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New Texas $20 Scratch Off - Every one is a winner (Lol)

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Posted: January 23, 2016, 2:01 pm - IP Logged

I was just looking on the Texas Lottery Site and saw they are coming out with a new $20 ticket. This ticket has prizes starting at $5, but they are all winners.

Lately, it has been really bad to win anything decent here in San Antonio. The new "Hit" tickets are horrible and now they insult our intelligence by telling us we win a prize on every ticket. Who wants to win $5 when you just spent $20? I think this is a new low to make money for the state of Texas. I may have to quit playing.

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    Posted: January 23, 2016, 5:55 pm - IP Logged

    That's terrible........ they can't be serious can they? Confused

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      Posted: January 23, 2016, 6:47 pm - IP Logged

      The one time these would be a good idea is for holiday themed tickets. When you give them as a gift, at least the person getting them would win something...

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        Posted: January 23, 2016, 8:53 pm - IP Logged

        I was just looking on the Texas Lottery Site and saw they are coming out with a new $20 ticket. This ticket has prizes starting at $5, but they are all winners.

        Lately, it has been really bad to win anything decent here in San Antonio. The new "Hit" tickets are horrible and now they insult our intelligence by telling us we win a prize on every ticket. Who wants to win $5 when you just spent $20? I think this is a new low to make money for the state of Texas. I may have to quit playing.

        Yeah, I was checking that tic out on the website. That is a first for Texas to offer less than the cost of the tic. I guess they think people will be happy to win ANYTHING. LOL.

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          Posted: January 23, 2016, 9:45 pm - IP Logged

          The one time these would be a good idea is for holiday themed tickets. When you give them as a gift, at least the person getting them would win something...

          Exactly!

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            Posted: January 25, 2016, 12:08 pm - IP Logged

            We were in Texas last weekend I was looking at the scratch-offs glad i didn't buy one. Instead I just multi-draw my Lotto Texas and Texas 2 Step.

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              Posted: January 25, 2016, 4:57 pm - IP Logged

              This is essentially a 15 dollar scratch off. The more low prizes they pack in, the worse the odds for a good pull.

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                Posted: January 25, 2016, 6:07 pm - IP Logged

                I was just looking on the Texas Lottery Site and saw they are coming out with a new $20 ticket. This ticket has prizes starting at $5, but they are all winners.

                Lately, it has been really bad to win anything decent here in San Antonio. The new "Hit" tickets are horrible and now they insult our intelligence by telling us we win a prize on every ticket. Who wants to win $5 when you just spent $20? I think this is a new low to make money for the state of Texas. I may have to quit playing.

                A lot of people don't care for this type of ticket. I'm one of them. If it paid less then what you paid for it. That not a good sell point. Any state lottery that just toss this kind ticket to it players if it not a holiday ticket such be ready to except the losses on the ticket. Worst yet. We will hear from it [the lottery spoke person]. We don't understand why this game or ticket didn't do well! Think about it!

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                  Posted: January 25, 2016, 7:57 pm - IP Logged

                  Hi dallascowboyfan,

                  You are definitely better off playing the draw games. I even bought half a pack of the new $5 tickets and did not win anything over $20 so I quit Bash.

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                    Posted: January 25, 2016, 7:58 pm - IP Logged

                    Hi Coal Thumb,

                    Yes, that is a great point. I am slowly losing my desire to play for awhile.

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                      Posted: January 25, 2016, 8:09 pm - IP Logged

                      I have a story to share about a store I go to regularly. On Thursday, right before I got there someone hit $1,750 on a $50 ticket. The ticket was number 9, which is usually a good ticket to play. Anyway, the owner told me that the particular pack was loaded with winners, 1-$500, 2-$200, and a couple of $100's. He told me I should play but I wasn't about to do that after someone had $1,750 win. I figured that was it for that role. It was a great looking ticket too. It had all $70 wins with a win all symbol. 

                      Good luck to all of you!

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                        Posted: January 25, 2016, 8:59 pm - IP Logged

                        Yeah a local pharmacy tried to pull that on me. They're like, well people are winning on this one why don't you play it? And I'm like no no no tell me what people are LOSING ON. I want to win.

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                        $1 - FTY | $2 - HUN | $3 - ZSA | $5/ $10 - FVH | $20 - UKA (playbook - HUN) | $25 - OQA | $30 ???

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                          Posted: February 23, 2016, 7:46 pm - IP Logged

                          Has anyone had any big wins on this ticket?

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                            Posted: February 23, 2016, 9:16 pm - IP Logged

                            Hi Kaseydia,

                            The stores I frequently go to had a $500 winner on this ticket posted up last week. I have asked all the regular players I see, and nobody seems to like these or want to play them. I have bought about 10 from different stores and have not won more than $25 on it.

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                              Posted: February 24, 2016, 12:39 am - IP Logged

                              The store clerk told me also that while she was on duty, there had been only $5 winners and not many people had bought them. Sounds like they are not very popular.