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Checking in from the southeast corner.

I tend to do best if I only buy a single ticket from a roll - I scatter a $5 on 2 or 3 tickets. Have not had any large winners this way, but tend to be able to break even or better.

Seems not so many care for them, but I like the $3 tickets. Odds are closer to the $5 tickets - odds in general suck.

TN isn't clear in winning ticket odds - sure they include the free tickets in those odds, know what I mean?

I play it again, too - question that you are just starting, but put in thousands of tickets? Know for a fact, I've played again thousands - not my own - NO way. And still not a hit.

Really thinking, the PIA is rigged - some email accounts/players are blackballed (mine for comments) and others - who knows... Why they continue to win, repeatedly? Little doubt, some of these peeps work where the tickets get trashed.

Otherwise, seriously thinking rigged, or there is some trick on timing that produces the winner - or maybe, they have the algorythim (misspelled, yes, but ya know) determined to generate ticket serials and auto-enter them, maybe during the last week prior to drawing.  A bot, maybe a couple different ISPs.

Pretty sure, too, there is a pattern to the tickets - many have said as much. Too, no doubt in my mind, these type of boards are monitored by the lottery folk, so I won't elaborate. I've worked in printing before and have some understanding of the processes. There are reasons they don't want the printing shown, other than a quick glimpse.

Scratch off or lottery draw, as long as a computer is determining winners, nothing is random and everything can be controlled. One person always knows it all and chances are, secrets have been shared... like Wall Street, insider trading so to speak. And, you can bet your bottom dollar, organized crime knows where the larger tickets will fall.

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    hi everyone ... thanks for your replies ... i have been playing and winning, and playing and losing. Winning comes in droves, and losing comes in droves. Let me elaborate, but before i do let me tell you about our last book bust ... this one wasn't as bad as the first, but we still lost $93 of our initial $300 investment. I don't have the actual ticket numbers/winners/losers this time, but i can tell you from memory what I learned. The first 40 or so tickets were paying just fine. We had busted the book into thirds, i had the 000-19, my friend Steph had 20-39 and my bud Anthony had 40-59. Steph and I were calling out winners regularly, but I began to notice Anthony was really quiet.

    To make a long story short, tickets 40-59 produced two winners. #48 for $5 and ticket #59 for $20. That's two winners in 20 tickets. I had high hopes for a big winner because of the sand trap strings of losers, but it never came. The largest payoff ticket in this book was $50. Between 3 people, we each lost only $31 ... and we took another 60 count off the shelf.

    book #2 breakdown:

    Cost $300

    Return on investment $207

    Actual cost per ticket $1.55

    So ... we each lost $48 on the first book, and we each lost $31 on the second book. Not too bad when you consider that we are eliminating the chance of leaving the big winner on the shelf, whiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiich brings me to my next comment.

    I missed a $1,000 paying $10 jumbo by one ticket recently. I had been stopping and buying one $10 jumbo at a time and was having GREAT LUCK! ... i had pulled two $100 winners in 2 days(one of which contained four JUMBOS, talk about excited ...) and decided to stop for another. It was the 000 ticket and my heart sank. But, it was another $100 winner! I was amped. I cashed it in and was entertaining the idea of buying the entire roll. I have rarely seen a winning 000 ticket, and was leaning toward hosing the entire roll just to see if there was something special about it. Instead, I bought another ticket, #2 and it was a winner TOO! For $50 ... I bought #3 and it won $25 ... I decided against buying the entire roll. When I came back to the store the very next day the indian fella told me that the very next #4 ticket ... won $1,000. So, my personal rule of thumb: Hot rolls start hot ... if you ever scrub a 000 ticket that wins, consider buying the entire book.

    I subsequently hosed between $300-$400 since on the $10 jumbo and haven't seen anything else to mention. I have been hitting on single pull $5 jumbos, like the previous poster mentioned. But if I try to go back and look deeper into the roll, I wind up losing all my winnings. There is something about pulling one ticket that DOES seem to work. I have pulled a single ticket winner at least 4-5 times this week on the $5 jumbos, usually between $5 and $20. So, I'll pull one at station one, if it wins, take it to station two (they only have one roll) and if it wins at least a ticket, i then proceed to the station number 3.

    I'm starting to look at the numbers on the losing tickets for hints as to what might be contained on the next ticket and one thing I am noticing is the number of "near misses" ... in other words, if one of your winning serial numbers is 12 and the winning number list contains an 11 or a 13, then that is a near miss. I've noticed that on a winning ticket, there will rarely be near misses prior to scratching the matching number. Usually, if you scratch a near miss number prior to scratching a winning number match, it's pretty much a sure thing that ticket will lose. I have also noticed that if a ticket contains 5 near misses or more, that the next ticket has a higher probability of winning. And it makes sense ... check it out using your pile of loser tickets. Also, notice the number at the bottom of the ticket and the 3 digit box that tends to float from right to left from one ticket to another. On my winning $500 ticket(which i still have), the floating box contained three ones 111. I have yet to see another ticket with 3 of a kind in the floating box.

     

    So, I'm back to playing $5 jumbos only for the time being. Good luck out there!

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       When you actually had to mail in the play it again tickets with a stamp and everything I won t-shirts and second place packages of memorablia for "deal or no deal" and the "world series of poker." Now that it is based on the computer entries I havent won anything. I enter alot more tickets now that I dont need stamps and a trip to the post office but still no wins in years.

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        hi everyone ... thanks for your replies ... i have been playing and winning, and playing and losing. Winning comes in droves, and losing comes in droves. Let me elaborate, but before i do let me tell you about our last book bust ... this one wasn't as bad as the first, but we still lost $93 of our initial $300 investment. I don't have the actual ticket numbers/winners/losers this time, but i can tell you from memory what I learned. The first 40 or so tickets were paying just fine. We had busted the book into thirds, i had the 000-19, my friend Steph had 20-39 and my bud Anthony had 40-59. Steph and I were calling out winners regularly, but I began to notice Anthony was really quiet.

        To make a long story short, tickets 40-59 produced two winners. #48 for $5 and ticket #59 for $20. That's two winners in 20 tickets. I had high hopes for a big winner because of the sand trap strings of losers, but it never came. The largest payoff ticket in this book was $50. Between 3 people, we each lost only $31 ... and we took another 60 count off the shelf.

        book #2 breakdown:

        Cost $300

        Return on investment $207

        Actual cost per ticket $1.55

        So ... we each lost $48 on the first book, and we each lost $31 on the second book. Not too bad when you consider that we are eliminating the chance of leaving the big winner on the shelf, whiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiich brings me to my next comment.

        I missed a $1,000 paying $10 jumbo by one ticket recently. I had been stopping and buying one $10 jumbo at a time and was having GREAT LUCK! ... i had pulled two $100 winners in 2 days(one of which contained four JUMBOS, talk about excited ...) and decided to stop for another. It was the 000 ticket and my heart sank. But, it was another $100 winner! I was amped. I cashed it in and was entertaining the idea of buying the entire roll. I have rarely seen a winning 000 ticket, and was leaning toward hosing the entire roll just to see if there was something special about it. Instead, I bought another ticket, #2 and it was a winner TOO! For $50 ... I bought #3 and it won $25 ... I decided against buying the entire roll. When I came back to the store the very next day the indian fella told me that the very next #4 ticket ... won $1,000. So, my personal rule of thumb: Hot rolls start hot ... if you ever scrub a 000 ticket that wins, consider buying the entire book.

        I subsequently hosed between $300-$400 since on the $10 jumbo and haven't seen anything else to mention. I have been hitting on single pull $5 jumbos, like the previous poster mentioned. But if I try to go back and look deeper into the roll, I wind up losing all my winnings. There is something about pulling one ticket that DOES seem to work. I have pulled a single ticket winner at least 4-5 times this week on the $5 jumbos, usually between $5 and $20. So, I'll pull one at station one, if it wins, take it to station two (they only have one roll) and if it wins at least a ticket, i then proceed to the station number 3.

        I'm starting to look at the numbers on the losing tickets for hints as to what might be contained on the next ticket and one thing I am noticing is the number of "near misses" ... in other words, if one of your winning serial numbers is 12 and the winning number list contains an 11 or a 13, then that is a near miss. I've noticed that on a winning ticket, there will rarely be near misses prior to scratching the matching number. Usually, if you scratch a near miss number prior to scratching a winning number match, it's pretty much a sure thing that ticket will lose. I have also noticed that if a ticket contains 5 near misses or more, that the next ticket has a higher probability of winning. And it makes sense ... check it out using your pile of loser tickets. Also, notice the number at the bottom of the ticket and the 3 digit box that tends to float from right to left from one ticket to another. On my winning $500 ticket(which i still have), the floating box contained three ones 111. I have yet to see another ticket with 3 of a kind in the floating box.

         

        So, I'm back to playing $5 jumbos only for the time being. Good luck out there!

        Nice breakdown of the details, Tarheel. It's two bad about your first roll, but as for the 2nd one here honestly I am quite surprised and if it were me I would be (kind of)pleased. To only lose $93 collectively? Not too shabby.

        I have always heard you would always make back at least $180 on a $300 roll. I think that applies more to other states than to TN. Not as many people play here.

        On your first report where you had 10 consecutive tickets LOSE, TWICE -- yeah, that is the point in the roll where I tend to buy. Burns me every time. It has happened with $10 ones too (yeah, Big Money Maker #140 I'm looking at you!). Even been burned by the TN Millionaire Club game too, losing several in a row.

        And to hear of that hot roll with 4 decent winners in a row, WOW!

        See, when I start thinking of these instant games and the odds, I look at it from a BOOKs point of view. For instance, when a game says it pays 3.27 odds, to me, I look at that as 1 in 3.27 BOOKS will be worth a <snip>. But who can afford $900 in one shot, let alone find 3 CONSECUTIVE books (i.e. number 200001, 200002, 200003). I think they would have to be in order like that to even work out.

        Question for you on your near miss theory: is this for Giant Jumbo only, or for all scratch offs?

        Ive often wondered about algorithms on these things but in the end I think they are just completely random and in the end TN Lottery keeps our money anyway Puke

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          hi theotherone ... that theory is total speculation on my part ... i have noticed it on the $5 jumbos ... but of course other games have more/less serial numbers and winning numbers .... but im with you ... i think its totally random ...

           

          i also agree on the books ... if the odds are 3.27 there should be a hot book every 4th book or so ... but that theory is shot down by the fact that a game that claims 1 in 3.27 and then spits out 10 straight losers, one winner, then 10 more losers .... is NOT paying 1 in 3.27 .... and i know what the lottery games excuse is ... "oh well, somewhere in the game there is a roll with 10 straight winners twice" etc ..... which is total BS ... the game should have a winner every 4th ticket .... period. To take the money from 10 straight customers without paying out a single penny in winnings is NOT 1 in 3.27.

          if you want to better your odds try the $10 jumbo or the $20 bonanza .... IF you have the stomach for it. I personally dont. lol...

           

          good luck out there scratchers! WE GOTTA HIT A JACKPOT SOON!

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            hi theotherone ... that theory is total speculation on my part ... i have noticed it on the $5 jumbos ... but of course other games have more/less serial numbers and winning numbers .... but im with you ... i think its totally random ...

             

            i also agree on the books ... if the odds are 3.27 there should be a hot book every 4th book or so ... but that theory is shot down by the fact that a game that claims 1 in 3.27 and then spits out 10 straight losers, one winner, then 10 more losers .... is NOT paying 1 in 3.27 .... and i know what the lottery games excuse is ... "oh well, somewhere in the game there is a roll with 10 straight winners twice" etc ..... which is total BS ... the game should have a winner every 4th ticket .... period. To take the money from 10 straight customers without paying out a single penny in winnings is NOT 1 in 3.27.

            if you want to better your odds try the $10 jumbo or the $20 bonanza .... IF you have the stomach for it. I personally dont. lol...

             

            good luck out there scratchers! WE GOTTA HIT A JACKPOT SOON!

            I have ALL the stomach for playing $10 and $20 games!What I do not have, though, is the bankroll for it :(I had really hoped the $10 Jumbo would be loaded with prizes like Jr, Giant, and Jumbo, but it does not appear to be.Also sad that the Jingle Jumbo Bucks will not be returning this Christmas season. It has great odds too, even though when I bought about 7 of them in a row I only made back about $22 a few years ago. Maybe it will return, but I have yet to see any ads for it.For now, if I have a few extra fivers for scratchoffs, they will go to the Giant Jumbo (otherwise I am saving up for Vegas in early December :D )Good luck out there and keep us posted on your progress!

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              scratched a $30 winner on the $5 jumbos on a drive by yesterday ... pretty sweet. Theres seems to be a theory im starting to notice works for me ... and that's the totally random ticket pull no more than once a day. On my way home from knoxville, every other day ... i'll stop and get one. If it wins at least my money back, i stroll to the next station and repeat.... oddly, the first random pull usually pays, at least enough for me to get on house money and move to station #2.. I've hit a $10 and a couple of $20's this week just like that....i had a free ticket from station #1 then moved to station #2 and pow ... $30 ... a nice little bonus mad money.

              on a sidenote i will no longer be going to station #3 ... i've pulled numerous tickets there the past few weeks and have yet to see more than a free ticket. The guys running the place seem shady ... it's a shame, cause thats the station i pulled the $500 ... it's also the station i bought the first roll from that tanked however ...

              look for patterns on your loser tickets for clues to what the next may contain. I've began to notice tickets that contain serial numbers from different  10 groups, especially if the teen number is 13 ... seem to win quite often. An example set of serials would be 13, 44, 35, 20 .... each group of 10 is represented(50 is the only wildcard) and it seems to be a good sign of an impending win. I know this doesnt help chose good tickets, but it's interesting to notice such patterns. I've noticed also that if each serial has a near miss, say ... on the serials mentioned if you rubbed a 12 a 43 a 36 and a 21 ... that constitutes a near miss on each serial. I personally would buy the next ticket. If I count a high number of near misses on a ticket, i buy the next one. Also .... lol ... if the ticket number in the lower right is also represented in the serial numbers, it's a good ticket. Not always ... but more often than not. It doesn't guarantee a win, but just like in blackjack ... when the good cards show up you should bet more. If you blink, the good cards have came and gone and some jerk has walked off with your $___,000 ticket.

               

              good luck ya'll

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                TNLOTTO, im dreading having to enter all these tickets into the system. I find a handful everyday at the various stations ... i went to throw some trash away today and glanced into an entire can full of scratched lottery tickets .... makes it hard not to become a dixie dumpster diver .... lol

                 

                maybe this year will be your year .... im gonna enter every<snip> one i can find ...LMAO .... shesh, i need a payday : )

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                  TNLOTTO, im dreading having to enter all these tickets into the system. I find a handful everyday at the various stations ... i went to throw some trash away today and glanced into an entire can full of scratched lottery tickets .... makes it hard not to become a dixie dumpster diver .... lol

                   

                  maybe this year will be your year .... im gonna enter every<snip> one i can find ...LMAO .... shesh, i need a payday : )

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                  Good luck to you too. I will pick up scratched tickets off the ground in the parking lot or from the scratch podium. I am always pleased to get more eligible tickets to enter.

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                    hi everyone!~ a reminder, according to the TNlottery website the deadline for entering play it again entries is December 12th! ... dont let it sneak up on you ... it will be here before you know it.

                     

                    ok so back to our books. Here is the results up to this past book which i will explain in a bit:

                    1st book: $5 jumbos/return on investment $157

                    2nd book: $5 jumbos/return on investment $207

                    3rd book: $5 jumbos/return on investment $167

                     

                    which brings me to our current book split. I have been 'nit picking' whilst not busting books with my comrades and have been having decent luck on the $10 jumbo game. One week I actually found three $100 tickets from different rolls. If you are planning to following the nit picking method I can suggest the $10 jumbo game. There are half the losers as the $5 game ... the odds are a touch better at 3.15 as opposed to 3.27 on the $5 game ... but, what does an entire book of $10 jumbos look like ? are there all the 'sand trap' loser patches as in the $5 game? My friend Anthony and I were willing to pay to find out ... and here is what we found.

                    $10 jumbos book split 50/50 : Cost $300 ... return on investment $640 ....

                    so, pretty obvious that we did in fact discover a $500 ticket ... #006 to be exact. And it is a little story in itself. We split the book in two, 000-014 and then 015-029. Turned them face down and Anthony chose a stack. He had the 000-014. He was scratching along and after a few minutes exlaimed "ive got multiple winners on this one, PLUS A STRAY JUMBO" .... that, my dear friends, is always going to result in a big win.  I once scratched a $10 jumbo which revealed FOUR jumbo spots. It was good for $100. This ticket however, had the feel of a mega win. Eighteen of the 20 squares matched (which isnt unusual, alot oftimes all the numbers will match, and then you scrub to discover a $1 beneath each). But the JUMBO threw it off. I knew as soon as JUMBO showed up on a multiple match winner, we were golden. So I came over to Anthony and began to watch him reveal the prizes beneath each matching number. $25, $10, $25, and then !!!! $300,000!!! WTF????? I began to flip out!!!! I ws already in vegas! LOL .... but alas, the corresponding number(11) was one of the two on the ticket that DID NOT MATCH! .... my heart fluttered. But I was still excited because $25's and $10's add up quick! They added up to $250 ... and we still had the JUMBO that remained hidden. He scrubbed it, revealing $50 for another $250/

                    That ticket along with the 8 other winners totalled up to $640. Nine out of 30 tickets won, with only one TICKET winner. Without the $500 winner, this book would have, once again returned us a dismal $140-$160 return. It's the big tickets that make a roll worth the risk. And unlike the $5 jumbos the winners appeared to be spread throughout the book more evenly, which makes it a good nit picking game. Although, I stick to my golden rule: If I pull a loser  ... I'm done with that roll for that day. I may move to a different roll, or another station, but DON't chase your hard earned money on a loser ticket. Only chase on winners! The old belief that once you hit a winner then you should stop is untrue. Just like the losers coming in patches, the winners do as well.

                    On a side note, this was also our FOURTH try at a book . And just like some of you and myself have mentioned, the odds stated apply to books/rolls as well as individual tickets. I like to imagine a huge acrylic case filled with books that are attached with preforated seams, all rolled up and ready to purchase along with your diet coke and goody powder and cigs(i actually know what "that will be $305.78" sounds like). Our finally hitting a good book on the fourth try goes along the same lines as the 1:3.15 odds we are dealing with. Exciting ... and a nice lump in my wallet this week. But all in all it did in fact cost TWELVE HUNDRED DOLLARS to purchase those 4 books(our combined return so far has been $1,171, but before you scratch you head and ask me "but you said you have profited" ... please keep in mind that we 'hedged' our risks by splitting the cosst of the game. It gets very complicated. But the bottom line, take home fact is that both anthony and I are $95 richer than on the day before we started this scenario and that is attributable to one fact. We hedged our risk.) That's steep.Because Anthony and I went in 50/50 on this book, after we cashed out and tallied our losses up and subtracted them from the win ... we are now $95 to the profit(each). Had we cut our 3rd player in, we would still be in deficit(barely).

                    Today I picked up a parking lot loser ... the new 7 lucky game ... i flipped it over and to my amazment, the odds on that game are 1 in 3.02. Lower than any of the jumbos. But, a less than spectacular $70k grand prize, and just 3 of those in existence. I think I'll stick with my $10 jumbos for now.

                    If I don't speak to any of you prior, have a great thanksgiving. And don't forget the dec 12 deadline. Shesh! I've got a front end loader full of tickets to enter ... but, it's gotta be done. Later ya'll!!!!! Big Smile

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                      Nice! It's cool to hear of a great win like that.Congrats on the 500 and being 'up' lol.you sound like me-- already have the Vegas trip planned once the big win comes in :) (I'll return to Vegas in 13 days, so my time is running out for the TN Lottery to be good to me!)I have to ask, do you and your lottery friends already have the agreement on who will take the tax hit in the event you win more than $600?I had the super rare opportunity to win $1000 earlier this year on , yep, you guessed it, Giant Jumbo Bucks ($5). I am not looking forward to the tax hit soon though.Anyways, good luck on your future purchases and BTW, I just saw today that one of the new scratchers in TN next month is a $5 with a $125,000 prize! There will also be another new $10 game "Platinum Black" or something with a $250,000 prize.I hope they are good to us all!

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                        hi everyone!~ a reminder, according to the TNlottery website the deadline for entering play it again entries is December 12th! ... dont let it sneak up on you ... it will be here before you know it.

                         

                        ok so back to our books. Here is the results up to this past book which i will explain in a bit:

                        1st book: $5 jumbos/return on investment $157

                        2nd book: $5 jumbos/return on investment $207

                        3rd book: $5 jumbos/return on investment $167

                         

                        which brings me to our current book split. I have been 'nit picking' whilst not busting books with my comrades and have been having decent luck on the $10 jumbo game. One week I actually found three $100 tickets from different rolls. If you are planning to following the nit picking method I can suggest the $10 jumbo game. There are half the losers as the $5 game ... the odds are a touch better at 3.15 as opposed to 3.27 on the $5 game ... but, what does an entire book of $10 jumbos look like ? are there all the 'sand trap' loser patches as in the $5 game? My friend Anthony and I were willing to pay to find out ... and here is what we found.

                        $10 jumbos book split 50/50 : Cost $300 ... return on investment $640 ....

                        so, pretty obvious that we did in fact discover a $500 ticket ... #006 to be exact. And it is a little story in itself. We split the book in two, 000-014 and then 015-029. Turned them face down and Anthony chose a stack. He had the 000-014. He was scratching along and after a few minutes exlaimed "ive got multiple winners on this one, PLUS A STRAY JUMBO" .... that, my dear friends, is always going to result in a big win.  I once scratched a $10 jumbo which revealed FOUR jumbo spots. It was good for $100. This ticket however, had the feel of a mega win. Eighteen of the 20 squares matched (which isnt unusual, alot oftimes all the numbers will match, and then you scrub to discover a $1 beneath each). But the JUMBO threw it off. I knew as soon as JUMBO showed up on a multiple match winner, we were golden. So I came over to Anthony and began to watch him reveal the prizes beneath each matching number. $25, $10, $25, and then !!!! $300,000!!! WTF????? I began to flip out!!!! I ws already in vegas! LOL .... but alas, the corresponding number(11) was one of the two on the ticket that DID NOT MATCH! .... my heart fluttered. But I was still excited because $25's and $10's add up quick! They added up to $250 ... and we still had the JUMBO that remained hidden. He scrubbed it, revealing $50 for another $250/

                        That ticket along with the 8 other winners totalled up to $640. Nine out of 30 tickets won, with only one TICKET winner. Without the $500 winner, this book would have, once again returned us a dismal $140-$160 return. It's the big tickets that make a roll worth the risk. And unlike the $5 jumbos the winners appeared to be spread throughout the book more evenly, which makes it a good nit picking game. Although, I stick to my golden rule: If I pull a loser  ... I'm done with that roll for that day. I may move to a different roll, or another station, but DON't chase your hard earned money on a loser ticket. Only chase on winners! The old belief that once you hit a winner then you should stop is untrue. Just like the losers coming in patches, the winners do as well.

                        On a side note, this was also our FOURTH try at a book . And just like some of you and myself have mentioned, the odds stated apply to books/rolls as well as individual tickets. I like to imagine a huge acrylic case filled with books that are attached with preforated seams, all rolled up and ready to purchase along with your diet coke and goody powder and cigs(i actually know what "that will be $305.78" sounds like). Our finally hitting a good book on the fourth try goes along the same lines as the 1:3.15 odds we are dealing with. Exciting ... and a nice lump in my wallet this week. But all in all it did in fact cost TWELVE HUNDRED DOLLARS to purchase those 4 books(our combined return so far has been $1,171, but before you scratch you head and ask me "but you said you have profited" ... please keep in mind that we 'hedged' our risks by splitting the cosst of the game. It gets very complicated. But the bottom line, take home fact is that both anthony and I are $95 richer than on the day before we started this scenario and that is attributable to one fact. We hedged our risk.) That's steep.Because Anthony and I went in 50/50 on this book, after we cashed out and tallied our losses up and subtracted them from the win ... we are now $95 to the profit(each). Had we cut our 3rd player in, we would still be in deficit(barely).

                        Today I picked up a parking lot loser ... the new 7 lucky game ... i flipped it over and to my amazment, the odds on that game are 1 in 3.02. Lower than any of the jumbos. But, a less than spectacular $70k grand prize, and just 3 of those in existence. I think I'll stick with my $10 jumbos for now.

                        If I don't speak to any of you prior, have a great thanksgiving. And don't forget the dec 12 deadline. Shesh! I've got a front end loader full of tickets to enter ... but, it's gotta be done. Later ya'll!!!!! Big Smile

                        I have entered tickets for every Play It Again game this time around except Cash Blowout. I have a drawer full of old losers but I didn't see the Cash Blowout in there. The lucky winners who are drawn will have a very special Christmas.

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                          Posted: November 22, 2011, 7:21 pm - IP Logged

                          Nice! It's cool to hear of a great win like that.Congrats on the 500 and being 'up' lol.you sound like me-- already have the Vegas trip planned once the big win comes in :) (I'll return to Vegas in 13 days, so my time is running out for the TN Lottery to be good to me!)I have to ask, do you and your lottery friends already have the agreement on who will take the tax hit in the event you win more than $600?I had the super rare opportunity to win $1000 earlier this year on , yep, you guessed it, Giant Jumbo Bucks ($5). I am not looking forward to the tax hit soon though.Anyways, good luck on your future purchases and BTW, I just saw today that one of the new scratchers in TN next month is a $5 with a $125,000 prize! There will also be another new $10 game "Platinum Black" or something with a $250,000 prize.I hope they are good to us all!

                          What "tax hit" are you talking about ?? On $1,000 it can't be more than a hundred or two. Depends on how you file. 1040 etc.  Don't you save losers or pick them up to equal the $1k ? Then you pay zero tax - losers offset wins ...... check it out. And GREAT job getting that nice win !!!

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                            What "tax hit" are you talking about ?? On $1,000 it can't be more than a hundred or two. Depends on how you file. 1040 etc.  Don't you save losers or pick them up to equal the $1k ? Then you pay zero tax - losers offset wins ...... check it out. And GREAT job getting that nice win !!!

                            Anything over 600 is taxed.

                            Yeah I've been saving and documenting all loser tix for that purpose. I'm not sure if it will totally offset the taxes but I hope so!

                            And thanks, I hope we all have many good wins soon!

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                              I just caught wind of this website a few days ago and very interested in hearing from other players in Tennessee. I wouldn't consider myself a big gambler but love playing scratch offs from time to time. I have even purchased a roll just last month with a 60 percent return, seems to be the norm. I do have a question or more of a ponder as to how the top prizes are distributed across the state. For example when you go to the TNLottery website you can see what prizes are remaining. I'm wondering when a new game starts do they print the entire run for the game or are they printed in lots every so often. As for those remaining prizes I wonder if those are shipped out randomly through the life of the game to keep folks playing?? Thoughts?