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Should states stop giving out free tickets as a prize?

Yes. I'd rather win actual money. [ 19 ]  [67.86%]
No. I like to get a free crack at a bigger prize. [ 9 ]  [32.14%]
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Posted: February 12, 2005, 2:43 am - IP Logged

There are still some states that give out free tickets as prizes on instant games, and I'm getting pretty sick of winning a free ticket instead of breaking even. I feel it is a form of communism when I buy an instant ticket, scratch it off, and find out that instead of winning money, i won a free ticket, and I do not have the option of taking the cash. I have to take another ticket (It does not have to be of the same game), but there are times in which I would rather take the cash and run instead of getting another ticket and losing. I'm aware that there are people who will just put their winnings back into the lottery, and I know quite a few, but tere are times in which I would rather not take a free ticket. Also, I'm sure that there are people who play the lottery as a form of income (It can be done if you really know how to play.), and do not want a bunch of free tickets, now do they?

I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.


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    Posted: February 12, 2005, 9:44 am - IP Logged

    Dr:

    Then would you also consider annuity-only prizes as communism?

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      Posted: February 12, 2005, 11:40 am - IP Logged

      DrEw if you don't like the format of the scratcher why bother to play knowing that you stand a better chance of getting a free ticket instead of an actual cash prize. having been a lottery sales person i would think you'd know better.

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        Posted: February 12, 2005, 3:38 pm - IP Logged

        PA really doesn't offer free tickets anymore. they do with one or two games, but that's really it.



        When i came to OU, almost all of the $1 tickets offered a free ticket instead of $1 or more, and i hated constantly winning free tickets instead of cash. there are some states that still do offer free tickets as prizes.



        CASH Only: I do not consider anuity-only prizes as communism because there is a loophole around that. There are people who will buy out the rest of the annuity in cash.

        I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.

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          Posted: February 12, 2005, 9:38 pm - IP Logged

          Oregon does that on megabucks if you get 3 numbers and you don't pay for the kicker option you get a free ticket.  They also do it on some of their scratch tickets like the "win for life" tickets.  I would like to have my dollar back then get a free ticket because I have never won off of a free ticket. 


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            Posted: February 13, 2005, 1:15 pm - IP Logged

            EW:

            If you sell the annuity, you don't get the full cash value of the remaining payments.

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              Posted: February 13, 2005, 3:36 pm - IP Logged

              Hey a free ticket in a GA scratch off can be redeemed for cash so it is real money.



              Hold your free tickets and use them to buy tickets for a big jackpot game if that's the way your state lottery operates.



              Considering how much money the lottery takes in, I'm always happy to get anything back from them!

              Good luck to everyone!

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                Posted: February 14, 2005, 1:38 am - IP Logged

                unfortunately, other states do not do it like GA does, so free online tickets can only be redeemed for that game, and free instant tickets can be redeemed for a ticket of the same value.

                I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.

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                  Posted: March 5, 2005, 6:36 am - IP Logged

                  depending on the clerk i can sometimes but not always exchange a free ticket for cash......

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                    Posted: March 5, 2005, 6:03 pm - IP Logged

                    it's nice that the lotteries are starting to stop offering free tickets as prizes.

                    I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.

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                      Posted: March 9, 2005, 4:58 am - IP Logged

                      VA doesn't have the free ticket prize anymore thank god.

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                        Posted: March 9, 2005, 7:56 pm - IP Logged

                        I don't mind free tickets. I don't play to win, I play to play. So a free ticket just means even more fun.

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                          Posted: March 19, 2005, 12:09 am - IP Logged

                          that's fine for you, but there are people who play to win money.

                          I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.

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                            Posted: April 4, 2005, 8:11 pm - IP Logged

                            Quote: Originally posted by DoctorEw220 on February 12, 2005




                            There are still some states that give out free tickets as prizes on instant games, and I'm getting pretty sick of winning a free ticket instead of breaking even. I feel it is a form of communism when I buy an instant ticket, scratch it off, and find out that instead of winning money, i won a free ticket, and I do not have the option of taking the cash.

                            , but tere are times in which I would rather not take a free ticket.





                             They simply wanna keep you in the game; as if they don't make enough money.

                            PS. This is the scratch section, but my input is directed mostly at NY's Take Five.

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                              Posted: April 5, 2005, 2:27 am - IP Logged

                              at least NY's take 5 pays a higher top prize than the instants do at that price. i've played that instant game before, and won a free take 5 ticket. i will admit that it is fun to see if my ticket really paid off.

                              I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.