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Everything The TLC Fails To Tell You

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Just the latest drawing results, payouts & winning locations

Originally Posted: Nov. 25, 2000
Revised: Feb 11, 2003

Winning vs Breaking Even
To purchase a scratch off ticket, you will spend $1, $2, $3, $5 or $10 to buy it.
When you get the exact amount back that you spent to buy the ticket, tell me, do
you consider that you won? If so, what did you “win?” Didn’t you just break even?


Well, the TLC considers this "winning" - the IRS does not - but the TLC
uses the number of "break even" tickets anyway to calculate and lower the "odds."

This is nothing more than a way for them to make the odds
"look" better - but it's clearly not the
truth.

I don’t know about you, but I like to know the truth about my odds
of “winning.” So, to use Governor Bush's words, I call their math - “fuzzy math.”

Again, I emphasize, the Tx Lottery owes us the truth. They can make as much
money as they want - as much as people are willing to spend - but I want them
to tell us the
truth and quit misrepresenting the facts. So, I'm doing this page
so you can get the truth as they refuse to change their ways citing this
is an "industry standard" that they are following ... which means
that all lotteries must misrepresent the odds on the scratch offs!

A Major Victory
On November 29, 2000, a group of San Antonio College students
convinced the Texas Lottery (TLC) to change their
ways about this very issue. Click here to read all about it.

Did you know ...
Sales of scratch off tickets makes more money for the TLC than any
other game. And, what the TxLottery really likes, is that so many winning scratch off
tickets are bought but players don't realize they are winners. The end result is that those
winning tickets get thrown away and the prize is never claimed. Thus more money for
the state! For GET REAL members, the "unclaimed prize money" is one of
our complaints. We think this money should be returned to the players.

What "Odds" Means
When you see "Odds of winning are 1 in 4.77." Well, in laymans terms, that means
that for every 4.77 tickets, one ticket should be a winner. Or it averages out this
way - the catch 22 here is the TLC makes a point of saying "overall odds."
But, the truth is ... breaking even is not winning.

How to figure odds? It's simple. You take the total number of tickets printed and
divide by however many prizes there are. For instance, for Texas Gold Gusher,
they quote approx. 20,000,000 were printed and there are 84 tickets that pay
$3000. So, you divide 20,000,000 by 84 and that gives you 238,095. That means
for every 238,095 tickets that you purchase, one should be worth $3000.
Sounds like a ridiculous gamble - huh? But this is the truth.

Hot Tip
Pay attention to the game numbers when you are purchasing the "favorite"
games. (Those are the games that have been reprinted) Like Break the Bank,
Weekly Grand, 25,000 Diamonds, 9's in a Line. You see, let's use 25,000 Diamonds
as an example - it is game #196 and then it was reprinted and came back as
game #222. Well, game #196 has no $25,000 prizes left where as game #222 has
6 as of this writing (Nov. 2000). But, guess what, they still have #196 left to sell.
So be aware, are you buying a ticket that even has the big prize? You
MUST specify
which game number you want or you may be buying the old ones. Each ticket has the game
number on the back of the ticket and ALL clerks know where the game number is located.

Another Hot Tip
Beware of buying tickets marked "Mystery Game." As a general
rule, the theory behind this point of sale sign was to enable the retailers
to unload
OLD games so the TLC (Texas Lottery) won't have to buy them back.

The Scratch Tickets You Can Review On This Web Site Are ...
(Shown below is the game number, name of game and start date)

#297 - Beat the House (2-12-03)
#344 - Easy 8's (2-12-03)
#721 - Double Down (1-29-03)
#333 - Winning in 3's (1-29-03)
#346 - Roses & Riches (1-29-03)

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#340 - Triple Cash Stampede (1-15-03)
# 342 - Giant Jumbo Bucks (1-15-03)
#330 - Bucks N Trucks (01-08-03)
#339 - Texas Top 10 - (01-01-03)
#362 - Hot Hand - (01-01-03)
#338 - Royal 7's - (12-20-02)
#324 - Tic Tac Toe Doubler (12-20-02)
#355 - Stinkin' Rich (12-20-02)

***#326 - Weekly Grand (12-18-02)
#360 - Dog Gone Lucky (12-18-02)
#323 Musical Cats (12-11-02)
#332 - 50 Grand (12-11-02)
#356 - BINGO (12-4-02)
*** No notice given that game started.
The last Weekly Grand, #309, never had
the 3 top prizes claimed. What gives?

Click here to review

#336 - Holiday Million (11-27-02)
#316 - Treasures Under Tree (11-13-02)
#358 - Winter Wonderland (11-13-02)
#255 - Two Much Fun (11-6-02)
#359 - Find the 9's (11-6-02)
#319 - Home For Holidays (10-30-02)
#322 - Money Money Money (10-30-02)
#315 - Blue Ribbon Bucks (10-16-02)
#357 - Harvest Moon (10-16-02)
#712 - Magic Numbers (10-16-02)
#361 - Wild Turkey (10-9-02)
#365 - Crossword - (10-9-02) Reprint
#714 - Spin & Win (10-9-02)
Click here to reveiw

#325 - Instant Cash - (10-2-02)
#288 - $30,000 Grand Prize (10-2-02)
#320 - Cash Bounty - (9-27-02)
#354 - Lucky Day - (9-27-02)

#328 - Super Lucky 7's - (9-25-02)
#321 - Pay Me (9-25-02)
#307 - Fast 5's (9-18-02)
#314 - Witches Riches (9-18-02)
#296 - Money Mania (9-11-02)
#716 - Spicy Hot Cash (9-11-02)
#350 - BINGO (9-6-02)
#312 - Diamond Dollars (9-6-02)
Click here to review

#318 - Stars & Stripes (8-23-02)
#317 - 9's In A Line (8-23-02)
#711 - Royale Riches (8-14-02)
#259 - Gold Rush (8-14-02)
#301 - Looking for the Green (8-14-02)
#306 - Money Island - (8-7-02)
# 308 - Texas Tailgaters (8-7-02)
#286 - Break the Bank (7-24-02)
Click Here to Review

#313 - Hot Streak (7-26-02)
#717 - Big Money Spectacular (7-17-02)
#303 - Queen of Hearts (7-17-02)
#708 - Lone Star Loot (7-10-02)
#302 - Grand Slam (7-10-02)
#258 - Find the 9's (7-3-02)
#300 - Barrell of Bugs (7-3-02)
#299 - Best of 7's (6-26-02)

#351 - Crossword (6-26-02)
#353 - Cash Dash Double Doubler (6-26-02)
Click Here to Review

#311 - Silver & Gold (6-12-02)
#352 - Snake Eyes (6-12-02)
#309 - Weekly Grand (5-31-02)
#295 - Giant Jumbo Bucks (6-5-02)
#310 - Reel in the Money (5-29-02)
#291 - Rollin in the Dough (5-29-02)
#265 - 9's in a Line - (5-15-02)
#298 - Red Hot & Blue - (5-15-02)

Click here to review

#305 - Cash Corral - (5-8-02)
#292 - Card Shark - (5-8-02)
#277 - Harley Davidson - (5-1-02)

#256 - Bingo - (4-22-02)
#290 - Straight 8's - (4-24-02)
#713 - Stash of Cash - (4-17-02)
#284 - Dueces Wild (4-17-02)
#285 - Boots, Buckles & Bucks (4-17-02)
#709 - Pride of Texas (4-10-02)
#287 - Money Suits Me (4-10-02)
#710 - Show Me The Money (4-1-02)*
#257 - Find the 9's (4-3-02)
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#281 - Loot Pursuit (3-27-02)
#280 - 10th Anniversary (3-27-02)

#254 - Mountains of Gold (3-20-02)
#715 - Lucky Stars (3-13-02)
#289 - Three Times Lucky (3-13-02)
#279 - Dough In A Row - (3-13-02)
#278 - Bluebonnet Bucks (3-6-02)
#283 - Luck of the Dice (3-6-02)
Click here to Review

#282 - Cash Reward - ( 2-27-02)
#706 - Star of Texas (2-20-02)
#276 - Wizzard of Odds (2-20-02)
#275 - Double Lucky Numbers (2-13-02)
#271 - Prairie Dog Dollars (2-6-02)
#702 - Cold Hard Cash (2-6-02)
#273 - Ride to Riches (1-30-02)
#707 - Cattle Drive Cash (1-30-02)
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#274 - Delux 7-11-21 (1-23-02)
#250 - Triple Cash in a Flash (1-2-02)

#253 - Hearts of Gold (1-16-02)
#701 - $25,000 Hearts (1-16-02)
#272 - Deal Me In (1-2-02)
#703 - Wild Cash (12-19-01)
#209 - Cash Explosion (12-18-01)
#269 - Mariachi Money (12-19-01)

#270 - Treasure Hunt (12-12-01)
Click here to review

#704 - Big Bonus Bucks (12-5-01)
#268 - Triple Play (11-28-01)
#248 - Weekly Grand (Reprint) (11-20)
#267 - Cowboy Cash (11-14-01)
#266 - Break the Bank (11-6-01)

# 264 Jingle Bucks (10-31-01)
#252 - Merry Money (10-31-01)
#261 - Harvest Gold (10-24-01)
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#700 - Texas Trails (10-17-01)
#249 - Bonus 7's (10-15-01)
#705 - $50,000 Fortune (10-15-01)
#251 - Cash Across Texas (10-3-01)
#245 - Big Bucks (9-26-01)
#263 - Monster Money (9-26-01)
#244 - Winning Score (9-12-01)
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#207 - Texas Glory (8-29-01)
#260 - Jumbo Bucks (8-15-01)
#206 - $50's Fever (8-15-01)
#243 - Money in the Bank - (8-1-01)
#242 - 7-11-21 (7-18-01)
#262 - Yellow Rose of Texas (7-13-01)
#208 - BINGO (Re-Ordered) (7-11-01)
#241 - Texas BBQ Bucks (7-4-01)
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#230 - Money Machine (6-20-01)
#238 - High Roller (6-6-01)
#205 - Triple Cash in a Flash (5-23-01)
#246 - Weekly Grand (5-9-01)
#247 - 9's in a Line (4-30-01)
#239 - Deep Sea Doubler (4-25-01)
#223 - Yellow Rose of Texas (4-11-01)
#240 Wild Money (May 9, 2001)

#204 Moolah Magic (3-28-01)
#237 - Aces High (3-14-01)
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#228 - Break The Bank (2-23-01)
#203 - Cash Explosion (2-28-01)
#236 - 9's in a Line - (2-2-01)
#229 - Weekly Grand (2-2-01)
#234 - Pot O Gold (2-14-01)
#235 - Masquerade Match Up (1-31-01)
#233 - Cupid Cash (1-23-01)
#217 - Mega Money (1-3-01)
#232 - Fast Cash (1-11-01)
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#231 - Triple 3 (12-6-00)
#227 - 9's in a Line (11-16-00)
#226 - High 5 (11-22-00)
#225 - Gold Gusher (11-22-00)
#224 - Jingle Bucks (11-3-00)
#222 - $25,000 Diamonds (8-18-00)
#221 - Rake in the Cash (10-06-00)
#220 - Triple Blackjack (10-20-00)
(Click Here To Review)



#219 - 9 Lives (9-8-00)
#218 - Texas Football Fever (9-15-00)
#216 - Beat the Heat (8-4-00)
#215 - Break the Bank (7-1-00)
#214 - 10 Times the Money (8-25-00)
#213 - 9's in a Line (7-18-00)
#212 - Wild, Wild Winning (7-7-00)
#211 - $24K (6-23-00)
#210 - Hot Hand (6-9-00)
(Click Here To Review)

#202 - In The Chips (8-18-00)
#201 - Winning Combinations (1-19-00)
#200 - BINGO (1-5-00)
#199 - Run For The Money (5-26-00)
#198 - Piece of Cake (5-19-00)
#197 - Heads or Tails ()
#196 - $25,000 Diamonds (5-3-00)
#193 - Spring Fever (3-17-00)
#190 - Texas RoundUp (1-31-00)
(Click Here To Review)

IMPORTANT NOTICE
On the TLC's promotional pieces in place at the stores,
the Tx Lottery still refuses to disclose how many prizes there are for
each prize and they refuse to tell us how many tickets they ordered.
This is WRONG? Click here for details.

** Dec. 2001 - California players are suing the California Lottery for
non-disclosure of scratch ticket data. Click here to read the story.



#297 - Beat the House ($2)
- To Be Introduced Feb 12, 2003 -
(TLC Actually Received 12,229,500 Tickets)

See how many winning tickets remain unclaimed - Click here. (pdf)

Prizes # of Tickets Odds of Winning
$20,000 14 1 in 873,536
$2000 28 1 in 436,768
$100 17,522 1 in 698
$50 48,918 1 in 250
$40 48,918 1 in 250
$20 48,899 1 in 250
$10 97,774 1 in 125
$8 48,918 1 in 250
$5 147,070 1 in 83
$4 978,324 1 in 12.50
Totals
Overall Odds of Winning

(Getting Back more than your $2)
1,436,385 1 in 8.514
$2 (Break-Even) 1,198,273 1 in 10.21
Totals
Overall Odds of Not Losing
2,634,658 1 in 4.64

The TLC says ... "Overall odds of winning any
prize are 1 in ?? (4.64) including break-even prizes"

Out of 12,229,500 tickets, there are:
Winning Tickets - 1,436,385
Break Even Tickets - 1,198,273
Absolute Losers - 9,594,842


#344 - Easy 8's ($1)
- To Be Introduced February 12, 2003 -
(TLC Actually Received 14,927,500 Tickets)

See how many winning tickets remain unclaimed - Click here. (pdf)

Prizes # of Tickets Odds of Winning
$800 189 1 in 78,981
$188 1862 1 in 8,017
$88 3747 1 in 3,984
$48 18,671 1 in 800
$18 59,710 1 in 250
$10 29,813 1 in 501
$8 74,614 1 in 200
$5 59,710 1 in 250
$4 104,603 1 in 143
$3 119,417 1 in 125
$2 1,492,928 1 in 10
Totals
Overall Odds of Winning

(Getting Back more than your $1)
1,965,264 1 in 7.60
$1 (Break-Even) 1,194,019 1 in 12.50
Totals
Overall Odds of Not Losing
3,159,283 1 in 4.72

The TLC says ... "Overall odds of winning any
prize are 1 in 4.72 including break-even prizes"

Out of 14,927,500 tickets, there are:
Winning Tickets - 1,965,264
Break Even Tickets - 1,194,019
Absolute Losers - 11,768,217


#721 - Double Down ($5)
- To Be Introduced Jan 29, 2003 -
(TLC Actually Received 3,048,075 Tickets)

See how many winning tickets remain unclaimed - Click here. (pdf)

Prizes # of Tickets Odds of Winning
$40,000 3 1 in 1,016,025
$5000 9 1 in 338,675
$1000 75 1 in 40,641
$500 275 1 in 11,084
$200 375 1 in 8,128
$100 4502 1 in 677
$50 25,497 1 in 120
$20 81,282 1 in 38
$15 60,968 1 in 50
$10 203,198 1 in 15
Totals
Overall Odds of Winning

(Getting Back more than your $5)
376,184 1 in 8.10
$5 (Break-Even) 629,930 1 in 4.84
Totals
Overall Odds of Not Losing
1,006,114 1 in 3.03

The TLC says ... "Overall odds of winning any
prize are 1 in 3.03 including break-even prizes"

Out of 3,048,075 tickets, there are:
Winning Tickets - 376,184
Break Even Tickets - 629,930
Absolute Losers - 2,041,961


#346 - Roses & Riches ($2)
- To Be Introduced Jan 29, 2003 -
(TLC Actually Received 8,038,000 Tickets)

See how many winning tickets remain unclaimed - Click here. (pdf)

Prizes # of Tickets Odds of Winning
$20,000 8 1 in 1,004,750
$1000 50 1 in 160,760
$500 335 1 in 23,994
$200 2697 1 in 2,980
$100 4952 1 in 1,623
$80 16,104 1 in 499
$40 32,152 1 in 250
$20 32,134 1 in 250
$10 112,530 1 in 71
$5 385,900 1 in 21
$3 514,432 1 in 16
Totals
Overall Odds of Winning

(Getting Back more than your $2)
1,101,294 1 in 7.30
$2 (Break-Even) 610,888 1 in 13.16
Totals
Overall Odds of Not Losing
1,1712,182 1 in 4.69

The TLC says ... "Overall odds of winning any
prize are 1 in 4.69 including break-even prizes"

Out of 8,038,000 tickets, there are:
Winning Tickets - 1,101,294
Break Even Tickets - 610,888
Absolute Losers - 6,325,818


#333 - Winning in 3's ($3)
- To Be Introduced Jan 29, 2003 -
(TLC Actually Received 6,108,625 Tickets)

See how many winning tickets remain unclaimed - Click here. (pdf)

Prizes # of Tickets Odds of Winning
$30,000 6 1 in 1,018,104
$3000 9 1 in 678,736
$1000 150 1 in 40,724
$100 6495 1 in 941
$50 48,869 1 in 125
$20 73,260 1 in 83
$15 97,738 1 in 62
$10 73,389 1 in 83
$9 97,645 1 in 63
$7 97,789 1 in 62
$4 146,688 1 in 42
Totals
Overall Odds of Winning

(Getting Back more than your $3)
642,038 1 in 9.514
$3 (Break-Even) 879,699 1 in 6.94
Totals
Overall Odds of Not Losing
1,521,737 1 in 4.01

The TLC says ... "Overall odds of winning any
prize are 1 in 4.01 including break-even prizes"

Out of 6,108,625 tickets, there are:
Winning Tickets - 642,038
Break Even Tickets - 879,699
Absolute Losers - 4,586,888



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