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Results from Buying Books

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When you bought a book of tickets, how much did you win out of all the tickets in that group?

Less than $50 [ 4 ]  [11.43%]
$51-150 [ 4 ]  [11.43%]
$151-$300 [ 12 ]  [34.29%]
$300-$499 [ 5 ]  [14.29%]
$500-$999 [ 4 ]  [11.43%]
$1000 or more [ 4 ]  [11.43%]
Are you kidding, I lost every penny I spent on it! [ 2 ]  [5.71%]
Total Valid Votes [ 35 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 14 ]  
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Posted: August 11, 2011, 10:58 pm - IP Logged

Hey guys, I'm posting this poll to see if it is beneficial to buy a book of tickets, whether they be $1, $2, $5, etc.

Do you usually come out ahead, just break even, or even lose a hundred or two?

Thanks!

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    Posted: August 11, 2011, 11:03 pm - IP Logged

    "Typically" the average return is around 40-60%, however there are "hot" rolls out there where people have a sizeable return. It is just the luck of the draw.

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      Posted: August 12, 2011, 12:43 am - IP Logged

      I wish I had the money to buy a whole book of tickets Frown

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        Posted: August 12, 2011, 12:40 pm - IP Logged

        Dont buy the $1 or $2 rolls its a waste of money

        If you end up with a 'hot' roll you could have numerous thousand dollar winners in 1 roll, or even 5 $500 winners, its possible in Fla but not so sure on other states.

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          Posted: August 12, 2011, 3:35 pm - IP Logged

          I wish I had the money to buy a whole roll... Because I would buy a whole roll of Red Hot 200's.... Which to me is the best game in Illinois right now......

          Biggest lottery wins for 2013 $100 1 Time.......

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            Posted: August 13, 2011, 10:59 am - IP Logged

            Thanks for the tip cool dude, I might buy 10 or 12 or those red hots today, hopefully I can get lucky again with the instant games today. I went COLD yesterday on the instants in a hurry, every one lost!!

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              Posted: August 14, 2011, 10:38 am - IP Logged

              I haven't bought a book in three years due to I mainly would only get back 55% of what I spent.

               

              2006: Bought NY $1 book (250 tickets, although I only bought 224 of it and 26 others): Biggest winner was $40; got back about $178, I think.

              2007: Bought PA $1 book (300 tickets): Biggest winner was $27, smh; got back prolly $160ish...

              2007: Bought NY $2 book (250 tickets): Biggest winner was $50; got back $317 or $318.

              2007: Bought PA $2 book (150 tickets): Biggest winner was $40; got back about $150, I think.

              2008: Bought PA $3 book (100 tickets): Biggest winner was $40; got back about $150, I think.

               

              Who knows, I may try tha $5 book once I get a job. But, I know I'll win back 55% of what I spent...

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                Posted: August 14, 2011, 7:46 pm - IP Logged

                I haven't bought a book in three years due to I mainly would only get back 55% of what I spent.

                 

                2006: Bought NY $1 book (250 tickets, although I only bought 224 of it and 26 others): Biggest winner was $40; got back about $178, I think.

                2007: Bought PA $1 book (300 tickets): Biggest winner was $27, smh; got back prolly $160ish...

                2007: Bought NY $2 book (250 tickets): Biggest winner was $50; got back $317 or $318.

                2007: Bought PA $2 book (150 tickets): Biggest winner was $40; got back about $150, I think.

                2008: Bought PA $3 book (100 tickets): Biggest winner was $40; got back about $150, I think.

                 

                Who knows, I may try tha $5 book once I get a job. But, I know I'll win back 55% of what I spent...

                I wouldnt buy any more rolls from NY. once I make it up to PA im getting a roll of Mega Multiplier and Diamond Millionaire might go to PA in couple months.

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                  Posted: August 14, 2011, 8:18 pm - IP Logged

                  Ok, well I decided that I am going to go in and buy a full book of the $5 IL Wheel of Fortune tickets tomorrow. Wish me luck, I will post my results as soon as I am done scratching off the tickets. I have never bought this many tickets at once but its either this or the stock market and the stock market is not a viable place to put all your money into anymore!

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                    Posted: August 14, 2011, 11:34 pm - IP Logged

                    Ok, well I decided that I am going to go in and buy a full book of the $5 IL Wheel of Fortune tickets tomorrow. Wish me luck, I will post my results as soon as I am done scratching off the tickets. I have never bought this many tickets at once but its either this or the stock market and the stock market is not a viable place to put all your money into anymore!

                    Good luck Big Smile

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                      Posted: August 15, 2011, 12:53 pm - IP Logged

                      Repost from Results Topic, wanted to repost here in case you guys don't see my message there:

                      Ok, I changed my mind on buying the IL WOF book of tickets. I just have not had any luck with them and don't trust them so what I am going to do is buy a book of the new $2 Red Hot tickets and post my results later tonight hopefully! I did talk to one of the sellers at my work and he said he has seen a $1000 winner for the Wheel of Fortune ticket. I just have a feeling that they are holding back on the winners on that ticket because of the second chance drawing you know?

                      The other reason I want to hold off on buying the WOF book is I was checking my budget and I can't be spending that much money if I am only going to get 20% of it back which is what I have a feeling will happen if I buy the WOF book.

                      Good luck everyone!

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                        Posted: August 15, 2011, 8:03 pm - IP Logged

                        For my birthday in May, I got a roll of Lucky Cherry Slots ($5 game). Got $205 back out of $300. Biggest win was $50. I'd love to get a roll of a $20 game, but just can't come close to affording it right now. Can't even get another $300 roll.

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                          Posted: August 15, 2011, 8:38 pm - IP Logged

                          my best was $4,140 return on a $300 roll

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                            Posted: August 15, 2011, 9:14 pm - IP Logged

                            Ok, well I decided that I am going to go in and buy a full book of the $5 IL Wheel of Fortune tickets tomorrow. Wish me luck, I will post my results as soon as I am done scratching off the tickets. I have never bought this many tickets at once but its either this or the stock market and the stock market is not a viable place to put all your money into anymore!

                            Good luck wit tha ticket you choose. I just lost $26 (plus a free $2 scratch-off) today on scratch-offs so maybe, tha luck iz in your hands, lol?

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                              Posted: August 16, 2011, 12:37 am - IP Logged

                              Repost from the Post Your Instant Results Topic, in case you didn't see it on that thread:

                              I said that I would post results of the IL $2 Red Hots 200s game and here they are. Please keep in mind that I only scratched 00-75 for now, as my fingers were getting tired and rough. I decided to go with the Red Hots because they are relatively new, and its a fun game. I think the Wheel of Fortune game is a rip off.

                              000- Lost
                              001- Lost
                              002- WON $4
                              003- Lost
                              004- Lost
                              005- WON $2
                              006- Lost
                              007- Lost
                              008- Lost
                              009- Lost
                              010- Lost
                              011- WON $4
                              012- Lost
                              013- Lost
                              014- Lost
                              015- Lost
                              016- Lost
                              017- Lost
                              018- Lost
                              019- Lost
                              020- Lost
                              021- WON $2
                              022- Lost
                              023- Lost
                              024- Lost
                              025- Lost
                              026- Lost
                              027- Lost
                              028- WON $2
                              029- Lost
                              030- WON $40
                              031- Lost
                              032- Lost
                              033- Lost
                              034- WON $10
                              035- WON $2
                              036- Lost
                              037- Lost
                              038- WON $4
                              039- Lost
                              040- Lost
                              041- WON $4
                              042- Lost
                              043- WON $4 (HOT symbol, $1 multiplies by 3)
                              044- Lost
                              045- Lost
                              046-Lost
                              047- WON $4
                              048- Lost
                              049- Lost
                              050- Lost
                              051- Lost
                              052- Lost
                              053- Lost
                              054- WON $4
                              055- Lost
                              056- Lost
                              057- Lost
                              058- Lost
                              059- WON $2
                              060- Lost
                              061- Lost
                              062- WON $4
                              063- Lost
                              064- Lost
                              065- Lost
                              066- Lost
                              067- WON $2
                              068- Lost
                              069- WON $2
                              070- Lost
                              071- Lost
                              072- Lost
                              073- Lost
                              074- Lost
                              075- Lost

                              Total winnings 00-75 = $96, money spent = $150

                              So far I am down, but I have a good feeling about this second half of the tickets, especially with the last 6 numbers being all losses in a row!

                              Also, I know this isn't the Pick 3 forum, but I also bought a $1 IL Straight/Box today for 0 5 6 and it came up!!

                              I will try to scratch the rest of the tickets tomorrow and post by Wed the remaining results from my first book purchase ever. I might just get one more if I get something decent... Good luck everyone!

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