IF you're a fan of a scratchcard, you need to be strategic if you want to give yourself better chances of winning a jackpot.
Aspiring millionaires up and down the country will be dismayed to find out how their odds vary from scratchcard to scratchcard.
A lot of people pick based on the design or what the top prize is – often choosing the one with the jackpot in big bold letters.
But with some costing up to £5, you'll want to know if you're money is being wasted.
We spoke to Camelot to find out which £1 scratchies have the best chances of winning – and explain your chances of winning big.
As always, remember that you're never guaranteed a win so it's important to not spend more than you can afford.
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£100,000 Green Doubler
This scratchcard offers 21 different prize tiers and there are three top prizes of £100,000 left.
The odds of winning any prize is one in 4.34 – though this could be a small prize of just a pound or two.
And your estimated odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 6,483,623.
This scratchcard also offers a top prize of £100,000.
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There are 27 different prize tiers, ranging from £1 to the huge jackpot.
Your odds of winning at least some money back are one in 4.26, which means you have a slightly better chance than the Green Doubler.
While the chances of winning one of the top prizes are 1 in 5,676,440.
There are nine top prizes of £100,000 left.
Gem Smash offers a top prize of £10,000, of which there are six left.
There are eight different prize tiers as follows: £1, £2, £5, £10, £20, £40, £100 and £10,000.
The odds of winning any prize is 1 in 4.32, while the odds of winning one of the top prizes is 4,062,390.
Money Tree Multiplier
The top prize on the Money Tree Multiplier is also £10,000.
There are 25 different prize tiers with this scratchcard, ranging from the smallest amount of £1, a mid-tier amount of £100, all the way to the jackpot.
The odds of making a return on this £1 scratchcard is 1 in 4.18.
Of course, your chances will shrink significantly if you want to bag the top prize – you will have just a one in 1,948,392 chance.
But this is the highest odds of winning for winning the top prize currently.
The Hot Money scratchcard offers the smallest jackpot, but at £5,000 it's still not to be sniffed at.
There is a 1 in 4.42 overall chance of winning a Prize on each Scratchcard in this Game.
With 16 different prize tiers, you could win £1, £2, £5, £10, £20, £40, £100, £200 and £5,000.
There are just two jackpots of £5,000 left, so your odds of winning one of the top prizes are 1 in 2,056,320.
£100,000 Tripler Purple
There is a 1 in 4.26 overall chance of winning a Prize on each scratchcard in this game.
With 22 different prize tiers, you could bag yourself a prize of £1, £2, £3, £5, £6, £9, £10, £20, £30, £60, £90, £100, £1,000, £5,000 and £100,000.
If you want to bag a top prize, your odds of winning shrink to one in 7,059,180 – the lowest odds of these £1 scratchcards.
Meanwhile, a lottery expert has revealed the secret to picking your numbers to win big.
Plus, here’s how you can increase your chances of winning the lottery and it won’t cost a thing.
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For more information on gambling, you can visit:
- Gamcare – www.gamcare.org.uk
- Gamble Aware – www.begambleaware.org
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