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Where would you draw the line?

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Posted: May 7, 2005, 2:40 pm - IP Logged

I'm talking overall odds.  Where would you draw the line?

For me I wouldn't buy a $1 ticket if the odds were more than 1:4.9

$2 would be 1:4.2

$3 would be 1:3.9

$5 would be 1:3.3

$10 would be 1:2.7

$20 would be 1:2.1

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    Posted: May 7, 2005, 4:21 pm - IP Logged

    For me the line would be as follow

    $1.00  4.66 odds

    $2.00  4.52 odds

    $3.00  3.99 odds

    $5.00 3.87 odds

    $10.00 3.07 odds

    $20.00 2.75 odds

      Maverick's avatar - yinyang
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      Posted: May 7, 2005, 6:20 pm - IP Logged

      Interesting. I was just looking at scratch tickets in my state last night. I didn't notice any $5 or $10 ticket with odds at 2 points. Lowest I saw was a $10 ticket at 1:3.70.

      ... maybe when NY has $20 tickets (not that I want a $20 ticket).

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        Posted: May 7, 2005, 6:24 pm - IP Logged


        Interesting. I was just looking at scratch tickets in my state last night. I didn't notice any $5 or $10 ticket with odds at 2 points. Lowest I saw was a $10 ticket at 1:3.70.

        ... maybe when NY has $20 tickets (not that I want a $20 ticket).



        NY's scratch odds are really bad. Go to another state if you can.

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          Posted: May 7, 2005, 8:08 pm - IP Logged

          In TN the odds are great.  I've seen other states and I'm not impressed.  TN's 5 dollar ticket odds range from 1:3-1:3.3.  $10 range from 1:2.46 to 1:2.6.  Pretty good in my opinion. 


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            Posted: May 8, 2005, 1:29 pm - IP Logged

            The really bad NY scratches are annuity-only (including three versions of Lose for Life).

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              Posted: May 9, 2005, 6:55 am - IP Logged

              tennessee odds are pretty good.

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                Posted: May 9, 2005, 6:55 am - IP Logged

                i especially like jumbo bucks.

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                  Posted: May 9, 2005, 5:41 pm - IP Logged

                  here's how i would draw the line.

                   $1 1 in 5

                  $2 1 in 4

                  $3 1 in 3.5

                  $5 1 in 3

                  $10 1 in 2.5

                  $20 1 in 2 with a minimum prize of $10. 

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                    Maverick's avatar - yinyang
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                    Posted: May 9, 2005, 8:20 pm - IP Logged

                    Jesus Christ you guys got better odds than NY!

                    Psst, nylottery are you gonna take this crap from the other states?!


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                      Posted: May 19, 2005, 9:51 am - IP Logged

                      Some NY scratch tickets ARE crap.

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                        Posted: May 19, 2005, 11:19 am - IP Logged

                        even though a book of tickets may have great odd of winning some sort of prize the odd are miss leading. you might get three winners in a row then no winners for 12 more tickets . then get one winner ever other ticket for three trys. then no winners for 10 trys. If the odds were exact and say for instance 1 :3 then every third ticket should be a winner but that's just not the case.

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                          Posted: May 19, 2005, 11:34 am - IP Logged

                          I've noticed on average when I buy tickets if the odds say 1:4 I usually win something if I buy 6 tickets, however, if I buy 4, chances are I don't win anything.  I think some people get overall odds confused.  If every 3rd ticket was a winner there would be a lot of cheating going on with retailers too. 

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

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                            Posted: May 19, 2005, 11:43 am - IP Logged

                            I draw the line at $5 per ticket regardless of the odds because if the big winner has not been placed in the town that you're buying your tickets, you're not going to win no matter the number of tickets you buy.

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                             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                               
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                              Posted: May 19, 2005, 11:46 am - IP Logged

                              New York has awful scratch tickets. The odds are unbearable. The best odds I've seen is for that "Max-A-Million" game, and that's counting the free Mega Millions play.

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