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Posted: February 19, 2014, 11:46 pm - IP Logged

Hey Lottery Post members, just wanted to find out if anybody had ever bought whole packs of scratch-off tickets. How did you end up after scrathing all of them?

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    Miami, Florida
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    Posted: February 20, 2014, 12:58 am - IP Logged

    Hey Lottery Post members, just wanted to find out if anybody had ever bought whole packs of scratch-off tickets. How did you end up after scrathing all of them?

    I have bought seven or eight complete rolls. I have only profited twice. Both times were decent profits, but unfortunately my losing experiences were brutal. There are many players, even big time players, who refuse to buy whole rolls. I can see why, but I definitely get the urge every so often to get the whole roll-- you're thinking  "man, there's gonna be a good winner in this roll, I can feel it. That 10k ticket is in this roll somewhere!"  Hey, if you can do it financially and you want to try it, give it a shot. You never know! Just also be prepared for the possibility of a stiff loss. Either way, good luck!

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      Olney, MD
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      Posted: February 20, 2014, 8:53 am - IP Logged

      I have bought seven or eight complete rolls. I have only profited twice. Both times were decent profits, but unfortunately my losing experiences were brutal. There are many players, even big time players, who refuse to buy whole rolls. I can see why, but I definitely get the urge every so often to get the whole roll-- you're thinking  "man, there's gonna be a good winner in this roll, I can feel it. That 10k ticket is in this roll somewhere!"  Hey, if you can do it financially and you want to try it, give it a shot. You never know! Just also be prepared for the possibility of a stiff loss. Either way, good luck!

      How did you do on the rolls you profited on?

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        Miami, Florida
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        Posted: February 20, 2014, 10:56 am - IP Logged

        How did you do on the rolls you profited on?

        One roll gave a profit of approximately $450, it had a $500 winner as well as three winners of $100 and smaller amounts, and the other one returned a profit of maybe $300. The rolls cost $600. The worst one returned only $210.

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          Posted: February 20, 2014, 5:08 pm - IP Logged

          I have bought seven or eight complete rolls. I have only profited twice. Both times were decent profits, but unfortunately my losing experiences were brutal. There are many players, even big time players, who refuse to buy whole rolls. I can see why, but I definitely get the urge every so often to get the whole roll-- you're thinking  "man, there's gonna be a good winner in this roll, I can feel it. That 10k ticket is in this roll somewhere!"  Hey, if you can do it financially and you want to try it, give it a shot. You never know! Just also be prepared for the possibility of a stiff loss. Either way, good luck!

          Thanks OldSchoolHits! Good luck to you too!

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            Posted: March 7, 2014, 8:39 pm - IP Logged

            I have bought a total of 6 rolls thus far. The first roll I ever purchased was the ($5) Lucky Loot for $300. bought 5 rolls of them on seperate occasions. Only profitted on the first roll for only $25. Spent $300 and made $325. Of course that wasn't satisfying enough, so I immediately purchased another one with winnings and only won $130 from the next roll. The other 3 rolls I bought of the same game won only $185. Then recently last week, I chucked out $600 for a roll of the new $20 Super Millions and only got back $245. I was not pleased with that result at all and have slowed my roll down big time since. But I will try again some other time when i'm not so focused on it, and just buy one on a whim. That's usually when you get pleasantly surprised with a big win from within.

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              Posted: March 18, 2014, 6:08 am - IP Logged

              I have seen as little as 50.00 from a roll of 20.00 tickets,not a good practice I would think

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                Jacksonville
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                Posted: March 26, 2014, 12:11 am - IP Logged

                That would seem kind of odd.  Florida usually keeps the overall payout structure for most rolls at a return of about 40% to 45%.  Getting $50 on a $20 ticket roll ($600 total) would seem very odd. 

                I have bought 5 rolls (2 x $10 rolls and 4 x $5 rolls) total over many years and I have never profited once.  My best outcome was with a $10 roll when I only lost $150 because of several $100 wins.

                If you do buy the rolls, do it for fun because the odds are stacked up against you greatly.

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                  Posted: March 26, 2014, 12:15 am - IP Logged

                  In Georgia, all rolls cost 300 dollars, with a guaranteed payout of at least 130 per roll so I feel like buying the roll is less risky than it sounds like in other states!

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                    Posted: March 27, 2014, 2:18 am - IP Logged

                    That would seem kind of odd.  Florida usually keeps the overall payout structure for most rolls at a return of about 40% to 45%.  Getting $50 on a $20 ticket roll ($600 total) would seem very odd. 

                    I have bought 5 rolls (2 x $10 rolls and 4 x $5 rolls) total over many years and I have never profited once.  My best outcome was with a $10 roll when I only lost $150 because of several $100 wins.

                    If you do buy the rolls, do it for fun because the odds are stacked up against you greatly.

                    Yeah that is what I have been thinking. They are pretty bad odds if you buy them by the pack.

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                      CHERRY HILL, NJ
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                      Posted: March 27, 2014, 9:29 am - IP Logged

                      Last weekend I got burned with the $5 NJ crossword. I started playing, half-way thru a pack ($300 a pack, 60 tix) and ended up chasing the winner which was the last ticket on the roll. I then got tempted to play the next roll, hoping the winner would come early. It didn't. It was half-way.  So by now, I won $100 on number 59 of the old roll and used that to get to number 25 of the new roll to win $100.

                      By this time, I should have stopped. I may have been losing $20-$30 only. But I went on to play the rest of the roll thru number 59. I ended up losing $150 playing $450 worth of tickets. The next day, I came in and found a new roll of $3 NJ crossword with multiplier. I won $200 on the 1st ticket off the roll.

                      The moral of the story is dont play the whole pack ! Be happy if you win $100,$150,$200. Play to win !

                      Its brutal and depressing to play loser after loser after loser.

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                        Lexington, SC
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                        Posted: March 28, 2014, 2:44 am - IP Logged

                        I'm from South Carolina so the maximum price a pack/book of lottery tickets (from $1 - $10) can cost is a total of $300.  I have only brought whole packs of $10 tickets and usually only when they are doing special books with 2nd chance opportunities and $1 million top prize pay outs (i.e. Diamond Millionaire, Money Money Millionaire and currently Millionaire Madness).  The most I've made on a profit from buying a $10 book was $400.  It was a Money Money Millionaire pack that had a $500 instant win ticket plus several smaller tickets that help add up to the $700 prize for the book.  I reinvested that money back in by buying 2 additional books and 10 tickets from the lotto bin.

                        The worse I've ever done was only winning $120 (I think that's the lowest amount per book, but SC doesn't publish those stats like say the Texas lottery) and it too was on a Money Money Millionaire pack.

                        Going back to what I said earlier, I only tend to buy whole books (when there isn't a 2nd chance promotion or $1 million top prize) when I have a collection of tickets that equal $300.  I'm the kind of person that buys tickets here and there like if I'm at a gas station or grocery store that sells them.  If I have a winner, I hold on to them since some games here tend to last more than 12 months then once I reach that $300 limit I cash in on a book.

                        The only time I will go flat out and buy a book withing using the above strategy is when I get my tax return.  I usually take $300 from that, set it to the side, check the lottery website and see what current game is out there and what new game is coming up.  If I like the new game I will usually take that money and buy a book.  I usually reinvest that money back into buying books depending on the amount.  If my winnings from a book is between $250 - $300, then I will add the difference my own pocket to get another book.  If it's under $250 then I will just buy the tickets from the bin of the value of my tickets and hope for the best while starting my strategy over of reaching $300 in win tickets before buying a book again.

                        This year, I've been lucky (but not as lucky as I want!) on the Millionaire Madness ticket.  After spending the initial $300 from my tax return to buy a book, I haven't had less than $250 in a book for that game which has allowed me to reinvest the difference back into buying another book.  So far I have purchased 4 books of Millionaire Madness and excluding the initial $300 I don't think I have invested more than $120 total.

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                          Posted: April 10, 2014, 7:07 pm - IP Logged

                          I have seen as little as 50.00 from a roll of 20.00 tickets,not a good practice I would think

                          Yea, this is straight up fraud if you ask me.

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                            Posted: April 16, 2014, 10:39 pm - IP Logged

                            Well I am going three ways (me and two co-workers) sometime this week or next week to buy a $10 roll of the $200 Million Spectaculary ($600 roll in Florida).  I've bought two previous rolls with my co-workers and we got back $405 the first time and $410 the second time.  So I'll let everyone know how it goes.  There is a small chance we may buy the $20 roll of Super Millions for the same $600.

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                              Posted: April 21, 2014, 10:14 pm - IP Logged

                              In case anyone is interested.  We bought a roll of the $200 MS.  Here were the results:

                              Ticket No.    Prize Won  (If no ticket number is listed, it was a loser)

                              07     $10

                              09     $20

                              13     $50

                              25     $10

                              28     $10

                              29     $15

                              37     $10

                              38     $10

                              39     $100

                              42     $15

                              50     $10

                              51     $10

                              52     $20

                              53     $20

                              55     $15

                              57     $10

                              59     $50

                              Total payout was $385 for a loss of $215.  I still have not made money on a roll.