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Scratchers, now or future

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If you buy scratchers, when/where do you scratch em ?

in store [ 4 ]  [16.67%]
in car outside store [ 4 ]  [16.67%]
take home and scratch [ 12 ]  [50.00%]
take home and scratch after 2 days or so [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
take home and let them marinate 3 days or more [ 4 ]  [16.67%]
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Posted: July 29, 2012, 7:30 pm - IP Logged

I rarely buy scratchers, but when I do I 1st check the state website to see which ones have the most top prizes not yet won,

however if someone bought the big winner, but has yet to scratch or claim it,

can I rely on the site to know the ticket is no longer available ?

 

I picked in store.

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    Posted: July 29, 2012, 7:41 pm - IP Logged

    Can't trust Top prize reports. Never know when they put the tickets out.  Was reading before this guy hit 1mill on june 21, claimed it june 26, and it was'nt announced until july27. Way too long.  i'm adding hotel room.


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      Posted: July 29, 2012, 7:43 pm - IP Logged

      I rarely buy scratchers, but when I do I 1st check the state website to see which ones have the most top prizes not yet won,

      however if someone bought the big winner, but has yet to scratch or claim it,

      can I rely on the site to know the ticket is no longer available ?

       

      I picked in store.

      Even though they know where the winners are located, I don't think they ever post them as claimed unless someone shows up and claims the money. That's why some games close with "unclaimed" prizes even though they sold the ticket.


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        Posted: July 31, 2012, 5:17 am - IP Logged

        I'm hoping someone work closely with the lottery business can confirm this, because I just bought a scratcher and the prize claimed changed instantly. That was a month ago and I still haven't scratch the ticket because I'm out of country right now.

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          Posted: July 31, 2012, 10:33 am - IP Logged

          I'm hoping someone work closely with the lottery business can confirm this, because I just bought a scratcher and the prize claimed changed instantly. That was a month ago and I still haven't scratch the ticket because I'm out of country right now.

          Send it to me and I'll scratch it for ya.

          I'm in the country.

          I'll letcha know if you won.  Thumbs Up


                                                       
                               
                                                   

           

           

           

           

                                                                                                             

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            Posted: July 31, 2012, 1:10 pm - IP Logged

            I can't if I'm not at home. Big Smile

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              Posted: July 31, 2012, 5:03 pm - IP Logged

              I buy my tix. for the whole week on tues.

              Today on the way home from work i will buy a scratcher or 2 and watch if he scans the tix. after taking them from the display cabinet.

              Maybe this how they know what winners have been sold ?

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

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                Posted: August 4, 2012, 4:40 pm - IP Logged

                I buy my tix. for the whole week on tues.

                Today on the way home from work i will buy a scratcher or 2 and watch if he scans the tix. after taking them from the display cabinet.

                Maybe this how they know what winners have been sold ?

                I bought 5 $2 scratchers,  he did't scan them, just peeled 5 off the roll and handed them to me,

                asked him how they tracked them, he did,t  understand the ?

                limited english ?

                will try again next  tues.

                 

                oh one was a $4 winner so I bought a xtra MM w/ MP & 2 JC5s

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

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                  Posted: August 4, 2012, 4:46 pm - IP Logged

                  MC56,

                  thanks for the stars.

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                    Posted: August 4, 2012, 4:47 pm - IP Logged

                    RIDGERUNNER,

                    thanks for the stars.

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                      Posted: August 4, 2012, 4:47 pm - IP Logged

                      I bought 5 $2 scratchers,  he did't scan them, just peeled 5 off the roll and handed them to me,

                      asked him how they tracked them, he did,t  understand the ?

                      limited english ?

                      will try again next  tues.

                       

                      oh one was a $4 winner so I bought a xtra MM w/ MP & 2 JC5s

                      Next time try using their "universal" language, tell him you think you have a winning ticket, but your not sure?

                       

                      Guarantee he will understand! His eyes will light up like a Christmas tree, as he then prepares to scan the ticket, only to inform you it was a loser.  LOL

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                        Posted: August 4, 2012, 4:51 pm - IP Logged

                        Next time try using their "universal" language, tell him you think you have a winning ticket, but your not sure?

                         

                        Guarantee he will understand! His eyes will light up like a Christmas tree, as he then prepares to scan the ticket, only to inform you it was a loser.  LOL

                        Hes the same guy I mentioned in another thread that won $8 off my mistake ticket,

                        he was happy about that.

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