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
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.
That speech bubble icon indicates that a user submitted that code. If you click on it, the page will slide down so you can read their comment.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, send me an email and I’ll give you my PayPal address.