During the month of March, we’re explaining some of the most common gambling myths so you have a better understanding of how odds work. This week we’re tackling draw games.
There’s no magic formula for picking the winning numbers when you play a draw game. The odds of a specific number coming out never change. Watch this short video to see how draw game odds work.
DRAW GAME MYTHS:
Myth #1: Odds of winning go down when more people play.
FACT: The odds for each jackpot game remain constant. Each player has the option of choosing any number combination available. This means that each ticket has the same chance of winning. No matter how many people play the game, your odds of winning will not change.
Myth #2: If I get a Quick Pick ticket I am more likely to win.
FACT: The odds of winning stay the same regardless of how you choose your numbers. Each number combination has the same chance of coming out. This means, it doesn’t matter if you pick your own numbers or let the computer pick, the odds will not change.
Myth #3: If I buy my ticket in a big city my chances of winning are better.
FACT: No matter where you buy your ticket, the odds of winning will not change. Odds are based on the number of tickets you buy and the amount of number combinations, not on your location. You can buy a ticket at any retail location in the state or online and still have the same chance of winning.
It’s also important to remember that drawings are independent of each other. This means, every number combination has the same chance of being drawn.
You can find the odds for each of our draw games by going to nclottery.com and looking under the “Games” tab.
Remember, the more you know, the more fun you’ll have playing our games.
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