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The Illinois Halloween Raffle

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Posted: October 16, 2009, 5:43 pm - IP Logged

illi raffle's behind in selling.  There are 260,000 tickets left and it's  past mid-oct. 

So what if,   what if !  there are 100,000 tickets unsold by oct 31? they hold drawing, and give out 5 millions and some 100k prizes and some 1k prizes , if giving same # of prizes   you odds are much  better,  sort of like   winning a bunch of millions from 400,000 random numbers instead of  from  in 500,000

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    Posted: October 16, 2009, 7:52 pm - IP Logged

    illi raffle's behind in selling.  There are 260,000 tickets left and it's  past mid-oct. 

    So what if,   what if !  there are 100,000 tickets unsold by oct 31? they hold drawing, and give out 5 millions and some 100k prizes and some 1k prizes , if giving same # of prizes   you odds are much  better,  sort of like   winning a bunch of millions from 400,000 random numbers instead of  from  in 500,000

    That's interesting that they might not sell all the tickets and makes me wonder about something.

    Do they take all the unsold ticket numbers out of the drawing and just draw from the sold numbers so that all prizes are won?

    Or do unbought winning ticket prizes just go unawarded?


                                                 
                         
                                             

     

     

     

     

                                                                                                       

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      Posted: October 17, 2009, 12:01 am - IP Logged

      Good questions!

      From the Illinois Lotery website:

      How do you play HALLOWEEN MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE?
      Buybuying a ticket! Tickets for the Illinois Lottery's HALLOWEENMILLIONAIRE RAFFLE can be purchased at Illinois Lottery retailersthroughout the state. A total of 500,000 raffle tickets will be available, and will be sold in numeric order. Sales begin October 1 andwill be available through 2 p.m. on October 31, 2009 - or sooner ifearly sell-out occurs.

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      Kind of vague as to whether all tickdets have to be sold or not. I don't see anything posted about that on the site.

      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: October 17, 2009, 3:23 am - IP Logged

        I went all the way down to Illinois and forgot to buy my raffle  ticket....

        I remember at one time it said that it could be extended of not all the tickets were sold.

        Wisconsin had a raffle and they ran the drawing even though not all the tickets were sold. No wonder that they only ran one raffle!

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          Posted: October 17, 2009, 7:59 pm - IP Logged

          Hi all, new member - just found website.  

          I have been playing these raffles since they began - in what 04 - 05 ?  usually buy about 5 tickets spread out a few weeks apart.  never even close.  i know quite a few people who have purchased each time - again never even close.

          i sent an email to the illinois lottery asking why they dont have the million dollar drawings live on television and i was told it was all computer generated, it would take too much time.  again i had to emphasize "just the 4 million dollar winners" (gotta love those state employees).  basically i was shunned and thanked for participating in the raffle.

          anyway, while the lottery sells 500k tickets at $20 for a cool 10 million, they are giving away 5 of that 10 - but are they really?

          look at the illinois website of unclaimed $1000 prizes - there are a ton.  however, they wont even tell you the 4 people that won the million.

          i do have one ticket for this drawing, good luck to me.

           

          thanks!

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            Posted: October 17, 2009, 8:42 pm - IP Logged

            I think I played once...didnt like the odds...I'm convinced th Il lottery is rigged or least somthing funny is going on...I called the lottery once to ask for a list of winning ticket locations, I was asked why I needed that info,and after I explained that it was part of my playing strategy they then told me to send a blank check because at this time they didnt know how much it would cost...Now who in the hell does that...So now I have to check their website after every drawing since its listed and keep track it...funny thing is...you would think that there would be more winners in Chicago since thats the largest population in the state...but its just the opposite the northern/northwest suburbs around Chicago hit more...go figure...I'm in the process of trying to get a list/number of lottery retailers by county...let see how that goes

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              Posted: October 17, 2009, 9:30 pm - IP Logged

              Cha$e-IL

              Not sure if you're talking Number games or the raffle, but if it's number games there sure are a lot of winners in Chicago.

              Here's the Little Lotto jackpots for this year.

              http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/186805/10

              The Pick 6 (Lotto) hasn't been hit enough to really show anything.

              The last 2nd Chance promotion had most of the winners in Chicago, most 2nd Chance promotions do - unless, of course, if you call anything south of 183rd Street "Downstate".

              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: October 25, 2009, 10:08 pm - IP Logged

                Good or bad, I bought 1 raffle ticket today......

                Millionaire Raffle Tickets Left -  105,266

                So 394,734 sold

                $7,894,680 sold

                $5,000,000 in prizes...

                $2,894,680 in profit so far....

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                  Posted: October 27, 2009, 8:38 pm - IP Logged

                  all this money the state is making and we are still in debt so deep.  same as the government - you win 200 million - IRS is going to take 30-40%, 80 million dollars - where does that go???

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                    Posted: October 29, 2009, 11:56 pm - IP Logged

                    all this money the state is making and we are still in debt so deep.  same as the government - you win 200 million - IRS is going to take 30-40%, 80 million dollars - where does that go???

                    Combined state and fed taxes is 28% for Ill.

                    Of course the winner will fall into "O"s over 250K camp so taxes might be a bit more....

                    So the million $ winner should get a check for $720,000....

                    I would NOT complain about paying taxes on a million....  :-)

                    MarkP

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                      Posted: October 29, 2009, 11:57 pm - IP Logged

                      PS 

                      Millionaire Raffle Tickets Left -  13,380
                      Ticket Count Updated -  10/29/09 10:00 PM 

                      So all the tickets should be sold out tomorrow...

                      MarkP

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                        Posted: November 1, 2009, 12:39 am - IP Logged

                        So yeah I bought one ticket.....didn't win. But I thought it was worth a shot. I'll probably buy a couple more during the next raffle. I really feel like Illinois lottery should take some hints from the Michigan lottery, there raffles are great; with much better odds.

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                          Posted: November 1, 2009, 11:22 am - IP Logged

                          only bought 2 this time, after all the speculation.  they use a computer to draw the winning numbers.  why not air the 4 million dollar prizes on television?  (there isnt enough time, they say)  it cant any longer than the lotto balls.

                          its amazing how many 1000 prizes were still unclaimed from last years halloween raffle - makes ya wonder....

                           

                          BTW, i didnt win, i was within 150 of one of the numbers tho.

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                            Posted: November 2, 2009, 11:06 pm - IP Logged

                            I missed by 336 for the $1,000

                            But 2 stores that I often buy tickets at sold $1,000 tickets....

                            MarkP

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                              Posted: November 3, 2009, 11:30 pm - IP Logged

                              Don't feel too bad because I got ya beat!!! I missed the 100,000 by 4 numbers a year or two ago. Arghh...what a difference a few minutes make. Fate was not smiling on me that day.