|Posted: December 28, 2005, 11:10 am - IP Logged|
Just wanted to add that if you are looking to play a game that might be more readily available, #617 Winter Treasures is running "rich" according the the data released Dec 24th. (meaning that a greater than expected number of losing tickets have already been scratched leaving a greater than expected number of winners)
The prize amounts that are running "rich" are the top prize of $500k (of 3, 2 remain) as well as the $2500 and $1000 prizes.
I estimate that odds including break-even are 1 in 2.96 w/ winning odds (break-evens not considered) at 1 in 5.22. Expected value (return) is running at 81.5%.
Other games worth a look:
#533 $10 set for life at 96% return
#612 $30 Holiday millionaire at 80% return
These are the top 4 current Texas scratch-offs when ranked by expected return.
NOTES: Scratch-offs should be purchased for entertainment only and you should only buy them with money you plan to lose. My advice is only provided to help you lose less often and possibly win more often.