In lotteries, lucky numbers will only win you less
It goes without saying the chance of winning the lottery is minuscule. But if you play the numbers, you should know that certain tactics commonly used to make picks reduce the likelihood of collecting the maximum payout.
Grab a pencil, and we'll try it out.
Let's say a $1 lottery ticket allows you to choose six numbers between 1 and 75. Write down your choices and make a mental note regarding the significance of each one.
If you are like many people, you picked numbers with personal mea ...
Oct 9, 2015, 10:59 am - Lottery News forum
Wyoming lottery survey shows most players earn middle-class income
The majority of people who played the Wyoming Lottery during its first months of operations earned at least a middle-class income, according to an online survey commissioned by the Wyoming Lottery Corp.
Most players, meanwhile, bought their tickets at convenience stores, the study showed.
The summary of the survey is the result of one of four records requests by the Star-Tribune. Lottery officials have provided information for two of the four requests, which also seek data on employees' s ...
May 7, 2015, 9:46 am - Lottery News forum
N.J. paper investigates best and worst places to buy lottery tickets
This is not a lucky number: 07102.
And yet lottery players line up every day at a convenience store register in this Newark ZIP code. They bring their hopes, dreams and dollars and trade them for games.
Hopefuls mill about the Welsh Farms store on Court Street, thumbing through small pieces of paper inscribed with names like Pick 3, Pick 4 and Jersey Cash 5. Some stand against the brick wall outside, feverishly scraping quarters crusted with silver dust across instant-win scratch-off games ...
Jun 13, 2011, 8:30 am - Lottery News forum
Most Kentucky Lottery players don't know where the money goes
Kentucky is only state with odd law that prohibits advertising where funds go
Since its inception, the Kentucky Lottery has taken in $12.5 billion. A recent study said most people in the commonwealth have no idea where that money goes.
A local TV station has been investigating how much of that Powerball cash actually goes to Kentucky.
Kentucky Lottery officials believe they could be taking in more money if Kentuckians were better informed about lottery proceeds, but state law is prevent ...
Oct 29, 2010, 9:53 am - Lottery News forum
Mobile gambling to surpass $48 billion by 2015, report says
A new report published today by Juniper Research has found that a combination of mobile casino, lottery and betting service launches in major emerging markets led by China allied to liberalization of remote gambling legislation across the US and Europe will see the scale of annual wagers on mobile gambling exceed $48 billion by 2015.
The report studies gambling services on a country-by-country basis. It finds that, in recent years, the Japan Racing Association's iPAT service had been responsi ...
Sep 3, 2010, 9:30 pm - Lottery News forum
Arkansas lottery panel to recommend salary survey for auditor position
Commission feeling the heat as outcry over high salaries continues
The audit committee of the Arkansas Lottery Commission decided Wednesday to recommend a national survey of salaries paid to lottery auditors before setting pay for the person to be hired as internal auditor of Arkansas' lottery program.
The panel agreed it would recommend the commission ask the Bureau of Legislative Research conduct the survey. Internal auditor is one of two lottery positions for which the commission is dir ...
Jul 22, 2009, 8:18 pm - Lottery News forum
Study finds wealthy counties get most benefit from Indiana Lottery profits
When you play the Hoosier Lottery, the odds are against you. But if you're poor? Then, so is the system.
An Indianapolis Star review of the Hoosier Lottery has found that while lower-income players disproportionately fund the lottery, the state transfers lottery profits disproportionately to the wealthiest counties.
It's a quirk that seems to punish the very people the state counts on to fuel a revenue source that last year topped $217 million.
It's a sad state of affairs when state po ...
Jun 8, 2009, 8:36 am - Lottery News forum
New report criticizes Iowa Lottery security
Report claims lottery not investigating fraud complaints
The state ombudsman issued a report Tuesday alleging Iowa Lottery officials have failed to adequately protect the enterprise's customers from fraud and theft by retailers.
Iowa Citizens' Aide/Ombudsman Bill Angrick said his review of three years' worth of lottery investigations found numerous customer complaints where leads went unexplored and potential crimes were not pursued.
And, Angrick said in a 210-page report, even when the ...
Apr 22, 2009, 12:08 pm - Lottery News forum
Poll: 58% of N.C. residents tried lottery
Survey finds N.C. play similar to national average; no increase in gambling addiction seen
Even in Bible-Belt North Carolina, a majority of Tar Heel adults have played the state lottery, according to a study released Tuesday.
Fifty-eight percent of North Carolina adults have played the lottery since it was created three years ago, said the first poll conducted for the N.C. Education Lottery Commission.
North Carolina's rate of lottery play is similar to the national average, even though ...
Mar 25, 2009, 1:42 am - Lottery News forum
Study ranks Missouri lottery as ninth best in U.S.
Lottery Post tapped for examples of computerized drawing problems in other states
Many rush to buy tickets when the lottery pool reaches the millions, but do you ever wonder how transparent Missouri's lottery system is? Turns out, Missouri ranks in the top ten for disclosure and fairness, compared to the other 43 states that offer lotteries.
In a study by San Antonio professor Gerald Busald released Dec. 14, Missouri ranked ninth overall. California and Pennsylvania scored first and second ...
Jan 4, 2008, 4:02 pm - Lottery News forum