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Ohio's New Year's Raffle

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LotteryGuy's avatar - mrthumbs
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Posted: November 6, 2011, 8:34 pm - IP Logged

Well, last year a friend of mine and me went in together and spent $500 each, totaling $1000 and we got all of our numbers right in a row but won absolutely nothing.  This year, we're doing it again but we're going to buy one ticket a day to spread them out.  Hopefully, we'll win something this year!  We decided if we don't win anything again this year then it's very doubtful we'll play it again because $500 each is a lot of money to spend.  Will have to keep my fingers crossed for this year!  Smile

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    Posted: November 7, 2011, 11:11 am - IP Logged

    Well, last year a friend of mine and me went in together and spent $500 each, totaling $1000 and we got all of our numbers right in a row but won absolutely nothing.  This year, we're doing it again but we're going to buy one ticket a day to spread them out.  Hopefully, we'll win something this year!  We decided if we don't win anything again this year then it's very doubtful we'll play it again because $500 each is a lot of money to spend.  Will have to keep my fingers crossed for this year!  Smile

    You should check the previous Raffle results to see how many winners are in groups of 50 consecutive numbers and if there are very few, you should try buying them in five or ten consecutive increments this year.

    Good Luck!

      LotteryGuy's avatar - mrthumbs
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      Posted: November 7, 2011, 9:42 pm - IP Logged

      Thanks for the advice, I tried that one year too and it didn't work but last year we were off by 3 or 4 tickets, which I think were previous to ours but it was only a $100 winner.  Of course, I've got to think that they're $20/each and with a total of $1000, that only gets us 50 tickets out of 500,000.  The way we're doing it this year, we've never tried before so hopefully random numbers will hit something.  Thanks for the well wishes!  Approve

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        Posted: November 8, 2011, 2:33 pm - IP Logged

        Good luck to the people entering the Ohio's New Year's Raffle.

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          Posted: November 8, 2011, 11:22 pm - IP Logged

          Well, last year a friend of mine and me went in together and spent $500 each, totaling $1000 and we got all of our numbers right in a row but won absolutely nothing.  This year, we're doing it again but we're going to buy one ticket a day to spread them out.  Hopefully, we'll win something this year!  We decided if we don't win anything again this year then it's very doubtful we'll play it again because $500 each is a lot of money to spend.  Will have to keep my fingers crossed for this year!  Smile

          I assume there was a well thought out strategy behind your decision to spend $1000 to buy all your tickets in a row and an even better thought out strategy behind doing it again after winning nothing the first time.  Good luck.

           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
             
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            rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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            Posted: November 10, 2011, 1:24 am - IP Logged

            When do they (did they) start selling tickets?


                                                         
                                 
                                                     

             

             

             

             

                                                                                                               

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              Posted: November 10, 2011, 6:17 am - IP Logged

              Hi rdgrnr, they go on sale November 13th, haven't had much luck with them myself

                rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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                Posted: November 10, 2011, 9:32 pm - IP Logged

                Hi rdgrnr, they go on sale November 13th, haven't had much luck with them myself

                Hey Sky, yeah, I'm 0 for whatever with raffles too but like they say, ya gotta be in it to win it.

                Thanks and good luck!


                                                             
                                     
                                                         

                 

                 

                 

                 

                                                                                                                   

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                  Posted: November 10, 2011, 10:14 pm - IP Logged

                  HI Lottery guy only able to buy 2 tickets no luck. but if i was able to spend like you i would good luck to the both of us this year

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                    Posted: November 13, 2011, 12:46 pm - IP Logged

                    Ticket sales appear to be brisk.  I just bought a ticket - #1082.  The clerk said she had sold a ticket an hour or so before me, and that ticket # was in the 600s.

                    I'll buy another ticket or two, but want to space them out a little.

                      LotteryGuy's avatar - mrthumbs
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                      Posted: November 14, 2011, 9:30 am - IP Logged

                      I assume there was a well thought out strategy behind your decision to spend $1000 to buy all your tickets in a row and an even better thought out strategy behind doing it again after winning nothing the first time.  Good luck.

                      Actually, I don't think there can be any kind of strategy with the Raffle, just better odds of winning something.  Last year I just thought that perhaps a number would hit between the 50 tickets we purchased.  This year just hoping for a "hit and miss" type of situation.  Good luck to everyone!

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                        Posted: November 14, 2011, 5:14 pm - IP Logged

                        I would agree that its hard to have a strategy with a raffle.  You either get lucky or you don't.

                        I won a very substantial raffle prize once.  (Substantial as in 6-figure value.)

                        After my name was drawn, a lot of people started asking me how many tickets I had purchased.  Only bought one ticket, but I guess it was the right one.

                          LotteryGuy's avatar - mrthumbs
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                          Posted: November 15, 2011, 9:18 pm - IP Logged

                          I would agree that its hard to have a strategy with a raffle.  You either get lucky or you don't.

                          I won a very substantial raffle prize once.  (Substantial as in 6-figure value.)

                          After my name was drawn, a lot of people started asking me how many tickets I had purchased.  Only bought one ticket, but I guess it was the right one.

                          That's cool!  I hope I have the same luck you did!  Congrats!

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                            Posted: November 16, 2011, 8:12 am - IP Logged

                            That's cool!  I hope I have the same luck you did!  Congrats!

                            Thanks!  Good luck to you.

                            I was nervous about only having 1 ticket, but the tickets were $100 each.  I couldn't realistically afford more than 1 ticket at that time.

                            Right now, I only have 1 ticket in the Ohio New Year's Day Raffle.  I probably will get a few more - I don't mind risking a few tickets at the $20 price.  Thought about buying a ticket every payday - figured 1 every 2 weeks would spread out the numbers a little.

                            We'll see. Who knows?  I might try my luck with a single ticket again!  ;)

                              HoLeeKau's avatar - YheaShea
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                              Posted: November 16, 2011, 10:22 am - IP Logged

                              Good luck Lottery Guy!  Idaho's started last week too, but I doubt I'll get even one.  I've bought a few tickets for each of the last 4 or 5 raffles and never won anything.  Only $10 here but that's a lot of money to me.