Should We Spend Time on Sweepstakes or Lotteries

They are so many competitions out there you can’t participate in them all. If you did enter them all, you would have no time for anything else. There are so many contests it is hard to keep track of them all and understand all the differences. Two big ones are sweepstakes and lotteries. How are they the same, and how are they different? That is what we need to know. Once you can see the differences and similarities, it will make it easier to pick where you want to put your efforts.


When you enter a lottery, you have to buy a ticket. The more tickets that you purchase, the better your odds become. This is why lotteries can cost you a lot more than sweepstakes. Sweepstakes do not include you having to buy a ticket. Sweepstakes like this distinction because it makes it not an act of gambling to enter them. In states where gambling is not allowed, they would be able to hold their sweepstakes. Those who don’t want to spend money to try their odds would like to go with sweepstakes over the lottery.

The Odds

Both a lottery and a sweepstake have limited odds. It all depends on how many people throw their names into the pot. Each one is a random draw. There is no skill to winning a sweepstake or a lottery. The amount of enteritis you get is the only thing that will give you better odds. With a lottery, you can buy as many as you want. Each one you buy increases of chances of having the winning ticket. With sweepstakes, only one per household can enter. There so no way to increase your odds with more entries. Those looking to enter something they can improve their odds with want to try the lottery.


Sweepstakes tend to be accepted in most of the states. Lotteries are not as lucky. Each state has laws about what type of chances they are allowed to take. Sweepstakes only have difficulties with Florida, New York, and Rhode Island. They have stricter rules when it comes to the size of the prize. If the value of the sweepstake price is below their set mark, then those living in the three states would be able to participate. When it comes to the lottery, each state has laws about gambling. At this point, eight states do not allow lotteries to happen.


Which is more fun is a complete toss-up. Why does anyone enter anything with little chance of winning? The excitement of entering and waiting on the edge of your seat to see if you are the lucky winner is the same for both contests. The fun of participating in one of these is the same. This where both contests become equal. Looking at all the other aspects, you will have to decide which one you think is right for you.

Enjoy playing your odds.



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