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Rate your state's scratch offs

Topic closed. 9 replies. Last post 6 years ago by rcbbuckeye.

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How would you rate your state's scratch offs?

One of the best in the country [ 1 ]  [8.33%]
Good [ 2 ]  [16.67%]
Average [ 3 ]  [25.00%]
Below average [ 3 ]  [25.00%]
One of the worst in the country [ 3 ]  [25.00%]
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SE PA
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Posted: May 27, 2011, 1:13 pm - IP Logged

In terms of evaluating your state, I mean frequency of wins you have, prize amounts you win,. grand prizes available, the odds of winning, and that kind of thing.

I'll rate them each for PA, and then come up with an overall PA rating.

Frequency of wins I have - below average

Prize amounts I win - below average ($100s are way down for me)

Grand prizes available - average (PA is a big state, so they offer a decent amount)

Odds of winning - average (middle-tier odds aren't bad)

Overall, I'll have to go with below average because I so rarely make a profit anymore. It used to rate "good," IMO - and this was just last year.

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    Posted: May 27, 2011, 1:29 pm - IP Logged

    Florida = Good (below average if im honest. I would of expected a 5 figure prize by now)

    Statistically its one of the best in the country given odds and jackpots. But the return is not as good. I heard some states pay up to 75% back. Not Fla I think we only get 40% back.

    2014 Highest Winner: $500

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      Florida
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      Posted: May 27, 2011, 1:33 pm - IP Logged

      Mass. has the best lottery in the country. I think Fla , Geo , PA and NY round out the top 5.

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        SE PA
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        Posted: May 27, 2011, 2:02 pm - IP Logged

        It's funny how an opinion changes when you live in the state - I'd probably say Florida is good just reading the posts. LOL.

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          Pennsylvania
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          Posted: May 27, 2011, 2:20 pm - IP Logged

          That was my exact thoughts. I think it was TGMobile who hit 10 spots for $50 each. I hit 10 spots, I am lucky to get $5 a piece. By the posts it seems Florida is WWWAAAAYYYY better than PA. maybe you guys play more than we do, but you def have the better winners.

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            Posted: May 28, 2011, 8:02 am - IP Logged

            Hi iam new to the forum!

            My state is ok with $1 $2(Ma) tickets.Just about broke even.I changed tatics and now iam winning $1-$50.I now look for throw away tickets on the ground and pick them.Some one discarded 4 skunked $5 dollar tickets and i bought one to win $50.Big Smile

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              Posted: May 28, 2011, 12:39 pm - IP Logged

              I used to buy them for my Dad, I by one every now and then, not much luck on them.

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                Oklahoma
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                Posted: May 28, 2011, 2:56 pm - IP Logged

                Don't really play Oklahoma Scratchers they don't have really good payouts also there games suck. The highest tictet we have is $5.00 usually for $30,000-$40,000  but only have 4/5 Jackpot winners per game in the whole state.....And they wonder why sales are down......

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                  Kensington, Ct
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                  Posted: June 3, 2011, 6:26 pm - IP Logged

                  Connecticut lottery has some decent winners, although nothing much to speak of. the most I have ever won is $500.

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                    Posted: June 5, 2011, 5:30 pm - IP Logged

                    I don't play scratchers very often, but today I just got the itch while I was buying my jackpot tics so I bought 2 $5 Black Cherry Doubler. Well, that was a waste of $10. LOL. So far this year, I bought $67 in scratchers and won $10.

                    I guess if I'm going to expect to win more money I need to buy a bunch instead of one or two every now and then. But that cuts into my jackpot ticket money.

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