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Do you use Instants(Scratch off) Machines?

Yes [ 92 ]  [80.00%]
No [ 14 ]  [12.17%]
None in my area. [ 9 ]  [7.83%]
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ONEDAY's avatar - DiscoBallGlowing
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Posted: July 6, 2010, 6:56 pm - IP Logged

Hello!

I live in Ohio, and just about every supermarket has a lottery instants machine.

I really do so much better then getting them from the clerks...

one stradegy I do is buy all the $1 tickets or $2 tickets usually about 5 diffrent tickets each..and then scratch them off..to see which are winners...any losing tickets I go back and buy the ones lost on, and usually win then. Also if you dont want to scratch off you can scatch only the bar code and then scan the tickets at the machine, which is cool.  You can even redeem your winners by scanning them twice and then buy new tickets, all 24 hours a day!

All in all I really like the machines, how about you?

have a great winning day!

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    SE PA
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    Posted: July 6, 2010, 7:14 pm - IP Logged

    Yes, I usually use the machines because the WaWa stores around here don't have lottery. I always wondered if convenience store tickets are luckier, since I see big winners from those a lot.

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      Posted: July 6, 2010, 10:13 pm - IP Logged

      I play the bingo and crossword ones on my break at work.  It isn't worth it to wait forever while someone pisses away their paycheck on tickets just to spend a couple bucks, so I go to the machine.

      I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.

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        Posted: July 7, 2010, 12:17 am - IP Logged

        Yes, I do sometimes I get some winners too! I think I like that better.

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          Posted: August 2, 2010, 3:16 pm - IP Logged

          I've purchased about 20 tickets from the machines and only won on 2 tickets ...so I won't be buying them from the machine unless there is a long line at the clerk!!!LOL

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            SE PA
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            Posted: August 14, 2010, 10:31 pm - IP Logged

            The machines must not be too bad. I asked someone at the local Giant food store what the highest payout was there, and they had a $20,000 one on a $20 ticket - within the last month. The local beer store said they've been doing well with Diamonds and Pearls, Fantastic 5s, and Eagles/Steelers tickets. I got my $50 D&P ticket from the beer store today, and my $100 BWS from Giant. Overheard the beer store clerk saying they paid out $5,000 lately, but I'm not sure if that was on regular or instant lottery.

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              Posted: August 18, 2010, 12:35 pm - IP Logged

              I would think that your chances of getting a winning ticket from a machine in a high traffic grocery store (or restaurant...gas station...liquor store...etc) would be higher than in a lower traffic grocery store(etc) since the tickets will run out and be changed more frequently. So perhaps the machine may or may not make a difference but rather how many tickets are newly circulated. Just my 2 cents :)

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                Posted: August 18, 2010, 11:51 pm - IP Logged

                I would think that your chances of getting a winning ticket from a machine in a high traffic grocery store (or restaurant...gas station...liquor store...etc) would be higher than in a lower traffic grocery store(etc) since the tickets will run out and be changed more frequently. So perhaps the machine may or may not make a difference but rather how many tickets are newly circulated. Just my 2 cents :)

                true indeed LLaughs.. by the way I a big fan of your systems..they hit the best!

                Blessings to you! See Ya!

                have a great winning day!

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                  Posted: August 27, 2010, 6:20 am - IP Logged

                  I bought a Gold Rush in the isntant machine at Publix in Ocoee yesterday and it was a $500 gold bar winner.  My highest win all year.

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                    Posted: August 27, 2010, 6:38 pm - IP Logged

                    Someone just won 100,000 on a 5 dollar instant out the machine in the 7-11 store near me.

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                      Posted: September 15, 2010, 5:48 pm - IP Logged

                      I would think that your chances of getting a winning ticket from a machine in a high traffic grocery store (or restaurant...gas station...liquor store...etc) would be higher than in a lower traffic grocery store(etc) since the tickets will run out and be changed more frequently. So perhaps the machine may or may not make a difference but rather how many tickets are newly circulated. Just my 2 cents :)

                      Well then I think I'll keep playing the instant ticket machine at my local Acme.

                      It is very busy. And has a wide variety of people playing all the games.

                      Lots of 20 dollar buyers there.

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                        Posted: September 15, 2010, 5:49 pm - IP Logged

                        The machines must not be too bad. I asked someone at the local Giant food store what the highest payout was there, and they had a $20,000 one on a $20 ticket - within the last month. The local beer store said they've been doing well with Diamonds and Pearls, Fantastic 5s, and Eagles/Steelers tickets. I got my $50 D&P ticket from the beer store today, and my $100 BWS from Giant. Overheard the beer store clerk saying they paid out $5,000 lately, but I'm not sure if that was on regular or instant lottery.

                        Giant ? Hmm, interesting....

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                          SE PA
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                          Posted: September 15, 2010, 6:32 pm - IP Logged

                          One Giant a couple weeks ago had a $500 winner on BWS (of course I didn't get it - LOL.) Ever since then, both Giants always seem to have losing BWS tickets.

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                            Posted: September 15, 2010, 6:37 pm - IP Logged

                            I bought a Gold Rush in the isntant machine at Publix in Ocoee yesterday and it was a $500 gold bar winner.  My highest win all year.

                            Congrats..I have never won more then a $100 at a time!

                            have a great winning day!

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                              Posted: September 30, 2010, 1:43 pm - IP Logged

                              I stopped to look at the machine in my Fred Meyer yesterday.  I noticed that you can get your online tickets there too, Powerball, Megamillion, etc.

                              I'm glad I noticed before I played that with that machine, you don't get any change.  If you put a $20 in wanting a couple $1 tickets, tough luck.  Spend it or lose it to the next customer.

                              I didn't notice if you could cash in your tickets with this machine, but if you can I suspect your only option is to buy more tickets - no cash payouts.  Is that how it is with other machines?