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Are you looking for the best games to play in your state?

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Posted: October 16, 2016, 1:53 pm - IP Logged

New Jersey, please and thank you!

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    Posted: October 16, 2016, 7:33 pm - IP Logged

    Virginia

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      Posted: October 16, 2016, 10:30 pm - IP Logged

      N.Y.

      Take Risks: If you win, you'll be happy.  If you lose, you will be wiser...

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        Posted: October 16, 2016, 11:08 pm - IP Logged

        Good evening Florida please

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          Posted: October 17, 2016, 11:03 am - IP Logged

           California!

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            Posted: October 17, 2016, 10:29 pm - IP Logged

            Thanks for posting but 3 out of the 5 games listed have been retired for a while now.

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              Posted: October 18, 2016, 7:45 am - IP Logged

              Ralphie762 - read my original post - the local retailers will tell you they're retired, however, the lottery STILL has it listed as 'available' on their website.  This means they haven't been able to get all of the games OFF the market & out of the retailers.  This means there are still tickets for sale somewhere in the state.  If you can find them, you should play them.    This is exactly why our reports analyze ALL games - to provide you the insite to find the games that have the very best odds of winning a top prize.

               

              And, YES, the lottery retailers will tell you that the games are retired - they want you to buy only what they have in stock.

              Now its time for you to start to

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                Posted: October 20, 2016, 6:06 pm - IP Logged

                INDIANA

                 

                $500 A Week Cash For Life

                Game # 2001 $1.00 Games SMARTFACTOR: 2.741

                Ghostbusters

                Game #2159 $2.00 Games  SMARTFACTOR:1.911 

                All Cash Millions

                Game #2154 $30.00 Games SMARTFACTOR:1.700 

                Blackjack

                Game #2163 $1.00 Games SMARTFACTOR:1.490

                Funky 5S Tripler

                Game #2146 $1.00 Games SMARTFACTOR:1.490

                Thanks for posting. ScratchSmarter See Ya!

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                  Posted: October 20, 2016, 7:46 pm - IP Logged

                  $10 Big Money Super Ticket is one that someone DOESN'T want to play. There's only one top prize left and one $20000 prize left. In the whole state. Texas is a huge state.

                  If I were to drop $10 on a scratcher, it would be $200 Million Payout because while the odds are higher, the top prize is $1 million, and there are still 8 of those left out of 10 at the beginning of the game, and there are 7 $100000 prizes left.

                  CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

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                    Posted: October 21, 2016, 1:00 pm - IP Logged

                    rcbbuckeye - Thanks for being the first to question our recommendations.  I'll provide you the analysis details on just these two games in question.

                    We analyze the ODDS of winning just a top prize.  But to do that you have to track all of the data for every game the lottery publishes:

                    Having all of the data for every game, you can calculate the total number of tickets remaining.  Compare that to the total number of top prizes remaining.

                    To simplify it:  Game # 1719 is like looking for 1 needle is a relatively small haystack.  Game #1759 is like looking for 8 needles is a VERY LARGE haystack.

                    Of course, any haystack you looking at is spread all over the state and is in many different retailers.  So there is a good chance you won't even be able to find game #1719.  But if you CAN find it, i encourage you to buy those tickets.  Your chances of winning that top prize is MUCH higher than it is for game #1759.  Yes, the Return on Investment game 1759 is much higher, but ROI has nothing to do with ODDS and should never be taken into consideration when gambling.  We put the ROI for every game on our reports just for fun, but it doesn't have ANY weight in our calculations for determining the odds of winning a top prize.

                     

                    I hope this helps explain how these calculations work!

                    Now its time for you to start to

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                      Posted: October 22, 2016, 1:56 pm - IP Logged

                      Ohio please

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                        Posted: October 23, 2016, 12:53 am - IP Logged

                        NY

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                          Posted: October 23, 2016, 9:24 am - IP Logged

                          Massachusetts if you don't mind.

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                            Posted: October 23, 2016, 1:42 pm - IP Logged

                            Are you looking for the best games to play in your state this week?  Just reply with your state and I'll post the top 5 games to play, where the odds of winning a top prize has changed. 

                            How do we calculate this? 

                            The lottery posts all games for sale and the top prizes remaining.  We track the total number of tickets sold over time and compare it to the total remaining top prizes.  We 'count the cards' to determine when the odds of winning a top prize are better or worse than when the game was first printed.

                            Ask for your state and I'll post the Top 5 games for this week.

                             

                            ScratchSmarter

                             

                            UPDATE:  sorry I cannot do this for some states:  Illinois, Montana and Nebraska are not available.  These state lottery corporations do not post their data on their website in any way that can be gathered by our automated software.  PLease write to these lottery websites and tell them to post there data like any other state's lottery and we'll start analyzing them!

                            UPDATE2:  This analysis is based SOLELY on the information posted on each states lottery website.  IF the state has published information about a game, we assume that the game is still for sale, but you MAY NOT BE ABLE TO FIND IT.  Many lotteries PULL GAMES from available sale because they have earned enough money on that game (and we believe they dont' want to pay out on the top prizes that are remaining).  So, retailers will tell you these games are NO LONGER Available.  That doesn't mean you shouldn't look around for it.  You may still find these games for sale at another retailer.

                            UPDATE2:  This analysis is based SOLELY on the information posted on each states lottery website.  IF the state has published information about a game, we assume that the game is still for sale, but you MAY NOT BE ABLE TO FIND IT.  Many lotteries PULL GAMES from available sale because they have earned enough money on that game (and we believe they dont' want to pay out on the top prizes that are remaining).  So, retailers will tell you these games are NO LONGER Available.  That doesn't mean you shouldn't look around for it.  You may still find these games for sale at another retailer.

                             

                            Some states have specific lottery bylaws originally written when the state operated the lottery and they dictate that games are not allowed to be pulled unless sales fall to a certain point on the game.  This is the reason they release new tickets each month based off a system that is based off people buying new tickets.  A side effect of this system is them being able to target under performing games to close or games they can close in their favor.  The distribution system was once posted on the website and it was done according to vendors and the number of bins that were held.  The smaller retailers always get the newer tickets and the larger retailers can carry a number of the older tickets.  By carrying more games than what your retailers support allows them to drive sales down on certain games to pull them from distribution before accepting delivery on the later parts of the print.  They pull games due to them being "ahead" monetarily wise and sales have dropped to a certain point which is not fair to the player.  Most players play for the "dream" and don't analyze stats like you or I.  They basically take advantage of the fact that no one is going to investigate it.

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                              Posted: October 23, 2016, 1:48 pm - IP Logged

                              I would also like to know how you factor your percent remaining?  Are you factoring it off the prizes remaining of the largest prize denomination tracked or as an average of each prize section?  Also, are you factoring the print overage into your equations or just going off the base print numbers on the site?  Just curious as I find it best to calculate the percent remaining off the top two largest prize denominations.  IE:  If there are 150k 50's and 125k 100's the lower denominations give you the best shot of calculating overall percentage.

                               

                              Also, curious if you've started seeing the statistical anomalies and started comparing it to where the prizes are won.  Also, if you get the sales numbers for those regions I bet you'll notice something :).