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Do scratch tickets expire?

I wanna save up money for every scratch ticket I win, but does it expire if I hang on to it for a long time?

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Yes they do expire, it will usually give you details on the back of the ticket. In most cases it's within a certain period of time, after that particular game ends.

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The way to really save money with gambling is everytime you get the urge to throw away your money on a scratch ticket put thsat dollar in the bank instead.

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It varies by state, as mentioned look at the fine print on the back. Usually it ranges from 6 months to a year

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I live in the Midwest
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You can probably go to 1 of your state government sites and find out. I lived in WY and Montana & you had 6 months to cash it in. I read where every year over a billion dollars goes unclaimed.
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Not for a while. They usually have the tickets on sale for a couple years. Maybe a year after the tickets have been pulled from the vendors. In MA, we still have a scratch that has been selling for 5 years, the big payoffs on that ticket are still out there 5 Mil, 3 Mil

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Yes, right when you buy them -_-

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