Instant Lottery Tickets – How To Make Money With Losing Lottery Tickets

Buying and scratching instant lottery tickets is something that almost everyone has done at one time or another. For some folks it’s probably something they do too often. I guess for me, the bad buying habit is junk food. If I had spent my extra money on instant lottery tickets over the years, I may have been rich by now instead of overweight. Like anything, whether it’s food or gambling one must do it in moderation, and that is often not easy to do.

Here in the state of Pennsylvania where I live, the first scratch off ticket came out in 1975, and they have been a big hit every since.

I have bought instant lottery tickets of every available price range in my state. I usually buy the $1 – $2 tickets, but once in awhile I buy a $5 – $10 ticket, and one time, I purchased a $20 instant ticket. I won nothing on the $20 ticket, not Satta even $1 or a FREE ticket, so that was like throwing away my $20. You would think that with having to spend that much money, they would give everyone at least a FREE $1 ticket or something. I thought afterwards that I was kind of foolish for spending and losing the $20 on one ticket, but heck as they say, “If you don’t play, you can’t win !”, it was a gamble, and I didn’t win that time. I have known two individuals who each won near $20,000 on instant lottery tickets. So I can say for sure, “yes, some folks do win it big.”

Unlike the live lottery that is usually drawn by picking numbers, the instant lottery is pre-determined months ahead of it’s release. The tickets are designed and printed, then they are distributed to the lottery retailers throughout the state. Most small convenience stores offer instant lottery tickets, as well as the large chain stores. You can usually find them in a vending machine with multiple styles and price ranges to choose from, or they are at the cashiers area on the counter or behind a shielded section. Instant lottery tickets sell for as low as $1 and as high as $20 each in most states of the U.S. but some states may have tickets that sell for even more than $20 each.

States do instant lotteries to help fund many different programs. For instance in Pennsylvania, the lottery is used to generate funds to benefit programs for the Commonwealth’s older residents. In Ohio, since 1974, the Lottery has provided more than $13 billion to public education. Annually, the lottery provides about 4.5 percent of the funding needed for Ohio’s public education. In Missouri, approximately 27.3 cents of every dollar spent on the Lottery benefits education programs; 61.6 cents goes back to players as prizes, 5 cents is used for administrative costs and 6.1 cents goes to retailers in the form of commissions, incentives and bonuses. In all, more than 93 cents of every dollar stays in Missouri. It’s different for every state, but the lottery is very beneficial despite the few problems it can cause to some, in the form of gambling addictions.

Most folks buy instant (scratch off) tickets, and if they don’t win anything, they throw the tickets in the trash. Did you know that every time you throw a losing instant lottery ticket in the trash, you are throwing money away ? Yes, there are literally hundreds if not thousands of folks around the world that would love to buy your tickets from you. I have seen losing lottery tickets sell for as high as $15 each, these were tickets that had no redeemable value. I once went to a local convenience store and asked them if I could have a bag of losing instant lottery tickets I saw they had on the floor behind the counter. The clerk gladly gave them to me, I took the tickets home and after checking through them all, I found two that were $1 winners that were not redeemed, and I sold the remaining losing tickets for $30, and the store was just going to throw them away.

Where did I sell them ? On eBay. I happened to look one day and I noticed there was losing instant lottery tickets for sale on the eBay auction website. There are folks selling non-winning, so called ‘worthless’ lottery tickets on eBay all the time. I just did a search now while writing this article, and I found over 100 different auction listings for them. Who buys these non-winning lottery tickets ? Collectors.

Instant Lottery Ticket collecting is fast becoming a big thing. There are groups and individuals all around the world, that love collecting lottery tickets. There are many websites, discussion groups and forums now just for lottery ticket collecting. In fact there is even a new term or name for an instant lottery ticket collector: LOTOLOGIST, and the instant lottery ticket collecting hobby is called: LOTOLOGY. To see how big this hobby is becoming just visit your favorite search engine, such as GOOGLE, and do a search for: lotologist OR lotology. And you can find many sites collecting, selling and buying used non-winning instant lottery tickets.


Used Car for Sale – Three Easy Steps on How to Inspect a Used Car From Front Bumper to Back

Buying a used car for sale can be a very daunting task. Many of those who have bought cheap cars for sale believed that they knew what to do, only to find out later on that they missed something. Many easily observable characteristics of a car for sale dictate not only the current state of the vehicle but also its tendency for the used car for sale to have particularly mind-boggling, wallet-munching problems in the future.

However, checking for flaws in a used car for sales can be time consuming so that a prospective buyer looking to buy used cars should start with a shortened list of used car candidates based on the needs of the used car owner. Thus, here is a short list of car features that one can easily inspect so that he or she can more quickly determine if a more comprehensive examination will be worth all the time and effort that it will take.

First, inspect the outside of a car.

The car’s overall look and condition is the first step in checking a car for potential problems by checking for evidence of permanent or long-term (and costly) damage. Even if a car may have been previously reconditioned due to a past accident (crashes, bumps, etc), the car’s body will still leave some tell-tale marks that can be seen quickly.

Looking at the door hinges of a used car for sale will let us know if a car was severely damaged, especially when the lines are not smooth. When a car’s body is sent to the repair shops, the mechanics may be able to iron out severely damaged areas, but they will often be incapable of restoring the car in used engines for sale its pristine state, as this can only be done with the use of advanced equipment that are available only in automobile manufacturing plants.

Second, inspect the interior of the cabin.

The overall condition of seats, speakers and hinges may also point out potential issue with a used car that are being sold. The most important thing to inspect is the area of the cabin that is nearer to the floor. Check even for the slightest hints for mold and mildew and how they are arranged. This is essential in checking the car for flood damage and in finding hints about how it was treated while still in the possession of the previous owner.

Flood damage, in particular, is a very big problem, particularly an issue if the used car for sale was owned by a resident of a Southern US state. Thousands of used cars for sale were put on the market after Katrina. Caution must be observed whenever buying a used car from outside of your region.

Cars that were owned by smokers will require a bit more work cleaning to get the smell of smoke out of the used vehicle and in some cases the smell may never leave the used car or used truck interior material.


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