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Jon D's avatar - calotterylogo
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Posted: December 28, 2013, 3:29 pm - IP Logged

For those that play $5 scratchers, do you know why the Mega Crossword is so popular?  The odds are the worst of any current $5 scratcher, yet my favorite liquor stores sell those like crazy and is listed on the lottery's website as a hot seller.  Am I missing something?

I dunno, I don't get it either.

I don't like extended play games in general, like crossword and bingo. I guess people like them because it stretches their dollar (or $3 or $5) and makes it last longer. But yeah, odds and payouts suffer. Well, suffer for players, but more lucrative for the lottery.

I'm the opposite, I want the game quicker. Like Silver 7's you can with one quick swipe easily determine a winner. Wish they had a $10 game with a quick symbol match that you can swipe all in 1 line.

    Jon D's avatar - calotterylogo
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    Posted: December 31, 2013, 1:30 pm - IP Logged

    Last Scratchers of 2013, at least ended the year on a (net) positive day:

    Silver 7's: 0, $6, 0, tkt

    Cali Gold: 0, $50

    Here's hoping everyone has better luck in the New Year in 2014!

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      Posted: December 31, 2013, 11:21 pm - IP Logged

      Last 2 scratchers for 2013 - 2 $5 LFLs and won nothing....Good luck to all in 2014..

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        Posted: January 1, 2014, 12:49 pm - IP Logged

        At a convenience store counter do the Scracher tickets come out of the roll numerically ascending, descending, or could it be either?

         

        Where exactly are the ticket numbers located.

          green sandals's avatar - bxvg
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          Posted: January 1, 2014, 1:39 pm - IP Logged

          I'm not sure about how Scratcher tickets come out of the roll.  One gas station I've been to sells the lowest ticket first  and then sells everything else from the highest down (descending).  I asked them about this and the cashier said they do this for auditing purposes.  Why don't you ask a few vendors and post what they say?

          They're somewhere at the bottom of the ticket.  Ticket numbers are located after the code for the pack.  They are separated by a hyphen.  So, say you see this: 119696-23 at the bottom of a ticket.  That's pack #119696 and ticket number 23.

            green sandals's avatar - bxvg
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            Posted: January 1, 2014, 2:04 pm - IP Logged

            Hip hip hooray!

            I bought this ticket in Westminster.

            First winning ticket for me > $200

            To help shed my disbelief, I entered it on second chance and smiled when it was rejected :-)

             

            winning ticket

              Jon D's avatar - calotterylogo
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              Posted: January 1, 2014, 2:56 pm - IP Logged

              Hip hip hooray!

              I bought this ticket in Westminster.

              First winning ticket for me > $200

              To help shed my disbelief, I entered it on second chance and smiled when it was rejected :-)

               

              winning ticket

              Whoa! Biggest one I seen in a while on LP.

              $25,000 Winner! Huge Congrats!!!

              Party

              Sure enough, they like to hide the big winners as single number match. It's almost like they want people to throw them away. Confused

              What ticket number was that, BTW?

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                Posted: January 1, 2014, 4:01 pm - IP Logged

                WOW what a hit !!! Eek

                 

                I would erase the ticket # if you have not claimed it yet

                2014 Highest Winner: $500

                  green sandals's avatar - bxvg
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                  Posted: January 1, 2014, 4:13 pm - IP Logged

                  Thanks for the  tip James.

                  Guess I'll edit my deleted post to say it was ticket #18.

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                    Posted: January 1, 2014, 4:20 pm - IP Logged

                    I'm not sure about how Scratcher tickets come out of the roll.  One gas station I've been to sells the lowest ticket first  and then sells everything else from the highest down (descending).  I asked them about this and the cashier said they do this for auditing purposes.  Why don't you ask a few vendors and post what they say?

                    They're somewhere at the bottom of the ticket.  Ticket numbers are located after the code for the pack.  They are separated by a hyphen.  So, say you see this: 119696-23 at the bottom of a ticket.  That's pack #119696 and ticket number 23.

                    Is that located on the front or back of the ticket?

                      Jon D's avatar - calotterylogo
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                      Posted: January 1, 2014, 4:32 pm - IP Logged

                      Is that located on the front or back of the ticket?

                      Ticket #s are on the front, except for $1 tickets, those are only on the back.(last 3 digits)

                      First 6 or 7 digits of ticket ID is the pack number, then a dash, and last 3 digits are the ticket number, like 024.

                        Jon D's avatar - calotterylogo
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                        Posted: January 1, 2014, 4:39 pm - IP Logged

                        I'm not sure about how Scratcher tickets come out of the roll.  One gas station I've been to sells the lowest ticket first  and then sells everything else from the highest down (descending).  I asked them about this and the cashier said they do this for auditing purposes.  Why don't you ask a few vendors and post what they say?

                        They're somewhere at the bottom of the ticket.  Ticket numbers are located after the code for the pack.  They are separated by a hyphen.  So, say you see this: 119696-23 at the bottom of a ticket.  That's pack #119696 and ticket number 23.

                        One gas station I've been to sells the lowest ticket first  and then sells everything else from the highest down (descending).  I asked them about this and the cashier said they do this for auditing purposes.

                        That don't sound right. Sounds like someone there (the clerk) likes the 000 ticket number and takes it. And then loads the rest of the roll backwards so its not so obvious? Strange. I've been to stores where somebody always seems to take the 000 ticket, but I usually avoid such places. Fair places just dispense normally from 000,001,...etc.

                        Most places dispense in order starting from 000 to 079 for example. But some places, or some bins,(depends on the clerk I guess) load it backwards and it goes high to low, but that is the minority.

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                          Posted: January 1, 2014, 8:35 pm - IP Logged

                          Greensandals, congrats on the new year win ! Thats a killer ticket ...Congrats again !

                            green sandals's avatar - bxvg
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                            Posted: January 1, 2014, 9:57 pm - IP Logged

                            Thanks mnsweeps.  Best wishes for the new year.

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                              Posted: January 1, 2014, 11:06 pm - IP Logged

                              Hip hip hooray!

                              I bought this ticket in Westminster.

                              First winning ticket for me > $200

                              To help shed my disbelief, I entered it on second chance and smiled when it was rejected :-)

                               

                              winning ticket

                              Congrats on the win! That's the largest I have seen anyone win here in quite a while.

                              Great way to start the new year...

                                 
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