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How many different stores do you buy Scratch tickets from?

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How many different stores do you buy Scratch tickets from?

1 [ 3 ]  [12.50%]
2 to 5 [ 15 ]  [62.50%]
6 to 10 [ 2 ]  [8.33%]
11 to 50 [ 3 ]  [12.50%]
more than 50! [ 1 ]  [4.17%]
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Posted: February 2, 2011, 11:05 pm - IP Logged

James have you checked out stores that display winning tickets somewhere?

I dont see a lot of grocery stores in TN do it, but lots of these tobacco shops and some gas stations will post the actual ticket if it is under 600, and will do a copy of larger winners.

This is good to get insight on what tickets are hitting (or not)

There used to be stores like that everywhere but you just dont see them anymore

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    Posted: February 2, 2011, 11:07 pm - IP Logged

    Unfortunately I havent saved all of the tickets because many retailrs (especially Winn Wixie) wont allow players to keep winning tickets.

     

    In my best guess Ive probably won the following over the past 1.5 years or so:

    200 Lucky for Life - $500 3-4 times... $200 probably 6 times or so

    BDB $500 x 2-3 times & .....$1000 x1

    $3 Mill Monopoly - $500 x1 time

    Gold Rush $500 x 6 times

     

    I used to play alot more than I do now. I have really cut back on my scratch playing and now focus most of my energy on Fantasy 5. My goal is to hit Fantasy 5 sometime this year. I used to play way more than I should have but everyone has their hobby.

    Pretty good with the Lucky for Life. Expected with Gold Rush if you just stick to 1 ticket odds are you will hit $500 soon with GR. Right now im yet to even win $100 with FMC. GR and BDB the most common winners.

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      Posted: February 3, 2011, 6:44 am - IP Logged

      Just an FYI, on the 200K for life,  the 1 in $3 Mill for the 50K is $50 K per year for 20 years ($1 Million)

       

      But still kinda sh*tty odds for $1 Million dollar prize...For some reason I keep wanting to play this game. Ive won $500 about 3-4 times and $200 several times... There hasnt been a winner since August and it is due a winner soon.

       

      Good luck

      Oh, I see, that is a much bigger prize for the 50k/per year.   I am having trouble staying focused.  Too many tickets.  I do like the Lucky for Life ticket, I've only played a couple times but I like the big yellow ticket, scratches real easy.  I've just been trying to get into a strategy and saw 1 in 3mil and said forget that, let me try for the 1 in 546,000 for the Million on BDB> 

      But I like your strategy, look at history, timelines,  Wins are spread out.  Some tickets are due to hit, Makes Sense.   

      I've also been torn with good luck brings good luck / winning stores =keeps winning.   I found the Fact Finder from Tampa Bay online and that makes me want to play at stores that paid out more than they take in.  Granted the main reason they are on the plus side is  because of just ONE big winner (AND) these numbers tally up all lottery sales (so powerball, lotto, fantasy five included).

      James1> I've seen Monopoly winners posted up 3 500 winners and a 10K.  I haven't played that game much but I know several people here that are feverish about playing it and they like it.   They get real happy when they 200.00 that seems to happen quite a bit.  I haven't been playing the 20.00 tickets for long so I don't have much of a read on all of them, can't afford too many too fast.    I thought BDB has a chance with alot of prizes but there are alot of tickets, then I went crazy and caught Millionaire Club fever but I won a couple 100.00 on those, the dumb part was me playing the tickets after the 100.00 thinking it was a hot or lucky roll but it wasn't.  It just had a 100.00 then 5 losers to take it right back.  The reason I though Millionaire Club could be good was if it is a short run game with a smaller print pool that would maybe increase the chances.

      So that was what I've been struggling with, either way it's a needle in a haystack and you just have to be right place right time/lucky but what is better,  Millionaire Club with ~10Million tickets printed or  BDB with 65Million tickets printed.  I'm still leaning towards BDB 33people have hit a million and there are 87 left to go.  Of course it is not a fun one to scratch (BDB) as the last winning pic I posted, I scratched lightly and it tore up the foil anyway.

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        Posted: February 3, 2011, 10:57 am - IP Logged

        I put 2-5, I buy most tickets from one store, a King Soopers grocer, only because it is convenient and I'm there almost every day (to buy my lotto tix). The other store I buy from on occasion is a 7-11, but that is infrequent.

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          Posted: February 3, 2011, 12:41 pm - IP Logged

          I use a Giant that's just up the road much of the time. I also use another Giant and Wegmans. Sometimes, but rarely, I'll use a beer store or Turkey Hill.

          Wawa will be getting lottery soon. I'll play a lot there when it comes.

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

            found a new spot to buy scratchers, its a shell gas station and surprisingly they have a entire wall dedicated to winning tickets, most recent was the 10$ casino one for 500 bux. not to mention they carry every lottery ticket out now even the really old ones like mega instant monopoly 10$


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              Posted: February 3, 2011, 1:59 pm - IP Logged

               Unless you know how to play by Pack #'s where you can go to certain stores and look at the Pack #'s and see how far the lottery is into the game then really the best thing to do is play at one store and get the (for $10 or $20 games) the first or last or second to last ticket......   Just remember the lottery prints 3.5-8.5 million tickets per game so you have to break down a method of winning.. Good luckl

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                Posted: February 3, 2011, 4:36 pm - IP Logged

                 Unless you know how to play by Pack #'s where you can go to certain stores and look at the Pack #'s and see how far the lottery is into the game then really the best thing to do is play at one store and get the (for $10 or $20 games) the first or last or second to last ticket......   Just remember the lottery prints 3.5-8.5 million tickets per game so you have to break down a method of winning.. Good luckl

                On the $10-$20 scratchers here in FL they print massive amounts of tickets. Usually between the range of 10-65 Million of each. Would be difficult to play by pack #s here. I believe in FL the best strategy is to play tickets which seem to be due winners or have many Top Prizes remaining still

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                  Posted: February 3, 2011, 4:42 pm - IP Logged

                  On the $10-$20 scratchers here in FL they print massive amounts of tickets. Usually between the range of 10-65 Million of each. Would be difficult to play by pack #s here. I believe in FL the best strategy is to play tickets which seem to be due winners or have many Top Prizes remaining still

                  Yep this is the reason why I plug away at Lucky for Life $20 even though I hate that game its bound to have a winner soon.

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                    Posted: February 3, 2011, 6:39 pm - IP Logged

                    Yep this is the reason why I plug away at Lucky for Life $20 even though I hate that game its bound to have a winner soon.

                    ditto

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                      Posted: February 4, 2011, 3:10 am - IP Logged

                      I selected 2-5 When we go to Texas there are several stores that we go & buy scratchers.....

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                        Posted: February 27, 2011, 11:01 pm - IP Logged

                        I go to 12-15 stores here in California, some days are good n sum days are bad!