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Don't Rely Only On the Three Letter Codes

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duckman's avatar - ducklogodrake64x64
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Posted: October 19, 2005, 4:35 pm - IP Logged

In many states, the three letter codes in the play area of scratch tickets are only to help ticket retailers confirm lower prize amounts (usually $599 and less).

On larger prizes over $599 where you have to go to a lottery office for payout, the letters are meaningless. I have seen a few big winners here in Florida posted at a regional lottery office, some with the code " NVF " which is also a non-winning code used frequently on $599 and lower prizes.

Do not go by the three letter codes because a seemingly meaningless code could mean a big winner.

    duckman's avatar - ducklogodrake64x64
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    Posted: October 20, 2005, 2:37 pm - IP Logged

    oops! The three letter code mentioned above is not " NVF " ... it should have been " NVW "

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      Posted: October 23, 2005, 7:10 pm - IP Logged

      Here in PA, they simply put the prize won in the code. They put each digit in perentheses like this:

      345(1)4583(0)3671 would be a $10 win.

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        Rolling's avatar - pacman
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        Posted: October 25, 2005, 2:48 pm - IP Logged

        Here in NY, the 3-letter codes I've seen are:

        O-N-E : $1

        T-W-O : $2

        T-H-R : $3

        F-O-R : $4

        F-I-V : $5

        S-I-X : $6

        S-E-V : $7

        E-G-T : $8

        N-I-N : $9

        T-E-N : $10

        F-T-N : $15

        S-V-T : $17

        T-W-N : $20

        Z-M-F : $25

        N-A-Z : $30

        Z-A-P : $40

        F-T-Y : $50

        H-U-N : $100

        F-V-H : $500

        Anything above $500 would show a losing 3-letter combination...there is a specic set of these codes that often repeat in a book of tickets.