Last Monday I decided to spend some (profit only) on scratch off cards, $5.00 ones. I used a dispensing machine in a supermarket accross the street. There were 4 different $5.00 games to select. Two of them did not appeal as they were complicated cross referencing crossword types. Translated that means it took longer to find out that you won nothing.
So, I bought one of each of the remaining game cards each day for 5 days. Monday I won $50.00. Tuesday nothing, Wednesday I won $100.00, Thursday nothing and Friday $35.00. Total stake money $50.00, total winnings $185.00, total profits $135.00. Not a bad week then.
My normal pattern of play is just to buy one scratch off now and again, usually a $5.00 one. Have rarely won.
Now, in both cases with the cards. The odds of winning are quoted at 1 in 4.something, either money back or more.
The distribution of winnings was random enough and were made up of either multiple wins on one card or both.
I know that people who follow scratch cards tend to go for the newer cards because more big prizes are out there, the top amounts. You can look up how many top prizes are left on current card releases. Perhaps the choosing of them lessens a little once all the top prizes are gone?
So I'm wondering about how the distribution of any denomination winnings are placed in the card reels, evenly spaced, randomly spaced, in groups etc?
If my winning pattern continues I would have to say they are relatively evenly distributed.