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Old 08-25-2013, 11:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What kind of gambler are you?



Would you do one $20 scratch-off in hopes of a very very realistic chance at a $20-200 winner, but could easily get a non-winner and be out $20.

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Are you the type that would rather do $20 in lesser scratch-offs... Perhaps two $5s, three $2s, and four $1s in hopes of winning a few bucks (or even a good amount!) and not coming completely empty handed like you have the potential to do with the one $20 scratch-off.



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Old 08-25-2013, 11:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would invest my money in something a tad more intelligent than lottery scratchoffs ...
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Not a scratch-off man. Will I buy one now and then? Sure, but not smart wasting at all. Won a couple hundred once but the tickets were a Christmas present.

Much prefer games like poker.
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Old 08-26-2013, 12:23 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 08-26-2013, 12:25 AM   #5 (permalink)
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i like to go big or go home, unfortunately 99% of the time i go home....broke
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I would invest my money in something a tad more intelligent than lottery scratchoffs ...

this. i will only play the lottery when there's a big jackpot ($100 mil plus). it still amazes me how many people in their 20's haven't put money away for their future/retirement. i wish i could go back in time and talk to my 18 year old self and tell myself how to properly save my earnings and invest wisely.
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I would invest my money in something a tad more intelligent than lottery scratchoffs ...
Exactly. Blackjack, poker, sports.
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this. i will only play the lottery when there's a big jackpot ($100 mil plus). it still amazes me how many people in their 20's haven't put money away for their future/retirement. i wish i could go back in time and talk to my 18 year old self and tell myself how to properly save my earnings and invest wisely.
I read once that something like 30 percent of people are planning on winning the lottery as their retirement plan.

OP, When I play scratchers, I always buy the one with the smallest max prize. Those generally give you the best overall odds of winning.
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Old 08-26-2013, 02:31 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Typically only buy a five dollar now and then but under you scenario I would buy the single scratcher.
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Old 08-26-2013, 05:40 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I play classic lotto, mega, and powerball. Same numbers twice a week every week.
Once in a great while ill get 5 or so $2 scratch offs

But I also invest a few hundred a week into my retirement plan.
Scratch that, maybe that much into retirement every 2 weeks.
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Old 08-26-2013, 06:43 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I would buy 20 $1 tickets in a row and hope for a big one. At least all 20 will not be losers. I did one time but 10 in a row and lost on all...
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:39 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I am a $20 ticket person....not sure in your state, but off the top of my head, in Illinois

when you buy a $20 scratch-off...its 1:2.75 that you win back your $20 or better

when you buy a $1 or $5 scratch-off...its like 1:4 that you win back your money or better

SO yes, its still a losing prop, but 1 in 3 gets my money back, I'll take a shot...

like tblades said above me, you could buy 20 $1 tickets, but its possible you win 5 times, but they all could be $1 winners...

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I'm risk averse.

I've never purchased a scratchoff ticket. The first time one was given to me I had to read the directions. I didn't know if you scratched everything or only some.

I've purchased lotto tickets, but only the $1 ones and haven't in probably 10 years.

I'm analytical and pragmatic. I have difficulty investing or expecting a return at those extreme odds.

Brandon - your first questions are interesting because they directly related to the economic strategy class I am taking now. Are you currently in a similar course?
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this. i will only play the lottery when there's a big jackpot ($100 mil plus). it still amazes me how many people in their 20's haven't put money away for their future/retirement. i wish i could go back in time and talk to my 18 year old self and tell myself how to properly save my earnings and invest wisely.
Very few of us have planned. My financial advisor told me that hardly anyone in their 20s comes into his office to discuss the future. My wife and I are 34 and have a nest egg that is finally of size that the annual growth is significant. When I started investing at 11 or 12 the small amounts, even at high rates of return were not all that impressive, but as that principle grows you really see the evidence of compounding.

Unfortunately, we will all probably pay for the lazy people who don't plan for the future. We may turn out to be the losers because the lazy ate their cake the whole way.
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Exactly. Blackjack, poker, sports.
These for sure.
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I'm the first option - go for the $20 ticket with the better odds. I think in MA they are better than 1:4 that you'll win something.
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:58 AM   #17 (permalink)
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If I'm buying something small and it's spur of the moment, I'll throw on a $5 scratch off to whatever I'm buying to make a swipe of my card actually worth something. I don't waste any time with $1 scratch offs, and rarely get $2 ones. I'll normally get either a $5 or $10.

If I planned on it though and decided to gamble it, I'd definitely go with either a $20 or $25 scratch off. Chances are significantly better and you stand to win a lot more.

So I go with the first choice. And when I do plan on buying a $20/$25 one, I go on the lottery website and look at the current statistics of the prizes left per scratch off. That way I increase my odds and choose the scratch off that has the biggest prizes still left
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I enjoy doing scratchers. Im not a fan of poker or anything like that. I usually get more for my 20. So like you stated id do a 5,10,2,3. Most of the time that 2 and 3 dollar ticket won me a free ticket so..i go untill im up..or out. All fun though.
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If I'm buying something small and it's spur of the moment, I'll throw on a $5 scratch off to whatever I'm buying to make a swipe of my card actually worth something. I don't waste any time with $1 scratch offs, and rarely get $2 ones. I'll normally get either a $5 or $10.

If I planned on it though and decided to gamble it, I'd definitely go with either a $20 or $25 scratch off. Chances are significantly better and you stand to win a lot more.

So I go with the first choice. And when I do plan on buying a $20/$25 one, I go on the lottery website and look at the current statistics of the prizes left per scratch off. That way I increase my odds and choose the scratch off that has the biggest prizes still left
They let you buy lotto tickets with your card?? That's a first.
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I play about $100 on average of scratch offs weekly.
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Been a long while since I bought scratchers , but when I did I would rather get 5 singles in a row and hope enough losers have been purchased prior.
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Old 08-26-2013, 12:12 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I'm not a big scratch off person any more but maybe once a month or every other month I'll get $20 worth of $5 scratchers. I'm a big slots fan though and even though I know they have the worst odds of winning in a casino, I love the idea of turn $1 spin into a life changing amount and it's just good fun. I don't drink, smoke or really have any vices and I'm not a big going out fan so when people spend money at the bar or going out to dinner, I just save that up and hit up a casino for a few hours and whatever money I lose I chalk it up to entertainment spending!
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Well seeing this thread made me go out and buy a $20 scratch ticket.
Gonna do a live "break" with it
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