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saving 20 dollar scratchcards to scatch on a rainy day.

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Posted: March 25, 2013, 1:32 am - IP Logged

i drive about 175 miles to norfolk and virginia beach and go to several 7 11s and other stores to buy 1 20 dollar scratchcard from each store and i put them away to scratch at another time. so far i have 18 of them stashed away. i take my vacation from work in late may and i'll probably play a little there as well but not too much. when we come back from vacation in early june i'll wait a few days and rest from all the driving and then make a trip back to norfolk and virginia beach and get about 10 more 20 dollar scratch cards and of course it will be the same game . the top prize in the game i'm playing is 2.000.000 and there are three of them in play and no one has ever hit. the game started in october of 2012 and i figure if lightings gonna strike it will only take one card that's why i go all over the eastern part of virginia to play and also virginia beach is a known hot spot for scatchers. i've worked for the same company for seventeen years and during tax time we have a little extra to play with. people at work think i have a problem but i don't spend everything we have on tickets and we have plenty of the things we need and honestly i do love to play because anytime i can afford to spend 20 dollars for any chance to win 2 million dollars i'm there. play onRant

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    i drive about 175 miles to norfolk and virginia beach and go to several 7 11s and other stores to buy 1 20 dollar scratchcard from each store and i put them away to scratch at another time. so far i have 18 of them stashed away. i take my vacation from work in late may and i'll probably play a little there as well but not too much. when we come back from vacation in early june i'll wait a few days and rest from all the driving and then make a trip back to norfolk and virginia beach and get about 10 more 20 dollar scratch cards and of course it will be the same game . the top prize in the game i'm playing is 2.000.000 and there are three of them in play and no one has ever hit. the game started in october of 2012 and i figure if lightings gonna strike it will only take one card that's why i go all over the eastern part of virginia to play and also virginia beach is a known hot spot for scatchers. i've worked for the same company for seventeen years and during tax time we have a little extra to play with. people at work think i have a problem but i don't spend everything we have on tickets and we have plenty of the things we need and honestly i do love to play because anytime i can afford to spend 20 dollars for any chance to win 2 million dollars i'm there. play onRant

    Wow,you been working a long time, how long do you have to cash them in if you win anything?

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      with virginia lottery scratchcards you have 180 days after the games anounced end. the game i'm playing is millionnaire mania you can check that out on virginia lottery online and thanks for the reply and not saying i'm crazyBanana


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        i drive about 175 miles to norfolk and virginia beach and go to several 7 11s and other stores to buy 1 20 dollar scratchcard from each store and i put them away to scratch at another time. so far i have 18 of them stashed away. i take my vacation from work in late may and i'll probably play a little there as well but not too much. when we come back from vacation in early june i'll wait a few days and rest from all the driving and then make a trip back to norfolk and virginia beach and get about 10 more 20 dollar scratch cards and of course it will be the same game . the top prize in the game i'm playing is 2.000.000 and there are three of them in play and no one has ever hit. the game started in october of 2012 and i figure if lightings gonna strike it will only take one card that's why i go all over the eastern part of virginia to play and also virginia beach is a known hot spot for scatchers. i've worked for the same company for seventeen years and during tax time we have a little extra to play with. people at work think i have a problem but i don't spend everything we have on tickets and we have plenty of the things we need and honestly i do love to play because anytime i can afford to spend 20 dollars for any chance to win 2 million dollars i'm there. play onRant

        Wow id be going crazy holding onto that many tickets...I myself love the $20 scratchers we have here in NC...we've got one where you could win 4 million dollars and one where you could win 200,000 for life and another where it had a second chance drawing of 3 million....So Im with you if it's not taking fdood off the table or anything play on....

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          Oh my I don't think I could wait that long lol. Let us know how you did.Thumbs Up

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            Posted: March 25, 2013, 9:59 am - IP Logged

            You bought 18 tickets? You "won" $60. Go ahead and scratch them. 

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              i drive about 175 miles to norfolk and virginia beach and go to several 7 11s and other stores to buy 1 20 dollar scratchcard from each store and i put them away to scratch at another time. so far i have 18 of them stashed away. i take my vacation from work in late may and i'll probably play a little there as well but not too much. when we come back from vacation in early june i'll wait a few days and rest from all the driving and then make a trip back to norfolk and virginia beach and get about 10 more 20 dollar scratch cards and of course it will be the same game . the top prize in the game i'm playing is 2.000.000 and there are three of them in play and no one has ever hit. the game started in october of 2012 and i figure if lightings gonna strike it will only take one card that's why i go all over the eastern part of virginia to play and also virginia beach is a known hot spot for scatchers. i've worked for the same company for seventeen years and during tax time we have a little extra to play with. people at work think i have a problem but i don't spend everything we have on tickets and we have plenty of the things we need and honestly i do love to play because anytime i can afford to spend 20 dollars for any chance to win 2 million dollars i'm there. play onRant

              Hi ddokken16,

              Wow you have 18 scratch tickets stored for a rainy day that's great. I like your strategy of buying 1 scratch ticket from different stores.  For the last 6 months I was buying scratchers but scratching them within 2 weeks or a month from purchasing them. I wouldn't be able to wait to scratch all the tickets that you have. I've thought about going to different stores very far from where I live but I usually think of the gas money I would be spending and then don't do it.  Unless I'm going to the city or to visit a friend who lives a distance from myself I usually tend to just by tickets from my town or 1 or 2 towns away. As long as you play responsibly and don't spend all your money on scratch tickets then have fun and good luck to you. Maybe on one of those tickets you will be a millionare!

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                If I played scratchers, which I very rarely do, I would only get them out of vending machines where there are no ticket hawks hanging around. I was in line to buy PB tickets last summer and the guy in front of me asked for a couple scratchers and the clerk steered him away from the ones he wanted because he told him that the last guy got two $50 winners off that roll already (they knew each other).

                Even with the vending machines, if there's people loitering around I wouldn't buy any.


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                  If I played scratchers, which I very rarely do, I would only get them out of vending machines where there are no ticket hawks hanging around. I was in line to buy PB tickets last summer and the guy in front of me asked for a couple scratchers and the clerk steered him away from the ones he wanted because he told him that the last guy got two $50 winners off that roll already (they knew each other).

                  Even with the vending machines, if there's people loitering around I wouldn't buy any.

                  Right, because they are designed for every 5th or 6th tickets to pay SOMETHING. At a machine people can wait for a few losers to be sold and then buy a couple of those for a winner. (hint hint shy) Wink

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                    Right, because they are designed for every 5th or 6th tickets to pay SOMETHING. At a machine people can wait for a few losers to be sold and then buy a couple of those for a winner. (hint hint shy) Wink

                    Roger that.

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                      If I played scratchers, which I very rarely do, I would only get them out of vending machines where there are no ticket hawks hanging around. I was in line to buy PB tickets last summer and the guy in front of me asked for a couple scratchers and the clerk steered him away from the ones he wanted because he told him that the last guy got two $50 winners off that roll already (they knew each other).

                      Even with the vending machines, if there's people loitering around I wouldn't buy any.

                      LOL, your so right. I was buying 3 scratchers the other day $1 each from the vending machine and i noticed a couple old guys sitting down at the tables as soon as i got my tickets they stood up and bought $20 worth of the same tickets LOL! I found it funny and annoying at the same time... I ended up winning $7 of 3 tickets...

                      Gotta beware of the them dirty hawks!! Hit With Stick   I Agree!

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                        Posted: March 26, 2013, 11:57 pm - IP Logged

                        with virginia lottery scratchcards you have 180 days after the games anounced end. the game i'm playing is millionnaire mania you can check that out on virginia lottery online and thanks for the reply and not saying i'm crazyBanana

                        You're not crazy... I envy your restraint and wish you luck on that strategy... although, I have to admit... I hope there isn't too many that play the way you do... that big winner could be sitting in that pile of yours while the rest of us unwittingly chase JP that are already claimed... so much for unclaimed prizes remaining eh?

                        Regular LP's have warned of that, but I digress...

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                          i drive about 175 miles to norfolk and virginia beach and go to several 7 11s and other stores to buy 1 20 dollar scratchcard from each store and i put them away to scratch at another time. so far i have 18 of them stashed away. i take my vacation from work in late may and i'll probably play a little there as well but not too much. when we come back from vacation in early june i'll wait a few days and rest from all the driving and then make a trip back to norfolk and virginia beach and get about 10 more 20 dollar scratch cards and of course it will be the same game . the top prize in the game i'm playing is 2.000.000 and there are three of them in play and no one has ever hit. the game started in october of 2012 and i figure if lightings gonna strike it will only take one card that's why i go all over the eastern part of virginia to play and also virginia beach is a known hot spot for scatchers. i've worked for the same company for seventeen years and during tax time we have a little extra to play with. people at work think i have a problem but i don't spend everything we have on tickets and we have plenty of the things we need and honestly i do love to play because anytime i can afford to spend 20 dollars for any chance to win 2 million dollars i'm there. play onRant

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                            ty for the welcome. i know i'm probably over thinking this but out of all 18 of the millionnaire mania cards i have 2 of them look different than all of the others. man i hope there the ones i've been looking for but i will wait til about august to go back for at least 12 more to bring the amount to 30 before i scratch them.Bedeveryone have a good night.

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                              ty for the welcome. i know i'm probably over thinking this but out of all 18 of the millionnaire mania cards i have 2 of them look different than all of the others. man i hope there the ones i've been looking for but i will wait til about august to go back for at least 12 more to bring the amount to 30 before i scratch them.Bedeveryone have a good night.

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