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1 million pound cash ticket found in magazines what do you actyally win

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johncas1johncas1 Forumite
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On these found in magazines and pictured below is it a con or not costs £9 to enter and I take it everyone wins the minimum prize or is there actually a million pound prize
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  • eveyveeeveyvee Forumite
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    SCAM. Pure and simple.
  • ShadowladyShadowlady Forumite
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    I don't understand... Have you won or not? :D
  • mjm3346mjm3346 Forumite
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    Looks like M675, they are the 2 smallest prizes which will be available in unlimited numbers and "won" by almost everybody




    Match 3 Alarm Clock, Hands or Elephant = A week at a Canary Island resort

    Match 2 Sweet, Kangaroo or Melon = Silveri watch


    There is a thread on these cards here


    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=2254809&highlight=scratchcard&page=23
  • PasturesNewPasturesNew Forumite
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    My mum used to hand these to me to check. She always thought she'd won something. I'd then point out that a lot of the prizes were £1-2 and it'd cost £9 on the phone to claim one......

    Then I'd tear it up in front of her and toss it in the bin.
  • You'll "win" some tat worth less than the £9+ per entry . And you'll have to pay that for each 'winning' line.

    They get thrown straight in the recycling here, surprised these cards are still running but I guess some schmucks keep entering.
  • johncas1johncas1 Forumite
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    So legally under law if they advertising 1million pounds someone has to win it you can't legally advertise a prize you don't have
  • Marg2k8Marg2k8 Forumite
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    johncas1 wrote: »
    So legally under law if they advertising 1million pounds someone has to win it you can't legally advertise a prize you don't have

    There is probably an incy wincy teeny weenie chance of someone actually winning it and they may have taken out an insurance policy that pays out in the case that this extremely unlikely event should occur.

    Not every prize in every competition actually has to be won. For example some of the mag daily prize providers have competitions that are dependant on the chancce of matching three sets of numbers.
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    mjm3346mjm3346 Forumite
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    edited 26 August 2017 at 6:29PM
    johncas1 wrote: »
    So legally under law if they advertising 1million pounds someone has to win it you can't legally advertise a prize you don't have

    There will be winning cards with actual prizes out there but of course all the winning cards where the prize is worth less than the phone call have to make enough money to pay for all the prizes, all the printing/distribution costs etc and profit for the promoter.
    The vast majority of these cards are thrown away and there is a good chance that will include the one in say every ten million that might be for an actual prize (like £15).

    I believe the bag these things come in usually say how many of each prize is available and any which are "unlimited" are the non-prizes.

    The full list of prizes for this card and others is here

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=2254809&page=23


    9 or 10 years ago they had a £1,000,000 winner which was after they had been going nearly 20 years I cannot find details of any others so that could be 1 winner in about 28 years.
  • tgroom57tgroom57 Forumite
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    you don't have to phone for a code- though most people will. You can enter by post - read the small print carefully. Some cards win nothing at all.
  • Hiya i have got a ticket today with 3 symbols (Hands) The code is M688 has anyone requested this prize list yet please? I also have one with 2 matching symbols (kangaroo) Thankyou for the help.
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