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scratching the barcode first?

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Posted: April 4, 2010, 1:27 am - IP Logged

I see alot of people only scratch of to see what the letter spell out.  I think the nylottery knows that because, a store put up a winning loose change ticket in the window for $500.00 and it didn't spellFVH,  it had some different letters.  They started to change the lettering on some of the tickets.  I TOLD A SOME PEOPLE TO MAKE SURE U CHECK THE WHOLE TICKET BECAUSE THEY ARE THROWING AWAY WINNERS. IF THE WINNING TICKETS ARE SOLD AND NOT BEING CASHED IN  THEN THEY KNOW THEY AREN'T READING THE TICKETS COMPLETELY.

 

TWO = TWO

THREE = THR

FOUR = FOR

FIVE = FIV

 

    Dead_Aim's avatar - canstock2002989

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    Posted: April 4, 2010, 1:41 am - IP Logged

    I see alot of people only scratch of to see what the letter spell out.  I think the nylottery knows that because, a store put up a winning loose change ticket in the window for $500.00 and it didn't spellFVH,  it had some different letters.  They started to change the lettering on some of the tickets.  I TOLD A SOME PEOPLE TO MAKE SURE U CHECK THE WHOLE TICKET BECAUSE THEY ARE THROWING AWAY WINNERS. IF THE WINNING TICKETS ARE SOLD AND NOT BEING CASHED IN  THEN THEY KNOW THEY AREN'T READING THE TICKETS COMPLETELY.

     

    TWO = TWO

    THREE = THR

    FOUR = FOR

    FIVE = FIV

     

    That is true, for small prizes the letters do spell out the prizes won.

    On the larger prizes the code looks like it is random again.

    If people are going by the 3 letter codes only, then they are making a serious mistake.

    Don't Chase... Compare and Narrow

    The Cheaper the Cost the Higher the Profit

    Many Winners to You.

    D_A

      konane's avatar - wallace
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      Posted: April 4, 2010, 9:22 am - IP Logged

      Wonder if sctatching the barcode only was why this ticket ended up in the trash?  

      Man Picks $1 Million Lottery Ticket Out Of Trash

      http://www.lotterypost.com/news/121277/461425?q=store+trash&tab=nw&rp=search

      Good luck to everyone!

        Pogo's avatar - wfl
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        Posted: April 4, 2010, 9:36 am - IP Logged

        In NC they don't use readable rify codes,so you can't verify if you have a winning ticket or not. They learned their lesson in VA - GTech originally... People would scratch a ticke, think they didn't win, then look at the code and it would say like TWF = $25. So, when it came to setting up NC they changed all that so the people would throw away more winnings tickets & more money would eventually go into the general fund for the state. Watch yourselves out there. God Bless & Happy Easter - Pogo

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          Posted: April 15, 2010, 10:47 am - IP Logged

          I was behind a lady today who would not buy a scratch ticket until she saw the back of it

          something about lines on it?    anyone heard of that ???     seemed like she looked under the bar code

          on the back of the ticket..............

          If you look on the back bottom corners of the lottery ticket, occassionally they have lines on them. Lots of people believe it means that the ticket is a winner, but in reality, it isn't always the case.

            Jani Norman's avatar - fiftyways
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            Posted: April 15, 2010, 10:54 am - IP Logged

            I see alot of people only scratch of to see what the letter spell out.  I think the nylottery knows that because, a store put up a winning loose change ticket in the window for $500.00 and it didn't spellFVH,  it had some different letters.  They started to change the lettering on some of the tickets.  I TOLD A SOME PEOPLE TO MAKE SURE U CHECK THE WHOLE TICKET BECAUSE THEY ARE THROWING AWAY WINNERS. IF THE WINNING TICKETS ARE SOLD AND NOT BEING CASHED IN  THEN THEY KNOW THEY AREN'T READING THE TICKETS COMPLETELY.

             

            TWO = TWO

            THREE = THR

            FOUR = FOR

            FIVE = FIV

             

            TWENTY = TWN

            FIVE HUNDRED = FUN

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            "I am what I am by the grace of God."

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              wildspecks's avatar - Yavill
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              Posted: April 16, 2010, 1:41 pm - IP Logged

              That's why I always sign the back of my tickets.  Plus, I check them on the NCEL website before I turn them in.

                Tenaj's avatar - michellea
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                Posted: April 16, 2010, 1:44 pm - IP Logged

                SmileyThat man that found a million dollar scratch off in the trash, the person had only scratched the barcode.

                takeemtothebank