Most interesting.

I've always avoided the scratch-it tickets because they are always stacked against the individual.

And... now with reports of fraud....

Yes, there are LOOSERS.

Say the odds are 1:1,000,000 of winning a large jackpot.

Then half of the jackpot tickets are stolen.

Suddenly the odds that the rest of the "public" get are 1:2,000,000

I have no doubt there is an insider in many of these stories, for example the store that sold Ms. Ginther the winning tickets (and mysteriously closed). That person needs to be tracked down and prosecuted if they received any kind of kickback.

As far as the drawings for the "pick the number" lotteries.

Certainly any winning of $10 Million or more would be life altering.

However, I never consider it "worth-it" to buy a ticket for a 1:100 Million chance to win $10 Million.

It gets more complicated when it becomes a 1:100 Million chance to win $200 Million.