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Raffles, IL halloween coming up. Is it better to buy like 10 at a time once a week or one a day?

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wheeltowin's avatar - bee
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Posted: September 24, 2010, 4:33 am - IP Logged

Yes, I know there are going to be 499,500 losers (so the odds aren't really as good as they claim), but should one choose to embark upon this endeavor, is there any advantage to buying in groups by the week or just one at a time daily? Ideas???

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    Posted: September 24, 2010, 10:04 am - IP Logged

    Pure luck.

    I bought a ticket for the first Illinois raffle and when the results came in my one number was over 1500 numbers away " up or down" from the winners.

    Considering that, I don't see any advantage in buying a block of numbers.

    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: September 24, 2010, 10:10 am - IP Logged

      These raffles are awful. And the public isnt buying it anymore as many of these state raffles now go unsold. People dont like buying tickets and then holding on to them for weeks and then maybe longer as some states like Michigan cant sell em out and push the dates back. Remember these raffles still only have a 50% payout. Your better off playing instants that might have a 70% payout or higher. The line " best odds to be a millionaire" are so misleading. On a dollar per dollar basis your odds per dollar are 2.5 million to one. Your better off taking your 200 bucks and waiting until the little lotto has a jackpot of 500k or more ( it was a million plus a few days ago) and then putting it all on that.   But to answer your questions it is all random and it doesnt matter if you buy them in a block or not, and anyway if you buy them in a block you wont have ten consecutive numbers anyway as I am sure in that block someone at another retailer will punch in a ticket to probably give you a series that is not consecutive.

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        Posted: September 24, 2010, 10:13 am - IP Logged

        Pure luck.

        I bought a ticket for the first Illinois raffle and when the results came in my one number was over 1500 numbers away " up or down" from the winners.

        Considering that, I don't see any advantage in buying a block of numbers.

        Agree 100%.  Spread your purchases out over the entire month.

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


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          Posted: September 24, 2010, 11:18 am - IP Logged

          Yes, I know there are going to be 499,500 losers (so the odds aren't really as good as they claim), but should one choose to embark upon this endeavor, is there any advantage to buying in groups by the week or just one at a time daily? Ideas???

          It don't make no never mind how you buy em from my experience.

          I think it's always a good idea to buy a few extra and give them to the disenfranchised though.

          BTW, I had a dream last night that I had a McDonalds franchise and then I woke up and realized I didn't really have a McDonalds franchise.

          So I'm feeling a little disenfranchised right now.


                                                       
                               
                                                   

           

           

           

           

                                                                                                             

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            Posted: September 24, 2010, 11:26 am - IP Logged

            It don't make no never mind how you buy em from my experience.

            I think it's always a good idea to buy a few extra and give them to the disenfranchised though.

            BTW, I had a dream last night that I had a McDonalds franchise and then I woke up and realized I didn't really have a McDonalds franchise.

            So I'm feeling a little disenfranchised right now.

            Rather then call your franchise McDonalds call it McNutts..Case solved..Next!!!......

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              Posted: September 24, 2010, 1:47 pm - IP Logged

              Yep, I'll send you a few...Nov. 1st ok? Wink  You wouldn't want a Mickey D's anyway Ridgerunner, trying to keep a bunch of lazy kids from pissing in the pickles and the eau du grease smell really sticks to ya. Although...could be an aphrodesiac in your neck of the woods.

              I don't get the 2.5mill to one on the dollar post, they are only selling 500k tickets, am I missing something?

              Luck is when opportunity knocks and you answer.

                rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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                Posted: September 25, 2010, 12:27 am - IP Logged

                Yep, I'll send you a few...Nov. 1st ok? Wink  You wouldn't want a Mickey D's anyway Ridgerunner, trying to keep a bunch of lazy kids from pissing in the pickles and the eau du grease smell really sticks to ya. Although...could be an aphrodesiac in your neck of the woods.

                I don't get the 2.5mill to one on the dollar post, they are only selling 500k tickets, am I missing something?

                Yeah, Nov. 1st'll be fine... Hey, what?....

                I knew them pickles had a wang to em! Is that what makes em taste so funky?  Maybe that's why I never eat there. My dog likes a burger everytime we pass one though. Plain, no pickles.

                Yeah, I know the Eau du Grease well. I worked fast food once when I was just a little peckerwood.

                I don't get the odds on the 500k tickets either but it'll probably make sense to me after just a little more of this snakebite medicine.


                                                             
                                     
                                                         

                 

                 

                 

                 

                                                                                                                   

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                  Posted: September 25, 2010, 10:38 pm - IP Logged

                  Neither. The odds are the same. The only way to improve your odds is to buy more tickets.

                  Today's winning 3-ball is going to be a number between 000 and 999.

                  In a lot of states, lotteries benefit education. That makes the REAL winners the only people who can't play!