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What motivates you to choose a scratcher?

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Posted: February 28, 2011, 2:44 pm - IP Logged

Aside from cost, I always have the most difficult time trying to decide what scratcher I want to play. It doesn't help that I feel rushed because of the people in line behind me either! So, are there any specific reasons why you choose the scratchers you do?

Is it the prizes offered, artwork/pictures, type of game, just random, or something else? What do you think could be done to make the process easier?

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    Posted: February 28, 2011, 3:31 pm - IP Logged

    I like tickets that look fun, bright colors, catchy names.

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      Posted: February 28, 2011, 4:00 pm - IP Logged

      Aside from cost, I always have the most difficult time trying to decide what scratcher I want to play. It doesn't help that I feel rushed because of the people in line behind me either! So, are there any specific reasons why you choose the scratchers you do?

      Is it the prizes offered, artwork/pictures, type of game, just random, or something else? What do you think could be done to make the process easier?

      i said it before the one thing motivating me or someone to choose a scratcher is a huge jackpot like: $100 Million, $200 Million, $400 Million, $700 Million, where one person takes home: $700 million dollars and even $700 million dollars is not nice is better to divided it into: 7 times $100 Million dollars jackpot...but they know it all, they will not listen....

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        i said it before the one thing motivating me or someone to choose a scratcher is a huge jackpot like: $100 Million, $200 Million, $400 Million, $700 Million, where one person takes home: $700 million dollars and even $700 million dollars is not nice is better to divided it into: 7 times $100 Million dollars jackpot...but they know it all, they will not listen....

        pumpi - I think the poster was asking about scratch offs that actually do exist.

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          Aside from cost, I always have the most difficult time trying to decide what scratcher I want to play. It doesn't help that I feel rushed because of the people in line behind me either! So, are there any specific reasons why you choose the scratchers you do?

          Is it the prizes offered, artwork/pictures, type of game, just random, or something else? What do you think could be done to make the process easier?

          The best way to narrow it down to make your selection easier:

          * Find out # of Top Prizes remaining

          * Find out how long its been since a top prize has been claimed

          * Determine what your limit is $5, $10, $20 etc

           

          Once you have the knowledge about the different games you can focus on just buying certain ones.

           

          You dont want to buy a scratch off if there are 0 top prizes left for that game.

           

          All of those things I mentioned above is what helps me decide which ones to buy

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            I just play for fun so I don't think I am interested in doing all that research. It probably makes more sense to do it that way, but I think what most attracts me to the games is if the cards are aesthically pleasing. Usually theres just so much stuff going on though I get overwhelmed.

            I was wondering if you all make your selections based on logic, the lure of prizes, or something else. Let me know!

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              I'm playing to preferably win 10,000 to 1Mil.  I do look at well if I spend $5.00 I can win 100,00 but I would rather spend 10 or 20 for the chance for 1Mil.  I care about the game, whether it scratches easy enough.    Examples of games that I disliked immediately was Green Hornet, when I got two tickets and the first one had a row of "my winning numbers' on the first ticket and on the 2nd ticket it had two rows of two (of which I didn't even see the second row for quite some time),  I just thought that was a stupid way to change every other ticket like that.  I only played 3 of the Casino Action and don't really want to play that anymore either because I did not like the symbols, I could barely tell what any of them are and the odds aren't real great on that $10 ticket.   I play 200Million spectacular, BDB and was playing Millionaire Club but since 2 wins in Tampa I may not play Millinoaire club for a while.

              Another key factor is the store, sounds weird but the vibe has to be good,  easy to park, easy to get in and out, and the store personnell have to be at least normal and not unpleasant.   So yeah, I will change where I get tickets based on those things.   I do like the ITVM machines at Publix so I can get a ticket and scratch it and decide if I want another ticket or not.   One thing I don't like but may have to get used to about the Publix ITVM is that they count down and that has messed me up a bit.

              Hope that explains it somewhat, so it's just,  1. Ticket I like (prize/odds/easy scratch)  2. Convenient friendly place (parking/not a long line/decent clerks)  3. Check top prizes available and where recent hits were.

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                I'm playing to preferably win 10,000 to 1Mil.  I do look at well if I spend $5.00 I can win 100,00 but I would rather spend 10 or 20 for the chance for 1Mil.  I care about the game, whether it scratches easy enough.    Examples of games that I disliked immediately was Green Hornet, when I got two tickets and the first one had a row of "my winning numbers' on the first ticket and on the 2nd ticket it had two rows of two (of which I didn't even see the second row for quite some time),  I just thought that was a stupid way to change every other ticket like that.  I only played 3 of the Casino Action and don't really want to play that anymore either because I did not like the symbols, I could barely tell what any of them are and the odds aren't real great on that $10 ticket.   I play 200Million spectacular, BDB and was playing Millionaire Club but since 2 wins in Tampa I may not play Millinoaire club for a while.

                Another key factor is the store, sounds weird but the vibe has to be good,  easy to park, easy to get in and out, and the store personnell have to be at least normal and not unpleasant.   So yeah, I will change where I get tickets based on those things.   I do like the ITVM machines at Publix so I can get a ticket and scratch it and decide if I want another ticket or not.   One thing I don't like but may have to get used to about the Publix ITVM is that they count down and that has messed me up a bit.

                Hope that explains it somewhat, so it's just,  1. Ticket I like (prize/odds/easy scratch)  2. Convenient friendly place (parking/not a long line/decent clerks)  3. Check top prizes available and where recent hits were.

                I agree about the store part. May be a psychological thing but I always do bad if I have to wait in line forever , the cashier is annoying , people keep asking me how im doing or disturb me while I am scratching to get lotto slips. 

                Any of those newer type Publix stores also have that kind of "turn off" feeling to them. They place the machine so out in the open that everyone in the store can see what games you are playing then poach your a$$ ! I prefer the old stores where they have a seperate lotto corner.

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                  The best way to narrow it down to make your selection easier:

                  * Find out # of Top Prizes remaining

                  * Find out how long its been since a top prize has been claimed

                  * Determine what your limit is $5, $10, $20 etc

                   

                  Once you have the knowledge about the different games you can focus on just buying certain ones.

                   

                  You dont want to buy a scratch off if there are 0 top prizes left for that game.

                   

                  All of those things I mentioned above is what helps me decide which ones to buy

                  Agree on all these points. I want to add that I also avoid any boring games that you have to triple check ( Casino Action )

                  One thing I enjoy is scratchers that offer the chance to hit a "Win All" symbol , a "STAR" or "10X" symbols etc. Always fun to hit those.

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                    So the prize seems to be the biggest motivator. In other words, is the prize sufficient to justify the risk of playing? Next, the game must be comprehendable and easy to play, which makes sense. Also, there are superstitous factors that vary from player to player.

                    Now for a more specific question:

                    What if I gave you a line of 5 different scratcher options, each one displaying only one different picture of the jackpot prize (i.e. one has a picture of a car, one a picture of a boat, one of stacks of money, etc.) and underneath the picture is a single box that you scratch off to tell you if you are a winner or a loser. Would this take the fun out of it because there's no associated game like crossword puzzle or monopoly, or would it even matter because all you are doing is scratching the card to find out if you win anyway? Let me know what you think!

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                      So the prize seems to be the biggest motivator. In other words, is the prize sufficient to justify the risk of playing? Next, the game must be comprehendable and easy to play, which makes sense. Also, there are superstitous factors that vary from player to player.

                      Now for a more specific question:

                      What if I gave you a line of 5 different scratcher options, each one displaying only one different picture of the jackpot prize (i.e. one has a picture of a car, one a picture of a boat, one of stacks of money, etc.) and underneath the picture is a single box that you scratch off to tell you if you are a winner or a loser. Would this take the fun out of it because there's no associated game like crossword puzzle or monopoly, or would it even matter because all you are doing is scratching the card to find out if you win anyway? Let me know what you think!

                      You work for the Lottery Marketing department? Big Grin

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                        I like scratchers you get for free the best

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                          You work for the Lottery Marketing department? Big Grin

                          Actually I'm a college student working on a paper for my psychology class. Any input would really help me out!

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                            I agree with B$Rizzle.... I definitely don't want to play a game that has no Jackpot winners left it will be a waste of money.....which I don't have.....

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                              I should also add that I like to play the new games that come out......