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Where do you scratch your scratch off ticket?

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Posted: October 27, 2014, 9:48 pm - IP Logged

I usually scratch them inside the store but thinking that is not a good idea.  Now I bring them home to scratch them cause of safety reasons.

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    Posted: October 31, 2014, 9:24 am - IP Logged

    I usually play them inside the store or at home, inside the store can be a little dangerous for me. It's a lot easier for me to spend more money when I'm there and i'm scratching. If I play a few, and I lose it's way to easy for me to get into the mindset that a winner has to be comming.

     

    So usually, I just buy a few and leave. That way I'm at home and not as tempted. However, if I buy like say four or more of the same kind of ticket and I don't hit then I'm tempted to go back to the store and play them one at a time (if no one else is around and I can do that) to try just a few more to see if that deccent winner is lurking behind all those duds in a row.

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      Posted: November 1, 2014, 10:13 am - IP Logged

      I dont like scatching in the car,gets all the shavings everywhere. Plus the back and forth motion looks like im fapping.

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        Olney, MD
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        Posted: November 1, 2014, 11:00 am - IP Logged

        I dont like scatching in the car,gets all the shavings everywhere. Plus the back and forth motion looks like im fapping.

        I thought I was weird for it but I had the same concern.  That's why I would scratch tickets over the armrest in the car.  I try not to scratch tickets in the car because I noticed a few of the little flecks of the sparkly tickets stick to my leather seats and I can't get them off.

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          Posted: November 1, 2014, 11:24 am - IP Logged

          I checked the "Inside the store" option although I mainly scratch mines at home these days. Dang, that didn't sound right lol But the temptation to buy more usually always wins whenever scratching in or near the store. So I just buy a couple tickets and hope for the best when I arrive home. But even being at home won't stop the urge to go back out to cash any winnings I may have and purchase some more. Plus you have to cash them somewhere anyhow. I'd rather do it while I'm in the area and hope to have enough common sense to know when to quit. Definitely easier said than done haha!!!

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            Posted: November 1, 2014, 11:43 pm - IP Logged

            98% of the time is at home.

            2% of the time is at the car.

            Never at the store.

            That money's gone fo ever

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              Posted: November 2, 2014, 11:06 am - IP Logged

              98% of the time is at home.

              2% of the time is at the car.

              Never at the store.

              i scratch mine at home.

              i want to be a millionaire a second time!

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                south el monte
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                Posted: November 3, 2014, 3:42 pm - IP Logged

                at home. Except when I need something to do for awhile and  I'm on the road I'll buy a few xwords or bingos to kill time. Other then that number match games always.

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                  Posted: November 3, 2014, 8:29 pm - IP Logged

                  I don't buy scratch off tickets very often, but when I do I scratch them off at home.

                  "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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                    Posted: November 17, 2014, 12:24 am - IP Logged

                    I always scratch at home, even when I go over to the neighboring state of Georgia and buy tickets from time to time.  From my experience, the people I see at the counter or off to the side scratching tickets feverishly then going back to buy more don't look like upstanding citizens of the county (and in some instances don't smell like it) so I don't want to be remotely associated with those guys so I always buy my tickets and go.  Not to mention, I'm not the kind of person that has an insatiable urge to scratch my tickets as soon as I get them.  There are times when I go a few days before I even touch them.

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                      Posted: November 21, 2014, 7:30 am - IP Logged

                      Interesting fact that sometimes folks discard small winning tickets without cashing them in. Think they are in such a rush to find the big jackpot ticket that they bypass these small prizes.

                      In other instances found winning tickets that were cashed out and left lying around which seems that some store personnel are not properly following lottery procedures.

                      Anyone have similar experiences?

                      What?

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                        Posted: December 17, 2014, 1:24 pm - IP Logged

                        Car

                        Tn lottery sucks

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                          Posted: January 15, 2015, 7:52 pm - IP Logged

                          In the car while driving LOL!!  Is that better than texting while driving???   I don't do that often.  I usually only buy scratch offs once a month when the new tickets come out.  Usually on the run and curious so while driving I will only scratch off "the prize shown" above the numbers to see if there is a instant win symbol. .  If no symbol shown I usually wait until I get home to match the numbers which I have very little hope.  Most of my scratch off wins usually have a symbol involved.  The only time I can remember hitting big on numbers was on a 20.00 scratchy when every winning number up top was represented in the playing field several times.   I believe I won 500.00 and no I did not scratch that one while driving.

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                            Posted: February 4, 2015, 7:42 pm - IP Logged

                            Interesting fact that sometimes folks discard small winning tickets without cashing them in. Think they are in such a rush to find the big jackpot ticket that they bypass these small prizes.

                            In other instances found winning tickets that were cashed out and left lying around which seems that some store personnel are not properly following lottery procedures.

                            Anyone have similar experiences?

                            What?

                            I get them out of the trash cans inside (if they are laying on top, I don't rummage) to enter online for points to entry NCEL cash drawings. When entering duds it will pop up 'ticket not recognized' and that means its a winner. I found  $100 on a $20 ticket (bonus area left unscratched), $30 on a 20, in all over $250 right out of the garage can. It is absolutely amazing.

                             

                            Also, I play a lot of times at lunch in the car and it does make a heck of a mess. I prefer playing at home.

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                              Posted: February 12, 2015, 3:19 pm - IP Logged

                              I love the people who scratch them in their cars and every time they win something they come back into the store and buy more tickets and after they've run out of luck they drive off into the sunset or peel off into the night.

                              "Money won is twice as sweet as money earned"