|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.
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.
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!