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Replay/2nd chance drawings for scratchers

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Posted: August 29, 2012, 1:23 pm - IP Logged

California has 2nd chance drawings for scratchers. For example, with a scratcher game with the top prize of $100,000, they'll have a drawing for an identical prize. All you have to do to enter is input the unique code from your losing scratcher

Do other states have these as well? Anyone here ever win or know someone who's won a second chance drawing?


Also, what do you guys think of taking losing tickets out of the trash and using them to enter these drawings? My local grocery store has a lotto ticket/scratcher vending machine and there's a trash can right next to it which contains almost exclusively losing tickets/scratchers. Sometimes people just leave their losing scratchers on a table or something, and I'll take those no question lol. I think I might be a little self conscious about reaching into the trash though lol. It's a pretty busy store and it's right by the entrance

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    Posted: August 29, 2012, 2:29 pm - IP Logged

    California has 2nd chance drawings for scratchers. For example, with a scratcher game with the top prize of $100,000, they'll have a drawing for an identical prize. All you have to do to enter is input the unique code from your losing scratcher

    Do other states have these as well? Anyone here ever win or know someone who's won a second chance drawing?


    Also, what do you guys think of taking losing tickets out of the trash and using them to enter these drawings? My local grocery store has a lotto ticket/scratcher vending machine and there's a trash can right next to it which contains almost exclusively losing tickets/scratchers. Sometimes people just leave their losing scratchers on a table or something, and I'll take those no question lol. I think I might be a little self conscious about reaching into the trash though lol. It's a pretty busy store and it's right by the entrance

    Florida has 2nd chance drawings from time to time, and I myself have taken tickets from the waste can in order to enter them! Ha!  But I didn't win, so I'm not dumpster diving anymore!!!

     

    Honestly though, there are some regular guys on here who have entered COUNTLESS tickets into these 2nd chance drawings without winning anything. My take on it is that the Lotter Commission knows that a second chance drawing is a psychological advantage because they get to put out so many duds, but we the players don't really register it as a complete loss because we "think" we still have a shot at winning. For me, 2nd chance drawings only allow the lottery to issue more and more losing tickets while the players think that we have an extra opportunity. It's like putting the spoiled fruit out for half price.

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      Posted: August 29, 2012, 6:38 pm - IP Logged

      Ive never won anything from 2nd chance games and I had TONS of entress when Heat and Magics tickets were out. several people won 5-6 times each in a drawing, crazy !!! Those particulars scratchers have worse odds then regular games so now I avoid them.

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        Posted: August 30, 2012, 12:38 am - IP Logged

        I won 10,000 in a second chance drawing about 2 years ago.

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          Posted: August 30, 2012, 11:39 pm - IP Logged

          I enter them as I get them. Just entered 40 of them. I found one two weeks ago for 6.00 that someone disgarded and didn't scan properly. May be only 6.00 but I discovered it while entering replay scratchers during commercials. People don't have computers or want to take the time to do them. I get them together and enter them while watching the news. Keeps my fingers loose and one day I might hit one larger than 6.00.

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            Posted: September 10, 2012, 10:12 pm - IP Logged

            I won a second chance drawing last year here in IL. but that was before they allowed you to enter online. before the 2nd chance draw was strictly via mail and they would pull your name out of a drum. now i wonder how the winner is chosen because i guess by law they still allow mail in entries as well as the on-line entry. i wonder if they take those mail in and put those numbers into a computer database with the other entries.

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              Posted: September 11, 2012, 5:45 pm - IP Logged

              Ive never won anything from 2nd chance games and I had TONS of entress when Heat and Magics tickets were out. several people won 5-6 times each in a drawing, crazy !!! Those particulars scratchers have worse odds then regular games so now I avoid them.

              I agree James.

              What most people forget is that the 2nd chance winning money is also created from that ticket sale.

              So, it is less payout on the scratch tickets to pay for the second game.

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