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Bigheadnick's avatar - badluck
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Posted: February 24, 2012, 1:56 am - IP Logged

 My buddy from Ark said they got a points for prizes system on top of second chance drawings with they're scratchies. I love this idea. Anyone know if this will be adopted in other states like say MA ?Wink We DO have the second chance promos but this is garanteed stuff! and imagine how much will be cleared from the streets as not all tickets are eligible for drawings whearas any ticket would count toward points. I really hope they adopt this.


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    Posted: February 24, 2012, 2:40 am - IP Logged

    Great thread ,I am sure you will get more thoughts when people wake up !


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      Wow that sounds intriguing! These prizes are guaranteed? I'm your next door neighbor in NH, where they have a point system for losing tickets called NH Lottery Replay. Based on the cash value of the scratcher or online ticket they "reward" you with so many points towards a raffle of goofy prizes.

      The only decent prizes are the grand prizes which are typically a vacation package with all the perks. All the other stuff is crap.....gas cards........gift cert. to some flukey diner, etc. I used to replay all my tickets years ago (I had accumulated tens and thousands of "replay" points) and won a couple of their "goofy" prizes. With all the time consumed to replay all my tickets, I finally said F-CK THIS!

      I like the idea of getting points for "guaranteed" prizes! Hopefully you'll get more feedback from the other states.      Thumbs Up

       

      Good luck Bigheadnick, if your playing 2-nites MM?!  (83 Mill.)


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        Posted: February 24, 2012, 2:56 am - IP Logged

        Great thread ,I am sure you will get more thoughts when people wake up !

        Hey Welcome to LP 007.

        Looks like your first post? Are you related to James Bond? (lame, I know)  LOL

        Well I'm just going to BedHave fun!


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          Posted: February 24, 2012, 7:15 am - IP Logged

          Hey Bigheadnick, just out of curiosity I clicked on Ark.'s Lotto website.

          Looking quickly, it appears that the "nice" prizes (Harley's, jewelry, etc.) are "raffles" from your submitted points. There are guaranteed prizes, but they appear to be vacuum cleaners, home ware, etc. The number of points required for low tier prizes were in the "thousands"

          I didn't bother to continue to investigate how many points they were rewarding for different scratchers, because you were are required to register your name, address, E-mail address. Might be nice for some players? I'm sure your friend has the inside scoop on value of these prizes.

          Have a good weekend!    Banana

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            Posted: February 24, 2012, 8:27 am - IP Logged

            Welcome to the LP Bigheadnick.......Hurray!

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              Posted: February 24, 2012, 10:07 am - IP Logged

              Welcome to the LP Bigheadnick.......Hurray!

              I Agree! Welcome and Happy WINNINGS.

              Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

              For a lead role in a cage?

               

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                Posted: February 24, 2012, 4:28 pm - IP Logged

                Hey Bigheadnick, just out of curiosity I clicked on Ark.'s Lotto website.

                Looking quickly, it appears that the "nice" prizes (Harley's, jewelry, etc.) are "raffles" from your submitted points. There are guaranteed prizes, but they appear to be vacuum cleaners, home ware, etc. The number of points required for low tier prizes were in the "thousands"

                I didn't bother to continue to investigate how many points they were rewarding for different scratchers, because you were are required to register your name, address, E-mail address. Might be nice for some players? I'm sure your friend has the inside scoop on value of these prizes.

                Have a good weekend!    Banana

                 Yeah my buddy says theirs some decent stuff garanteed but I mean hey if it's free it's for me right? I actually emailed the webmaster for mass lottery and he/she said there are no plans in the foreseeable future to emulate the idea but after seeing the thousands if not millions of scratchies laying in parking lots, streets etc, I have to think this would be a win win. It would be like getting (almost) free pick and stick crews to clean up streets.

                 I already have agreements with several local stores that allow me to sift through they're lotto waste baskets for second chancers/winners etc. If they did this I would be able to get so much free crap I wouldn't know what to do with it all lol. I'm actually thinking of starting a trash removal business exclusive to convenience stores. Charge them much less to pick up and then recycle pretty much everything after going through it instead of letting it all end up in the landfill. They get cheaper trash removal and the garantee no winners slip through they're store unclaimed. As u know they don't get the commission if it goes unclaimed.

                 Between the massive amount of tickets I buy and the ones I find, I am fully confident the riches will be coming soon Partythen it's party time and you're invited.

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                  Posted: February 24, 2012, 5:02 pm - IP Logged

                  @ bighead nick, are you sure about that part where the retailer does not get paid it tix don't get claimed ?

                  Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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                    Posted: February 24, 2012, 5:37 pm - IP Logged

                    absolutely, I've asked.

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                      Posted: February 24, 2012, 5:58 pm - IP Logged

                      don't seem fair to the retailer,i mean they held up their end of the deal

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                        Posted: February 24, 2012, 7:48 pm - IP Logged

                         Yeah my buddy says theirs some decent stuff garanteed but I mean hey if it's free it's for me right? I actually emailed the webmaster for mass lottery and he/she said there are no plans in the foreseeable future to emulate the idea but after seeing the thousands if not millions of scratchies laying in parking lots, streets etc, I have to think this would be a win win. It would be like getting (almost) free pick and stick crews to clean up streets.

                         I already have agreements with several local stores that allow me to sift through they're lotto waste baskets for second chancers/winners etc. If they did this I would be able to get so much free crap I wouldn't know what to do with it all lol. I'm actually thinking of starting a trash removal business exclusive to convenience stores. Charge them much less to pick up and then recycle pretty much everything after going through it instead of letting it all end up in the landfill. They get cheaper trash removal and the garantee no winners slip through they're store unclaimed. As u know they don't get the commission if it goes unclaimed.

                         Between the massive amount of tickets I buy and the ones I find, I am fully confident the riches will be coming soon Partythen it's party time and you're invited.

                        Thanks for the RSVP Bigheadnick!

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                          Posted: February 24, 2012, 10:35 pm - IP Logged

                          don't seem fair to the retailer,i mean they held up their end of the deal

                          This only applies to scratchies as the people who make them are not the ones deciding where the books go. It's protocol to prevent rigging. This doesn't apply to numbers games as they are printed and recorded in store so the agents will get they're cut even if the ticket sold goes unclaimed.

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                            Posted: February 24, 2012, 10:39 pm - IP Logged

                            Found a $20 winner in the trash today lol. I think these new neon colored tickets are blinding people. It's the 3rd winner I've found from these new ones and It just came out! Some people are better off leaving the scratching to the pro's but I'm not complaining.Wink Also hit $50 and $25 on a couple $2 tickets I bought today. Has been a good week for me.

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                              Posted: February 24, 2012, 11:19 pm - IP Logged

                               keep on keepin on, bigheadnick.

                              Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.