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Wisconsin Scratcher Payouts

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Justin's avatar - hatchap
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Posted: October 5, 2004, 2:39 am - IP Logged

I am looking for people from other states to tell me the payouts on your $1 scratchers and the odds of the high top prizes. this would be much appreciated, i think we may be getting screwed

we have a scratcher with a $100 grand prize and 1:48,000 odds, sure it wins $1 1:6 but who buys these things to win what they paid WHAT A DUMB IDEA.

the highest prize I've seen here on a scratcher was $800 and i believe most states are in the thousands............god i hate wisconsin sometimes

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    Posted: October 5, 2004, 5:06 am - IP Logged

    Depending on the state and the law, you may be able to assemble enough information to establish an overall game payout percentage for scratchoff games from the back of the ticket or the rulebook. Simply multiply the number of winners in each category by the dollar amount, add them up and divide by the number of tickets to be sold (multiplied by the purchase price, if not $1.00).

    Evidently the game in Wisconsin you're citing is relying on more winners at lower prize levels. This doesn't mean that the game payout percentage is higher or lower than any other game, it simply reflects the philosophy of the game developer at the Lottery Commission or its contractor.

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      Posted: October 5, 2004, 12:22 pm - IP Logged
      Quote: Originally posted by Justin on October 05, 2004

      I am looking for people from other states to tell me the payouts on your $1 scratchers and the odds of the high top prizes. this would be much appreciated, i think we may be getting screwed

      we have a scratcher with a $100 grand prize and 1:48,000 odds, sure it wins $1 1:6 but who buys these things to win what they paid WHAT A DUMB IDEA.

      the highest prize I've seen here on a scratcher was $800 and i believe most states are in the thousands............god i hate wisconsin sometimes








      ok. i'm guessing the cost of each ticket is either $5 or $10, so multiply it by 48,000, and you are spending $240,000-$480,000 trying to win a $100,000 prize. so if you play the odds, you will come out with a net loss. it's very common for that to happen because the lottery knows that they will make more than they pay out in prizes.

      I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.

        Justin's avatar - hatchap
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        Posted: October 5, 2004, 12:35 pm - IP Logged

        Its a $1 ticket

        and the odds of winning anything above $2 are really bad

        its not even a good lower prize odds $10 is 1:310

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          Posted: October 5, 2004, 4:36 pm - IP Logged

          oh. i misread. sorry. when someone says 100 grand prize, i think of a top prize of 100 grand.

          I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.


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            Posted: October 12, 2004, 4:30 pm - IP Logged

            NY tickets average 65%, but remember some are ANNUITY-ONLY (as well as three versions of                "Lose for Life").

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              Posted: October 14, 2004, 8:51 pm - IP Logged

              we get where you're going.

              I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.

                Justin's avatar - hatchap
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                Posted: October 14, 2004, 11:02 pm - IP Logged

                LOL

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                  Posted: October 18, 2004, 9:33 am - IP Logged

                  Justin:

                  I wish WI had Hot Lotto, but that's another forum.

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                    Posted: October 24, 2004, 11:39 pm - IP Logged

                    What is hot lotto?

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                      Posted: October 28, 2004, 1:59 am - IP Logged

                      hot lotto is a game similar to powerball, except with smaller matricies, and smaller jackpots.

                      I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.