Play Smart: Understanding The Odds
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Play Smart: Understanding The Odds


[guitar riff] [buzzer] Whoa, whoa, whoa! Hey! Who are you? I’m your Play Smarts, sport! I’m here to help you make informed decisions before you start playing the lottery. Scratch-offs have odds, like this one. One in four. See? So the odds show how many winners there are overall in the game. Overall 25% of the tickets in this game are winners. What the odds don’t tell us: where we’ll find the winners. Purchasing a few in a row does not guarantee a win. It’s random! Follow me, sport? It doesn’t just apply to scratch-offs. It applies to draw games, too. Yeah, some people think they can predict which numbers you due to be drawn, but remember, every drawing is random, and prior results? They don’t mean anything. Yep, those numbered balls in that draw machine are just that: balls. They have no memory or plan of action. It might seem like there’s a pattern, but there isn’t It we could predict which balls would be drawn, well, that wouldn’t be random! Would it? Watching a lottery drawing hoping you’ll win is exciting. Just remember, it’s always random. Random. Got it, coach! Good. Now get in there and have some fun! Go you! When you play the lottery, Play Smart™.

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