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do you prefer "not"to play?

pick 3 [ 23 ]  [30.67%]
pick 4 [ 4 ]  [5.33%]
powerball [ 7 ]  [9.33%]
scratch offs [ 34 ]  [45.33%]
other(which game?) [ 7 ]  [9.33%]
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Posted: April 15, 2009, 9:05 pm - IP Logged

Don't care much for scratch offs

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    Posted: April 15, 2009, 9:53 pm - IP Logged

    I pick scratch offs also. Can't seem to make profits from it.

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      Posted: April 15, 2009, 10:04 pm - IP Logged

      I think that I have a better chance at picking numbers than buying a scratch-off.

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        Posted: April 15, 2009, 10:27 pm - IP Logged

        i think i have a better chance at winning a scratchoff than winning pick4.....

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          Posted: April 15, 2009, 10:39 pm - IP Logged

          Scratch offs I don't think I have bought 20 tix in my life.

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            Posted: April 16, 2009, 2:25 am - IP Logged

            Scratch Cards / Scratch Off

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              Posted: April 16, 2009, 2:37 am - IP Logged

              My vote was 'other'.

              Illinois has "Pick 'n Play" games where you pick a game, $2, $3, or $5, and you get a game card and then a print out that looks like a lottery ticket. That's the "results" for your card.

              There's varied games, poker is a popular one.

              I've never won anything on these, and never saw anyone else win, either.

              I haven't played them for a long time.

              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: April 16, 2009, 3:07 am - IP Logged

                I dislike them all except for the P5 games.  The P3 and P4 games are not life changing.  What one can win with those games won't do much more than pay for a good steak dinner for the family. 

                As for PB and MM, the odds are just too great.  Unless the jackpot is extremely high, I see no advantage in throwing a dollar their way.

                Now the 5/39 game, in most states, is different.   Win the one in Illinois or George and you might pay off the mortgage or buy a new car.  $100,000 + is a lot of money; enough to throw a dollar toward several times a week.

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                  Posted: April 16, 2009, 7:35 pm - IP Logged

                  My vote was 'other'.

                  Illinois has "Pick 'n Play" games where you pick a game, $2, $3, or $5, and you get a game card and then a print out that looks like a lottery ticket. That's the "results" for your card.

                  There's varied games, poker is a popular one.

                  I've never won anything on these, and never saw anyone else win, either.

                  I haven't played them for a long time.

                  I tried these games 3 or 4 times and decided they weren't worth  it. I voted scratch off because here in Illinois they just don't seem to pay off very well. A dollar ticket usually gets you a free ticket, 2 dollar ticket isn't much better. I took a chance on a 20 dollar ticket and won 25$.

                  With California scratchers I used to win 20, 15, 10, 8 , 5 and 2 dollars on dollar tickets. And I managed to win 100 and 200 dollars on 2 dollar tickets. ( I don't know if they still pay this well.)

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                    Posted: April 17, 2009, 6:28 pm - IP Logged

                    Come to think of it, I'd like to add another "other" - pull tabs. I've only seen them in Kentucky, in vending machines where lottos is sold, and I have never seen anyone win anything on one.

                    I forget if they are 25 or 50 cents, as the machinrs take quarters.

                    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: April 17, 2009, 7:09 pm - IP Logged

                      Cash 3 and scratch offs..Here in KY they have a lot of scratch off win tickets..I guess they figure your going to play them back so they serve up a lot of winners..Today alone I have 2 tickets wort 75.00..KY has a great lottery..Would love to hit the "Win For Life"!!!

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                        Posted: April 17, 2009, 10:12 pm - IP Logged

                        NC had such low amounts for winning scratch-offs, that Virginia and South Carolina scratch-offs were more popular in NC.

                        However, they did listen and changed the odds to be better. However, the biggest I've ever won is $14 - and I was pretty excited about that since I was expecting only $7 (it got doubled).

                        I've definitely spent more than that on scratch-offs, but I play them, maybe two every other month. The lower the cost, the better I've won (woohoo - I won $2!!).

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                          Posted: April 18, 2009, 12:27 am - IP Logged

                           I know the odd is astrnomical, but I prefer jackpot games. I really liked to play CA Super Lotto, but after Megamillions was introduced in CA, Super Lotto became less and less attractive to play.

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                            Posted: April 18, 2009, 2:09 am - IP Logged

                            I would say scratch offs is also my choice. I don't really like playing them that much.

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                              Posted: April 18, 2009, 4:47 pm - IP Logged

                              I don't care for scratch offs either. I like to be proactive. I don't get the same satisfaction by throwing money on a store counter hoping I was lucky enough to buy something that is predetermined to be a loser or winner already. I like to think I have accomplished something more when I beat the odds by choosing the right combo to play out of a 1000 possibilities. Not only that, but I enjoy pitting my tracking and pattern recognition skills against something that is suppose to be totally random. If I can actually accomplish that is subject to debate, but I enjoy it all the same.

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