Carl Jackson (at right), a poor 43-year-old African American male, did not win any money in the Virginia state lottery instant Texas Hold’em scratch game last week.
Carl spent much of his meager weekly earnings on the new, popular $5 Texas Hold’em scratch tickets. Said Carl, "Yeah man, I didn’t win. But this Texas Hold’em game has got me hooked, and now I gotta get my fix somewhere, ya know? Me and all my friends play the lottery all the time man."
Virginia, which is the home state to
"You‚Äôve seen Texas Hold ‚ÄôEm on TV. Now, you can scratch and play. For an ante of $5 you get to see what your opponent is holding. The pot goes as high as $100,000. With three hands on five tables – you could beat your opponent up to 15 times on each ticket! Go all in and see what happens!"
The Virginia lottery doesn’t provide actual odds of winning its Texas Hold’em scratch game on the site. However, when playing actual live Texas Hold’em, in the absolute case worst pre-flop scenario, you are never any worse than about 11% to win a hand, so we imagine you’ve gotta have about the same odds with this new scratch game.