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four4me's avatar - gate1
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Posted: July 20, 2004, 6:21 am - IP Logged

Buying a scratch off ticket worth a decent amount is like walking down the street and finding a roll of twenties in the gutter it might happen once in your lifetime. Then again it might not. I have bought a winning scratcher for 9 grand in a rinky dink bar that sells lotto tickets and scratchers. Once in a while when a new scratcher game for big buck hits the ticket counters I buy a few at different places. I'm talking the 5 and 10 dollar scratchers. With jackpots of 500,000 to 100,000. I don't buy scratchers for any game worth less than 100,000 bucks any more. Also if your going to buy these things check you local lottery web site and see how many top tier prizes are remaining before you decide to buy them.  Some states pull the lower prize payout scratchers off the shelves when all the top tier prizes are claimed and some don't.

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    Posted: July 22, 2004, 6:15 pm - IP Logged

    Lottologist.

    have a great winning day!

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      Posted: July 22, 2004, 7:45 pm - IP Logged

      I been playing a new scratch off ticket in Massachusetts "corvete". The game is still new and many people are wining, so far i have won more then i have lost buying "corvete". Try  it!


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        Posted: July 22, 2004, 7:49 pm - IP Logged

        Tony:

        It doesn't say how the $1 million is paid (cash or annuity).

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          Posted: July 22, 2004, 8:31 pm - IP Logged

          I like to play the new tickets that come out each month if they are the $5 or $10 tickets.  I will usually buy a couple the most I have won is $50.

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            Posted: July 23, 2004, 1:04 am - IP Logged

            One Day, I wish you luck, if you ever do buy that many, please let me know how you do.

            Cash Only, all the Mass. scratch ticket million or more winners are annuities.

            but hey, I'll take it any way I can get it. :)

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              Posted: July 23, 2004, 2:59 pm - IP Logged



              Yea unfortunatly they dont offer a cash option. If I ever win the corvette, will sell it and buy a 1959 cadillac.

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                I work in a store but just one day a week as an extra job. I've been there 4 years and I've never seen a big winner. We did have one person who won a trip on a scratch off ticket. A few folks hit for $100, but nothing major. I've tried tracking certain games when a customer buys 4-5 in a row and doesn't win. Occasionally I will buy the next ticket and it might pay $5 or $10. Also, in NJ a book of tickets costs $300. Doesn't matter what denomination the game is. The $10 game has 30 tickets in a book. $2 game has 150 and so on. I've never purchased a full book but would like to try it someday just to see what I'd get. I have cut back on my scratch off purchases and am now concentrating on Pick3 game. Better odds.

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                  Posted: August 5, 2004, 4:18 pm - IP Logged

                  What I don't like about the MA Corvette ticket (and the Harley Davidson ticket from about a year ago) is that stupid "prize package" winner (The Corvette package is a logo-festooned leather jacket, bag and sunglasses allegedly worth $456 - I forget what the HD package was). What good is that going to do someone if they win - at least if you win the car you can sell the ticket for a decent amount of money but I bet you'd be lucky to get $100 for a jacket and bag ticket.   


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                    Posted: August 5, 2004, 5:24 pm - IP Logged

                    861:

                    There IS a Mass scratch game with a $1 million LUMP SUM top prize.

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                      Posted: August 5, 2004, 5:39 pm - IP Logged

                      well i would think that the bigger cities would probably be sent more winning tickets makes sense dont ya think

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                        Posted: August 5, 2004, 7:07 pm - IP Logged

                        Cash Only: which game? I know they have had one in the past, but I can't think of one running currently.

                         

                        Lottogenie: that would definately make more sense from a business point of view, no doubt about it. However, if there was anyone  that knew where the big tickets were being placed, that would lead to so much corruption, not to mention breaking a few lottery laws. That would skew the tickets odds and be unfair to the smaller towns, if that could happen. As logic has it though, it is true that the bigger cities do have more winners, but not because of placement, but because of quantity sold. if a store in downtown Boston sells 20 books of a particular game in a week, it just stands to reason that he's going to see more big winners than the guy out in the small town selling one book a week.

                        :) just my two cents!


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                          Posted: August 6, 2004, 9:35 am - IP Logged

                          861:

                          The one that has the big "$1,000,000" (called $1,000,000 in Cash).

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                            Cash Only:

                            ok, yeah, that game is closed. the last million prize was claimed 5/14/03 and all other winners from that game had until 5/14/04 to claim them. I didn't think there were any currently running games with that option. they should do it more though, as it is a good selling point! :)

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                              Posted: August 6, 2004, 5:51 pm - IP Logged

                              I used to play scracth offs but The vegas odds on scrach off is like an overall 30% winning percentage. If the ticket says 1:4..it means versus all of the same ticket being sold all over the state..it does not mean you will win time if u buy 4 tickets.  Everytime i get the "urge" I go buy a powerball quick pick..

                              If you know your number is going to hit, have patience and then KILL IT!

                              You never know when you will get another hit.