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Before you buy that next scratch-off ticket, please read this column.

It might save you money.

It might increase your odds.

Or it might make you so mad you never want to buy another ticket.

In a moment, I'll identify the 24 scratch-off games (up from 22 on June 11) that give you no chance to win the top prize.

But first a quick word about the lottery.

"Lotto fever is not all it's cracked up to be, " says Gerald Busald, a San Antonio College math professor who has studied the lottery for years. "The lotto fever is at the scratch-off level. Scratch-offs comprise two-thirds of all Texas lottery sales."

According to lottoreport.com, the Texas Lottery Commission has recorded $2.7 billion in lottery sales this fiscal year - with $1.79 billion coming from scratch-off tickets.

One reason the commission makes so much from scratch-offs is because of impossible odds in many games: zero.

The top prizes have been claimed in 24 of the current 87 games - but tickets for those 24 games are still being sold.

Quick, how many of you would buy a ticket knowing the top two prizes had been claimed?

Well, people are still paying $20 to play Casino Action, and the $1 million top prize and $100, 000 second prize are gone.

The news gets worse. A customer representative from the Texas Lottery Commission says tickets for Casino Action will remain on sale at least through September.

Why? Because scratch-off games are not closed until 95 percent of all tickets are sold, the customer rep says.

Put another way, the Texas Lottery Commission will continue playing people for suckers for months after top prizes are claimed.

"With such an overwhelming percentage of sales coming from scratch-offs, " Busald says, "you can see why the commission wants to keep the games going as long as they do."

Busald knows the illusions of the lottery better than most. On three occasions, students in his statistics class have exposed erroneous lottery claims and shamed the commission into making corrections.

Once, a commission ad claimed that those who matched 5 of 5 numbers in a drawing would win on average $75, 000. Busald's class showed that the average prize for each of 1, 010 winners was $56, 824.24.

The commission pulled the TV ad, Busald recalls, but refused to admit its numbers were wrong. "They tend not to be very forthcoming, " he says.

The Lottery Commission does post the number of prizes remaining for each scratch-off game on its Web site, texaslottery.org. But not everyone has a computer, and many who do don't know that the information is available.

I'll bet the Lottery Commission 20 bucks that sales for Casino Action would drop dramatically if every player knew there was no chance to win the first or second prize.

But the commission can't afford to take that bet. It would lose millions in sales.

This column cannot reach every player. But for those it can reach, here are the 24 Scratch Off games...

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