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Which Lottery Games Have the Best Odds of Winning?

May the odds be ever in your favor.

Sure, jackpot odds get the most news. As in, the odds of hitting the Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 302,575,350.  

But have you considered the overall odds of winning a prize? There are a total 9 ways to win Mega Millions, from the jackpot down to $2. Winning a very fine $500? That’s a 1 in 38,792 shot. Take a look at how some of your favorite lottery games stack up in:

Note: We're not including Pick 3 and Pick 4 style games because odds vary depending on your play type (box, straight, etc.).

Which Lottery Games Have the Best Odds in Texas?

All or Nothing is the lottery game with the best odds in Texas! You have a 1 in 4.5 shot of winning a prize. (We've had two individual Jackpocket players in TX hit the $250,000 jackpot!)

Game Overall Odds of Winning
All Or Nothing 1 in 4.5
Cash 5 1 in 7.2
Lotto Texas 1 in 7.9
Mega Millions 1 in 24
Powerball 1 in 25
Texas Two Step 1 in 32.4

Which Lottery Games Have the Best Odds in New York?

Your best bet in NY? Cash4Life. You've got a 1 in 8 shot of winning a prize. (Take 5 is a close second!). 

Game Overall Odds of Winning
Cash4Life 1 in 8
Take 5 1 in 8.77
Pick 10 1 in 17
Mega Millions 1 in 24
Powerball 1 in 25
New York Lotto 1 in 92.05

Which Lottery Games Have the Best Odds in New Jersey?

The NJ lottery game with the best odds is Pick-6 with XTRA! You have 1 in 7 overall odds of winning a prize.

Game Overall Odds of Winning
Pick-6 with XTRA 1 in 7
Cash4Life 1 in 8
Jersey Cash 5 with XTRA 1 in 11
Mega Millions 1 in 24
Powerball 1 in 25
Pick-6 1 in 54
Jersey Cash 5 1 in 153

Which Lottery Games Have the Best Odds in Ohio?

Ohioans will have the best luck playing Lucky for Life or Rolling Cash 5.

Game Overall Odds of Winning
Lucky for Life 1 in 8
Rolling Cash 5 1 in 9
Mega Millions 1 in 24
Powerball 1 in 25
Classic Lotto 1 in 54

Which Lottery Games Have the Best Odds in Minnesota?

When in Minnesota, play Northstar Cash. You've got 1 in 6 odds of winning.

Game Overall Odds of Winning
Northstar Cash 1 in 6
Lotto America 1 in 9.63
Gopher 5 1 in 12
Mega Millions 1 in 24
Powerball 1 in 25

Which Lottery Games Have the Best Odds in Colorado?

There's a lot to love in Colorado... Like the Colorado Lottery game Cash 5, which has incredible 1 in 5.22 overall odds of winning. 

Game Overall Odds of Winning
Cash 5 1 in 5.22
Lucky for Life 1 in 8
Mega Millions 1 in 24
Powerball 1 in 25
Colorado Lotto+ 1 in 30

Which Lottery Games Have the Best Odds in Arkansas?

Arkansas, your best bet is Lucky for Life or Natural State Jackpot. Good thing these games boast amazing prizes!

Game Overall Odds of Winning
Lucky for Life 1 in 8
Natural State Jackpot 1 in 9
Mega Millions 1 in 24
Powerball 1 in 25

So what's it gonna be? Better odds or BIGGER jackpots? Either way, happy picking. 

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