*Jumbo Bucks*scratcher, and what percentage of total prizes remain in the game.

Prize | % Remaining |
---|---|

$25,000 | 63.3% |

$500 | 58.2% |

$100 | 56.0% |

$50 | 56.3% |

$30 | 56.5% |

$20 | 57.8% |

$10 | 58.3% |

$5 | 59.2% |

$4 | 58.9% |

$2 | 60.2% |

ALL PRIZES | 59.74% |

*should*be remaining. Any prize 55% or lower has paid out too many prizes and should expect to go COLD to catch up (Law of Large Numbers), meanwhile any prize at 64% or higher should expect to go HOT to catch up. With

*Jumbo Bucks*we have a range of 56%-63% which is RIGHT in the zone of expected payouts.

NOW let's look at the $2

*Arkansas Riches*.

Prize | % Remaining |
---|---|

$20,000 | 50.0% |

$1,000 | 75.6% |

$200 | 55.1% |

$100 | 54.1% |

$40 | 53.5% |

$25 | 54.4% |

$10 | 54.9% |

$4 | 56.5% |

$2 | 57.1% |

ALL PRIZES | 57.13% |

**But if you look, the $1,000 prize is WAY over range, some 18% higher than where it mathematically SHOULD be. Therefore the $2**

*Arkansas Riches*scratcher has a hot spot right now!

I am still a little torn about my recommendation though, The

*Arkansas Riches*scratcher is so far the stingiest scratcher on the board. It's API (Average Prize Index) has slipped from an initial average prize of $4.98 all the way down to $4.87 (A drop of 11 cents, by far the largest drop on the board). But there is no denying that somewhere out there, exists quite a few $1,000 winners waiting to be picked up.

So for today, DUE to the fact that new scratchers are on their way (numbers any time you're ready there Arkansas Lottery Commission!) I am placing a recommended HOLD on all scratchers. IF you simply cannot WAIT to buy a lottery ticket then I will place a "MILD BUY" on the Arkansas Riches, simply because of the hot spot!

**Always remember, play the lottery for entertainment only, if you think you have a problem, you probably do, call your local Gambler's Anonymous!**