|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.