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Interesting AOL article

Topic closed. 3 replies. Last post 12 years ago by RJOh.

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Posted: September 17, 2006, 5:54 pm - IP Logged
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    Posted: September 17, 2006, 6:22 pm - IP Logged

    That article is referring to The Lottery Book, by Don Catlin.  It a pretty good book from the perspective that it gives an idea what to look for in choosing a game to play, but once you've chosen your games, it use diminshes a bit.

    The Lottery Book by Don Catlin


    Check the State Lottery Report Card
    What grade did your lottery earn?


    Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
    Help eliminate computerized drawings!

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      Posted: September 17, 2006, 7:04 pm - IP Logged

      Thought I read this at LP before...


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        Posted: September 17, 2006, 7:21 pm - IP Logged

        It's interesting to know the percent of sales each states payout in prizes but what different does it make?  The games are designed to generate wealth for the states, not the players but they can be entertaining to play.  Pick3/4 games have similar payouts regardless of their state and scratch-offs varies depending the market they serve.  Unless you go on line which is legally questionable, you're stucked with what ever your state offers.  The games with the largest prizes have the fewest winners and the worst odds.

         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning one * 
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