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S.C. Millionaire Raffle Tickets & Close Calls

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Posted: December 21, 2006, 11:52 pm - IP Logged

South Carolina Millionaire Raffle ticket sales deadline coming up. 

Tickets are $10 each, you are given a random number and it is computer generated.  Only one million tickets will be sold until the deadline date. Rules and regulations mentioned winners would be posted Jan 8, 2007.  My question is this.  The number on your ticket also lets one know how many tickets have been sold already.  If only half a million tickets are sold by the dead line, that would increase the odds of winning, wouldn't it?

Is anyone looking forward to this game?  What do you think about the game and cash awards?  I myself and overwhelmed at the possibility of winning something.  It's something to look forward to, the winning numbers and where they came from. (city)

Please anybody talk to me, I'm a new member to this board.  I play pick 4 all the time using the same number.  I get tired of not winning, and my number comes up after I stop for a while.  My winning number is either a straight or box and it happens 80% of the time when I take a break due to lack of having any luck.  I think the computer knows this and plays games with my head, when my number comes up each time I don't play. I use the same number for about a month or two and then stop playing for about a month.  This leaves a huge question mark in my head.  

Instinct signals a bird to fly south for the winter.  What does instinct and lottery have in common? Could it be just luck, or intuition? 

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    Posted: December 22, 2006, 12:54 am - IP Logged

    Ok Fatbird, Lets talk. I'm in S.C.also. I purchased about twenty-five tickets so far. I talk to a sales rep from S.C. lottery the other day and he to predicts they want sell all one million tickets  So the way i look at it is, we have better chance of getting ran over by a car if we were standing in the middle of the road now verses standing in our yard, than winning the big prize. I predict the sales will really increase the last two weeks. I'm looking at a ticket i puchased 12/16, and the number 349---. So they still have a way to go. I wish you lots of luck with the drawing and here on the LP.

    You need to check out the Resoures here on the LP. Also you can always find someone to help and there are plenty of preditions to look at. This site is like one big family with thousands of great minds at work 24/7. Read the forums and pay attention to the post. You should do just find.  If you should consider purchasing a membership, you will have unlimited use to all the Resources. Welcome aboard !    Bazookajoe

                                                                                  

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      Posted: December 22, 2006, 3:07 pm - IP Logged

      BazookaJoe,Smiley Santa

      Thanks for help and advice.  The information on this web sight overwhelms me, and I fell asleep at my computer last night reading all that I could.  I enjoy the lottery and I participate for the enjoyment of winning something.  Looking forward to the posting of winning numbers after a drawing makes me feel like a little kid again.  Now that I am an adult, with some street smarts from trial and error growing up, I have faith/beleive in trying to figure out if there is a mathematical system to winning.  That's part of the enjoyment I receive, too.  It's part of the big dream we all have.  I was taught in school and from my parents to look at a problem or goal, think about what I want, and plan a way to begin working towards getting it.  Do you think, I am wrong for having hopes like that?  I welcome your advice. You seem to have experiance in the lottery.   The most I have ever won was $500. That was when the lottery first began in SC.  It was during the first month the game was allowed to come into effect.   Funny thing too, many people I worked with or friends I had were winning close to that amount, as well. It began to slow down.   Now no one I know has much luck. Small awards every now and then.  I looked on line and many winners in SC come from the upper part of the state.  Which includes Columbia & surrounding areas up to Greenville, SC.  I looked at (compared) the winners in the lower part of SC, Myrtle Beach, Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, Florence etc.  We don't seem to have as much luck as the upper part of the state. Especially the Charleston, SC area.  This adds another thought for me to ponder.  We have money in Charleston, is the upper part of the state lucky or spending more  to participate? This includes scratch off tickets and drawings.

      Thank-you,  Bazooka Joe for your kind welcome and reply.  I was an average student in school, and I write in my spare time.  But, not for a living.  I am just an average middle class girl, that enjoys the challenge of playing, and learning something new as I go a long.  Please, share your opinions/thoughts,  with me, or just how you feel about increasing odds of winning.  Everyone will have their own ideas, and that is why I wanted to become a part of this large family, the family on this web sight.  I know for a fact, there are people that continue to win something all the time. I  helped a  senior citizens group as the number caller for their Bingo Game.  One lady would always win every week!  She would win 2 or 3 times in the same day during the weekly bingo game.  I honestly do not recall a game she played when she did not win at least one time.   No one else had her luck.  Everyone got to pick their own Bingo cards  and she could hardly hear, or see very well. In her middle 80's.   Everyone enjoyed playing "against" her and some even tryed to get her to select their Bingo cards for them. Our prizes were under $5, everyone enjoyed the game, and coming together to socialize and win as often, as she did. The prizes  she won.  she usually gave away or donated back as a prize to use again the next week. Maybe that was her ace in the hole? Sharing or giving something back?  Another thought to ponder?  

       

      I'm the new kid (adult) on the block. Thanks for the welcome, and advice!  "If I ever win the jack pot, I will look out for my mentor,can't promise how much, I will share my appreciation for the time you have taken to talk to me. "Warning, please don't think of me as a cheap skate if I only share a couple of thousand with you ok?"  That is a joke we have here in the South.  My first goal is to give back, I am partial to the Alzheimers association and research & children in need.   Smile

      Instinct signals a bird to fly south for the winter.  What does instinct and lottery have in common? Could it be just luck, or intuition? 

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        Posted: December 22, 2006, 3:58 pm - IP Logged

        South Carolina Millionaire Raffle ticket sales deadline coming up. 

        Tickets are $10 each, you are given a random number and it is computer generated.  Only one million tickets will be sold until the deadline date. Rules and regulations mentioned winners would be posted Jan 8, 2007.  My question is this.  The number on your ticket also lets one know how many tickets have been sold already.  If only half a million tickets are sold by the dead line, that would increase the odds of winning, wouldn't it?

        Is anyone looking forward to this game?  What do you think about the game and cash awards?  I myself and overwhelmed at the possibility of winning something.  It's something to look forward to, the winning numbers and where they came from. (city)

        Please anybody talk to me, I'm a new member to this board.  I play pick 4 all the time using the same number.  I get tired of not winning, and my number comes up after I stop for a while.  My winning number is either a straight or box and it happens 80% of the time when I take a break due to lack of having any luck.  I think the computer knows this and plays games with my head, when my number comes up each time I don't play. I use the same number for about a month or two and then stop playing for about a month.  This leaves a huge question mark in my head.  

        Fatbird...for clarification, when one purchases a ticket for the South Carolina Millionaire Raffle it is not a random number.  It is a sequential number, meaning your ticket was the next ticket one purchased up to the last ticket sold, which if they sell all of the tickets will be number 1,000,000.

        The interesting question you touched uopn is this, what will the lottery do if they haven't sold all of the tickets by January 7th?  The official rules say they will stop selling when they reach one million tickets sold or January 7th.  They didn't say whichever one comes first.  If they sell less then one million and have the drawing, will they still offer all the prizes? Will they extend the sales period? Stay tuned!

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          Posted: December 22, 2006, 4:38 pm - IP Logged

          The drawing is scheduled for January 8, 2007.  So if they don't sell 1 million tickets, oh well.  Those who have purchased tickets will have an even better chance at winning a prize.

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            Posted: December 22, 2006, 11:27 pm - IP Logged

            I know of no jurisdiction that hasn't sold all their raffle tickets before the deadline. It seems to be a popular event. THe usual payout percentage is 50%.

            Blessed Saint Leibowitz, keep 'em dreamin' down there..... 

            Next week's convention for Psychics and Prognosticators has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

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              Posted: December 23, 2006, 12:43 am - IP Logged

              Fatbird...for clarification, when one purchases a ticket for the South Carolina Millionaire Raffle it is not a random number.  It is a sequential number, meaning your ticket was the next ticket one purchased up to the last ticket sold, which if they sell all of the tickets will be number 1,000,000.

              The interesting question you touched uopn is this, what will the lottery do if they haven't sold all of the tickets by January 7th?  The official rules say they will stop selling when they reach one million tickets sold or January 7th.  They didn't say whichever one comes first.  If they sell less then one million and have the drawing, will they still offer all the prizes? Will they extend the sales period? Stay tuned!

              I tried to contact the Lottery on line about the question concerning, the one million tickets sold and would it effect the date of the drawing if they did not sell them by  the deadline date.  No one has e-mailed me back. That was 2 days ago. That one sentence implies either or could take place.  It is a sentence that doesn't give a straight forward answer.  The last ticket I bought last Friday was in the 48  number range. I might give the Lottery office a call on their next business day.

              Instinct signals a bird to fly south for the winter.  What does instinct and lottery have in common? Could it be just luck, or intuition? 

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                Fatbird...let us know what happens.

                 I think the lottery intentionally wrote the sentence in a vauge manner in order to protect themselves should all the tickets not be sold.

                As your ticket bought last week was in the 48 range, that means there are a lot of tickets that need to be sold by January 7th. 

                The SC Lottery probably doesn't want the word out that the sales of the ticket will be extended for fear that this raffle promtion will drag on for quite some time.

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                  Fatbird...let us know what happens.

                   I think the lottery intentionally wrote the sentence in a vauge manner in order to protect themselves should all the tickets not be sold.

                  As your ticket bought last week was in the 48 range, that means there are a lot of tickets that need to be sold by January 7th. 

                  The SC Lottery probably doesn't want the word out that the sales of the ticket will be extended for fear that this raffle promtion will drag on for quite some time.

                  Thousands of people have trust in the lottery.  We should have clear detailed printed instructions  on the rules and regulation pages.  This should be very specific because it effects when or if someone will purchase a ticket.  "Who doesn't need extra money right after Christmas?"  That one sentence is an open ended sentence in advertisment of the game. Not included in the  written rules  to explain the complete details of the game.    What better time to start a new game, at Christmas!  Everyone spends a little extra cookie jar money  saved through out the year.  Who needs extra cash right after Christmas especially,  as soon as January?    

                  I do not like the wording of the sentence, " Untill 1 million tickets are sold, or Jan 7-8, 2007."  That tells me the game will exstend beyond the original drawing date due to lack of ticket sales.  In that case that should also be explained in the rules of the game before anyone participates.  It is not in the rules that I HAVE READ!  The only way this will change is from a hard agressive response from everyone that participates in the game.  Demand the lottery post each detail if the game should have to default. This game could continue until July.  There are words to better explain how I feel about this.  Rules, and Contracts are binding unless.  I personally don't see this game taking place in January. 

                  I make a motion the rules and regulations of each game like this,  specifically  explain all the "what if's".  Examples: What if not enough tickets are sold by posted deadline , Will the game proceed, on the printed date of deadline?  If not,  will the game be extended until the tickets are sold?  List the all other  states participating in the same drawing.  Asking for complete rules in detail, not vague, using  misleading terms, that isn't asking for much.  What gives? All  comments from the peanut gallery are welcome? It's your nickle???  It's the Holidays and now my drawers are in a bunch because I am not in agreement if the tickets will be sold past the deadling date. "Untill One Million Tickets are sold."   

                  My friend still has not gotten an e-mail reply to this question.  It has been about 4 or more days not.  "Maybe they are taken the 5th on this one, to remain silent."   

                   

                  Instinct signals a bird to fly south for the winter.  What does instinct and lottery have in common? Could it be just luck, or intuition?