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Posted: May 4, 2010, 3:32 am - IP Logged

...what scratch offs have better chances of hitting a bigger prize?  Tickets that are brand new, tickets that have been out for a bit, or tickets that have been around for a long time?

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    Posted: May 4, 2010, 5:46 pm - IP Logged

    ...what scratch offs have better chances of hitting a bigger prize?  Tickets that are brand new, tickets that have been out for a bit, or tickets that have been around for a long time?

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    It depends on what prize limits there are.

     

    Obviously a ticket with a max prize of $200 isnt going to hit more than that.

    Plus I think the newer games are loadedmore with lesser prizes to get people hooked from the start.

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      Posted: May 5, 2010, 12:02 pm - IP Logged

      i play tickets that have been around for a while

      i also look on my local lottery website and look at the remaining prizes left to see which ones have a better chance of hitting the big one

      I usually dont play the new tickets right away because they usually have small prizes right away to get the players hook on them


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        Posted: May 10, 2010, 8:31 am - IP Logged

        go to your local lottery site and it should show top prizes claimed and when you look at the jackpots left that should help determine what games you should play that give you a bigger chance to win. if the game is almost maxed out like 1 jackpot left then i would leave that game alone.

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          Posted: May 15, 2010, 5:50 pm - IP Logged

          Are most large prizes located in the Newest batch of a new game,   middle, or  the dying end of a game as it croaks its last breath??

           

          Do Lottery Office, Instant Card Plant worker,  the  ticket designer/game office,  know where winners are located?  Do they have idea of which roll is sent where or is it totally random?

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            Posted: May 15, 2010, 11:15 pm - IP Logged

            Are most large prizes located in the Newest batch of a new game,   middle, or  the dying end of a game as it croaks its last breath??

             

            Do Lottery Office, Instant Card Plant worker,  the  ticket designer/game office,  know where winners are located?  Do they have idea of which roll is sent where or is it totally random?

            Most of my wins occur on scratchoffs that have been out for about two weeks.  Our lottery routinely puts out a "ringer" $5 ticket at the beginning of the year.  This year it was "The Price is Right".  Just about every ticket bought was a winner.  The game is ending soon, since most of the winners are wiped out. 

            A big winner seems to be released about a month into the game.  About half the big winners are eventually hit.  After that, most of the loser tickets are put out for play and people give up on that ticket and move on to a new one.  Our state only posts the number of top prizes remaining, so it is hard to tell how many lower level prizes are left to be scratched.  

            As far as the second question, yes, all parties except YOU know where each ticket is at all times.  The cards have serial numbers on the back and under the latex.  They are tracked as they are moved through the system.  Ever ask yourself WHY a retailer would need to "validate" a scratch off ticket before it is put out for play?  

            Buy from machines, buy from machines in different cities, buy newly released tickets and dont go crazy buying tickets.  Often times the odds are better on a pick 3 game than for a comparable bet on a scratchoff.

            Good luck and have fun scratchin..

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              Posted: May 25, 2010, 3:21 pm - IP Logged

              To really answer that question, you'll have to look at the individual prize ODDs for each game on your state's website.  Most states will publish all of the prizes available on an individual game and the specific odds for that prize. You'll probably have to do a lot of navigating between each web page to get all the data you want, but in the end, you want to look for the TOP prize across each ticket and compare the individual odds for each top prize across all the games at the same price point.