How to Make a Lottery Wheel to Pick 3 or 4 Numbers

Lottery wheels can be used to select numbers at random. Generally, people will select the numbers they want to play, then a wheel will be used to choose winning numbers. Lotteries can be used to give out cash prizes or other gifts and can be a fun party game, as well. Create your own lottery wheel using items found in your home.


Step 1

Lay a paper plate on a flat surface.

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Step 2

Place a ruler in the center of the plate and use a marker to draw a line on the plate up against the ruler.

Step 3

Use the ruler, marker and a compass to divide each half of the plate into five equal parts, with the center line as a guide. You should have 10 parts when finished.


Step 4

Use the marker to number each section zero through nine, moving clockwise around the wheel.

Step 5

Poke a hole through the center of the wheel using a pushpin and push the pin into a wall to attach the wheel. Do not push the pin into the wall too tightly -- doing so will prevent the wheel from spinning.



Step 6

Place push pins at the zero, four, five and nine positions on the wall around the wheel.

Step 7

Spin the wheel. Whichever numbers land at each pushpin will be those selected for the lottery.

Things You'll Need

  • Paper plate

  • Ruler

  • Marker

  • Compass

  • Pushpins

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