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That same family owns several lottery retailers in Jacksonville.

With scratch-off lottery tickets, you win cash instantly!

We asked Scott Hochwald, chair of the University of North Florida’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Combine these insights with sites that calculate a scratch-off ticket’s odds, and you’ll be playing like a sharp.

Action News Jax analyzed repeat winners -- and found a pattern. Could you imagine if someone else bought that ticket before me?!

What Is the Difference Between Odds and Probability.

If there are 9,000,000 tickets and 3 grand prizes, then divide 9,000,000 by 3 to figure out that there must be 1 grand prize every 3,000,000 tickets.

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Or they might all appear at the end of a game. There's usually a nice winner in every roll -- At least a \$25 winner, but almost ALWAYS a \$50 and even a \$100 winner. If the prizes were random, then they might all appear at the start of the game.

There are usually 50 tickets in the roll, with number 049 being the last ticket. We’ll tell you the one advantage lottery scratch-off players are using to pull off a win. Here’s an image of the procurement document that the Massachusett’s lottery used to elicit bids from ticket printers: You’ll see that they require the grand prizes to be distributed evenly throughout the game.

What regulations or rules are there for retailers or their employees purchasing tickets?

Ok that might sound confusing, but it's really easy to grasp, trust me. ", According to the Florida Lottery, it's not against the law for a retailer to play the lottery, but "The Florida division of security examines winners, both retailers and non-retailers, who have a significant number of claims on a routine basis. Yes, retailers who sell winning Scratch-Off tickets of \$1 million or more receive a bonus commission of \$2,000 per \$1 million in prize money claimed. If an entire roll of tickets costs \$600, then the GLEP is usually about \$300. And scratch offs have a notoriously bad expected value (which you can think of as a gambling game’s return on investment). (ALWAYS PLAY RESPONSIBLY and DON"T SPEND MORE THAN YOU CAN AFFORD!).

But most people still refer to the lottery as an “idiot tax”. All of the information inside this report reflects my own personal opinion and my own personal experiences.

(CLICK TO SEE THE FULL LIST OF SUSPENSIONS), When asked if there anything players can do to increase your odds of winning on scratchers, Hochwald replied:   "If you buy the roll, then you will get one of these 1,000 winners.

Do business owners receive a bonus on big winner Scratch-Off tickets? I have asked cashiers what number the ticket is on every time I've ever bought a scratch off ticket.

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An Action News Jax investigation uncovers many people who make money -- a lot of money -- in the risk-reward game of scratch-off tickets.

", Through a public records request, we discovered out of 13,004 lottery retailers statewide, 55 have been terminated for integrity issues, including one store in Yulee for "ticket theft." If the store isn't friendly and cooperative buy your tickets somewhere else. Report: Jacksonville woman claimed to be doctor, bought award at trophy shop, "Winning in scratch off, you can do that pretty effectively if you buy the whole roll of tickets," Hochwald said. In the example game just mentioned, if there were 7,000,000 tickets remaining and still 3 remaining grand prizes, then you know the first grand prize must be in the next 1,000,000 tickets.

“It depends. It is VERY unlikely that you will win the TOP prize, because usually there are only about 8 or 10 available out of hundreds of millions of tickets that get printed. In most states, you can cash any prize up to \$500-\$600 at any location that sells lottery tickets.