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Posted: August 31, 2016, 3:06 pm - IP Logged

I JUST started playing. It's been ups and downs between me finding the amounts I like to play and the games. 

So far I don't have too much luck with $5 tickets, unless it's the Red Hot 5s...I hit more often than miss.

I didn't do well at all with the $20 Silver game and got 3, lost them all.

I got 2 $20 Super 7s, lost one, won $50 on the other.

Any "strategies" or tips are greatly appreciated as far as how to buy. Doing a little research now, but open to all feedback :D

$10 wise, I have had a lot of luck on the new Silver Peach!! Winning between $10-30 back, very few losers.

Welcome peachscratcher,

Don't get too many new GA people in the scratch off section. I started playing 3 years ago, and I have learned a lot. Honestly everyone's strategy is different and everyone has a different level of spending. I don't touch $20s or $30s that often. $10s every now and then, but I used to prefer that domination of ticket until they made the odds worse on them. I tend to stay in the $5 and $2 ticket range these days. 

First off look at the detailed odds on all the tickets online. GA posts detailed odds of every prize you can win on each ticket. A lot of people will tell you buying multiple tickets of a certain ticket will help you win, but it doesn't necessarily do that. Is it possible to win on back to back tickets? Yes done it on $2s, $5s, $10s quite a few times, but theres also plenty of times when it doesn't work. On $20 and up I'd say buy just 1 ticket, maybe 2 if you are really feeling it.

 

Chasing on tickets is something you shouldn't do. I have done it before on $5 tickets and $10 tickets and its failed probably 80% of the time. One time I lucked out and got a $500 winner on a $10 ticket after buying 6 in a row.  Its not worth doing in the long run. I have bought 8 $5 tickets in a row before and only won $5 or nothing. 

Find what works for you at the end of the day. Hope this helped you out a little.

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    Posted: September 1, 2016, 3:11 pm - IP Logged

    Wow you've given me so much to think about, thanks for such detail! I'll def find what works for me, so far, I know that grocery stores are a no go...maybe they have a lot of scratchs off that just sit, I'm not sure at all. I haven't had much luck on the $20, more so on the $5 and $10...2 months back at random I won $75 on a $2, that was super cool, especially since I borrowed it from a friend in the store lol.

    I'll take notes and be aware of what works or seems to work and build from there. I've won back to back before but I've lost more back to back than won, so I am all too open to not chasing after one particular ticket and being open to the older ones as well. Jumbo Bucks I do pretty good on, but I always feel like with it being an older game my odds are less (probably just me overthinking).

    Anyhow the info you shared is great and I can't thank you enough for writing it up for me!

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      Wow you've given me so much to think about, thanks for such detail! I'll def find what works for me, so far, I know that grocery stores are a no go...maybe they have a lot of scratchs off that just sit, I'm not sure at all. I haven't had much luck on the $20, more so on the $5 and $10...2 months back at random I won $75 on a $2, that was super cool, especially since I borrowed it from a friend in the store lol.

      I'll take notes and be aware of what works or seems to work and build from there. I've won back to back before but I've lost more back to back than won, so I am all too open to not chasing after one particular ticket and being open to the older ones as well. Jumbo Bucks I do pretty good on, but I always feel like with it being an older game my odds are less (probably just me overthinking).

      Anyhow the info you shared is great and I can't thank you enough for writing it up for me!

      Older tickets can be good sometimes. I have won $500 twice on an older $10 ticket a couple years ago. Anything can happen new or old. 

      Just find what works for you at the end of the day. Sometimes the old tickets are bad, but sometimes there could be a hidden gem just sitting there.

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        Posted: September 3, 2016, 3:51 pm - IP Logged

        Sweet! I said what the heck and played a few $2 cards, maybe $10 worth and hit:

         

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          Posted: September 6, 2016, 2:04 am - IP Logged

          Sweet! I said what the heck and played a few $2 cards, maybe $10 worth and hit:

           

          Nice hit, looks like all $4s for $40. 

          That ticket was never too kind to me. I see that ticket all the time at the store I go to, but always pass on it. Haven't been winning more than $10 on $2 tickets lately.

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            Posted: September 6, 2016, 4:06 pm - IP Logged

            Odd thing is I never really would've thought to do $2 til I read one of your replies. I played a total of (wait for it...) $9 yesterday and won back $2. I was playing a good $50-70 a day for 3 or 4 days and had to make myself stop before I went broke.  I got caught in the excitement of 'what if' and forgot the reality was I was losing money and a lot of it (well a lot compared to what I was winning). Good things is I only played what I could afford to lose, not that losing is ever any fun or good.

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              Posted: September 16, 2016, 3:29 pm - IP Logged

              Very quiet in this forum. I don't play very often. About once or twice a month around pay day. That is going to stop though. I can't get anything over $60 and that is usually after I  have spent at least that. Sad thing is I play at 5 or 6 different stores all over town and the results are all the same. New tickets or old tickets it doesn't matter. Times are terrible.  Good luck all.

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                Posted: September 16, 2016, 4:35 pm - IP Logged

                Thanks for the good luck, I played $40 between 3 games (like a dope) and won $30. Jumbo Jumbo, Super Tripler, and EZ Grand. Won $25 on one Jumbo Jumbo and $5 on EZ Grand.

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                  Posted: September 17, 2016, 7:12 pm - IP Logged

                  Very quiet in this forum. I don't play very often. About once or twice a month around pay day. That is going to stop though. I can't get anything over $60 and that is usually after I  have spent at least that. Sad thing is I play at 5 or 6 different stores all over town and the results are all the same. New tickets or old tickets it doesn't matter. Times are terrible.  Good luck all.

                  I need to limit myself a bit more, my luck doesn't last very long. Last couple weeks just been getting burned on the new tickets. I tried 1 more Falcons tickets today that lost. I'll just wait for the new tickets on Tuesday. Hopefully I have better luck on these. I'll try the $3 Poker, $5 ticket and maybe the $20 ticket if the odds are good.

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                    Posted: October 3, 2016, 3:12 pm - IP Logged

                    F... GA lottery! I have had it. I play once or twice a month and get burned for at least $100 everytime. My last 3 outings went like this:

                    Finished a Cash Spectacular roll 007-000. 001 002 and 003 were back to back wins of free ticket, free ticket, $40.

                    Finished 100x roll 007-014. Not a single winner until ticket 014. It was a free ticket. It was so bad the clerk asked if I had scanned them to make sure. Of course I did.

                    Today played 100x 000-008 and 014. 000-007 were all YOU GUESSED IT, losers! 008 and 014 won  $40. I couldn't bare to purchase another. 

                    So anyway I am done with the once or twice a month scratching. I can't win anything worth playing anymore. Thanks for letting me vent.

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                      Sorry to hear that goherd.. 

                      The new $20 ticket has some good odds for the lower prizes. 1/30 to snag $100 is what attracted me because I've hit $100 a couple times on the 1/59 odds with Ceasars.

                      I've been searching for a few days to find a machine that had them in stock (I only like to play the machines).

                      Got a $100 hit on my first ticket, 006. Cashed it and figured the rest of the role was dud, so It was a good one/done day.

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                        Posted: October 3, 2016, 11:19 pm - IP Logged

                        F... GA lottery! I have had it. I play once or twice a month and get burned for at least $100 everytime. My last 3 outings went like this:

                        Finished a Cash Spectacular roll 007-000. 001 002 and 003 were back to back wins of free ticket, free ticket, $40.

                        Finished 100x roll 007-014. Not a single winner until ticket 014. It was a free ticket. It was so bad the clerk asked if I had scanned them to make sure. Of course I did.

                        Today played 100x 000-008 and 014. 000-007 were all YOU GUESSED IT, losers! 008 and 014 won  $40. I couldn't bare to purchase another. 

                        So anyway I am done with the once or twice a month scratching. I can't win anything worth playing anymore. Thanks for letting me vent.

                        Tough break goherd. If you choose to do a couple times a month maybe stick to more of a limit. I know its easy to get caught up in the moment. Perhaps only walk in with that limit and if its gone its gone. Hope you do better next time.

                         

                        The new tickets haven't done much for me, but the holliday tickets appear to be better. Never had much luck on holliday tickets though, but maybe this year things will change.

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                          Posted: October 5, 2016, 12:41 pm - IP Logged

                          Played 3 more of the $20 Cash Blasts today.

                          Ticket 012- loser
                          Ticket 011- $40.

                          Decided to break even and go to another store - 

                          Ticket 008 - $50 winner.

                          So far I'm $80 in, and $190 total in winnings for a profit of $110.

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                            Posted: October 7, 2016, 3:38 pm - IP Logged

                            Played 3 more of the $20 Cash Blasts today.

                            Ticket 012- loser
                            Ticket 011- $40.

                            Decided to break even and go to another store - 

                            Ticket 008 - $50 winner.

                            So far I'm $80 in, and $190 total in winnings for a profit of $110.

                            Nice work! I haven't played a $20 ticket or higher in 3 months at least. Tempted to play one soon cause $5s aren't doing much for me right now.

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                              Posted: October 13, 2016, 1:30 am - IP Logged

                              Nothing much to report. Tried one of the green $10 $100 Million Cash Out Tickets #019 and won $15 (3 matches for $5 each). The roll number on the back was pretty high, so maybe one of the green ones has a top prize. I never had any luck on the first batch, so maybe this batch will treat me better.

                               

                              Haven't seen any of the soft releases in the stores by me. I know the $25 Jingle Jumbo Bucks ticket is out already and theres a $5 ticket that I can't find.

                                 
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