Got a Little Lotto? Don't Ignore It

Does you state lottery have a little lotto game? They often have the best odds of winning a substantial lottery prize but tend to be ignored by a lot of lottery players.
Don’t let jackpot greed get in the way of winning a great prize. If your state lottery has a little lotto or lotto 5 game, play it regularly. I’ll examine a few.

Looking at California Lottery’s Fantasy 5 game (5/39) we find top prizes typically over $100,000, secondary prizes in the $300 to $500 range all at decent odds for a daily lotto game.
Match
Odds 1 in
All 5 of 5 winning numbers
1 in 575,757
Any 4 of 5 winning numbers
1 in 3,387
Any 3 of 5 winning numbers
1 in 103
Any 2 of 5 winning numbers
1 in 10

For a $1 wager these are GOOD odds folks. The primary reason the jackpot is this low is because very people FEW in California play Fantasy 5.
Lets look at a lottery where more of the players play the Fantasy 5 game

The Florida Lottery Fantasy 5 game (5/36) is played daily, has better odds, and larger prizes than the California Lottery game. It also features a “roll down” where if the jackpot isn’t won, the money is divided and placed into secondary prizes! The Florida Lottery typically has jackpot winners on 90% of the drawings. That’s putting a lot of cash back in the hands of players.

Prize Level

Estimated Prize
Estimated Prize
if no top-prize winner
Odds of Winning
5-of-5
$200,000
Roll Down
1:376,992
4-of-5
$100
$555
(maximum)
1:2,432.21
3-of-5
$10
$20
1:81.07
2-of-5
Free Ticket
Free Ticket
1:8.39

The New Jersey Lottery features the Jersey Cash 5 game (5/40) played daily with prizes similar to Florida’s game but no roll down feature.





Match

PrizeOdds of WinningPrize
5 out of 5
Jackpot
1 : 658,008
$200,000 avg
4 out of 5
Second
1 : 3,760
$500 avg
3 out of 5
Third
1 : 111
$11 avg
These games are the best lottery games for winning large prizes in the hundreds of thousand of dollars, with the best odds. Best of all they only cost $1 a play!