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The Grebe

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Do any of you FMer's out there buy scratch offs on a regular basis? Do you ever win anything? Does anyone ever win anything anymore?

Back in early 2000, my wife won $850.00 on a $1.00 number, I won $2000.00 on a $1.00 number and also $250.00.

It seemed like winning $100.00 was pretty common and $25.00 was a regular occurance....Since that time, I think the biggest dollar amount I know of anyobdy winning is $25.00.

We used to get maybe $5.00 or $10.00 worth at the end of the week...now we maybe buy $10.00 worth a month and that is fast comming to an end. frown.gif

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I agree with you about the odds of winnings. It just seems to me that you don't win much nowadays and if you do it's only about $10 or less.

Have you noticed that some of the big prices for those scratch tickets have been won outside of the Twin Citites Metro area? I play those scratch tickets but haven't seen any prices bigger than $10.00.

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Boiler...I don't know about that crack deal? I don't suppose they are anymore addictive then going to the casino, playing poker, doing pulltabs, or drinking beer, any of that stuff can take you deep if you let it....along with alot of other things!

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I might buy one oo two a year....not really big into them...I play the Powerball just like everyone else does when the pot gets up there. I have had buddies drop there whole paycheck on Pulltabs att he bar after work on a friday evening by 630pm!!! No thanks....I can buy a tin of wax worms for $2 and have hours of fun....rather than spending $2 on scratch offs for 2 minutes of fun and no reward.

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Sorry, I don't wanna come off like Mr. Judgemental. That's just the nickname the wife and I have for pull tabs and scratch offs. Yup, there's a whole lotta things in life that can take a guy off the deep end if he lets them.

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my brother-in-law won $100,000 last year on leave from iraq! he's lucky to win that, but unlucky that he has to go back. if anyone deserves it, it's one of or brave soldiers

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Scratch offs and pull tabs are cardboard crack.


Yup, around this neck of the woods we call 'em "cardboard cocaine".

Doesn't stop me from playin' 'em every now and then though. Everybody has their vice...

I do have a buddy that spends a ton of dough on the stuff. He has scratched a couple nice ones like a $5K and a $2K, but I know he has WAY more into it than that. He's pretty big on the 'tabs too. He's one of those paycheck spenders. Once you get so much into a jar, ya can't hardly stop until you get at least some of the money back.

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I've got a cousin that's hooked on 'em too. The only difference is, he's never won anything big! He's never won over $50 or so, but he still buys them every day. He figures one of these days all his "hard work" will pay off I guess. crazy.gif

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Probably not....I don't buy scratch offs all the time, but I do buy 2 hot lotto tickets at the beginning and the end of the week.

I did win $50.00 on one last summer and the girl at the Holiday station said it was the biggest payout she had personally seen in the 4 years she worked at the store....thats not very encouraging.

I don't mess with the powerball...wouldn't know what the he11 to do with all that loot anyways, even if I did win.

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If you won huge I'd be more than willing to help a fellow FM'er get rid of some cash.
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Me too!!

Also, keep me in mind if you need a chauffeur, someone to pilot the boat, drive the RV, or to live in the "other" house off-season for security/maintenance purposes.

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99...for sure! I mean like I'll get right on the phone, no schmidt and I know you'll do the same...right? Am I right?

99? Did you win? Can you here me 99? Batteries must be low? grin.gif

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I agree that those tickets used to pay a lot better in the past. I play the stupid things in streaks, but mostly the 5 and 10 buck ones. Sometimes I'll pop a hundred or 50, but for the most part, I get the hoop. I think the best thing a guy should play would be the Northstar Cash. Pretty good odds and a decent payout. Hey Grebe-are you heading to Pokey any time soon? I might be out there Sunday, maybe even hauling the permanent there. I don't check this forum much (pretty much not at all, the scratch off thread caught my eye) so maybe put a post up in east central.

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I don't mess with the powerball...wouldn't know what the he11 to do with all that loot anyways, even if I did win.


I think I could figure out a way to spend some of that loot. Land, land, and more land-oh ya, and a private lake. In Hawaii. And Alaska. I suppose I should keep dreaming....

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A co-worker just won 200 grand!


Wouldn't that be "ex" co-worker? I won $500 last year in Missouri before I moved back to Minnesota, most I have ever hit.

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yea, a buddy of mine from rochester, mn just won 200K 2 weeks ago on a ten dollar ticket

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Boy those things are tough! Lots of $1.00 losers (Ya just play em back and lose).

Did have one good thing happen...got my daughter a card, a small box of candy and a 'Betty Boops' for Valentines Day and when she scratched it, there was a heart symbol and she won $5.00...! That's pretty cool.

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Anyone try that $5 Twins one yet??


I've bought about 10 of them. (4) $5 winners, (1) $10 winner and (1)...... $100 winner!!! wooooooo.....

So my dad thinks it's the next best thing, so he goes and gets one, HE won $100 on a Twins ticket. Mine bought in Chisago, his in Wyoming.

He plays the dump out of them though. He's won $2,500 twice, 3 tackle boxes about 10 years ago, whenever they had that one, and the biggest one, Venetian Nights, about 3 years ago, you could send in for a second chance drawing to go to Vegas for 3 days and be on the "Powerball Game Show".

He won the trip there, and ended up winning $8,888 while on TV. Anyways, it's like most gambling. You're going to lose more than you win, unless you win on the first one and never play again.

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