Big Bets Lotto
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Figure 1: An instance of SCP-XXXX-B. The bet and prize have been censored for personal privacy of [REDACTED].

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX-A is to be kept in a standard Safe containment chamber within Site-77. Access to SCP-XXXX-A requires Level-3 clearance or higher.

All instances of SCP-XXXX-B are to be kept in Secure Containment Locker 34 within Site-77.

Description: SCP-XXXX-A is a lottery scratch card dispensing machine with the title “Big Bets Lotto™” across the top. All vending options on the face of SCP-XXXX-A are labeled as “Big Bets Lotto Card™”. A single purchase of a scratch card using SCP-XXXX-A costs $1.50.

SCP-XXXX-B is the scratch card dispensed by SCP-XXXX-A. Instances of SCP-XXXX-B are constructed of materials typical of non-anomalous scratch cards, though of a lower quality. Instructions for the use of SCP-XXXX-B are printed on the back of the card. A full copy of these instructions can be found below (see Addendum 1-B).

Attempts at retrieving instances of SCP-XXXX-B from inside of SCP-XXXX-A by opening the machine have revealed the inside of SCP-XXXX-A to contain no physical scratch cards to dispense.

Bets and prizes featured on SCP-XXXX-B vary with each instance of SCP-XXXX-B, depending on the subject who had purchased it. Each bet consists of something owned by the purchaser of the card that they hold a high personal value for. Each prize consists of something the purchaser deeply desires or needs. A full list of all known and recorded bets and prizes can be found below (see Addendum 1-C).

Removing the first layer of the star grid on SCP-XXXX-B reveals another layer of stars in the same grid formation of various colors. These colors can include blue, red, green, orange, silver, pink, and gold.

As stated in the instructions present on the back of SCP-XXXX-B, three golden stars in a row constitutes a win. Within three days of winning with SCP-XXXX-B, subjects will receive a package addressed to them, containing their prize. These packages will have no return address. Prizes of a conceptual nature will likewise be obtained when an identical package is delivered.

If a subject loses to SCP-XXXX-B, the bet specified by SCP-XXXX-B will demanifest instantaneously. Bets of a conceptual nature (such as personal skills or memories) lost to SCP-XXXX-B will fade from the subject’s mind over the course of a three day period. Five days after losing to SCP-XXXX-B, subjects will receive a letter addressed to them with no return address. The letter will consist of another instance of SCP-XXXX-B, with the prize being listed as the bet they last lost.

Testing has shown the statistical probability of winning with SCP-XXXX-B to be 11% wins to 89% losses.

Addendum 1-A: SCP-XXXX-A was recovered by Foundation staff from [REDACTED], Arizona on 6/07/17 when personnel planted in the local police force were notified of a scratch-card machine that appeared in a local supermarket overnight.

Addendum 1-B: Below is a full copy of the instructions printed on the back of SCP-XXXX-B.

Instructions: Congratulations on buying your Big Bets Lotto Card™ and entering the Big Bets Lotto™! We have a fabulous prize today, chosen especially for you! To use your Big Bets Lotto Card™ and potentially claim your prize, please follow these steps:

1) Please acknowledge the bet we have placed for you in the betting box. Remember, this bet can’t be changed, and there are no refunds!

2) Check out the fantastic prize you could win in the prize box! If you win, you will soon receive your prize!

3) Take your favorite coin and scratch away the star grid. 3 golden stars in a row means you won! This row can be horizontal, vertical, or diagonal. Any other color combination is a loss!

4) If you lose, don’t be discouraged! You can always play again!

We hope you enjoy playing in the Big Bets Lotto™!

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