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How long does it take you to hit $500 ??

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Posted: March 8, 2011, 6:51 pm - IP Logged

5 months of daily scratching and I have not hit $500 even once ! I estimate I hit the following in these intervals:

$50 - almost daily

$100 - every 2 or 3 days

$200 - once every 3 to 4 weeks

2014 Highest Winner: $500

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    Posted: March 8, 2011, 11:26 pm - IP Logged

    Haven't won over $200 in over a year of moderately big scratching. I can't afford hundreds to spend per day, but I play almost daily - usually $40 or less a day. Perhaps it's the stores I go to. Giant has had a couple wins $1,000 and over, but it seems rare.

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      Posted: March 8, 2011, 11:49 pm - IP Logged

      Haven't won over $200 in over a year of moderately big scratching. I can't afford hundreds to spend per day, but I play almost daily - usually $40 or less a day. Perhaps it's the stores I go to. Giant has had a couple wins $1,000 and over, but it seems rare.

      I think this is where luck factors itself into the equation. There is one guy near me who scratches every day. Same amounts as me. But the difference is this guy has hit $10K twice in the last year and $1K another 2 times and multiple $500s. 

      I need to find my way out of this losing circle. I have hit higher odds before then it takes to win $500 on a $5-$20 scratcher.

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        SE PA
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        Posted: March 9, 2011, 12:56 am - IP Logged

        Luck goes into it for sure, but so does the distribution. There have to be big wins where you shop to get one. I am sure we'll both get a $500 before too long - have to be positive.

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          Posted: March 9, 2011, 1:35 am - IP Logged

          If I dont hit $500 or $1,000 this month then im done buying scratchers.

          2014 Highest Winner: $500

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            Posted: March 12, 2011, 5:02 pm - IP Logged

            If I dont hit $500 or $1,000 this month then im done buying scratchers.

            James cant remember if Ive asked you this before or not. Do you mainly buy from one main store? or do you go many different places?

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              Posted: March 12, 2011, 5:49 pm - IP Logged

              James cant remember if Ive asked you this before or not. Do you mainly buy from one main store? or do you go many different places?

              Hey,

              I usually buy at 5 different stores. Never seem to be there at the right time, though

              2014 Highest Winner: $500

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                Posted: March 14, 2011, 8:10 am - IP Logged

                I have never won $500 on a scratcher.

                Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

                For a lead role in a cage?

                 

                                                            From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"

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                  Posted: March 22, 2011, 3:53 pm - IP Logged

                  me either? " $500 "

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                    Posted: March 22, 2011, 4:03 pm - IP Logged

                    I never one 500 - most I've won is 100 dolalrs, but I usually do a 2 dollar one b/c we've got a pretty good one over here in NJ.  The one time I bought a 10 dollar one, somebody walked in and bought the next two, and came back in with a 500 dollar winner.  This 10 dollar one's in the same series as the 2 dollar one, I believe the odds of winning 500 are similar to winning 75-150 on the 2 dollar one.

                     

                    It's rare, and I barely scratch anymore.  Occasionally I buy a couple just b/c if I ask, a couple clerks will let me know if they think it's good.  And they do honestly say no most of the time.  I think it's because a lot of people play until they win, or buy a few at a time and for a few rounds, chase the last win, and leave.  There are back to back winners, but most of the time, on games with about 1:4 odds, there are losers between  winning tickets, usually 2-7.

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                      Posted: April 8, 2011, 3:51 pm - IP Logged

                      5 months of daily scratching and I have not hit $500 even once ! I estimate I hit the following in these intervals:

                      $50 - almost daily

                      $100 - every 2 or 3 days

                      $200 - once every 3 to 4 weeks

                      80 bucks a couple times years ago.

                      Hardly ever scratch anymore. Like almost never.


                                                                   
                                           
                                                               

                       

                       

                       

                       

                                                                                                                         

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