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Florida Fantasy 5 vs. Florida Scratchers

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Posted: September 7, 2011, 4:26 pm - IP Logged

The odds of winning Fantasy 5 are 376,992 to one. For one dollar you have a chance to win between $4,581 (lowest prize ever with 47 winners) to a prize over $200,000. I realize the instant gratification of a scratch off beats waiting around to see if you won the next day. But if you are bucking odds near the million and over mark to win say $1M or more that's different.

I have 3 filled out Fan 5 tickets that I kept from over the past years ($10 each where if I did buy that day I would have won the top prize. Two were rolldowns.  I did get dozens of 4 out of 5's - and many were from a rolldown with a $555 prize.

Checking a lot of scratchers $2 etc to approximate the odds of 376,992/1 winning a decent prize -  the Fan 5 seems to be a much better buy.

What's your take ?

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    Posted: September 7, 2011, 4:35 pm - IP Logged

    The odds of winning Fantasy 5 are 376,992 to one. For one dollar you have a chance to win between $4,581 (lowest prize ever with 47 winners) to a prize over $200,000. I realize the instant gratification of a scratch off beats waiting around to see if you won the next day. But if you are bucking odds near the million and over mark to win say $1M or more that's different.

    I have 3 filled out Fan 5 tickets that I kept from over the past years ($10 each where if I did buy that day I would have won the top prize. Two were rolldowns.  I did get dozens of 4 out of 5's - and many were from a rolldown with a $555 prize.

    Checking a lot of scratchers $2 etc to approximate the odds of 376,992/1 winning a decent prize -  the Fan 5 seems to be a much better buy.

    What's your take ?

    Out of all of the FL Lottery games, Fantasy5 is probably my favorite. It seems the most attainable vs scratchers. Over the past 2 years I've been following patterns of Fantasy 5 very closely and only play when I feel a "pattern" is due. Once I get locked on a due pattern, I will play that pettern until it hits. That narrows down my odds and gives me the ability to have a better chance.

    Although any # can hit any night, I firmly believe it's best to play patterns, because once that pattern does hit, you have increased your odds for that draw if you only play certain #'s/patterns.

    Although I like the instant gratification of scratchers, I usually mix up some scratchers with about $10 bux worth of Fantasy5. That way if I lose on the scratchers, I know I still have a chance that night with Fantasy5.

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      Posted: September 7, 2011, 6:17 pm - IP Logged

      I bet if you pluck down $100 per drawing you can nail this sucker within a year, or get very close lots of times. i see constantly the signs hanging around in publix stores where people hit the jackpot.

      2014 Highest Winner: $500

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        Posted: September 7, 2011, 7:00 pm - IP Logged

        I bet if you pluck down $100 per drawing you can nail this sucker within a year, or get very close lots of times. i see constantly the signs hanging around in publix stores where people hit the jackpot.

        Hey James that would be like $36,500 a year ! I know of 4 people who won. 2 were around $50K (split pot) 1 was the top prize that day ($179K) the other is a guy who is a bud and bought 20 QP's every Sat night. He won some $60K (split pot) and was playing just for a year. ($1,040 total) It's always the battle between your own #'s and QP's as to which one is the best.

        Did you ever play ?

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          Posted: September 7, 2011, 7:25 pm - IP Logged

          Hey James that would be like $36,500 a year ! I know of 4 people who won. 2 were around $50K (split pot) 1 was the top prize that day ($179K) the other is a guy who is a bud and bought 20 QP's every Sat night. He won some $60K (split pot) and was playing just for a year. ($1,040 total) It's always the battle between your own #'s and QP's as to which one is the best.

          Did you ever play ?

          I sometimes play but not religiously. ive hit 4 out of 5 2-3 times. 

          I know a guy who plays $1K per week F5 he hit it once for $117K. he hits loads of 4 of 5

          2014 Highest Winner: $500

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            Posted: September 8, 2011, 1:33 am - IP Logged

            The odds of winning Fantasy 5 are 376,992 to one. For one dollar you have a chance to win between $4,581 (lowest prize ever with 47 winners) to a prize over $200,000. I realize the instant gratification of a scratch off beats waiting around to see if you won the next day. But if you are bucking odds near the million and over mark to win say $1M or more that's different.

            I have 3 filled out Fan 5 tickets that I kept from over the past years ($10 each where if I did buy that day I would have won the top prize. Two were rolldowns.  I did get dozens of 4 out of 5's - and many were from a rolldown with a $555 prize.

            Checking a lot of scratchers $2 etc to approximate the odds of 376,992/1 winning a decent prize -  the Fan 5 seems to be a much better buy.

            What's your take ?

            I don't play lotto anymore, just scratch off. The odds of winning ANYTHING with lotto is pretty remote while the odds of winning something from scratch off is quite high. I won like 50 bucks 7 times already but never won more than 2 bucks from lotto.

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              Posted: September 8, 2011, 6:19 pm - IP Logged

              im in CA and i play the fantasy5 almost every night and also buy scratchers regularly but i like to play the fantasy 5 here more cuz the odds are 1 in 575,757 and the odds of hitting top prize on almost all of the scratchers $2 and above here is 1 in 600,000 and above and the top prize is always smaller than the fantasy5 except in a few of the $5 games we have but the odds of hitting top prize on those is 1 in 1,200,000, just based on the odds compared to scratchers i like fantasy 5 and i have hit 4 out of 5 numbers 4 times and got 3 of 5 many times and scratchers i can go months or years between $100+ winners and i play 1-2 scratchers almost every day.