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Do you think that $20 and $30 scratch offs should have 1 in 2 overall odds?

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Posted: July 9, 2014, 10:28 pm - IP Logged

Do you think that $20 and $30 scratch offs should have 1 in 2 overall odds? I think if you risk that much money in one shot you deserve to have a 50/50 chance.

CT lottery is total crap in that, they offer approximately the same overall odds on $3 dollar tickets and $30 dollar tickets. That does not make sense at all to players. Only to greedy lotteries

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    Posted: July 9, 2014, 10:46 pm - IP Logged

    I do not know about 1in2..but I would like to see the min prize amount on high tickets($20 and over) to be $100. That way if you do win..your  like 5 times better off then when you started off.  A few states are flirting with a $50 ticket..now that should be 1in2. That be the only way  I play..otherwise it be a lot less stress, then losing..to just open my car window when driving down the interstate and letting a $50 blow out it!

    have a great winning day!

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      Posted: July 9, 2014, 10:49 pm - IP Logged

      The odds of winning something are posted on the tickets so if you don't like the odds don't buy them.

       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
         
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        Posted: July 10, 2014, 2:00 am - IP Logged

        Do you think that $20 and $30 scratch offs should have 1 in 2 overall odds? I think if you risk that much money in one shot you deserve to have a 50/50 chance.

        CT lottery is total crap in that, they offer approximately the same overall odds on $3 dollar tickets and $30 dollar tickets. That does not make sense at all to players. Only to greedy lotteries

        I wish $20 tickets in PA were at least 1 in 3 or a little under 3. They are almost always 1 in 3.2+

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          Posted: July 10, 2014, 9:26 am - IP Logged

          In MD They are usually like 1:3 or 1:2.99 or something.  I think the $20 prize structure here isn't that great.  I suspect it might be better in other states there seem to be more $500 + winners from other states posted often here.  One thing I don't like is our tickets tend to have a $20, $25, and $30 prize.  Having that many low tier prizes is lame, when the $20 ticket first came out in like 2005 or so it had a $25 minimum prize and the next prize was $50.  That ticket used to be better and I think the odds were more like 1:2.5-2.7 or something like that too.

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            Posted: July 10, 2014, 5:54 pm - IP Logged

            $10 games: 1:3.3

            $20: 1:2.8

            $30: 1:2.5

            That's around where they SHOULD BE. But that's not the case at all. Some $10 games in my state have WAAAY better odds than a $20 game, as much as a point higher. The lotteries are all just a bunch of crooks.

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              Posted: July 10, 2014, 11:26 pm - IP Logged

              $10 games: 1:3.3

              $20: 1:2.8

              $30: 1:2.5

              That's around where they SHOULD BE. But that's not the case at all. Some $10 games in my state have WAAAY better odds than a $20 game, as much as a point higher. The lotteries are all just a bunch of crooks.

              No, 1:2.8 is almost the same as 1:3.3

              $30 dollar scratch tickets definitely should be 1 in 2 because the risk to lose is extremely high. I mean, if you buy $10 dollar scratch you risk to lose 10 dollars, but when you buy $30 dollar scratch-off you risk with 200% more money and should be rewarded with much better overall odds

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                Posted: July 11, 2014, 8:02 pm - IP Logged

                I do not know about 1in2..but I would like to see the min prize amount on high tickets($20 and over) to be $100. That way if you do win..your  like 5 times better off then when you started off.  A few states are flirting with a $50 ticket..now that should be 1in2. That be the only way  I play..otherwise it be a lot less stress, then losing..to just open my car window when driving down the interstate and letting a $50 blow out it!

                I agree if the odds were 'good' at 1:2 you would only be winning your money back most of the time or make only a $5 or $10 profit. The $30 ticket in CT the overall odds are poor but when you win you win a good amount. I believe its like 1 in 2000 to win between $5000-30,000

                2014 Highest Winner: $500

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                  Posted: July 11, 2014, 8:25 pm - IP Logged

                  I agree if the odds were 'good' at 1:2 you would only be winning your money back most of the time or make only a $5 or $10 profit. The $30 ticket in CT the overall odds are poor but when you win you win a good amount. I believe its like 1 in 2000 to win between $5000-30,000

                  Is it bad to be at least break even? What you do not understand that the government gets money from lottery in 2 ways, even when you win you pay taxes. That is after the government took its share.