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Posted: April 17, 2007, 10:08 pm - IP Logged

I have been reading these posts and enjoy them very much.  I do play scratch off tickets and I usually buy 10 or 20 from the same game to increase my chances (1$ or 2$ games). Now I have been saving up some money and I want to try something new: I want to buy a whole book of 5$ tickets (It will cost 250$). But at the same time I don’t know if I’d be better off spending that 250$ on maybe 3 different 5$ games (maybe buy 15 tickets from each game). If you have tried a similar experiment or have any thoughts on this experiment, feel free to let me know. Of course, it is a matter of luck with scratch off but I think there are ways to play to increase your chances

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    I'm sure most scratch-off players have thought about buying tickets in bulk. As a matter of fact, I have witness several older players buying up to $145.00 worth of tickets, usually on Friday evening.

    The most I have brought was $40.00 worth of $5 and $10.00 tickets.

    But one of these days, I may try a whole book.

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      Posted: April 18, 2007, 1:49 pm - IP Logged

      just to let you know all books come in $300 lots At least that is how it is here in tenn. You can ask your store clerk. It does not matter if the denomination is a $ 1,2,5 10 or even $3 dollar all the tickets add up to $300

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        Posted: April 19, 2007, 10:36 am - IP Logged

        just to let you know all books come in $300 lots At least that is how it is here in tenn. You can ask your store clerk. It does not matter if the denomination is a $ 1,2,5 10 or even $3 dollar all the tickets add up to $300

        I've heard the same thing bamald13.  I've thought about trying this on several occasions, but I'm not that big a gambler just yet!  I took me a long time just to buy a single $10 and $20 ticket, LOL

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          Posted: April 19, 2007, 12:53 pm - IP Logged

          I work at a conv. store.  i have got packs of tickets before.they have never added up to what i spent.    a lady comes in and plays 400.00 and gets a few of each, she only brings back 200. to 300. once in awhile she'll hit big . i always stay with one ticket. i know this doesn't help much, but its one cashiers option.

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            Posted: April 19, 2007, 8:07 pm - IP Logged

            thank you for your post, litebets27. you’re right, most scratch off players have thought about buying in bulk. I usually buy 50$ worth of scratch off tickets but I haven’t bought any for 3 months, been saving it up for this experiment. I guess it’s no secret that by buying one or two tickets from one game, there are very slim chances of winning and if you buy 10 tickets your chances go up. What I am trying to do with this experiment is to see how one can increase their chances of winning. In a way I want to beat the lottery at their own game, because they’re very good at taking people’s moneyJ

            while I know that it’s very tough, I’m just trying to figure out some strategies to increase winnings. One of my friends suggested buying 10 tickets of a game of 5$ (playing 3 different games - 5$ tickets), and if I win at the particular game, I stop playing. If I hit 10 losers in a row that means the ‘winner ticket’ is still in that book and I should buy more from the same game. I agree but I think that’s more risky and there’s a chance a person standing in line behind me could buy more of the same game and maybe win. My plan is to buy a whole book since it wouldn’t be that risky? Or maybe I should try both strategies out and see which one works better. Of course, I’ll ‘report’ my findings on here.

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              Posted: April 19, 2007, 8:50 pm - IP Logged

              Buying a book is very risky. I have heard of people buying a $300 book and only getting $200 in return or worse.

              Having said that, if you get the "right" book with a $1000 ticket in it or something even higher, then of course you have made a wise decision....

               

              That's why they call it gambling.

               

              Good luck if you choose to do it !!!!!!!!!!

               

                                             

                            

               

               

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                Posted: April 19, 2007, 9:32 pm - IP Logged

                Estimate how many books of scratch-off tickets this store sold during the last year and then ask the clerk how many winners over $300 did he/she actually see during that time. 

                If you're lucky you may do better than hundreds of their other customers.  Remember state generally return half of total sales as prizes so for ever $500 prize awarded $1000 worth of tickets had to be sold that won nothing.

                * you don't need more tickets * 
                * just the right ticket * 
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                  Posted: April 19, 2007, 9:39 pm - IP Logged

                  I have been reading these posts and enjoy them very much.  I do play scratch off tickets and I usually buy 10 or 20 from the same game to increase my chances (1$ or 2$ games). Now I have been saving up some money and I want to try something new: I want to buy a whole book of 5$ tickets (It will cost 250$). But at the same time I don’t know if I’d be better off spending that 250$ on maybe 3 different 5$ games (maybe buy 15 tickets from each game). If you have tried a similar experiment or have any thoughts on this experiment, feel free to let me know. Of course, it is a matter of luck with scratch off but I think there are ways to play to increase your chances

                  Have you thought of this: http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/150921

                  basically a scratch-off pool/syndicate...All you got to do is share in 20 dollars a week....

                   

                   

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                    Posted: April 20, 2007, 12:14 am - IP Logged

                    Ok.  Judging by the odds, and taking into account that you will likely not hit any of the top prizes, you are likely to win back approx. $150.  In other words, you will likely lose at least $100 doing this.  It really isn't worth it.

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                      Posted: April 20, 2007, 1:45 pm - IP Logged

                      I have bought a book of $10 tickets before.  I made sure the odds and payout were good.  The largest winner I got was $30.  Out of the $300 I only got back $190.  So I'm not sure if the book would be a good idea.

                      How are you going to win if you don't play?

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                        Posted: April 22, 2007, 12:32 am - IP Logged

                        I have bought a book of $10 tickets before.  I made sure the odds and payout were good.  The largest winner I got was $30.  Out of the $300 I only got back $190.  So I'm not sure if the book would be a good idea.

                        Wow! I'm not gonna try that then!  Thanks!

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                          Posted: April 23, 2007, 6:21 am - IP Logged

                           i have bought 3 books before and i think i was down 200 dollars afterward,...only 1 of those books was a winner...the other 2 i lost my a#$....yep its gambling...what else can u say....but i want everyone to find a recnt winner of even just a free ticket and im sure i can identify specific markings to conclude its a winner.....sounds iff to you guys im sure,but i really think ive got something here....i bought a five dollar ticket a few days ago and won 100 back....it was a winner before i even scratched it....it was marked...i could tell!

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                            Posted: April 23, 2007, 8:56 am - IP Logged

                            I've too noticed the marks in Tenn.  I'm not going to spoil it for anyone but 9/10 times this method works for me.  In FL I won $500 last month and I thankfully I kept the ticket.  There is a white marking on this ticket.  I noticed it at the time I bought it and said to myself... I've never noticed that before.  I knew about the marks in TN but wasn't sure FL had them.  To my surprise I won $500.  Just some food for thought I guess.

                            How are you going to win if you don't play?

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                              Posted: April 23, 2007, 9:27 am - IP Logged

                              I play scratch off tickets and never hit anything over $500.oo  Ga has a marking also and those hit more then not.I also have notice certain numbers hit more then others.  Iwould go with tickets that still have big payouts on them...Party

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