The common scenario is you buy a lottery ticket, scratch it off, see its a losing ticket and toss it in the trash. Most states however offer a second chance drawing (some offer it on other types of lotteries too), and your odds of winning that second chance jackpot can be significantly higher than the original drawing, simply on the fact that most people don’t bother with the hassle of mailing in the ticket, or going online to get their second chance. The savvy lottery player knows how to play these odds and you can too now that you know! The next time you see a lonely scratcher ticket laying in a parking lot, go ahead and pick it up, there’s still a chance its a winner!
To further explain why you should take advantage of second chance lottery drawings. If the lottery has a chance of 1 in 150,000 the second chance drawing will have odds more like 1 in 20,000. Given that, which do you think you are more likely to win a big payout from? Increased odds such as these means the second chance drawings can actually be a bigger bang for you buck than the original drawing you bought the ticket to win.
If you’re really feeling like an adventure, dive into dumpsters and trash cans outside of convenience stores where lottery tickets are sold, you never know which second chance drawing will score you a nice payday for your troubles. It won’t make you rich, but its certainly worth some effort if you want to give it a try and be patient enough to enter all those tickets for second chance drawings. You literally don’t have anything to lose. OK maybe a little dignity depending on how far you want to go with this well kept secret tip.
Don’t get yourself arrested for stalking frustrated lottery losers coming out of a Wawa or anything for a few bucks and a chance and hope and dream of winning the lottery, but if you see a ticket pick it up and put it in your to do pile to enter next time you’re online and let luck be your guide.