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Are you going to buy a ticket?

Yes - I'll buy one or two [ 22 ]  [42.31%]
Yes - I'll probably get several [ 10 ]  [19.23%]
No - I think they're a waste of money [ 9 ]  [17.31%]
No - other [ 3 ]  [5.77%]
Not Sure [ 8 ]  [15.38%]
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Posted: November 23, 2007, 3:11 pm - IP Logged

I'm undecided if I'm going to play ours, 20 dollars is an expensive ticket and while the odds are better than anything else, its still 20 bucks. In CA they are awarding (5) 1 million (50) 10k and (500) $2008.00 prizes. I think if I get a lotto win and tickets are still available I'll buy one, if not oh well, they still do a Fantasy 5 draw everyday.

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    Posted: November 23, 2007, 9:18 pm - IP Logged

    They've made great improvements to the PA raffle since the first one a couple of years back (the first anywhere ever), I might buy a ticket, keyword being might because a 1 in 80 chance of winning anything on a $20 ticket is a bit insulting. But the others in comparison are downright defamation, so PA has the best. 

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      Posted: November 27, 2007, 10:39 am - IP Logged

      They've made great improvements to the PA raffle since the first one a couple of years back (the first anywhere ever), I might buy a ticket, keyword being might because a 1 in 80 chance of winning anything on a $20 ticket is a bit insulting. But the others in comparison are downright defamation, so PA has the best. 

      I know the odds are better, but I agree that $20 for one ticket is pricey. If Idaho had done that, I may have only bought one or two tickets. I guess I can be glad that it wasn't $50 a ticket. LOL 

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        Posted: November 27, 2007, 3:22 pm - IP Logged

        They've made great improvements to the PA raffle since the first one a couple of years back (the first anywhere ever), I might buy a ticket, keyword being might because a 1 in 80 chance of winning anything on a $20 ticket is a bit insulting. But the others in comparison are downright defamation, so PA has the best. 

        "But the others in comparison are downright defamation, so PA has the best."

        It looks like PA has found the right formula by offering more $100 prizes (7790). The Florida raffle has a different twist by offering 20,000 instant $50 winners.

        But the state with the best chance of winning $1 million for 20 bucks will probably be Ohio because I doubt they will sell 500,000 of the 625,000 tickets.

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          Posted: November 27, 2007, 4:01 pm - IP Logged

          I'm undecided if I'm going to play ours, 20 dollars is an expensive ticket and while the odds are better than anything else, its still 20 bucks. In CA they are awarding (5) 1 million (50) 10k and (500) $2008.00 prizes. I think if I get a lotto win and tickets are still available I'll buy one, if not oh well, they still do a Fantasy 5 draw everyday.

          CA tickets are $5.   They have a special buy of 5 for $20. 

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            Posted: November 27, 2007, 4:54 pm - IP Logged

            CA tickets are $5.   They have a special buy of 5 for $20. 

            checked the lottery homepage  for CA sounds like they removed the option of buying one number for

            $5. that they offered last year.   Just kept the 5 number option for $20.   Sorry about that

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              Posted: November 27, 2007, 5:45 pm - IP Logged

              I would buy 2+

              I wonder if IL has any plans for the raffle this year...

              /Derek 

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                Posted: November 27, 2007, 5:53 pm - IP Logged

                checked the lottery homepage  for CA sounds like they removed the option of buying one number for

                $5. that they offered last year.   Just kept the 5 number option for $20.   Sorry about that

                That's still better than $20 for only one line.   So basically you get 5 chances for $4 each, even though you can't pick the numbers.  

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                  Posted: December 1, 2007, 6:30 pm - IP Logged

                  i purchased another holiday millionaire raffle ticket today in georgia and  they are just past the 50 thousand mark

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                    Posted: December 21, 2007, 10:12 am - IP Logged

                    i purchased another holiday millionaire raffle ticket today in georgia and  they are just past the 50 thousand mark

                    Idaho's raffle sold out on the 16th. Earlier then they expected.

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                      Posted: December 23, 2007, 12:55 pm - IP Logged

                      NC has only sold half of the Merry Millionaire raffle tickets and the last drawing is scheduled for the 27th.  Tom Shehan said that the last time the most tickets were sold on the last four days and that they are not worried but they will sell until 2 a.m. on the 27th or until all tickets are sold.

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                        Posted: December 23, 2007, 1:22 pm - IP Logged

                        I've already bought one & I hate I did, because I think they r a waste of time!

                        Noel

                        GOD BLESS EVERY ONE!!!

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                          Posted: December 23, 2007, 2:27 pm - IP Logged

                          I've already bought one & I hate I did, because I think they r a waste of time!

                          Noel

                          Well hopefully you win one of the prizes then you won't feel so bad.

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                            Posted: December 24, 2007, 12:02 am - IP Logged

                            To answer your original question Justx............

                            NO, I don't play....The odds are rediculous!

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                              Posted: December 27, 2007, 1:26 am - IP Logged

                              Well, it's that time of year again and the lotteries are selling Holiday Scratchers and Holiday Raffle tickets.

                              Florida started to sell their new raffle game on November 19, reminding people to buy early or they might miss out on winning a million dollars with "the best odds to do so."

                              I didn't buy a ticket last year, but I spent $20 on the July 4th game and didn't win anything, so now I'm a bit apprehensive about spending $20 on just one raffle ticket.

                              Does your state have a holiday raffle this year?  If so, do you plan to participate in it?

                              I got suckered in by my other half to by ONE ticket for the holiday raffle. There were drawings for an additional $10k. I predicted where the winners were going to be drawn from and was 85% correct.  I call it the winner's belt. I also anticipate a repeat of the 4th of July drawing to occour in our state.  Winners of the large sums/prizes will be concentrated in and around the following areas:

                              Charlotte, Wilmington, Ashboro, Raleigh, Asheville, Hickory, Durham. Smaller amounts will be scattered from Rocky Mount and to the west as well. There will be one maybe 2 winners in the Fayetteville/Ft.Bragg/Spring Lake/Pope AFB/Hope Mills Area of smaller prizes. I make this prediction based on what is posted on the NCEL website and the information I found at the CITIZEN-TIMES website.

                              Let's see how well I do! 

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