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Instant Scratch off lottery how does odds of winning work?

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Posted: January 2, 2011, 2:07 pm - IP Logged

As you know instant scratch off lottery such as "win a million" or "loteria" which claims to pay 50K per year for 20 yrs on $5 play are pre-prented and sent to various retailers.  Does that mean that if there is no jackpot winner so far , your chances of winning jackpot are significantly better? (assuming lottery prints fixed number of tickets and a jackpot ticket is part of that lot)There is no place where you can see previous winner info for instant scratch offs.

 

If anyone knows I would like to know how lottery prints tickets?

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    Posted: January 2, 2011, 7:32 pm - IP Logged

    In NC you can see the prizes remaining on the scratch offs (i believe, I dont play scratch offs often, except on the occasional whim).

     

    obviously, your odds are better to win a prize if the tickets have been sold and the prize has not been awarded yet.... of course, someone COULD have the winning ticket and just not claimed it yet...

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      Posted: January 2, 2011, 8:28 pm - IP Logged

      As you know instant scratch off lottery such as "win a million" or "loteria" which claims to pay 50K per year for 20 yrs on $5 play are pre-prented and sent to various retailers.  Does that mean that if there is no jackpot winner so far , your chances of winning jackpot are significantly better? (assuming lottery prints fixed number of tickets and a jackpot ticket is part of that lot)There is no place where you can see previous winner info for instant scratch offs.

       

      If anyone knows I would like to know how lottery prints tickets?

      http://www.answers.com/topic/instant-lottery-ticket

      Big John says. You don't hit the number. The number hits you!!!!

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        Posted: January 3, 2011, 1:15 pm - IP Logged

        <Moved to Instant ("Scratch-Off") Games forum>

        Please post in the appropriate forum ... thank you.