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State Lottery Report Card

This page is a work-in-progress, and may 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+

  • Maryland (100% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Bonus Match 5, Cash4Life, Mega Millions, Multi-Match, Pick 3 Evening, Pick 3 Midday, Pick 4 Evening, Pick 4 Midday, Pick 5 Evening, Pick 5 Midday, Powerball, Powerball Double Play
    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, Powerball Double Play
    Computerized: none
  • New York (100% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Cash4Life, Lotto, Mega Millions, Numbers Evening, Numbers Midday, Pick 10, Powerball, Take 5 Evening, Take 5 Midday, Win 4 Evening, Win 4 Midday
    Computerized: none
  • Puerto Rico (100% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Lotería Tradicional, Loto Cash, Pega 2 Noche, Pega 2 Día, Pega 3 Noche, Pega 3 Día, Pega 4 Noche, Pega 4 Día, Powerball, Powerball Double Play, Revancha
    Computerized: none
  • South Carolina (100% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Cash Pop Evening, Cash Pop Midday, Mega Millions, Palmetto Cash 5, Pick 3 Evening, Pick 3 Midday, Pick 4 Evening, Pick 4 Midday, Powerball, Powerball Double Play
    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
  • West Virginia (100% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Cash 25, Daily 3, Daily 4, Lotto America, Mega Millions, Powerball
    Computerized: none

Grade: A

  • Ohio (92% 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: Lucky for Life
  • Ireland (90% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Daily Million 2pm, Daily Million 9pm, Daily Million Plus 2pm, Daily Million Plus 9pm, Euro Millions, Lotto, Lotto Plus 1, Lotto Plus 2, Plus
    Computerized: none
    Unknown: Lotto Plus Raffle
  • Connecticut (89% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Cash 5, Lotto, Mega Millions, Play 3 Day, Play 3 Night, Play 4 Day, Play 4 Night, Powerball
    Computerized: Lucky for Life
  • New Hampshire (89% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Gimme 5, 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: Lucky for Life
  • Vermont (89% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Gimme 5, 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: Lucky for Life
  • Iowa (88% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Lotto America, Mega Millions, Pick 3 Evening, Pick 3 Midday, Pick 4 Evening, Pick 4 Midday, Powerball
    Computerized: Lucky for Life
  • North Carolina (88% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Cash 5, Mega Millions, Pick 3 Daytime, Pick 3 Evening, Pick 4 Daytime, Pick 4 Evening, Powerball
    Computerized: Lucky for Life
  • Massachusetts (86% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Mass Cash, Mega Millions, Megabucks Doubler, Numbers Game Evening, Numbers Game Midday, Powerball
    Computerized: Lucky for Life
  • United Kingdom (86% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Euro Millions, EuroMillions HotPicks, Lotto, Lotto HotPicks, Set for Life, Thunderball
    Computerized: Millionaire Raffle
  • Italy (83% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: EuroJackpot, Lotto, MillionDay, SiVinceTutto, SuperEnalotto
    Computerized: VinciCasa
  • Rhode Island (83% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Mega Millions, Numbers Game Evening, Numbers Game Midday, Powerball, Wild Money
    Computerized: Lucky for Life
  • Maine (82% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Gimme 5, Lotto America, 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: Lucky for Life, World Poker Tour

Grade: B

  • 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
  • Florida (75% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Cash4Life, Fantasy 5, Jackpot Triple Play, Lotto, Mega Millions, Pick 2 Evening, Pick 2 Midday, Pick 3 Evening, Pick 3 Midday, Pick 4 Evening, Pick 4 Midday, Pick 5 Evening, Pick 5 Midday, Powerball, Powerball Double Play
    Computerized: Cash Pop Afternoon, Cash Pop Evening, Cash Pop Late Night, Cash Pop Matinee, Cash Pop Morning
  • Ontario (75% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Daily Keno Evening, Daily Keno Midday, Early Bird, Encore Evening, Encore Midday, Lottario, 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: Canada Lotto 6/49, Daily Grand, Lotto 6/49 Guaranteed Prize Draw, Lotto Max, Wheel of Fortune Lotto
  • Georgia (72% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Cash 3 Evening, Cash 3 Midday, Cash 3 Night, Cash 4 Evening, Cash 4 Midday, Cash 4 Night, Cash4Life, Fantasy 5, Georgia Five Evening, Georgia Five Midday, Jumbo Bucks Lotto, Mega Millions, Powerball
    Computerized: Cash Pop Drive Time, Cash Pop Early Bird, Cash Pop Matinee, Cash Pop Night Owl, Cash Pop Primetime
  • Pennsylvania (67% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Cash 5, Cash4Life, Match 6, Mega Millions, Pick 2 Evening, Pick 3 Evening, Pick 4 Evening, Pick 5 Evening, Powerball, Powerball Double Play
    Computerized: Pick 2 Day, Pick 3 Day, Pick 4 Day, Pick 5 Day, Treasure Hunt
  • South Dakota (67% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Lotto America, Mega Millions, Powerball, Powerball Double Play
    Computerized: Dakota Cash, Lucky for Life
  • Virginia (64% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Bank a Million, Cash 5, Cash4Life, Mega Millions, Pick 3 Day, Pick 3 Night, Pick 4 Day, Pick 4 Night, Powerball
    Computerized: Cash Pop After Hours, Cash Pop Coffee Break, Cash Pop Lunch Break, Cash Pop Prime Time, Cash Pop Rush Hour
  • Indiana (62% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Cash4Life, Daily 3 Evening, Daily 3 Midday, Daily 4 Evening, Daily 4 Midday, Mega Millions, Powerball, Powerball Double Play
    Computerized: Cash 5, Hoosier Lotto, Hoosier Lotto +PLUS, Quick Draw Evening, Quick Draw Midday

Grade: C

  • North Dakota (60% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Lotto America, Mega Millions, Powerball
    Computerized: 2by2, Lucky for Life
  • Michigan (58% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Daily 3 Evening, Daily 3 Midday, Daily 4 Evening, Daily 4 Midday, Mega Millions, Powerball, Powerball Double Play
    Computerized: Fantasy 5, Keno, Lotto 47, Lucky for Life, Poker Lotto
  • Montana (57% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Lotto America, Mega Millions, Powerball, Powerball Double Play
    Computerized: Big Sky Bonus, Lucky for Life, Montana Cash
  • Minnesota (50% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Lotto America, Mega Millions, Powerball
    Computerized: Gopher 5, North 5, Pick 3
  • Oklahoma (50% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Lotto America, Mega Millions, Powerball
    Computerized: Cash 5, Lucky for Life, Pick 3
  • Tennessee (42% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Cash4Life, Lotto America, Mega Millions, Powerball, Powerball Double Play
    Computerized: Cash 3 Evening, Cash 3 Midday, Cash 3 Morning, Cash 4 Evening, Cash 4 Midday, Cash 4 Morning, Tennessee Cash

Grade: D

  • Missouri (40% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Cash4Life, Mega Millions, Powerball, Powerball Double Play
    Computerized: Lotto, Pick 3 Evening, Pick 3 Midday, Pick 4 Evening, Pick 4 Midday, Show Me Cash
  • Wyoming (40% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Mega Millions, Powerball
    Computerized: 2by2, Cowboy Draw, Lucky for Life
  • 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
  • Colorado (38% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Mega Millions, Powerball, Powerball Double Play
    Computerized: Cash 5, Colorado Lotto+, Lucky for Life, Pick 3 Evening, Pick 3 Midday
  • Kansas (38% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Lotto America, Mega Millions, Powerball
    Computerized: 2by2, Lucky for Life, Pick 3 Evening, Pick 3 Midday, Super Kansas Cash
  • New Mexico (38% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Lotto America, Mega Millions, Powerball
    Computerized: Pick 3 Day, Pick 3 Evening, Pick 4 Day, Pick 4 Evening, Road Runner Cash
  • Washington (38% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Mega Millions, Powerball, Powerball Double Play
    Computerized: Daily Keno, Hit 5, Lotto, Match 4, Pick 3
  • Arizona (33% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Mega Millions, Powerball
    Computerized: Fantasy 5, Pick 3, The Pick, Triple Twist
  • Delaware (33% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Lotto America, Mega Millions, Powerball
    Computerized: Lucky for Life, Multi-Win Lotto, Play 3 Day, Play 3 Night, Play 4 Day, Play 4 Night
  • Louisiana (29% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Mega Millions, Powerball
    Computerized: Easy 5, Lotto, Pick 3, Pick 4, Pick 5
  • Mississippi (29% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Mega Millions, Powerball
    Computerized: Cash 3 Eve, Cash 3 Midday, Cash 4 Eve, Cash 4 Midday, Match 5
  • Nebraska (29% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Mega Millions, Powerball
    Computerized: 2by2, Lucky for Life, MyDaY, Pick 3, Pick 5
  • Arkansas (25% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Mega Millions, Powerball
    Computerized: Cash 3 Evening, Cash 3 Midday, Cash 4 Evening, Cash 4 Midday, Lucky for Life, Natural State Jackpot
  • Idaho (25% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Lotto America, Mega Millions, Powerball
    Computerized: 2by2, 5 Star Draw, Idaho Cash, Lucky for Life, Pick 3 Day, Pick 3 Night, Pick 4 Day, Pick 4 Night, Weekly Grand
  • Kentucky (25% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Mega Millions, Powerball
    Computerized: Cash Ball 225, Lucky for Life, Pick 3 Evening, Pick 3 Midday, Pick 4 Evening, Pick 4 Midday
  • Illinois (22% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Mega Millions, Powerball
    Computerized: Lotto, Lucky Day Lotto Evening, Lucky Day Lotto Midday, Pick 3 Evening, Pick 3 Midday, Pick 4 Evening, Pick 4 Midday
  • 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

  • Washington, D.C. (18% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Mega Millions, Powerball
    Computerized: DC-2 Evening, DC-2 Midday, DC-3 Evening, DC-3 Midday, DC-4 Evening, DC-4 Midday, DC-5 Evening, DC-5 Midday, Lucky for Life
  • Wisconsin (18% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: Mega Millions, Powerball
    Computerized: All or Nothing Eve, All or Nothing Mid, Badger 5, Megabucks, Pick 3 Evening, Pick 3 Midday, Pick 4 Evening, Pick 4 Midday, Super Cash
  • Atlantic Canada (0% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: none
    Computerized: Atlantic 49, Atlantic 49 Guaranteed Prize Draw, Bucko, Canada Lotto 6/49, Daily Grand, Hit or Miss, Keno Atlantic, Lotto 4, Lotto 6/49 Guaranteed Prize Draw, Lotto Max, Poker Lotto, Salsa Bingo, Tag
  • British Columbia (0% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: none
    Computerized: BC/49, Canada Lotto 6/49, Daily Grand, Extra, Lotto 6/49 Guaranteed Prize Draw, Lotto Max, Poker Lotto
  • Québec (0% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: none
    Computerized: Astro, Banco, Canada Lotto 6/49, Daily Grand, Extra, La Mini, Lotto :D, Lotto 6/49 Guaranteed Prize Draw, Lotto Max, Lotto Poker, Québec 49, Québec Max, Quotidienne 2, Quotidienne 3, Quotidienne 4, Sprinto, Tout ou Rien, Triplex
  • Western Canada (0% true lottery drawings)
    True Drawings: none
    Computerized: Canada Lotto 6/49, Daily Grand, Extra, Lotto 6/49 Guaranteed Prize Draw, Lotto Max, Pick 2, Pick 3, Pick 4, Poker Lotto, Western 49, Western Max