Scratch-off lottery tickets are lotto tickets that are printed on cards. They are also referred to as scratch cards, scratchers, scratch-its, scratch tickets, etc. There are lots of different types of scratch-offs, but the premise is always similar. You buy a card for either a dollar, five dollars, ten dollars, or twenty dollars. The higher the price, the more likely you are to win. At least that’s why they want you to think. You play by scratching off certain areas of the card to determine if it’s a winner or not. The biggest appeal of scratch-offs is that you don’t have to wait for a drawing. You either win money right away or you lose money right away. You usually lose money right away. But if you get a winning ticket, you can cash it in right away and buy more scratchers.
Right now I’m hooked on California Lottery’s Lucky for Life. There’s one ticket that costs a dollar with a grand prize of $500 a week for twenty-five years. There’s one that costs two bucks with a grand prize of $1000 a week for twenty-five years. There’s another ticket that costs five bucks with a grand prize of $2,500 a week for twenty-five years. And the last ticket costs ten bucks with a grand prize of $5000 a week for twenty-five years. I haven’t won the jackpot yet, but I’ve won $20 on a five-dollar ticket. That’s enough to buy a couple of burritos.
Critically Rated at 12/17
Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young