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if you were going to buy (30) $20 tickets how would you do it?

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Posted: September 4, 2015, 11:45 pm - IP Logged

this is specifically about $20 tickets. if you were going to buy (30) $20 tickets: would you buy a full book of (30) tickets or buy (30) different tickets or buy three or five tickets in a row of each of the various tickets or buy them some in some other fashion? please explain your thinking. thanks

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    Posted: September 5, 2015, 1:02 am - IP Logged

    I would buy the entire monies worth in a $20 game that was either just released or one with a majority of top prizes left.

    If there are multiple games that fit that criteria then I'd go for the one with the best overall odds.

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      Posted: September 5, 2015, 9:41 am - IP Logged

      I would buy the entire monies worth in a $20 game that was either just released or one with a majority of top prizes left.

      If there are multiple games that fit that criteria then I'd go for the one with the best overall odds.

      books are 50 in NY - so not sure if would buy some but imo NY does not have any good tickets at $20 or higher right now

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        Posted: September 5, 2015, 4:45 pm - IP Logged

        I would buy five tickets each at six different stores. All 30 would be the same game.

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          Posted: September 5, 2015, 6:24 pm - IP Logged

          In PA, I would buy a roll. $600 would guarantee me close to $300 with the possibility of a $1000 or $500. If you spread it out, you could easily only get back $100, but could hit multiple hot packs and pay back higher. I think the full roll is the safe bet, if there is a such thing as a safe bet with the lottery

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            Posted: September 5, 2015, 9:26 pm - IP Logged

            $20 tickets on average usually have odds of winning at 1 in 3.  From what I have seen when buying books, yes, there is usually at least one decent winner in there (i.e., $200 to $500).  However, if you buy the whole book, you've spent more than that good winner is worth, so you're still down at the end of the day.

             

            As a result, if I had $600 to throw at some $20 scratchers, I would do so in 10 ticket blocks from three different rolls.  The odds say you would get three winners from each book you bought from, and if you're lucky, you might hit the one decent winner in the book each time, which, when coupled with your other minimal wins from the book, would put you well ahead. 

             

            Great question--I'm very interested in seeing other thoughts and suggestions.  Good luck!

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              Posted: September 7, 2015, 12:01 am - IP Logged

              Im buying 1 book for $900 this week

               

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                Posted: September 7, 2015, 4:36 am - IP Logged

                If I were to only spend $600 only on $20 tickets I would most likely do:

                (A) Buy 1 of every $20 ticket the vendor had in stock.  If it didn't end up being 30 tickets, I'd go to another store and repeat the process until I met my quota.  Reason being, I would assume buying tickets from multiple vendors might increase my chances of hitting something decent.  This happened in Sumter, about a month ago when two $200,000 tickets were sold on the same day, in the same city, almost on the same road...just three miles apart between stores.

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                (B) I would buy multiple (no more than 3) of every $20 ticket the vendor had in stock.  Reason being is that buying more than one ticket might perhaps increase my chances of winning.  Doing 3 rounds it out even and ensures I get to play at least 10 different $20 tickets if they are available.

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                  Posted: September 28, 2015, 11:07 am - IP Logged

                  Just bought another entire Book of the $30 lets see what happens

                   

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                    Posted: September 28, 2015, 11:33 pm - IP Logged

                    whats the verdict??

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                      Posted: September 28, 2015, 11:46 pm - IP Logged

                      Just bought another entire Book of the $30 lets see what happens

                      Good luck!!!! Cheers

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                        Posted: September 28, 2015, 11:51 pm - IP Logged

                        Best bet would be to buy ten at one time, take them home and scratch.

                        If I bought the first ten tickets, 001 - 10 and let's say 003 and 006 were the only winners, each $20.00 winners I would go back to the same store and purchase the next five (if they were available).

                        If I bought the first ten tickets, 001 - 10 and let's say 003, 006 and 009 were $50, $40.00 and $50.00 winners I would cash those in and buy ten more at another store.

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                          Posted: September 29, 2015, 3:29 pm - IP Logged

                          I would buy five tickets each at six different stores. All 30 would be the same game.

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                            Posted: October 21, 2015, 11:06 pm - IP Logged

                            Buy the whole book.  Party


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                              Posted: November 1, 2015, 3:01 pm - IP Logged

                              Buy one at a time from a single roll until you beat the minimum payout (30-40%), then move to another roll.