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you cant cash out if you scratch off the code?

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Posted: May 13, 2014, 3:35 pm - IP Logged

so i scratch off the code

on the ticket i have it says HUN i scratched it so i know what to expect when i cash in

 

i heard from one of my co worker if you scratch a code from a lotto ticket you dont get the money its a ded ticket

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    HoLeeKau's avatar - YheaShea
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    Posted: May 13, 2014, 3:49 pm - IP Logged

    If you scratch the bar code off completely so that you can't read it, it may be a dead ticket.  Take it to your lottery office to see if they can cash it.  But just scratching the latex off the entire ticket does not void that ticket.

      Astekblue's avatar - Tarlor
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      Posted: May 13, 2014, 4:17 pm - IP Logged

      so i scratch off the code

      on the ticket i have it says HUN i scratched it so i know what to expect when i cash in

       

      i heard from one of my co worker if you scratch a code from a lotto ticket you dont get the money its a ded ticket

      NY LOttery

      Well   if you mean the prize amount listed under the numbers ,  on the front of the ticket , that  you  scratch off ,  your  co  worker is  wrong

       

      You scratch the numbers and then if they match the games  winning numbers , then you scratch  the prize amount to see what you have won

       

      Now the " BAR " Code on the back of the ticket  , or  where ever it may be located  ,  is  totally  different

       

      You  don't  want to  damage  that 

       

      I have seen heavy players   buy a lot of tickets , and then see them just pass the  Bar  Code  under the ticket checking machine ,   to see if they have won, and if they haven't  , then they throw the ticket  away  , without even scratching the front of it  at all

       

      Which seems strange to me , but I have seen them do it

       

      Once again  Wildturtle  , as I mentioned in your other thread , the " Bar"   Code is Most Important

       

      It does not matter how ( or what )  you scratch off  on the front of the ticket , as long as you  don't damage the " Bar "   Code on the back of the ticket

       

      The  "  BAR "  code on the back of the ticket is what the Lottery machines uses  to check for a winning  ticket

       

      The lottery  machine could care less what the front of the ticket  looks  like ( it is  like that in Ky.  , and I would suppose it would be like that everywhere )

       

      Per my advice I gave you in   your other thread   about  this  ( take your  ticket  to  someone you trust , or check it yourself on one of those self checking lottery machines , or call the State Lottery with any questions , if  you  still  have  any  doubts  )

       

      The self checking  lottery  machine  will tell you if it is a winner or not

       

      ( your  co  worker might have been talking about the "  BAR "  code on  the back off  the ticket  ( which would be correct if it was damaged and would not read ) and that might be where the confusion   is  , between you and your co worker )

       

      But there would never be any reason to scratch the " Bar "  code  on the back of the ticket to begin  with

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        Posted: May 13, 2014, 4:19 pm - IP Logged

        It should say clearly on your ticket.  In Massachusetts, for example, scratch tickets have "Void if removed" language on the latex coating above the validation code on the front. It just depends on your state.  Here in California, it doesn't matter if you scratch the validation code or not.

          HoLeeKau's avatar - YheaShea
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          Posted: May 13, 2014, 5:54 pm - IP Logged

          It should say clearly on your ticket.  In Massachusetts, for example, scratch tickets have "Void if removed" language on the latex coating above the validation code on the front. It just depends on your state.  Here in California, it doesn't matter if you scratch the validation code or not.

          No way!  Seriously?

          The validation code on the front is how you check them here, and it's how you can use your winnings as a credit in a vending machine.  I always scratch the front code no matter where I'm cashing it as a favor to the cashier so they won't have to scratch it.

            HoLeeKau's avatar - YheaShea
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            Posted: May 13, 2014, 5:58 pm - IP Logged

            I just went to the Mass website, and you are correct MrCraft.  Apologies to the OP if he's in Mass, I was wrong.  The good news is, the area you're not supposed to scratch seems to be clearly marked.  It would be difficult to accidentally scratch it unless you can't read English.  Hmmm come to think of it, that could be a big problem in certain areas.

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              Posted: May 15, 2014, 1:47 am - IP Logged

              It should say clearly on your ticket.  In Massachusetts, for example, scratch tickets have "Void if removed" language on the latex coating above the validation code on the front. It just depends on your state.  Here in California, it doesn't matter if you scratch the validation code or not.

              That's just weird... what point does that really serve? It seems like it would just be the string of numbers you have in other states that help with verification. I always scratch that area on the card so it's quicker at the counter when I'm turning them in.

               

              Not sure about the OPs card, on the site I didn't see any pictures of tickets having a warning about scratching a certain part. Doing a Google search of NY lottery and the HUN combination I got a site that made it sound as though it didn't invalidate the ticket. If it didn't specifically say it will void your ticket like the Mass one does, I wouldn't think it would.

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                Posted: May 15, 2014, 7:00 am - IP Logged

                In Floriduh the bar code on the back is for ringing up the ticket.  The win code is on the front and you can scratch it to scan it to see if it won without having to scratch anything else.  The Escape to Margaritaville tickets you have to scratch same to see the code to enter it in the second chance draw. 

                On the other hand, if someone tries to sell you a ticket with the code showing, they scanned it and know it won't win or not worth enough to buy and cash somewhere else. 

                BobP