You have to be fairly brave to risk buying whole rolls of scratch off lottery tickets in one go. Or do you..?
Well, here’s one guy who did exactly that. And not just once either (spending a total of $2,700). I won’t spoil the surprise of how much he ends up winning – you’ll have to watch yourself to find out 🙂
Don’t forget that out of any roll of tickets you’re certain to win back at least some of your initial outlay.
If you check the back of the tickets the ‘win something’ rate is typically about 1 ticket out of 4, on average. Which means if there are 50 tickets in a roll then about 12 of them will be winners. You just don’t know how many of those winners are going to be worth anything decent. That’s the tricky bit 🙂
Where To Buy A Roll Of Scratch Off Tickets?
You can buy a roll of scratch off tickets anywhere you would normally buy your tickets. There’s no rules stopping you.
The only problem you might encounter is ‘lazy assistant syndrome’, i.e. they can’t be bothered to go and fetch you a whole roll out of the back, and activate it, before selling it to you.
If it’s the owner of the store, they aren’t going to mind at all because it’s a nice sale for them (and they may get bonuses too if you win big). 🙂
How To Buy A Whole Roll Of Scratch Offs
To make buying a whole roll easier, get to know your regular store staff. And/or buy your scratchers from less busy locations where people have the time to serve you.
Choose the best scratchers to buy (this changes all the time). And make sure they get you a fresh (sealed) roll of lottery tickets and they don’t forget to activate it (using their lottery terminal) before they sell it to you. Otherwise you won’t be able to claim your winners until they do (it’s a security measure to stop people stealing tickets in bulk).
Playing An Entire Roll Of Scratch Offs
You’ve got two main choices here. You can do like the guy in the video did and just scratch the barcodes so you can scan each ticket for instant results.
It might entertain the store assistant. But that’s not quite so interesting for you.
Instead, play the games as they were meant to be played. Scratch the panels, take your time and enjoy it. 🙂 You can go crazy and scratch the whole lot in one go and make a huge pile of silvery mess. Or do one a day till they run out. But if you’re buying a whole roll do at least get some value from actually playing.
What’s the most scratchers you’ve ever bought in one go? Have you ever bought a whole roll? How did you do? Add a comment below.
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P.P.S. If scratchers are your thing you might also like ‘How To Win Scratch Offs’. It’s the scratchers guide book written by an ex-lottery ‘insider’. It’s pricey, but not bad.