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Buying seperate tickets in Michigan and winning lots!

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Posted: April 6, 2014, 6:35 pm - IP Logged

Hello, new here. I'm not a big time player as I attend college, but I do tend to play a little bit every week within my budget. I have never understood buying from the same roll, I have had much better luck buying one ticket each from a seperate roll.

This week:

There is a new cash for life ticket out and I bought one each of the $1, $2, $5, $10 and won $20 off the $10 one. I went back and bought the $1, $2, $5 and won $40 off the $5 one. I went back to buy the $1 and $2 and won $2 on the $2 won and then tried one more time with the $1 one, and didn't win. Ended up spending $29 and won $62.

Last week:

Bought six $10 tickets of six different games. Won 4 times totaling $80 and went back to the places that I lost, bought the tickets and won once another $10.

I have always done it this way, and usually do well. Anyone else do this? The way I look at it is the odds say, for example, that winning off a $10 ticket is 1:3.33 so basically 2 out of 7 tickets will win on average. That is spending $70 to win probably one $10 winner and another winner. Whereas buying one of each ticket is way more risky, but can be more rewarding. Back to my $10 ticket examples, if each game is on average 1:3.50 and I buy 7 different tickets, I'll still probably win at least once, but can win many more times. Maybe it's just me, but I enjoy this way. I hope to share more winners and stories and if you're in Michigan, share your stories!

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    Posted: April 6, 2014, 11:28 pm - IP Logged

    I've bought one each from ten States. It paid off well a few times.

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      Posted: April 7, 2014, 4:22 pm - IP Logged

      I wish I had the funds to do that when we travel.   We had a trip this summer through 8 states and spent $25 in each state.    Some we won nothing and some we did well and in the end we came out about $5 ahead.   It was fun doing it though.

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        Posted: April 8, 2014, 9:12 pm - IP Logged

        Bought another set of tickets.

        (1) $3 100,000 Bingo; won $20 (6 for 9 on this game)

        (2) $3 100,000 Crosswords from two different stores; won $3 and $10 (4 for 5 on this game)

        (1) $2 Show me the Money; won $5 (1 for 1 on this game)

        (1) $3 Triple Red's loser (I have bought 13 tickets of this, never won)

        (1) $2 Bonus Cashword loser (I think I am 1 for 4 on this game)

        (1) $2 Electric 8's loser (I have bought 12 tickets of this, never won)

        (1) $1 Numbers game loser (2 for 7 on this game)

        I started with $11, won $8, then turned that $8 into $30. Not a bad day at the office.

        Why do Michigan games seem a lot more fun than other states?

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          Posted: April 26, 2014, 8:19 am - IP Logged

          I wish Oklahoma had games like that RedStang Big Grin then again I'd be broke lol Smile

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            Posted: April 26, 2014, 9:55 pm - IP Logged

            I believe it should be noted that the new $5 & $10 'Cash For Life' tickets have worse odds than last years version.

            I'd also like to mention that the 'Snow Me the Money' tickets have no more top prizes left. Just mentioning this in case you're still buying these tickets as you did on April 8th.

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              Posted: April 27, 2014, 8:46 pm - IP Logged

              The chances of getting the top prize are so against me anyways that it doesn't really bother me. I'll admit this years $10 Cash for Life has been the worse $10 game I've played, but can't always get lucky.