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Results from Buying Books

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When you bought a book of tickets, how much did you win out of all the tickets in that group?

Less than $50 [ 4 ]  [11.43%]
$51-150 [ 4 ]  [11.43%]
$151-$300 [ 12 ]  [34.29%]
$300-$499 [ 5 ]  [14.29%]
$500-$999 [ 4 ]  [11.43%]
$1000 or more [ 4 ]  [11.43%]
Are you kidding, I lost every penny I spent on it! [ 2 ]  [5.71%]
Total Valid Votes [ 35 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 14 ]  
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Posted: August 17, 2011, 9:29 am - IP Logged

Repost from other topic: Here are the results from the other half of my $2 IL Red Hot $200's book. These are for numbers 076-149:

076- Lost
077- WON $10
078- WON $20 (every number was a winner on this card)
079- Lost
080- Lost
081- Lost
082- Lost
083- Lost
084- Lost
085- Lost
086- Lost
087- Lost
088- Lost
089- WON $4
090- Lost
091- Lost
092- Lost
093- Lost
094- Lost
095- WON $2
096- WON $4
097- Lost
098- Lost
099- Lost
100- Lost
101- WON $5
102- WON $5
103- Lost
104- WON $10 (HOT symbol on this card)
105- WON $2
106- Lost
107- Lost
108- Lost
109- Lost
110- Lost
111- Lost
112- Lost
113- Lost
114- WON $4 (HOT symbol on this card)
115- WON $2
116- Lost
117- Lost
118- Lost
119- Lost
120- Lost
121- Lost
122- Lost
123- Lost
124- Lost
125- WON $2
126- Lost
127- Lost
128- Lost
129- Lost
130- Lost
131- Lost
132- Lost
133- Lost
134- Lost
135- WON $2
136- Lost
137- Lost
138- Lost
139- Lost
140- Lost
141- Lost
142- Lost
143- Lost
144- Lost
145- WON $2
146- WON $2
147- Lost
148- Lost
149- Lost

Overall Spent $300, Overall WON $172 (.57 payback %)

Just about what the clerk told me most people win back, about 60% and sometimes you get lucky and get 150% back. I'm glad I won the Pick 3 yesterday and the box wins today because that still puts me ahead. Might get some Wheel of Fortune tickets tomorrow but not sure yet, oh well...

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    Posted: August 29, 2011, 11:27 am - IP Logged

    How do you go about buying a book of tickets?  I'm possibly interested in giving this a shot.

    Do most retailers typically have whole books available, in addition to what's in the case?  Or do you just clean out what's left in the case?

    (This probably sounds like a dumb question)

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      Posted: August 29, 2011, 2:26 pm - IP Logged

      How do you go about buying a book of tickets?  I'm possibly interested in giving this a shot.

      Do most retailers typically have whole books available, in addition to what's in the case?  Or do you just clean out what's left in the case?

      (This probably sounds like a dumb question)

      No, it's not a dumb question.

      Buying what's left over from the shelf is not buying a book. When people say that they are buying a book, what they say is they buy the complete tickets, from ticket number 0 to whatever is supposed to be the last ticket in the book.

      I think most retailers would be pretty happy to sell you the whole book. It's good money for them. I don't see any reason why would they not sell it to you as long as you have the money.

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        Posted: August 29, 2011, 2:39 pm - IP Logged

        No, it's not a dumb question.

        Buying what's left over from the shelf is not buying a book. When people say that they are buying a book, what they say is they buy the complete tickets, from ticket number 0 to whatever is supposed to be the last ticket in the book.

        I think most retailers would be pretty happy to sell you the whole book. It's good money for them. I don't see any reason why would they not sell it to you as long as you have the money.

        Agreed. I would goto a mom and pop type store or beer distributor. Easier to get the people who handle the tickets. I have tried at Redners and Wawa and places that have machines with no luck. I think they only have one person who stocks them, so the others have no clue how to even activate or settle a pack to sell you.

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          the 7-11 in my area dont sell rolls. I dont know why. also smaller stores / gas stations dont because they are required to have 1 open roll at all times. and they usually only order 1 roll of each game per week. I recommend getting rolls from stores with large turnover.

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            Posted: August 29, 2011, 3:29 pm - IP Logged

            I guess it depends where you buy them from. If they have extras in the back they will sell them to you. All you have to do is ask...

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              Posted: September 6, 2011, 11:22 pm - IP Logged

              the 7-11 in my area dont sell rolls. I dont know why. also smaller stores / gas stations dont because they are required to have 1 open roll at all times. and they usually only order 1 roll of each game per week. I recommend getting rolls from stores with large turnover.

              is there a set price for buying a whole book in FL? Or do you pay for the value of each ticket when buying a book? 

              I haven't tried this, but I've been very interested for a while.

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                Posted: September 8, 2011, 5:23 pm - IP Logged

                I know in Illinois, you just pay the value of the ticket times 300 for $1 tix, 150 times $2, etc...

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                  Posted: September 14, 2011, 10:39 am - IP Logged

                  is there a set price for buying a whole book in FL? Or do you pay for the value of each ticket when buying a book? 

                  I haven't tried this, but I've been very interested for a while.

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                  Its a set price depending on the game. You dont get any discount for buying a book if thats what you are asking.

                   

                  So if you want a $20 game that has 30 tickets (000-029) then you would pay $600 bux

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                    Posted: September 14, 2011, 12:18 pm - IP Logged

                    Ive seen 1 large chain gas station i buy from pull books out of a safe in the floor where they had stacks of cards different denominations  and another large chain gas station kept their locked in a drawer box where there was also stacks of different ones.

                     

                    ive never bought a book before maybe xmas i will

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                      Posted: October 3, 2011, 10:26 pm - IP Logged

                      I bought a book of $5 tickets in VA. There were 40 tickets in the book. $5 X 40 = $200 & it returned right aroung $160... The NC scrathers are terrible unless you're in a populated area - they are distributed winners based on population & lottery sales. VA on the other hand has pretty decent cards regardless of location. Just about the best scratching location on the East Coast is GA. Sure would love a book from there.

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                        Posted: October 7, 2011, 9:30 pm - IP Logged

                        good luck.  I wouldn't put my money in the stockmarket either (lol)

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                          Posted: October 15, 2011, 6:14 am - IP Logged

                          While I have not personally bought a whole book, I have picked out the losers that were discarded... and there were many.

                          Asked the store owner about it, hes like, they win some, they lose some... apparently, there wasn't any excitement.

                          Same person or several, I've ran across almost 3 virtual rolls discarded thus far. The store owner posts the winning tickets he can cash in his store - there were none from these three rolls.

                          Just can't see buying a book as the way to go - some say there are hot books - unless you have other info, buying a random book is designed to lose.

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                            Back in 2000 when I had worked I got a game called "Casino Nights" from the oregon lottery from jackpot convienent store in dallas oregon.  Bought the whole roll for $250 it was a $5 scratch-it.  I only won $330 back so I did not do that again.  Now I do not play scratch-its at all.-weshar75

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                              Posted: November 20, 2011, 12:11 pm - IP Logged

                              Anyone ever bought a whole roll of $20 scratch offs, particularly gold rush...how profitable and what is usually the rate of return?

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