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Vintage lottery ticket from 1974 NYS Lottery

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After my Dad passed away back in 2005, I found this old April 05, 1974 NYS Lottery ticket in one of his drawers. I scanned it and am posting it so you can see what it was like back then.

TOP PRIZE = $200 / week for life. Even 42 years ago, they used 20 years as the basis for a "FOR LIFE" prize.

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    Posted: July 26, 2016, 6:19 pm - IP Logged

    Thanks for posting!

    200$ probably didn't seem like a lot by the time the 90ies rolled around.

    The ticket price of 2$ is pretty hefty though.

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      Posted: July 26, 2016, 6:25 pm - IP Logged

      Thanks for posting!

      200$ probably didn't seem like a lot by the time the 90ies rolled around.

      The ticket price of 2$ is pretty hefty though.

      The ticket price of 2$ is pretty hefty though.

      "Cash4Life" and "Lucky for Life" are $2 each even today.

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        Posted: July 26, 2016, 6:31 pm - IP Logged

        After my Dad passed away back in 2005, I found this old April 05, 1974 NYS Lottery ticket in one of his drawers. I scanned it and am posting it so you can see what it was like back then.

        TOP PRIZE = $200 / week for life. Even 42 years ago, they used 20 years as the basis for a "FOR LIFE" prize.

        I've been wondering lately how they made tickets in the pre-modern era (Pre-1991). Were there any balls or was there only scratch offs available?

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          The ticket price of 2$ is pretty hefty though.

          "Cash4Life" and "Lucky for Life" are $2 each even today.

          Right, but you win more than the 208k$ (which adjusted for inflation is $1,016,955.46).

          Plus you could buy almost 5 tickets for what 2$ could buy back then.

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            Right, but you win more than the 208k$ (which adjusted for inflation is $1,016,955.46).

            Plus you could buy almost 5 tickets for what 2$ could buy back then.

            According to the 1974 US Census:

            Median and Average Sales Prices of New Homes Sold in United States was $35,700

            Average cost of a new car was  $3,750.00 and gas was 55 cents / gallon

            The average total cost at private colleges increased to $9,022 from $3,860, a gain of 134 percent. In 1974, for example, the tuition at Columbia College was $3,370, or 20 percent more than the $2,785 basic price of a middle-size Chevrolet

            Average Income per year was $13,900.00 and  Average Monthly Rent $185.00

            So, $200 / week ($10,400 / yr) was certainly a big deal back in 1974

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              Posted: July 26, 2016, 7:11 pm - IP Logged

              I've been wondering lately how they made tickets in the pre-modern era (Pre-1991). Were there any balls or was there only scratch offs available?

              I don't think there were any "scratch offs" back then.

              If I remember correctly, the tickets were already printed with the numbers on them and you just asked for as many as you wanted to purchase.

              Also, I don't remember how the winning numbers were selected.

              The Meatman

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                According to the 1974 US Census:

                Median and Average Sales Prices of New Homes Sold in United States was $35,700

                Average cost of a new car was  $3,750.00 and gas was 55 cents / gallon

                The average total cost at private colleges increased to $9,022 from $3,860, a gain of 134 percent. In 1974, for example, the tuition at Columbia College was $3,370, or 20 percent more than the $2,785 basic price of a middle-size Chevrolet

                Average Income per year was $13,900.00 and  Average Monthly Rent $185.00

                So, $200 / week ($10,400 / yr) was certainly a big deal back in 1974

                Yes, but by 1990? Not so much.

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                  Yes, but by 1990? Not so much.

                  Money And Inflation 1990'S

                  To provide an estimate of inflation we have given a guide to the value of $100 US Dollars for the first year in the decade to the equivalent in today's money
                  If you have $100 Converted from 1990 to 2005 it would be equivalent to $153.76 today

                  In 1990 a new house cost $123,000.00 and by 1999 was $131,700.00
                  In 1990 the average income per year was $28,970.00 and by 1999 was $40,810.00

                  In 1990 a gallon of gas was $1.34 and by 1999 was $1.22

                  In 1990 the average cost of new car was $16,000.00 and by 1999 was $21,100.00

                  A few more prices from the 90's and how much things cost
                  Ford Mustang Convertible $14,289.00   Ohio   1990 From Car Prices in the 90's Plymouth Voyager $15,999 New Jersey 1996 Leather Bomber Jacket $99.99 Annapolis 1993 From Clothes Prices in the 90's Levi Denim Jeans $34.99 Super Nintendo$159.00 Cellular Car Phone History of Mobile Phones $325.00 Ohio 1990 From Electrical and Electronic Prices in the 90's Pork Chops $1.98 Pork Chops $2.99 per pound Pennsylvania 1998 From Price of Food 90's Frozen Peas 97 cents per pound Solid Pine Armoire $539.00 New Jersey 1996 From Furniture Prices 90's Lazy Boy Recliner $260.00 Snowboard$199.00 New Jersey 1996

                  Example of a home from our Property for sale in the 1990's
                  1993 Apartment Annapolis Maryland

                  1 bed 1 bath living room , dining room good views over countryside $83,500

                  The Meatman

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                    Posted: July 26, 2016, 9:51 pm - IP Logged

                    I guess he did not win if you still have the ticket. Thats cool.

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                      Posted: July 27, 2016, 7:58 am - IP Logged

                      Ty meatman!

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                        Posted: July 27, 2016, 8:28 am - IP Logged

                        You know you are getting old when someone posts something from 1974 and calls it vintage

                        Thanks a lot meatman! LOL

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                          You know you are getting old when someone posts something from 1974 and calls it vintage

                          Thanks a lot meatman! LOL

                          Dang! Ain't that the truth!

                          I have some old Ohio Lotto tickets from the mid 1980's.

                          2 lines for a buck.

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                          A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

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                            Dang! Ain't that the truth!

                            I have some old Ohio Lotto tickets from the mid 1980's.

                            2 lines for a buck.

                            The NYS Lottery "LOTTO" game (6/59) still offers 2 games for a dollar. The current jackpot (for Wednesday 8/10/16 is $8.3 mil) and increases about $300,000 when there is a rollover. Jackpot starts at $2 mil after being won. 

                            They draw 6 main numbers and 1 bonus number. The bonus number only comes into play if you match 5 + bonus.

                            NUMBERS MATCHED
                            PRIZE LEVEL
                            CHANCES OF WINNING
                            On a $1 Play
                            Six
                            1st
                            1: 45,057,474.00
                            1: 22,528,737.00
                            Five + bonus
                            2nd
                            1: 7,509,579.00
                            1: 3,754,789.50
                            Five
                            3rd
                            1: 144,414.98
                            1: 72,207.49
                            Four
                            4th
                            1: 2,179.85
                            1: 1,089.92
                            Three
                            5th
                            1: 96.17
                            1: 48.08

                            Overall Odds: 1 in 46.02

                            The Meatman

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                              Posted: August 7, 2016, 2:41 pm - IP Logged

                              Interesting post Meatman.  The lottery sure has come a long way in the last 40+ years.  Keep that ticket safe, could be a collectors item someday if it isn't already.

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