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Scratch Off Codes

Frequently Asked Questions

What codes are you referring to?
Many of the states that have instant lottery tickets, or scratch off tickets, will use a code consisting of two or three letters to indicate a winning prize amount. These codes are not intended for players to rely on, but on some of the more complicated tickets, knowing these codes may help. View Example Ticket
What are the “Other Code Combinations” used for?
They are used for the search feature. If someone has a winning ticket for $1.00 and they type “OEN” into the search box, there would be no results for that code.
What does the little blue man on the right side mean?
That little man, we’ll call him Steve, indicates that a user submitted that code. If you click on Steve, he’ll slide the page down so you can read their comment.
Why aren’t there any codes listed on my state’s page?
When I emailed all of the state lotteries, not all of them were willing to give me the codes. So, if you know any of the codes, you can leave a comment on that specific page.
If I do a search for a code and there aren’t any results, is the ticket a loser?
Not necessarily… I don’t have 100% of all the codes and even if I did, some states don’t have codes for big winners. I would recommend taking your ticket into a lottery retailer and have them scan the ticket.
Why was my comment removed from the site?
From time to time, I remove comments in order to keep the page clean and free of comments that don’t provide any helpful information for visitors. A common comment that gets removed is asking what a certain code means. If nobody responds within a few days, it will get removed.
How do I get my picture to show up when I leave a comment?
The avatar that you see next to a person’s comment is loaded from Gravatar. You can find out more by going here.
Why does the page look weird?
If a feature doesn’t work properly or the page looks weird, please update your browser to the current version. I have tested the site with Internet Explorer 8 and Firefox 3.6.8.
Is there a mobile version of this site?
Not yet, but I plan on creating one in the future.
I just won a million dollars! Is there any way that I can send you some money?
Yes, send me an email and I’ll give you my PayPal address.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact me.

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