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You have $5000 to spend on scratchers and a few days off...how do you spend it?

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Posted: June 9, 2011, 5:28 pm - IP Logged

Hypothetically speaking if you were to have several thousand dollars to spend on scratch off lottery and also some extra time, would you travel around your state and buy up several tickets?

Would you stay in your town and buy up scratchers there, or maybe buy a few rolls?

Or would you use some other strategy?

I have always been thrilled by the idea of traveling to different cities and buying several scratch offs wherever I go to see if I could beat the odds and come out ahead.

 

How would you go about this if given the chance?

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    Posted: June 9, 2011, 6:08 pm - IP Logged

    I would buy rolls, different cities perhaps small towns, at off the wall locations. not at stores which are too slow but medium pace stores.

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      Posted: June 9, 2011, 6:14 pm - IP Logged

      I would go to GA and play their scratchers since TN scratch offs suck.

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        Posted: June 9, 2011, 6:20 pm - IP Logged

        I'd buy them all over, and scratch myself silly.

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          Posted: June 9, 2011, 6:24 pm - IP Logged

          I'd buy them all over, and scratch myself silly.

          that many tickets i might as well let a family member scratch them all as your fingers will be killing you lol. they need to invent something that will scratch off the entire play area in 1 sweep ...

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            Posted: June 9, 2011, 6:26 pm - IP Logged

            Hypothetically speaking if you were to have several thousand dollars to spend on scratch off lottery and also some extra time, would you travel around your state and buy up several tickets?

            Would you stay in your town and buy up scratchers there, or maybe buy a few rolls?

            Or would you use some other strategy?

            I have always been thrilled by the idea of traveling to different cities and buying several scratch offs wherever I go to see if I could beat the odds and come out ahead.

             

            How would you go about this if given the chance?

            I'd buy a couple rolls of $20 games here in PA - most likely Cash Extravaganza and Mega Multiplier. I'd explore many different state lotteries if I had the time.

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              Posted: June 9, 2011, 7:40 pm - IP Logged

              that many tickets i might as well let a family member scratch them all as your fingers will be killing you lol. they need to invent something that will scratch off the entire play area in 1 sweep ...

              James - since my wife is a bartender part-time she brings these bottle openers home all the time from the vendors. These things work like a champ for scratching a large area at once.

               

              They look like this:

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                Posted: June 9, 2011, 7:45 pm - IP Logged

                Hypothetically speaking if you were to have several thousand dollars to spend on scratch off lottery and also some extra time, would you travel around your state and buy up several tickets?

                Would you stay in your town and buy up scratchers there, or maybe buy a few rolls?

                Or would you use some other strategy?

                I have always been thrilled by the idea of traveling to different cities and buying several scratch offs wherever I go to see if I could beat the odds and come out ahead.

                 

                How would you go about this if given the chance?

                I'd probably buy:

                2 x $1,000 rolls of $20 scratchers

                1 x $600 roll of $10 scratchers

                1 x $300 roll of $5 scratchers

                which would be subtotal of $2,900.

                I'd spend the rest on buying 1-2 at a time of the $10 &  $20 scratchers from all different places.

                 

                I've never really been a fan of buying whole rolls. I seemed to do better by buying 1-2 at a time only. I can't seem risking $1,000 bux at a time since I play the $20 scratchers. Id rather the $$$ last alot longer & hope for the best =)

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                  Posted: June 10, 2011, 5:11 pm - IP Logged

                  I would go to GA and play their scratchers since TN scratch offs suck.

                  It is interesting to see what everyone would do.

                  pcurtis I like your idea...you cant beat the payouts that GA has, but I would spend some in Tn as well, probably buying some $10 and $20 scratchers along the way.

                  Then I would take pictures and send to management at KY lottery and show them what they are missing with their dismal top prizes on their own scratchoffs!

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                    Posted: June 11, 2011, 6:37 am - IP Logged

                    i can't imagine spending 5g on scratchers. its a lot of dough for what might happen. which is basically chasing one of the larger prizes, obviously over 5000+ ( minus the taxes) . its hard enough winning back the tix cost. even with that kind of roll, you have to be very lucky to pick the right store and keep scratchin that same game. i personally would, if i had no choice, go to the rural areas and buy the 10 and 20 scratchers with the most prizes left and hope to break even.

                    i can say for fact that i have seen rolls (100's) of scratchers and never witnessed one $1000 winner. highest i've ever saw was $500 ( no claim form). just tells you how difficult it is and how rare it really is.

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                      Posted: June 12, 2011, 10:27 am - IP Logged

                      I would go to Texas and by there $20.00 scratchers I may even buy there $50.00 scratcher too..........

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                        Posted: June 12, 2011, 10:32 am - IP Logged

                        I would go to GA and play their scratchers since TN scratch offs suck.

                        I hear you pcurtis Oklahoma lottery & scratchers suck as well. That is why so many people drive to TX, Kansas and Arkansas to play there scratchers and they wonder why sales are down...

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                          Posted: June 12, 2011, 12:53 pm - IP Logged

                          I would go to Texas and by there $20.00 scratchers I may even buy there $50.00 scratcher too..........

                          wow, $50 scratchers. can seem to justify spending 50 to win 50 back or even $100. odds dont favor the players.

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                            Posted: June 14, 2011, 12:51 am - IP Logged

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                              Posted: June 14, 2011, 8:36 am - IP Logged

                              Wooddrive....... the question was hypothetical I don't have $5,000 to spend on lottery tickets but if I did I would buy 1 of those $50 tickets becasue you never knowWink.........