How Can You Win on Scratch Cards?

Scratch cards have moved on a bit since their beginnings in the 80s. These days, they are colourful and inventive games in their own right, with a wide range of prizes on offer. They are also no longer limited to being small pieces of card with a foil scratch panel.


The Health Lottery scratch cards are exclusively online, but they are very similar to the ones you buy in your local newsagents. We have, however, done away with all those messy foil shavings. Along with the chance of losing your winning card to the washing machine when you forget to take it out of your pocket!


We all love a quick flutter on a scratch card and when we win it’s a great feeling. But - is it all up to chance or are there some techniques we can use to improve our chances of a win? We’ve brought together some tips from other players that they believe improve their chances of getting a win on scratch cards.

Improving Your Chances of Winning on a Scratch Card

We all want to up our chances when it comes to a win, so here are a few things others have tried. Remember, these aren’t guaranteed to increase your chances of winning, they are just things other players have felt increased their scratch cards odds.

Don’t Forget to Check the Small Print

This might seem a bit obvious, but you’d be surprised how many people skim over the small print when it comes to scratch cards and miss something important. This is usually where the odds of winning that particular scratch card will be, as well as explicit instructions on how to play. Both are vital if you want a good chance of winning! This is also where you can find out what smaller prizes are up for grabs. Even if you don’t hit the jackpot, you could still rack up a win.

Quality over Quantity

There is absolutely nothing wrong with the cheaper cards, however, the slightly more expensive ones are more likely to give you higher value prizes. Buying less of the high-priced ones can sometimes pay off.

Remember to only buy what you can afford and stop when it stops being fun.

Set A Budget

As mentioned above, it is important to only spend what you can afford to lose. Scratch cards might have some great prizes these days but there’s absolutely no guarantee you’ll win anything. Setting a budget means you’re in control and can help you keep track and keep things fun.

Check out our range of scratch cards and find the game for you.

May the Odds Be in Your Favour

So, are scratch cards worth it? Absolutely but don’t forget, scratch cards are based on chance and there is no sure-fire way to win. They should only ever be played for fun, not to make money. If it stops being fun or you hit your budget limit, take a break. You can find out more about responsible gambling in our past blogs.

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