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Scratch Offs FAQ

Can I get cash instead when I win a FREE ticket on a scratch-off?

No. Tickets winning a “FREE TICKET” may be redeemed only at a participating Lottery retail location and may be redeemed for a FREE instant ticket of equivalent sales price from any current active instant game, within the claim period for that game.

How long do you have to claim a prize?

Winning scratch-off tickets can be claimed up to 90 days following the closure of the game. A list of closed games and end-of-redemption dates can be found on this website. Winning draw-style game tickets can be claimed up to 180 days following the drawing in which the prize was won.

I purchased four scratch-offs where the odds were 1 in 4. I didn’t win anything. Why is that?

Published game odds apply to the entire game overall. They do not mean, in this case, that every fourth ticket is a winner. Lottery games are games of chance, so winning scratch-off tickets are randomly distributed throughout the game. Just imagine what would happen to the integrity of Lottery games if it was known which tickets were winners prior to their sale.

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Scratch Prize Ticket Codes

Are You A Winner, Or Not?

Here’s something you may not know. did you know there is more than one way to confirm that your Scratch ticket is a winner? The best way to confirm it’s a winner is to take it to your favorite retailer and ask them to check it for you on the Lottery terminal. The next best way is use a Lottery Ticket Checker that is available at select retailers. You can also use the Lottery’s mobile app to scan the barcode underneath the scratch-off coating. But there is also another way!

Each Scratch ticket will have, under its scratch-off coating, letters of the alphabet that will correspond to a prize. If you’re ever confused about a game (some times they can be tricky), take a look at the hidden letters revealed. They may surprise you!

Check out where the letters are hidden on the above “uncovered” ticket. Looking at the Validation Codes, do you know the prize of this ticket?

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