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Posted: April 15, 2012, 3:16 am - IP Logged

Bought 1 GRT 1 $20 LFL today lost on both. Picked up 1 Lucky $2,500 A week for life from a gas station I don't normally buy tickets at, check it out.  Big Smile

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    Posted: April 15, 2012, 3:37 am - IP Logged

    I bought a book of $10, $250M Cash Spectacular in California. It was the first time I've bought a roll. I wanted to share my results.

    I had zero hits above $25. By about card #30 I was convinced I'd lose a lot of money, and began to assume every match was $5 or $10. And I was right! Haha. The final tally was $265, or 53% back. Overall, not a great experience but I'll probably buy more as I cash in my stash of winning tickets (which has been built up with a profit to date, believe it or not), then quit when I'm down to less than a book in cash :). So expect probably 3 more of these. The feeling when scratching these was definitely different than when I just buy a couple. It's less excitement and more anxiety, trying to chase my money back if that makes sense.

    For those interested in numbers...

    On this game, the current expected return is 75%. The jackpot is 8.3% of the equity, so that's not really a fair expectation.
    Removing all prizes with odds above 1:50 ($10-$25), it drops down to a 43% return and I got 53% back with these prizes. So in a sense, I beat the odds!

    Just for contrast, the $5 Set for Life game here has a payout of 78%, but 31% of that is in the jackpot. It has about the same low-end payout at 41% but it has next to no equity in the middle ranges. That's an example of a game you play for the jackpot or bust.

    Good luck.

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      Posted: April 15, 2012, 5:44 am - IP Logged

      Bought 1 GRT 1 $20 LFL today lost on both. Picked up 1 Lucky $2,500 A week for life from a gas station I don't normally buy tickets at, check it out.  Big Smile

      nice hit Smash

      "You have to be in it to win it!"

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        Posted: April 15, 2012, 1:15 pm - IP Logged

        Very nice hits on the $500 and Lucky on the $2000 $2 ticket.  That was pretty cool. 

         

        Today I went to the local Shell gas station and played some tickets.

        1 $5 Crossword- $10

        3 $3 Casino- $3

        1 $3 Crossword- $10

        7 $5 Strike it Rich- $10

        1 $20 Million Money Match- $100

        So that was pretty good I hit that $100 ticket after only buying 1.  A bit later I went to the Harris Teeter grocery store and bought 1 $2 X's and O's ticket which lost and 1 Super Tic-Tac-Toe for $3 and ended up winning $30 on that one which was nice.  So it was a pretty good day for me which made up for the $50 loss  I had yesterday playing poker with some friends.

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          Posted: April 15, 2012, 1:58 pm - IP Logged

          I'm not gonna keep posting $100 winners but I just bought one $20 win for life spectacular (#50) and hit $100 again!I matched 4 coins for $25 each. I then took $10 from that and bought another $10 set for life and hit $20. So from being down $240 from that previous roll I am now up $550 in profit for a total of $710!

          I guess when it rains it pours ..

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            Posted: April 15, 2012, 2:32 pm - IP Logged

            I bought a book of $10, $250M Cash Spectacular in California. It was the first time I've bought a roll. I wanted to share my results.

            I had zero hits above $25. By about card #30 I was convinced I'd lose a lot of money, and began to assume every match was $5 or $10. And I was right! Haha. The final tally was $265, or 53% back. Overall, not a great experience but I'll probably buy more as I cash in my stash of winning tickets (which has been built up with a profit to date, believe it or not), then quit when I'm down to less than a book in cash :). So expect probably 3 more of these. The feeling when scratching these was definitely different than when I just buy a couple. It's less excitement and more anxiety, trying to chase my money back if that makes sense.

            For those interested in numbers...

            On this game, the current expected return is 75%. The jackpot is 8.3% of the equity, so that's not really a fair expectation.
            Removing all prizes with odds above 1:50 ($10-$25), it drops down to a 43% return and I got 53% back with these prizes. So in a sense, I beat the odds!

            Just for contrast, the $5 Set for Life game here has a payout of 78%, but 31% of that is in the jackpot. It has about the same low-end payout at 41% but it has next to no equity in the middle ranges. That's an example of a game you play for the jackpot or bust.

            Good luck.

            Finally I see the rare CA scratchers player.. I dont see many here.. I am also looking at the $10 $250M and the $5 SFL scratchers ...The max I have won on a SFL IS $40 and so far on the $10 one I have not won anything :-( I must have spend close to $200 on the $10 scratcher..

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              Posted: April 15, 2012, 2:52 pm - IP Logged

              Bought 1 GRT 1 $20 LFL today lost on both. Picked up 1 Lucky $2,500 A week for life from a gas station I don't normally buy tickets at, check it out.  Big Smile

              wow thats a nice win right there !!! what # ticket ?

              2014 Highest Winner: $500

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                Posted: April 15, 2012, 3:40 pm - IP Logged

                Bought 1 GRT 1 $20 LFL today lost on both. Picked up 1 Lucky $2,500 A week for life from a gas station I don't normally buy tickets at, check it out.  Big Smile

                PartyPartyWTG!!! NICE ticket!!! Keep on winning!!!

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                  Posted: April 15, 2012, 3:42 pm - IP Logged

                  wow thats a nice win right there !!! what # ticket ?

                  thanks, Ticket #045!! Thinking about driving back to that same gas station tonight and buying a $20 roll of Gold Rush Triplers.

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                    Posted: April 15, 2012, 3:49 pm - IP Logged

                    Bought a $10 set for life and got a star but only for $10 :(

                    I love the symbols and it's still a great ticket - WTG ScratchLuck!! Nice win!!

                    I've found a lot of symbols winning 1/2 ticket price because they double up or x by 10 the amount won, but just can't help thinking what it would

                    be like to win about $1,000 x 10 instead of $10 x 10 sometimes. THAT would be SUPER. They are out there, one day...one day.

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                      Posted: April 15, 2012, 5:34 pm - IP Logged

                      Bought 1 GRT 1 $20 LFL today lost on both. Picked up 1 Lucky $2,500 A week for life from a gas station I don't normally buy tickets at, check it out.  Big Smile

                      Awesome win Stu26.

                      Also congrats to all

                      the other winners.

                      Party

                      Rehab is for quitters.

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                        Posted: April 15, 2012, 7:06 pm - IP Logged

                        $10 win on a $5 set for life (CA)..

                         

                        why cant i insert images from my hard drive?

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                          Posted: April 15, 2012, 7:44 pm - IP Logged

                          So after spending the $255 on random tickets I ended up winning $580! I can't believe how lucky I got considering I bought 1 ticket from each book, something I never normally do.

                          Here were the two best winners from the batch (the rest were $5-$20):

                          $300 (#46)

                           

                          $100 winner:

                          Nice hit. Funny thats #46 because i tried one and it was #47. No good.

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                            Posted: April 15, 2012, 8:58 pm - IP Logged

                            You need to host the image to upload it to LP ..

                            use imageshack

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                              Posted: April 15, 2012, 11:06 pm - IP Logged

                              thanks, Ticket #045!! Thinking about driving back to that same gas station tonight and buying a $20 roll of Gold Rush Triplers.

                              Good luck Stu26 let us know how you do !

                              I bought 5 $10 Monopoly today and hit $100 on the 5th ticket 033

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