# Washington State Lottery Quiz

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Find out which Washington State Lottery games have the best odds of winning and learn other useful lottery trivia!

• 1.

### You spend \$1 twice a week on Mega Millions lottery tickets. In the course of a year, are you more likely to win the Mega Millions jackpot or get struck by lightning?

• A.

Mega Millions

• B.

Struck by lightning

B. Struck by lightning
Explanation
Mega Millions odds: 1:1,689,534
Struck by lightning odds: 1:500,000

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• 2.

### Which Washington State Lottery game has the best odds to win \$10,000?

• A.

Daily Keno

• B.

Fabulous Fortune \$5 Scratch Game

• C.

Washington Millionaire III \$20 Scratch Game

• D.

Match 4

• E.

Big Payout \$10 Scratch Game

D. Match 4
Explanation
Almost every game in the Washington State Lottery has different odds for each prize level. In this case Match 4 has the best odds.

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• 3.

### As of May 2009, how many games does the Washington State Lottery currently have?

• A.

72

• B.

65

• C.

48

• D.

52

• E.

39

D. 52
Explanation
The Washington State Lottery currently 46 Scratch and 6 Draw games.

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• 4.

### If you spend \$1 on a quick-pick Lotto ticket, your odds of winning are 1:6,991,908. If you spend \$2 for 2 quick-pick tickets for one drawing, your odds are:

• A.

Still the same: 1:6,991,908

• B.

Twice as good:1:3,495,594

• C.

Worse: 1:13,983,816

• D.

Not Enough Information Provided

B. Twice as good:1:3,495,594
Explanation
There are 6,991,908 possible winning combinations. By buying two tickets, each with different numbers, you doubled your chance of winning.

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• 5.

### You plan on winning \$100 TODAY! Which game gives you the best odds of winning?

• A.

Double Your Luck! \$1 Scratch game

• B.

Scratch For Cash \$2 Scratch Game

• C.

Emerald Green Slingo \$3 Scratch Game

• D.

Daily Keno

• E.

The Daily Game

D. Daily Keno
Explanation
Almost every game in the Washington State Lottery has different odds for each prize level. In this case Daily Keno has the best odds.

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• 6.

### How much money did the Washington State Lottery generate for education contruction projects in 2008?

• A.

\$102 Million

• B.

\$297 Million

• C.

\$412 Million

• D.

\$688 Million

• E.

\$1.12 Billion

A. \$102 Million
Explanation
According to the Washington State Lottery's Web site, \$102 million was generated for education construction projects in 2008.

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• 7.

### You hit the \$3,200,000 Washington Lotto Jackpot! How much does the IRS withhold?

• A.

\$32,000

• B.

\$320,000

• C.

\$640,000

• D.

\$800,000

• E.

\$1.067 Million

D. \$800,000
Explanation
If you hit a big jackpot, the IRS withholds 25% of your winnings.

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• 8.

### You decide you want to win either the Lotto or Mega Millions jackpot. You spend \$1 on a Lotto ticket and \$20 on 20 Mega Millions tickets. Which game gives you better odds of hitting the jackpot?

• A.

Mega Millions

• B.

Lotto

B. Lotto
Explanation
The odds of winning the Washington Lotto jackpot are 25.13 times better than the odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot.

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• 9.

### You won \$500 playing the numbers 1-4-5 on The Daily Game!!! What is the probability that the same numbers will be drawn the next time?

• A.

Same

• B.

Lower

• C.

Higher

A. Same
Explanation
Assuming that each drawing is totally random, the computer or machine doing the drawing has no memory of the last draw. They're independent events and so the probability of hitting the same numbers is exactly the same as before.

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• 10.

### How much was the largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history?

• A.

\$280 Million

• B.

\$320 Million

• C.

\$390 Million

• D.

\$430 Million

C. \$390 Million
Explanation
According to Wikipedia, on March 6, 2007, a Mega Millions jackpot worth \$390 million was split by two ticket holders from two states, Georgia and New Jersey.

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