Lottery Myth vs Lottery Fact

Time for some myth busting in our special series Lottery Myths versus Lottery Facts. We're debunking some of the most commonly shared myths about lottery games.

Today we're talking scratch-off odds and the myth that the odds stated on tickets are wrong.
 
We hear this a lot from players on social media. It usually goes like this. “Hey Ohio Lottery! I bought three tickets and the odds say they’re 1:3, so why didn’t I win? The odds are bogus!”

Let’s talk about why they’re not.

Odds are calculated by taking the total number of tickets divided by the number of winning tickets.

Take the popular $500,000 Cashword ticket for example. Four million tickets were printed and there are 1,083,564 winning tickets, making the odds one in 3.69. But that doesn’t mean every third ticket is a winner.
 
Click here to watch the video about scratch-off odds to learn more!
Posted: 7/6/2020 10:01:54 AM