if you hit anything do you get paid by betslips or the state, or does betslips get paid by the state and then pay you?
They are NOT playing the numbers for you in the State daily numbers game,
(Pick-3/4) only the Lottery games. Think about it, 900 to 1 odds as oppose to the state payout of 500 to 1, they would go broke quick.
They use the state winning numbers and pay off of them accordingly, think of them as being your "Bookie" as back in the day.
The big games like PowerBall and MegaMillions they would actually purchase the ticket in the state game and take a 1% interest in any prize won. So if you won TEN Million they would get 1% of that or $100,000.00 the other Nine Million Nine Hundred thousand ($9,900,000.00) belongs to you.