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Scratch-Offs

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How do you play Scratch-Off tickets?

Buy till you win. [ 4 ]  [7.14%]
Just buy one Scratch-Off at a time. [ 13 ]  [23.21%]
Buy two or more at a time. [ 33 ]  [58.93%]
I never buy Scratch-Offs. [ 6 ]  [10.71%]
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JackpotWanna's avatar - squiz

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Posted: October 7, 2007, 10:40 pm - IP Logged

I buy two or more at a time.

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    Posted: October 7, 2007, 10:52 pm - IP Logged

    when i play i usually buy 3 to 5 tickets of the same kind

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      Posted: October 13, 2007, 9:44 am - IP Logged

      I play in bulk...  If I don't win after that 4th or 5th ticket, I cut my losses and go home.

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

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        Posted: October 23, 2007, 1:09 pm - IP Logged

        Does any one else's state put the winners in the beginning?? When NY gets a new SO most of the bigger winners take place in the first 2 weeks, then only a couple of wins after that???

        Money won is twice as good as money earned!

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          Posted: October 24, 2007, 10:12 pm - IP Logged

          I stop myself after five losers.I used to buy as many as needed to get a winner,but one time I bought 25 $2 tickets in a row and on the 25th ticket I finally one $2.I seldom buy scratch off tickets anymore.

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            Posted: October 24, 2007, 11:39 pm - IP Logged

            I look on the back at odds - and buy 1 more than odds.

            love to nibble those micey feet.

             

                                         

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              Posted: October 29, 2007, 3:04 am - IP Logged

              I rarely buy them.  I'd rather buy a ticket and wait several hours or days for the drawing. That way I lose my money a lot slower. 

              Big Grin

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                Posted: October 31, 2007, 9:42 am - IP Logged

                If it's a new ticket I usually buy 3, I find that in GA, new tickets win more in the first few weeks they are out. For older tickets, I will buy 2 tickets, if one wins, I buy another, if no winner, i cut my losses and leave it at that. If I win $20 or more on a ticket, i do not but that same ticket in that store that day, but will try another ticket using some of my winnings.

                Let's Get PAID in $ GA $ !!

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                  Posted: November 27, 2007, 7:28 pm - IP Logged

                  I rarely buy them.  I'd rather buy a ticket and wait several hours or days for the drawing. That way I lose my money a lot slower. 

                  Big Grin

                  Wonder if we have any psychiatrists on the board- I've often wonderd if a study of scratcher sales was done if it would show that those with Type A personalities are more prone to buy scratchers -

                  "I want to know right now" as oppossed to waiting for the drawing.  

                  Just a thought.  

                  Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                  Lep

                  There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                    Posted: November 28, 2007, 10:09 pm - IP Logged

                    I stop myself after five losers.I used to buy as many as needed to get a winner,but one time I bought 25 $2 tickets in a row and on the 25th ticket I finally one $2.I seldom buy scratch off tickets anymore.

                    I have seen that happen a lot... More than the state would want me to admit..

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                      Posted: November 28, 2007, 11:01 pm - IP Logged

                      I rarely play instant games but when I do, I choose the games that are just released specially with the new holiday games now. Just because the top prizes are there.. with the older games some of them prizes have been hit so generally you should not buy a game thats been out a year...by the way most states tell you on their websites the number of top prizes left for each instant game..one should check it out and then pick accordingly depending on what's left....Oh I tried 6 $2 scratchers today won $2 on the fifth one..others were losers..decided not to buy anymore from that roll..

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                        Posted: November 29, 2007, 11:46 am - IP Logged

                        I don't usually play scratch-offs. When I do, which is rare. I usually only buy one or two at a time. 

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                          Posted: November 29, 2007, 11:50 am - IP Logged

                          I don't usually play scratch-offs. When I do, which is rare. I usually only buy one or two at a time. 

                          Same here.

                          I love doubles and remember, it's just a game!!!!!!

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                            Posted: November 30, 2007, 10:23 am - IP Logged

                            ...I choose the games that are just released specially with the new holiday games now. Just because the top prizes are there.. with the older games some of them prizes have been hit so generally you should not buy a game thats been out a year...

                            100% wrong!  Games are programmed to spread the winnings thoroughout the game.  Your chance of getting a top prize are as good at the back end of a game as they are in the front.  How do I know?  I write those prize structures for a living.

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                              Posted: November 30, 2007, 10:29 am - IP Logged

                              "...I find that in GA, new tickets win more in the first few weeks they are out. "   That's becasue more tickets are sold in the first few weeks they are out.  If the sales held steady, so would the frequency of having a winning experience.

                               If I win $20 or more on a ticket, i do not but that same ticket in that store that day, but will try another ticket using some of my winnings.  That's wise.