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Posted: August 12, 2010, 1:50 am - IP Logged

Has anyone played "Millions in Cash" scratch off in California?  It says the odds of winning is 1 in 3.49 tickets.  I bought 9 tickets in one shot and they were ALL LOSERS !  How can that be?  Isn't there supposed to be at least 1 winner in 9 consecutive tickets if the odds are 1 in 3.49?

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    Posted: August 15, 2010, 1:15 am - IP Logged

    The most I have won is $40, but I don't buy 9 tickets in a row at the same place.  I go to different stores.  I have good luck at the instant machines at Safeway.

     

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      Posted: August 16, 2010, 11:22 pm - IP Logged

      Ya...I guess it's not wise to buy a bunch at a time.  I just bought 2 from Arco AmPm and had a free "Ticket" in it.  That's better than buying 9 and have all losers.  Thanks, Kclark3858.

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        Posted: September 11, 2010, 2:20 am - IP Logged

        I bought a couple of them a month ago. One "Ticket" winner, and one loser. There's something to the theory that certain stores have a higher number of winning tickets. A Safeway in Dublin I bought tickets at regularly had a good track record, and I could expect to win enough to cover the cost of the losers. Our local market, Bel Air, has been going downhill in that department. I bought a one thousand dollar winning "Tropical Cash" ticket there 5 years ago, and ever since then, it's been very....very spotty in the winning ticket category. One woman who works there is my "Jonah". Whenever she's on duty, I just cannot buy a winning scratcher. She also leaves many of the bins with the dreaded "OUT" word, or dash lined (feed malfunction) symbol. It's very disconcerting, and frustrating.

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          Posted: September 12, 2010, 1:08 pm - IP Logged

          The overall odds are 1:3.49... There are a lot of tickets printed for each game.  Because they are printed at random... situations like this do happen.  There are also situations where you may find 2 or 3 winners back to back or back to back to back.

          How are you going to win if you don't play?

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            Posted: October 6, 2010, 11:00 pm - IP Logged

            Has anyone played "Millions in Cash" scratch off in California?  It says the odds of winning is 1 in 3.49 tickets.  I bought 9 tickets in one shot and they were ALL LOSERS !  How can that be?  Isn't there supposed to be at least 1 winner in 9 consecutive tickets if the odds are 1 in 3.49?

            Haven't played that game (I live in Arizona), but can give another example. I play only one $5 scratchers game simply because I enjoy playing it. It has overall odds of 1:3.66. I bought six (6) consecutive tickets last week and won zippo/nada/nothing. Two weeks ago I bought Six (6) in a row and won on five (5) of six (6) tickets for a total of $105. Whether it's Arizona, California or Kansas, it's all RANDOM. So in answer to your question, what gets printed when and where they are distributed are all random events....AT LEAST WE HOPE THAT'S THE WAY IT IS!!!!

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              Posted: October 18, 2010, 1:24 am - IP Logged

              You have to understand the concept of the game since i am in california i will use this as an example

              $3580TRIPLING CROSSWORD

              this scratcher says to have 3.34 overall odds but you have to look at this

              (I copied this from the CA lottery website)

                                                                          Prize     Prizes Claimed  Prizes Available                              

               

              $3580TRIPLING CROSSWORD
              $ 10021,915285
              $ 15018,228272
              $ 3007355
              $ 1,00036010
              $ 3,00035911
              $ 20,0001832

               

              as you can see this game has already had alot of winners and only has a total of 585 winning tickets available.  As far as the 3.34 odds of winning those i assume are calculated with all winning tickets still available. Hope this helps any one

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                Posted: October 18, 2010, 7:21 am - IP Logged

                Yep. the odds will always be as though all winners are available. You mean to tell me that the MINIMUM winner for this game is $100. No $3.00, $10.00, etc. winners? And one hundred eighty five (185) $20,000 winning tickets? Whoa!

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