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Lucky and unlucky Scratch-off ticket numbers

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Posted: July 16, 2010, 10:05 pm - IP Logged

In your experience, what ticket numbers have been the luckiest and unluckiest on  which games?

Here in PA:

**The Luckiest**

Big Winner Spectacular - #8, #9, #93 (won $100 on all of them, and $15 on #93 a second time)

BlackJack - around #100, #110, and #130 (have won my $40 and $50 prizes there)

Those are the ones I remember most

**The Unluckiest**

I have had no luck on the beginning and last tickets on any game. I know this differs from other experiences where the last ticket is concerned.

High 60s/low-mid 70s on BlackJack, first 10 on BlackJack

30s on Big Winner Spectacular

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    Posted: July 19, 2010, 3:49 pm - IP Logged

    LOL!

    This brings good and bad thoughts to mind.

    It used to be that on ticket number 022 on ANY of them, I didn't win ANYTHING AT ALL. No matter which game, which price, which day of the

    week, etc, etc, etc......never won a darn dime on 022. It got so bad I hated getting an 022 ticket.

    Until just lately....I bought one of the new $20 tickets....Cash Fever I think it's called and won on a red number (which doubles the prize shown)

    It revealed $50 so I won $100. I was SHOCKED! Not at the $100 but just at the ticket number.

    Does it change my feeling about tickets 022?

    NO.

    Tickets 019 have been alright.

    Tickets # 027 and # 029 have been better.

    I was surprised to see a win with # 001 this morning of $20 on a Big Winner Spectacular....I kind of had the feeling that 000 and 001 were

    bottom of the barrel, losers and usually avoid them. This one came out of a machine so I couldn't see the ticket number but grumbled when

    it shot out and I had a chance to see it.

    Solid Gold tickets ($1) are good at numbers over 200 and mainly better at 280 and up. I had a gold bar with each prize area $20 so the ticket

    was worth $100...that one was above 280 and if I remember correctly, it was 288.

    Keep on Scratching..

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      Posted: July 20, 2010, 10:42 pm - IP Logged

      Thanks, dr65! Very impressive to win $100 on a $1 ticket!

      I've found Platinum Crossword ($5) to be a big dud. I've won like once out of ten times. Both #57 and #59 lost tonight. Too bad someone got #58 before I did; it might have won. Again, I NEVER win on the last ticket, and rarely on the next to last. On $1,000 a Week for Life, I got a $10 on #147.

      The beginning of the roll on the new Diamond Mine ($3) ticket was good today - $6 on #000, and $15 on #002.

      I'm taking a break from Big Winner Spectaculars. They don't seem to win any more than the under $10 tickets. They have to for me to spend much on them.

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        Posted: July 20, 2010, 10:48 pm - IP Logged

        042 has been a lucky ticket number for me. I have won several times on that number

         

        I won 500 on #003

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          Posted: July 21, 2010, 8:49 am - IP Logged

          Thanks, dr65! Very impressive to win $100 on a $1 ticket!

          I've found Platinum Crossword ($5) to be a big dud. I've won like once out of ten times. Both #57 and #59 lost tonight. Too bad someone got #58 before I did; it might have won. Again, I NEVER win on the last ticket, and rarely on the next to last. On $1,000 a Week for Life, I got a $10 on #147.

          The beginning of the roll on the new Diamond Mine ($3) ticket was good today - $6 on #000, and $15 on #002.

          I'm taking a break from Big Winner Spectaculars. They don't seem to win any more than the under $10 tickets. They have to for me to spend much on them.

          Thank you!

          omg! You are not kidding with your statement about the Platinum Crosswords...they are duds! When they were very new, I did get 4 rings on

          the bottom bonus part but that's just PA Lottery's M/O...entice people with new tickets with wins of mulitple times the ticket price and make them

          think - What a great ticket! The okay winners on the new tickets dry up after about 2 weeks and go back to $0 or $ticket price wins.

          Obviously, they have to pay the top prizes but with millions & millions of tickets across PA and the constant infusion of 'new' and exciting tickets

          each month..that makes finding a great ticket almost like finding a needle in a haystack.

          I know the feeling of buying a ticket then wanting to go back for another only to find the next in line is gone. You have to wonder, was that the

          one?

          Yesterday I bought a string of old $2 Red Hot Tripler tickets and ticket number 099 won $500. I was shocked because I thought for sure

          each winning amount would show only $1 for a total of $10. So that was a nice surprise. I'm not sure how many tickets are in those packs but

          149 rings a bell somehow. So a decent winner at the 2/3 pack mark.

          I tried the Diamond Mine too and won a couple times near the start of the pack (001, 002, 005) but just $3 at different locations. The 002 is

          a common number (with us anyway so far) - maybe these are the ones to buy at the start of the pack. Wouldn't it be nice to catch the top prize

          on 002? Banana

          Your $15 win is a good one! The tickets that win 5 times the ticket price are a thrill. I notice that happens with the Fantastic 5's ($5) ...$25

          winners are pretty good with those. One of them was the last in the pack #059 @ $25.00 and I have seen them before at the #027 point.

          I hope you find one that reveals:

          1MILL!

          Good luck with them - they are fun to play. (most times)

          Big Smile

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            Posted: July 23, 2010, 11:07 pm - IP Logged

            Agree! I was thinking the same thing about new games in PA. But Diamond Mine's been unlucky in that roll after the two winners. It's like there are BIG stretches of losers. Have you noticed more losers in all the games lately? I had a horrible day today - struck out on $40 worth of tickets. Thought #90 on BWS (which I tried again finally) might be good, but NOOO. This is a good place to vent!

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              Posted: July 23, 2010, 11:12 pm - IP Logged

              Matt,   I ve won on blackjack-I like it. Did you try sapphire7- those are good.

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                Posted: July 23, 2010, 11:19 pm - IP Logged

                Sorry--- sapphire 6

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                  Posted: July 23, 2010, 11:56 pm - IP Logged

                  I don't play $1 tickets very often, but thanks for the suggestion! I'll need to try to get some of that money back tomorrow, and I'm playing just one kind of game - maybe I'll try S6s.

                  BlackJack's not bad after #90. I've had my share of winners before on instant games (nothing over $100 yet,) but it just seems I've had fewer winners than usual lately. Wondered what others are experiencing.

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                    Posted: July 24, 2010, 6:11 pm - IP Logged

                    I seem to do well on ticket numbers 008, 012, and 025.  With that said I rarely win on tickets 013, 017, and 023.  (Since I play mostly $5 or higher...  I rarely see many high numbered tickets.)

                    How are you going to win if you don't play?

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                      Posted: July 24, 2010, 10:27 pm - IP Logged

                      $31 spent today on the new games, and $6 back. At this rate, I'm going back to the older games. Anyone notice the $60,000 row on Diamond Mine is almost always one off on losing tickets? That's pretty dirty.

                      Anyway I usually lose on ticket #45.

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                        Posted: July 25, 2010, 7:05 pm - IP Logged

                        On $1 games all numbers are unlucky in my opinion. I try to stay away from them.

                        On $2 games I've always had good luck in the 50s and 80s.

                        On $3 games #023 has been the best for me. Also anything above 75. Unlucky are 001-019.

                        On $5 games anything above 010. Unlucky include the wicked #019 and #038.

                        On $10 games I've won and lost equally on all numbers so I have no lucky and unlucky tickets.

                        On $20 games same as the $10s.

                         

                        I like to get the #000 and #199($1), #99($2-3), #039($5), and #19($10-20), a.k.a. first and last ticket. Never really made any amount of money from them, but 7 out of 10 times they will be break even.

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                          Posted: July 26, 2010, 2:20 am - IP Logged

                          Good info., fastscratcher10! You might be right about #001-019 on $3 games, because besides tickets 0, 2, and 11 (one out of 2 times), not much won around the beginning on the Diamond Mine tickets. I did win 3/3 times today on DM tickets  (#s were 35, 58, 59), for $15 total.

                          The 10x the Money tickets remain pretty unlucky all around. Might stay away from them.

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                            Posted: July 26, 2010, 11:46 am - IP Logged

                            I found these:

                            $2 Triple Winning 7's - ticket #036 - $77.00 I had one 7 symbol

                            $2 BlackJack - #116 - $50.00 beat the dealer 5 times

                            $2 $1,000 A Week For Life - #076 - $40 in the Fast Cash prize box

                            $2 Reese's - #141 - $40 with a jar of peanut butter symbol

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                              Posted: July 26, 2010, 11:09 pm - IP Logged

                              Thanks for the report, dr65. What do you think of this theory - I don't think there's any set pattern, but certain numbers definitely have a much higher win %. They might switch it up with #127 winning one time and #128 the next time.

                              Diamond Mines are still doing ok, but lots of $3 winners today only. It seems they put two winners together a lot in that game.

                              10x the Money and 9s in a Line still doing terribly for me - even in the hundreds on 10x the Money. I just get a rare $2 winner. After an original $5 win on #6, it's mostly 0x the Money.

                              I'm about maxed out on lottery for a couple days, but will report any more findings.

                                 
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