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Posted: May 27, 2006, 10:25 am - IP Logged

What is your favorite state to buy scratch-offs? I'll put my money (no pun intended :-p) with New York. Large variety and large prizes compared to bordering states. I have not one any of the larger prizes, but I have had luck winning some medium sized prizes. Pennsylvania also has a good variety for the value of the dollar.

In the states I've been to, I have to give the thumbs down to Delaware. The top prizes are few and most prizes are break-evens. The $20 ticket they sell has been on sale forever, and the top prize of $50k is still lingering, meaning they are very slow sellers.


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    NY (and MA) are actually two of the WORST scratcher states because of the numerous annuity-only and Debt-for-Life-type games. PA's million-dollar games are truly so (lump sum) although their "life" tickets (and Unlucky for Life) _do_not_ have cash options.

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        NY (and MA) are actually two of the WORST scratcher states because of the numerous annuity-only and Debt-for-Life-type games. PA's million-dollar games are truly so (lump sum) although their "life" tickets (and Unlucky for Life) _do_not_ have cash options.

        NY's large amount of annuity scratch games contribute to why I consider it the best state. I like annuity prizes because of being able to get money over a longer period of time. If anything, NY's problem is because of the size and population of the state, it is difficult to win the jackpot prizes because of the sheer number of tickets that have to be printed just to keep the stores stocked.


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          NY (and MA) are actually two of the WORST scratcher states because of the numerous annuity-only and Debt-for-Life-type games. PA's million-dollar games are truly so (lump sum) although their "life" tickets (and Unlucky for Life) _do_not_ have cash options.

          NY's large amount of annuity scratch games contribute to why I consider it the best state. I like annuity prizes because of being able to get money over a longer period of time. If anything, NY's problem is because of the size and population of the state, it is difficult to win the jackpot prizes because of the sheer number of tickets that have to be printed just to keep the stores stocked.

          You DON'T get it. NY's annuity scratches and four versions of Debt for Life do NOT have cash options. NY may be the worst scratcher state except for North Carolina. BTW I _live_ in NY state. The ONE good scratcher in NY is Instant Take Five.

          You probably are not better off hitting Powerball.

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            Posted: May 27, 2006, 4:09 pm - IP Logged

            NY (and MA) are actually two of the WORST scratcher states because of the numerous annuity-only and Debt-for-Life-type games. PA's million-dollar games are truly so (lump sum) although their "life" tickets (and Unlucky for Life) _do_not_ have cash options.

            NY's large amount of annuity scratch games contribute to why I consider it the best state. I like annuity prizes because of being able to get money over a longer period of time. If anything, NY's problem is because of the size and population of the state, it is difficult to win the jackpot prizes because of the sheer number of tickets that have to be printed just to keep the stores stocked.

            You DON'T get it. NY's annuity scratches and four versions of Debt for Life do NOT have cash options. NY may be the worst scratcher state except for North Carolina. BTW I _live_ in NY state. The ONE good scratcher in NY is Instant Take Five.

            You probably are not better off hitting Powerball.

            "NY's annuity scratches and four versions of Debt for Life do NOT have cash options."

            So what?

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              CASH, not everyone thinks the cash option is the best option for them. Why not let others decide what is best for themselves. I prefer the cash option myself, but I don't feel the need to harass others into doing what I would do. Everyone knows that you think cash is best option. How many times are you constantly going to go over this fact. You've been doing this for years now.


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                CASH, not everyone thinks the cash option is the best option for them. Why not let others decide what is best for themselves. I prefer the cash option myself, but I don't feel the need to harass others into doing what I would do. Everyone knows that you think cash is best option. How many times are you constantly going to go over this fact. You've been doing this for years now.

                The point I'm trying to make is that some games STILL do not have cash options, that they should be boycotted so that all games allow winners to collect in lump sum. Those who prefer annuity would not be affected. Hence the handle "CASH Only".

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                  Posted: May 27, 2006, 4:34 pm - IP Logged

                  I have NO intentions WHATSOEVER to boycott games that do not have a cash option. I will continue to buy them. Period.


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                    I have NO intentions WHATSOEVER to boycott games that do not have a cash option. I will continue to buy them. Period.

                    Then don't expect to win. Period.

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                      Posted: May 27, 2006, 4:47 pm - IP Logged

                      Since this arguement has gone in circles...

                       Back to the original topic: What's your favorite state to buy scratch-offs?

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                        NY (and MA) are actually two of the WORST scratcher states because of the numerous annuity-only and Debt-for-Life-type games. PA's million-dollar games are truly so (lump sum) although their "life" tickets (and Unlucky for Life) _do_not_ have cash options.

                        I agree completely. New York tickets suck! I like SC.

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                          Posted: May 27, 2006, 5:47 pm - IP Logged

                          I haven't had too much experience with tickets. So I can't really say what my favorites are. I've played Washington, Idaho, Oregon scratch-offs and I guess they seem about the same to me. I really don't play them that often.

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                            Posted: May 27, 2006, 8:28 pm - IP Logged

                            Don't most of the states get their game from Gtech?  I think all the games look pretty similar.

                            Texas has the Set for Life which is $5,000,000 over 20 years.

                            Monthly Bonus - 10,000/ month for 20 years, Weekly Cash - 1000/wk for 20 years, and Top Prize $500,000 which is $50,000/yr for 10 years.  They have instant win games of $3,000,000, $2,000,000 and several $1,000,000 dollar games.

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                              Posted: May 30, 2006, 7:14 pm - IP Logged

                              I wouldn't call it the best scratch-off state, but Mass. has the highest payout I've seen yet. They range from 69%-80%!

                              Allow me to repeat that : 69% to 80%!

                              Can you think of another state that pays 80%? 

                              Source : Massachusetts Lottery Info Pack

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