# How Many Tickets Are in a Roll of Lottery Tickets?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Jul 15, 2020 12:16:50 PM ET
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Based on the price of an individual ticket, a roll of lottery tickets can include 15, 30, 60 or 150 tickets. This variance is due to the standardized cost of \$300 for each roll of tickets. Individual tickets within a roll are valued at \$20, \$10, \$5 and \$2. Here are some tricks you need to know when buying a roll of lottery tickets to help you increase your chances of winning.

Typically, scratch-off tickets are sold in different odds, styles and designs. The price point of each ticket is inversely proportional to the total number of tickets present and vice-versa. However, your chance of winning increases when you buy a higher value ticket and invertedly correct. Cheaper tickets have low payouts and a low percentage of overall winners. Depending on the game and your location, the most expensive tickets are the best to buy for higher-payouts.

## Understand the Odds of the Game

You need to know and analyze the odds of the game with your roll of tickets. The odds of a single game involve the chances that any given ticket in your roll will be a winner. Games presenting a higher chance of winning don't really mean that you're more likely to win the jackpot. However, it takes a more valuable ticket for the price, given a large spread of lesser prizes. In this case, you should buy a roll of lottery tickets at your desired price point with the greatest odds of any winner.

## Study the Small Print

Most lottery tickets have the odds of winning printed on the back of the card. They're printed as a ratio of numbers: 1: 5, or 1: 20. This means that one out of every five or 20 tickets will be a winner. To help increase your chances of winning, compare the odds of a couple of games before making an educated guess as to which type of tickets to buy in bulk.

Seldomly do you get two winning tickets in a row. But there exists at least a couple of winners in every roll of tickets. So, when you realize a winning ticket has been bought in a specific roll, say the \$10, stop playing for a while. Resume by going to another store and buying a different roll of tickets like \$20 or \$5. This ensures that you don't spend a fortune on an almost certain loser.

## Check the Prize Levels

It's essential to check the price points before you buy a game. Retailers are allowed to sell rolls of tickets for a scratch-off game in which all the top prizes have been claimed. Some stores post this information but might take a couple of weeks. To ensure you don't waste your money, check the state lottery homepage.

## Avoid Common Mistakes

Many players tend to discard their rolls of losing tickets. Don't be one of them! Many locations often run second-chance lottos. These allow you to send in the old tickets from certain games for a drawing. Avoid any package promotions though. Retailers tend to repackage old stock comprising of tickets in which the winners have already been paid out.