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Which scratchers do you play?

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Which scratchers do you play?

$1 [ 8 ]  [9.64%]
$2 [ 12 ]  [14.46%]
$3 [ 4 ]  [4.82%]
$5 [ 17 ]  [20.48%]
$10 [ 8 ]  [9.64%]
$20 [ 1 ]  [1.20%]
$30 [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
It can range. [ 14 ]  [16.87%]
I don't play scratchers [ 13 ]  [15.66%]
Depends on odds and prizes. [ 6 ]  [7.23%]
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Posted: December 3, 2005, 6:10 pm - IP Logged

I rarely play anything costing less than $5.  The overall odds are too long.  The top prize needs to be at least $100,000 too.  If I'm not going to win, I might as well not win $500,000 instead of not winning $50,000 :)

There is a $20 game in Texas called the $2,000,000 Spectacular I usually play once a month.

As of July 9th there were 25 of 134 2nd tier $20,000 prizes left and 28 of 268 3rd tier $2,000 prizes left.

But 2 of the 3 $2,000,000 lump sum prizes are still out.  Have over 80% of the tickets been sold with 66% of the big prizes still out there?  If so, the odds of winning $2 million are better than 1 in 800,000.

Somehow, I have a feeling that someone lost a winning ticket.

 

It went to a certain auditor who suppressed uncomfortable information in his report.  Unfortunately, he's scared to cash it in now that the cameras are all pointed his way.

Jack

Can you, without placing yourself in any jeopardy, physical or otherwise, tell us how you know this?

I ask because I have seven (7) $2,000,000 Spectacular tickets, unscratched, in a bank safe deposit box in Austin.  They were purchased between February and June 2004.

Just wondering, but why do you have 7 unscratched tickets from 2004 in a safe-deposit box?

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    Posted: December 11, 2005, 3:22 am - IP Logged

    I like win for life here in CT which is $3 bucks and aces high is a $1.

    Also mega money $2 ticket

     

    You might want to rub those tickets. Scractch off tickets are retired after a year or when all tickets with grand prize are won they retire and sell out the last of the tickets and stop making them. Not sure if they do this in all states but, CT posts a message to people in stores to let them know this plus they have it on the web page for new arrivals and the one that are ending and the one that have ended

    I believe you only have 1 year from the date end of the ticket sales to turn them in..not sure if same in all states?
    Powerplayer

    Good luck to everyone!!!

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      Phoenix
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      Posted: December 11, 2005, 3:36 am - IP Logged

      IN AZ ON THE SCRATCHER TICKETS HAVE THE WINNING AMOUNT CODES IN THE SCRATCH AREA OF THE GAME EXAMPLES ARE FOR $2 WINNING TICKET IT WILL HAVE A SMALL T,W AND A O,FOR A 5 $ WINNER IT WILL HAVE A F,I, AND A V, TEN-T,E,&N AND FOR 304 T,R,Y( ?) FOR FOURTY ITS FTY FOR 50 ITS FFY AND A HUNDRED IS HUN. I MOSTLY PLAY 2.00 - 5.00 $ SCRATCHERS MYSELF, MY HUSBAND USUALLY BUYS 10.00 SCRATCHERS FOR US BUT I DON'T EVER WIN ON THOSE I ACTUALLY HAVE THE BEST LUCK ON THE $2.00 BINGO AND CROSSWORD. THE CROSSWORD AND BINGO WE HAVE NEVER STOP WE HAVE ALWAYS HAD THOSE GAMES ONCE IN A WHILE WE GET NEW SCRATCHERS BUT NOT OFTEN ENOUGH. I DO LIKE PLAYING THE POWERBALL THOUGH I HAVE NOT YET WON.

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        Phoenix
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        Posted: December 11, 2005, 3:40 am - IP Logged

        I like win for life here in CT which is $3 bucks and aces high is a $1.

        Also mega money $2 ticket

         

        You might want to rub those tickets. Scractch off tickets are retired after a year or when all tickets with grand prize are won they retire and sell out the last of the tickets and stop making them. Not sure if they do this in all states but, CT posts a message to people in stores to let them know this plus they have it on the web page for new arrivals and the one that are ending and the one that have ended

        I believe you only have 1 year from the date end of the ticket sales to turn them in..not sure if same in all states?
        Powerplayer

        I THINK IN AZ WE HAVE 1 YEAR ON THE POWERBALL BUT ON OUR SCRATHERS ITS LIKE 90 DAYS OR SOMETHING EVEN IF THE GAME IS STILL A GAME WE PLAY EACH "GAME"GOES FOR 3-6 MONTHS THEN IT ENDS THE ISSUE A NEW "GAME" AFTER THAT NOW ON THE BACK THEY SAY TICKET #-GAME # AND PACK #.


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          Posted: December 11, 2005, 3:43 pm - IP Logged

          I like win for life here in CT which is $3 bucks and aces high is a $1.

          Also mega money $2 ticket

           

          You might want to rub those tickets. Scractch off tickets are retired after a year or when all tickets with grand prize are won they retire and sell out the last of the tickets and stop making them. Not sure if they do this in all states but, CT posts a message to people in stores to let them know this plus they have it on the web page for new arrivals and the one that are ending and the one that have ended

          I believe you only have 1 year from the date end of the ticket sales to turn them in..not sure if same in all states?
          Powerplayer

          You like Lose for Life? Shame on you!


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            Posted: December 11, 2005, 4:33 pm - IP Logged

            I like win for life here in CT which is $3 bucks and aces high is a $1.

            Also mega money $2 ticket

             

            You might want to rub those tickets. Scractch off tickets are retired after a year or when all tickets with grand prize are won they retire and sell out the last of the tickets and stop making them. Not sure if they do this in all states but, CT posts a message to people in stores to let them know this plus they have it on the web page for new arrivals and the one that are ending and the one that have ended

            I believe you only have 1 year from the date end of the ticket sales to turn them in..not sure if same in all states?
            Powerplayer

            You like Lose for Life? Shame on you!

            In NY scratch tickets are valid for one year after the game ends as well.


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              Posted: December 12, 2005, 5:33 pm - IP Logged

              NY has Blazing 8's, which costs $5. The $888,888 top prize is paid in lump sum.

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                Posted: December 28, 2005, 10:40 pm - IP Logged

                My current favorite scratch off game is the  $ 200 Million spectacular here in GA.

                I know the top prize is annuity, but heck, I would take it......

                DD

                 

                                               

                              

                 

                 

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                  austin
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                  Posted: December 29, 2005, 2:09 pm - IP Logged

                  I look and see which scratch-off is returning the highest and play that.

                  I think the biggest mistake people make in playing is playing games where the top prizes are already claimed. 

                  The 2nd biggest mistake is playing multiple low-denomination tickets.  Return is almost always higher on a single high-denomination ticket.  There are very few scratch-offs under $5 that pay over 70% return and there are even a few $1 scratchoffs that are paying under 50%. 

                  My advice is based on Texas scratchoffs and is provided for entertainment value only.  please only gamble what you can afford to lose. 

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                    Posted: December 29, 2005, 3:19 pm - IP Logged

                    My current favorite scratch off game is the  $ 200 Million spectacular here in GA.

                    I know the top prize is annuity, but heck, I would take it......

                    DD

                    If you're going to play a $10 ticket go for the Jumbo Jumbo Bucks!  The odds of winning are 1:2.5 and top prize is $500,000 cash.  The odds to $200 Million Spec are 1:3.3.  I really love the Jumbo Jumbo tickets...  And Giant Jumbo for that matter. 

                    How are you going to win if you don't play?

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                      Posted: January 7, 2006, 7:02 pm - IP Logged

                      i didnt know they had 30$ scratch offs out there.highest ive seen in mn is 15$iwas wondering if anyone knows where you can find out how many tickets there is in a certain game.ive looked for that info for minnesotas scratch offs<OR THERE REAL NAME TAXS OFFS>but i cant find any

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                        Posted: January 23, 2006, 11:06 pm - IP Logged

                        I hate to admit it but I love scratchers.

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                          Posted: January 24, 2006, 2:48 am - IP Logged

                          You shouldn't be ashamed of enjoying a scratch off or two.  You have a good shot of winning atleast a small prize.  Don't get me wrong I like PB and Pick 3 just as much as the next person...  But instant tickets are my favorite by far.  Nothing like matching a winning number and thinking for a split second that this could be the one...  (Then of course you find out you only won a ticket)

                          How are you going to win if you don't play?

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                            Posted: February 12, 2006, 9:40 am - IP Logged

                            I don't often play scratch-offs, but once in a while I play them on a whim. I don't care to throw a lot of money at them, but I do like to win, so I've found my best luck has been with the $2 tickets.

                            Most recently, I've played the Hoosier Lottery's Bonus Roulette game. It's a $2 game based on roulette numbers. The player gets ten numbers to try to match two winning numbers. There's also a bonus number that gives the player a shot at winning all ten prizes associated with his ten numbers if any of his numbers matches that bonus number. I did just that the very first time I played this game and I won $20. I've played one time since then and won $4 more.

                            The overall odds of Bonus Roulette are 1:4.57 and I've won back $24 on my $4 outlay, so I guess I'm a little ahead of the game. I might take another shot at it today when I cross the bridge for some Hoosier Lotto tickets.

                            I've also had a little luck with the Kentucky Lottery's Life in the Cash Lane $2 scratch-off game. Has anyone else had any experience with either of these two scratchers?

                            Good luck,

                            aye'

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                              Posted: February 13, 2006, 8:31 am - IP Logged

                              tnplayer have you heard what the new scratch offs might be that are coming next?