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Odds On Scratch Cards - What Are The Chances Of Winning?

If you are wondering what the odds of potentially winning on your favourite scratch cards are, look no further! In this Wizard Slots blog post, we’ll talk about the chances of winning on scratch cards and how you can find the odds.

What Are The Chances Of Winning On A Scratch Card? 

The aim of a scratch card is to scratch it and try to match a number of symbols to win. If you play scratch cards, you can know if it is a winner as soon as you scratch!

This is something that makes scratch cards one of the most popular games on lottery sites and online casinos. They are fun and easy, and you can see whether you have won within seconds.

Every scratch card offers a different number of varying prizes. Prizes may be as small as £1 and can go up to £1 million or more, depending on the game. There are, of course, a lot more of the smaller prizes to be won and only a few top prizes. The likelihood of possibly winning one of these prizes determines the game’s specific odds.

The odds of a scratch card generally refer to the chance of winning any prize. It does not refer to the chance of winning the jackpot. As there are generally more smaller prizes, you have a higher chance of winning one of these compared to a large prize. Having said this, it’s important to remember a win is never guaranteed when playing scratch cards.

There are a couple of things that you can do to potentially try and increase your chances of winning scratch cards. One thing you can do is choose scratch cards that offer a higher payback percentage. 

The payback percentage is a theoretical value that refers to how much a certain scratch card may pay back to players over time. The payback percentages for scratch cards usually range from 60% to 70%. However, as scratch cards are chance-based games, nothing can ever be guaranteed. 

Another tip is to look at the jackpot odds. Choose scratch cards that offer the best odds to potentially increase your chances of winning a prize. But again, you are not guaranteed a win even if you pick a scratch card with decent odds.

Or, if you are buying scratch cards online, you can check the National Lottery website to see the remaining lottery scratch card prizes that are left.

How To Find The Odds On Scratch Cards 

Every scratch card is different and therefore offers different odds. The odds of winning a small prize on a scratch card vary but are typically around 1 in 3 or 1 in 5, depending on the game. You can find the odds of a scratch card by looking at the back of the scratch card you purchased.

If you can’t find it or want to double-check, you can check the odds on the national lottery website. To find the odds, look through the list until you come across the game name of the scratch card you purchased. Once you have clicked it, a PDF file will load, which has information about the scratch card, including how to play, what the symbols are and the different prizes available. 

On the first page, under “game details”, you will find the odds. The odds refer to the odds of potentially winning any prize, not the jackpot. Let’s go through an example. For the scratch card 100 Doubler, the odds of winning any prize is 1 in 3.87. If you scroll down further, you will see a table outlining the prize amount and the approximate odds at the start of the game. 

The 100 Doubler scratch card has 40 different prize amounts available to win. For the smallest prize of £2, the approximate odds of winning at the start of the game are 1 in 25. For the top prize of £200 + £100 doubler, the approximate odds of winning at the start of the game are 1 in 6,321, respectively. 

All values (Bet Levels, Maximum Wins, etc.) mentioned in relation to these games are subject to change at any time.