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Posted: September 16, 2005, 8:55 am - IP Logged

I was in the store yesterday and saw a person buying a whole block of unopened lottery tickets. Has anyone ever done this consistently and at least gotten all their money back? How many tickets are in a block?

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    Posted: September 16, 2005, 3:06 pm - IP Logged

    There was a news story about two guys in Indiana doing that last year.  They not only got all their money back but won the jackpot which they split with a lottery security person that told them where and which roll to buy.  All three got some jail time too when the State found out about it.

     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
       
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      Posted: September 18, 2005, 11:09 pm - IP Logged

      I was in the store yesterday and saw a person buying a whole block of unopened lottery tickets. Has anyone ever done this consistently and at least gotten all their money back? How many tickets are in a block?

      I work in a lottery store and have activated unopened tickets for lots of customers..  $300 a lick..

      Most do not recover the amount paid.. only one customer came back with $900 from the $300 purchase..

       

      I dont recommend it..

       

       

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        Posted: September 19, 2005, 12:11 am - IP Logged

        I, too work in a Lottery and Tobacco shop and sell lots of packs to customers, as TnTea says, hardly any of them recover half their money back unless the pack happens to have a 500.00 or more winner in it. Jumbo Bucks use to be our biggest pack seller but now alot of people have stopped buying them and only buy whole packs of new release tickets, they think their odds are better for hitting a big ticket, which hasn't happened yet...It would blow your mind to see how much money these people spent on a daily basis just on scratch tickets, I've always believed if they spent the money on powerball tickets alone they would eventually hit a big jackpot!!!

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          Posted: September 19, 2005, 2:52 pm - IP Logged

          Logically if a State keeps half the sales as profit, then scratch-offs can only pay 50¢ on the dollar overall, so odds are if that game has a big pay-off some where in the State then a blocks of tickets will pay less than 50¢ on the dollar unless it has that jackpot ticket. 

          That's what I don't like about scratch-offs, the odds are good that someone will win a big prize, but that winner has to buy his ticket in the single store which has the winning ticket.  If you're buying your tickets at any other store you can't win and you're just contributing to the winner's prize. 

          It makes no sense to buy a block of tickets unless you have some insider information about which store has the winner. 

           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
             
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            Posted: September 19, 2005, 3:13 pm - IP Logged

            There is a way to tell which store has the winning block.

            Look for stores that have an even number ending in their address. LOLGuitarBig Smile

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              Posted: September 19, 2005, 5:31 pm - IP Logged

              I bought a roll of tickets before from all my free tickets saved up.  (I know the cashier hated me for that one lol)  I bought a book of Jumbo Bucks and I got back about 75% of my money.  I saved my free tickets from that book for the next time I have $300 worth of free tickets.  I might buy $5 or $10 tickets next time.

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

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                Posted: September 19, 2005, 6:10 pm - IP Logged

                I think a lot of places that sell winning scratchers might have done so by complaining to lottery personel that their customers are complaining that their place has not sold any decent winners in x amount of time. So the lottery people give them a book or two with some good winners in it. For the most part i usually ask the store owner or ticket sellers if their place has ever sold any big money winners. If they say yes we just sold one last week or something to that effect then i get my tickets from somewhere else. I figure they aren't going to continously give retailers winning books of tickets unless that retailer is a major ticket seller.

                You have to figure that they are selling millions dollars worth of the same kind of ticket. And each game probably has the same or more tickets in its lot. So there could be as many as 30/50 million or more tickets for sale in any given state. Your chances aren't much better wether you buy one or two tickets than there are if you buy a whole book. Especially if there are only 5 books with a top tier prize of 500 thousand or more. An that particular game might have 5 million dollars worth of tickets connected to it spread out all over the state.

                however like someone said, sombodys going to buy the winner sooner or later--- it could be you.

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                  Posted: September 20, 2005, 2:44 pm - IP Logged

                  See "My Scratch off Adventure" posted by gutgnt at http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/119713

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                    Posted: September 20, 2005, 3:10 pm - IP Logged

                    I got lucky years ago by buying a ticket that I knew had stop selling in my neighborhood. It pd $500. I guest that's being in the right place at the right time.