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OT: but important, $5 VA scratcher flawed

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Posted: March 7, 2005, 4:06 am - IP Logged

The new game 100,000 Texas Hold 'em poker scracther. It's a $5 game that came out on the 28th of Febuary. I have bought 2 cards now that have flaws. The card is layed out with 4 tables. You have 3 hands with 2 cards on each table. Your opponent has 1 hand with 2 cards. There are 5 community cards that both you and the opponent use. One card I had 2 kings and the opponent had a Jack and a 10. In the community cards there were 2 6s and a 10. The other cards didn't match my cards or the opponents cards. Well 2 kings and 2 6s beat 2 10s and 2 6s. The card was a not a winner. Also on another card I had 3 10s and the opponent had 3 7s and that card was a loser too.

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    Posted: March 7, 2005, 7:13 am - IP Logged

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      Posted: March 7, 2005, 4:21 pm - IP Logged

      Wolf, what made these cards not winners. I hope when the cashier checked them, they didn't keep them for themselves, because they sound like winners. Or maybe they hadn't been activated before they were sold. I hope you kept them.

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        Posted: March 7, 2005, 9:04 pm - IP Logged

        I've noticed the same thing Wolf with a couple of the same type scratchers.  Holding on to the losers just in case.

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          Posted: March 9, 2005, 4:55 am - IP Logged

          If you look on any scratch ticket you can see letter codes. If there is a P, B, or D on the card it's likely not a winner. These cards have those letters on them. I haven't gotten the cards scanned yet. Unless VA is getting smart and trying to fool people who just scratch the card for the symbol, then some idiot made this card up who didn't know how to play poker. Also if your card is say a 10 dollar winner, you can find a T an E and an N on the card. Same goes for any amount you win, there is a code you can read if you aren't sure if you have a winning card or not.

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            Posted: March 19, 2005, 12:15 am - IP Logged

            here's how they need to base the hold 'em poker scratch games. instead of going up against an opponent, just base the prizes on how god a hand you have.

            I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.

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              Posted: March 20, 2005, 10:30 am - IP Logged

              Mass. is going to have a $10 ticket coming out next week based on Hold 'Em (3 hands vs. the dealer), plus a standard number matching section) - hopefully they won't have the same problem.



              Top prize is stated as $10 million (only one ticket out of 80 million to be available) but it's almost certainly a $500K/20 year annuity deal.


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                Posted: March 23, 2005, 9:58 am - IP Logged

                noah:

                500k/20 years is a bad "deal"

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                  Posted: March 23, 2005, 7:56 pm - IP Logged

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                    Posted: March 24, 2005, 5:44 pm - IP Logged

                    remember these things:



                    1. annuities are there to help people get used to being rich.



                    2. lotteries, especially mass., have trouble coming up with $1 million in cash until after every ticket is sold.

                    I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.

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                      Posted: March 25, 2005, 7:33 pm - IP Logged

                      MA Lottery just put out more info on that Hold 'Em ticket today - that "$10 million" prize (which will be, as I suspected a $500K/20 year annuity payout ) goes to a winner of a "tournament" of selected winners of a special poker prize pack (there's about 69,000 tickets that will win that (the prize pack itself is just under $600 in value) - of those 560 will be invited to the "tournament" for the $10 million (most will only win an additional $2,000, while a few will win $10,000, $50,000 or $50K/20 yrs).

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                        Posted: April 4, 2005, 1:51 am - IP Logged

                        not a bad way to get people to play the game though.

                        I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.


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                          Posted: April 6, 2005, 9:49 am - IP Logged

                          Go to Connecticut and play the $30 game with a LUMP-SUM million.

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                            Posted: April 7, 2005, 1:29 am - IP Logged

                            how about we go to CT and put that $30 on something else instead?

                            I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.


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                              Posted: April 22, 2005, 3:56 pm - IP Logged

                              noah: is how I feel about annuity-only prizes as well.