I just got myself a flyback transformer and an electrical ballast for fluorescent lamps as I heard those can be used together.
The electrical ballast is supposed to generate a high frequency which is exactly what a flyback needs to generate high voltage arcs.
I identified the primary coil of the transformer (it has a 1.8Ohm resistance, the other coils have a resistance of 0.8Ohm and lower) and connected everything but it didn't work. I didn't get sparks from any of the pins to the high voltage cable.
I am assuming that I'm not using the ballast correctly so I will include several pictures for you.
I hope one of you knows the answer to my problem.