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Does anyone live in Washingtonton state or know of someone who does?  I am thinking about visiting there and maybe even move there. I just went to their lottery site and they don't seem to be that big on scratchers. As a matter of fact, they have end game dates for tickets that were never claimed for their top prizes. The largest prize I have noticed is $1 million dollars. They even tell you how many tickets were printed for each game. Is that good or bad?

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    Does anyone live in Washingtonton state or know of someone who does?  I am thinking about visiting there and maybe even move there. I just went to their lottery site and they don't seem to be that big on scratchers. As a matter of fact, they have end game dates for tickets that were never claimed for their top prizes. The largest prize I have noticed is $1 million dollars. They even tell you how many tickets were printed for each game. Is that good or bad?

    Washington has weak payouts on their scratchers, compared to states like Georgia and North Carolina. A typical $20 card top prize in WA will only be $1M, compared to $3M or more in GA or NC. The average $10 card top prize in WA is $200K, compared to $1M in GA and NC. 

    Overall WA's lottery is average and mediocre for the 50 states, definitely not measuring up to "Top Ten" lotteries like GA, NC etc. If you're a scratcher enthusiast, you can live in quite a few states that are better than WA. Not to mention the lotteries in states adjacent to WA aren't really any better, so you won't be able to make scratcher runs to other states. 

    As far as telling how many tickets were printed for each game, I say the more info you have the better when it comes to any lottery game, so I see no problem with it. Cheers!  Cheers

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      I noticed that. They even post how many $50 prizes there are. But they do have a lot casinos. Maybe that is where the money really is but then again, if I bought up the tickets there, I'd be happy winning $1million or $200k. They do have a draw game that has a huge jackpot of $3.3 million dollars. It looks similiar to Ga's Fantasy 5 which has never exceeded $900k and that usually is split between 2 or 3 winners. Oh well...I'd like to hit Ga's big scratch off game and move there anyway for the scenery. Smile

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        I noticed that. They even post how many $50 prizes there are. But they do have a lot casinos. Maybe that is where the money really is but then again, if I bought up the tickets there, I'd be happy winning $1million or $200k. They do have a draw game that has a huge jackpot of $3.3 million dollars. It looks similiar to Ga's Fantasy 5 which has never exceeded $900k and that usually is split between 2 or 3 winners. Oh well...I'd like to hit Ga's big scratch off game and move there anyway for the scenery. Smile

        I live here and to tell you the truth WA lottery is WEAK compared to other states. The winners are mostly in YAKIMA or someplace farther then Tacoma or Spanaway. The draw games are WEAK as well since they use RNG to select numbers. People usually play pick 3 or match4. For 2$ you can win 10,000 on match4.. The Casino's are decent though, but stay away from Emerald Queen Casino unless you like Cig smoke and run down areas..

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          I live here and to tell you the truth WA lottery is WEAK compared to other states. The winners are mostly in YAKIMA or someplace farther then Tacoma or Spanaway. The draw games are WEAK as well since they use RNG to select numbers. People usually play pick 3 or match4. For 2$ you can win 10,000 on match4.. The Casino's are decent though, but stay away from Emerald Queen Casino unless you like Cig smoke and run down areas..

          Wow! Thanks for the tips Bran77. I haven't had any major wins here in Ga. It just seems like we have far too many scratch-off games with winners usually in areas further north or south. Maybe a few pass through but none worth quitting a job over. Good luck to you anyway! :-)

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            No Problem luckyladie,

            Your best bet to win some amount of cash would be the casino's here in WA.. I play the lottery everyday and the most I've ever won was on a 20$ scratch off for 500$.. I've been close to winning 200,000 a couple times, but was off a day or so from the stores that I buy from..Timing is everything when playing scratchers..

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              No Problem luckyladie,

              Your best bet to win some amount of cash would be the casino's here in WA.. I play the lottery everyday and the most I've ever won was on a 20$ scratch off for 500$.. I've been close to winning 200,000 a couple times, but was off a day or so from the stores that I buy from..Timing is everything when playing scratchers..

              Gotcha! I might try my luck with the casinos one day. I have wanted to try at a few in Florida but was too chicken. lol

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                Does anyone live in Washingtonton state or know of someone who does?  I am thinking about visiting there and maybe even move there. I just went to their lottery site and they don't seem to be that big on scratchers. As a matter of fact, they have end game dates for tickets that were never claimed for their top prizes. The largest prize I have noticed is $1 million dollars. They even tell you how many tickets were printed for each game. Is that good or bad?

                If you need a change of scenery, luckyladie, you might want to consider moving to the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Beautiful scenery, rivers, the Blue Ridge Parkway and abundant tourist attractions. If you're a city girl, there's Asheville. If you prefer small towns, they come a dime a dozen. Georgia, Virginia and Tennessee are all within fairly easy driving distance. North Carolina and Virginia both have "top ten" lotteries. The Tennessee Lottery is not as good, but decent. Of course there's Harrah's Casino in Cherokee, NC.

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                  I live here and to tell you the truth WA lottery is WEAK compared to other states. The winners are mostly in YAKIMA or someplace farther then Tacoma or Spanaway. The draw games are WEAK as well since they use RNG to select numbers. People usually play pick 3 or match4. For 2$ you can win 10,000 on match4.. The Casino's are decent though, but stay away from Emerald Queen Casino unless you like Cig smoke and run down areas..

                  I agree it's weak! Thumbs Up

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                    If you need a change of scenery, luckyladie, you might want to consider moving to the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Beautiful scenery, rivers, the Blue Ridge Parkway and abundant tourist attractions. If you're a city girl, there's Asheville. If you prefer small towns, they come a dime a dozen. Georgia, Virginia and Tennessee are all within fairly easy driving distance. North Carolina and Virginia both have "top ten" lotteries. The Tennessee Lottery is not as good, but decent. Of course there's Harrah's Casino in Cherokee, NC.

                    Actually, Washington state is a lot further away from family if you know what I mean. :)

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                      Actually, Washington state is a lot further away from family if you know what I mean. :)

                      I won't ask. What happens in Georgia stays in Georgia.  Razz

                      But at least pick a state with a good lottery!

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                        I won't ask. What happens in Georgia stays in Georgia.  Razz

                        But at least pick a state with a good lottery!

                        haha! Ikr! I don't know what I'd do if I got there and couldn't win what I've won in Ga. I haven't had a win higher than $100 on scratch offs. But if I could hit it for $2.5 or $10 million, I think I would be still happy to play and win a million in Washington state. We'll see. My second choice is Mass. I may visit Boston sooner or later. Go Celtics! :-)

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                          Florida seems to be the best state for Scratchies..Someone recently posted a 100k hit on the new Gold rush game they have out there. Seeing that gives me hope to win big one day lol..

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                            Florida seems to be the best state for Scratchies..Someone recently posted a 100k hit on the new Gold rush game they have out there. Seeing that gives me hope to win big one day lol..

                            I lived in Florida for about 18 yrs and played the lottery maybe once or twice. I was just too scared to lose money. I can't really say if they are good or bad. I just think, their are lucky winners. Now when it comes to draw games, California seems to get the most.

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                              Florida is top five for scratchers, but Massachusetts is NUMERO UNO, bar none. Mass has the biggest top prizes, and also pays out the largest percentage of the money taken in to the players - over 70%. They also will keep games active for several years as long as there are top prizes left, whereas a substantial number of lotteries will fairly quickly close out a card that has top prizes left, if it isn't selling so well anymore.

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