## Powerball Australia – Two Lucky $50m Winners 2015

Here’s a bit more food for thought… in the last six months we’ve had two Powerball $50m jackpots go to a single first division winner. One in Canberra, one in WA. That’s right, the whole $50m jackpot to a single ticket entry. The Canberra ticket was supposedly won a $5.55 ticket. Bet that makes you regular players and supporters of these games and syndicate entries feel awesome!

Think about the sheer number of entries – then park that, and think about the huge number of supposedly better odds system entries and massive syndicate entries. You know, the ones your local agent and Tatts advocate as a much better chance of winning. That didn’t win in either case. I’ve seen $1,300 powerball syndicates on sale for both draws (10 shares), $130,000 tickets a piece, that netted jack squat.

In the last Powerball $50m jackpot draw I bought a $210 syndicate entry, and won $5.80. That’s just a shade more money to buy a $5.55 ticket that could “scoop” me $50m! WINNING!

## Tattslotto Results – 21st April (21/4) 2012

It’s been a week long of playing every Tattersalls lottery game and winning nothing, culminating in yet another Saturday Tattslotto loss.

My total losses playing Tatts Lotteries in 2012 is now over $7,500. Here’s some interesting statistics for you:

In 2012, I’ve played a total (across all lotteries – Mon/Wed, Super 7’s, Powerball & Saturday Lotto)** of 16,904 games**. And how many times I have I won? Largely floated by Division 6 / 7,** 203 wins**. Across all lotteries the average return against published odds, across this number of games, is 64% – meaning that the odds I’ve experienced playing Tatts games has been some **36% WORSE** than what is published.

Here’s the scorecard for Saturday Tattslotto – as you can see, it’s **returned less than 31% of the money I’ve spent** in winnings (based on the $ spent this means I’ve **lost over $2,500 on Saturday Lotto** alone).

Saturday Tattslotto Odds | |

Summary of my odds playing Tattersalls Tattslotto in 2012 | |

$ Spent Playing | $3,616.80 |

$ Won | $1,095.55 |

Net Position (Negative = Lost) | -$2,521.25 |

% Return in Dollars | 30.29% |

# Games Played | 5742 |

# Games Won | 68 |

Odds Experienced: 1 in | 84 |

Tatts Claimed Odds: 1 in | 53 |

% Difference To Tatts Odds | 63% |

(Less than 100% means less returns than published odds suggest) | |

Total Lost In 2012 Playing Tatts Lotteries | -$7,505.63 |

## Approaching $7k Tatts Losses – Epic Fail on Saturday Lotto – No Wins

Here’s the latest run-down of stats. As you can see, I’m approaching nearly $7,000 lost playing Tatts lotteries in 2012. As I hit the $7k mark I’m feeling like it’s time to wind up this pointless ‘dreaming’ (AKA: being taken advantage of by Tatts).

Out of interest (and, not surprisingly) Saturday Lotto ripped me clean once more. The run-down of games I played is as follows:

**3 x System 8, 23 x System 7, 100 x Standard Games**

Out of interest, that’s around **345** games played. Winnings? **ZERO**. Making the odds result for this draw ZERO in 345.

My overall 2012 stats and odds for Saturday Tattslotto is as follows – continuing to track far worse than what Tatts claims on its “odds of winning”, returning 31% of money played (for Saturday Tattslotto alone **I’ve lost over $2,430**). I’ve played over **5,600** standard games of Saturday Tattslotto to generate these stats, averaged over every Tattslotto draw in 2012.

Saturday Tattslotto Odds | |

Summary of my odds playing Tattersalls Tattslotto in 2012 | |

$ Spent Playing | $3,525.80 |

$ Won | $1,095.55 |

Net Position (Negative = Lost) | -$2,430.25 |

% Return in Dollars | 31.07% |

# Games Played | 5605 |

# Games Won | 68 |

Odds Experienced: 1 in | 82 |

Tatts Claimed Odds: 1 in | 53 |

% Difference To Tatts Odds | 64% |

(Less than 100% means less returns than published odds suggest) | |

Total Lost In 2012 Playing Tatts Lotteries | -$6,885.98 |

## Super 7’s Oz Lotto $15m Jackpot – Pre-Draw Rundown

Here comes another Super 7’s Oz Lotto jackpot – tonight $15m… “Imagine what you could do with **$15 million dollars**” (bold representing emphasis applied by voice over artist on Tattersalls lottery ads on radio).

Tonight’s draw sees me with $472.65 on the line, consisting of:

2 x System 9, 23 x System 8, 138 Standard Games

I’ve also got two syndicate entries:

6 x System 8’s

1 x System 10, 1 x System 9, 3 x System 8

I typically don’t record the syndicate entries in my ‘player stats’ and odds run-down. I’ll look into incorporating these, but will need to work out a fair way to represent the # games won based on the syndicate # players and prizes paid out… oh, wait a minute, what am I worried about – these lotteries just suck the money out of you and don’t pay out jack shit.

## Tatts Monday Lotto – Odds now 5 times WORSE than published

Apologies for the hiatus in publishing this blog. My internet got suspended and my car broke down, causing significant financial stress. Here’s the latest odds update following Monday night’s lotto draw – as you can see, the odds I’ve experienced playing Monday Lotto every night in 2012 have proven extremely poor and nothing like what is published by Tattersalls.

These odds are taken over 2,200 games played in 14 draws, and show just how poor the odds are proving, despite Tatts claims that the new Division 6 means “more winners”. I’m not sure how that can be, given the odds are only 19% of what they’re publishing and the ‘winnings’ returned are less than 17%.

Monday Lotto Odds | |

Summary of my odds playing Tattersalls Monday Lotto in 2012 | |

$ Spent Playing | $1,075.90 |

$ Won | $181.80 |

Net Position (Negative = Lost) | -$894.10 |

% Return in Dollars | 16.90% |

# Games Played | 2221 |

# Games Won | 8 |

Odds Experienced: 1 in | 278 |

Tatts Claimed Odds: 1 in | 53 |

% Difference To Tatts Odds | 19% |

(Less than 100% means less returns than published odds suggest) | |

Total Lost In 2012 Across All Tatts Lotteries | -$6,910.39 |

## Monday Lotto 2/4/12 – $115.25 Lost, Odds 400% Worse Than Published By Tatts

Tonight’s Monday lotto draw – spent $115.25 on tickets, being:

2 x System 8, 18 x System 7, 30 Standard Games

After draw results – won absolutely **nothing**. Yet again. This brings my **actual odds** of playing Monday Lotto to only **1 win in 233**. This is over **four times worse** than the odds published by Tattersalls for this game. I’ve played every Monday Lotto since the start of 2012 to accumulate these odds – so that’s over 3 months of draws, combinations of entries, and over $880 spent on tickets.

To me, this represents a fair section of data from which to compare the odds published by Tattersalls for Monday lotto. Those odds are 1:53. That assumes the lotteries are, indeed, completely random. This means my odds have been over **400% worse than what Tatts claims**. How, therefore, can it be fair and reasonable to publish and promote the lottery on this basis?

Here’s my Monday Lotto breakdown FYI:

Monday Lotto Odds | |

Summary of my odds playing Tattersalls Monday Lotto in 2012 | |

$ Spent Playing | $882.80 |

$ Won | $181.80 |

Net Position (Negative = Lost) | -$701.00 |

% Return in Dollars | 20.59% |

# Games Played | 1865 |

# Games Won | 8 |

Odds Experienced: 1 in | 233 |

Tatts Claimed Odds: 1 in | 53 |

% Difference To Tatts Odds | 23% |

(Less than 100% means less returns than published odds suggest) | |

Total Lost In 2012 Across All Tatts Lotteries | -$5,424.99 |