Break open ticket strategies
Break open tickets are quick and fun to play, and that can make it easy to lose track of how much you spend on them. Each ticket you purchase may or may not, be a winner. There are no guarantees.
Does it help to buy more tickets?
You can increase your chances of winning a prize by buying more break open tickets. But by doing so, you’re also increasing your cost to play. Since you can’t predict which tickets will be winners, it’s best to play it smart and base the number of tickets you buy on your budget.
Will 1 out of any 8 tickets win?
Trying to beat the odds is never a good strategy. If odds are 1 in 8, you are not guaranteed to win if you buy eight tickets. This is because those are the overall odds for all tickets. You could buy 8 tickets and win on all 8, win on none, or win on some. It depends solely on chance.
Does buying multiple tickets increase my chances?
Some players believe that buying multiple consecutive tickets will increase their chances. For example, if 1 in every 8 is a winning ticket, then there must be one winner in every run of eight. Unfortunately, this is not the case.
Winning tickets are randomly distributed and not programmed in any order. So, in a run of 10 tickets, there’s no guarantee there will be any winning tickets. There’s no need to think about how to purchase your tickets. All you need to think about is having fun.
Don’t chase your losses
Buying more tickets to win back money you’ve lost is never a winning strategy. Odds are you’ll just spend more money over time. Break open tickets are simply a way to add excitement to your outing. The smart play is to accept that you may lose, celebrate if you win and always stay focused on fun.