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HoLeeKau's avatar - YheaShea
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Posted: April 8, 2011, 5:21 pm - IP Logged

Idaho is going to start selling a new raffle in a week or so.  Tickets are $20.  Only one winner drawn, and they get half the take.  The $10 raffle tickets have been struggling to sell 250K, so I assume the $20 ticket will be less popular.  I would guess they'll sell 200K and the jackpot will be around 2 million.  Would you buy a ticket?

 

I'm using firefox so can't paste the rules here but if you want to know all the skinny go to idaholottery dot com and it's on the front page.

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    Posted: April 8, 2011, 5:54 pm - IP Logged

    Sounds like the ultimate sucker bet to me.

    "Dear Idaho Lottery,

    Enclosed is $20 I can't stand having, I'd like to skip the formailities of buying a rsaffle ticket and just give it to you.

    Sincerely,

    A. Schmuck"

    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.

      rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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      Posted: April 8, 2011, 6:24 pm - IP Logged

      Idaho is going to start selling a new raffle in a week or so.  Tickets are $20.  Only one winner drawn, and they get half the take.  The $10 raffle tickets have been struggling to sell 250K, so I assume the $20 ticket will be less popular.  I would guess they'll sell 200K and the jackpot will be around 2 million.  Would you buy a ticket?

       

      I'm using firefox so can't paste the rules here but if you want to know all the skinny go to idaholottery dot com and it's on the front page.

      Yeah, I'd buy a couple. In fact I got a "feeling" about it.

      I better fly out there.

      I think it's a lock.


                                                   
                           
                                               

       

       

       

       

                                                                                                         

      "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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        HoLeeKau's avatar - YheaShea
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        Posted: April 8, 2011, 6:39 pm - IP Logged

        Yeah, I'd buy a couple. In fact I got a "feeling" about it.

        I better fly out there.

        I think it's a lock.

        Hey, no need to waste the money flying out.  Just send me the bucks and I'll buy your tickets and as a favor just for you, I'll hold onto them till the drawing.  Of course I'll let you know IMMEDIATELY if you've won.   Evil Uhh

          rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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          Posted: April 8, 2011, 10:05 pm - IP Logged

          Hey, no need to waste the money flying out.  Just send me the bucks and I'll buy your tickets and as a favor just for you, I'll hold onto them till the drawing.  Of course I'll let you know IMMEDIATELY if you've won.   Evil Uhh

          Wow, that's mighty neighborly of you! Thanks!


                                                       
                               
                                                   

           

           

           

           

                                                                                                             

          "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                      --Edmund Burke

           

           

            HoLeeKau's avatar - YheaShea
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            Posted: April 22, 2011, 11:32 am - IP Logged

            On sale for a full week as of early this morning, and 1900 tickets sold so far for a jackpot of 19,000.  This can't be good, can it?  I'm thinking I'll buy 1 ticket in a week or two just because you can't win if you don't play.  Just one ticket.

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              Posted: April 23, 2011, 4:52 am - IP Logged

              Good luck HoLeeKau hope you winThumbs Up.........

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                Posted: April 23, 2011, 9:45 am - IP Logged

                Idaho is going to start selling a new raffle in a week or so.  Tickets are $20.  Only one winner drawn, and they get half the take.  The $10 raffle tickets have been struggling to sell 250K, so I assume the $20 ticket will be less popular.  I would guess they'll sell 200K and the jackpot will be around 2 million.  Would you buy a ticket?

                 

                I'm using firefox so can't paste the rules here but if you want to know all the skinny go to idaholottery dot com and it's on the front page.

                Sounds More Like A: Winner Takes Half Raffle! Thud

                A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

                  rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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                  Posted: April 23, 2011, 12:03 pm - IP Logged

                  On sale for a full week as of early this morning, and 1900 tickets sold so far for a jackpot of 19,000.  This can't be good, can it?  I'm thinking I'll buy 1 ticket in a week or two just because you can't win if you don't play.  Just one ticket.

                  Holy cow, HoLeeKau.

                  Maybe I should fly out there directly and get some tickets.

                  I'm needin some taters anyway.

                  I'll be needin a place I can get tickets and taters at the same place though cuz I don't like wastin time makin unnecessary trips.


                                                               
                                       
                                                           

                   

                   

                   

                   

                                                                                                                     

                  "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                              --Edmund Burke