# Do Michigan Lottery Scratch Off Players Have A Strategy?

There is a percentage of the population that plays scratch-off games regularly. The players and store owners talk about their strategy and how much they spend.

Some Michigan Lottery scratch off players play the game daily. The store owners see the same customers each week. Some regulars scratch the barcode off the ticket and scan the tickets to see if they are a winner.

Some customers spend \$300-400 on scratch-off games every hour.

Michigan Lottery Scratch Off Players don't care about seeing if they are a winner.

There are different strategies used for different lottery scratch-off tickets.

Stick to one game. Playing a lot of tickets on one lottery game increases the chance of hitting a big winner. The odds for each scratch-off ticket are roughly anywhere from 1 in 3.5 to 1. in 5.

Some players believe that once they win a game, they move on to the next one. Some regulars play one game at a time until they get a winner.

Double up or split is a strategy used to keep playing until the money runs out. A player I spoke with entered the store multiple times a week with \$50 and purchased various tickets of various currency. He only bought one ticket at a time and if he won \$25 or more, he stopped. If his winnings didn't reach \$100, then he played until his bankroll ran out and he left.

Lottery ticket enthusiasts will wait at the retail counter and watch other lottery players. Once a trend of losing forms on a particular game, the player swoops in and jumps on that game.

Some frequent players of scratch-off games are playing in hopes of winning it big. One of them got started when her mother won \$10,000 decades ago. Another is a 59-year-old mechanic who wants to turn the instant lottery into an early retirement. A 25-years- old gamer wants the game to help him get an office job.

In 2021, Michigan Lottery retailers received \$370.9 million in commissions, while \$3.1 billion in prizes were given to players.

The Michigan Lottery made a record-shattering \$1.419 billion contribution to the School Aid Fund in 2021.

The school aid fund contribution was \$1.419 billion last year. Since 2015 through last Year, the contributions were up 78%.