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Would You Spend $20 On A Raffle Ticket?

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Given the opportunity would you buy a $20 Raffle ticket?

Yes, one [ 30 ]  [29.70%]
Yes, maybe two [ 16 ]  [15.84%]
Yes, multiple tickets [ 30 ]  [29.70%]
No [ 25 ]  [24.75%]
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Posted: December 13, 2009, 10:45 am - IP Logged

I live in Maryland but work in Virginia and actually commute through DC (long story), so I sometimes buy tickets from VA and rarely from DC.  I have bought four VA Raffle tickets so far and agree that sales are very slow.  They will pick up, but this could be the year they extend the deadline and drawing as they indicate they can. 

My feeling is that you get a decent chance to win something and probably the best odds possible to win a million.  Granted I have been zero for the last several raffles held (DC and MD have stopped having them), but who knows?  That being said, to save money and buy these I have halted my scratcher buys till 2010.   I don't blame folks for passing these raffles by, but if you have the $20 it might be worth a shot.

Anyone know if MD has any plans to ever do a raffle again?  Thanks!

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    Posted: December 14, 2009, 1:07 am - IP Logged

    Guess Get it while the getting is good! I will be making a road trip to MI over the holidays to pick up some raffle tickets. Despite the high costs, it is still the best shot at a mil. Totally blow pricey scratchers away in terms of best odds. I am hoping for a great new year Smile

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      Posted: December 15, 2009, 1:48 pm - IP Logged

      Actually I'm saving up for one right now.  (The Michigan Millionaire Raffle)  I budget myself.  I put two dollars into a pringles can every Monday.  It's my savings account in my underwear drawer.  I am going to either do that or buy a twenty dollar scratch-off.  I'm actually leaning towards the scratch-off.

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        Posted: December 15, 2009, 9:06 pm - IP Logged

        Actually I'm saving up for one right now.  (The Michigan Millionaire Raffle)  I budget myself.  I put two dollars into a pringles can every Monday.  It's my savings account in my underwear drawer.  I am going to either do that or buy a twenty dollar scratch-off.  I'm actually leaning towards the scratch-off.

        I noticed how generous MI is to their players in the raffle. Most state take 50% of cut but there is a bigger payout to players over there. Probably why there been 14 of them already and about 4 a year. I am really jealous Disapprove

         

        By the way, I would go with the raffle. Better odds and look like they won't see out this year so even way better odds

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          Posted: December 20, 2009, 12:07 pm - IP Logged

          Looks like the Florida raffle may actually come close to selling out now. Either you guys were right about people wanting to get their tickets in the middle, or their little "drive to a district office for a free scratch off" ploy has worked, as there was a surge in buying this week. I tracked the number of remaining tickets somewhat throughout the week, and they managed to sell over 100,000 tickets in 4 days. There are about 400,000 left, and I'm sure that when people find out there are only around 200,000 or less remaining tickets, there will be another surge in buying again. I might buy another ticket for the hell of it this week since it looks like this will sell out now.

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            Posted: December 20, 2009, 12:11 pm - IP Logged

            I'm leaving for Florida tomorrow and I plan on buying a couple of their Raffle tickets while I'm there.

            I know we've discussed this in a way but I wanted to get an idea on what the majority of players do given the opportunity.

            Thanks

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              Posted: December 20, 2009, 12:24 pm - IP Logged

              i try to buy the ones with the most left winnings i have a better chance playing the ones that many people don't buy they have to most money sitting on them or the ones that are ending if the stores have them usually they have money on them.....

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                Posted: December 24, 2009, 4:29 pm - IP Logged

                The Florida raffle has less than 250,000 tickets left as of right now. I am pretty surprised to see this, as only a few weeks ago it seemed like they weren't going to be anywhere close to selling all the tickets. Since I have vowed to put an end to gambling when 2009 is history, I figure I may as well attempt to buy one of the final 100,000 now that this is clearly going to sell out.

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                  Posted: December 26, 2009, 12:48 am - IP Logged

                  The raffle here in KS, has been sold out for awhile. I didn't get any tickets in time, but my dad has 2.

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                    Posted: December 26, 2009, 4:40 am - IP Logged

                    With only a week left to the drawing, Virginia still has over half of it's raffle tickets unsold. That's over 175,000 tickets unsold as of last night.

                    That's sure gonna make the odds a whole lot better if it stays that way. I just might get a couple more tickets.


                                                                 
                                         
                                                             

                     

                     

                     

                     

                                                                                                                       

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                      Posted: December 26, 2009, 5:50 am - IP Logged

                      yes yes yes i hit on the last 2 mich raffles for 700 dollars both times. now i have some for this one. if i hit the daily three before the next drawing i'll buy some more.

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                        Posted: December 26, 2009, 6:11 pm - IP Logged

                        This is my first time with the MI raffle so hoping for some better luck than in IL. Just curious what would happen if they dont sell out. That looking like a possibility unles there is a last minute rush. Figure they will try to hold off until they at least can pay all winners but don't know what the history is there.

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                          Posted: December 26, 2009, 6:43 pm - IP Logged

                          This is my first time with the MI raffle so hoping for some better luck than in IL. Just curious what would happen if they dont sell out. That looking like a possibility unles there is a last minute rush. Figure they will try to hold off until they at least can pay all winners but don't know what the history is there.

                          Michigan's website says their drawing will be on Jan 6th or after.

                          They have over 230,000 tickets left out of 600,000 so it's probably gonna be after.

                          They seem to have the best odds of winning a million though at 1 in 100,000.


                                                                       
                                               
                                                                   

                           

                           

                           

                           

                                                                                                                             

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                            Posted: December 26, 2009, 7:10 pm - IP Logged

                            Well I have gotten 8 of those tickets from random store in diffrent cities in florida and I will WIN...........

                             

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                              Well I have gotten 8 of those tickets from random store in diffrent cities in florida and I will WIN...........

                               

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                              Good luck to you on those Fla tickets jadanbj.  Thumbs Up

                              I picked up a couple myself when I was down there for Thanksgiving. One in Jacksonville and one in Plantation.


                                                                           
                                                   
                                                                       

                               

                               

                               

                               

                                                                                                                                 

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