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Posted: April 7, 2014, 5:50 pm - IP Logged

I think i may be done for a bit, especially at the place i play at. On two different occasions iv bought tickets that were the last of the roll. I get home and scratch them and obviously not a winner but then i look at the ticket number and it's 001, instead of 000.  The reason i know someones taking tickets is cause the bottom of the ticket is rough, where someone has obviously pulled the very first ticket. I talked to a woman who works there and she said they just had a employee win 4k after their shift playing there. so they're taking the very first/ last ticket in the roll before they put them out. I didnt think of it when i seen that it was the last ticket so I didnt check til I got home. Pretty disappointed in that.

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    Posted: April 7, 2014, 6:12 pm - IP Logged

    This is why I always buy my tickets from the automated dispensors or Kiosk. These are all over Boone NC and I feel a lot safer buying from the Kiosk than from gas stations or other places where the tickets are previously handled.

    The First and Last tickets are often winners. The employee may have noticed this from the tickets that are cashed in as winners.

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      Yea I may start using a kiosk. Theres only a few that I know of in Hendersonville. Just really upsets me they're ganking the tickets before they even get put out. I do know that theres a few people that work there that play. But to be pulling them before you even put them out is pretty <snip>ed up. They already have the upper hand working there and seeing all the winners / losers.

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        Posted: April 8, 2014, 10:39 am - IP Logged

        I'll be playing in the Jacksonville/Emerald Isle area next week. Got a couple $100 and 50s there so we'll see what happens with the new tickets.

        Poor me. It's the same road my brother lives off of and i played there a bunch of times. Looks like i'm a little too late.

         

        Roland Hinson of Hubert is the first player to win the top prize playing the $200,000 Grant game. He purchased the lucky $5 ticket at the Wilco on Burgaw Highway in Jacksonville.

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          One thing I've noticed about scratch off tickets over the past 2 years is that I tend to win a lot more when I buy just 1 of each of the tickets I purchase rather than buying 10 at a time of the same ticket.

          In other words I have constently won more by spreading my luck around on different tickets. I might buy 2 tickets of the same game but thats it.

          I was buying the $10 tickets for a while and won a few $20 or $25 wins but I have found the $10 tickets just eat your bankroll too fast and you never win enough to equal what you end up spending.

          I've had the best results from buying $2, $3, or $5 tickets. I do occasionally buy the $1 tickets and I've won a little but there are so many losers in the $1 tickets I tend to stay away from them.

          I've also found that I win the most when I buy just 1 of each ticket in a kiosk. I might spend $20 or $30 at a time when I play. Buying 1 of each of the tickets available in the kiosk.

          When the New Scratch offs come out I do tend to buy 2 of each of those new tickets just because the chance of winning seems to be higher on Newly released scratch offs.

          Richard Lustig wrote a book about lotterys and he advises you buy 10 tickets at a time from the same roll. In my experience, this does not work.

          Just my openion but I've found that buy buying 10 tickets from the same roll you tend to get results such as:

          1.loser
          2.loser
          3.loser
          4.loser
          5.winner but not equal to the other losers.
          6.loser.
          7.winner but not equal to the other losers.
          8.loser
          9.loser
          10.Loser or perhaps another winner but a break even ticket.

          In the end you lose more than you win and are down a few dollars.

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            Posted: April 8, 2014, 9:30 pm - IP Logged

              I am a new member here and saw this NC thread.  I live in the Winston Salem area and a couple of months ago won 2700 on pick 4.  I ran in a road race with my son and played my 4 digit race badge number and woke up the next morning and saw that I won.  Until then my biggest win was 500.00 on a 20.00 scratchy.  I have been playing the lottery for about 3 years.  I rarely buy scratch offs (the 500.00  I won was the result of a 100.00 win in pick 4 and traded it in for 5 20.0 scratch off tickets).  I also rarely play powerball and mega (the odds are just too much for even a smaller prize and I would not like to bring the attention on myself a major jack pot win would bring).  I am freaking obsessed with "Cash 5".  So far my biggest C5 winnings have been only 5.00 several times.  I am going to win it some day.  I am obseesed with patterns and I have had on a couple of occasions when the pattern of numbers I picked won 2-3 days after I played them.  I have also invested alot in pick 4 since I won the jackpot a couple of months ago but Pick 4 winnings although helpful does not pay off mortgages.

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              Posted: April 10, 2014, 11:45 am - IP Logged

              Purchasing one of each ticket from a Scratch Off Kiosk... (excluding the $20 and $10 tickets, I can't afford those) 

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                Posted: April 10, 2014, 9:25 pm - IP Logged

                Spent $40... Won $9.00... Not good.. Try again this weekend.

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                  Posted: April 12, 2014, 7:45 pm - IP Logged

                  Did a little experiment with the Scratch Offs... I took $60 and I bought 2 $10 tickets from each of my favorite Kiosk. So 2 Tickets purchased from 3 separate locations. 

                  Results were $50 Win from $60 investment.

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                    Posted: April 12, 2014, 7:53 pm - IP Logged

                    My next experiment will be purchasing $100 worth of $10 tickets.

                    I'll buy 2 Tickets per location.

                    I'll end up with Ten $10 tickets.

                    I'll post results after I do this... Wish me luck!

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                      Posted: April 12, 2014, 9:44 pm - IP Logged

                      I should do YouTube Videos of this...

                      The $100 High Country NC Scratch Off Experiment.

                      Went out to 5 of my favorite locations and purchased Two $10 Millionaire 7's at each location...

                      Results will follow...

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                        Posted: April 13, 2014, 5:23 pm - IP Logged

                        Spent $100 and purchased 2 tickets at a time from 5 different locations.

                        Won $40.. Not exactly what I was expecting.

                        Both Winners were from the 2 locations that always seem to have winners.

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                          Posted: April 14, 2014, 3:00 pm - IP Logged

                          Thats just crazy to have a$2 prize on a $10 ticket,,should be made so the prize is alteast ticket value

                          208--404---510Lovies

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                            Posted: April 15, 2014, 1:24 am - IP Logged

                            Thats just crazy to have a$2 prize on a $10 ticket,,should be made so the prize is alteast ticket value

                            the dollar roll symbol was a 5x winner. 5 times $2 = $10

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                              Posted: April 15, 2014, 1:32 am - IP Logged

                              The problem with scratch offs are you are automaticly Down from the second you purchase the ticket, then you have to hope you win something to break even and be back to where you started. Most of the tickets are non-winners or duds so each dud you purchase means you must win Double on the next scratch off just to break even... The more tickets you purchase at one time, the more you would have to win just to break even. 

                              The real problem however is the way the tickets are printed by the computer. Unlike other forms of gambling where luck is involved, with scratch offs tickets, the computer program controls the printed order of the wins on the roll of tickets guaranting that for each winning ticket, there are losing tickets printed right behind the winner to make up for the revenue lost by the winning ticket. 

                              The only way to win with scratch offs is to buy the ONE ticket that happens to be the big winner, $500 or more and the odds on finding that one ticket are Very high. 

                              Yet for some reason I do think its fun to keep scratching...