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How come there are so many hispanic winners?

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Posted: July 10, 2016, 9:31 am - IP Logged

Half the time I check the FL lotto website, the scratch off winners are hispanic.  Why does the FL lottery put a lot of the winning tickets in areas with large hispanic populations?  Just curious...

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    Posted: July 10, 2016, 10:28 am - IP Logged

    Half the time I check the FL lotto website, the scratch off winners are hispanic.  Why does the FL lottery put a lot of the winning tickets in areas with large hispanic populations?  Just curious...

    Apparently, most of the state's population lives in South FL. There is a significant number of lottery purchases in that part of the state. Since there's more lottery purchases, they go through more rolls which = a higher chance of jackpots being found. South FL also happens to have the largest Hispanic population in the state as well, especially in Miami. 

    I agree, sometimes it seems a little fishy/potential distribution bias when you see a majority of the winners in that general region. There are other big cities in Florida such as Orlando/Jacksonville, which you'd think would get a little bit more love. It seems disproportionate from a glance (in terms of the number of winners down there), but I'm sure if someone crunches the numbers and looks at ticket sales it would make sense and justify why jackpots are sold down there if that region generates the most ticket sales.

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      Posted: July 10, 2016, 11:48 am - IP Logged

      Half the time I check the FL lotto website, the scratch off winners are hispanic.  Why does the FL lottery put a lot of the winning tickets in areas with large hispanic populations?  Just curious...

      Maybe you should Buy Your Tickets there too!

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        Posted: July 10, 2016, 12:40 pm - IP Logged

        I was curious so I went to the flalottery.com/winners website and out of 48 winners shown with their photos, I counted about 7 who were hispanic, and one of the winners was shown in two separate photos, having won two separate jackpots!

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          Posted: July 10, 2016, 2:05 pm - IP Logged

          Half the time I check the FL lotto website, the scratch off winners are hispanic.  Why does the FL lottery put a lot of the winning tickets in areas with large hispanic populations?  Just curious...

          I think it's probably Random Coincidence.