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  1. Maria @ Pappa Don’t Preach
    February 19, 2013

    I LOVE a good scratch off! I remember my mom getting them all the time (she still does) when I was a kid. I thought of them for “old people” until the day I was about 20 and decided to buy one for fun and won $100!! My friends and I like sticking them in bday cards for fun too. πŸ™‚
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  2. Katie @ running4cupcakes
    February 19, 2013

    what are tostones? they look good!
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  3. Maureen
    February 19, 2013

    I rarely buy Scratchers, but will try my luck when I find a dollar on the ground. My old boss used to buy everyone 5 $1 Scratchers for Christmas. One of the employees won a few hundred dollars and brought in doughnuts to celebrate!
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  4. RunInBoise
    February 19, 2013

    Scratch off are always fun. I have not bought a lottery ticket in SO long!
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  5. Meghan @ After the Ivy League
    February 19, 2013

    An open faced steak sandwich for lunch sounds amazing. I haven’t had steak in forever, I need to change that! I’m also a complete non-gambler. I went to Vegas for 4 days and gambled a grand total of $1.
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    • Meghann
      February 19, 2013

      I was in Vegas for 4 days and didn’t even gamble $1 πŸ™‚ It was still a ton of fun, though!

      • Caitlin
        February 19, 2013

        We were in Vegas for like 15 hours and I gambled something ridiculous like a nickle that we happened to have on us. I went a few rounds before losing it.

  6. Anne Weber-Falk
    February 19, 2013

    I never spend the winnings, ever. Makes me feel like I’m a little ahead. I used to work at a 7-11 in Chicago and would sell many scratch off and lotto tickets. I must have been a lucky seller because I sold a lot of winners. So many that people would get very happy and try to give some of the winnings as a reward. I always said no. Many would leave the $$ on the counter and walk out. One time I went to stock the cooler after refusing and the man followed me, opened the Pepsi door and threw the money at me. It was funny. I kept that money that time.

  7. Katie @ Peace Love and Oats
    February 19, 2013

    My grandfather brings scratcher tickets to Christmas every year. After dessert he passes out 5 to everyone and then he has extras in case people win another ticket. If you win he takes your ticket and pays you right away. The kids (okay I) totally love it, we’ve been doing it since I can remember!!
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  8. Caitlin
    February 19, 2013

    I get a scratch off for my birthday and Christmas and we play the power ball when it gets big. I don’t consider myself to have an addictive personality and I can’t think of anything I’m addicted to (I’ve even given up coffee for long periods of time), but I could see myself getting addicted to scratch offs with the thought that “the next one might be the winner!”. I also think I’d be one of those people who’d play the same #’s over and over again.

  9. Nicole@TheKidlessKronicles
    February 19, 2013

    I am a gambler (hello LAS VEGAS) but not much with the scratchers. Those little shavings get everywhere. But you did just remind me that I have one in my purse.

    The Kidless Kronicles

  10. Lindsay
    February 19, 2013

    Totally off topic, but I noticed you’ve been posting twice a day recently. Are you planning to cut down on your posting frequency?

  11. Annette @FitnessPerks
    February 19, 2013

    I don’t gamble or do the scratch off stuff (have never even heard of ’em?) but happy for ya you get 1$!

    mmmm open faced sandwiches rock–more ‘stuff’ to eat!
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  12. Cher @ Weddicted
    February 19, 2013

    So weird to hear them called “scratch offs” or “scratchers.” In Canada everyone calls them “scratch tickets” and I’ve never heard them called anything else, lol.

    If I win “a lot” (ie: $10+) then I’ll usually take the money and if it’s less, I’ll exchange for more tickets. I recently left a boring job that had me sitting 85% of the time with not a whole lot to do, so I had a period where I was entertaining myself with a lot of them ;p
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  13. Jackie @ MomJovi
    February 19, 2013

    LOVE steak sandwiches. Love them. Made them on Friday night, too, using a Skinnytaste recipe (of course. I’m obsessed). We always put scratch tickets in everyone’s stockings at Christmas. One year, I won $70 across several tickets. Best Xmas ever!

    Now excuse me while I make a run to Publix for Vitatops. I recently depleted my stash from the last BOGO round! Thanks for the heads up!
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  14. Katie @ Talk Less, Say More
    February 19, 2013

    I’m not much of a gambler but when people get me scratch off tickets, I always have fun, whether I win or not!
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  15. meghan
    February 19, 2013

    I LOVE scratch off tickets!! They are so much fun! I’d almost rather buy those than the real lottery tickets because of the instant gratification. And I love the Vitatops too. I think the ad changes tomorrow, so I’ll have to snatch them up next time.
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    • Meghann
      February 19, 2013

      The ad changes on Thursday! You still have one more day to make a Publix run! πŸ™‚

  16. Sara@RunningInPinkProject
    February 19, 2013

    I havent had a Vitatop in forever. Love those!!

  17. Karen @ Runner Girl Eats
    February 19, 2013

    I always walk away with winnings. But I also never buy scratch offs or lotto tix. I’m a boring gambler lol
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  18. Beth @ Running with the Sunrise
    February 19, 2013

    I’m so jealous of people like you who are good at repurposing leftovers into new meals. I generally just heat up the same thing I had last night and eat it. πŸ™‚ My fiance’s family is big into scratch off tickets but I’ve always done poorly with the tickets I’ve been given, so I never go out and buy them for myself.
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  19. Katie @ Balanced RD
    February 19, 2013

    I’m the same way with gambling! I would rather shop and see where my money is going to πŸ™‚

  20. Laura
    February 19, 2013

    I can’t eat VitaTops anymore-they taste great but they give me the most horrendous gas! πŸ™ I think it’s the added fiber or something in them.

  21. Katie
    February 20, 2013

    I worked in a gas station, so I’m not a fan of scratch offs..but if I’m out at a bar for a lazy weekend lunch I can usually be talked into playing pull tabs. But even that is a few times a year, not a major habit.
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