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State Lottery Report Card

This page is a work-in-progress, and will continue expand in scope and functionality over time.  Although the title is "State Lottery Report Card", this report card includes Canada and United Kingdom lotteries, in addition to the United States.

States (jurisdictions) with a higher proportion of games using traditional lottery ball machines receive higher rankings in this report card than those using computer random number generators.

Lottery Post is a proponent of true lottery drawings using player-visible drawing methods.  Even though states using computers claim that they are auditable and valid, Lottery Post believes the transparency and common sense approach of using mechanical drawing machines provides a more fun and confidence-inspiring experience for the lottery player, and therefore we recommend players seek out those games using real lottery drawing equipment.

If you want to help boost your state's rankings (or keep your state ranked high), we urge you to contact your state Lottery Director and government representatives, and let them know you don't want computerized lottery drawings.  Also, be sure to sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings.

Grade: A+

  • Connecticut (100% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: 5 Card Cash, Cash 5, Lotto, Lucky for Life, Mega Millions, Play 3 Day, Play 3 Night, Play 4 Day, Play 4 Night, Powerball
    Computerized: none
  • Florida (100% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Cash 3 Evening, Cash 3 Midday, Fantasy 5, Lotto, Lucky Money, Mega Millions, Play 4 Evening, Play 4 Midday, Powerball
    Computerized: none
  • Illinois (100% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Hit or Miss Drive Time, Hit or Miss Evening, Hit or Miss Midday, Hit or Miss Morning, Lotto, Lucky Day Lotto Evening, Lucky Day Lotto Midday, Mega Millions, My3 Evening, My3 Midday, Pick 3 Evening, Pick 3 Midday, Pick 4 Evening, Pick 4 Midday, Powerball
    Computerized: none
  • Ireland (100% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Daily Million, Daily Million Plus, Euro Millions, Lotto, Lotto Plus 1, Lotto Plus 2, Plus
    Computerized: none
  • Massachusetts (100% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Lucky for Life, Mass Cash, Mega Millions, Megabucks Doubler, Numbers Game Evening, Numbers Game Midday, Powerball
    Computerized: none
  • New Jersey (100% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Cash4Life, Jersey Cash 5, Mega Millions, Pick 3 Evening, Pick 3 Midday, Pick 4 Evening, Pick 4 Midday, Pick 6, Powerball
    Computerized: none
  • New York (100% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Cash4Life, Lotto, Mega Millions, Numbers Evening, Numbers Midday, Pick 10, Powerball, Take 5, Win 4 Evening, Win 4 Midday
    Computerized: none
  • North Carolina (100% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Cash 5, Mega Millions, Pick 3 Daytime, Pick 3 Evening, Pick 4 Daytime, Pick 4 Evening, Powerball
    Computerized: none
  • Ohio (100% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Classic Lotto, Kicker, Mega Millions, Pick 3 Evening, Pick 3 Midday, Pick 4 Evening, Pick 4 Midday, Pick 5 Evening, Pick 5 Midday, Powerball, Rolling Cash 5
    Computerized: none
  • Rhode Island (100% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Lucky for Life, Mega Millions, Numbers Game Evening, Numbers Game Midday, Powerball, Wild Money
    Computerized: none
  • South Carolina (100% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Mega Millions, Palmetto Cash 5, Pick 3 Evening, Pick 3 Midday, Pick 4 Evening, Pick 4 Midday, Powerball
    Computerized: none
  • Texas (100% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: All or Nothing Day, All or Nothing Evening, All or Nothing Morning, All or Nothing Night, Cash 5, Daily 4 Day, Daily 4 Evening, Daily 4 Morning, Daily 4 Night, Lotto Texas, Mega Millions, Pick 3 Day, Pick 3 Evening, Pick 3 Morning, Pick 3 Night, Powerball, Texas Two Step
    Computerized: none
  • Virginia (100% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Cash 5 Day, Cash 5 Night, Decades of Dollars, Mega Millions, Pick 3 Day, Pick 3 Night, Pick 4 Day, Pick 4 Night, Powerball, Win For Life
    Computerized: none

Grade: A

  • Ontario (94% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Canada Lotto 6/49, Daily Keno Evening, Daily Keno Midday, Early Bird, Encore Evening, Encore Midday, Lottario, Lotto Max, MegaDice Lotto, Ontario 49, Pick 2 Evening, Pick 2 Midday, Pick 3 Evening, Pick 3 Midday, Pick 4 Evening, Pick 4 Midday, Poker Lotto
    Computerized: Lotto 6/49 Guaranteed Prize Draw
  • Québec (93% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Astro, Banco, Canada Lotto 6/49, Extra, La Mini, La Quotidienne 3, La Quotidienne 4, Lotto :D, Lotto Max, Lotto Poker, Québec 49, Québec Max, Sprinto, Triplex
    Computerized: Lotto 6/49 Guaranteed Prize Draw
  • Maine (90% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Gimme 5, Lucky for Life, Mega Millions, Powerball, Tri-State Megabucks Plus, Tri-State Pick 3 Day, Tri-State Pick 3 Evening, Tri-State Pick 4 Day, Tri-State Pick 4 Evening
    Computerized: Hot Lotto
  • New Hampshire (90% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Gimme 5, Lucky for Life, Mega Millions, Powerball, Tri-State Megabucks Plus, Tri-State Pick 3 Day, Tri-State Pick 3 Evening, Tri-State Pick 4 Day, Tri-State Pick 4 Evening
    Computerized: Hot Lotto
  • Vermont (90% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Gimme 5, Lucky for Life, Mega Millions, Powerball, Tri-State Megabucks Plus, Tri-State Pick 3 Day, Tri-State Pick 3 Evening, Tri-State Pick 4 Day, Tri-State Pick 4 Evening
    Computerized: Hot Lotto
  • Maryland (89% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Bonus Match 5, Mega Millions, Multi-Match, Pick 3 Evening, Pick 3 Midday, Pick 4 Evening, Pick 4 Midday, Powerball
    Computerized: 5 Card Cash
  • Puerto Rico (89% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Loto, Pega 2 Noche, Pega 2 Día, Pega 3 Noche, Pega 3 Día, Pega 4 Noche, Pega 4 Día, Revancha
    Computerized: none
    Unknown: Lotería Tradicional
  • West Virginia (83% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Cash 25, Daily 3, Daily 4, Mega Millions, Powerball
    Computerized: Hot Lotto

Grade: B

  • Kentucky (80% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Cash Ball, Decades of Dollars, Mega Millions, Pick 3 Evening, Pick 3 Midday, Pick 4 Evening, Pick 4 Midday, Powerball
    Computerized: 5 Card Cash, Kicker
  • UK National (80% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Euro Millions, Lotto 6/49, Lotto HotPicks, Thunderball
    Computerized: Millionaire Raffle
  • Germany (78% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: EuroJackpot, GlücksSpirale, Keno, Lotto 6aus49, Plus 5, Spiel 77, Super 6
    Computerized: none
    Unknown: Toto Auswahlwette, Toto Ergebniswette
  • Georgia (71% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Cash 3 Evening, Cash 3 Midday, Cash 4 Evening, Cash 4 Midday, Decades of Dollars, Fantasy 5, Georgia Five Evening, Georgia Five Midday, Mega Millions, Powerball
    Computerized: All or Nothing Day, All or Nothing Evening, All or Nothing Morning, All or Nothing Night
  • Montana (71% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: 10 Spot Evening, 10 Spot Midday, Mega Millions, Montana Cash, Powerball
    Computerized: Hot Lotto, Wild Card 2
  • Atlantic Canada (64% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Atlantic 49, Bucko, Canada Lotto 6/49, Keno Atlantic, Lotto Max, Pik 4, Tag
    Computerized: Atlantic 49 Guaranteed Prize Draw, Lotto 6/49 Guaranteed Prize Draw, Salsa Bingo, ShaBam
  • Pennsylvania (64% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Big 4 Evening, Cash 5, Daily Number Evening, Match 6, Mega Millions, Powerball, Quinto Evening
    Computerized: Big 4 Midday, Daily Number Midday, Quinto Midday, Treasure Hunt

Grade: C

  • Michigan (60% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Daily 3 Evening, Daily 3 Midday, Daily 4 Evening, Daily 4 Midday, Mega Millions, Powerball
    Computerized: Classic Lotto 47, Fantasy 5, Keno, Poker Lotto
  • Indiana (50% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Daily 3 Evening, Daily 3 Midday, Daily 4 Evening, Daily 4 Midday, Mega Millions, Powerball
    Computerized: Cash 5, Hoosier Lotto, Mix and Match, Poker Lotto, Quick Draw Evening, Quick Draw Midday
  • Minnesota (50% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: All or Nothing Evening, All or Nothing Midday, Mega Millions, Powerball
    Computerized: Daily 3, Gopher 5, Hot Lotto, Northstar Cash
  • Iowa (44% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: All or Nothing Evening, All or Nothing Midday, Mega Millions, Powerball
    Computerized: Hot Lotto, Pick 3 Evening, Pick 3 Midday, Pick 4 Evening, Pick 4 Midday

Grade: D

  • Colorado (40% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Mega Millions, Powerball
    Computerized: Cash 5, Lotto, Pick 3
  • North Dakota (40% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Mega Millions, Powerball
    Computerized: 2by2, Hot Lotto, Wild Card 2
  • Oklahoma (40% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Mega Millions, Powerball
    Computerized: Cash 5, Hot Lotto, Pick 3
  • South Dakota (40% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Mega Millions, Powerball
    Computerized: Dakota Cash, Hot Lotto, Wild Card 2
  • Arkansas (38% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Decades of Dollars, Mega Millions, Powerball
    Computerized: Cash 3 Evening, Cash 3 Midday, Cash 4 Evening, Cash 4 Midday, Natural State Jackpot
  • California (38% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Mega Millions, Powerball, SuperLotto Plus
    Computerized: Daily 3 Evening, Daily 3 Midday, Daily 4, Daily Derby, Fantasy 5
  • British Columbia (33% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Canada Lotto 6/49, Lotto Max
    Computerized: BC/49, Extra, Lotto 6/49 Guaranteed Prize Draw, Poker Lotto
  • Kansas (33% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Mega Millions, Powerball
    Computerized: 2by2, Hot Lotto, Pick 3, Super Kansas Cash
  • Louisiana (33% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Mega Millions, Powerball
    Computerized: Easy 5, Lotto, Pick 3, Pick 4
  • Nebraska (33% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Mega Millions, Powerball
    Computerized: 2by2, MyDaY, Pick 3, Pick 5
  • New Mexico (33% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Mega Millions, Powerball
    Computerized: Hot Lotto, Pick 3 Day, Pick 3 Evening, Road Runner Cash
  • Idaho (29% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Mega Millions, Powerball
    Computerized: Hot Lotto, Pick 3 Day, Pick 3 Night, Weekly Grand, Wild Card 2
  • Washington (29% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Mega Millions, Powerball
    Computerized: Daily Game, Daily Keno, Hit 5, Lotto, Match 4
  • Western Canada (29% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Canada Lotto 6/49, Lotto Max
    Computerized: Extra, Lotto 6/49 Guaranteed Prize Draw, Pick 3, Western 49, Western Max
  • Arizona (25% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Mega Millions, Powerball
    Computerized: All or Nothing Evening, All or Nothing Morning, Fantasy 5, Pick 3, The Pick, Weekly Winnings
  • Wisconsin (25% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Mega Millions, Powerball
    Computerized: 5 Card Cash, Badger 5, Megabucks, Pick 3, Pick 4, Super Cash
  • Delaware (22% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Mega Millions, Powerball
    Computerized: Delaware Cash 5, Hot Lotto, Multi-Win Lotto, Play 3 Day, Play 3 Night, Play 4 Day, Play 4 Night
  • Missouri (22% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Mega Millions, Powerball
    Computerized: $250K Triple Play, Lotto, Pick 3 Evening, Pick 3 Midday, Pick 4 Evening, Pick 4 Midday, Show Me Cash
  • Oregon (22% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Mega Millions, Powerball
    Computerized: Lucky Lines, Megabucks, Pick 4 10pm, Pick 4 1pm, Pick 4 4pm, Pick 4 7pm, Win For Life
  • Washington, D.C. (22% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Mega Millions, Powerball
    Computerized: DC-3 Evening, DC-3 Midday, DC-4 Evening, DC-4 Midday, DC-5 Evening, DC-5 Midday, Hot Lotto

Grade: F

  • Tennessee (20% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Mega Millions, Powerball
    Computerized: Cash 3 Evening, Cash 3 Midday, Cash 3 Morning, Cash 4 Evening, Cash 4 Midday, Cash 4 Morning, Hot Lotto, Tennessee Cash