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Northstar phasing out $1 Illinois scratchers?

Topic closed. 2 replies. Last post 4 years ago by fast eddie.

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Zeta Reticuli Star System
United States
Member #30470
January 17, 2006
10351 Posts
Posted: December 3, 2012, 1:29 am - IP Logged

It seems there are less and less $1 Illinois scratchers to pick from.

Before Northstar took over if a game was Fabulous 5's, you won something if you matched a 5 but all the non matching numbers weres single digits. Now on the same kind of game - like 9s In A Line - there's double digits.

They've added Extra Shot to Lotto, making it a $2 ticket if you play the Extra Shot, and EzMatch to Lucky Day Lotto.

Seems like they're trying to make everything a $2 play.

What do you think, will the $1 scratchers disappear?

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


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.

    RedStang's avatar - tallman zps6gf4inoc.jpg
    United States
    Member #121961
    January 21, 2012
    3157 Posts
    Posted: December 3, 2012, 10:50 am - IP Logged

    They make nice gifts but the hardcore players know the $5 10 & 20 scratchers have the best payoff. Would'nt be surprised if they stop making $1 tics.

      fast eddie's avatar - lasvegas2
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      Member #2902
      November 29, 2003
      1426 Posts
      Posted: December 11, 2012, 9:55 pm - IP Logged

      I don't think they will stop making the dollar scratchers because their probably hoping the $1 scratcher player will get hooked and move up the ladder

      and start playing higher priced tickets. start at $1 and the next thing you know your a $20 ticket playerWink

      "Money won is twice as sweet as money earned"