scratch ticket

variants: chiefly US scratch ticket or chiefly British scratch card

Definition of scratch ticket

: a card (such as a lottery ticket) having a small area covered by an opaque coating which may be scratched off to reveal hidden information (such as a prize) won fifty dollars on a ten dollar scratch ticket

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Just a reminder that this is the last week for the Asurion scratch card contest, as well as our current spiff program paying out up to 4%. Danny Hakim, New York Times, "Recounting ‘Horror Stories’ Over Guitar Center’s Warranties," 7 June 2018 Additionally, free scratch cards between the amounts of $5-$50 will be given out on Saturday, April 7. Staff Report, Houston Chronicle, "Pet Supplies Plus to open second Katy-area store," 27 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of scratch ticket

1977, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of scratch ticket

chiefly US : a small card that has covered areas that you remove by rubbing with the edge of a coin, fingernail, etc., to see if you have won a prize (such as money)

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