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How do you scratch - the entire card or only the symbols?

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Posted: October 15, 2011, 8:12 pm - IP Logged

I just came from a store where someone who must've just won recently scratched a slew of $10.00 and $20.00 tickets and left the losers behind on the counter. The person only scratched the symbols, not the entire card. This doesn't make sense. What if he or she had one $1,000 or more? They will never know!

I didn't bother to take the cards and see for myself if there were any winners because I believe it's bad karma to do so, so I left them behind but wondered how other players scratch their cards.

I scratch the entire card. If you're going to win, it makes sense to spend time on your investment with the hopes of getting something in return. I know it's called an 'instant' ticket, but if you're going to spend your hard earned dollars, isn't anticipation worth the wait?

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    Posted: October 17, 2011, 2:45 pm - IP Logged

    I don't think I understand what you are trying to say.

    A losing ticket, no matter how much of it you scratch off, is a losing ticket........ how would scratching the entire ticket make it a winner if the symbols/numbers arent winners?

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      Posted: October 17, 2011, 2:52 pm - IP Logged

      i seen that many time before too .  if i were  you i would just scan that ticket i would consider as luck not bad karma dooh . that ticket winning or not it will end up in trash now .

      i scratch the whole area and even scan them to make sure to check if its a winner or not  . i seen my friends playing just scratching the areas of the  codes. i told them you guys probaly won something big already and threw it in the trash due all the high amount prizes are identical to the lettering of the loosing ones.

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        Posted: October 17, 2011, 10:45 pm - IP Logged

        I don't think I understand what you are trying to say.

        A losing ticket, no matter how much of it you scratch off, is a losing ticket........ how would scratching the entire ticket make it a winner if the symbols/numbers arent winners?

        Me thinks he is referring to the letter codes, not the symbols per say

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          Posted: October 18, 2011, 12:52 pm - IP Logged

          I usually scratch the entire card Cheers

          Ive seen peeps scratch only the barcode area and then to scan

          seems like a waste to me Group Hug

          "You have to be in it to win it!"