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Which method of playing scratch-off tickets do you prefer?

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Which method of playing scratch-off tickets do you prefer?

Match Your Numbers to Winning Numbers [ 10 ]  [41.67%]
Match 3 like symbols [ 1 ]  [4.17%]
Match 3 like prizes [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Uncover one winning symbol/number [ 6 ]  [25.00%]
Crosswords [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Bingo [ 1 ]  [4.17%]
Poker or other card games [ 4 ]  [16.67%]
Puzzle [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Other methods not mentioned [ 2 ]  [8.33%]
No preference [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
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Posted: July 31, 2011, 12:23 am - IP Logged

Examples:

Match Your Numbers to Winning Numbers: CA Set for Life

Match 3 like symbols: CA Red Hot 7

Match 3 like prizes: CA MOOlah

Uncover one winning symbol/number: CA Wild 10

Crosswords: CA Tripling Crosswords

Bingo: CA Bingo Times 5

Poker or other card games: CA Kings and Queens

Puzzle: CA Bedazzled

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    Posted: July 31, 2011, 12:27 am - IP Logged

    I do like to play different scratchers, but I chose #1 overall..

    My favorites are the WINNING ones tho..lol..

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      Posted: July 31, 2011, 4:12 am - IP Logged

      I chose Poker and card games. I have good luck on these but unfortunatly they have become almost a defunct style in florida. 

      Second choice would be the "7s" games. You win if you either get a black 7 or red 7 ( double ). And 1 quick line to scratch and you never overlook anything.

      The number match games would be third. Bingo and Crossword or games like Treasure Hunter can also be fun if you get off to a good start, but become tedious when you are scratching 20 tickets at a time.

      I hate the symbol matching and 3 like amounts games. So easy to overlook the first and the second you feel like you have no chance.....

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        Posted: July 31, 2011, 4:33 pm - IP Logged

        I prefer simple and quick, just one spot to scratch.

        Spare me the psychological tricks they build into the games, I just want a straight up or down result and the amount. The result is set once you buy the ticket, so the ability to "play" a game is misleading, unlike casino games where your play actually does determine the outcome.

        I wish the scratchers were all just one small size, like the $1 tickets, and just one spot to scratch. None of this matching confusing symbols, in some games they are good, others they mean nothing. Or having to match 4 numbers, or 8 numbers in other states, that is just needless work and more dirty scratch dust. And forget about the extended play games like crossword, I just never play those at all.

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          Posted: July 31, 2011, 4:45 pm - IP Logged

          I prefer simple and quick, just one spot to scratch.

          Spare me the psychological tricks they build into the games, I just want a straight up or down result and the amount. The result is set once you buy the ticket, so the ability to "play" a game is misleading, unlike casino games where your play actually does determine the outcome.

          I wish the scratchers were all just one small size, like the $1 tickets, and just one spot to scratch. None of this matching confusing symbols, in some games they are good, others they mean nothing. Or having to match 4 numbers, or 8 numbers in other states, that is just needless work and more dirty scratch dust. And forget about the extended play games like crossword, I just never play those at all.

          I agree Jon. I didnt mind when PA had the cheat codes. Then the game could be super confusing, but I would at least know if I won. Now I prefer the simple games.The ones where you match 8's or 7's are straight forward. I think the other games are there to trick you into thinking you lost or play with your mind and make you think you won.

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            Posted: July 31, 2011, 8:45 pm - IP Logged

            I prefer simple and quick, just one spot to scratch.

            Spare me the psychological tricks they build into the games, I just want a straight up or down result and the amount. The result is set once you buy the ticket, so the ability to "play" a game is misleading, unlike casino games where your play actually does determine the outcome.

            I wish the scratchers were all just one small size, like the $1 tickets, and just one spot to scratch. None of this matching confusing symbols, in some games they are good, others they mean nothing. Or having to match 4 numbers, or 8 numbers in other states, that is just needless work and more dirty scratch dust. And forget about the extended play games like crossword, I just never play those at all.

            I prefer simple and quick, just one spot to scratch.


            But then you will be disappointed too soon. When play a scratch off ticket with matching numbers, I prefer to scratch "Your Numbers" first, then "Winning Numbers" and if there is a match, I scratch the prize. That way it would create more excitement, the play will last longer and the negative psychological effect of buying a losing ticket would be less.

            And forget about the extended play games like crossword, I just never play those at all.

            I agree with you that crossword is a hassle to play, but in California where we both live, crossword has the highest chance of winning a cash, about 1 in 4.17 and they only cost $3. The next one is 1 in 4.99, the Red Hot 7, but they cost $5. All other games have 1 in 5.04 or higher.

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              Posted: July 31, 2011, 8:52 pm - IP Logged

              I prefer simple and quick, just one spot to scratch.


              But then you will be disappointed too soon. When play a scratch off ticket with matching numbers, I prefer to scratch "Your Numbers" first, then "Winning Numbers" and if there is a match, I scratch the prize. That way it would create more excitement, the play will last longer and the negative psychological effect of buying a losing ticket would be less.

              And forget about the extended play games like crossword, I just never play those at all.

              I agree with you that crossword is a hassle to play, but in California where we both live, crossword has the highest chance of winning a cash, about 1 in 4.17 and they only cost $3. The next one is 1 in 4.99, the Red Hot 7, but they cost $5. All other games have 1 in 5.04 or higher.

              I play the same way. i scratch my #'s to see if I have multiples or symbols. Then I scratch the winning to see if I hit. to me it plays the best that way.

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                Posted: July 31, 2011, 9:40 pm - IP Logged

                I play the same way. i scratch my #'s to see if I have multiples or symbols. Then I scratch the winning to see if I hit. to me it plays the best that way.

                I do the same. but i know someone who does this plus scratch the code and if they dont see matching numbers or its a losing code they just toss the ticket. very dumb thing to do. i always double check those tickets when i find them lying around.

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                  Posted: August 1, 2011, 2:41 pm - IP Logged

                  I  picked match your number to the winning number.. A close 2nd would be the poker games...

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                    Posted: August 1, 2011, 8:34 pm - IP Logged

                    I prefer a ticket where I am just looking for a symbol, it makes it much easier to avoid missing a number on a traditional ticket and throwing away a winner.

                     

                    Especially with $10 and $20 number match tickets. Sometimes all the numbers begin to mess with your mind a little.

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                      Posted: August 2, 2011, 8:05 pm - IP Logged

                      In Illinois we have some instant tickets where they display various coins and they have to add over $1.00 to win the prize shown. Those are pretty fun...

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                        Posted: August 3, 2011, 9:00 am - IP Logged

                        I do like to play different scratchers, but I chose #1 overall..

                        My favorites are the WINNING ones tho..lol..

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                          Posted: August 3, 2011, 10:17 am - IP Logged

                          The Theme of the Game and the Prizes Offered!

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                            Posted: August 4, 2011, 2:48 pm - IP Logged

                            I chose uncover one winning symbol or number....In PA our tickets have special symbols that are mixed in with the match the actual number part

                            of the play. If you uncover a symbol, it usually has an added bonus but sometimes it's just like matching a number...you win what's below it.

                            I LOVE symbols and that's a game in itself finding different ones for different games. I have a mental checklist of the ones I've found already and

                            the ones I need. Of course, the Millionaire symbol might be a tough one to find...but that won't stop me from trying.

                            GOOD LUCK TODAY EVERYONE!!

                             

                            Oh...edit: Our $5 Monopoly game uses only symbols and no numbers...I don't really care for a game that just uses symbols but it is nice to find

                            a couple or a few top-hats or a moneybag...I prefer numbers and symbols.

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                              Posted: August 4, 2011, 5:45 pm - IP Logged

                              This iz an interesting topic... My review on each:

                               

                              Match Your Numbers to Winning Numbers: Even though I play these a lot, they're really boring when it comes to new games, especially in New York. I feel that most $2, $5, and $10 tickets all have this theme...

                              Match 3 like symbols: Symbols are always catchy, when I see 'em; like 'em a lot!

                              Match 3 like prizes: Kinda boring 'cause you know what you win; it's not like a surprise...

                              Uncover one winning symbol/number: These are fun, especially when you find a symbol.

                              Crosswords: One of my favorites for a while now... I usually get a feeling of winning when I scratch these, even though most of tha time, it's always close.

                              Bingo: Always been a fan... Better odds than usual tickets but I feel that I should win on these more often...

                              Poker or other card games: I voted for this type 'cause I've always been a fan of card games (and still am). It adds that addiction part to scratch-offs for me. ;)

                              Puzzle: Definitely entertaining; different themes and all that good stuff. I remember when New York had tha $2 Sudoku scratch-off; I'd spend 45 minutes playing one ticket, lol!