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NC Scratch Offs... $20 Tickets seem to be the Best Bet.

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Posted: February 17, 2015, 10:32 pm - IP Logged

Romancandle,

A specific number of cards are printed, and a specific number of those are prize winners. As time goes on, many of the prizes are claimed, which gradually reduces the odds of winning a prize as the game gets older.

For example, when a game is first released, there may be five cards printed with a $1 million top prize. As time progresses and the $1 million prizes are won and claimed, the odds of winning that amount are gradually reduced. After all the top prizes have been paid out, the chances of winning that amount of course become zero.

Scratchers ~ Cash 5 ~ Powerball ~ Mega Millions

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    Posted: March 1, 2015, 6:15 pm - IP Logged

    I thought I would post here that while I was doing very well for a while playing the $20 Scratch offs here in NC I have suddenly hit an extended losing streak on these...

    It seems ever since I posted my original Post about how $20 Scratch offs seem to be the best bet, I have done Nothing but LOSE on every single ticket I've bought.. No Kidding.

    Perhaps it was Bad Luck to post about how $20 tickets seem to be the "Best Bet"... You know how that goes, you Brag about how your winning or doing good and then you hit a MAJOR LOSING STREAK... This is what I have now done, hit a major losing trend...

    I don't know why but I have lost on the last 12 tickets I've bought. All 12 of them, from various locations at different times and dates have ALL been Losers....

    I don't know what to make of this other than perhaps the $20 Ticket I was buying, the 200 Million Blowout ticket might have had a series of Winning Tickets that were distributed and now this particular game is going through a LONG LOSING Streak of Losing tickets to make money for the Lottery Commission. I've heard of this before, such as when a New Game first comes out there will be lots of winners in the Books of tickets, then after a time, there will be Whole Books of Losing Tickets that make up the looses from the winners... Who Knows but I'm done playing the $20 tickets for a while..

    I don't know but I'm not buying anymore of this $200 Million Blowout ticket since I've now LOST about $240 playing them with nothing but Duds... Very Strange when for a while I seemed to be winning all the time on these...

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      Posted: March 1, 2015, 6:32 pm - IP Logged

      Jim, hope springs eternal!! A new $20 ticket comes out Tuesday!! Let's go get 'em!!

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        Posted: March 1, 2015, 6:55 pm - IP Logged

        Jim, hope springs eternal!! A new $20 ticket comes out Tuesday!! Let's go get 'em!!

        A new $20 ticket comes out Tuesday!!"

        - North Carolina issues a new $20 game once a month, on the first Tuesday ???

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          Posted: March 1, 2015, 8:52 pm - IP Logged

          NC issues new tickets on the first Tues. of each month-- they're not always $20 tickets; there will be several different denominations each month.  Not sure what the other ones are this month.

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            Posted: March 1, 2015, 9:14 pm - IP Logged

            Jim, hope springs eternal!! A new $20 ticket comes out Tuesday!! Let's go get 'em!!

            Yes, I've had my eye on the new (not yet released) $20 ticket that comes on on March 3rd 2015. It's a 100X the Cash ticket that will cost $20. I've seen flyers posted on the Lottery Machines advertising this new ticket that will most likely come out on Tuesday with the other new tickets for March.

            Since these will be NEW release tickets, there's a good chance there will be some nice wins in the first wave of tickets that hit the stores...

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              Posted: March 3, 2015, 10:48 am - IP Logged

              Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - What new North Carolina scratchers came out today ???

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                Posted: March 3, 2015, 6:50 pm - IP Logged

                Jim, hope springs eternal!! A new $20 ticket comes out Tuesday!! Let's go get 'em!!

                Well, I took a chance today on the way home from work and bought the Newest $20 100X the Cash NC Scratch Off...

                Was the Last Ticket in the Book sold First at a Gas Station, I was the First person to buy this new ticket, they were Just putting them in the display for sale.

                A $100 Winner!!

                100X The Cash

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                  Posted: March 3, 2015, 6:53 pm - IP Logged

                  Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - What new North Carolina scratchers came out today ???

                  They can all be seen here: http://www.nc-educationlottery.org/instant.aspx