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Posted: February 5, 2007, 12:54 am - IP Logged

St. Patrick's Day Millionaire Raffle

The Illinois Lottery is very excited to launch its newest promotion, the St. Patrick’s Day MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE!  This promotion gives our players the best odds of winning a million dollars ever offered by the Illinois Lottery.  Tickets go on sale Monday February 5, 2007.

http://www.illinoislottery.com/Raffle/Index.htm 

 

Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

Lep

There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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    Posted: February 5, 2007, 1:48 pm - IP Logged

    St. Patrick's Day Millionaire Raffle

    The Illinois Lottery is very excited to launch its newest promotion, the St. Patrick’s Day MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE!  This promotion gives our players the best odds of winning a million dollars ever offered by the Illinois Lottery.  Tickets go on sale Monday February 5, 2007.

    http://www.illinoislottery.com/Raffle/Index.htm 

     

    Just got my ticket...# 0008897.  Not a bad pace for sales...9000 tickets in 5 hours.  I was surprised that the ticket number was 7 digits long.  They said only 500,000 tickets would be sold so what's with the extra digit?

    Posted 4/6:  IL Pick 3 midday and evening until they hit:  555, 347 (str8).


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      Posted: February 5, 2007, 3:47 pm - IP Logged

      Good question!

      Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

      Lep

      There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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        Posted: February 5, 2007, 7:08 pm - IP Logged

        Just got my ticket...# 0008897.  Not a bad pace for sales...9000 tickets in 5 hours.  I was surprised that the ticket number was 7 digits long.  They said only 500,000 tickets would be sold so what's with the extra digit?

        Rick

        Suffice it to say I'm a 'wee bit' south of you  - (closer to Nashville, TN than Chicago!)

        We go to the store today and there's a flyer for the Raffle on the scratcher vending machines. OK, they're not selling the tickets from the machine. So we ask the clerk who sells the lottery tickets about raffle tickets, and she says, "What raffle tickets?"

        Bang Head

        Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

        Lep

        There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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          Posted: February 6, 2007, 10:02 am - IP Logged

          Rick

          Suffice it to say I'm a 'wee bit' south of you  - (closer to Nashville, TN than Chicago!)

          We go to the store today and there's a flyer for the Raffle on the scratcher vending machines. OK, they're not selling the tickets from the machine. So we ask the clerk who sells the lottery tickets about raffle tickets, and she says, "What raffle tickets?"

          Bang Head

          My store guy asked ME if I wanted one.   I hope you were finally able to get one. 

          Posted 4/6:  IL Pick 3 midday and evening until they hit:  555, 347 (str8).


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            Posted: February 6, 2007, 10:18 am - IP Logged

            Got me one too Rick G  #0018320  Yes Nod

            Good luck to us

            And Coin Toss make your retailer aware it is not

            a scratch off type of ticket it prints out of the machine

            just like the other paper tickets

            Men Lie Women Lie Numbers Dont

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              Posted: February 6, 2007, 12:07 pm - IP Logged

              Update...just got back from my retailer and he said they sold 150,000 tickets yesterday.  Get your tickets fast because it looks like they'll be sold out in three days.

              Posted 4/6:  IL Pick 3 midday and evening until they hit:  555, 347 (str8).


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                Posted: February 6, 2007, 7:39 pm - IP Logged

                Got one! 0023851

                I went to a neighboring town, a gas station - convenience store that gets a lot of lotto action.

                On the ticket it says

                DRAWING MAY BE POSTPONED IF ALL NUMBERS ARE NOT SOLD

                Mrs Coin Toss was back at the first dotr I mentioned today and asked if they had raffle tickets, they still didn't know anything. But this is rich - on the side of their scratcher vending machine there's a flyer for the raffle that's probably intended for the clerks- on the bottom it says:

                Always ask for the sale, it works!

                Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                Lep

                There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                  Posted: February 7, 2007, 9:39 am - IP Logged

                  Update...just got back from my retailer and he said they sold 150,000 tickets yesterday.  Get your tickets fast because it looks like they'll be sold out in three days.

                  Correction....my retailer was wrong (at the time he told me only 15,000 tickets had been sold, not 150,000.)

                  There are 469,900 tickets left.  It's on the top of their results page.  Sorry about that. 

                  Posted 4/6:  IL Pick 3 midday and evening until they hit:  555, 347 (str8).


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                    Posted: February 7, 2007, 10:31 am - IP Logged

                    Hmm, possible play,

                    Illinois  2-7-07

                    150  1500

                    469

                    900 

                    Thanks Rick, and Linda! 

                    Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                    Lep

                    There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                      Posted: February 7, 2007, 11:33 am - IP Logged

                      Coin Toss,what's up with all these raffles? Now I hear CA has one though I haven't been to the store recently to see what it's all about. Is this an incentive to get people to play more? Are sales down across the country? Just curious!

                      Rick,that picture just keeps cracking me up!

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                        Coin Toss,what's up with all these raffles? Now I hear CA has one though I haven't been to the store recently to see what it's all about. Is this an incentive to get people to play more? Are sales down across the country? Just curious!

                        Rick,that picture just keeps cracking me up!

                        Thanks lottolaughs...the pic was created by truecritic.  Pretty cool, huh?

                        My take on the raffle craze is that the state can get a large sum of money in a short period of time, and most of them offer the player much better odds so it's a win-win situation.

                        For example, the IL raffle is taking in 10 million and giving out 5 million in prizes...50% of the win pool to be returned to the bettors.  A cool 5 million profit for the state in about a month.  I'm hoping the state lotteries see the value of this new approach and take their lotteries off the selling block.

                        Having a chance (actually 4 chances) to win $1,000,000 out of 500,000 tickets sold beats the chances of the jackpot games hands down.

                        Posted 4/6:  IL Pick 3 midday and evening until they hit:  555, 347 (str8).


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                          Posted: February 7, 2007, 1:09 pm - IP Logged

                          I see now. When did this all start? It seems to me you're right,especially profit wise for the states. And for the lucky ones who get a ticket,better odds. Makes sense. Thanks Rick!

                          And great job,truecritic! Hilarious!  LOL

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                            I see now. When did this all start? It seems to me you're right,especially profit wise for the states. And for the lucky ones who get a ticket,better odds. Makes sense. Thanks Rick!

                            And great job,truecritic! Hilarious!  LOL

                            Brenda, I think PA has been doing it for a while but it has caught on nation-wide in the last six months or so.  I was surprised that it took IL as long as it did.

                            The down-side is that a ticket costs $20 (some states have had different ticket cost / payoffs / number of tickets sold).  But IMHO, subtracting that sum from your budget on other games makes sense for the player.  A typical 5/39 game has  over 575,000 combinations and you are very rarely guaranteed a jackpot of $1 mil. and in those cases there is a good chance you'll have to split that $1 mil.

                            Posted 4/6:  IL Pick 3 midday and evening until they hit:  555, 347 (str8).


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                              Posted: February 7, 2007, 1:39 pm - IP Logged

                              So it's all pretty new,huh? I still think it's a great idea and hope it's here to stay. 

                              I just took a look on our Calif. site here and it says tickets are $5.00 a number. There's 5,000,000 tickets being sold and as of this moment 4,693,157 are still available. Doesn't sound like it's caught fire yet,haha.