|Posted: November 1, 2011, 6:43 am - IP Logged|
I've had terrible luck with the new $1 Holiday Green scratch-offs (game #263). So much so that I've stopped buying them. It's been out since Oct 18 and I bought the tickets about a week ago. So it couldn't have been out for more than a week when I bought them. I usually try new games whenever I see them. I figure its better to buy new games because they have the most prizes remaining / highest odds.
I went to my local Harris Teeter and bought a couple $5 Mega Bucks. I had about $16 dollars left to spend and I saw the HG's with the "Holiday Game!" sticker over it. So I bought 11 of them and spent the other $5 dollars on the 100K Treasure Tree (also a new holiday game.) I always buy 10 or 20 $1 tickets at a time and always get back at least 25-50% or higher of the money spent, but I always win SOMETHING back, even if it's just a dollar... not so with the HG and 100K TT... I eagerly scratched my 11 HG tickets, expecting to win a couple $1 or $2 prizes and a maybe a higher prize, but no... I scratched ticket after ticket waiting for a winning one, but it never came. I had scratched 10 of them and was down to my final ticket. I was hoping it would be a big winner and offset the losses. I scratched it, nothing... I scratched the 100K TT and that one lost too.
So I wasted $16 dollars, not much money, but I could've bought some other game and actually have won something.
I went back to Harris Teeter a few days later and decided to give the HG another go. I bought 20 more and scratched them. This time I won a couple times. I think total earnings was ~$7. At least I got some of the money back. I haven't bought another HG since...
Maybe it's just me?? If anyone else has tried them tell me about your experiences. Is this holiday release of new games just a scam by NCEL to get more money? Seems like it.