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$1 $2 $3 $5 dollar scrathers

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Posted: February 1, 2011, 1:32 am - IP Logged

The odds on cheap scratchers get worse and worse. Whenever I win say $50 on a $20 scratcher I use that extra $10 to buy a bunch of cheap scratchers and it just seems like a waste of money. Each time the lotto has released a scratcher in a higher amount the odds of winning on the cheaper tickets get more astronomical. I remember when you used to make a nice $10-$20 profit with ease from the $5 scratchers. I used to be in a winning edge with lotto. Now your lucky to get 1 winner out of 8 and win the cost of the ticket back.

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    Posted: February 1, 2011, 1:52 am - IP Logged

    Don't feel bad. You aren't alone. I feel the PA Lottery has gotten very hard to make a profit on ever since September last year.

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      Posted: February 1, 2011, 8:18 am - IP Logged

      I have been playing hold em scratchers, you can enter a code on-line to win extra prizes.

      a lady I know won a hundred free scratchers and got 75 dollars from them so now I am hooked.

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        Posted: February 1, 2011, 1:20 pm - IP Logged

        i was looking at the fl lottery website earlier, aparently there are 5 two dollar tickets with 0 grand prize claims/ thats 5 tickets out of 19. here they are:

        treasure grove ??

        red white and green

        aces and 8s

        monthly bonus

        triple diamonds

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          Posted: February 1, 2011, 3:15 pm - IP Logged

          Here in CA, $5 is the top scratcher ticket, with typical $100,000-$1,000,000 top prizes available. These seem to be the best odds in practice, as well as by the published odds. I also avoid the cheapies $1, $2, $3 and only buy if I have spare change from ticket redemptions that are not multiples of $5.

          Interesting to look at how other states run their scratchers. not sure which is better. Compared to the big 3 lotto states, NY, MA and FL, it seems our CA lotto has a lot fewer scratcher games in circulation, but each with more and higher top prizes. We don't have any $10 or $20 tickets yet, and not sure if I want them to transition to that same method as other states?

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            Posted: February 1, 2011, 3:19 pm - IP Logged

            Texas has $25 and $50 dollar scratchers, and the odds are not that great, only the jackpot odds are reasonable. 

            Florida had a $30 scratcher for a while but it was not a success and was pulled.

            That kind of money is just painful to play especially if you lose several tickets in a row.

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              Jon D's avatar - calotterylogo
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              Posted: February 1, 2011, 9:24 pm - IP Logged

              Yeah, that would definitely hurt a lot more. Right now I drop a $20 and buy four $5 tickets, sometimes they are all duds, but oh well, only 20 bucks, I'll buy some more the next day and will definitely have some winners.

              But If they were $20 or $25 tickets, and I got 4 duds...wow, just blew $80-$100 in one shot! Ouch!

              I prefer to stick with $5 tickets thank you.