Now that the mega millions jackpot is a *measly* $20 million (yeah, that’s still a lot of money - but we digress), maybe it’s time to get in the New York State lotto scratch-off game! 

There’s honestly something so satisfying about digging a quarter out of your car’s cup holder and knowing right away if you’ve won money from a scratch-off ticket. Rather than waiting for a huge drawing that has a low chance of winning, you can literally find out if you’ve won or lost on a scratch-off within seconds.

So many fans of playing scratch-offs just pick ones with the snazziest name or the highest grand prize. Don’t do that! There’s a better way to pick which scratch-off game you should play from the New York State lottery - look at their odds of winning

Why You Should Be Picky About Which Scratch-Offs You Buy

What many people don’t realize before they grab a scratch-off is that different games have different numbers of prizes still available. 

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The scratch-off ticket you just bought at the convenience store may only have one or two prizes left to win. Some of them don’t have any prizes left at all, but New York State hasn’t pulled them from stores yet!

Your best bet is to buy the scratch-off that has the highest odds of winning, based on the number of prizes that are still available.

But how do you know which games those are?

Where To Find The Odds Of Winning For NY Lotto Scratch-Offs

Right on the New York State Lottery website, you can look at the odds for every scratch-off game currently available.

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Each game lists the amount of each cash prize, the number of those prizes still available to win, and the odds of winning percentage for each.

Unfortunately, making sense of all of that data the NY Lotto provides can be confusing.

If your math skills aren’t the best (been there), trying to figure out which scratch-off you should take a chance on is confusing.

Here Are 10 NY Lotto Scratch-Off Games To Buy In August

Thankfully, a company called LottoEdge took the time to analyze all of those numbers and broke down which NY Lotto scratch-offs have the highest chance of you winning some money.

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Instead of wasting your hard-earned money buying a scratch-off ticket you have no chance of winning, check out these ten New York State lottery games that LottoEdge says will give you the best shot of walking away with cash in your pocket.. 

10 Best Scratch-Offs To Buy This August In New York State

Based on odds of winning, here are the best lottery scratch-off games to purchase right now in New York State to score some cash.