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$1 scratch tickets-Worst Value-1 of every 25-30 tickets wins for me.

Topic closed. 4 replies. Last post 8 years ago by Spincognito.

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United States
Member #69211
January 6, 2009
10 Posts
Posted: January 8, 2009, 9:01 pm - IP Logged

I know that $1 scratch tickets are the worst value. The odds of winning any prize are 1 in 4.50 on average means I should get a winner 1 of every 5 tickets but my experience says 1 of every 15 to 25 tickets. The last 2 times I bought scratch tickets I bought 30 tickets and 60 tickets before getting a winner. Both tickets were $1 winners. I bought the tickets at the same time.


    United States
    Member #61296
    May 17, 2008
    187 Posts
    Posted: January 8, 2009, 9:07 pm - IP Logged

    Save the $$ u would spend on scratchers and play pick 5 and ohter jackpot games. Cheers

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      Dallas, TX
      United States
      Member #60284
      April 12, 2008
      3856 Posts
      Posted: January 8, 2009, 9:50 pm - IP Logged

      Back in college I did a test to see how many winning tickets in 50 consecutive $1 tickets. I bought 50 tickets at $1 a piece, basically got 1/2 of the roll. Went home, scratched them all up and got like $10 profit. Pretty bad actually. Later find out that $1 scratchers are the worse to play, sure those that are lucky won the jackpot amount, but usually no more than $1,000.

      If you're going to play scratchers go for $5 or more per ticket. Give yourself a chance to win, even at low tier prize it's worth while.

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        New Jersey
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        May 31, 2000
        23273 Posts
        Posted: January 9, 2009, 12:08 am - IP Logged

        <Moved to Instant ("Scratch-Off") Games forum>

        Please post in the appropriate forum ... thank you.

          United States
          Member #68073
          December 12, 2008
          217 Posts
          Posted: January 9, 2009, 5:35 pm - IP Logged

          Despite the fact that $1 are indeed the worst odds in winning, my single biggest winner to date has been on a $1 tic. I hit $5000 (top prize)on a "Fast 50" in the Massachusetts Lottery. Odds were 136,000 to 1. In fact they only print 150 top prizes out of the more than 50 million tickets printed. Talk about a needle in a haystack. Despite that win, I usually stay away from the $1 tix.