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post if you have purchased a roll of scratch-off's

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Posted: April 6, 2011, 11:18 pm - IP Logged

Your return will be different then anyone else's...depending on what state and what game,of course. I don't think you could make a fair assumption of what your "average" return would be...that's almost impossible,isn't it?

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    Posted: April 11, 2011, 9:06 am - IP Logged

    I bought a roll of MaxGreen(Georgia) $20.

    This is what I won

    000 - $20

    001 - $0.00

    002 - $440

    003 - $0.00

    004 - $20

    005 - $0.00

    006 - $40

    007 - $0.00

    008 - $0.00

    009 - $0.00

    010 - $0.00

    011 - $20

    012 - $0.00

    013 - $20

    014 - $0.00

     

    Total $560.00 

    Gain  $260.00

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      Posted: April 11, 2011, 1:52 pm - IP Logged

      I bought a roll of MaxGreen(Georgia) $20.

      This is what I won

      000 - $20

      001 - $0.00

      002 - $440

      003 - $0.00

      004 - $20

      005 - $0.00

      006 - $40

      007 - $0.00

      008 - $0.00

      009 - $0.00

      010 - $0.00

      011 - $20

      012 - $0.00

      013 - $20

      014 - $0.00

       

      Total $560.00 

      Gain  $260.00

      Well done tibbi!

      was this your first time purchasing a roll for that game ( or for any game?)

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        Posted: April 11, 2011, 1:58 pm - IP Logged

        Those are some good results !

        I wish they would cap the rolls at $300 in Florida. $600 - $1,000 is too much for a roll. You really need to hit $500 otherwise you are out $$

        They have a tendency to put out dead rolls of $20 games then once in a while a "hot" roll will have 3 $500 winners on it.

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          Posted: April 13, 2011, 1:16 pm - IP Logged

          Well done tibbi!

          was this your first time purchasing a roll for that game ( or for any game?)

          Yes it was. :) I wish this forum was on tapatalk.

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            Posted: April 18, 2011, 12:59 pm - IP Logged

            Yes it was. :) I wish this forum was on tapatalk.

            I am not familiar with tapatalk...is that something that is for smartphones?


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              Posted: April 22, 2011, 11:10 am - IP Logged

              i have bought about 30 rolls in new york and last week i bought a roll in georgia.Ill talk about my latest 3 rolls i purchased in georgia.First i want to let people know the difference in the 20 dollar rolls in new york a roll has number 1 to 50 and it goes for a grand and in georgia it goes from 00 to 014 so that roll cost 300 bucks.I bought 2 rolls of 3 million dollars taxes paid and i spend 600 on both roll and made back 300 bucks.I bought a roll of maximum green and i got back 180 so i lost 120 .The only good part about it georgia has a second chance drawing so i kept all my losers and submitted them.Even though the odds of winning is low its till feels like a consilation prize lol

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                Posted: April 23, 2011, 11:45 pm - IP Logged

                Anyone ever buy any $1,000 rolls ? What do you usually get in return ?

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                  Posted: April 25, 2011, 10:44 pm - IP Logged

                  Ok. I feel sheepish saying this for a 29 year old but I am a newbie here.  What exactly is a roll?

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                    Posted: April 26, 2011, 1:12 am - IP Logged

                    Ok. I feel sheepish saying this for a 29 year old but I am a newbie here.  What exactly is a roll?

                    A "roll" means an entire roll of tickets. Scratch offs come in rolls of 30 tickets, 60 tickets, 150 tickets, etc.

                    I'm leaning towards making my birthday roll 20x the Money unless the new Lucky Cherry Slots turns out to be good. Any thoughts?

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                      Posted: April 26, 2011, 3:48 am - IP Logged

                      Those are some good results !

                      I wish they would cap the rolls at $300 in Florida. $600 - $1,000 is too much for a roll. You really need to hit $500 otherwise you are out $$

                      They have a tendency to put out dead rolls of $20 games then once in a while a "hot" roll will have 3 $500 winners on it.

                      I completely agree, anything over $500 for a roll is too much. Going for that $500 winner plus maybe another $250 in small winnings is the way to go.

                      $1,000 rolls in NY generally give around 500-600 back, and the odds aren't much better than $10 ($500) rolls so its usually a bad idea.


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                        Posted: April 27, 2011, 7:41 pm - IP Logged

                        bought 2 rolls today for 1grand and loss 390 so i made back 610.Ny lottery sucks

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                          Posted: April 27, 2011, 8:44 pm - IP Logged

                          That's pretty much typical. James1 is right about an average roll return being 50-70%. In fact, you can calculate your expected return from scratch tickets if you have the full payout stats for a particular scratch game, like sample below:

                          70,325,209Total Prize Value
                          20400000Total Tickets
                          5Ticket Price
                          102,000,000Total Revenue
                          3.447314167Avg Ticket Value
                          68.95%Avg Return
                          Non-Jackpot:
                          69,003,000Total Prize Value
                          20399983Total Tickets
                          5Ticket Price
                          101,999,915Total Revenue
                          3.382502819Avg Ticket Value
                          67.65%Avg Return

                           

                          The return gets worse and worse as you take out (or don't hit) higher value prizes, down to 30-40% return.

                          Buying rolls is not a bad strategy necessarily. It just means that you are playing at a faster rate, so you increase your chances of actually hitting a top prize in your lifetime. You just have to be able to float those kind of losses long enough for you to hit large prizes, and hopefully hit them as early as possible. ;)


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                            Posted: April 28, 2011, 8:51 pm - IP Logged

                            That's pretty much typical. James1 is right about an average roll return being 50-70%. In fact, you can calculate your expected return from scratch tickets if you have the full payout stats for a particular scratch game, like sample below:

                            70,325,209Total Prize Value
                            20400000Total Tickets
                            5Ticket Price
                            102,000,000Total Revenue
                            3.447314167Avg Ticket Value
                            68.95%Avg Return
                            Non-Jackpot:
                            69,003,000Total Prize Value
                            20399983Total Tickets
                            5Ticket Price
                            101,999,915Total Revenue
                            3.382502819Avg Ticket Value
                            67.65%Avg Return

                             

                            The return gets worse and worse as you take out (or don't hit) higher value prizes, down to 30-40% return.

                            Buying rolls is not a bad strategy necessarily. It just means that you are playing at a faster rate, so you increase your chances of actually hitting a top prize in your lifetime. You just have to be able to float those kind of losses long enough for you to hit large prizes, and hopefully hit them as early as possible. ;)

                            nice way of putting it jon d i was already decided on quitting when i read this post makes me want to go out and get a few rolls

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                              Posted: April 29, 2011, 12:10 am - IP Logged

                              The way I look at it by buying a $10 game roll you get 60 shots at the million and your odds go from 1 in 1.5 million to 1 in 25,000 as a roll.

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