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PA's Holiday Instant Games- The Truth.

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Posted: December 3, 2005, 12:35 am - IP Logged

I checked the odds on PA's holiday scratch-off games, and found some shocking news.

The odds of winning on one of PA's holiday scratch-off tickets are worse than those of their regular scratch-offs, on every dollar amount.

Now I always thought that the holiday scratch-off tickets were meant more to be given out as gifts.  That means that those tickets are meant to be given as gifts that are more likely to get the recipient absolutely nothing, as compared to their regular scratch-offs.

So who in PA plans on giving out instant tickets for people this holiday season?

Also, have you noticed that they always use an xmas theme?  What if they had a Channukah themed ticket?

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: December 4, 2005, 1:09 am - IP Logged

    How about a Kwanzaa themed ticket? No? Passover? Lent? Come on! There are plenty of other holidays that the lottery can milk for profit.

    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: December 4, 2005, 1:12 pm - IP Logged

      Yeah I always notice that they are always Christmas themed. But I didn't know that the odds were higher.

      Dance like no one is watching.

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        Posted: December 6, 2005, 10:05 pm - IP Logged

        I wonder if it's the case with other states too.

        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: December 7, 2005, 4:44 pm - IP Logged

          I wonder if it's the case with other states too.

          The NY Lottery "always" comes out with a Mother's Day ticket, but only once do I remember a Father's Day scratch.

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            Posted: December 11, 2005, 8:22 am - IP Logged

            Sounds like a scheme for the lottery to just get more money back.

             

            http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/124538


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              Posted: December 11, 2005, 3:45 pm - IP Logged

              At least NY and PA seem to avoid annuity-only holiday-themed games. NY King Kong is not considered to be a holiday game.