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Posted: August 30, 2011, 8:28 am - IP Logged

Howdy! I have been playing $5-$10/week in Lotto tickets here in IL for past year or so...mostly Lotto and Mega although I will

buy $5 tickets for Little Lotto if/when it goes over $200K. Recently, I started to play the $2 "$1,000/week for life" scratch-offs

and I do like the instant gratification.  Here's my strategy: I buy 5x tickets.  I used to just buy 1 at a time but the last couple of 

times I have gotten 5 tickets, at least 2 or 3 have been winning tickets.  Here's my dilemma: Both times, I made my $10 back, no more, 

no less.  One ticket had a whole bunch of "winners" but only $1 or $2 prizes...Grrr.  Would you veteran "scratchers" recommend I fold for the day

after I recoup my money (and try again somewhere else/next day) or keep playing til $10 is gone?

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    Orlando, FL
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    Posted: August 30, 2011, 2:05 pm - IP Logged

    I say fold and stay in the same lotto store.

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      Posted: August 30, 2011, 2:18 pm - IP Logged

      The folding is up to you, but I like to mainly play at one store(next to my job). You get to know them really well and they will steer you away from tickets that just hit big. Many of times I will want bin #1 and they give me the same ticket from a different bin cause someone just hit good. Hard to get that from a machine(which I do play of course).

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        mt zion illinois
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        Posted: August 30, 2011, 4:16 pm - IP Logged

        1st off welcome to LP.... I have to agree with omiller the folding part is up to you.... I  mainly play at where I work and the gas station I get gas at....

        Biggest lottery wins for 2013 $100 1 Time.......

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          Posted: September 8, 2011, 11:42 pm - IP Logged

          Thanks cool dude! And yeah, I think I will stick to my one store as it is on my way to work and I seem to be relatively lucky at that store.  Tried my strategy at another gas station and got $2 back on $10 which has never happened to me at my regular spot.  And Lotto players are a superstitious lot by nature wouldn't you agree?