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How to determine the number of tickets remaining in a scratch off?

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Posted: February 7, 2014, 4:16 pm - IP Logged

Hi everyone,

Im a newbie from PA and a very recent scracth off addictCrazy I have been pretty good with winning here and there but nothing over $100. I decided to do a little more research on the games that I am playing but have been unable to determine how many scratch offs remain currently in any given game. The PA website just gives you the number of remaining winners, (which is great) but without the number of none winners still in circulation how will I know if the game Im playing is a waste of time? If anybody could be of assistance it would be greatly apprecitatedSmile

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    Posted: February 7, 2014, 4:34 pm - IP Logged

    Hi everyone,

    Im a newbie from PA and a very recent scracth off addictCrazy I have been pretty good with winning here and there but nothing over $100. I decided to do a little more research on the games that I am playing but have been unable to determine how many scratch offs remain currently in any given game. The PA website just gives you the number of remaining winners, (which is great) but without the number of none winners still in circulation how will I know if the game Im playing is a waste of time? If anybody could be of assistance it would be greatly apprecitatedSmile

    In Maryland you just go to their site.

    Biggest Taxes Paid Ever

    $5

    TOP PRIZE:CHANCES TO WIN
    $50,00015

    More Taxes Paid Prizes Than Ever Before!

    Match any of YOUR NUMBERS to any 1 or more of the 4 WINNING NUMBERS to win the PRIZE shown for that NUMBER. Reveal a BLUE "top hat" symbol to win the PRIZE shown automatically. Reveal a RED "top hat" symbol to win all 15 PRIZES.


    Game Number:

    129

    Game Start Date:

    12/23/2013

    » View Ticket

    » How To Claim


    Prizes Remaining:

    Prize AmountStartRemaining
    $50,000119
    $5,0001210
    $1,0003026
    $500582458
    $10025922025
    $75108098523
    $503209925379
    $2511486790847
    $1510778685270
    $10194209154175
    $5418725333967

    Last Updated:

    02/06/2014

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      Posted: February 8, 2014, 11:04 am - IP Logged

      In Maryland you just go to their site.

      Biggest Taxes Paid Ever

      $5

      TOP PRIZE:CHANCES TO WIN
      $50,00015

      More Taxes Paid Prizes Than Ever Before!

      Match any of YOUR NUMBERS to any 1 or more of the 4 WINNING NUMBERS to win the PRIZE shown for that NUMBER. Reveal a BLUE "top hat" symbol to win the PRIZE shown automatically. Reveal a RED "top hat" symbol to win all 15 PRIZES.


      Game Number:

      129

      Game Start Date:

      12/23/2013

      » View Ticket

      » How To Claim


      Prizes Remaining:

      Prize AmountStartRemaining
      $50,000119
      $5,0001210
      $1,0003026
      $500582458
      $10025922025
      $75108098523
      $503209925379
      $2511486790847
      $1510778685270
      $10194209154175
      $5418725333967

      Last Updated:

      02/06/2014

      Thanks ogivens15,

       

      The PA lotto has this information on their site as well I just wanted to figure out if they ever give an update on how many tickets are still in circulation winning and losing. I appreciate the response though:)

        Jon D's avatar - calotterylogo
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        Posted: February 8, 2014, 11:14 am - IP Logged

        Hi everyone,

        Im a newbie from PA and a very recent scracth off addictCrazy I have been pretty good with winning here and there but nothing over $100. I decided to do a little more research on the games that I am playing but have been unable to determine how many scratch offs remain currently in any given game. The PA website just gives you the number of remaining winners, (which is great) but without the number of none winners still in circulation how will I know if the game Im playing is a waste of time? If anybody could be of assistance it would be greatly apprecitatedSmile

        You can calculate the approximate number of tickets remaining by taking the total number of all prizes remaining, multiplied by the overall odds of the game.

        But I see that PA does not publish all prizes remaining for every tier, like other states, only down to certain levels like $100/$250. So you can't get that count.

        But that method is flawed anyway, as prize tiers are not claimed evenly due to features of some games that make people throw away winners.

        A better method is to determine the percentage of tickets remaining, and then multiplying that by the total number of tickets printed. That is provided and you can use the information provided on prizes remaining, typically the lower/middle tier, to estimate the percentage of tickets remaining.