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Watch out for "vultures"

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Posted: April 22, 2008, 9:32 pm - IP Logged

Anybody that has bought scratch-offs has probably fell prey to these ugly varmints. They just "circle around and then swoop in to feed at the most opportune time". They will watch while you do all the work and then zoom in as soon as you turn your back. If you and possibly the person before you bought "x" amount of tickets and there were no good winners, these <snip>s will make a beeline to the counter to buy tickets from the same roll. I have been prey to these scavengers. and so have you whether you know it or not. I have seen these varmints walk away with up to $500 by simply buying that next ticket.

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    Posted: April 22, 2008, 9:55 pm - IP Logged

    LOL @ "<snip>s" ROFL

    Seriously, if you're not going to adopt their tactics, what can you do other than buy more of those tickets? Or maybe not scratch them right away, and not telegraph how your luck went? Come back later and cash your winners or go home and trash your losers.

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      Posted: April 22, 2008, 11:29 pm - IP Logged

      LOL @ "<snip>s" ROFL

      Seriously, if you're not going to adopt their tactics, what can you do other than buy more of those tickets? Or maybe not scratch them right away, and not telegraph how your luck went? Come back later and cash your winners or go home and trash your losers.

      Very good advice. 

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        Posted: April 22, 2008, 11:42 pm - IP Logged

        I never scratch my tickets at the store. I always wait till I get home.

        "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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          Posted: April 23, 2008, 12:23 am - IP Logged

          I trust you wrote your comment tongue-in-cheek.  In case you're not kidding, if you go to a casino and play a slot machine for 4 hours and then walk away, there is no rule of ethics that says the next person can't win on the first try.  That's why it's called gambling. 

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            Posted: April 23, 2008, 6:05 am - IP Logged

            Yes it is gambling. But it is like playing poker and the guy next to you always gets to see everyone elses cards before he bets. Adopt their tactics? I would rather lose honestly than win dishonestly.

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              Posted: April 23, 2008, 9:05 am - IP Logged

              Anybody that has bought scratch-offs has probably fell prey to these ugly varmints. They just "circle around and then swoop in to feed at the most opportune time". They will watch while you do all the work and then zoom in as soon as you turn your back. If you and possibly the person before you bought "x" amount of tickets and there were no good winners, these <snip>s will make a beeline to the counter to buy tickets from the same roll. I have been prey to these scavengers. and so have you whether you know it or not. I have seen these varmints walk away with up to $500 by simply buying that next ticket.

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              In the Scratch-Off World: It's called Playing Advantage: Playing the Game without actually Buying the Tickets!

              So how do you Combat Playing Advantage: Change Your Playing Tactics!

              A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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                Posted: April 23, 2008, 1:40 pm - IP Logged

                Uh, not trying to be ugly here, but isn't that kinda like saying that the guy who wins the Powerball jackpot is cheating because he waited for all of US to buy up the losing tickets first? LOL

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                  Posted: April 24, 2008, 8:41 am - IP Logged

                  Uh, not trying to be ugly here, but isn't that kinda like saying that the guy who wins the Powerball jackpot is cheating because he waited for all of US to buy up the losing tickets first? LOL

                  A few jackpot winners have thanked the losers during their press conference. LOL

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                    Posted: April 28, 2008, 9:46 pm - IP Logged

                    Uh, not trying to be ugly here, but isn't that kinda like saying that the guy who wins the Powerball jackpot is cheating because he waited for all of US to buy up the losing tickets first? LOL

                    Heh Heh Heh ... You can't compare apples to oranges. If I knew that a lottery machine was going to spit out a ticket that at least doubles my wager within the next 30, I would be the one thanking the losers.

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                      Posted: April 28, 2008, 9:52 pm - IP Logged

                      Heh Heh Heh ... You can't compare apples to oranges. If I knew that a lottery machine was going to spit out a ticket that at least doubles my wager within the next 30, I would be the one thanking the losers.

                      Oh yeah, I won over $1500 today on $10 scratch tickets. Spent $300. Thanks.

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                        Posted: April 28, 2008, 10:12 pm - IP Logged

                        I never scratch my tickets at the store. I always wait till I get home.

                        me either! I like to sit down with a fresh cup of coffee and scratch mine.

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                          Heh Heh Heh ... You can't compare apples to oranges. If I knew that a lottery machine was going to spit out a ticket that at least doubles my wager within the next 30, I would be the one thanking the losers.

                          This post contradicts your opening post lamenting about "vultures".

                          New England proverb:

                          If you want to see a person's true character, watch how they react when they lose money.

                          Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                          Lep

                          There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                            Posted: May 4, 2008, 9:42 pm - IP Logged

                            This post contradicts your opening post lamenting about "vultures".

                            New England proverb:

                            If you want to see a person's true character, watch how they react when they lose money.

                            Not so coin toss. I do my homework. I scout out the other team(lottery). I know what their plays are and how often they run them. If you think you're going to win the game by flipping coins or Lady Luck you might as well stay home. Oh yeah...I hit a $2500 win on $10 scratcher yesterday. Spent $120. Nice profit!

                              Let the good times roll...

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                              Posted: May 4, 2008, 10:06 pm - IP Logged

                              Old southern saying : If you want to run with the big dogs...you gotta get off the porch.

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