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$20 Scratch Off Tickets

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Posted: October 4, 2013, 10:00 pm - IP Logged

This is a great thread! I was just thinking about this today! 

A brand new $20 scratcher came out three days ago: 2.93 odds. Makes me want to buy 3, but I'd probably lose more than if I bought only one.

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

    gra8*2win's avatar - spherewall
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    Posted: October 4, 2013, 11:16 pm - IP Logged

    I don't have alot of faith in scratch off tickets.......i believe the lottery knows that if someone were to buy a whole role that they should win

    something, but to get 100% return, no......i just think it is designed that way.....finding that needle in a haystack is luck.  i don't like the odds.

    But it would be fun to try.

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      Posted: October 5, 2013, 12:24 am - IP Logged

      I don't have alot of faith in scratch off tickets.......i believe the lottery knows that if someone were to buy a whole role that they should win

      something, but to get 100% return, no......i just think it is designed that way.....finding that needle in a haystack is luck.  i don't like the odds.

      But it would be fun to try.

      Indeed.

      I would love to just find the win x amount a week for life scratchers.

      But...yeah...it's perhaps funny but I feel I could get a qp an win the PB or MM before I'd get a first prize scratcher. lol

        RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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        Posted: October 5, 2013, 12:42 am - IP Logged

        I don't have alot of faith in scratch off tickets.......i believe the lottery knows that if someone were to buy a whole role that they should win

        something, but to get 100% return, no......i just think it is designed that way.....finding that needle in a haystack is luck.  i don't like the odds.

        But it would be fun to try.

        Most every store always sell all their rolls of scratch off tickets.  Now ask yourself how many big winners do they have per rolls sold?

         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
           
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          Posted: October 5, 2013, 11:58 am - IP Logged

          I don't buy rolls but have seen results posted on the instant thread by some people that do...the finds aren't amazing and if you

          get 1/2 back you're lucky. Imagine all the rolls out there..the prizes are out there too but you're taking a chance on a roll I believe

          so why not just take a chance on a one out from different rolls from different stores. Same difference in my opinion.

          I've done well with one outs from different places, just buy one of each off a roll of the $20's. And sure, the prizes are bigger because

          the price is bigger. You might buy one and get double your money back which is $40. You might wind up with $100 which are much

          more plentiful from the $20 games. The top prizes are also much higher. If you can play $20's, I'd suggest just those if you're

          looking for a chance at a lot of money instantly. On the $5's they'll have the $100 prizes but you won't find them as often as you

          do $5...for me, winning ticket cost is not winning..that's me. The best prizes do come from the $20's - $40, $50, $100, $200, $500,

          $1,000 and up...if I had to compare all of them, that's where the money is, you just have to decide how to do it...buying a whole

          pack or buying one here and there. I'm all for one here and there, it works for me.

          I don't think I could stand buying a whole pack for $600 and winning less than 1/2...I would be kicking myself for abandoning my

          winning method of spending $600 spread over a lot of places and winning more than 1/2 back ALWAYS.

          Good luck with whatever you decide to do!

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            Romancandle's avatar - moon
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            Posted: October 5, 2013, 12:09 pm - IP Logged

            That's a better strategy IMO in terms of minimizing your losses at that $20 price point...

            I agree dr65, I don't consider break even prizes at this level as "winning" per se... Even at this price point those $100 payouts were VERY few and far between for me.

            But people do win big... I always wonder how much they had to lose to get there on averageDisapprove

            No way I'd buy a whole roll... gotta have ice in your veins or lots of play $ for that Wink

            -RC

              LottoMomma's avatar - strawberry
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              Posted: October 5, 2013, 6:56 pm - IP Logged

              This sounds like a great idea dr65.. I like this strategy! Makes more sense

              for sure. I do know the $20 scratchers seem to have higher payouts.. I think

              the state knows that people expect to win more since they are paying more for

              those tickets so maybe they better pay out! LOL   . I think too.. on a $20 scratch off ticket

              there are 25 ways to win as opposed to 20 on a $10, I think 10 ways on a $5, 5 ways on a $1, etc.

               

              Only one time have I ever won $20 on a $1 ticket and most often $1 tickets are a loser

              so I don't even buy them anymore. Seems for a while I did better on the $2

              tickets.. but then they too slowly became losers.. so like you say buy your $20

              ticket from different retailers and tally up at the end the profit.  I will  certainly go

              this route as opposed to one whole roll from one location. 

               

              One thing I have also done  which seems to make a diff as well is I always try to buy roll ends..

              like the last one or two tickets on a roll.  I won a $75 scratch off this way on a $10 cash for life

              as well as a $200 win  $20 Diamond scratch off. 

               

              So, maybe a tip to others on that one to try?

               

              Thanks for posting your thoughts on this!

              LM

              See Ya!