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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
  • 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, 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Virginia (100% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: $1,000,000 Money Ball, Cash 5 Day, Cash 5 Night, Decades of Dollars, Mega Millions, Pick 3 Day, Pick 3 Night, Pick 4 Day, Pick 4 Night, Powerball
    Computerized: none
  • Wyoming (100% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Mega Millions, Powerball
    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
  • Texas (94% 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: Monopoly Millionaires' Club
  • 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
  • New York (91% 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: Monopoly Millionaires' Club
  • Florida (90% 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: Monopoly Millionaires' Club
  • New Jersey (90% 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: Monopoly Millionaires' Club
  • Puerto Rico (90% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Loto, Pega 2 Noche, Pega 2 Día, Pega 3 Noche, Pega 3 Día, Pega 4 Noche, Pega 4 Día, Powerball, Revancha
    Computerized: none
    Unknown: Lotería Tradicional
  • 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
  • Rhode Island (86% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Lucky for Life, Mega Millions, Numbers Game Evening, Numbers Game Midday, Powerball, Wild Money
    Computerized: Monopoly Millionaires' Club
  • West Virginia (83% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Cash 25, Daily 3, Daily 4, Mega Millions, Powerball
    Computerized: Hot Lotto
  • Maine (82% 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, Monopoly Millionaires' Club
  • New Hampshire (82% 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, Monopoly Millionaires' Club

Grade: B

  • Maryland (80% 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, Monopoly Millionaires' Club
  • 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
  • Montana (71% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: 10 Spot Evening, 10 Spot Midday, Mega Millions, Montana Cash, Powerball
    Computerized: Hot Lotto, Wild Card 2
  • Kentucky (70% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Cash Ball, Mega Millions, Pick 3 Evening, Pick 3 Midday, Pick 4 Evening, Pick 4 Midday, Powerball
    Computerized: 5 Card Cash, Kicker, Monopoly Millionaires' Club
  • North Carolina (70% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Cash 5, Mega Millions, Pick 3 Daytime, Pick 3 Evening, Pick 4 Daytime, Pick 4 Evening, Powerball
    Computerized: All or Nothing Day, All or Nothing Evening, Monopoly Millionaires' Club
  • Georgia (64% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Cash 3 Evening, Cash 3 Midday, Cash 4 Evening, Cash 4 Midday, 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, Monopoly Millionaires' Club
  • 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

Grade: C

  • Pennsylvania (58% 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, Monopoly Millionaires' Club, Quinto Midday, Treasure Hunt
  • Michigan (55% 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, Monopoly Millionaires' Club, Poker Lotto
  • Minnesota (44% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: All or Nothing Evening, All or Nothing Midday, Mega Millions, Powerball
    Computerized: Daily 3, Gopher 5, Hot Lotto, Monopoly Millionaires' Club, Northstar Cash

Grade: D

  • Colorado (40% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Mega Millions, Powerball
    Computerized: Cash 5, Lotto, Pick 3
  • Iowa (40% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: All or Nothing Evening, All or Nothing Midday, Mega Millions, Powerball
    Computerized: Hot Lotto, Monopoly Millionaires' Club, Pick 3 Evening, Pick 3 Midday, Pick 4 Evening, Pick 4 Midday
  • 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
  • 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
  • Indiana (38% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Daily 3 Evening, Daily 3 Midday, Daily 4 Evening, Daily 4 Midday, Mega Millions, Powerball
    Computerized: Bingo To Go Early Evening, Bingo To Go Evening, Bingo To Go Midday, Bingo To Go Morning, Cash 5, Hoosier Lotto, Monopoly Millionaires' Club, Poker Lotto, Quick Draw Evening, Quick Draw Midday
  • 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
  • South Dakota (33% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Mega Millions, Powerball
    Computerized: Dakota Cash, Hot Lotto, Monopoly Millionaires' Club, Wild Card 2
  • Idaho (29% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Mega Millions, Powerball
    Computerized: Hot Lotto, Pick 3 Day, Pick 3 Night, Weekly Grand, Wild Card 2
  • New Mexico (29% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Mega Millions, Powerball
    Computerized: Hot Lotto, Monopoly Millionaires' Club, Pick 3 Day, Pick 3 Evening, Road Runner Cash
  • 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
  • Arkansas (25% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Mega Millions, Powerball
    Computerized: Cash 3 Evening, Cash 3 Midday, Cash 4 Evening, Cash 4 Midday, Monopoly Millionaires' Club, Natural State Jackpot
  • Wisconsin (25% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Mega Millions, Powerball
    Computerized: 5 Card Cash, Badger 5, Megabucks, Pick 3, Pick 4, Super Cash
  • Arizona (22% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Mega Millions, Powerball
    Computerized: All or Nothing Evening, All or Nothing Morning, Fantasy 5, Monopoly Millionaires' Club, Pick 3, The Pick, Weekly Winnings
  • 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
  • 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

Grade: F

  • Missouri (20% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Mega Millions, Powerball
    Computerized: $250K Triple Play, Lotto, Monopoly Millionaires' Club, Pick 3 Evening, Pick 3 Midday, Pick 4 Evening, Pick 4 Midday, Show Me Cash
  • Washington, D.C. (20% 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, Monopoly Millionaires' Club
  • Tennessee (18% 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, Monopoly Millionaires' Club, Tennessee Cash