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Posted: May 29, 2011, 1:04 pm - IP Logged

i just play heavy im not chasing a jackpot just a prize like 1g or 5k thats all .Just to say ive hit that before i never hit more than 250.

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    Posted: May 29, 2011, 1:17 pm - IP Logged

    i just play heavy im not chasing a jackpot just a prize like 1g or 5k thats all .Just to say ive hit that before i never hit more than 250.

    I have a feeling you will get a good one in Fla !!

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      Posted: May 29, 2011, 1:38 pm - IP Logged

      So how much is the top prize is it $20 million guaranteed ??

      well $20mil is guaranteed yes, but im pretty sure that anyone who wins it is not going to claim it over age 50. they are more likely to give it to their younger family member, so i was just saying that on average the ny lotto must expect 40-50 years per winner.

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        Posted: May 29, 2011, 1:44 pm - IP Logged

        i just play heavy im not chasing a jackpot just a prize like 1g or 5k thats all .Just to say ive hit that before i never hit more than 250.

        then i really must ask why you choose scratch offs to chase that kind of prize, it makes no sense. your better off BY FAR going to a atlantic city blackjack table or even slot machine and trying for a 1k-5k win. the odds on blackjack using basic strategy gives the house only a 2% "edge", the slots are only a 5-10% "edge"..

        meaning on both games you have better odds to come out ahead.

         

        on scratch offs, by law (except 2 states) they only return 65% of whats taken in. you know that half of that is allocated to TOP PRIZES, therefore, the lower levels (under the top prizes) only pay back around 30-35% of whats taken in.

         

        im not a pro at gambling i just do it here and there for fun, and ive played in atlantic city at tables with a $70k bankroll once.

        im just saying that if your in it to win 1k to 5k, choose another game that pays back at least 90% of what it takes in.

        even poker has to be better.

        jmho

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          Posted: May 29, 2011, 1:51 pm - IP Logged

          Not sure what this means (chasing lower level prizes). Do you mean folks who buy rolls of $1.00 and $2.00 tickets?

          lower level prizes are any prizes under the top prize. each game varies dramatically, but generally most games pay back:

           

          35% lower level prizes

          30% jackpot prizes

          30% lottery keeps

          5% retail costs

           

          so what im saying is for every dollar you spend, they allocate 30 cents toward the jackpot prizes, 35cents toward the lower level prizes.

          so lets say you spend $1,000 dollars on all 5 dollar tickets every week for a whole year, your probably likely to win back $350 unless you win a jackpot on average.

          So lets say you spend $52,000 for the whole year.

          $52,000 x .35 = a return of $18,200

           

          Unless you win a top prize, there is no way you can get ahead.

          I guess you can try to win like $5k then quit, but if you play the $5k back for any prize outside the jackpot, you will simply lose it all back.

          The only way to get ahead on a scratch off is to win a jackpot, or win something then quit forever.

          Since nobody ever quits forever after a win, jackpot is the only way.

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            Posted: May 29, 2011, 2:10 pm - IP Logged

            i just play heavy im not chasing a jackpot just a prize like 1g or 5k thats all .Just to say ive hit that before i never hit more than 250.

            Dude really? You've blown $30,000 just so you can say you hit $1000 on a ticket? Seriously, just go to a casino. Or seek professional help.

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              Posted: May 29, 2011, 3:16 pm - IP Logged

              Dude really? You've blown $30,000 just so you can say you hit $1000 on a ticket? Seriously, just go to a casino. Or seek professional help.

              ive played for like 15 years, and have probably gone through a lot more than that, but over a lot of time.. the fact that ive never won over a few thousand, really tells me the game could even be rigged somehow, they probably give the winners to family friends or something lol.

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                another horrible day...bought a roll of the $10 bingo for $500 and only got back $240....highest winner was $50......i will never again buy a roll of any kind of bingo game...also chased a few other $5 and $10 tickets....after a hour of scratching at the store...i lost about $400....

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                  Posted: May 29, 2011, 9:37 pm - IP Logged

                  another horrible day...bought a roll of the $10 bingo for $500 and only got back $240....highest winner was $50......i will never again buy a roll of any kind of bingo game...also chased a few other $5 and $10 tickets....after a hour of scratching at the store...i lost about $400....

                  hey whats the worst you can do on a roll in NY ? In fla if you get a real bad one they only pay 20% back ...

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                    Posted: May 29, 2011, 10:53 pm - IP Logged

                    hey whats the worst you can do on a roll in NY ? In fla if you get a real bad one they only pay 20% back ...

                    $240 today was the worst i ever got on a roll...before that the worst for me was 50%....

                     

                    just came back from chasing $20 win for life spectacular.....#001 to #007 $50 winner.....lost another $90....Bang Head

                    so down about $500 today......i keep telling myself to set a limit and just buy a few tickets to bring home....but i duno....what to do..........

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                      for the people that dont understand here is what i mean i feel like if i could slowly progress from a 100 win to a 1,000k win i could atleast say its possible to win anything higher than 250 bucks.I have bought over 70 rolls last 2 years and i only won 250 in one ticket.I really wonder if there is 5k winners or so.If i win a 5  atleast i know its possible to win a jackpot.WHat the ny lottery does is clever on scratch offs they use the same codes for a jackpot winner that they would use for a losing tickets the code tlm pr tmp and all codes means its either a loser or a higher prize than 1k.ANd i even heard the 1k has the code sar.So alot of people i know just scracth off the codes and if it doesnt say ftn or a known monetary value for a code they throw it away.I wonder how many jackpots have been thrown away.I hate buying rolls they need to stop that scam and just have a win for a jackpot or ftk for 50k or something.I get so frustrated that i cant even win 1k that it bothers me into buying multiple rolls.Today i cashed in my 800 i made back from yesterday and walked out without playing.I rather just play the powerball on wed its over 200 mil im getting sick and tired of scratch offs.

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                        for the people that dont understand here is what i mean i feel like if i could slowly progress from a 100 win to a 1,000k win i could atleast say its possible to win anything higher than 250 bucks.I have bought over 70 rolls last 2 years and i only won 250 in one ticket.I really wonder if there is 5k winners or so.If i win a 5  atleast i know its possible to win a jackpot.WHat the ny lottery does is clever on scratch offs they use the same codes for a jackpot winner that they would use for a losing tickets the code tlm pr tmp and all codes means its either a loser or a higher prize than 1k.ANd i even heard the 1k has the code sar.So alot of people i know just scracth off the codes and if it doesnt say ftn or a known monetary value for a code they throw it away.I wonder how many jackpots have been thrown away.I hate buying rolls they need to stop that scam and just have a win for a jackpot or ftk for 50k or something.I get so frustrated that i cant even win 1k that it bothers me into buying multiple rolls.Today i cashed in my 800 i made back from yesterday and walked out without playing.I rather just play the powerball on wed its over 200 mil im getting sick and tired of scratch offs.

                        jada i have played 15 years, and have never won over $2500 on one ticket. The lottery is not designed to be "easy" to win. its designed so that out of millions of players, a few win.

                        its easy to ignore that fact and pretend you or I are "deserving" of a big win, so it must happen, but theres about 50million other people thinking the same thing.

                        i hope you guys play more modestly, and over time you may hit a really big one.

                        i only play $250-$300 a month (excluding re-buys from small wins), and i wont play over that.

                        when you get the urge to play scratchoffs because of the alluring "win xxx million" on the front of the 40million tickets they print, just go to a park, download a movie or do something that will take your mind off of it and out of that mindset.

                        i can truthfully say that you cannot "buy" your way into a jackpot or even a decent sized win. it has to find you. buy a few here or there, but you guys have to tone it down and do more productive things.

                        jmho, best of luck.

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                          jada i have played 15 years, and have never won over $2500 on one ticket. The lottery is not designed to be "easy" to win. its designed so that out of millions of players, a few win.

                          its easy to ignore that fact and pretend you or I are "deserving" of a big win, so it must happen, but theres about 50million other people thinking the same thing.

                          i hope you guys play more modestly, and over time you may hit a really big one.

                          i only play $250-$300 a month (excluding re-buys from small wins), and i wont play over that.

                          when you get the urge to play scratchoffs because of the alluring "win xxx million" on the front of the 40million tickets they print, just go to a park, download a movie or do something that will take your mind off of it and out of that mindset.

                          i can truthfully say that you cannot "buy" your way into a jackpot or even a decent sized win. it has to find you. buy a few here or there, but you guys have to tone it down and do more productive things.

                          jmho, best of luck.

                          i understand ya mike...yea...each time i lose...i keep telling myself to just buy a few and thats it....i guess im addicted to scratching and thinking about winning...especially buying after 1 or 2 and thinking it might be the next one lol....but i just have to set my mind to it from now on...

                          jada i think we should set a limit....i mean with your income...you can just save for an early retirement lol......i duno...

                          time to sleep it off and hopefully tomorrow i will realize with all the money ive lost on the lottery...cant play too crazy anymore...its time to wake up and set a limit!!

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                            I dunno maybe the NY lotto just sucks ? it seems the most hardcore guys here are the NY guys but they win the least ...

                            Look at the fla guys for example. just about every one of us has hit $1K this year, and a lot of us have done it multiple times. the PA guys do fairly well too, dr65 has probably had the best year of anyone here ... its hard to believe no one in NY has got past $500 bucks.

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                            i think you should save up for Fla and try playing here. i really have a feeling something good is waiting for you Hyper

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                              I dunno maybe the NY lotto just sucks ? it seems the most hardcore guys here are the NY guys but they win the least ...

                              Look at the fla guys for example. just about every one of us has hit $1K this year, and a lot of us have done it multiple times. the PA guys do fairly well too, dr65 has probably had the best year of anyone here ... its hard to believe no one in NY has got past $500 bucks.

                              @ jada

                              i think you should save up for Fla and try playing here. i really have a feeling something good is waiting for you Hyper

                              Thanks james i think the new york lottery is a scam or i have the worst luck as many rolls as i buy isnt it atleast sad to say that i havent won 500 bucks that is sad

                                 
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