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Mary Willson pauses between scratch cards Thursday at the east Kum & Go in Craig while her dog, Bertha, looks on. Willson said she buys about $50 in scratch tickets weekly. Once, she said, she won $50,000 on a single ticket. On Thursday, she won $6 from five cards that cost $10 total.

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An itching to scratch

They shine from beneath the glass, bearing the bright color of green and the possibility for big money. Scratch tickets can range in price from $1 to $20.

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