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Scratch-off odds - going up?

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Posted: March 10, 2013, 10:01 pm - IP Logged

I've been watching the North Carolina scratch-off page. It seems to me that the odds are getting worse and worse.

It used to be around 1 in 3.68 was the odds for the cheap games. Now I'm seeing 1 in 4.88 for a $1 scratch-off!! I'm sure soon it will be over 5!

Are these changes happening everywhere - or just North Carolina?

It really makes me mad!!

"Don't be a schmuck, always take the cash." -Coin Toss

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    Upacreek
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    Posted: March 10, 2013, 10:49 pm - IP Logged

    1 in 4.88 (overall odds) for my most recent $1 scratcher in IL... only games left in 1 in 3 range are $3 and up... best odds are on the $20 scratchers, but based on my results, I find it hard to believe... break even tickets seem to be the rate "big wins" lately in that price pointDead

    IL website is also taking their sweet time updating remaining prizes- shame on you ILBS

    Think I'm gonna take a little siesta from playing...

    -RC


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      Posted: March 10, 2013, 11:32 pm - IP Logged

      I've been watching the North Carolina scratch-off page. It seems to me that the odds are getting worse and worse.

      It used to be around 1 in 3.68 was the odds for the cheap games. Now I'm seeing 1 in 4.88 for a $1 scratch-off!! I'm sure soon it will be over 5!

      Are these changes happening everywhere - or just North Carolina?

      It really makes me mad!!

      If the odds are bad with scratchers, and there's no way to improve them, "Move On" is what I say. Play Pick-3 games.

      You have more control of the outcome by studying the p-3 and playing the combos accordingly, as opposed to trusting blind luck with scratchers.

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        Posted: March 11, 2013, 12:29 am - IP Logged

        If the odds are bad with scratchers, and there's no way to improve them, "Move On" is what I say. Play Pick-3 games.

        You have more control of the outcome by studying the p-3 and playing the combos accordingly, as opposed to trusting blind luck with scratchers.

        I Agree!

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