lotto. Its drawn three days a week from a pool of 35 balls. The draw takes place Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Australia has the National lottery that draws six numbers from a 45 ball pool on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. The New Zealand lotto is a six number set drawn from a 40 number pool on Saturdays.