I know the scratch ticket system being removed (but the tickets still work for now) but scratches still existing was mentioned before, but we have yet to hear any more details about whether there will be additional changes besides doing it through the terminal so far.
If there are no additional changes then scratching directly may sound more convenient, but what it actually does is a negative change. Unless you can save scratches to use for a different AC scratch later, this will cause problems for people who don't use all their scratches at once. For example if you buy the 12 pack you save 400AC, so people often save up tickets for the next scratch if they don't want to use all 12 at once. But if there isn't a system to store the scratch pulls for later then you will have to spend money for scratches you should have had leftover. Or buy 12 individual scratches and spend more AC. Either way you would have to pay more total for your scratches. In the old system they were universal AC scratch tickets, but at the current moment with this system you're buying only that scratch.
I hope they have some system to store pulls (maybe as a currency rather than taking up space in your bag or storage?) for later or give you 2 free scratch counts every time you spend 10 or anything that doesn't make us have to pay more for no actual reason.