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Posted: November 7, 2010, 5:21 am - IP Logged

Hi All, its that time of year again - to share my winning percentages of 2010 (year to date - Illinois). 

Its home stretch time, guess i have to beef things up a bit since i still have yet to hit the big one Crying

 

GAME  SPENT  WINNINGS%
Little Lotto $271$3814.02%            
Lotto$100$1212%
Mega Millions$108$109.26%
Powerball$146$149.59%
$30 Instant$450$23051.11%
$20 Instant$1020$1070  104.90% 
$10 Instant$670$34050.75%
$5 Instant$165$6036.36%
$20 Raffle$40$00.00%
TOTALS$2970$177459.8%

Really puts things into perspective - where your money is spent, and what is worth playing...

Not really sure what the actual % return on state run lotteries are - figure the average instant is 1 in 3 (33%) and that is to break even, but factor in 5 and 6 number lotto's...

Welcome any comments / suggestions / feedback...thanks!

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    Posted: November 7, 2010, 10:27 am - IP Logged

    Hi All, its that time of year again - to share my winning percentages of 2010 (year to date - Illinois). 

    Its home stretch time, guess i have to beef things up a bit since i still have yet to hit the big one Crying

     

    GAME  SPENT  WINNINGS%
    Little Lotto $271$3814.02%            
    Lotto$100$1212%
    Mega Millions$108$109.26%
    Powerball$146$149.59%
    $30 Instant$450$23051.11%
    $20 Instant$1020$1070  104.90% 
    $10 Instant$670$34050.75%
    $5 Instant$165$6036.36%
    $20 Raffle$40$00.00%
    TOTALS$2970$177459.8%

    Really puts things into perspective - where your money is spent, and what is worth playing...

    Not really sure what the actual % return on state run lotteries are - figure the average instant is 1 in 3 (33%) and that is to break even, but factor in 5 and 6 number lotto's...

    Welcome any comments / suggestions / feedback...thanks!

    That's not bad at all. Much better than me anyway hehe. You seems to have better luck with scratchers. The higher ones do have better rate of return. I am planning my christmas traditon again of buying a bunch of instant and saving them for christmas day.

     

    Good luck to ya!

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      Posted: November 7, 2010, 1:20 pm - IP Logged

      Iceman, this is Ghostrider,

      You're about average in your winnings/losses. The lottery is set up to achieve the results you've compiled here. In our state (California), they've accelerated the losses with their "Mega Number" scheme. The odds against winning have effectively doubled over the previous game, and it's a long shot just to win a "Replay". The numbers I would like to see are the income/payout totals on the lottery balance sheet, with emphasis on the historical data which depicts the difference between the former income, and the current income. Knowing California officials as I do, I think whatever information is released in that regard will be doctored.

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        Posted: November 7, 2010, 1:57 pm - IP Logged

        tried to post a link to illinois lottery website, but i received the "dont do that" warning.

        on their site, they show their fiscal reports - perhaps what you might want to see Ghostrider.

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          Posted: November 7, 2010, 3:02 pm - IP Logged

          Hi All, its that time of year again - to share my winning percentages of 2010 (year to date - Illinois). 

          Its home stretch time, guess i have to beef things up a bit since i still have yet to hit the big one Crying

           

          GAME  SPENT  WINNINGS%
          Little Lotto $271$3814.02%            
          Lotto$100$1212%
          Mega Millions$108$109.26%
          Powerball$146$149.59%
          $30 Instant$450$23051.11%
          $20 Instant$1020$1070  104.90% 
          $10 Instant$670$34050.75%
          $5 Instant$165$6036.36%
          $20 Raffle$40$00.00%
          TOTALS$2970$177459.8%

          Really puts things into perspective - where your money is spent, and what is worth playing...

          Not really sure what the actual % return on state run lotteries are - figure the average instant is 1 in 3 (33%) and that is to break even, but factor in 5 and 6 number lotto's...

          Welcome any comments / suggestions / feedback...thanks!

          GAME               Bet   Won    Net
          Little Lotto     $ 271 $  38 -$ 233
          Lotto              $ 100 $  12 -$  88
          Mega Millions $ 108 $  10 -$  98
          Powerball       $ 146 $  14 -$ 132
          $30 Instant    $ 450 $ 230 -$ 220
          $20 Instant    $1020 $1070 +$  50
          $10 Instant    $ 670 $ 340 -$ 330
          $5 Instant      $ 165 $  60 -$ 105
          $20 Raffle            $  40 $   0 -$  40
          ================================
          TOTALS       $2970 $1774 -$1196

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            Posted: November 7, 2010, 3:30 pm - IP Logged

            so...thats a good thing?  Big Smile

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              Posted: November 7, 2010, 5:52 pm - IP Logged

              Ice Man,

              That's a pretty detailed report, you're a meticulous record keeper.

              For the year I've spent $761 on all games and have won $152. Of that $100 was on Little Lotto 4 of 5, a couple of 3 of 5's for $10 each, $12 on MM for 1 + 1 with a 4 Megaplier. All the rest was 2 of 5 on LL for $1.

              I usually play Little Lotto every night, Pick once in a while, Pick 4 once in a blue moon, Lotto if it's up a little and whichever is highest of MM or PB.

              This:

              $30 Instant$450$23051.11%
              $20 Instant$1020$1070  104.90% 
              $10 Instant$670$34050.75%
              $5 Instant$165$6036.36%

              speaks volumes about scratchers, but that's a litle high-priced for the average player.

              Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

              Lep

              There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.