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No more scratchers for me. No more.

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Posted: February 18, 2016, 11:43 pm - IP Logged

 For the last 5 months I blew up wads of cash on scratchers. And two days ago I finally realized that I was burning the cash.

 In a way, scratchers are whole lot harder to win than draw games since you have to buy the ticket from a right location at a right time period. 

 If I did not spend my money on scratchers, I could have saved a couple thousand bucks to get a nice laptop to study on the go. 

 I will just stick with draw games. No more scratcher games for me.

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    Posted: February 18, 2016, 11:50 pm - IP Logged

    I agree, that's why I like buying scratchers from different random locations because some having losing batches.  Scratchers also cost more and are already pre-determined but of course the customer doesn't know that.  In general, you've have a higher chance at winning with scratchers but there are other variables involved like location, time bought, etc. I'm still playing scratchers but will probably cut back a little bit.

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      Posted: February 19, 2016, 8:34 am - IP Logged

       For the last 5 months I blew up wads of cash on scratchers. And two days ago I finally realized that I was burning the cash.

       In a way, scratchers are whole lot harder to win than draw games since you have to buy the ticket from a right location at a right time period. 

       If I did not spend my money on scratchers, I could have saved a couple thousand bucks to get a nice laptop to study on the go. 

       I will just stick with draw games. No more scratcher games for me.

      I've been thinking the same. You have to buy from the right roll, from the right location, at the right time. I can count on 1 hand the number of times I have spent more than $10 on 1 scratcher and got nothing back.  After reading some success stories on here, I thought my luck was on the good side and bought a few $20 scratchers only to be burned.  Keep in mind I don't just go and buy without research. I look to see how many grand prizes remain. So I'm back to $1 and $2 draw games.

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        Posted: February 19, 2016, 11:11 am - IP Logged

        Aren't scratchers subject to fraud?  I remember a story not long ago where a store employee took a needle and scratched a thin line across the scratcher bar code, she was then able to scan it to see if it was a winner.  She then bought the winning scratcher and cashed it in.  Don't remember how they caught her but I'm glad they did.

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          Posted: February 19, 2016, 11:21 am - IP Logged

           For the last 5 months I blew up wads of cash on scratchers. And two days ago I finally realized that I was burning the cash.

           In a way, scratchers are whole lot harder to win than draw games since you have to buy the ticket from a right location at a right time period. 

           If I did not spend my money on scratchers, I could have saved a couple thousand bucks to get a nice laptop to study on the go. 

           I will just stick with draw games. No more scratcher games for me.

          As the saying goes, bet with your head not over it.

          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.

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            Posted: February 19, 2016, 11:30 am - IP Logged

            Not me. I win off scratcher's all the time. I look at the Lottery website and only buy the tickets with a lot of top prizes like JUMBO Bucks. In the past week I have won $500.00 , $200.00 and $100.00 twice. I wish there was a way on here to post them.

            It's not luck. It's just being at the right place at the right time...well I guess that is luck. Anyways play only what you can afford to loose. I spent $20

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              Posted: February 19, 2016, 12:00 pm - IP Logged

              The odds of winning a jackpot are 1 in a million or more . But the point is , if it is not there in the store, then your chance is ZERO . That is the sad part about these scratch offs. With the megas,powerballs and other numbers game , even though the odds are astronomical , you still have a chance irrespective of where you bought the ticket

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                Posted: February 19, 2016, 12:17 pm - IP Logged

                The odds of winning a jackpot are 1 in a million or more . But the point is , if it is not there in the store, then your chance is ZERO . That is the sad part about these scratch offs. With the megas,powerballs and other numbers game , even though the odds are astronomical , you still have a chance irrespective of where you bought the ticket

                True. Now I have bought like 10-50 tickets and have scratched off all of them and didn't even win a free ticket.So you really never know.

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                  Posted: February 19, 2016, 12:39 pm - IP Logged

                  the problem with scratchers is that theyre instant games. you spend the $5 or what ever and instantly know that you lose or win what ever. at least with draws, you have the chance to wait a day or 2 before you get the  urge to buy again. on  scratchers you can get the urge  before you leave the store~! and burn thru more cash. one of the reasons i dont like keno is how many dollars i can spend in one day, thats why i spend the money and take the ticket home, and only check it next time im at the store.

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                    Posted: February 19, 2016, 3:13 pm - IP Logged

                    the problem with scratchers is that theyre instant games. you spend the $5 or what ever and instantly know that you lose or win what ever. at least with draws, you have the chance to wait a day or 2 before you get the  urge to buy again. on  scratchers you can get the urge  before you leave the store~! and burn thru more cash. one of the reasons i dont like keno is how many dollars i can spend in one day, thats why i spend the money and take the ticket home, and only check it next time im at the store.

                     And more addictive.

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                      Posted: February 19, 2016, 5:43 pm - IP Logged

                      Up until recently I have had at least break even luck. Recently; however, my luck with scratchers has been nil. I have wasted a lot of money which has caused me to slow down a bit. I won't stop, but I need to find new places to buy from. 

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                        Posted: February 19, 2016, 6:59 pm - IP Logged

                        Never done well with them... Seem to only loose more money faster...

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                          Posted: February 19, 2016, 7:53 pm - IP Logged

                          Exactly what they said above.

                          I buy my draw tickets on Sunday to cover the week. I get a weeks worth of "entertainment" for about 10 bucks. And I've got as much chance as anyone else with a ticket. It's just me vs. the numbers. 

                          With scratchers, I need to be in the right store at the right time and choose the right game. And the entertainment ends as soon as I get home and scratch the ticket.  $10 doesn't go as far, 2 $5 or 1 $10 ticket and the fun is soon over.

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                            Posted: February 20, 2016, 9:22 am - IP Logged

                            I think scratch offs and casinos are dangerous...it's an illusion of way too much instant gratification which really is nothing more then instant losses. 

                            Do i play scratch offs yes, but only when i win a few bucks on my draw games. Draw games are cheap and i buy mine a month in advance so it teaches me patience and i have a months worth of entertainment for $48. I have 6 draws a week to look forward to for the month so i feel like the entertainment value is there even if i don't win anything. With scratch offs you buy it and bam it's over and your money is gone within seconds of scratching it. Draw games give you something to look forward to and be excited about while you wait for the drawing.

                            Just my two cents

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                              Posted: February 20, 2016, 10:47 am - IP Logged

                               For the last 5 months I blew up wads of cash on scratchers. And two days ago I finally realized that I was burning the cash.

                               In a way, scratchers are whole lot harder to win than draw games since you have to buy the ticket from a right location at a right time period. 

                               If I did not spend my money on scratchers, I could have saved a couple thousand bucks to get a nice laptop to study on the go. 

                               I will just stick with draw games. No more scratcher games for me.

                              That's just how it is sometimes. Some people can buy a whole roll of scratches and not a thing then the very next person could buy 1 ticket and hit the jackpot. You just never know