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Prize listed on scratch off -- but isnt actually attainable!!?!!

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Posted: June 10, 2011, 5:16 pm - IP Logged

There is a $10 scratch off in TN, "Big Money Maker" that has been around a while. The other day I noticed on the scratcher itself (a losing one of course) that $50,000 was an option, in addition to the $250,000 top prize.

But on the 'remaining prizes' portion of the TN lottery site, 50K doesnt show up, whereas usually a "Zero" is there showing it is out. But in this case there is no 50,000 at all.

TN lottery has confirmed the only prizes are:

Free Ticket, $15, $20, $50, $100, $200, $500, $1,000, $10,000, $250,000

I always thought if a prize is listed on the scratch off that is has to be an option.

Is this normal?

Does your state do this?

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    Posted: June 10, 2011, 5:33 pm - IP Logged

    There is a $10 scratch off in TN, "Big Money Maker" that has been around a while. The other day I noticed on the scratcher itself (a losing one of course) that $50,000 was an option, in addition to the $250,000 top prize.

    But on the 'remaining prizes' portion of the TN lottery site, 50K doesnt show up, whereas usually a "Zero" is there showing it is out. But in this case there is no 50,000 at all.

    TN lottery has confirmed the only prizes are:

    Free Ticket, $15, $20, $50, $100, $200, $500, $1,000, $10,000, $250,000

    I always thought if a prize is listed on the scratch off that is has to be an option.

    Is this normal?

    Does your state do this?

    I wondered that before also. When I was scratcing my one roll, I was paying attention to some of the prizes o see if they existed. I don't recall seeing any, but I will have to check the few tickets I have here to see if odd prizes are there. To me that is unfair. Even if it is a loser, make them real prizes.

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      Posted: June 10, 2011, 5:38 pm - IP Logged

      I wondered that before also. When I was scratcing my one roll, I was paying attention to some of the prizes o see if they existed. I don't recall seeing any, but I will have to check the few tickets I have here to see if odd prizes are there. To me that is unfair. Even if it is a loser, make them real prizes.

      Exactly!

      i could understand if the 50,000 prizes were all won, but it sounds like it was just plain never offered.

      Very Very misleading!

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        Posted: June 10, 2011, 6:11 pm - IP Logged

        I never scratch under the losing #'s, but the few tickets I have here all match. I have one $20 ticket with a $10 under it. Thats obviously not a prize, but we know they would have doubled it up if it won. I will pay closer attention to it. The roll I got is a 3 section game and PA breaks down the sections for the odds, so I was paying attaention to the Tic tac Toe section to make sure the prize was one that could have actually hit in that section

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          Posted: June 10, 2011, 8:47 pm - IP Logged

          There is a $10 scratch off in TN, "Big Money Maker" that has been around a while. The other day I noticed on the scratcher itself (a losing one of course) that $50,000 was an option, in addition to the $250,000 top prize.

          But on the 'remaining prizes' portion of the TN lottery site, 50K doesnt show up, whereas usually a "Zero" is there showing it is out. But in this case there is no 50,000 at all.

          TN lottery has confirmed the only prizes are:

          Free Ticket, $15, $20, $50, $100, $200, $500, $1,000, $10,000, $250,000

          I always thought if a prize is listed on the scratch off that is has to be an option.

          Is this normal?

          Does your state do this?

          maybe there is an option to win the top prize as 5X $50K = $250K ? or 5 matches each with $50K under for $250K total

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            Posted: June 11, 2011, 9:16 am - IP Logged

            maybe there is an option to win the top prize as 5X $50K = $250K ? or 5 matches each with $50K under for $250K total

            I believe you may be right James1.

            As I was reading Omiller's post about the $10 prize on the $20 ticket, it hit me that maybe this $50,000 prize could be multiplied by 5, as there is a '5x' and '10x' option you can win.

            I dont know why they didnt explain that in the email from the Lottery...but it's all good. I will forgive them if I actually hit the '5x' on $50,000 :)