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Lotto--- cash for life scratch card

Is the chance of winning $1000 a week low??? I'm buying one every day!!
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I was just curious and I've done this a few times when Petro Canada, Esso offered 10x Points for Lottery, I purchased every Cash for Life (15). I always got 40-50% of my money back.
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i won 5 bucks from there once
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ericgu22 wrote:
Feb 27th, 2009 11:22 pm
how do they calculate that???,
Basically, they print 6 million tickets, and in that batch of 6 million tickets, they have 4 top prize winners.
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in before 'tax for the stupid' comment.

Personally I wouldn't buy scratch cards. I never know whether that particular card's top prize has already been claimed or not.
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MrDisco wrote:
Feb 28th, 2009 12:56 am
in before 'tax for the stupid' comment.

Personally I wouldn't buy scratch cards. I never know whether that particular card's top prize has already been claimed or not.
Here you go, I know BCLC shows how many prizes are left. Took some hunting on OLG but here it is:

http://www.olg.ca/lotteries/games/viewI ... ketInfo.do

Currently 3 people have won the $1000/week in one series, and nobody in the other series (must be a new batch).
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Would playing payday be better for me considering I'm buying one scratch card a day($4.
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ericgu22 wrote:
Feb 28th, 2009 1:33 am
Would playing payday be better for me considering I'm buying one scratch card a day($4.
You would be better off mailing me $20 a week and hoping that someday I get the urge to mail you back $500.
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tkyoshi wrote:
Feb 28th, 2009 1:04 am
Here you go, I know BCLC shows how many prizes are left. Took some hunting on OLG but here it is:
Yeah I know about the website, but when I'm standing at a lotto kiosk that info isn't always readily available. I know some retailers print out slips that show unclaimed prizes but it's not consistent.
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MrDisco wrote:
Feb 28th, 2009 12:56 am
Personally I wouldn't buy scratch cards. I never know whether that particular card's top prize has already been claimed or not.
hmm, your reply makes me wonder.
when you bring a winning ticket in, they scan the barcode to see the winning price.

now what if the ticket was already scanned by the seller to check for winning price before it was sold to you and scratched. So you just bought the pre-scanned ticket and scratched to find that it had no winning. Could this possibly happen?
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homeless06 wrote:
Feb 28th, 2009 4:48 am
now what if the ticket was already scanned by the seller to check for winning price before it was sold to you and scratched. So you just bought the pre-scanned ticket and scratched to find that it had no winning. Could this possibly happen?
No because the retailer needs the code underneath the scratch area to see if it's a winner.
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