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Posted: May 21, 2011, 2:08 pm - IP Logged

If you want a $100 winner fast your best bet is $20 games. I swear a few month ago I would of paid $1,000 for a $500 winner just so I can get one LOL

It was driving me crazy. Then I had a terrific 2 week long winning streak but unfortunately its followed by another terrible losing streak. I was almost close to breaking even or going ahead with the lottery ...

I think your $20 tickets are better than ours. I have already gone 6-7 in a row and lost. Then to get the next one to win $20.  My thought process changed. Any casino/slot machine can hit at any time. There could be no $500 winner east of Harrisburg(alittle dramatic I know), but store A could have no big winners and if you keep playing there you have no shot of winning. If I am in the casino, at least I know I am in the right building to hit, just a matter of which machine and when. If I am in another state, I will grab a ticket or two, but I am done with PA state lottery for awhile. I know the idea is for the state to make money, but this is getting too unreal. Like I said I couldnt tell you how many tickets I bought since I started, but to get only one winner over $100 in 16 years is telling me it is time to move on.  I never bought rolls before, but there are days I easily spent $100-$200. I generally don't just play one $2 ticket and walk away.

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    I think your $20 tickets are better than ours. I have already gone 6-7 in a row and lost. Then to get the next one to win $20.  My thought process changed. Any casino/slot machine can hit at any time. There could be no $500 winner east of Harrisburg(alittle dramatic I know), but store A could have no big winners and if you keep playing there you have no shot of winning. If I am in the casino, at least I know I am in the right building to hit, just a matter of which machine and when. If I am in another state, I will grab a ticket or two, but I am done with PA state lottery for awhile. I know the idea is for the state to make money, but this is getting too unreal. Like I said I couldnt tell you how many tickets I bought since I started, but to get only one winner over $100 in 16 years is telling me it is time to move on.  I never bought rolls before, but there are days I easily spent $100-$200. I generally don't just play one $2 ticket and walk away.

    I feel for you - I've gotten 3 $200s before, but that's the most in nearly 2 years. I got those when the games seemed to pay out better. I don't think you're missing anything by not playing. I know gambling is gambling and you won't win every time. But now you have to be super lucky to make any kind of decent profit. I'm following you in taking a break if I don't have a couple good days with the new games. This morning was $33 spent with nothing back - and this was the beer store I got the $100 at. I don't think that store gets enough turnover, so I have to wait longer to go back.

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      Posted: May 21, 2011, 2:27 pm - IP Logged

      I still have my photocopied winners from back then. I just wish I photocopied the back to see if the odds were better back then. I swear they had to be better back then.

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        Posted: May 21, 2011, 2:44 pm - IP Logged

        I still have my photocopied winners from back then. I just wish I photocopied the back to see if the odds were better back then. I swear they had to be better back then.

        The new $20 Cash Extravaganza has worse odds than ever. Both newer $10 games have mediocre odds, but Big Winner Spectacular's odds aren't good and that was a wonderful game for a while. I think the sales got so big that PA said, "we'll make money anyway even with worse tickets."

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          Posted: May 21, 2011, 2:56 pm - IP Logged

          I hear all of you and agree..I can't tell you how many $5 bingo's I've played in the last 2 weeks and haven't won a cent...nothing..I know they say right place right time..but I agree with omiller..although I've never been in a casino..you probably feel you have a better chance at winning than these PA tickets anymore..I just don't get a good feeling about them anymore..they used to be fun..but now you are lucky to win your $5 back..

          The ones with the symbols should be at least $25 or more..like the other day when I got the baseball on the phillies ticket..won a whole $5....I'm grateful for that, but it used to be when you got a symbol, you at least won more than the ticket price.. 

          The bingo's are a joke anymore..you can tell right away you are going to lose because you would need the same number in about 5 boxes..and you know they aren't going to let you win 5x in 5 different boxes..

          $5 crosswords are a joke too around here..if all your words have a t , s or r in it then you know you are a loser..because they aren't going to let you win that much..

          they are all just teasers anymore..I hate to be negative and talk bad about them..but sometimes you have to just be realistic, and I am realizing that right now the tickets ARE NOT like how they used to be ..granted I've never won over $500 on a scratch off..but now you are lucky to win $5...

          Think I need a break from them like all of you..

          There is some guy around here that plays like $100 or $200 a day easily..and he said too, that he is losing way way way more than he ever has..so it just goes to show that they are giving out many many many more losers than winners anymore..you can tell by the losing streaks of 9-11 losers in a row..

          Wish us all luck..maybe we just need a break..or a lucky break..to change our luck...

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            I think your $20 tickets are better than ours. I have already gone 6-7 in a row and lost. Then to get the next one to win $20.  My thought process changed. Any casino/slot machine can hit at any time. There could be no $500 winner east of Harrisburg(alittle dramatic I know), but store A could have no big winners and if you keep playing there you have no shot of winning. If I am in the casino, at least I know I am in the right building to hit, just a matter of which machine and when. If I am in another state, I will grab a ticket or two, but I am done with PA state lottery for awhile. I know the idea is for the state to make money, but this is getting too unreal. Like I said I couldnt tell you how many tickets I bought since I started, but to get only one winner over $100 in 16 years is telling me it is time to move on.  I never bought rolls before, but there are days I easily spent $100-$200. I generally don't just play one $2 ticket and walk away.

            I think they are about even. Ive never got more than $500 on a $20 ticket, which is ridiculous given the amount of them ive played. A $1K winner just covers a roll price, is it that hard to ask for one ?? The odds for $10K are much worse then they are in PA btw.

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              I think they are about even. Ive never got more than $500 on a $20 ticket, which is ridiculous given the amount of them ive played. A $1K winner just covers a roll price, is it that hard to ask for one ?? The odds for $10K are much worse then they are in PA btw.

              I agree. With the amount of rolls you purchase, I thought for sure you would have more grand prizes. I can't remember. Was your 4K win on a roll purchase? Guess I should realize buying a roll still only increases the odds are finding a grand prize very minimal

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                I agree. With the amount of rolls you purchase, I thought for sure you would have more grand prizes. I can't remember. Was your 4K win on a roll purchase? Guess I should realize buying a roll still only increases the odds are finding a grand prize very minimal

                All my big wins came from roll purchases. If i only bought rolls and not random tickets at the store id be ahead with the lottery.

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                  Posted: May 21, 2011, 3:52 pm - IP Logged

                  All my big wins came from roll purchases. If i only bought rolls and not random tickets at the store id be ahead with the lottery.

                  Then maybe I need to save these tickets and wait til I get some more fun money and give it one last shot with a $5 roll..

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                    Posted: May 21, 2011, 4:31 pm - IP Logged

                    I hear all of you and agree..I can't tell you how many $5 bingo's I've played in the last 2 weeks and haven't won a cent...nothing..I know they say right place right time..but I agree with omiller..although I've never been in a casino..you probably feel you have a better chance at winning than these PA tickets anymore..I just don't get a good feeling about them anymore..they used to be fun..but now you are lucky to win your $5 back..

                    The ones with the symbols should be at least $25 or more..like the other day when I got the baseball on the phillies ticket..won a whole $5....I'm grateful for that, but it used to be when you got a symbol, you at least won more than the ticket price.. 

                    The bingo's are a joke anymore..you can tell right away you are going to lose because you would need the same number in about 5 boxes..and you know they aren't going to let you win 5x in 5 different boxes..

                    $5 crosswords are a joke too around here..if all your words have a t , s or r in it then you know you are a loser..because they aren't going to let you win that much..

                    they are all just teasers anymore..I hate to be negative and talk bad about them..but sometimes you have to just be realistic, and I am realizing that right now the tickets ARE NOT like how they used to be ..granted I've never won over $500 on a scratch off..but now you are lucky to win $5...

                    Think I need a break from them like all of you..

                    There is some guy around here that plays like $100 or $200 a day easily..and he said too, that he is losing way way way more than he ever has..so it just goes to show that they are giving out many many many more losers than winners anymore..you can tell by the losing streaks of 9-11 losers in a row..

                    Wish us all luck..maybe we just need a break..or a lucky break..to change our luck...

                    Hear hear! I wouldn't be so negative and warn people in PA if I didn't have to. It's the losing streaks, the odds getting worse, the rarely of $100s, the virtual impossibility of over $100, and the middle-tier prizes being fewer.

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                      Posted: May 21, 2011, 6:26 pm - IP Logged

                      Astrology just made my day.. I had $20 on him for Win, Place, or Show. Maybe my talent has shifted from Lottery to horses!

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                        Im offically Retiring Cash Bonanza for Now

                         

                        I finally revealed that Sucker "BURST 100" symbol to win $100!

                        PLENTY O' $500 WINNERS-----2 $1,000.00 WINNERS (Billion Dollar Blockbuster) FEBUAURY-12-2011 AND MAY-1-2011!

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                          Posted: May 21, 2011, 10:06 pm - IP Logged

                          Nice one Erik. I should of dumped CB a month ago when I told myself enough of this game but ive picked up a few for the odd chance of that last $1 Mil prize. It used to be one of my favorites I got $100 nearly every time I bought a few tickets but it sucks now. Im also done with COM and LFL $10.

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                            To all the PA instant gamers, do not get discouraged, I have been through these down times, and it does seem that you go through bad times and then have a couple of weeks where you hit alot, it does make you wonder, but I have hit 1K couple of times on the $20 tickets.  Lately, I am with the rest of you on the down times on the tix, I have been focused on the $5 tix and have had good success with $100, $75 and a few $50's.  It keeps me positive when it seems that nothing is hitting.  Maybe, just switch it up a bit for awhile until it seems that the tix are in hitting mode again.  I play mostly $10 and $20 tix, where i have had the most luck, and they have been cold lately, so i have been trying the $5 tix and have been having luck, I will do this for a couple of days and then try again.  Those big tix are out there, and you just have to keep trying.  Best of luck to all the PA scratchers!!!!!

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                              Posted: May 21, 2011, 10:15 pm - IP Logged

                              I tried and tried today to build up for the new games and had one of my worst scratch off days ever. I tried TWO Cash Extravaganzas in there and they both lost! The sooner that dud is retired the better. SIX 20x the Moneys - all lost. I didn't think it was possible to spend this much and get $0. I guess it is with the current version of the PA Lottery. Done until the new games except for maybe a few $2 tickets. May be joining the quit parade very soon as I don't have confidence in new games anymore.

                                 
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