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Posted: February 13, 2016, 9:50 am - IP Logged





  I like to check the Florida Lottery Annual Reports to see what's really going on with lottery sales.  (The reports above are for fiscal years.)  The latest graph (2014-2015)  for some reason was found in the Financial Report, as opposed to the Annual Report, where they had been published up until now.


  You can see the Cash 3 and Play 4 holding pretty steady over the years.  Fantasy 5 has a little fluctuation, but still pretty steady.  You can see Florida Lotto drop like a rock once Powerball was on the menu.  In the most recent graph, Powerball sales dropped 2% over the previous year, I'm assuming because of the matrix change.


The most obvious and long-term trend is the scratch-off sales, clawing their way ever higher in percentage of sales.  I know there are some dedicated scratch-off players who actually may have some strategy, but I can't help but think that a lot of those sales are impulse buys.

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    Posted: February 13, 2016, 11:02 am - IP Logged

    Interesting, especially when the data is presented neatly in pretty graphs and pies...

    Yep, "instant" gratification... although I rarely feel that way when I play those evil scratchers LOL

    A little surprised to see that PB is 2-3X more popular than MMDisapprove


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      Posted: February 13, 2016, 11:23 am - IP Logged

      Shows how Powerball has really cannibalized Florida Lotto sales.


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        Posted: February 13, 2016, 12:16 pm - IP Logged

        Arizona lottery sales are around 74% scratchers, 11% Powerball, 5% MegaMillions . . per 12-18-15 report.