Buying scratch tickets is a common practice among all walks of life. The simple thrill of gambling a few dollars with the possibility of a big payoff is very appealing to many people. The average cost of a scratch ticket may range from as low as $1 to $5, $10, and sometimes more. Each state may sell a different series of scratch ticket. However, people buy them based on the average overall odds offered. For instance, the average overall odds on $5 scratch card are 4.817, whereas in the case of $1 tickets, mostly you get a matching refund.