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Is it true that the odds of being struck by lightning are better than the odds of winning a lottery?

"...This myth was mathematically debunked by Iowa Lottery Commissioner Ed Stanek (who has a doctorate in physics) in an October 1997 issue of Public Gaming International magazine."

"Statistics gathered by NASPL as well indicate that in one year alone (1996) 1,136 people won a million dollars or more and an additional 4,520 won $100,000 or more by playing North American lotteries. By contrast, 91 people were killed by lightning during that same year..."

From "Top Ten Myths About Lottery (and Why They Are Not True)"
by Duane V. Burke
CEO & Chairman, Public Gaming Research Institute, Inc. (PGRI)

Read the full article at NASPL web site


WLA Warns of Foreign Lottery Fraud Risks

If you receive a "prize notification" from a suspicious lottery:
• don't respond to the emails
• don't pay any money in advance to collect a prize
• don't reveal your full identity
• don't reveal your bank account number or credit card details

Read the full article at WLA web site


Lottery, Casino, and Sports Betting - A Comparison of the House Edge

by: Melkam Dirset

The house edge is one of the most important criteria that every player should consider whenever he/she is engaged in any type of gambling. It tells us how much of our money goes to the gambling agent's pocket and how much is redistributed to the winners. The purpose of this article is to compare the house edges of three representative games of a casino, a sports betting, and a lottery, so that a casual gambler, and even a veteran one for that matter, would be aware of what lies behind the curtain.

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Classification of United States Lottery Games

by: Melkam Dirset

There are close to 200 lottery games played in 43 states of the United States. Although these games are known by nearly as many different names, 99% of them can can be classified into 4 groups because of their similarity. This articles lists the four groups and their main features.

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Powerball and Mega Millions Jackpot Odds

by: Melkam Dirset

As Featured On EzineArticles The chances of winning the Powerball jackpot are nearly one in 200 million, and those of Mega Millions one in 175 million. What is actually the physical significance of these numbers, and why are there no winners draw after draw though millions of people are playing these games?

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Pick 3 Lottery Games - Combinations and Probabilities

by: Melkam Dirset

As Featured On EzineArticles Although each drawing of a Pick 3 lottery game does not have anything to do with the previous draws, there are still some patterns which are both theoretically and practically demonstrated to be true that every regular Pick 3 lottery player should be aware of them. In this article we shall see the frequency and probability of boxes (that is, any arrangement of the digits) of the Pick 3 lottery game by first classifying the numbers into three groups.

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Pick 4 Lottery Games - Combinations and Probabilities

by: Melkam Dirset

Needless to say that each drawing of a Pick 4 lottery game is independent of the previous draws, however, every regular Pick 4 lottery player should be aware of some patterns which are both theoretically and practically demonstrated to be true. In this article we shall see the frequency and probability of boxes (that is, any arrangement of the digits) of the Pick 4 lottery game by first classifying the numbers into five groups.

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8 lottery winners who lost their millions

by: Ellen Goodstein, Bankrate.com

Having piles of cash only compounds problems for some people. Here are sad tales of foolishness, hit men, greedy relatives and dreams dashed.

Read the full article at MSN web site


Protecting Your Lottery Winnings

by: lottobuster.com

"After a big lottery win, planning is everything" says Anderson, lead programmer at Lotto Buster Software. "The initial decisions you make are going to determine if the money will bring you great happiness or if you are destined to become another ‘riches to rag’ story." So what should you do if you hit ‘the big one’? Anderson advises that you do the following before spending any money or making any commitments.

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Revealed - The REAL Truth About Lottery Odds

by: Terry Fisher

The Truth about Lottery Odds convinced us to change the way we play. Dramatically. It will almost certainly convince you to do the same. To illustrate why, we use the USA Power Ball game as an example, but you will soon see the arguments apply to any Lottery game, 5-ball or 6-ball.

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How To Avoid Identity Theft

by: Bernard Pragides

Identity theft and fraud are no fun. While nothing is foolproof, there are some basic guidelines you can follow to help you avoid identity theft. Keep your identity intact with these helpful tips. Print them out and share them with your loved ones.

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