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solutions to problems scratching scratch-offs that will not scratch

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ozone park
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Posted: October 12, 2015, 5:28 pm - IP Logged

I am wonder what people do when their scratch off card does not scratch. I have a few cards here that will not scratch. Usually I would use a razor blade and that works very well but for some reason these cards will not scratch at all not even the 4 digit number to verify.

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    Posted: October 12, 2015, 7:18 pm - IP Logged

    I am wonder what people do when their scratch off card does not scratch. I have a few cards here that will not scratch. Usually I would use a razor blade and that works very well but for some reason these cards will not scratch at all not even the 4 digit number to verify.

    are u talking about royal riches - they are fairly hard to scratch

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      Posted: October 12, 2015, 9:38 pm - IP Logged

      Photocopy, sign, send the via certified mail. The NY Lottery knows if they are winners. I had some winners that didn't have the barcode due to the vendor tearing them off unevenly but was able to mail them in.

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        ozone park
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        Posted: October 13, 2015, 3:25 pm - IP Logged

        NYS lottery got back to me and stated that all tickets that you are unable to scratch make a copy front and back and send them to the NYS Lottery headquarters and if it is a winning ticket they will pay me and if they are losing tickets they will reimburse  me the amount I paid for the tickets. Either way for me it is a win-win thank you NYS Lottery

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          Posted: October 13, 2015, 7:48 pm - IP Logged

          NYS lottery got back to me and stated that all tickets that you are unable to scratch make a copy front and back and send them to the NYS Lottery headquarters and if it is a winning ticket they will pay me and if they are losing tickets they will reimburse  me the amount I paid for the tickets. Either way for me it is a win-win thank you NYS Lottery

          Party that is all

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            Posted: October 13, 2015, 8:54 pm - IP Logged

            That makes no business sense but hey like you said it's a win win for you. Had I known this I would have sat on a bunch of tickets until they got 'stale' and couldn't be scratched. I know for next time!

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              Posted: October 13, 2015, 10:12 pm - IP Logged

              Recipe:

              Buy $1k in tickets.

              Bake at 200 degrees-F for five minutes.

              Remove from oven to cool.

              Pack and mail to Lottery HQ.

              Wait.

              Get paid and reimbursed.

              Repeat.

               

              Muahaha!

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                Posted: October 14, 2015, 11:56 am - IP Logged

                I think it has something to do with them being exposed to air for a long time. What a way to play for free though!

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                  Posted: October 14, 2015, 8:58 pm - IP Logged

                  Photocopy, sign, send the via certified mail. The NY Lottery knows if they are winners. I had some winners that didn't have the barcode due to the vendor tearing them off unevenly but was able to mail them in.

                  Oh my, that sounds like a lot of work. I guess it depends on how many tickets were purchased. Why go through all that trouble to be reimbursed five or ten bucks - if that's the amount to be reimbursed.

                  Vendors should be able to reimburse their customers for tickets purchased that cannot be scratched and they should also be responsible for not selling any tickets from any pack when a customer claims that they're unable to scratch even one ticket.

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                    ozone park
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                    Posted: October 16, 2015, 3:02 pm - IP Logged

                    Actually that would be dishonest and karma would probably come back 10 times worse and costs you even more than you think you would get over on. Always happens