|Posted: August 3, 2007, 8:05 pm - IP Logged|
I've decided that my current method of buying tickets (which has been reduced lately due to income issues) needs a revision. I want to get a better variety of tickets without spending a fortune. I figured I'd share it in case anyone had ideas to liven it up a bit (without getting too expensive).
My new thought is that for my home state (DE) and the bordering ones (PA, NJ, MD) is to buy a single ticket for whatever the non-computerized jackpot game is for the evening and a $1 scratch off ticket. For the scratch offs, if I win a prize where I can buy a more expensive ticket (plus the normal $1), I would trade it up for that ticket on my next visit (ie: a $2 prize plus my normal dollar would get me a $3 ticket). For the online games, I would make an exception if a particular game has an unusually high jackpot (ie: Mega Millions goes over $100 million).
For non-bordering states, I would buy one of each ticket for all jackpot games as a one-week multi-draw (except PB and MM, single ticket only) and $5 worth of scratch offs.
The only drawback to this method is that DE and DC are fully computerized for their in-state games, which limits my purchases to Powerball.
Any comments on this method? Care to share yours?