Scratchcards - What's the most you have won ?

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Scratchcards - What's the most you have won ?

Postby JimMcDonald » Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:18 pm

Got a real problem with these addictive little things at the moment, every time I go to the shop either it be Tesco for a £100 shop or to the petrol station for a bottle of milk I always end up buying one.

Just looked in the kitchen draw and found £40 worth of losing scratchcards just from last week. Iv won on a few the odd fiver and tenner and £40 twice but never nothing higher.

I know I am trying to get that big win and I'm not going to lie I get a buzz whilst scratching JUST in case I do win that mega 300k.

What are the chances are we talking really slim ?

What's the most you have ever won ?

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Re: Scratchcards - What's the most you have won ?

Postby Sutton-Claret » Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:28 pm

Only ever bought one and I won £2..... so i have a 100% win record

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Postby MACCA » Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:30 pm

After the asda big shop one day about 2 years ago, I played a £2 "lucky 7" scratchcard where you had 7 chances to win 77k if you revealed a 7 on that column.

Big does and little does, I scratch the columns off before the prize at the end of each column.
I went down each column, 7, 7, 7, 7, 7 ,7, 7, and 7 , I was in for a "big prize" my heart was going, I called the wife in from the kitchen as she was "putting away" and together arched over the dining room table, I start scratching off each prize slowly. £5, £10, £10, £20, £5, £10, £15

£75! Big prize my ass. I was sweating, shaking everything.
I got a good run for my £2, but in truth I was majorly disappointed.

Think I've spent £10 in my whole life on them so I'm up on my outlays.
I used to usually only buy them if I'd spent 3 or 4 quid in the shop and it was a minimum £5 spend to pay on card, so I'd buy a £1 or £2 one.
Now I buy more milk or chewing gum, as they're a con!


On a side note, I know the girl from Burnley who won the 250k top prize at asda about 5 years ago!
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Re: Scratchcards - What's the most you have won ?

Postby Bosscat » Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:34 pm

JimMcDonald wrote:Got a real problem with these addictive little things at the moment, every time I go to the shop either it be Tesco for a £100 shop or to the petrol station for a bottle of milk I always end up buying one.

Just looked in the kitchen draw and found £40 worth of losing scratchcards just from last week. Iv won on a few the odd fiver and tenner and £40 twice but never nothing higher.

I know I am trying to get that big win and I'm not going to lie I get a buzz whilst scratching JUST in case I do win that mega 300k.

What are the chances are we talking really slim ?

What's the most you have ever won ?

Just think of the money you have wasted buying scratch cards Jim ... work out how much you have spent and how much you have won... then multiply that by several million and you will see what a waste of money they are.... for the majority of people (most of whom in reality cannot afford it)

In the 25 years we have had the National Lottery scratch card I have probably bought 10 (and won a fiver) ...

Regarding the Nation Lottery, when they lifted the price and increased the number of Balls in the National Lottery from 49 to 59 I stopped doing that as well ... we used to do the same 3 lines of numbers every week.
I look to see if my numbers would have come up, even to this day ... No they havent ... so I have saved a few grand already.

Like you say you do the scratch cards and/or Lottery for one reason ... the chance you might be the one who gets that big one.

How many people do you know who have won a reasonably large amount. I bet its not many.
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Postby claret2018 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:38 pm

It’s called the idiot tax for a reason. Give it up, you won’t win.
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Postby SammyBoy » Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:38 pm

As somebody who doesn't use scratchcards, people buying scratchcards is one of my pets hates. I've been in a rush a few times stuck behind them, usually takes them ages to convey to the cashier which specific one they want as well. Then you have the ones who actually scratch and check it at the checkout :evil:
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Postby JimMcDonald » Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:41 pm

Bosscat wrote:Just think of the money you have wasted buying scratch cards Jim ... work out how much you have spent and how much you have won... then multiply that by several million and you will see what a waste of money they are.... for the majority of people (most of whom in reality cannot afford it)

In the 25 years we have had the National Lottery scratch card I have probably bought 10 (and won a fiver) ...

Regarding the Nation Lottery, when they lifted the price and increased the number of Balls in the National Lottery from 49 to 59 I stopped doing that as well ... we used to do the same 3 lines of numbers every week.
I look to see if my numbers would have come up, even to this day ... No they havent ... so I have saved a few grand already.

Like you say you do the scratch cards and/or Lottery for one reason ... the chance you might be the one who gets that big one.

How many people do you know who have won a reasonably large amount. I bet its not many.


I would give up checking if your lottery numbers would of come up because if one day they do and you didn't put it on I dread to think !

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Re: Scratchcards - What's the most you have won ?

Postby ClaretTony » Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:49 pm

Even worse than doing the lottery because all people tend to do if they win is buy even more. A real opportunity to get addicted to gambling.

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Postby Herts Clarets » Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:57 pm

£4million. A bloke I know lent me his debit card and when I went in the shop, my mate and I bought a scratchcard and hit the jackpot. Not stopped celebrating since, just waiting for that cheque from Camelot to land on the doormat then it's gonna be spend spend spend......
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Postby Herts Clarets » Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:14 pm

On a serious note, friends of my parents won the Lottery jackpot a few years ago. I don't know how much but they were the sole winners back when the jackpots were larger than they are now. We think in the region of £10m. The wife of the couple was a nurse at BGH at the time and was also part of a syndicate with other nurses, however it was her personal numbers and ticket that was the winner. That's where the trouble started. She had the Police on her doorstep as one of the other syndicate members accused her of theft, even though they all had a copy of the numbers and she could demonstrate that the winning ticket wasn't part of this collection and it was in fact her regular numbers that she used on a weekly basis.

She found out who her friends were, the investigation was quickly concluded by the Police and they collected their winnings. Many people who she worked with for years who she classed as friends showed their true colours and haven't spoken to them since. Apart from a bigger house in a nicer area and a couple of classic cars for the husband, they are still the same people, my parents are still friends with them and still enjoy going out for dinner with them.
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Re: Scratchcards - What's the most you have won ?

Postby Vino blanco » Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:18 pm

Who pays for the dinner though, Herts?

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Postby Herts Clarets » Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:28 pm

Vino blanco wrote:Who pays for the dinner though, Herts?


Same as when they used to go out with the couple when she was a nurse, 50/50 straight down the middle.

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Re: Scratchcards - What's the most you have won ?

Postby Dark Cloud » Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:35 pm

Way back in the 80's my sister (who isn't really into footy) went into the old Woolies in Burnley and for reasons unknown and as a total "one off" bought a Burnely FC scratchcard from a little kiosk they had in there with an advertised top prize £1000. She scratched it off and found she'd won £1000! How many people actually thought those top prizes never really existed? She had to pick up her winnings from the football club and when she did so they asked her to formally receive it on the pitch at half time during a game, but she refused and simply skipped off with the cheque!

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Postby Herts Clarets » Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:49 pm

Dark Cloud wrote:Way back in the 80's my sister (who isn't really into footy) went into the old Woolies in Burnley and for reasons unknown and as a total "one off" bought a Burnely FC scratchcard from a little kiosk they had in there with an advertised top prize £1000. She scratched it off and found she'd won £1000! How many people actually thought those top prizes never really existed? She had to pick up her winnings from the football club and when she did so they asked her to formally receive it on the pitch at half time during a game, but she refused and simply skipped off with the cheque!


Back in the 80s, if she had taken a pair of boots with her there was a chance she would have got on a sub in the second half :D

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Postby Rick_Muller » Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:08 pm

£4M on a scratchcard the other week, but they won’t pay up saying I used someone else’s card...

;)

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Postby dsr » Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:26 pm

My debit card has just had £4m credited to it. No idea why.

But more seriously, who do you think makes money - the punters, or Camelot? I'll give you a clue - you never hear of Camelot directors using food banks.
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Postby BennyD » Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:31 pm

I never paid that tax, so I've broken even.

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Postby Billy Balfour » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:14 pm

MACCA wrote: I called the wife in from the kitchen as she was "putting away" and together arched over the dining room table, I start scratching off each prize slowly.


Blimey. :o
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Postby Billy Balfour » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:20 pm

I don't think I've ever bought a scratchcard. I used run a syndicate (8 of us) for the national lottery when it was a quid a throw, but I jacked it when they raised the price to £2.00.

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Postby Billy Balfour » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:26 pm

Herts Clarets wrote:Back in the 80s, if she had taken a pair of boots with her there was a chance she would have got on a sub in the second half :D


Or been mugged by the chairman.

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Postby Bop » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:28 pm

Was in a syndicate of 12 many years ago and won @50k between us. Bloke I worked with won 50k on a card. Don’t buy em now.

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Postby Bordeauxclaret » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:36 pm

MACCA wrote:After the asda big shop one day about 2 years ago, I played a £2 "lucky 7" scratchcard where you had 7 chances to win 77k if you revealed a 7 on that column.

Big does and little does, I scratch the columns off before the prize at the end of each column.
I went down each column, 7, 7, 7, 7, 7 ,7, 7, and 7 , I was in for a "big prize" my heart was going, I called the wife in from the kitchen as she was "putting away" and together arched over the dining room table, I start scratching off each prize slowly. £5, £10, £10, £20, £5, £10, £15

£75! Big prize my ass. I was sweating, shaking everything.
I got a good run for my £2, but in truth I was majorly disappointed.

Think I've spent £10 in my whole life on them so I'm up on my outlays.
I used to usually only buy them if I'd spent 3 or 4 quid in the shop and it was a minimum £5 spend to pay on card, so I'd buy a £1 or £2 one.
Now I buy more milk or chewing gum, as they're a con!


On a side note, I know the girl from Burnley who won the 250k top prize at asda about 5 years ago!


The girl wasn’t called Allison was she?

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Postby MACCA » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:33 pm

Bordeauxclaret wrote:The girl wasn’t called Allison was she?



No
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Postby Bosscat » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:34 pm

MACCA wrote:No

Lottie?

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Postby MACCA » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:35 pm

Bosscat wrote:Lottie?



No.

Google search her...

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Postby Bosscat » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:38 pm

MACCA wrote:No.

Google search her...

Winnie
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Postby tim_noone » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:52 pm

In the one horse town that is Barlick.....a few years ago one couple bought the lady of another couple a scratch card for her birthday.....It was a winner of around £250.000. The winning couple Offered/gave over 50 grand to the Buyer of the ticket.it Didn't go down to well.....

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Postby MACCA » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:02 pm

Bosscat wrote:Winnie


Nearly

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Postby Down_Rover » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:02 pm

Kevin Webster won £200k on a scratch card
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Re: Scratchcards - What's the most you have won ?

Postby JohnMac » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:06 pm

A friend of a really good mate of mine in Leeds won a decent amount.

He thought it was £30, his wife thought it was £300 and the bloke in the corner shop, £3000.

He won £300k and still works in the family business after using a fair chunk to pay off the family mortgages.

My mate says he hasn't changed a bit.

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Postby vancouverclaret » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:13 pm

$675,000 dollars ;)

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Postby Dyched » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:15 pm

I’m trying to think if millions would change me. I don’t think it would. There’s things I’d like to do. Things I’d like but nowt ridiculous to be honest. It all depends on what you’re like I suppose. If your a “material” person the chances are you’re already a **** anyway.
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Re: Scratchcards - What's the most you have won ?

Postby JimMcDonald » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:31 pm

Cocaine and hookers till I dropped dead if I won a couple of million I reckon.

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Re: Scratchcards - What's the most you have won ?

Postby barba » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:57 pm

Not a scratch card but the sister in law of a guy I work with won £14m.

They were skint so he paid for the celebratory meal and champagne and never got a penny of this back.

She even forced her dad to change his Will back so her kids would inherit part of his very small estate which she happily stood by when most was swallowed up by funeral costs.

Hasten to say they don't speak and they got robbed having flaunted their vast wealth online

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Re: Scratchcards - What's the most you have won ?

Postby Grumps » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:22 pm

People betting without being lured in by shirt sponsors? Whatever next.

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Postby dsr » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:44 pm

tim_noone wrote:In the one horse town that is Barlick.....a few years ago one couple bought the lady of another couple a scratch card for her birthday.....It was a winner of around £250.000. The winning couple Offered/gave over 50 grand to the Buyer of the ticket.it Didn't go down to well.....

Why not? I wish someone would give me £50k for nothing. Were they offended by being offered the money? :roll:

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Re: Scratchcards - What's the most you have won ?

Postby tim_noone » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:09 am

dsr wrote:Why not? I wish someone would give me £50k for nothing. Were they offended by being offered the money? :roll:

They wanted / Expected Half!! :shock: true story.

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Postby dsr » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:30 am

tim_noone wrote:They wanted / Expected Half!! :shock: true story.

More fool them. If they didn't want to give a whole lottery ticket as a birthday present, they should have handed it over with a signed contract explaining that they were only giving 50p, not a whole pound.

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Re: Scratchcards - What's the most you have won ?

Postby kentonclaret » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:09 am

I was very close to a win recently the next door neighbour won £20k. :lol:


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