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Posted: September 17, 2014, 1:34 am - IP Logged

I lived in Florida for about 18 yrs and played the lottery maybe once or twice. I was just too scared to lose money. I can't really say if they are good or bad. I just think, their are lucky winners. Now when it comes to draw games, California seems to get the most.

California has by far the largest population of all the states in the USA, as well as an established lottery that has been around for quite a while, so the law of averages dictates that California will have a significant number of jackpot winners.

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    Posted: September 17, 2014, 5:48 pm - IP Logged

    Florida is top five for scratchers, but Massachusetts is NUMERO UNO, bar none. Mass has the biggest top prizes, and also pays out the largest percentage of the money taken in to the players - over 70%. They also will keep games active for several years as long as there are top prizes left, whereas a substantial number of lotteries will fairly quickly close out a card that has top prizes left, if it isn't selling so well anymore.

    I agree. Even tough its still hard to win in Mass, at least they offer $1M prizes on $5 tickets and keep older games active. Connecticut is also very good. The higher priced tickets have very good mid-tier odds. 

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    2) Connecticut

    3) Georgia

    4) Florida

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      Posted: September 17, 2014, 6:04 pm - IP Logged

      I agree. Even tough its still hard to win in Mass, at least they offer $1M prizes on $5 tickets and keep older games active. Connecticut is also very good. The higher priced tickets have very good mid-tier odds. 

      My Top 5 having played in half the US

      1) Mass

      2) Connecticut

      3) Georgia

      4) Florida

      5) Pennsylvania

      Thanks James1. That is good info. If I win big here in Ga., I'd still like to move elsewhere. I'm just ready for a change. I'll figure out where, what, and how often to play if I do move to Washington state. My whole life isn't depending on how good the lottery is here in Ga. There are winners in every state that has it. So, somebody is winning. :)

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        Posted: September 18, 2014, 1:45 am - IP Logged

        I agree. Even tough its still hard to win in Mass, at least they offer $1M prizes on $5 tickets and keep older games active. Connecticut is also very good. The higher priced tickets have very good mid-tier odds. 

        My Top 5 having played in half the US

        1) Mass

        2) Connecticut

        3) Georgia

        4) Florida

        5) Pennsylvania

        Connecticut and Pennsylvania don't make my Top 5. I would replace them with Illinois and Virginia.

        Most Connecticut scratchers have weak top prizes, and the ConnLott will end games that still have top prizes left. Pennsylvania scratchers also tend to have weak top prizes, especially for such a heavily populated state.

        My Top 5, in no particular order:

        • Massachusetts
        • Illinois
        • Georgia
        • Florida
        • Virginia

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          Posted: September 18, 2014, 7:51 am - IP Logged

          So, you guys believe that the bigger the prizes, the better the odds of winning? I was thinking, even if Washington state has mediocre prizes, maybe the players are low volume and prefer casinos. If that's the case, I could maybe rack up on scratchers if nobody else has interest. *shrugs*

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            Posted: September 23, 2014, 1:19 am - IP Logged

            I doubt anybody is going to "rack up on scratchers", unless they have the financial ability to buy them in large quantities, like by the roll.

            I don't spend much money on scratchers under $10, simply because so few of them have large enough top prizes to allow me to retire immediately, if I were lucky enough to win a top prize. If you want to win real big, you have to aim real big.

            Why spend a lot of money on a $1 card with a top prize of only $5000? I would much rather spend my money on a $10 card with a top prize of $1 million.

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              Posted: September 23, 2014, 3:00 am - IP Logged

              I doubt anybody is going to "rack up on scratchers", unless they have the financial ability to buy them in large quantities, like by the roll.

              I don't spend much money on scratchers under $10, simply because so few of them have large enough top prizes to allow me to retire immediately, if I were lucky enough to win a top prize. If you want to win real big, you have to aim real big.

              Why spend a lot of money on a $1 card with a top prize of only $5000? I would much rather spend my money on a $10 card with a top prize of $1 million.

              Good point Scratch$,

              I never buy those 1$ or 2 scratch cards..I think the best odds are in the 10$ to 20$ ones to win a descent amount back or maybe even the top prize of 1 million here in WA for a 20$ scratch off.

              Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.

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                Posted: September 23, 2014, 1:30 pm - IP Logged

                Good point Scratch$,

                I never buy those 1$ or 2 scratch cards..I think the best odds are in the 10$ to 20$ ones to win a descent amount back or maybe even the top prize of 1 million here in WA for a 20$ scratch off.

                The low-dollar scratchers are OK for those with a very limited amount to spend on the lottery. North Carolina has one good $2 card with a top prize of $1000 a week for life.

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                  Posted: September 23, 2014, 2:36 pm - IP Logged

                  The low-dollar scratchers are OK for those with a very limited amount to spend on the lottery. North Carolina has one good $2 card with a top prize of $1000 a week for life.

                  That is quite a prize.The top prize here for a 2$ game is 20,000$..

                  Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.

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                    Posted: September 24, 2014, 12:55 am - IP Logged

                    That is quite a prize.The top prize here for a 2$ game is 20,000$..

                    North Carolina's considerably larger population means a lot more lottery players, thus larger top prizes and jackpots.

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                      Posted: September 24, 2014, 6:25 am - IP Logged

                      You're right. I wouldn't rack up on $1 or $2 scratchers. I'd rack up on $10 and $20 scratchers considering, I have the financial means to do it. However, I don't plan to move to Washington state unless I hit it big here in Georgia.

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                        You're right. I wouldn't rack up on $1 or $2 scratchers. I'd rack up on $10 and $20 scratchers considering, I have the financial means to do it. However, I don't plan to move to Washington state unless I hit it big here in Georgia.

                        I hear ya! $10 and up cards are the way to go for those who can afford them - larger top prizes and better odds of getting a winner.

                        Washington is a pretty state, but the weather sucks in general compared to the southeastern U.S.  Rain and snow out the ying-yang. And yes, I've been there numerous times - used to live in Portland, Oregon.

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                          The low-dollar scratchers are OK for those with a very limited amount to spend on the lottery. North Carolina has one good $2 card with a top prize of $1000 a week for life.

                          I wish Oklahoma would get games like that $5 is our highest with a jackpot of $40,000-$50,000 no million dollar or even half/quarter prizes and they wonder why lottery sales are down. I asked the OLC why that is and they said legislation Bang Head

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                            I wish Oklahoma would get games like that $5 is our highest with a jackpot of $40,000-$50,000 no million dollar or even half/quarter prizes and they wonder why lottery sales are down. I asked the OLC why that is and they said legislation Bang Head

                            Wow! Now that really sucks. No opportunity to make anyone wealthy. And if no one hardly wins the draw games in your state, it is a total waste to play unless you just happen to luck out on a jackpot prize with enough to buy gas and buy more tickets. lol

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                              Wow! Now that really sucks. No opportunity to make anyone wealthy. And if no one hardly wins the draw games in your state, it is a total waste to play unless you just happen to luck out on a jackpot prize with enough to buy gas and buy more tickets. lol

                              LOL exactly that's why I play in Texas Wink they have life changing jackpot Big Grin. I haven't bought any scratchers from Texas in a while though but I have been playing Lotto Texas & Texas 2 Step. I went to the TLC website and saw some new scratch-off games that I may give a try the next time were in Texas.

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