|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..