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That's why it's called "gambling"

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and sounds perfectly legit to me. The intention of these games is to sell all of the tickets and pay the winners from those proceeds. They can't require buying to wait until all tickets are gone before scratching them off. It would be just as likely that the first ticket sold would have the grand prize winner as the last one. If that happens, should the winner be announced immediately? Not gonna happen. It doesn't work that way in the gambling world. It sounds as if this guy still had a chance to reap more than he sowed. He's wasting the courts time. Hope he loses and has to repay all that this will cost the public.

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I agree... in part.

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What makes me wonder about how "above board" all this is... is how clearly stated the conditions of the contest are. Is the information that the contest prizes may have already been awarded out in the open for prospective ticket buyers to see... or is the information in small print on the back of the ticket, where only someone who has already bought the ticket will have a chance to read it?

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Those conditions and possibilities are probably

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published somewhere but, for gamblers, should be common knowledge. It doesn't take too much brain power to figure out that a contest that runs for a time period or until all tickets are sold that also has instant winners has the possibility that the largest payoff could come with any ticket. There isn't any law that says the selling must stop when all winning tickets have been turned it. In fact, if the game is run properly, very few people even know how much has been paid out in a real time manner. It's kept quiet and turned over to the bean counters afterwards as part of the selling strategy. It's gambling....and a very poor career choice. Grin

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It was easy to find...

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I was thinking more about the point of sale location

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I did not say the info was not available. However, how many scratch ticket buyers are going to research the game on the web first?

However, that gives me pause to wonder about our original, disgruntled college prof. If he took the time to ponder the odds, then how much more research did he do ? Did he buy the ticket, knowing he was going to sue the lottery? Hard, if not impossible to prove, but it makes you think...

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Grim....maybe lottery tickets should all be

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required to have this printed on them

WARNING----You just might lose Happy

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(NT) rotflmao

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You have a very good point...

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