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Do you play draw games and scratchers or just draw games and which ones?

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redhot7's avatar - SetforLifeLogo
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June 17, 2011
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Posted: March 15, 2013, 12:52 pm - IP Logged

Mostly $3, $5 and $10 scratchers. I play any one of them as long as they have good odds and they still have plenty of top prizes available. Scratchers have better odds than draw games but the prize is lower.

    Jon D's avatar - calotterylogo
    Los Angeles, California
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    January 5, 2011
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    Posted: March 15, 2013, 2:11 pm - IP Logged

    I play both, but probably twice as much on scratch tickets versus draw games. The odds are much better overall, and you'll lose a smaller percentage of your money on scratchers.

    Always have a few numbers on every MM, Super Lotto and Fantasy 5 draw, and as soon as we get PB, will always have some numbers on that too.

    If I have a few extra bucks or winnings, I might play a few lines of Daily 3 or Daily 4. And occasionally Daily Derby when its high, or Hot Spot Keno if they have a promo.

      Hermanus104's avatar - 5027340606 1e360c8038_s.jpg
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      December 5, 2009
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      Posted: March 16, 2013, 4:56 pm - IP Logged

      3-ball a vast majority of the time; occasionally 4-ball.

      Today's winning 3-ball is going to be a number between 000 and 999.

      In a lot of states, lotteries benefit education. That makes the REAL winners the only people who can't play!

        rdgrnr's avatar - walt
        Way back up in them dadgum hills, son!
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        Posted: March 16, 2013, 7:39 pm - IP Logged

        Strictly Terminal jackpot games.

        And I tend to look down on everybody else.

        Maybe I'm a little snooty.

          PlayToWin47's avatar - Lottery-041.jpg
          Joplin MO
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          Posted: March 17, 2013, 1:21 am - IP Logged

          I'm currently playing Hot Lotto (in Kansas).  I've never messed with scratchers.

          I put all my money in one game.  If I feel the urge to want to spend more money, I buy more plays in the same game.

            rdgrnr's avatar - walt
            Way back up in them dadgum hills, son!
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            Posted: March 17, 2013, 2:36 pm - IP Logged

            Some people feel that playing Pick3, Pick4 and Scratchers is beneath the dignity of the Elite Cadre of us who play strictly Jackpot Games with verve and aplomb.

            But not me.

            I'm a man of the people.  Approve

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              Zeta Reticuli Star System
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              Posted: March 18, 2013, 7:01 pm - IP Logged

              Whatever the voices in my head tell me as I get near the lottery counter or the machine.

              "Now....627..., and a Lucky Day Lotto QP"

              Usually the voice is one digit off.

              Bang Head

              Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.


              There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                Egg Harbor twp.south Jersey shore
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                Posted: March 18, 2013, 7:55 pm - IP Logged

                Almost never play scratchers, and when I do I check the state's site to see if the big prize is still available.

                Now I've learned from LPers that sometimes they hold the tickets for a time before scratching, so I can't rely on that either.

                I stick w/ the JP games and the JC5 is my daily # instead of 3 & 4 # games.

                Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

                  RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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                  Posted: March 18, 2013, 8:12 pm - IP Logged

                  I hardly ever play scratchers games unless they only cost a dollar and pay small prizes because to win a major prize it has to be on the roll you're playing.

                  I prefer games with drawings because everyone playing has a chance at winning the big prize, they just has to have the right combination.

                  I usually play one of the four available locally, Rolling Cash5, Classic Lotto, PowerBall and MegaMillions.

                   * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                               Evil Looking       


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                    Posted: March 30, 2013, 2:14 pm - IP Logged

                    I don't play the lottery often.

                    I'm one of those people who only play PowerBall and MegaMillions when the Jackpot is over $100M.

                    Scratch tickets are a joke. I'm 100% convinced that most jackpots are on the final roll of any particular game.

                    Breaking even is not very gratifying for me. I prefer the jackpot. Thus, I stick to PB and MM exclusively;

                    and only when the jackpot is $100m plus.

                      IPlayWeekly's avatar - avatarmoney
                      Columbus, Ohio
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                      Posted: March 30, 2013, 8:31 pm - IP Logged

                      I do MM and PB only

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                        Posted: March 30, 2013, 9:16 pm - IP Logged

                        Just the Euromillions draws for me, don't play any other lottery or scratchers. I only play when the jackpot is high also, and when I do play I buy 5 lines which cost 10 Pounds. That's around 15-16 Dollars.

                        2016 Won/Lost

                        EuroMillions / Spent: £22 / Won £0 / Total -£22

                        UK Lotto / Spent: £4 / Won: £0 / Total: -£4

                        2016 Total: -£24

                        Jan: -£22 Feb: £0 ~ Mar: £0 ~ April: £0 ~ May: £0 ~ June: £0 ~ July: £2


                        EuroMillions = £2 Line / Played: x11 [old price] 

                        EuroMillions = £2.50 Line / Played: x0

                        UK Lotto = £2 Line / Played x2