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Don't like scratch off

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Posted: September 10, 2011, 5:35 pm - IP Logged

The advantage of scratch off is it pays 65 -75% in terms of prizes as opposed to 50% for draw lotteries but one big beef with Scratchers is you could be wasting your money when the top prizes are taken. Lottery posts prizes unclaimed on their website but there is some flaw with it, the receipient of top prize may not claim the prize from weeks to months and then lottey make take a week or two to update the website.

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    Posted: September 10, 2011, 6:02 pm - IP Logged

    The advantage of scratch off is it pays 65 -75% in terms of prizes as opposed to 50% for draw lotteries but one big beef with Scratchers is you could be wasting your money when the top prizes are taken. Lottery posts prizes unclaimed on their website but there is some flaw with it, the receipient of top prize may not claim the prize from weeks to months and then lottey make take a week or two to update the website.

    Florida only shows TOP prizes left ! I think that stinks. They should show lower tier prizes so we know what we're up against.

    Fl has about ten scratchers in play with zero top prizes !! Can you believe that ?

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      Posted: September 10, 2011, 10:31 pm - IP Logged

      The advantage of scratch off is it pays 65 -75% in terms of prizes as opposed to 50% for draw lotteries but one big beef with Scratchers is you could be wasting your money when the top prizes are taken. Lottery posts prizes unclaimed on their website but there is some flaw with it, the receipient of top prize may not claim the prize from weeks to months and then lottey make take a week or two to update the website.

      How about only buying recently released lottery tickets? It is very unlikely that a one month old game already has all its tickets with top prizes purchased.

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        Posted: September 11, 2011, 8:59 am - IP Logged

        How about only buying recently released lottery tickets? It is very unlikely that a one month old game already has all its tickets with top prizes purchased.

        That's true. It is still crumy though. If you are going to bet 5 bucks everytime, you should have a shot at winning the jackpot. Isn't it?

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          Posted: September 21, 2011, 12:20 am - IP Logged

          The advantage of scratch off is it pays 65 -75% in terms of prizes as opposed to 50% for draw lotteries but one big beef with Scratchers is you could be wasting your money when the top prizes are taken. Lottery posts prizes unclaimed on their website but there is some flaw with it, the receipient of top prize may not claim the prize from weeks to months and then lottey make take a week or two to update the website.

          jaggudada,

          When you buy a scratcher from a clerk they scan it before giving it to you, machines scan it before dispensing it. At that point the lotery knows a top prize was sold.

          Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

          Lep

          There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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            Posted: September 26, 2011, 9:45 pm - IP Logged

            jaggudada,

            When you buy a scratcher from a clerk they scan it before giving it to you, machines scan it before dispensing it. At that point the lotery knows a top prize was sold.

            not true. I checked with lottery they don't know till someone comes forward to claim the prize.

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              Posted: September 27, 2011, 11:37 am - IP Logged

              not true. I checked with lottery they don't know till someone comes forward to claim the prize.

              You believe them?

               

              just an FYI, here is a response that I got from the FL Lottery when I asked about a scratch game Top Prize. Apparently, at least in FL, the Lottery KNOWS when a Top Prize ticket is SOLD:

              Dear Mr. xxxxx,
               
              Thank you for writing the Florida Lottery.  In response to your e-mail, the $250,000 Monopoly TOP PRIZE may be sold, but not claimed at the time.
               
              If you have additional questions, please write back or contact the Office of Customer Service at (850) 487-7787 Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
               
              Best regards,
               
              Florida Lottery Customer Service
              AskLott/jam

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                Posted: September 27, 2011, 7:11 pm - IP Logged

                I was talking about NY , in NY lottery doesn't know till it is cashed out.