The lottery is something that most people want to win, and annually millions miss out on the big winnings. Each state knows that, that’s why they celebrate and help give a little back to the loyal players that spend their hard earned money on buying tickets, playing scratchers and dealing with a variety of different wins and losses every year. They do it in a relatively unknown way, as many don’t’ realize it is happening.
The way that most state run lottery’s help their loyal fans with winning the lottery is through second chance scratchers. These tickets are specially designed options that are released throughout a year and let a player that has lost get one more shot at the glory. These tickets are released to commemorate anniversaries, most of which are decades long.
For instance, the Arizona Lottery entered its 30th year this year, and is celebrating by doing just that, releasing special tickets. These special tickets will be easy to find and look through, as they will have the graphics to show that they are specially designed for celebration.
Winning the lottery with scratchers is easier than winning other forms of the lottery, but the losses are still great, mainly because casual players end up just throwing their money away with the selection process. To gain an edge with these games, it’s important to look at options that have only a few combinations of choices, but can be won by selecting from a defined number. For instance, if there is a scratcher that is a scratch and win and has you choosing from 6 boxes, look at it very carefully and look for a pattern. Scratch your first item and then consider the pattern that could be used to block your next move or give you the winning ticket.
Shifting odds in your favor with these games will cost you at least a couple of losses, but there are patterns found in scratchers more than any other game. Some theorize that the reason why state run lotteries release “second chance” tickets is because they know there are patterns to be found, so they are letting people get hooked on the notion of winning then they’ll spend more to try and get back to that winners circle.
Whatever the case is, you need to always keep a look out for anniversary edition scratchers from the state and local lottery. With these options, especially those that are being released in Arizona to celebrate their 30th anniversary, winning the lottery becomes easy.