The more you know, the more fun you’ll have playing our games. That’s why this month, we’re going to explain some of the most common gambling myths and help you better understand the odds.
We wish every ticket could be a lucky one, but that is just not possible. Each time you buy a ticket, you have to beat the odds in order to win a prize. Watch the video to see how odds for scratch-off tickets work.
Millions of tickets are printed for each game. Some have prizes, some don’t. To calculate the odds of winning a prize on a scratch-off ticket, take the total number of tickets and divide that by the total number of winning tickets.
Buying multiple tickets at once improves odds.
FACT: Your odds of winning a prize don’t improve if you buy more tickets. Each individual ticket has the same chance of winning. If the odds of winning a prize are 1 in 2, it doesn’t mean that one out of every two tickets is a winner. Because tickets are randomly distributed across the state, when you buy two tickets, you’ll end up with one of the following combinations:
- Two winning tickets
- Two losing tickets
- One losing ticket and one winning ticket
The odds of winning are printed on the back of each scratch-off ticket. Odds change daily as people win prizes. You can find out how many prizes are available for any game by going to nclottery.com and looking under the “Games” tab. The list is updated on a daily basis so you’ll always know how many prizes are left.
Remember, it only takes one ticket to win.
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