Lousiana Scratch Off Lottery Cards – Are they good?

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Lousiana Scratch Off Lottery Cards – Are they good?

Lousiana Lottery scratch off cards follow the same principle as in other states, and in this article we’ll examine them closely and see how do the Louisiana scratch off cards stack up against some of the most popular counterparts in Florida and New Jersey. Let’s have a look at what you can win in the bayou.

The cheapest cards offer pocket money

All the $1 scratch off cards in Louisiana offer a very limited jackpot, from $2,000 or $8,000 so these are the type of cards you play if you’re broke and have to pay your rent, or you’re a kid and want to buy your first car. Needless to say, any scratch card where you stand to win less than 10,000x the price of the card isn’t supposed to be a good choice. But these scratch off cards are targeting a specific audience, and unlike the big jackpots you’ll never win, here you actually stand a chance of getting just enough money to buy that used Camaro with an oil leak.

Almost all the cards in the $1 range offer a chance to win of roughly 1:5, and a chance to win the jackpot between 1:220.000 and 1:340.000. Do note the number of jackpots and the number of claimed jackpots to see how many jackpot scratch off cards remain available for purchase.

Medium-priced cards aren’t as good as they should be

The $2 scratch cards seem to be a much better choice. For a still quite low investment you can win up from $12,000 to $15,000. Consider this an improved version of the lowest cards. $3 cards offer prizes of $30,000 while the $5 cards offer prizes of $100,000, but by now the trend is noticeable. The Louisiana scratch cards just don’t reach the heights of the cards in Florida or New Jersey, where for $5 you can either opt for one of the $1,000,000 jackpot cards or the “win $2,500 per week for life” type of card, but in Louisiana you’ll have to settle for a much lower prize for the same ticket price. And it gets worse as you reach the most expensive bayou scratch cards.

Two $10 cards offer only $200,000 each

While the top two cards in Louisiana – both priced at $10 – offer a healthy 20.000:1 ratio of potential win to ticket price, it’s just not as attractive as those scratch cards that give you a chance to win millions. Sure, these two might even turn out to be better choices than those more expensive cards in other states as you likely won’t win that million, but it would have been nice to have that option. Instead, in Louisiana you can only win barely enough money to buy a home, as opposed to tickets in Florida or New Jersey that can catapult you towards a life of luxury.


Scratch off cards in Louisiana are noticeably more poor than in the two most popular US states when it comes to scratch off cards, and it seems none of the available cards offers a really tempting prize that’s worth chasing religiously. In Louisiana, you’ll likely simply buy scratch off cards as a pastime or a gift, as you can’t expect life-changing wins. In fact, it seems that the $1 cards offer the best value. If all you need is $100 or so, you got a 1:3000 chance to win it by investing $1. Not impressive, but still, when all you’ve got is $20, there’s a 1-in-150 chance you’ll get the $100 (or up to $300, depending on the scratch off card you’ve bought), with an outside chance to win the jackpot.

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