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WARNING: Bad Advice Alert!


There is just so much bad information out there. Most scratch off tips you will find online are total nonsense - seriously!

They are based on guessing, bad observation, bad data -- and drawing completely the wrong conclusions.

Not to mention the bad maths. Oh dear, the bad maths, LOL :-)

This is just a small sample of the bad stuff:-

  • Scratch off tickets are just random dumb luck - WRONG!
  • Every ticket has exactly the same chance of winning - WRONG!
  • You should only buy from lucky stores - WRONG!
  • Buy entire rolls of tickets as there is a guaranteed number of winners in each pack - WRONG!
  • Buying low priced lottery tickets in bulk is the best option - WRONG!
  • Always buy scratchers in batches of 5 of the same ticket - WRONG!
  • Buying all your tickets at the same time increases your chances of winning - WRONG!
  • If you see someone buy a winning ticket, avoid that roll as the next one will be a loser - WRONG!
  • Watch for a series of losing scratch-offs, then buy some of those as the next one is more likely to be a winner - WRONG!
  • Leverage the cheap tickets to build up to the grand prizes - WRONG!
  • Once you choose a game, always stick to that same game - WRONG!

I could go on. All of these so-called tips are out there online. People are following this advice in the hope it will help them to win big on the scratchers.

Sadly, it won't help at all. That stuff just means even more losing tickets.

You Should Be Angry - I Am!

It makes me really quite mad that people have been putting out such useless 'advice'.

Which is exactly why I decided to put together this collection of scratch off lottery tips that do improve your chances of winning.

And to make them free to you too!

So enter your best email below, and start reading "How To Win Big At Scratch Offs" right now:-

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How To Win Scratch Offs Every Time..?

Store selling winning scratch off tickets

Let's put this myth to bed right now. You cannot win at scratch offs every time. There is no way to beat the system and guarantee a win each time you play. Not in the way you really want.

(Do you really just mean 'win' or do you actually want a 'profit'..?)

You could buy a ton of tickets, and that would mean you are extremely likely to win with at least one of them.

But if it's only a small win, and most of your tickets are losing tickets. Then overall you didn't really win.

So don't focus on the idea of 'winning every time'. Instead let's maximise your chances of winning something -- AND the chances of that being a big win.

Because in real life, that's the honest best you can do. Take that from someone who has been helping people boost their chances of winning the lottery since 2003!

How Do You Choose Which Game To Play?

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Whatever you do, don't be driven by 'shiny item syndrome'. The lottery company wants to sell as many lottery tickets as possible. The gas station/store wants to sell as many tickets as possible. Your aim is winning tickets - not buying lots of different shiny things!

So think carefully and plan before you buy. If you just blindly buy the latest scratch ticket you are hurting your chances of winning. If you just keep on buying the same ticket that you bought last time, then you are hurting your chances. If you buy "one of these, two of those, and maybe a couple of them too" then you just hurt your chances again.

This is why the FIRST thing I focus on in "How To Win Scratch Offs" is choosing the right game. It's the most important decision you can possibly make. Get that wrong and it doesn't really matter what else you do! So what are the best lottery scratchers to buy? - get my tips above and I'll walk you through how to choose which are best.

The same kind of thing applies to regular draw based games too. Which is why I also focus on this first in my tips on how to win the lottery for ball/number based games.

Does Your Playing Budget Matter?

No, not really. Anyone can buy a scratch off and win big. There are cases of a lottery player winning on the first scratcher they ever bought, or even the first time they ever played the lottery.

It only takes one lottery ticket to actually win big.

So don't listen to the dull nay-sayers who say you'll never win. Or the 'how to win at scratch offs experts' who claim you need a really big budget.

Your budget will determine how often you can play. But just remember two things:-

  1. Count playing scratchers as entertainment - you never really lose if you get good value out of playing! You can't lose when you go to the movies or buy a ticket to a football game - treat your scratch off tickets the same way, for entertainment purposes.
  2. Don't be crazy about it - only spend money you can afford to lose. Obviously don't risk the money that pays the bills and puts food on the table!

Then make sure you read my scratch off lottery tips and you'll put yourself streets ahead of most players.

Does Being Positive Help?

Mindset, being positive, the 'law of attraction' and all that stuff. It can't turn losing tickets into winning tickets.

But it does help in terms of being open to the idea that what you think (or have been taught!) may well be wrong. It also helps with that 'putting a little effort in' to maximise your chances. And it helps get the job of actually buying tickets done.

Because guess what fact is nearly always true for people who are overly negative about the lottery? The very people who say things like "the odds are so bad it's impossible to ever win". Or the ones who claim it's all a scam and the lottery company fix the results...

Those are the people who don't buy tickets!

And we can absolutely guarantee that those people will NEVER win! Scratch off cards or anything else.

Buy just one ticket ever, and your chances are already infinitely better than their chances! :-)

Thankfully, you are not like them.

Let those people smugly put their '$1 a week' into a savings account. And turn it into barely more than they started with by the time they retire. The rest of us can enjoy playing, maximise our chances of winning and celebrate when those wins do come along :-)

Is It All About The Grand Prizes?

Yes and no. Of course those grand prizes matter and ultimately that's what you want to be collecting from your state lottery.

But until that happens, you want to increase the number of smaller prizes you can collect from the convenience store meanwhile to keep the fun happening! Not every scratch card will win - that can never happen - it's all about increasing your odds overall. And that starts with selecting the right scratch off game.

Are Online Scratchers The Same As Scratch Cards?

No. Don't play them. They are more like a slot machine, and you can't apply most of the useful scratch ticket tips I give you.

Can I Lose A Scratchie By Playing It Wrong?

No, you can't :-). Although some of them look like there is some kind of skill involved, there really isn't. Even the ones that are branded as other games. You can't play it badly and lose. So don't worry about becoming an expert lottery player - it's all about which ticket you buy, not how well you play it.

What Do Other Players Think Of My Scratchers Tips?

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Overall Rating of How To Win Scratch Offs:35 Total 1st-Party Reviews4.6 out of 5 stars
Stu 8 September 2020
Showing me what I was doing wrong like buying £1 scratches. I never won much, I can see why now.. so thank you muchly it all helps.
Edward 3 September 2020
All the articles have good information and for sure increase the chance to win some money.
Bonnie 21 August 2020
Not really sure about Dave's report. I had it before but it didn't really help. I may try it again maybe.
RP 18 August 2020
It was good advice because I truly never focused on a particular game. Always took my chances on the lower dollar games. Now I see it's really worthless to focus on those. Just won $15 on a $5 ticket using your advice. I truly appreciate as much help as I can get. Thank you and keep the tips coming!
Gaz H. 17 August 2020
Interesting emails and made me think about scratch cards in a different way - I never buy them by the way!
Jan 14 July 2020
Using the formula you gave us I bought tickets for the top two games for that day in our state and actually won $10. Later that day bought 2 more tickets and won $15. Most I have won in years playing the lottery.
Stephen M. 14 June 2020
I liked all the tips you gave in your emails, keep up the good work. I plan to join your group as a life member.
Sam S. 12 June 2020
It seems rational.
Joseph 20 May 2020
Your advice makes sense. I'm looking forward to reading it more carefully very soon. I like that there's no heavy push to get my credit card info. I'm planning on signing up.
Jake J. 8 May 2020
Pretty simple and straightforward. Explained what pinning was which was great. Needs to spend less time promoting Dave's awesome reports though, and more time explaining why he thinks a lot of info on the web is wrong. Not as good as Lottery Tips.
Lucas M. 25 March 2020
The info. Do you believe in buying the first ten scratches on the roll? I've had success in doing this.
Debbie 1 March 2020
I like that you don't go on an on. I like to read short clips. Lots of information in a paragraph. Thanks.
Evelyn 29 December 2019
It has helped a lot.
Mark 23 December 2019
Gave insight about the scratchers that I have not considered nor had the insight to. Also tips for helping select which scratchers to purchase.
Anthony D. 25 November 2019
Great lottery system, you covered all pit falls and advantages of scratch offs.
Gabrielle 7 November 2019
Very good logical tips and strategies. Wish there were more tips!
Faris O. 13 October 2019
Cool... simple and straightforward.
James H. 5 October 2019
Hello, Just a couple of things to say. Nothing special. I printed the page that starts green number one and added new next. Stopped at a corner grocery store about half mile from me. He was very friendly and I asked for 4 of the fast cash HD. He said I only have 2 left. I said OK I will take the 2. I came back home, scratched the 2 and each one was worth $50 dollars. I was so excited I went to another store and lost almost half my win money on next batch. Let wife pick some one and two scratches and lost money. I am well pleased with the information I have received so far. I am not tech savvy with computer and smart phone.
Carolyn 20 September 2019
I never thought about keeping my tickets before but it makes a lot of sense. I also liked the tips about watching for fraudulent retailers and the tricks they may use.
TD 25 August 2019
Thanks for the good advice. There is a method to the madness, keep a positive mindset and have fun!
Scott W. 18 August 2019
Took your advice... first time spent $20 and won $100. Second time won two dollars profit but it was fun. Third time another $100. Fourth time $3,000 winner just a week ago, YEA HAW! Thanks.
Ram 13 August 2019
Very good.
Lesia D. 17 April 2019
I have been winning small amounts but your advice has been great. I won 275.00, then I won 300.00. I always play with the money I won not with money I don't have. I usually play every 4 months.
Sheree D. 16 March 2019
Received and very useful first tip! Finally advice I've not heard before! Ty!
Tommy 9 March 2019
Always a good read.
Elizabeth 9 March 2019
Thanks for the helpful, easy to understand insight that you share!
Brent M. 26 February 2019
I enjoyed all of the information. I did not know about 'pinning' until I read your article. I have shared your tips on how to recognize this scam with friends and family. I also enjoyed the Q&A session! All of the information was useful. There were some things I already knew, but there was also new information I had never heard before. Please keep me updated with any new information you may come across. Thank you!
Mustafa 26 February 2019
I thought that it was categorized pretty well. I would like it if it was mentioned whether it would be a good ticket to buy at a certain percentage of tickets sold.
Angie 26 February 2019
All of your lottery advice and information is really good.
Dee 21 February 2019
Tips that people wouldn't know.
Jan 20 February 2019
I like the recommended 'ScratchSmarter' - all the tips were very informative!
David 20 February 2019
Good information, I am learning.
Roy 20 February 2019
Common sense info.
Tom M. 20 February 2019
Like the analytical/common sense approach to playing scratchers.
Priya S. 20 February 2019

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