Jump to content

Photo

Wanted: Losing scratch off lottery tickets


23 replies to this topic

#1 Philflound OFFLINE  

Philflound

    River Patroller

  • 3,405 posts
  • Location:Northern NJ

Posted Sun Sep 3, 2006 9:22 PM

I was wondering if anyone on here can send me losing scratch off lottery tickets. I'd take any and all. Everyone throws these away, but I've been collecting them. Acquiring from other states is a definite chore so I'm asking for anyone's help here. If you don't buy scratch off lottery tickets, can you ask family and friends. The more the better. I'd be willing to reimburse shipping. Please contact me if you're willing to help. Thanks.

Phil

Edited by Philflound, Sun Sep 3, 2006 10:59 PM.


#2 diggs130 OFFLINE  

diggs130

    Stargunner

  • 1,336 posts
  • Location:minnesota

Posted Sun Sep 3, 2006 9:44 PM

I was wondering if anyone on here can send me losing scratch off lottery tickets. I'd take any and all. Everyone throws these away, but I've been collecting them. Acquiring from other states is a definite chore so I'm asking for anyone's help here. If you don't buy scratch off lottery tickets, can you ask family and friends. The more the better. I'd be willing to reimburse shipping. Please contact me if you're willing to help. Thanks.

Phil



Hey i'll try to remember to collect some in minnesota for ya!


:)

#3 Philflound OFFLINE  

Philflound

    River Patroller

  • Topic Starter
  • 3,405 posts
  • Location:Northern NJ

Posted Sun Sep 3, 2006 10:03 PM

Thanks. I'm in no hurry, so if you can get 10 or 20 or 50 at a time, it would be good. Save me on postage. :)
Phil

#4 JohnnyBlaze OFFLINE  

JohnnyBlaze

    Stargunner

  • 1,910 posts
  • JTG: Employed by WWE for 7 Years and 30 Days
  • Location:Elizabeth,New Jersey,U.S.A.

Posted Wed Sep 6, 2006 12:21 PM

I know this may be a dumb question, but why are you collecting losing lottery tickets? I mean what's the value of them? To me, the lottery is just an excuse to donate a dollar to the Board of Education(here in NJ, that's where the money goes to). I'm not trying to be bitchy or anything, it's just a thought.

#5 jbanes OFFLINE  

jbanes

    River Patroller

  • 3,079 posts
  • Coming soon to a natural satellite near you...

Posted Wed Sep 6, 2006 12:47 PM

I know this may be a dumb question, but why are you collecting losing lottery tickets? I mean what's the value of them?

Some people think they're cool. After all, they've usually got interesting artwork, varying rules, and other features that can make them attractive.

My wife collects card calendars (as in the credit card sized handouts with a picture or logo on one side, and a year-long calendar on the other), and my father in law made a bit of money by selling Russian sugar packets on eBay. (Of all things!) Me? I'll stick with 30 year old electronics encased in small plastic shells. :D

Edited by jbanes, Wed Sep 6, 2006 12:47 PM.


#6 FujiSkunk OFFLINE  

FujiSkunk

    Quadrunner

  • 6,069 posts
  • Behold the Fuji!
  • Location:Planet Houston

Posted Wed Sep 6, 2006 12:47 PM

I know this may be a dumb question, but why are you collecting losing lottery tickets? I mean what's the value of them?


Some people collect bottle caps, some people collect beer cans, some people collect missing persons... er, pictures of missing persons...

Stop staring at me.

#7 Chickybaby OFFLINE  

Chickybaby

    Quadrunner

  • 6,156 posts

Posted Wed Sep 6, 2006 1:04 PM

Here in PA the lottery holds monthly drawing to win money from non-winning instant tickets and you can enter as many as you want. :)

#8 taxman OFFLINE  

taxman

    Dragonstomper

  • 922 posts
  • Location:Michigan

Posted Sat Sep 9, 2006 6:40 AM

And the notion that they are paying for education is a farce. They just simply divert the money away that would have been spent on education otherwise. Just a shell game act.

#9 Philflound OFFLINE  

Philflound

    River Patroller

  • Topic Starter
  • 3,405 posts
  • Location:Northern NJ

Posted Mon Sep 11, 2006 10:15 PM

Anyone have any for me yet? Still waiting for someone to tell me to send them money for postage. :)

Diggs, you get any yet?

I live close to you Blaze, probably 20 minutes away. :)

As for your question, there are many reasons why someone will want to collect them.

1. They are colorful and artistic like someone said.

2. Some feature key characters, cartoons, tv shows, etc, so there is intrinsic value on that basis.

3. They are available for only 1 year, so there is a historic value there.

4. They are limited in that particular state or country, making them hard to acquire around the world.

5. No one saves them, making them extremely scarce.

6. There are collections of some of the weirdest items, bottle caps, coasters, casino chips, and many other items most people would deem worthless.

7. I'm a trendsetter. I take initiative in doing things first, or doing things right. I can't say many will follow me here, but check out Ebay for losing lottery tickets. There are some on there. In fact I'm bidding on some. hehe

Someone mentioned how AOL disks and CDs are now collectible. They were free and people are paying money for them. Not much, but again, most people used them as coasters, made art from them, or threw them away. So there's a collector for everything out there.

And if it ever becomes somewhat collectible, I'll be the first to write a price and information guide on the subject. :)

Phil

Edited by Philflound, Mon Sep 11, 2006 10:16 PM.


#10 Philflound OFFLINE  

Philflound

    River Patroller

  • Topic Starter
  • 3,405 posts
  • Location:Northern NJ

Posted Mon Sep 11, 2006 10:41 PM

Just to give you a small example of some of the tickets I've gotten so far.

Phil

Attached Thumbnails

  • Lottery.jpg


#11 Philflound OFFLINE  

Philflound

    River Patroller

  • Topic Starter
  • 3,405 posts
  • Location:Northern NJ

Posted Tue Sep 12, 2006 11:13 PM

In the past 2 days I spent a total of $21 on scratch off tickets. I'm hitting on about 1 every 3 tickets. Out of all these, I pulled in $47. That's a $26 profit since yesterday. Tomorrow I get more with some of my winnings. :)
This hobby is getting more fun by the minute. My lucky penny seems to help. I actually wait till I get home before I scratch them, so I get to use my lucky penny.

Phil

#12 Philflound OFFLINE  

Philflound

    River Patroller

  • Topic Starter
  • 3,405 posts
  • Location:Northern NJ

Posted Fri Sep 15, 2006 4:25 PM

My last winnings I used to purchase $10 in scratch-offs and for the first time I lost on all the tickets. Very surprising, but still up overall. Thanks to everyone who is sending or has sent me tickets already. One thing to note, I'd like to get mint tickets. Someone was willing to send me some tickets that were winners, but had to be holepunched a little to show they were paid out already. I'd prefer losers that are fully intact than winners that are marked, torn, or punched in some way.

On a seperate note, I've spent a few bucks now on some cool scratch offs. I got some wildlife tickets from Alaska from 1991. 10 were various animals, and 10 were birds. They look real cool, so I finally am adding some vintage tickets to my collection. I'm also getting a nice variety from Mass. from another auction I won. Though I'm still trying to spend little to no money on this hobby.

Phil

#13 Philflound OFFLINE  

Philflound

    River Patroller

  • Topic Starter
  • 3,405 posts
  • Location:Northern NJ

Posted Sun Sep 24, 2006 10:56 PM

I found it interesting that I purchased a few cool lottery tickets from a super collector who had some 1991 Alaska ones. It turns out there is a lottery club, and they actually meet in conventions. They have a guide on I believe every scratch off printed from like 1970s and up for both USA and Canada. It turns out this is a hobby that only a handful of people are enjoying at this time. So it looks like I'm in on the ground floor.

The collection has been growing. I decided I would stick with whatever people send me, any and all NJ tickets, which are probably a good 800-900 tickets plus multiples on ones with different prints. For example, the Pink Panther from this year turned out to have I believe 5 different pictures on it. And I'm also collecting themes. My personal favorite is Halloween, so if anyone has these, along with video game related, please send them to me. Thanks.

Phil

#14 Clint Thompson OFFLINE  

Clint Thompson

    River Patroller

  • 3,093 posts
  • Mind Threat Into The Future.
  • Location:Indianapolis, Indiana

Posted Mon Sep 25, 2006 6:36 AM

I had about 20 or so of those Pac-Man scratch off tickets mid last year that were all losers. I won my money back out of the deal though so it was fun. If I run over them (which I remember seeing them a few weeks back in a box) I'll keep you in mind. :)

#15 Philflound OFFLINE  

Philflound

    River Patroller

  • Topic Starter
  • 3,405 posts
  • Location:Northern NJ

Posted Mon Sep 25, 2006 9:36 PM

Well I purchased a small photo album from the dollar store today. Most of the scratch offs fit perfectly in them, and they hold 100, so my collection will be nice and neat. A few bigger tickets I bought a larger album for. NJ has put out probably some 800-900 tickets since 1975, though some of them have mutliple pictures, so maybe 1000 or so exist. :)

Phil

#16 ninjarabbit OFFLINE  

ninjarabbit

    Stargunner

  • 1,625 posts
  • Location:Mean streets of suburban Cleveland

Posted Tue Sep 26, 2006 7:16 PM

A bit off topic but my dad won a few thousand dollars last year gambling and asked me to give him my losing tickets so he could write off gambling losses so he wouldn't have to pay taxes on his gambling winnings.

#17 Philflound OFFLINE  

Philflound

    River Patroller

  • Topic Starter
  • 3,405 posts
  • Location:Northern NJ

Posted Sat Sep 30, 2006 12:13 AM

Well, I'm joining the lottery club. Yes there is one of those. Membership is only $15 and it's going to have big perks. I'm also purchasing a list of supposedly every scratch off ever made in the US. I went to the NJ Lottery website and they actually list every scratch they've come out with since 1975. I made a database of them and am highlighting each ticket I acquire. I've decided to limit my purchases to just NJ tickets along with a select few from other states that I find interesting. Of course if I get things for free, I won't complain, but I don't have the room, time, or money to collect every ticket ever made. I believe it's over 20,000 of them.

The total number of NJ tix to date probably runs in the 800-900 range. Though some of the tickets have different photos, so that number is about 1000 I'm guessing. I'm probably approaching 100 already. I don't think that's too bad. Once I join the club, I may be able to get alot more tickets for little to no money.

I found that a small photo album is perfect for almost all the tickets. I'm also putting them in order by the print number. Since NJ started numbering, they've hit about 670, though they skip numbers for some reason and then later on release the earlier ones.

Anyway, if anyone has accumulated a nice batch of tickets for me, let me know. Thanks.

Phil

#18 Skyyking OFFLINE  

Skyyking

    Chopper Commander

  • 123 posts

Posted Mon Oct 16, 2006 12:08 PM

I had about 20 or so of those Pac-Man scratch off tickets mid last year that were all losers. I won my money back out of the deal though so it was fun. If I run over them (which I remember seeing them a few weeks back in a box) I'll keep you in mind. :)



Are you in Indiana by any chance? I kept a few but should have kept more. Some state had several arcade themed tickets I think.

#19 Skyyking OFFLINE  

Skyyking

    Chopper Commander

  • 123 posts

Posted Mon Oct 16, 2006 12:19 PM

Hey Phil!,

Do you know what will REALLY be collectors items? The tickets that cost $10 or more. There would be less of those than anything. Also the promotion signs that get posted in the stores. I have thought about collecting those too.

Just out of curiosity, next time you win more than $10, look at the number in the lower right hand corner of the ticket. Please tell me what it is. I am working on a theory......I'll explain after I get a few examples.

I don't by that many scratch offs anymore but I will start saving them.

I have often thought of collecting them too! They really don't take up much space at all. But your right some of the artwork really is amazing.

What does the lottery club you mentioned do?

Good Luck! And be careful, sometimes people can really get hooked on that. A friend of mine won $5,000 and now she is just a plain 'lottery junkie' there is no doubt!

Edited by Skyyking, Mon Oct 16, 2006 12:25 PM.


#20 Donald Needham OFFLINE  

Donald Needham

    Combat Commando

  • 1 posts

Posted Sat Nov 26, 2011 6:08 PM

I have a Vintage 1967 Super Cash In a Flash Lottery ticket NOT issued by any state but my a Company this Ticket was handed out for free...! I am selling it on ebay right now you can contact me by going to one of my websites or on Ebay I wont check this because I dont come here ofter but here is one of my sites. www.fishvillecommunity.com I am the Admin just send me a msg.! ;)

#21 A_Locomotive OFFLINE  

A_Locomotive

    Stargunner

  • 1,458 posts
  • Location:Spring Valley, CA

Posted Sun Nov 27, 2011 12:22 AM

Some people collect bottle caps, some people collect beer cans, some people collect missing persons... er, pictures of missing persons...


I collect photos of models with the eyes cut out. :ponder:

#22 orpheuswaking OFFLINE  

orpheuswaking

    River Patroller

  • 4,747 posts
  • Lone Raider Time!
  • Location:Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Posted Sun Nov 27, 2011 1:33 PM

Tax scam :D

You can write off gambling loses on your taxes, but you need proof... A bag full of tickets would sure help there

#23 Panther_Queen OFFLINE  

Panther_Queen

    Combat Commando

  • 1 posts

Posted Mon May 13, 2013 1:07 PM

I was wondering if you're still collecting these scratch-offs. I'm from WV & I have some if you're interested.

#24 Hulsie OFFLINE  

Hulsie

    Chopper Commander

  • 127 posts
  • Monkey Islander
  • Location:Michigan, USA

Posted Sat May 18, 2013 3:55 PM

Hey, PM me your address and I'll send you some Michigan ones.




0 user(s) are browsing this forum

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users