Welcome Guest
Log In | Register )
You last visited October 23, 2017, 6:44 pm
All times shown are
Eastern Time (GMT-5:00)

Do you win more with draw tickets or scratchers?

Topic closed. 11 replies. Last post 3 years ago by Shelby Mustang.

Page 1 of 1
32
PrintE-mailLink
Avatar
Thread Starter

United States
Member #122468
February 1, 2012
530 Posts
Offline
Posted: February 9, 2015, 1:36 pm - IP Logged

Hi everyone,

I was wondering if people win more with draw tickets or scratch tickets? I had been having a losing streak with draw tickets so over a month ago I started gradually buying 20 dollar scratch tickets. Since I have to stay on a budget I am not buying too many scratchers. I won 100 and 40 dollars on the scratchers but also lost on tickets as well.  The one good thing about draw tickets is that I can spread my playing over a few different draw games and not feel as bad when I lose. I was very happy to have won 20 dollars on Saturday's Powerball game, I had the Powerball number and always spend the extra dollar for the Powerplay. I also won 3 dollars on the draw game Lucky For Life by getting 2 numbers. Will reinvest that money on draw tickets and that should allow me to play for two weeks by playing Powerball and Lucky For Life. If I take that money and buy a 20 dollar scratcher, it's highly likely I would lose. 

Though it's impossible to win a jackpot on the draw games, it still is the most economical for myself. When I went back to playing scratchers even the small amount I played added up in terms of money I spent. As I have stated before I hope to win a 2nd place prize on Powerball or Lucky For Life (realistic enough to know even this is near impossible but better odds than the jackpot).  When I buy scratch tickets after losing on the first ticket I will buy one more and take it home and wait for a week to scratch it. This way I can tell myself that I have a scratch ticket at home and that keeps me from buying more tickets and allows me to have my dream before scratching it.  Now that I bought scratchers again I feel like I have gotten it out of my system for a bit and will most likely contine to focus on the draw games. 

Do you play both draw and scratch tickets?

    Avatar

    United States
    Member #149820
    December 9, 2013
    644 Posts
    Offline
    Posted: February 9, 2015, 1:45 pm - IP Logged

    I like the scratchers myself, $20 ones in particular. Im hoping to buy a whole roll of $20 scratchers when I get my tax return. I have dropped off of the draw games except for my state draw games, Ive only played power and mega when they are huge jackpots

      Avatar
      Thread Starter

      United States
      Member #122468
      February 1, 2012
      530 Posts
      Offline
      Posted: February 9, 2015, 1:54 pm - IP Logged

      I like the scratchers myself, $20 ones in particular. Im hoping to buy a whole roll of $20 scratchers when I get my tax return. I have dropped off of the draw games except for my state draw games, Ive only played power and mega when they are huge jackpots

      Hi Shelby Mustang,

      How well do you do on the 20 dollar scratchers?

        Coin Toss's avatar - shape barbed.jpg
        Zeta Reticuli Star System
        United States
        Member #30470
        January 17, 2006
        10537 Posts
        Offline
        Posted: February 9, 2015, 11:13 pm - IP Logged

        shyguitar,

        The odds of winning anything at all are far better on scratchers than draw games.

        In Illinois scratchers are 59% of lottery sales.

        Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

        Lep

        There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

          Scratch$'s avatar - sm lottery.jpg

          United States
          Member #158848
          September 5, 2014
          294 Posts
          Offline
          Posted: February 15, 2015, 3:38 am - IP Logged

          I definitely win more with scratchers, as most people do. I've hit scratchers for $100 or better several times, whereas I've never won more than $1 on draw game tickets.

          Scratchers ~ Cash 5 ~ Powerball ~ Mega Millions

            Avatar

            United States
            Member #149820
            December 9, 2013
            644 Posts
            Offline
            Posted: February 15, 2015, 1:02 pm - IP Logged

            Hi Shelby Mustang,

            How well do you do on the 20 dollar scratchers?

            LOL lucky to get my money back in most cases, but I usually keeping playing til I win big (hasnt happened YET) or til I lose (LOL happens more often)

              Avatar
              South Carolina
              United States
              Member #18322
              July 9, 2005
              1779 Posts
              Offline
              Posted: February 15, 2015, 1:31 pm - IP Logged

              I like the scratchers myself, $20 ones in particular. Im hoping to buy a whole roll of $20 scratchers when I get my tax return. I have dropped off of the draw games except for my state draw games, Ive only played power and mega when they are huge jackpots

              What state do you buy $20 Scratchers in ??? 

              How much would a whole roll of $20 Scratchers cost ???  How many tickets per roll ??

                Marilyn222's avatar - thumb 350-286546.jpg
                Denver
                United States
                Member #117684
                October 12, 2011
                552 Posts
                Offline
                Posted: February 15, 2015, 3:42 pm - IP Logged

                I win more on PB and MM than scratch tickets.

                White Bounce

                  Avatar

                  United States
                  Member #67870
                  December 7, 2008
                  154 Posts
                  Offline
                  Posted: February 15, 2015, 5:37 pm - IP Logged

                  The top prizes in the scratch tickets have awful odds, I don't like that. 

                  Pick 3 and Pick 4 have better odds.

                   

                  I haven't played the scratchers in a long time.

                   

                  But I haven't won on the Pick 3 or Pick 4, I must add.

                    Scratch$'s avatar - sm lottery.jpg

                    United States
                    Member #158848
                    September 5, 2014
                    294 Posts
                    Offline
                    Posted: February 15, 2015, 5:54 pm - IP Logged

                    The top prizes in the scratch tickets have awful odds, I don't like that. 

                    Pick 3 and Pick 4 have better odds.

                     

                    I haven't played the scratchers in a long time.

                     

                    But I haven't won on the Pick 3 or Pick 4, I must add.

                    Pick 3/4 draws are all or nothing, and for over 99% of players it's nothing. If you buy a hundred dollars worth of tickets and don't hit your number, you lose all your money every time.

                    Whereas if you spend a hundred on ten $10 scratchers, the odds are that 2 or 3 of them will be at least small winners, i.e. "break even" cards. So at least you'll recoup $20 or $30 bucks on your scratcher purchase, which is better than losing everything you bet on Pick 3/4.

                    Scratchers ~ Cash 5 ~ Powerball ~ Mega Millions

                      Scratch$'s avatar - sm lottery.jpg

                      United States
                      Member #158848
                      September 5, 2014
                      294 Posts
                      Offline
                      Posted: February 15, 2015, 11:00 pm - IP Logged

                      I win more on PB and MM than scratch tickets.

                      I take it you don't buy many scratchers. Big Grin

                      Scratchers ~ Cash 5 ~ Powerball ~ Mega Millions

                        Avatar

                        United States
                        Member #149820
                        December 9, 2013
                        644 Posts
                        Offline
                        Posted: February 16, 2015, 10:36 am - IP Logged

                        What state do you buy $20 Scratchers in ??? 

                        How much would a whole roll of $20 Scratchers cost ???  How many tickets per roll ??

                        North Carolina and a whole roll cost $600 thity tickets in a roll....