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What denomination would you pick if you were to buy a whole pack of scratch off tickets?

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LottoMomma's avatar - strawberry
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Posted: February 4, 2015, 11:03 pm - IP Logged

If you are looking to spend $600, Id go with a pack of $20 cars. Get the newest card with the most top prizes left. If $300 suits you better, Id go with the $5 card with the most top prizes left. Personally, Id pick up a couple of $20's  at about 10 different stores and hope the timing is right. I bought one $5 card yesterday and hit $1000. The $20 cards jackpots are life changing though. The best of  luck to you.

Yeah, 'FiveXChamps..

I really am a chicken player. That $100 play and only winning $20 really hurt. I m like your idea of the $5 pack for $300.. not too bad a hit and would hopefully think the $5 tickets might pay better than the $1.  Course, funny thing is I hit better on the last run of five $1 tickets I bought off a roll than two $10 and 4 $5 tickets I bought.  I really feel cheated when I buy a $10 scratch off and win $1 prize.  That is pretty by the old lottery commision in my opinion! LOL

 

I will also check out what are the best $2 and $5 games to play.. ones with most tickets left.. ones where taxes may be paid and like another poster said and I have observed the ones that pay like $1000 a week for life, there seems to be less winners in a roll.

 

Thanks for the info and appreciate you took the time to post your thoughts!

 

LM

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    Posted: February 5, 2015, 2:32 pm - IP Logged

    I mostly buy books of $20 tickets. I have scratched a bunch of them on youtube (kingsofwinning)

    ONLY buy books where the percentage of top prizes available is higher than the percentage of tickets in whole remaining.

    Say the game you choose has 100 out of 200 $1,000 prizes left but has 2 out of 3 $1,000,000 prizes left. Then you

    should buy it. In Illinois I spend about $600 a book for 30 $20 tickets. I KNOW out of each book you are going to get

    a minimum back of about $350. So you go in risking $250 for a big prize. I prefer the bigger denominated tickets

    because those games offer the highest payback percentages.

     

    The higher the top prize, or if the game is top heavy you are probably looking at less mid level jackpot prizes as well.

    It really depends on what you are looking for. I wish I lived in Mass. where they offer great scratch off games with the highest

    payback percentages in country. I play other sort of games that offer payback percentages of 90%-110%+. Those are the best

    to play!

     

    Good luck in your search and KEEP ON SCRATCHIN!

    I have an itch to scratch

    "Keep on scratchin"

    Addicted to scratching tickets on youtube. (kingsofwinning)

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        In Michigan All Packs are $400 except for the $3 and $30 packs.  I believe the $3 packs are $375 and the $30 packs are $450.

        Now as far as what to get I would say that, in Michigan today, buy the newest $30 pack.

        If you don't want to do that then look at how many big winners are left and buy a $5 pack for that game.

        I have never bought a whole back but if I were going to it would be a $10 or $30 pack.

        I have never had over a $100 winner on any scratcher and have yet to hit for $100 on  the $2, $3, and $30 games.

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          Posted: February 6, 2015, 8:40 am - IP Logged

          Yeah, I think I saw on this post somewhere in the 700 plus pages.. someone posted a $2 winner for like $2K.  Nice hit.. was it you?

           

          LM
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          The one I posted was a $1000 winner  on the $2 kind

          That money's gone fo ever

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            Posted: February 7, 2015, 2:59 pm - IP Logged

            The one I posted was a $1000 winner  on the $2 kind

            I think you would get more out of your money if you were too use that money for a book to buy different kinds of scratch tickets. say if you want to spend 250$ on a book of scratch. Well books only produce about 40% return,so I would say that is a waste of time unless you hit a big one. I would rather use that money and buy 5 20$ scratch offs 10 10$ ones and 10 5$ ones which equals to 250$. I have tried this before and won close to 750$ in return. It only takes one ticket to win so why would you spend your money on a book of duds in my opinion.

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              Posted: February 7, 2015, 7:33 pm - IP Logged

              Don't do it. (FL)

              I once bought the bulk of a $1 roll. #40ish something to #300. I "won" back $180 which was still a loss, but it wasn't as bad as it could have been because there was a $40, which they put at #128, and oddly #116-127 and #129-140 were all losers. Go figure.

              The most 100X Cash $25tix I've bought at one time on a roll have been 13 and that was churning the few winners back in only to find $100 and still be down $200.

               

              Tonight, I tried a different strategy....Cash 3 and Play 4.

              Instead of spending $25 on a 100X ticket tonight, I decided to do the following:

              Played a Combo of the Number 4559 ($12)

              Played a Box of the Number 4459 ($1)

              Played a Combo x 4 of the Number 454 ($12)

              It's a longshot, and while there are better odds of winning "something" on a scratch-off, the odds of winning more than $500 are much higher. If my numbers hit, I could win either $5000, $200, or $2000, respectively. To win those amounts on a scratch off are well over 100,000 while in these games are 1000 or 10000.

              An easy system you could try on Cash 3 is to think of a number you think will have a shot of coming in Doubles and Combo the doubles with each of the 9 digits + 1 triple (ex: 111,112,113,114,115,116,117,118,119,110). Total Cost: $28. Or if you didn't feel comfortable about what doubles would hit, but feel lucky with a certain digit, you could also try that (112, 222, 332,442,552,662,772,882,992,002) If it hits, you win $500 and using either doubles method means you can't be eliminated after the 1st number is drawn which makes it more exciting with only 2 numbers to worry about. 

              I'm doing my best not to play scratches anymore. After my last outing with 100X, I think I've gotten it out of my system. I'm okay playing $25 and knowing I have a better chance to win higher amounts at the cost of not winning anything since I don't really have a desire to chase Play3/4 numbers. This is probably a once a pay period thing for me at best. 

              Whichever you decide, good luck. But as you'll see from many who've bought rolls here they'll tell you the same thing that profiting usually doesn't happen and all you win back is the amount stated in the prize odds.

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                Posted: February 9, 2015, 11:32 pm - IP Logged

                When I buy packs, they are always $10 packs since that's the highest denomination my state offers as far as packs.  I have gone to Georgia and purchased $30 packs so I can easily say that if SC offered higher denomination packs or I could go to a state that offered $50 packs such as Texas and I had the financial capability to do so, I would purchase higher denomination packs, not regularly but I could afford to swing it I would.

                The key for me, at least in my state, when buying new packs is the get them as early as possible.  New game called Cash Club came out last Tuesday and without buying a full pack, I already pulled in 3 separate $100 tickets (Wednesday, Friday and Today) by only getting a few tickets (all have been #008 on the roll by the way).

                By the way, I only buy $10 packs in SC only when there's a 2nd chance promotion involved which is predominately with $1,000,000 tickets sold here from time to time.

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                  In Michigan All Packs are $400 except for the $3 and $30 packs.  I believe the $3 packs are $375 and the $30 packs are $450.

                  Now as far as what to get I would say that, in Michigan today, buy the newest $30 pack.

                  If you don't want to do that then look at how many big winners are left and buy a $5 pack for that game.

                  I have never bought a whole back but if I were going to it would be a $10 or $30 pack.

                  I have never had over a $100 winner on any scratcher and have yet to hit for $100 on  the $2, $3, and $30 games.

                  Woomp there it is!  I see in checking the winners list on the Michigan lottery web site that Two big prizes were claimed on 10 February.

                  One was a big winner from a $5 ticket and one was a big winner from a $30 ticket.  I hope one of them was you LM

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                    Posted: February 11, 2015, 5:41 pm - IP Logged

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                    I would be too disgusted if I played 2 cards @ $20 and  end up winning nothing which happens quite often. I'm quite sure I would win something on 20 cards @ $2.  This is my experience playing in Massachusetts

                    That money's gone fo ever

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                      Just because one person got lucky and hit fairly big on a $2 card doesn't mean others will.

                      There are noticeably better odds of winning on $5 and up cards, and the prizes are substantially larger.

                      If I were the OP, I'd go to six different stores and buy 10 of the same $5 card at each location. That's 60 of the same card at a cost of $300.

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                        A friend of mine used to buy at least 30 $2 cards at a time. He never won a significant prize, and once only recouped $6 after buying $60 worth of cards. He started buying only $5, $10 and $20 cards after that - and has fared considerably better with the higher dollar cards.

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                          I would go with a $20.00Big Grin I know Texas has a $50.00 ticket my hubby would like to tryBang Head

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