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Scratch-Off Lottery Ticket Playing Tips

Winning With Scratch-Off Lottery Tickets

The key to any successful gambling strategy, whether playing blackjack or scratch-off lottery tickets, is controlling your losses while maximizing your odds of winning! While you're responsible for managing your losses, we can help you achieve the best odds of winning.

Play The Scratch-Off Lottery Tickets With The Best Odds of Winning

As a general rule, the higher the scratch-off lottery ticket price, the better the general odds of winning and the higher the payback percentage. A $20 ticket may have odds of 2.5 to 1 versus some $1 tickets where the odds of winning any prize are only 5 to 1. In terms of payback, the $20 game may return 85% or more compared to $1 games that may return only 40%. Our list of the games with the highest payback percentage help you get the best return on your betting dollar!

Many scratch-off lottery ticket players fall into the trap of checking the list of remaining prizes to decide which ticket to play. The problem with this approach is it doesn't necessarily lead to the best odds of winning the jackpot, and may in fact lead you to games with poor odds. A game with only 2 remaining jackpots may present better odds of winning than one with 5 or 10, depending on all the other variables including: number of tickets printed, number of tickets remaining, payback percentage, jackpot spread, etc...

The real key to a successful scratch-off lottery ticket strategy is to identify those games where the odds of winning have significantly improved over the original odds. This is where our subscription scratch-off lottery ticket analysis helps give you the edge in your lottery playing.

Purchase Tickets One At A Time

Purchase your scratch-off lottery tickets one at a time. While you'll probably annoy the cashier, you'll also help retain more of your winnings by limiting your losses.

If you hit a winner in a particular game, stop playing it. Since there are only so many winners distributed throughout a roll of tickets, the odds of winning have decreased and usually winners are not printed consecutively. If you want to buy more tickets of the same game, go to a different retailer.

Observe Other Players

If you are in a busy lottery retailer where other players are purchasing their scratch-off lottery tickets and playing them in-store, make a note of which game they're playing. If the other players don't hit any winners, purchase the same game since the odds of hitting a winner in that roll have just increased.

Play Responsibly - Set A Limit And Stick To It

Set a budget for how much you can afford to lose and stick to it. Don't chase your losses in hopes of recouping the money.

Do not use money that you need for your daily living expenses.

If you win, save your winnings - don't be tempted to pour it all back into more lottery tickets in hopes of chasing the jackpot. Remember, playing the lottery, like all gambling, should be viewed as a form of entertainment with one big difference - the chance to win money!

If you feel that your gambling is becoming a problem, seek help from a group such as Gamblers Anonymous or the The National Council on Problem Gambling.

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