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Posted: October 18, 2009, 2:16 am - IP Logged

Ok folks, i might be crazy or spend too much time on this, but i have been tracking every dollar i spend on the lottery (all drawings and instants) to see just where the best paybacks really are.  of course luck plays a part with large hits but i havent had that luxury other than a few multi hundred instant hits...

where i am at this year % wise is:

72.69% $20 instants

60.59% $10 instants

58.52% Little Lotto

53.45% $5 instants

43.14% $30 instants

30.43% Lotto

2.51%  Mega Millions

it makes me sick to see what mega has paid me back compared to what i have put into it.  guess i should cut back on the $5-$20 per drawing - even when its 200million...

Also i do roll back all winnings into more tickets - with 2010 im going to add a column for actual dollars spent compared to ticket winnings recycled :)

 

any other idea's / comments?

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    Posted: October 18, 2009, 2:58 am - IP Logged

    Ice Man thanks for the run down.

    Interesting.

    Only 2 1/2% on Mega Millions? They can keep that game.

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      Posted: October 18, 2009, 4:07 am - IP Logged

      Thanks Ice Man, very interesting.

      Were your instant tickets roughly equivalent in number bought or amount spent?


                                                   
                           
                                               

       

       

       

       

                                                                                                         

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        Posted: October 18, 2009, 6:43 am - IP Logged

        Interesting personal playing record.

        Can you share me your sheet?

        This year I have dropped the instant games, too many lossing strikes, even after I have read a lot of tips and tricks for it. It kills me that I have no control of the outcome, only destiny does. Into jackpot games now.

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          72.69% $20 instants     130 tickets

          60.59% $10 instants     85 tickets

          58.52% Little Lotto        270 tickets

          53.45% $5 instants       58 tickets

          43.14% $30 instants     17 tickets

          30.43% Lotto                 69 tickets

          2.51%  Mega Millions      478 tickets

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            Posted: October 18, 2009, 1:03 pm - IP Logged

            i cant believe i spent almost 500 on mega - glad i started tracking.  when you go to the store with 100 or 200 in winners saved up, its easy to just go - 20 for this, 20 for that couple of those etc.

            from now on, $1 or $2 on mega.  just not worth it.  but the $20 instants ive done well on.  a few $400 winners, had one where i got the WIN ALL symbol - i ran upstairs to my wife to tell her we may have just won a bundle, and every prize was $10 (x20) so still not bad but man....why tease like that!!!

            buddy of mine got the WIN ALL and won 5k twice this year.  its so fixed!

            Crazy

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              Posted: October 18, 2009, 1:12 pm - IP Logged

              thanks man im going to start playing $20 scratchers, instead of the always lose option of $1 scrathcers i currently play.

              2014 = -1016; 2015= -1409; 2016 JAN = -106; FEB= -81; MAR= -131; APR= - 87: MAY= -91; JUN= -39; JUL=-134; AUG= -124; SEP = -123; OCT= -84  NOV=- 73 TOT= -3498

              keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= JAN=-32, FEB= +12 , MAR= -86, APR = -77. MAY= -48, JUN= -29, JUL=-71; AUG = -52; SEPT= -43; OCT = +56 NOV = -33 TOT= -3297

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                Posted: October 18, 2009, 1:14 pm - IP Logged

                thanks man im going to start playing $20 scratchers, instead of the always lose option of $1 scrathcers i currently play.

                Be very careful with those...we just got our first one here in NC and I started out winning but now have lost more than won so stopped buying them!

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                  Posted: October 18, 2009, 1:32 pm - IP Logged

                  yeas for me the prob is i buy $1 's with spare change , i dont count $20 as spare change, i count it as living money. maybe ill try the $10 's 1st. but still thats the hook with cheap scratchies; poor odds, poor prizes,  but pocket change pays for em.

                  2014 = -1016; 2015= -1409; 2016 JAN = -106; FEB= -81; MAR= -131; APR= - 87: MAY= -91; JUN= -39; JUL=-134; AUG= -124; SEP = -123; OCT= -84  NOV=- 73 TOT= -3498

                  keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= JAN=-32, FEB= +12 , MAR= -86, APR = -77. MAY= -48, JUN= -29, JUL=-71; AUG = -52; SEPT= -43; OCT = +56 NOV = -33 TOT= -3297