Scratch-off tickets generating more b...

Scratch-off tickets generating more bets than jackpots in Fla. ...

There are 17 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Oct 29, 2007, titled Scratch-off tickets generating more bets than jackpots in Fla. .... In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

Multimillion-dollar Lotto jackpots may be the Florida Lottery's poster child, but the real money comes from people who prefer to scratch their gambling itch.

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Lost It All

Boynton Beach, FL

#1 Oct 29, 2007
Talk about a SCAM, the scratch-off jackpots are from people who didn't cash in a winning lotto ticket... Lotto wins everytime.

THE FLORIDA LOTTERY NEEDS TO REMOVE ALL THE LEFT OVER TICKETS WHEN THE JACKPOT FROM THAT GAME HAS BEEN WON,, SCAM ARTISTS... PEOPLE AREN'T PLAYING THESE GAMES FOR THE LESSER PRIZES.....

WHAT MORON WOULD PAY $20 FOR A SCRATCHOFF TICKET WITH A 1 IN 5MILLION ODDS?
Scratchoff Sam

Harrisburg, NC

#2 Oct 29, 2007
Lost It All wrote:
Talk about a SCAM, the scratch-off jackpots are from people who didn't cash in a winning lotto ticket... Lotto wins everytime.
THE FLORIDA LOTTERY NEEDS TO REMOVE ALL THE LEFT OVER TICKETS WHEN THE JACKPOT FROM THAT GAME HAS BEEN WON,, SCAM ARTISTS... PEOPLE AREN'T PLAYING THESE GAMES FOR THE LESSER PRIZES.....
WHAT MORON WOULD PAY $20 FOR A SCRATCHOFF TICKET WITH A 1 IN 5MILLION ODDS?
Get a life clown!
Borf-On-Thames

Boynton Beach, FL

#3 Oct 29, 2007
Newsworthy.
Borf-On-Thames

Boynton Beach, FL

#4 Oct 29, 2007
Lost It All wrote:
Talk about a SCAM, the scratch-off jackpots are from people who didn't cash in a winning lotto ticket... Lotto wins everytime.
THE FLORIDA LOTTERY NEEDS TO REMOVE ALL THE LEFT OVER TICKETS WHEN THE JACKPOT FROM THAT GAME HAS BEEN WON,, SCAM ARTISTS... PEOPLE AREN'T PLAYING THESE GAMES FOR THE LESSER PRIZES.....
WHAT MORON WOULD PAY $20 FOR A SCRATCHOFF TICKET WITH A 1 IN 5MILLION ODDS?
What moron would buy a scratchoff? Probably the same moron who thinks Lotto "wins everytime".
Crane

Spartanburg, SC

#6 Oct 29, 2007
Every play one of those crane games?
The kind where you put in your money, drop the claw and try to pick up a prize?

The prizes aren't that great.

You could take the money you spent on the game and buy something better than what you win for less money.

BUT playing the game is part of the fun.

Playing the game IS Part Of The Fun.

Like Scratch off games.

Playing is part of the fun.

And like fireworks. They cost money.

So when you set them off it is like burning money.

But they are FUN.

Since: May 07

Miami, FL

#7 Oct 29, 2007
The Lottery is a "tax" on the stupid people. Yea, I know there is always the CHANCE of a big win. If the "chance" was one-in-80,000...look at a sold out football game and find one winner in the crowd. This gives one perspective.

Oh, may I borrow $20?
Tony

Miami, FL

#8 Oct 29, 2007
Yeah, so you spent $150 and won $100. Good job.
Actually it's spent $200 to win $100.

The lotto and the scratch offs have around a 50% chance of winning your money back.

It's like a tax for the stupid.

If they could now use the lotto money for schools and reduce the property taxes.
Yeah

Pittsburgh, PA

#9 Oct 29, 2007
Keep playing the Lotto. I went to UF for free on a Bright Futures Scholarship, so I'm all for it. Although, the Lotto only gave about 1.5 billion to education for the coming year, and only 25% of that was spent on Bright Futures...
lottoman

United States

#10 Oct 29, 2007
Lost It All wrote:
Talk about a SCAM, the scratch-off jackpots are from people who didn't cash in a winning lotto ticket... Lotto wins everytime.
THE FLORIDA LOTTERY NEEDS TO REMOVE ALL THE LEFT OVER TICKETS WHEN THE JACKPOT FROM THAT GAME HAS BEEN WON,, SCAM ARTISTS... PEOPLE AREN'T PLAYING THESE GAMES FOR THE LESSER PRIZES.....
WHAT MORON WOULD PAY $20 FOR A SCRATCHOFF TICKET WITH A 1 IN 5MILLION ODDS?
You right.
Borf-On-Thames

Boynton Beach, FL

#11 Oct 29, 2007
Tony wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually it's spent $200 to win $100.
The lotto and the scratch offs have around a 50% chance of winning your money back.
It's like a tax for the stupid.
If they could now use the lotto money for schools and reduce the property taxes.
Lotto and Scratchoffs are NOT 50-50.

How would the state profit off that?? It's just as much a gamble for them.
Matt

Miami, FL

#12 Oct 29, 2007
You're a fool if you play scratch offs, the same idiots who play slots. The same idiots I see in line who win $10 in scratch off tickets and go and get 10 more.
No Player

Sebring, FL

#13 Oct 29, 2007
Unless your the type of person that has a rabbits foot stuck up your a.s.s. you are not going to win the lottery. Weather it is a scratch off or drawing it does not matter. I don't have a rabbits foot so I will never play.
Jef Smithon Frugal Goymaz

Boynton Beach, FL

#14 Oct 29, 2007
Borf-On-Thames wrote:
<quoted text>
What moron would buy a scratchoff? Probably the same moron who thinks Lotto "wins everytime".
LOTTO = THE STATE IN THIS CASE.
YOU GET IT... SO WHEN THE GUY DIDN'T CLAIM THE $50MIL [6 NUMBER LOTTO TICKET], THAT MONEY GOES TO PAY THE SCRATCH-OFF GRAND PRIZES....
LIKE IT SAID, THE STATE LOTTERY ALWAYS GETS IT'S WELFARE CHECK BACK IN SOME OTHER WAY...
Michele

Huntsville, AL

#17 May 22, 2008
Now Now how can anybody judge lotto or any gambling? this world is a gamble either we spend it on us and our habits or we give it away to some one elses habits.The only people who win the lotto and lottery big jackpots are people who are already rich and dont need it or its people who are about to pass away and have no families and friends so the point is stop being so cheap and negitive and take a chance in life you never know you may be the next winner life is a gamble either youre in it to win it or youre just in it to be as miserable and broke as you are!!!!!!!!!!
LAST THROES

West Palm Beach, FL

#18 Oct 29, 2008
Michele wrote:
Now Now how can anybody judge lotto or any gambling? this world is a gamble either we spend it on us and our habits or we give it away to some one elses habits.The only people who win the lotto and lottery big jackpots are people who are already rich and dont need it or its people who are about to pass away and have no families and friends so the point is stop being so cheap and negitive and take a chance in life you never know you may be the next winner life is a gamble either youre in it to win it or youre just in it to be as miserable and broke as you are!!!!!!!!!!
I am broke but I am NOT miserable.

I have to say that I am beating the system.
vlad

Boca Raton, FL

#19 Mar 7, 2009
Matt wrote:
You're a fool if you play scratch offs, the same idiots who play slots. The same idiots I see in line who win $10 in scratch off tickets and go and get 10 more.
i usually get 2 or 3 scratch offs at a time and i've won prizes on 2 tickes in a row. there's no way to know how the prizes are distributed, so this couldn't be a tell.
nsm tampa FL

Tampa, FL

#21 May 30, 2009
Won $1000 on a $20 scratchoff. Lottery office was packed with people cashing in their winning tickets (scratchoff, lottery, mega, fantasy five, cash 3, play 4).....Actually RENEWED my faith in the lottery as a whole....couldn't believe my eyes..

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