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How lucky have you been with scratch offs?

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Posted: May 22, 2009, 10:53 am - IP Logged

The Highest amount I ever won was $500, but gave it all back by buying more scratch offs.  Still hoping for the big one.

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    Posted: May 22, 2009, 3:46 pm - IP Logged

    I think a lot of us may have fallen into that trap more than once. I like to call it reinvesting.

    $20 - $100 win I use to bounce around, ie buy other tickets from other slots.

    $500 I spend a chunk on something I want and *reinvest* a portion into more tickets.

    $1,000 that's a larger amount with more options. Still, some goes right back in.

    All these tickets are is entertainment. The shortest lived entertainment on the planet probably but

    it's a game with a chance to win something big. That chance is slim to almost none considering

    the amount of tickets printed but it's fun trying. I'm still waiting for the day I scratch a play area

    and it reveals 1Mill or 2Mill. Fat chance but with the randomness of the winner placement, they

    could be anywhere. Just takes stepping up at the right time at the right place.

    Good luck and find that big one.

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      Posted: May 22, 2009, 4:04 pm - IP Logged

      Scratch, scratch, scratch is what I do most and money goes to waste, waste, waste! (lol).  Yeah Im a scratcher the most I've ever won was $175. I did win $100 another time and $50 here and there but lately, blah, blah, blah. The more you scratch and don't win is the when you try your luck and spend more money trying to win.

      That's what happens to me.

      I hate going in a store and seeing big winning tickets are hung around the store and none of them are mine. Smile

      The only things in life that you regret are the risks that you didn't take.

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        Posted: May 23, 2009, 7:21 am - IP Logged

        scored $1000.00 on a $1 scratcher 2wks ago. gave most of it back

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          Posted: May 26, 2009, 4:58 pm - IP Logged

          These lotteries are a scam, it's a business and they prey on us vulnerable people because they know everyone wants to be rich.  Like someone said, it's so random that everyone has a chance, those big winners can be anywhere, but the odds are so slim its like you really don't have a chance, its like a catch 22.

           

          I'm doing everything I can to stop playing, but I want to be rich so bad, that I keep plunking down my cash and winning nothing.  The most i've won was $50 and that was 3yrs ago.  I've only won $15 this years but have spent hundreds.

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            Posted: May 28, 2009, 12:34 am - IP Logged

            These lotteries are a scam, it's a business and they prey on us vulnerable people because they know everyone wants to be rich.  Like someone said, it's so random that everyone has a chance, those big winners can be anywhere, but the odds are so slim its like you really don't have a chance, its like a catch 22.

             

            I'm doing everything I can to stop playing, but I want to be rich so bad, that I keep plunking down my cash and winning nothing.  The most i've won was $50 and that was 3yrs ago.  I've only won $15 this years but have spent hundreds.

            You certainly have a point. The odds for any big prize are slim. The winners are out there, it's

            just impossible to know where. Lotteries put a lot of effort into promoting these games. In PA

            we have Gus the Groundhog telling us to *Keep on Scratching* They advertise the latest tickets

            on TV after the daily number drawing and tell you how many prizes are out there and how big they

            are. On the tickets for daily games and night games they advertise the current jackpot amounts

            on the top of the ticket as a reminder to those who may have forgotten just how much money

            they can win if they only play. Only takes one ticket to win.....in no way means you or I are the

            ones that are going to get it.

            Games of chance are enticing. Addicting also. It's fun to play but not fun to go overboard.

            Someone I know NEVER wins. They are always cussing out the PA Lottery saying they are

            sending all their non-winning tickets to Lottery Headquarters. Maybe some people just don't

            get lucky. There is no skill involved in stepping up to a machine and purchasing the winner.

            Right place, right time.

            Try this experiment. Modestly mind you. If you buy one, pick the one you WOULDN'T play. See

            what that does.

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              Posted: May 29, 2009, 4:02 pm - IP Logged

              Unfortunately for me, the most I've ever won was $125 on a $2 ticket.  I've never hit a $500 or better winner.

              I do wish I could hit one, though.....it would be nice. Big Grin

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              A Millionaire Jumbo Bucks scratcher:  $20

              Airfare and hotel in March 2007 to see The Price Is Right before Bob Barker retired:  $600-something

              Winning something to get a trip to a district office:  Priceless Big Grin

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                Posted: May 30, 2009, 11:31 am - IP Logged

                    I have won $2500 three times, $1000 twice, $500 at least twenty-five times, and $100 probably more than 100 times. That 10K or better ticket is waiting for me.

                  Let the good times roll...

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                  Posted: May 31, 2009, 6:03 am - IP Logged

                  $1000.00 twice....$500.00 5 times and $250.00 once....My girlfriend hit a $5.00 ticket for a million less than a year ago

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                    Posted: May 31, 2009, 5:17 pm - IP Logged

                    i won $500 on a $2 ticket years ago.  i was down to the last scratch area and i had two 500's and i said to myself yeah right, like theres gonna be another 500, surprisingly there was.  i havent won anything since then really.

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                      Posted: May 31, 2009, 5:48 pm - IP Logged

                      last Nov. I won $500. on a $1.00 holiday and a couple days later won $500. on a $20.00 ticket. On the day I won  the second time I had been to the casino and won a couple hundred but put it back in machines. stopped on the way home and won on scratch off.that was the only time I won that much. have won $100. several times. but I usually buy more tickets.

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