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National Lottery Scratch-Ticket €20

  • 06-06-2014 10:55pm
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 6,893 ✭✭✭ allthedoyles


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    What you think of the new card from the National Lottery -

    Average 1 in 3.5 wins .

    That means you may need to spend €70 before you ever win .

    And then you may win no more than a €5 scratch-card .


Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 73 ✭✭✭ Scruffy...The Janitor


    But sure isn't that why it's called a lottery? You could spend €20 on a quick pick ticket and your odds would be nowhere near 1 in 3.5 of even winning a scratch card so I don't see why there would be a problem with this card in particular.


  • Registered Users Posts: 802 KingJamsie


    All cash are like 5.7 in 1 aren't they? Never seen these green ones but know a friend won 500e on one


  • Registered Users Posts: 33,519 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ dudara


    1in 3.7 wins cash is actually pretty good odds for a Lottery game. I think All Cash is somehwere like 1 in 5.X wins cash.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,135 ✭✭✭ Gregk961


    National Lottery getting greedier every year, I was shocked when they released and promoted €10 all cash spectacular (which sells 1000's of units every week) 20 is crazy though, in poorer areas with poor sods buying 5 a week may aswell start putting slots in the dole office


  • Registered Users Posts: 73 ✭✭✭ Scruffy...The Janitor


    Gregk961 wrote: »
    National Lottery getting greedier every year, I was shocked when they released and promoted €10 all cash spectacular (which sells 1000's of units every week) 20 is crazy though, in poorer areas with poor sods buying 5 a week may aswell start putting slots in the dole office

    If people can't control their gambling that's hardly the fault of the National Lottery. That's like lambasting Diageo specifically because there are too may alcoholics. If people have a problem they'll get their fix somewhere. If it doesn't go on a scratch card you can be sure it'll be on a horse or a match.

    Maybe you should look at what could be done to help the gambling addicts rather than complain about an organisation which provides a service which is enjoyed responsibly by hundreds of thousands of other people.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,135 ✭✭✭ Gregk961


    Of course its not their fault people cant control themselves. Incorrect about them losing it elsewhere however, there is a significant percentage of 'scratcher gamblers' who have gone from buying €2 all cash to €20.

    I don't buy the 'its their own fault' approach to problem gambling, especially when its being blatently fed at the expense of the sufferer for the financial gain of a massive company.

    The lotto is without doubt going to become a more aggresive,non charitable entity in the coming years


  • Registered Users Posts: 123 ✭✭ 40now


    20quid for a scratch card.............shocking


  • Registered Users Posts: 123 ✭✭ 40now


    20 quid for a scratch card.....shocking.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,893 ✭✭✭ allthedoyles


    The National Lottery motto is '' Play responsibly - Play for Fun ''

    PP motto is '' Maintain the balance - A fun experience in a safe environment ''

    So the main theme would be that we buy their products for the craic , and enjoyment .

    Winning or losing becomes a personal choice .


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 196 ✭✭ skelligs


    Gregk961 wrote: »
    however, there is a significant percentage of 'scratcher gamblers' who have gone from buying €2 all cash to €20.

    where do you get your figures?

    ...or are they made up?

    I suspect the latter.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 196 ✭✭ skelligs



    Average 1 in 3.5 wins .

    That means you may need to spend €70 before you ever win .

    And then you may win no more than a €5 scratch-card .

    1 in 3.5 wins cash prize. Winning a scratchcard is in addition to that.

    also its an average - you could buy 5 tickets and win nothing and you could buy 5 and win on every one of them.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,546 ✭✭✭✭ okidoki987


    €20 for a scratch card is a lot but they will get loads of publicity
    when someone wins €10k on one.
    Expect a lot more in the future from the lottery due their poor results as
    they go looking to increase revenue.


  • Registered Users Posts: 802 KingJamsie


    Bought two...won nothing...horrors


  • Registered Users Posts: 559 DB74


    KingJamsie wrote: »
    Bought two...won nothing...horrors

    You just need to buy another 1.5 tickets and then you're laughing


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,893 ✭✭✭ allthedoyles


    I normally go halves and share the winnings :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 369 ✭✭ ibstar


    blaming gambling companies for gambler's problems is like blaming food for obesity.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,759 ✭✭✭ 2Mad2BeMad


    ibstar wrote: »
    blaming gambling companies for gambler's problems is like blaming food for obesity.

    ever hear of the sugar tax? people blame junk food for obesity:pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 784 ✭✭✭ todolist


    The state shouldn't be selling nonsense like this.The whole lottery thing is bad for citizens but good for politicians. They use the proceeds from this con job to buy off constituents and gain votes at the next election.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,135 ✭✭✭ Gregk961


    todolist wrote: »
    The state shouldn't be selling nonsense like this.The whole lottery thing is bad for citizens but good for politicians. They use the proceeds from this con job to buy off constituents and gain votes at the next election.

    Well it is no longer state run having been sold to a british company. It wasnt huge news at the time which means the previous 'good will' is being weeded out without people knowing. Im sure the terms of the deal ensure a certain amount of charity remains though.

    The new focus is online online and more online. the lotto website will be similar to an online casino in the months to come. Marketing time and money is going into the 5,10 and now 20 euro scratchers with the 10's especially being an amazing success


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 12,333 ✭✭✭✭ JONJO THE MISER


    Someone has just won 500k on one of these.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 559 DB74


    Someone has just won 500k on one of these.

    No point buying any now, can't be more than 1 top prize in any batch


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