i cant win
March 9, 2003
|Posted: April 22, 2003, 1:52 am - IP Logged|
i never and be struggling to have cant win on the va scratch offs it hard to win some thing if you dont got any moneyand i try to win but i cant get my money back these are rip off on these instant scratch offsand it bad for us poor people around this world that plays it for fun or to win some thing in their life.
Chief Bottle Washer
May 31, 2000
|Posted: April 22, 2003, 4:20 am - IP Logged|
Scratch-offs can be quite addictive because of their "instant" qualities - it's very easy to run back in the store (or never leave!) and buy some more cards after not winning. I would say only play scratch-offs purely for fun with money that you're totally prepared to lose. Especially since they have the worst odds of any lottery game.
Atlantic Mine, Michigan
June 23, 2002
|Posted: April 22, 2003, 5:41 pm - IP Logged|
Well they do have bad odds at winning prizes but not too bad overall. I mean a $5 ticket in Michigan has approximate overall odds of 1 in 3.5. That isn't too bad, even if you only win your $5 back. Instant games are addictive like you said though because of their instant qualities. Usually you keep buying until you win. That can add up once in awhile
March 24, 2001
|Posted: April 23, 2003, 10:15 am - IP Logged|
That odds of 1:3.5 can be deceptive because it includes free tickets. For example in the Ohio649P had odds of 1:451 of winning a prize when they paid a prize for matching three numbers plus the bonus ball or better. Then they changed the rule so that matching three numbers only would get you a free QP ticket with annunity pay only, and changed the odds of winning a prize to 1:54. The QP doesn't give you the same choices you would have with a dollar so many say that the QP is not a prize, but a second chance which would be two plays for a dollar which would reduce the odds to 1:250 not 1:54 and that only when you win a free QP.
Every lottery games play with the math to make the odds look better than they really are. If they published a list of a the available prizes and the available tickets, a player would really know their chances of winning something.
January 17, 2003
|Posted: May 1, 2003, 7:18 am - IP Logged|
Try playing the scratch off tickets in NY. They seem to work well!!
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June 5, 2002
|Posted: May 1, 2003, 9:00 am - IP Logged|
Except the ones that won't pay in lump sum.
May 12, 2003
|Posted: May 26, 2003, 12:26 pm - IP Logged|
Let it be known that the instant tickets are the biggest money maker for the state lotteries. Yes, I do play them occassionaly, but usually after I have hit something else. When they do offer lower odds that is with the expectation that you will automatically turn that face value ticket back in for another. Also about 8 years ago they use to offer, here in Michigan a $500. prize as one of the prizes on a $2. instant, but no longer offer it ... why ? who knows. That was when I quit purchasing them. Bottom line is they are a rip-off.Your better off to play a 3 digit and actually have a chance to win something.
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