- How long have you worked in the Scratchy
I have been in the business for 17 yr. now.
- What is your
exact roll in making the tickets and what tasks do you do?
My title is Bindery and warehouse supervisor, which
looks after 30 women over 2 shifts, that means I make the decisions
for making what goes out. Good quality hopefully.
- Who do you make ticket for?
We currently do 100% for NSW, Vic, WA, SA, and NZ so
all tickets for these states are processed at our plant. We also do a
number of games for overseas, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Malaysia, Hong
Kong, just name a few.
is the official name for the scratchy material on the tickets?
Ok the name is called Latex, it’s applied by an
The process is quite involved using a number of
machines, but the Latex which is the last process is run on a 16
colour Flexographic machines which applies the ink all together in the
- What about scratch and sniff
tickets, how here they made smelly?
The smelly ink that we use comes actually from the
UK and is applied using the same process, when you scratch it breaks
the crystals thus causing the smell. Very expensive therefore not used
- What dimensions are a unbroken
'sheet' of scratchies when they are made?
The process is in roll form, not sheet form, we
print different meters depending on the size of the tickets. But we
can actually run about 300,000 tickets in 1 roll. The web width is
printed 420 mm and the document size from what we call the cue mark is
- How many people are involved in the
production of tickets
We currently have over 98 staff, last Sept we lost a
major contract for Taiwan so we lost about 15 people.
- How many voids are usually made?
The voids are about 150 metres at the beginning and
start of the machines to help set up the process before live tickets
- Do you buy tickets yourself?
Yes I do but usually I go to have a look at the
quality, just in case one of my girls have sent out by mistake.
- Do you collect tickets yourself?
Not now but when I did start I used to …..
Nothing much, I do enjoy watching the rugby league
- Do you enter the lottery or every
used pokies or casinos?
Yes, I play the lottery games and like
the extended games like Bingo and Pyramids tickets, and you would not
believe this but my wife works at the Star City casino for the last 7
yr., as a dealer.
Bit of both, its my problem first when
someone complaints about a faulty ticket, until we look at the
process, we can go back to ever machine and see what day, time who
processed the ticket.
My wife says no, but most people like
to know more like "Can you get me one" "How many
winners do we make" "You never win on those things".
Well we have a lady who works for us,
before she started she was in a shop, buying a paper and lady in front
of her, was buying some tickets. When the lady went to pay for it, she
didn’t have enough money so she gave one back. Well the ticket she
gave back to the lady that works with us won $10,000. Wow.
Roughly speaking about 1 million
tickets is the shortest run.
Memory tells me about $7,000au for one
Only one entrance, through the front
door with security guards, and heaps of cameras everywhere.