Posted: Nov 30, 2018 2:05 am
by Thommo
laklak wrote:It's a tax on stupid. But hey, somebody's gotta win. The scratch card games have much better odds than lotto. The current big scratch card in Florida is "Monopoly", with a $2,000,000 prize. Odds are 1/2,500,000. Odds in Florida Lotto are about 1/14,000,000, and odds in the Megamillions are about 1/320,000,000.

Where have you got those odds from and have you factored in the stake?

The odds on scratchcard grand prizes are typically orders of magnitude worse than that would indicate.