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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%]
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Posted: November 29, 2011, 6:50 pm - IP Logged

Funny you mention that. The store owner next to my work said he use to own a store in GA. Told me he feels it is the best state to play. I wonder if any GA people can confirm.

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    Posted: November 30, 2011, 11:52 am - IP Logged

    Funny you mention that. The store owner next to my work said he use to own a store in GA. Told me he feels it is the best state to play. I wonder if any GA people can confirm.

    As a Tennessean traveilng through GA a few times a year, I can tell you I lose on GA tickets just like TN ones lol.

    However, I dont play as much in GA obviously (heck I dont even play much here in TN)

    But what I DO LOVE about GA is their top prizes -- they beat the snot out of any state I have been to.

    Living in TN and traveling to SC sometimes I get to check out NC, GA, and SC lotteries. I havent seen much of NC but it seems to be on the lower-scale as far as high prizes go. SC as well.

    KY has the absolute worst I have ever seen.

    From my observations, this seems to be the breakdown of what a $5 and $10 scratcher will get you in these states (SC doesnt have any $20 ones I guess):

    $5   

    GA: 300,000 TO 500,000

    SC: 75,000 TO 100,000

    TN: 70,000 TO 150,000 (usual is 100,000)

    NC: About the same as SC I think

    KY: 40,000 ?

    $10 

    GA: Up to $1million

    SC: Up to $200,000

    TN: 200,000 TO 250,000, Though once they had a 500,000 one

    NC: About the same as SC

    KY: 100,000

     

    So as far as that goes, GA seems to be the best bang. Stay far far away from KY Scratchoffs (thought they do somteims have a raffle which is more than I can say for TN Lottery)

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      Posted: December 3, 2011, 3:02 am - IP Logged

      Bought the new 5$ ticket roll in FL, holiday one, spent 295 got 105 back. Currently workin on the $2 Monopoly...lotta scratchin. I won't buy a roll for awhile, but next time it will e a 20$ one for sure.

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        Posted: December 3, 2011, 11:44 am - IP Logged

        Bought the new 5$ ticket roll in FL, holiday one, spent 295 got 105 back. Currently workin on the $2 Monopoly...lotta scratchin. I won't buy a roll for awhile, but next time it will e a 20$ one for sure.

        Thats pretty bad. Was 1 ticket already purchased that you spet $295? My worse roll was #120ish on a $300 roll and best was right around even. I have never profited even a $1 on a roll. Think the best was around a 90% return.

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          Posted: December 18, 2011, 8:58 pm - IP Logged

          i have been buying 5 dollar rolls for the past week 300$ a roll ,  usualy got back around 150-225 the worst one was 110$ or something close to that some were like 280ish,  best outcome i have had so far was 615$

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            Posted: January 6, 2012, 4:08 am - IP Logged

            I got back only $135 on one roll, and the other roll I bought I got back $240, so I have had mixed results. I am thinking it might be a good idea on the newer tickets. I will tell you one thing, on the bigger win, I specifically requested a good book, and told them that I did not want junk. Did that have anything to do with it? I don't know because I have only bought two rolls, and on the first I did not specify. These were both $20 games, and had 15 tickets each (all rolls in GA are $300). Kind of makes me wonder. Maybe I should buy a few more and test the waters. Just remember, by and by, the average "good" winner will be around 4-5x the price of the ticket, so with $5 tickets you will end up with more $20 winners, whereas you are likely to hit the $100+ winners on $20 tickets. TheOtherOne is right as far as what the top prizes are in GA. Those numbers match my experience. I keep looking for patterns with no real good luck. And yes, the $20 rolls do cut down on scratching time. The $20 tickets in Georgia all have top prizes of between 2.5 and 5 million.


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              Posted: January 20, 2012, 1:11 am - IP Logged

              I got back only $135 on one roll, and the other roll I bought I got back $240, so I have had mixed results. I am thinking it might be a good idea on the newer tickets. I will tell you one thing, on the bigger win, I specifically requested a good book, and told them that I did not want junk. Did that have anything to do with it? I don't know because I have only bought two rolls, and on the first I did not specify. These were both $20 games, and had 15 tickets each (all rolls in GA are $300). Kind of makes me wonder. Maybe I should buy a few more and test the waters. Just remember, by and by, the average "good" winner will be around 4-5x the price of the ticket, so with $5 tickets you will end up with more $20 winners, whereas you are likely to hit the $100+ winners on $20 tickets. TheOtherOne is right as far as what the top prizes are in GA. Those numbers match my experience. I keep looking for patterns with no real good luck. And yes, the $20 rolls do cut down on scratching time. The $20 tickets in Georgia all have top prizes of between 2.5 and 5 million.

              once a year I treat my self and buy a book last year I bought a book of 5.00 tickets which came with 100

              tickets and won 475.00 back

              the year before I got a book of 10.00 which was 50 tickets and won back 360.00

              DanceHere a tip I save all my change until I get 500.00 worth and that is what I buy my tickets with

              you be suprise how fast your change can add up

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                Posted: January 22, 2012, 5:58 pm - IP Logged

                Here are my results from the new 10th Anniversary Diamond Millionaire Scratch Ticket from the SC Education Lottery that I just bought today.

                This is a $10.00 ticket with a top prize of $1,000,000.00. There are 30 tickets in each roll for $300.00.

                000-$15.00

                001-Loser

                002-Loser

                003-$10.00

                004-Loser

                005-Loser

                006-Loser

                007-Loser

                008-Loser

                009-Loser

                010-Loser

                011-Loser

                012-$15.00

                013-Loser

                014-Loser

                015-$20.00

                016-Loser

                017-Loser

                018-$10.00

                019-Loser

                020-$10.00

                021-Loser

                022-Loser

                023-$15.00

                024-Loser

                025-$10.00

                026-Loser

                027-Loser

                028-Loser

                029-$15.00

                 

                Final Results--Spent $300.00 Got Back $120.00--Biggest Winner-$20.00--9 Winners and 21 Losers, including 8 in a row.This is the first roll of these tickets

                that I have gotten. I would love to know if anyone else in South Carolina has gotten a roll of these and what their results were.Thanks all and lets get that CASH.

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