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I hate scratch offs

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Posted: January 19, 2013, 9:15 am - IP Logged

As much enticing and sexy they are, I hate 'em. On one side there is a fantacy and lure of scratching and finding out you won right there and then but I think they are goofballs. You just don't know what prizes are already gone. Everybody doesn't start and finish at the same time to find out who the winner is. Would love to hear your thoughts.


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    Posted: January 19, 2013, 10:35 am - IP Logged

    As much enticing and sexy they are, I hate 'em. On one side there is a fantacy and lure of scratching and finding out you won right there and then but I think they are goofballs. You just don't know what prizes are already gone. Everybody doesn't start and finish at the same time to find out who the winner is. Would love to hear your thoughts.

    I think they are fun....you know right there and then if you won....and when you get a big when it's so thrilling...I will usally take what ever I put into it and keep playing with that amount til I lose and just pocket the win....So say I bought a $20 ( I usuallly only play the $20 or $10tickets) if I win $50...I just take $20 and keep playing that til I lose it and pocket the $30...

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      I think they are fun....you know right there and then if you won....and when you get a big when it's so thrilling...I will usally take what ever I put into it and keep playing with that amount til I lose and just pocket the win....So say I bought a $20 ( I usuallly only play the $20 or $10tickets) if I win $50...I just take $20 and keep playing that til I lose it and pocket the $30...

      This is a great strategy that I use when i go to the casino near my house to play slots and its very effective...i usually bring 60$ with me and play. A few weeks ago i sat down at my favorite machine that usually pays out and in 3 spins i was up 300$ i played 1 or 2 more spins at the max and then got up and cashed in the 300 and took 60 out of that like billionaire2bee was saying so I already have 240 in my pocket if i lose the other 60. In this recent trip I was fortunate enough to turn the other 60 that i kept in to 300 more but this time i took all of it and left...so 540 of a 60$ investment a good stratagy and the way to do it with casinos and scratch offs u have to know when to walk away b/c they are counting on u to dump all your winnings back in.


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        Posted: January 19, 2013, 10:52 am - IP Logged

        This is a great strategy that I use when i go to the casino near my house to play slots and its very effective...i usually bring 60$ with me and play. A few weeks ago i sat down at my favorite machine that usually pays out and in 3 spins i was up 300$ i played 1 or 2 more spins at the max and then got up and cashed in the 300 and took 60 out of that like billionaire2bee was saying so I already have 240 in my pocket if i lose the other 60. In this recent trip I was fortunate enough to turn the other 60 that i kept in to 300 more but this time i took all of it and left...so 540 of a 60$ investment a good stratagy and the way to do it with casinos and scratch offs u have to know when to walk away b/c they are counting on u to dump all your winnings back in.

        LOL yup that's where I got that strategy too Sniper....I  went on a cruise and hit the casino and that is how I kept playing when friends were wiped out LOL....I try not to give back all my winnings at one shot

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          Posted: January 19, 2013, 7:39 pm - IP Logged

          With scratch offs there are gazillion of techniques to figure them out, so people who works with them can already pick crop of the crop leaving customers with empty tickets.

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            Posted: January 19, 2013, 7:53 pm - IP Logged

            With scratch offs there are gazillion of techniques to figure them out, so people who works with them can already pick crop of the crop leaving customers with empty tickets.

            I Agree!

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              Posted: January 19, 2013, 7:57 pm - IP Logged

              As much enticing and sexy they are, I hate 'em. On one side there is a fantacy and lure of scratching and finding out you won right there and then but I think they are goofballs. You just don't know what prizes are already gone. Everybody doesn't start and finish at the same time to find out who the winner is. Would love to hear your thoughts.

              Lottery websites do show what has been won and what ones are still out.

              win up to                    $1,000,000               

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              $5,000176200
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                Posted: January 19, 2013, 8:08 pm - IP Logged

                i love them but not good with picking the right ones, my friend pick 1 and win $50.00 i pick 5 and win nothing. but on those rare time when i do win i keep half and put half back.

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                  Posted: January 19, 2013, 8:31 pm - IP Logged

                  I hate scratch offs too.  First, I never win more than a couple bucks.  Second, the time to enjoy the anticipation isn't long enough.  For me, lot of the value in a draw ticket is thinking and planning for a win until the drawing dashes my hopes ... again.  But the scratch off is over so quickly, I don't get enough entertainment value to make it worth it.  As I throw my scratchers in the trash, I always think "What a huge waste of my money."  When I throw the draw tickets away, I'm thinking "Darn, but maybe next time."


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                    Posted: January 19, 2013, 10:07 pm - IP Logged

                    Buying scratch offs are not worth the trouble.  I always check the NY lottery website to how many top prizes are still to be won.  For example, if there are 6 top $ million prizes for that game I might play.  but if there is only 1 or 2 top prizes remaining I don't.  My advice is check the lottery website before you buy

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                      Posted: January 20, 2013, 12:24 am - IP Logged

                      I hate scratch offs too.  First, I never win more than a couple bucks.  Second, the time to enjoy the anticipation isn't long enough.  For me, lot of the value in a draw ticket is thinking and planning for a win until the drawing dashes my hopes ... again.  But the scratch off is over so quickly, I don't get enough entertainment value to make it worth it.  As I throw my scratchers in the trash, I always think "What a huge waste of my money."  When I throw the draw tickets away, I'm thinking "Darn, but maybe next time."

                      This is how I feel. Which is why I take longer to scratch them.

                      Like you when I buy them and lose I think about how I would rather have spent that money on a draw game.

                       

                      The worst was when I bought a scratcher about a month ago. There were two cashiers and when one was walking by, after I had paid for the ticket, she mentioned they had a few winners from that game that day. I immediately thought 'well, that money's gone'.

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                        Posted: January 20, 2013, 7:34 am - IP Logged

                        If you ask them to give you just any scratch tickets, as if you are undecided, they'll give you those that already won that day, the empties.  That is, of course, if you came at the end of the shift, not at the start. When they hand them to you, immediately change your mind  and take other tickets, which they did not offer.

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                          Posted: January 20, 2013, 3:08 pm - IP Logged

                          This is how I feel. Which is why I take longer to scratch them.

                          Like you when I buy them and lose I think about how I would rather have spent that money on a draw game.

                           

                          The worst was when I bought a scratcher about a month ago. There were two cashiers and when one was walking by, after I had paid for the ticket, she mentioned they had a few winners from that game that day. I immediately thought 'well, that money's gone'.

                          I once heard a clerk warn one of the ticket hawks not to buy a certain ticket cuz they had already sold two $50 winners off that roll. That's another reason I don't like most clerks or even buying Scratchers. I'd be more inclined if they were available in vending machines like states have that aren't still in the lottery stoneage like Tennessee.

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                            Posted: January 20, 2013, 4:09 pm - IP Logged

                            I can only win out of NY. Almost all the big winners are sold in the NYC/Long Island area. Still buy a few NY scratchers but never expect much back.

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                              I once heard a clerk warn one of the ticket hawks not to buy a certain ticket cuz they had already sold two $50 winners off that roll. That's another reason I don't like most clerks or even buying Scratchers. I'd be more inclined if they were available in vending machines like states have that aren't still in the lottery stoneage like Tennessee.

                              Well rdgrnr, you have to come down out of the hills and enjoy some life's luxury's......we have vending machines in middle tennessee and the best part is

                              no clerk to deal with.......... but you better have a nice dollar bill it won't take no crappy bill......ha ha

                               

                              was at publix grocery store and noticed the manager loading a new roll....of giant jumbo bucks.....i wanted to buy the first one ........loser....... o well

                              i will only by one scratcher a week......period.