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

April 21, 2012 1 comment

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

April 15, 2012 Leave a comment

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

April 10, 2012 Leave a comment

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

April 10, 2012 Leave a comment

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

$13m Oz Lotto Draw 3/4/12 – Over $450 Lost – Did somebody say ‘scammed’?

Just checked the $13m Oz Lotto draw for tonight (3rd April 2012) – what a nasty surprise. Having played 2xSystem 9, 26 x System 8’s and 140 Standard Games, it looks like I’ve only won a single prize. That’s over $513 of tickets to get what looks to be around $26 back.

I’m feeling much too ‘dark’ to calculate out my usual odds and will post them tomorrow (at a glance it looks like the odds have pushed out considerably now – the only Tatts game that was returning CLOSE to the odds they claim has turned out like every other Tatts lottery game – a sham in terms of odds).

More soon.

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

 

 

Tattslotto $21m Superdraw 31/3/12 – Less Than 10% Return, Lost $330+

As expected, the Tattslotto $21m superdraw once again proved what a deceptive joke these lotteries are.

I spent $364.40 in tickets for this superdraw, comprised of:
4 x System 8, 38 x System 7, 178 x Standard Games

Return? One division 5 and one division 6 – $33.20 won back. That’s less than 10% of money spent on tickets “won” back.

Here’s my 2012 stats for Tattslotto following the Superdraw – as you can see, Tattslotto has now returned around 34% back in winnings, leaving a total loss on Tattslotto for 2012 of $2,029.20. The odds also continue to be far worse than those published on the Tatts website. 4,935 games played on Tattslotto and only 64 “wins”, meaning odds in excess of 1 in 77 games has won. Remember, this is after the so-called “more winners” with Division 6.

I, amongst the millions of others, am a big time Tattsloser. Conned by the promise of winning big. My $5,309 lost in 2012 so far is one tale out of countless others – when will our government move to put fairer regulations and controls on the advertising for these lotteries, to remove the glamor and put clear warnings that playing lotto can be damaging to your financial health.

Saturday Tattslotto Odds
Summary of my odds playing Tattersalls Tattslotto in 2012
$ Spent Playing $3,086.75
$ Won $1,057.55
Net Position (Negative = Lost) -$2,029.20
% Return in Dollars 34.26%
# Games Played 4935
# Games Won 64
Odds Experienced: 1 in 77
Tatts Claimed Odds: 1 in 53
% Difference To Tatts Odds 69%
(Less than 100% means less returns than published odds suggest)
Total Lost In 2012 Playing Tatts Lotteries -$5,309.74