|Posted: March 25, 2010, 8:12 pm - IP Logged|
Hello, I am new to this forum and want to get input from amateur scratch off'rs,
I only play $20 and $10 dollar scratch tickets ever since I got hooked from winning over $10,000 on a ticket last year.
I have noticed that the serial numbers on the lottery tickets may be the clue and this may be the reason why some (mostly store clerks or store owners) have won big amounts and also big winners can come back and win a second time. I have had a chance to look at a copy of $1 million dollar scratch off ticket in my state on the same game I won on and I was in shock when I saw it for the fact the serial number matched my winning ticket and not only did the serial number match but the ticket # matched also.
i.e my winning ticket had (this is a different number from the real one) 1062-09-14 and the winning $1 million ticket on the same game had 1062-09-14 (1062-09 (is serial number)-14 (is game #) in my state)
Serial numbers can go up from 00 to 91 (is the highest ive seen)
I have heard some states have made any ticket over $10,000 on all the same serial numbers (like 09) and the ticket number (14) so they know the ticket is not counterfiet or a mistake, and also my ticket and the $1 million copy I saw had a number 6 on the backside of the ticket next to the boarder I guess this is also for counterfiet purposes.
Anyone think this is could be??? I try not to play any scratch off unless the serial number is 10 or below. most are 40 and higher..
Best of luck everyone.. :)