How Lotteries Can Fool You – Find the “REAL” Odds of Winning Scratch Offs This Week

By: Jared James, Founder

Its April 1st and that means its April Fool’s Day. A day where everyone is out to pull one over on you.

Did you know lotteries can fool you too, not just on April 1st, but everyday? You might be wondering how.

On the back of every scratch ticket is listed the game’s overall odds. These are the odds of winning any prize in that game. They may look something like “1 in 3.45”. Most players assume the better the overall odds, the better their chances of “winning”.

Well, that is true. They are your best chance of winning, if you are looking to win a free ticket or your money back. See, the overall odds are the odds of “winning” any prize which includes free tickets and the cost of the ticket back.

Is that really winning though?

We have a really cool ranking we call Adjusted Game Odds. These are the true odds of winning.

What I mean by that is, we strip out all the breakeven prizes & free tickets to see what the odds are to win more than the ticket price. You know, actually winning.

So many scratch off games are loaded with Free Tickets & breakeven prizes. We’ve seen games with well over 50% of the available prizes being just “winning” back your money.

This week I’m sharing with you which games have the Best Adjusted Game Odds in your state.

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  • Ranking
  • State
  • Game Ranking
  • Best to Worst
1
Arizona
Arizona Lottery Millionaire Extraordinaire Scratcher Game

Millionaire Extraordinaire

Price: $30 AZ #1431
1 in 2.63
2
Colorado
CO Lottery 777 Scratch Off Game

777

Price: $20 CO #292
1 in 2.88
3
Ohio
OH Lottery Merry and Bright Scratch Off Game

Merry and Bright

Price: $30 OH #815
1 in 2.95
4
Kansas
KS Lottery PREMIER PLAY Scratch Off Game

PREMIER PLAY

Price: $50 KS #375
1 in 2.98
5
Kentucky
KY Lottery Millionaire Club Scratch Off Game

Millionaire Club

Price: $50 KY #904
1 in 2.98
6
Wisconsin
WI Lottery TWO MILLION DOLLARS Scratch Off Game

TWO MILLION DOLLARS

Price: $50 WI #2515
1 in 3.00
7
Maryland
MD Lottery $5,000,000 CASH Scratch Off Ticket

$5,000,000 CASH

Price: $50 MD #681
1 in 3.05
8
Nebraska
NE Lottery 50X The Cash Scratch Off Game

50X The Cash

Price: $20 NE #1230
1 in 3.05
9
Massachusetts
MA Lottery $15,000,000 MONEY MAKER Scratch Off Ticket

$15,000,000 MONEY MAKER

Price: $30 MA #355
1 in 3.09
10
Oklahoma
Oklahoma Lottery Double Your Dollars Scratcher Ticket

Double Your Dollars

Price: $10 OK #681
1 in 3.10
11
Georgia
GA Lottery JUMBO JUMBO BUCKS Scratcher Game

JUMBO JUMBO BUCKS

Price: $10 GA #1759
1 in 3.29
12
Michigan
MI Lottery 500X Money Maker Scratch Off Ticket

500X Money Maker

Price: $50 MI #630
1 in 3.43
13
District of Columbia
DC Lottery Ultimate Riches Scratcher Game

Ultimate Riches

Price: $30 DC #1550
1 in 3.46
14
Texas
Texas Lottery $1,000,000 Diamond Riches Scratch Off Game

$1,000,000 Diamond Riches

Price: $50 TX #2423
1 in 3.49
15
Oregon
Oregon Lottery Diamond Dust Scratcher Ticket

Diamond Dust

Price: $10 OR #1548
1 in 3.54
16
Illinois
Illinois Lottery $64,000,000 Cash Blast Scratch Off Ticket

$64,000,000 Cash Blast

Price: $20 IL #7527
1 in 3.55
17
Missouri
MO Lottery 300X Scratcher Ticket

300X

Price: $30 MO #453
1 in 3.59
18
New York
NY Lottery VIP MILLIONS Scratch Off Ticket

VIP MILLIONS

Price: $30 NY #1546
1 in 3.59
19
California
CA Lottery Crossword Xtreme Scratcher Ticket

Crossword Xtreme

Price: $30 CA #1607
1 in 3.74
20
New Mexico
New Mexico Lottery Pink Panther Crossword Scratcher Ticket

Pink Panther Crossword

Price: $15 NM #577
1 in 3.74
21
Virginia
VA Lottery Bonanza Buck$ Scratcher Ticket

Bonanza Buck$

Price: $30 VA #2198
1 in 3.87
22
Washington
Washington Lottery LET IT RIDE Scratch Off Game

LET IT RIDE

Price: $20 WA #1732
1 in 3.90
23
Louisiana
LA Lottery Power 100x Scratch Off Ticket

Power 100x

Price: $20 LA #1524
1 in 3.91
24
Connecticut
CT Lottery $1,000,000 Titanium Scratch Off Ticket

$1,000,000 Titanium

Price: $30 CT #1711
1 in 3.93
25
Iowa
IA Lottery Lucky Numbers Game Book Scratch Off Game

Lucky Numbers Game Book

Price: $20 IA #538
1 in 4.04
26
North Carolina
NC Lottery Black Titanium Scratch Off Ticket

Black Titanium

Price: $30 NC #892
1 in 4.14
27
Rhode Island
Rhode Island Lottery HIGH ROLLER Instant Ticket

HIGH ROLLER

Price: $25 RI #1416
1 in 4.19
28
Florida
FL Lottery 500X THE CASH Scratch Off Ticket

500X THE CASH

Price: $50 FL #1555
1 in 4.23
29
West Virginia
West Virginia Lottery BONUS VIP-BLOWOUT-CLUB-SPIN Scratch Off Game

BONUS VIP-BLOWOUT-CLUB-SPIN

Price: $30 WV #1189
1 in 4.37
30
Mississippi
Mississippi Lottery HIT IT BIG! Scratch Off Ticket

HIT IT BIG!

Price: $5 MS #115
1 in 4.42
31
South Carolina
SC Lottery MILLIONAIRE'S CLUB Scratch Off Game

MILLIONAIRE’S CLUB

Price: $20 SC #1486
1 in 4.46
32
Minnesota
MN Lottery Mystery Box Multiplier Xword Scratch Off Game

Mystery Box Multiplier Xword

Price: $20 MN #1972
1 in 4.50
33
Arkansas
AR Lottery 200X THE WIN Scratch Off Ticket

200X THE WIN

Price: $20 AR #779
1 in 4.65
34
New Hampshire
NH Lottery Double Take Scratch Off Game

Double Take

Price: $5 NH #1612
1 in 4.69
35
New Jersey
NJ Lottery Ultimate $1,000,000 Spectacul Scratch Off Ticket

Ultimate $1,000,000 Spectacul

Price: $30 NJ #1801
1 in 4.99