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Here's a Winning Tip for Scratoffs - Buy the 000 ticket!!

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Posted: December 6, 2009, 12:01 am - IP Logged

Saw a lotto vending mchine in IL displaying winning tickets that were sold there and I noticed that 2 of the 3 $1000 winners ticket was both '000' with other being '012' which are all low numbers. I heard from other members here that first couple of tickets in a roll are winners maybe not jackpot but significant enough.  Now these were all $20 tickets. How would you even be fortunate enough to be the first to buy them? I am thinking you would have to be an employee.

I am going to start buying low numbers from now on especially the '000'

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    Posted: December 6, 2009, 2:54 am - IP Logged

    Saw a lotto vending mchine in IL displaying winning tickets that were sold there and I noticed that 2 of the 3 $1000 winners ticket was both '000' with other being '012' which are all low numbers. I heard from other members here that first couple of tickets in a roll are winners maybe not jackpot but significant enough.  Now these were all $20 tickets. How would you even be fortunate enough to be the first to buy them? I am thinking you would have to be an employee.

    I am going to start buying low numbers from now on especially the '000'

    I don't know what it's like anywhere else, but in FL I don't see anybody requesting specific tix in a roll. You get the next one. All the clerks I deal with are so cranky to begin with I wouldn't want to go through the hassle of asking them for anything that might require some effort.

    "...a chance to push everything aside, the circumstances that've controlled our lives, and do it our way now. Good, bad or otherwise. You'll maybe get lost in it, tied up in it a little bit, but if you work your way through that the real you shows up, I think. Maybe what's at your core deep down, maybe that comes out. Maybe that's what it's about." Mike Pace 

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      Posted: December 6, 2009, 2:13 pm - IP Logged

      I usually buy my tixs at the local mom and pop stores which incidently are owned by asians and they are nice people and I'm a regular so they won't mind reading off what the next tix # in the roll are. Yeah good luck getting someone at 7-11 or other major chains for some personal friendly service.

      That's why if I ever win big there, I wouldn't mind giving them a tip or something.

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        Posted: December 6, 2009, 6:39 pm - IP Logged

        Saw a lotto vending mchine in IL displaying winning tickets that were sold there and I noticed that 2 of the 3 $1000 winners ticket was both '000' with other being '012' which are all low numbers. I heard from other members here that first couple of tickets in a roll are winners maybe not jackpot but significant enough.  Now these were all $20 tickets. How would you even be fortunate enough to be the first to buy them? I am thinking you would have to be an employee.

        I am going to start buying low numbers from now on especially the '000'

        when i do buy them...i buy the whole pack...don't want nobody's

        left overs

        Break'N Code

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          Posted: December 7, 2009, 3:20 am - IP Logged

          when i do buy them...i buy the whole pack...don't want nobody's

          left overs

          The whole pack?? WHOA! Any big wins?

          "...a chance to push everything aside, the circumstances that've controlled our lives, and do it our way now. Good, bad or otherwise. You'll maybe get lost in it, tied up in it a little bit, but if you work your way through that the real you shows up, I think. Maybe what's at your core deep down, maybe that comes out. Maybe that's what it's about." Mike Pace 

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            Posted: December 8, 2009, 11:50 pm - IP Logged

            You are on to something with the 012 because I just won $400 and the number of the ticket was 012..however I have recently had two tickets with the 000 number from different locations and they were duds.

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              Posted: December 9, 2009, 3:57 am - IP Logged

              Saw a lotto vending mchine in IL displaying winning tickets that were sold there and I noticed that 2 of the 3 $1000 winners ticket was both '000' with other being '012' which are all low numbers. I heard from other members here that first couple of tickets in a roll are winners maybe not jackpot but significant enough.  Now these were all $20 tickets. How would you even be fortunate enough to be the first to buy them? I am thinking you would have to be an employee.

              I am going to start buying low numbers from now on especially the '000'

              Let me just say that if I had any luck it'd be bad.

              This story starts Tuesday morning when I walked into a store to buy some online tickets, about $11 worth of various games. I hadn't been in this particular store, but I was in the neighborhood running an errand so I decided to pop in. The first thing I noticed was two online terminals, which means they do brisk lottery business, and the clerk was lottery-friendly, which is a nice change for the area I live in. That put me "in the zone" right away. I got my tickets and stepped aside to organize them in my wallet when I noticed the clerk opening two fresh scratch-off packs. I've stayed away from scratch-offs for a while, but then I remembered this thread and other posts saying the first ticket in a pack is usually a winner. It was a $2 ticket. I got the first two for that one and the first two of the other pack, which was a $5er. I was feeling the magic.

              There's another thread on LP where somebody talks about how it's a player's ego that doesn't allow them to walk away from a losing streak. Well, you can call me Mr. Ego. When those first 4 tickets were duds, instead of walking away, I asked for the next two. NOTHING again.

              Not wanting to go out like a douche, I asked for the next two $5ers. NOTHING again. So the first 4 were duds, surely one of the next two has the $200,000 prize. Right? WRONG!! Even the clerk couldn't believe it. "Are you sure you're checking those right?" I ended up going through the first 8 tickets of the pack, and all I got was $5. 

              In the end I left $35 poorer, and still feeling like a douche with an ego problem. The lesson here is always listen to that voice in your head when it tells you to walk away.

              "...a chance to push everything aside, the circumstances that've controlled our lives, and do it our way now. Good, bad or otherwise. You'll maybe get lost in it, tied up in it a little bit, but if you work your way through that the real you shows up, I think. Maybe what's at your core deep down, maybe that comes out. Maybe that's what it's about." Mike Pace 

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                Posted: December 9, 2009, 7:12 pm - IP Logged

                I've only had bad luck with scratchers that are amoung the very firsts. I've won good amounts or broke even with numbers in the teens and 20's.

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                  Posted: December 10, 2009, 2:10 am - IP Logged

                  I've only had bad luck with scratchers that are amoung the very firsts. I've won good amounts or broke even with numbers in the teens and 20's.

                  Now you tell me!

                  "...a chance to push everything aside, the circumstances that've controlled our lives, and do it our way now. Good, bad or otherwise. You'll maybe get lost in it, tied up in it a little bit, but if you work your way through that the real you shows up, I think. Maybe what's at your core deep down, maybe that comes out. Maybe that's what it's about." Mike Pace 

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                    Posted: December 10, 2009, 10:20 pm - IP Logged

                    I bought a stack of scratchers that I am saving for Christamas Day. Wide range of games and numbers. Will let know if I hit anything big. I am hoping to get at least 1/3 of it back so i can reinvest in the raffle next year hoorah!

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                      Posted: December 10, 2009, 10:27 pm - IP Logged

                      You are on to something with the 012 because I just won $400 and the number of the ticket was 012..however I have recently had two tickets with the 000 number from different locations and they were duds.

                      Just curious what game you hit on in IL.  I been turning away from smaller games and now only hunting for the "big" game. That's $30 ticket does have some good odds for a cool mil.

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                        Posted: December 11, 2009, 8:40 pm - IP Logged

                        I think when they open the pack up it is is really the last ticket in the pack number wise, but the first to vend atleast this is what i noticed. and i've bought many.

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                          Posted: December 21, 2009, 11:20 pm - IP Logged

                          Hi,

                          I played the 20 win it all. It's so funny because I used to buy 2 tickets in a row (trying to increase odds) but the day I won the $400 I actually bought only 1 ticket which was the winner and even that was at the spur of the moment. I've also played the 30 cash spectacular and have only broken even until finally I lost my 30 bucks. I'm going to buy some tickets around town and save them for christmas day (like you) and I will let you all know if I win anything!

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                            Posted: December 26, 2009, 1:38 pm - IP Logged

                            Saw a lotto vending mchine in IL displaying winning tickets that were sold there and I noticed that 2 of the 3 $1000 winners ticket was both '000' with other being '012' which are all low numbers. I heard from other members here that first couple of tickets in a roll are winners maybe not jackpot but significant enough.  Now these were all $20 tickets. How would you even be fortunate enough to be the first to buy them? I am thinking you would have to be an employee.

                            I am going to start buying low numbers from now on especially the '000'

                            You know, I need a little more than just buying the first ticket in the roll to go on.    Why would ticket 000 be more likely to win?   The packs alternate between having the first ticket faced up or face down which means half of ticket 000's are from the top of the sheet while the other half are from the bottom of the sheet.   Are you saying that it's easier for them to swap out a die at the edge of the stamp during custom print runs?   If so, then ok, it might be worthwhile but do they really let the technician decide where to place the winning dies?   Are they even dies anymore or are they inkjet and laser printed game symbols?

                            Most $20 game rolls are rolls of 25 tickets so the number 012 is dead center in the roll.   My $1,000 win was on ticket 012 but the numbering system on that game starts with 001 not 000.   Only one of my winners were on the end of a roll and it was a ticket 025 not a 001.

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                              Posted: December 26, 2009, 4:37 pm - IP Logged

                              So did anybody win anything yesterday??

                              "...a chance to push everything aside, the circumstances that've controlled our lives, and do it our way now. Good, bad or otherwise. You'll maybe get lost in it, tied up in it a little bit, but if you work your way through that the real you shows up, I think. Maybe what's at your core deep down, maybe that comes out. Maybe that's what it's about." Mike Pace