|Posted: March 4, 2011, 7:00 pm - IP Logged|
I agree with sully on the bright colors and ones that look like fun.
I'm with dallascowboys fan on new ones, I always hope when new ones come out that they'll be peppered with some winners more so than others but that doesn't seem to be the case.
Actually, there are only a few models of scratchers and everything else is variations on them......get three matching amounts, win that amount, match winning numbers (and the higher the ticket price the more winning numbers to match), bingo, crosswords, and get three like symbols. And also bonus boxes with symbols to match.
The crosswords seem to be in the news when someone wins big on a scratcher, but having to get three words for a break even prize is the pits.
At one of the places we play there is a young guy that buys $10 and $20 crossword scratchers and immediately asks the clerk to scan them, he doesn't go through the formality of scratching the ticket as even winning crosswords "make you work for it".
My wife is more the scratcher player. She says she has a "$5 jinx" and never wins on $5 tickets. I can't conviunce her it's bdetter to buy one opf those and take a few days to scratch it tham to grind it out with dollar tickets.
I have a theory that type A personalities go for the scratchers. They can't wait for the drawing and want the results NOW! I'm prety sure the lotteries are well aware of that.
Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.
There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.