The odds of winning lotteries?
July 15, 2008 4:43 PM Subscribe
How do state lotteries work? Is there a formula for winning or is it truly random?
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Scratch games, powerball, megaball, lotto, pick 3, pick 4, cash 5. Do states target lower income areas for big winners? Can you win anywhere you buy a ticket? Is it random? Do they know where the big scratch game winners are being shipped? Are quick picks pre-determined before they are printed, and does the "system" know before the numbers are selected nightly? Is it all legit? Is it truly chance or are there other factors involved? Are they worth playing?