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Scratch-Offs

Topic closed. 15 replies. Last post 9 years ago by four4me.

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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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four4me's avatar - gate1
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United States
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June 18, 2003
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Posted: November 30, 2007, 10:57 am - 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..

Hi this is the break down of the merry millions in MD the 1st number is the prize the 2nd number is the amount of prizes and the 3rd number is the amount of tickets remaining. This info will change daily as they sell tickets.

The odds are seriously stacked against most players winning as they probably printed 20 million or more tickets. Winning any of the upper tier prizes will depend on whether or not you happened to buy a winner on that lucky day. ( being in the right place at the right time)

merry millions scratch off game 20.00 a piece

$1,000,000 - 3 = 3,000,000
$50,000 - 4 = 200,000
$10,000 - 4 = 40,000
$5,000 - 11 = 55,000
$1,000 - 43 = 43,000
$500 - 1,915 = 957,500
$100 - 12,302 = 1,230,200
$50 - 53,109 = 2,655,450
$30 - 54,967 = 1,649,010
$25 - 104,549 = 2,613,725
$20 - 94,993 = 1,898,660

total prize amount 14,342,545

how many tickets do you think they had to print to recoup there advertising cost, printing cost, profit margin and any other incidentals. Regardless of the odds printed on the back of said tickets somebody spending 100 for 5 tickets will have a cold chance in hell of coming out a winner or be fortunate enough to get one of the top tier prizes. There are only about 6 million people in Maryland half of which might be old enough to play and out of them less than half will probably buy these scratchers.

They also have 80 total scratch games going at the present time with more to follow.

Big John says. You don't hit the number. The number hits you!!!!

               I'm not Big John, I'm Four4me, Big John's a friend.