I’m feeling pretty good today- I finally won 100 donuts on the Golden Scratch-R! And because many players are considering whether to use donuts to jump a Whacking Day prize level or two, it’s reason enough to look at again at the chances of a big Golden Scratch-R win.

The money you spend on a Golden Scratch-R gives you one chance and one chance only at winning donuts (it would be great if the 99 cents – or the equivalent in your currency – gave you a Scratch-R subscription, but it would make very poor business sense for EA!). For those who haven’t played yet, these are the possible winnings:

And here’s the probability you’ll win any of these:

**100 donuts** – 2% (maybe 2 wins in 100 purchases)

**50 donuts** – 4%

**20 donuts** – 10%

**12 donuts** – 20%

**9 donuts** – 33.33%

**6 donuts** – 30.37%

The interesting thing is that you’re slightly more likely to win 9 donuts than you are to win 6 donuts, which makes the Golden Scratch-R at least as good as, and often better than, buying a dozen donuts through the donut store.

And, of course, there’s still the hope of a big win!

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Hasn’t anyone noticed that the odds doesn’t sum up to 100%?

I guess it’s 30.67%, not 30.37%, unless there’s a 0.30% chance to win… nothing.

I have bought two golden scratch r tickets and won 100 each time. I know the odds of this are astronomical. The purchases were two days apart by the way.

Did I just get super lucky or is there a glitch or perhaps revisit of the odds following the whacking day update?

Hi – The odds look the same – you just got super lucky! 🙂

Just spent 10 dollars and I hit jackpot and 50 once. Ten dollars and I now have well over 300 donuts

I much prefer using the Scratch Cards, they are brilliant. I’ve only had 100 once, but I hardly ever get only six – Also I think I have bought a total of 15 cards, so not bad!

Has anyone’s game crashed after buying a golden ticket? It happened to me, when I uploaded the game again it gave me an extra golden ticket. Maybe the game felt sorry for me about what happened, but anytime the game has crashed after buying one it has done the same thing. Anybody else?

Onetime I closed the game after buying some tickets and using them. After reopening the game, the tickets came up again, this time with better results. The game only charged me for one ticket.

Put off playing the Golden Scratch-R, just played once and won 50 donuts!

Very impressive anecdotal success stories! Time to shell out for golden lotto tix!

I decided to play Five times one day (first and only time I spent money on tapped out) and the first ticket I won 50 donuts, the second and third I won 6 donuts, the fourth time I won 100 donuts (JACKPOT!!!) and the last ticket I won 20. Pretty good run if I say so myself.

I’ve bought quite a few golden cards, maybe 20. I got 100 donuts 3 times! I’ve been VERY lucky. I got about 4-6 12-donut wins in a row. I would definitely rather spend a few bucks on the card than just buying donuts. You’re almost guaranteed to be ahead.

I have hit the 100 and the 50 on this. Used my 100 to help get Moleman!

I tried the golden scratch-R 20 times since,they were released!Always 6/9 donuts.

M sister trried them 20 times two:2 times the jackpot.5 times 50 Donuts,8 times 20 Donuts and 5 times 9 donuts.

I guess I’m an odds breaker…I’ve bought maybe 25 golden tix and gotten the jackpot at least 4-5 times

Same with me. Have won jackpot 5 times and only bought about 20 tickets….

Congrats! Go you! *dances* I did it last month and put it towards Lugash. 🙂 My hubby just got the jackpot on the regular scratcher. If I can ever convince him to pay money for this game, I will convince him to do a golden scratcher. LOL. 🙂

Hey! I love your blog! Speaking of donuts, my iPod touch died, so I left it to charge on my iPod dock while I went out, so when I got back I’d be able to play tapped out. However, now that my iPod is fully charged, my donut count is now at 0 and I have a limo in my Springfield. Before I hd 40 but I wa saving for something different. Is there anyway I’d be able to get my donuts back? I swear, the limo wasn’t there when I left, I did not buy it, and I don’t want it. How would I contact EA about this? Thanks!

Hi – that’s certainly a strange one – and it may be that someone else has touched your game while you were away from it. If you’re sure that didn’t happen, then you can try contacting EA through the details on this page – http://wp.me/p35pG7-1So – but I feel they may treat it as having purchased a premium item you didn’t want, especially as there seems to be a match between the value of the item and the number of donuts you think you had 😦

I’m 100% sure no one touched my game. I’m pretty upset about this, I haven’t spent any money on the game and now it looks like I’ll have too. But thank you for the link! I really love your blog!

I’ve played it maybe around 50 times and won the jackpot 3 times. I still think buying a boatload is better value though.

I have won several times, if I had bought them….. Right now I have noticed you could have won 20 or 50 this past week. I think they are pulling us in…….

Congrats on the win! I got the jackpot just last night. I was so excited 🙂

I spent the extra donuts on the school bus.

I won the jackpot twice now, well worth the $1.06 🙂

I broke down and bought one the other day.. I won the 100 Donuts!!! 🙂 I am saving as back up just in case I don’t make it to the last prize.

Congrats to you!!

I took a screen shot too I was so excited!!

Have a wonderful day!! 🙂

6, 9, 6, 6 and 12 for me! Good win on the 100, you deserve it!

Must ask, do you think there’s been a change in the normal scratch card odds? For the past two weeks now I have literally not once escaped the bottom two prices!! Not once!

Hi Martin – I’ll check, but I think it’s the same (I finally got lucky there as well, this week!) 🙂

I’ve noticed the same, for the past few days at least– every single regular scratch card has been one or two bombs. Those were always the most frequent, but usually there was a decent number of clubs and the occasional bladed weapon.

As for Golden Scratch-R, I’ve bought 4 so far, and gotten 20, 9, 20, and 50 donuts, and got the limo that came with Respectable Moe, since (as I read here) it was going to become unavailable after Sunday. (And a Homer buddha, which yielded a bench…)

I’ve gotten the regular scratch card jackpot once, conveniently just when I needed enough to buy a building for a quest (I don’t remember which it was though).

I only purchased one of these and I won 100 donuts