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Visited Ohio. Played 4 $30 tickets (300,000,000 Spectacular) consecutive tickets from the same roll. It seemed as if it was going to have the best odds in the world based off of my research, but 3 of those tickets yielded $0. And 1 yielded $50, so $70 down. What do ya think? Should I pursue the next five on that roll, or just forget about it. If you go on their website, you will see that they have tons of Top Prizes still around.

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    Oh, and I got it from a Speedway gas station from a human clerk. With a ticket that is that price, I should have at least gotten my money's worth.

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      You have to go with the odds and sometimes the odds don't work in your favor.  It's designed that way and it doesn't matter what state you're buying tickets in, it's the same all around.

      You spent $120.00 and won $50.00 which means you lost $70.00. The overall odds for that game are one in 2.75 so it's pretty much par for the course.

      I'd say buy more tickets if and when you can afford it but always be mindful of those odds and hey, maybe the next ticket you'll purchase will have one of the top prizes!

      Cheers

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        I also am a casual player on scratchoffs, what was the numbers of the tickets you bought?  I always like to hear what numbers are won on.

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          Tickets 10-13, win on ticket 13.

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            You have to go with the odds and sometimes the odds don't work in your favor.  It's designed that way and it doesn't matter what state you're buying tickets in, it's the same all around.

            You spent $120.00 and won $50.00 which means you lost $70.00. The overall odds for that game are one in 2.75 so it's pretty much par for the course.

            I'd say buy more tickets if and when you can afford it but always be mindful of those odds and hey, maybe the next ticket you'll purchase will have one of the top prizes!

            Cheers

            Makes me feel better. Thanks. Originally I thought 30 dollar tickets would be better than the lower cost ones. Before you posted this reply I went and bought 5 more, but they were from 2 different dispensers (but could be from the same pack, not sure how it works), and still not really in order. I've only gotten a chance to scratch 1 of them so far, and it yielded $0.00. I'll be back to post when I scratch the other four. I doubt that I'll ever be buying anymore ever again.

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              Posted: January 31, 2016, 1:11 pm - IP Logged

              On the additional 5, won $130. So down $20 from that bundle. Wasted $90 all together.

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                I used to go for the big tickets but experience has shown me they're not much better. I think my signature sums that up pretty well. Like if you want the big bux, you gotta shell out. But if you just want free money, dollar games are not all that bad if you play one here and there.

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                  Hi Coal Thumb,

                  You are so right about the big tickets not being much better. We have two $50 scratch offs in Texas and you can play 4 or 5 and not even win your money back.

                  That is brutal!! The other day I went back to the same convenience store that was selling the lucky pack of $50 tickets ( the one with the $1,750 winner). The owner put up another $1,000 winner from the same pack! I questioned him about it and he got really mad at me. He said "I am always here and I should know if it came from the same pack". My point is, I spend a lot of money on big tickets and I have never seen so many off of one roll. I just think it is very easy to throw away hundreds of dollars thinking the next one will hit. It does not always happen for me anyway.


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                    And that's where the lotto gets us! They try to encourage casual players who buy $20+ tickets to see the high frequency of "free tickets", and the occasional $100 winner+ to throw us a piece of steak here and there. The amount of duds within $20+ tickets is still prevalent, and buying a large number can easily result in getting burnt fast. 

                     

                    The other day I bought 5 $20 tickets here, and only had 1 $20 winner with the FL Gold rush game. I've tried playing with similar amounts of money, one time winning $100 but almost always ending up being "cleaned" of my pockets if I continue to buy $20+ tickets.

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                      I could've bought 270 $1 dollar tickets!! I mean they could've at least gave the illusion that I won 5 or so bucks on each one. But $0!! Yes, that's brutal for a $30 or $50 ticket. Very brutal. I learned something. I think the people who win the top prizes are somehow connected to someone important. I just don't think the everyday person can win a top prize. Also, just because all tickets for a particular game "have been printed" doesn't mean that I can get a winning ticket at any time, because they might be in storage, and only shipped out when the retailer needs to stock up again. Ohio supposedly still has 396 $50,000 tickets not yet bought or claimed in scratch game no. 233 "500,000,000 Million Spectacular." Please let me know whoever wins one.


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                        I could've bought 270 $1 dollar tickets!! I mean they could've at least gave the illusion that I won 5 or so bucks on each one. But $0!! Yes, that's brutal for a $30 or $50 ticket. Very brutal. I learned something. I think the people who win the top prizes are somehow connected to someone important. I just don't think the everyday person can win a top prize. Also, just because all tickets for a particular game "have been printed" doesn't mean that I can get a winning ticket at any time, because they might be in storage, and only shipped out when the retailer needs to stock up again. Ohio supposedly still has 396 $50,000 tickets not yet bought or claimed in scratch game no. 233 "500,000,000 Million Spectacular." Please let me know whoever wins one.

                        Yeah, I agree man. That, and the odds are just so insane that you have to be at the right place at the right time. A large amount of the FL lotto winners seem to be in the Miami/south Florida area, and part of the reason for that is because more people play down there. 

                         

                        Chasing winners just seems pointless because a person wont get ahead unless get extremely lucky. The lotto has to make money some way, and the elusive dream of hitting the jackpot is what keeps people spending. I'm so disgusted after my last lotto scratch off spree. I'm done touching scratchoffs over $2, and I think I'm limiting it to maybe $5 worth of scratchoffs max a week.

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                          Yeah, I agree man. That, and the odds are just so insane that you have to be at the right place at the right time. A large amount of the FL lotto winners seem to be in the Miami/south Florida area, and part of the reason for that is because more people play down there. 

                           

                          Chasing winners just seems pointless because a person wont get ahead unless get extremely lucky. The lotto has to make money some way, and the elusive dream of hitting the jackpot is what keeps people spending. I'm so disgusted after my last lotto scratch off spree. I'm done touching scratchoffs over $2, and I think I'm limiting it to maybe $5 worth of scratchoffs max a week.

                          Right, same here, 5 bucks a week max. Disgusting to have 4/5 duds of the $20 tickets especially if you buy them all in order from the same roll. Then for just one to be a low winner. You said it: Be at the right place at the right time, because people from small towns do win!

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                            Visited Ohio. Played 4 $30 tickets (300,000,000 Spectacular) consecutive tickets from the same roll. It seemed as if it was going to have the best odds in the world based off of my research, but 3 of those tickets yielded $0. And 1 yielded $50, so $70 down. What do ya think? Should I pursue the next five on that roll, or just forget about it. If you go on their website, you will see that they have tons of Top Prizes still around.

                            Whenever you play "big money" tickets, The clerk knows if anybody won something decent.

                            Usually the people who play these, play them one at a time until they hit something good.

                            Like a $100 / $500 or more. Then the rest of the book is "usually" only going to produce $10 -$20 -$25 at the max.

                            Remember that when you buy tickets that are that "expensive" there are only about 15-30 tickets in a book for $30 tickets.

                            Not sure on the $20 tickets but I think they are around 25 tickets in a book. $10 tickets are about 30 in a book.

                            I go to a store where some people just play the whole book, but one at a time.

                            Watch out unless you decide to play the "book". There could be times where 10 in row are losers. And the next person buys one winner?

                            You will get burned if you do not know the "clerk".

                            Got to know the clerk if you play these games! Definitely!

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                              Whenever you play "big money" tickets, The clerk knows if anybody won something decent.

                              Usually the people who play these, play them one at a time until they hit something good.

                              Like a $100 / $500 or more. Then the rest of the book is "usually" only going to produce $10 -$20 -$25 at the max.

                              Remember that when you buy tickets that are that "expensive" there are only about 15-30 tickets in a book for $30 tickets.

                              Not sure on the $20 tickets but I think they are around 25 tickets in a book. $10 tickets are about 30 in a book.

                              I go to a store where some people just play the whole book, but one at a time.

                              Watch out unless you decide to play the "book". There could be times where 10 in row are losers. And the next person buys one winner?

                              You will get burned if you do not know the "clerk".

                              Got to know the clerk if you play these games! Definitely!

                              From a short term stand point, I'd tend to agree with you... but only because the law of averages hasn't had much a chance 

                              to "make things fair" yet. On a book by book basis it seems to work out that the packs usually pay out about 40%-50% and I'd

                              imagine if you were to find out.... that's probably the average of what the games designed to pay out overall. A nice hit on the first 

                              ticket doesn't mean that the rest of the pack is junk.... it's just that the odds of two nice winners in the same pack is small. Mathematically

                              I don't think it hurts your chances that much.

                               

                              Ticket hawking is another thing though, and your right. Normally when a player is "invested" and has burned a bunch of losers they will keep going

                               one by one trying to find any decent winner that might get them close to even. Then they will let someone else finish off the rest. They do it in reverse

                              as well, if they have the time to hang out a few hours and watch people playing loser after loser out of a certain pack then they know chances are they

                              stand to do a little better. Again, mathematically I wouldn't say their chances  are all that much better.... but I guess slightly better is still better.

                               

                              I've had runs of $20 games where 11 tickets in a row were duds... and then the 12 ticket hit for $500. I've had runs of $5 games where 12+ tickets

                              were duds in a row. And I've also had the one and day $100, $200 and and $500 hits.