Getting Lucky: Secrets to increase your odds of winning lottery scratch off games

Posted at 6:31 AM, Feb 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-26 06:47:22-05

Chesapeake, Va. -- We scratch and scratch with the hopes of hitting it big on those scratch off lottery games. Some players choose tickets based on lucky numbers, while others go with the luck of the draw.

"Some people come here and spend $200 or $300 just on scratch off tickets," says a store clerk at the Border Station.

But what many people do not know is the secret to boost your chances of winning scratch off games. And it's a secret officials with the Virginia Lottery are glad to share.

"Do we want people to win?", one lottery official said, "Absolutely!"

Friday night on NewsChannel 3 at 11, Blaine Stewart shows you exactly what to do, step by step, to boost your chances of winning the biggest prizes from lottery scratch off games, plus what to watch for so you'll know which games to avoid.