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Does buying a whole roll of scrachers work?

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Posted: June 13, 2010, 12:13 am - IP Logged

I've been buying whole entire rolls of scratchers and not have gotten that much luck.  The amount I get back never comes close to the amount that I spent.  Is buy an entire roll of scratchers a good strategy? What do you guys think or what has your experience been like?

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GinkoStinko

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    The amount I get back never comes close to the amount that I spent. 

    Looks like you've answered your question.

    * you don't need more tickets, just the right ticket * 
    * your best chance to win a lottery jackpot is to buy a ticket * 
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      I've been buying whole entire rolls of scratchers and not have gotten that much luck.  The amount I get back never comes close to the amount that I spent.  Is buy an entire roll of scratchers a good strategy? What do you guys think or what has your experience been like?

      Thanks,

      GinkoStinko

      You ask how good is it....It all depends what you compare it to. It's all relative....relativity...Einstein...remember?

      Compared to the least odds like a P-3 game, 1,000 to 1, it stinks. Scratchers are worst off than a P-3 game. To win $500 bucks in a scratch game is like thousands to one or more If i remember correctly.... Really bad odds.

      Play the Pick-3 game instead.

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        Nothing says the biggest prize on any scratcher ticket on a roll is going to pay more than the price of buying a roll. Or that the total prizes on a roll will.

        Most states list the top three prizes for scratchers, how many paid and how many still unpaid. There is no telling where those prizes go and there aren't really that many of them.

        Here's the Illinois $2 Win For Life as an example:

        Top prize: $50,000 year

        Total: 6

        Unpaid: 5

        Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

        Lep

        There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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          Posted: June 13, 2010, 12:58 am - IP Logged

          Here in NY, the ticket rolls only have 30% in winnings, but since Patterson has been our Gov., the 30% seems to still be there, but the prizes won are mostly the smaller prizes. ---I've been in retail management for 17 years, and sell these tickets, I know what I see comming back, definately not what it was 2 years ago!!!!!

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            Posted: June 13, 2010, 7:44 am - IP Logged

            I've been buying whole entire rolls of scratchers and not have gotten that much luck.  The amount I get back never comes close to the amount that I spent.  Is buy an entire roll of scratchers a good strategy? What do you guys think or what has your experience been like?

            Thanks,

            GinkoStinko

            No it does not help. If you do it just do it for the thrill (entertainment) which is boring to me.

            I used to buy scratcher a couple here and there not real fan about 7 years ago and I did get a couple 500. With Jumobucks 2.ticket Winner right!!!

            That is the normal way to play and won!

            Then around the same year I got a birthdate present from my girlfriend guess what I got.

            Jumbobucks2.ticket!!!! My girlfriend asked the store clerk to give her what was left from the roll, about 60 tickets. I thought that was insane to have all those tickets at one time. (Got tire scratching)

            Guess how much I won……. Nothing, Nada probably 10 bucks or can’t remember exactly and free tickets.

            Like joker17 said you’re better off playing p3. I said P3 Lol not ps3 u won’t make money. Simple because you can control the outcome, I may be a new member, but I’m not new at this stuff. A lot of us in Lp family hit straight very often. I don’t need proof of this simple because if I can do it I’m sure there is a lot other members that can too hit very often yes we have control of the outcome. Think about it

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              Posted: June 13, 2010, 8:21 am - IP Logged

              <Moved to Instant ("Scratch-Off") Games forum>

              Please post in the appropriate forum ... thank you.

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                Posted: June 13, 2010, 8:30 am - IP Logged

                I've been buying whole entire rolls of scratchers and not have gotten that much luck.  The amount I get back never comes close to the amount that I spent.  Is buy an entire roll of scratchers a good strategy? What do you guys think or what has your experience been like?

                Thanks,

                GinkoStinko

                I wondered the same thing to myself one day while standing in line to play a few numbers one day, I do know that some states are more profitable then others, while visiting Ga...one year for a family reunion I saw some people doing it with some Jumbo bucks tickets and do pretty good, but I think it's all a chance and luck combined.....Confused

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                  Posted: June 13, 2010, 12:42 pm - IP Logged

                  It is not better to buy a whole book.  The lottery in Ohio pays approximately half of what the book is worth unless you have the one that is the exception with the large winner.  They are in it to make money!  You are better off buying a few at a time!!

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                    Posted: June 13, 2010, 12:50 pm - IP Logged

                    You ask how good is it....It all depends what you compare it to. It's all relative....relativity...Einstein...remember?

                    Compared to the least odds like a P-3 game, 1,000 to 1, it stinks. Scratchers are worst off than a P-3 game. To win $500 bucks in a scratch game is like thousands to one or more If i remember correctly.... Really bad odds.

                    Play the Pick-3 game instead.

                    I pretty much gave up scratch-off and play P-3, Now i find myself scratching my head saying why didn't i play that number, it was right in front of my face.

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                      Posted: June 13, 2010, 1:19 pm - IP Logged

                      Only if you are buying a book for entertainment purposes.  If I buy a book I try to pick the tickets with the best payouts.  (i.e. $10 and $20 tickets)  I don't expect to win my money back, again entertainment purposes... However, a little bit a knowledge will go a long way.  Don't be afraid to do research on complete odds for prizes.  For example, in Florida I play the $20 Gold Rush tickets.  The overall odds suggest a $50 or $100 winner in every pack.  And $500 prize of 1:175...  That beats out all other $20 tickets (most ranging from 1:200-1:600).  If buying a book you increase you odds a little more.  If you get lucky and get the book with a $500 winner you've made a profit...  more so if you hit the one holding a $500 and $100 prize.  Don't be afraid to look around and figure out which is best for you.  I know in Cali, the highest priced ticket is only a five dollar ticket.  That's a bit surprising and a little outdated but it is what it is.  GOOD LUCK!!

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

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                        Posted: June 13, 2010, 1:30 pm - IP Logged

                        I've been buying whole entire rolls of scratchers and not have gotten that much luck.  The amount I get back never comes close to the amount that I spent.  Is buy an entire roll of scratchers a good strategy? What do you guys think or what has your experience been like?

                        Thanks,

                        GinkoStinko

                        They print more than 20 million dollars worth of scratchers for every game. You could buy a thousand rolls and still not win the 1st tier prize. Then again you could buy just one ticket and win the top prize.

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                          Posted: June 14, 2010, 10:29 pm - IP Logged

                          well, I never bought a whole roll but 80 tickets out of 100...($2 bingos) and just broke even..

                          my winnings were like this:

                          1-$25 ticket

                          2 -$19 tickets

                          2- $14 tickets

                          3- $10 Tickets

                          3-$7 tickets

                          3-$4 tickets

                          5-$2 tickets

                          have a great winning day!

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                            Here isn Florida, a few weeks ago, this women bought the first ticket on a $20 lucky for like scratch off and won $5,000 bucks - the women at the store told me most of the winners from her store usually come in the first 5 tickets.  I haven't been that lucky but when I do buy one from a new roll I usually win my money back.  It's luck and being at the right place at the right time.  Don't know if I would buy an entire roll though unless I had money to throw away.......it's a gamble.  8-)

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                              Posted: June 15, 2010, 8:45 pm - IP Logged

                              Well i was talked into doin this for the first time by my cousin on my birthday. We were lucky and were given a roll with a $500 prize on a ticket.

                              I knew that it was luck, but my cousin was all but convinced it was a winning strategy. I agreed to give back my share in order to prove to him it

                              ws nuthin more than luck. That night we bought 5 rolls, and the next day 5 more. these were all the same game "$2 jumbo bucks" from the ga

                              lottery. What i noticed is the payout was somewhere in the neighborhood of 75% - 80%. We paid $300 for each roll and would get back between

                              $190 - $220 through out the course of a roll. I do however think tht buying 10 at a time ($20) is somewhat of a strategy since most of the winnings

                              fell within tht range.