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Ohio's New Year's Raffle

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Boney526's avatar - NjlpLogo
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Posted: November 16, 2011, 10:24 am - IP Logged

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!

There's no such thing as better odds, depending on how/ when you buy.  If I were you, I'd just buy em all at once again.

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    Posted: November 17, 2011, 2:08 pm - IP Logged

    I agree on that, but I might still go with the one-ticket-a-payday route.  That's more for the benefit of spreading out the financial impact though.

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      Posted: November 20, 2011, 11:41 am - 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.

      I bought ticket 15924 yesterday.

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        Posted: November 24, 2011, 6:00 pm - IP Logged

        I just bought ticket #39271.

        (Give the updates here, just in case anyone is curious as to how ticket sales are pacing.)

        Wonder how many tickets they are planning to sell?  There's only space for 6 digits on the ticket.

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          Posted: December 1, 2011, 10:09 pm - IP Logged

          Ohio is trying to stimulate sales by mailing out coupons with "Buy one $20 New Year's raffle ticket, get one $5 instant holiday scratch-off ticket free".  I seldom buy raffle or scratch-off tickets regardless of their price.

           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
             
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            Posted: December 4, 2011, 9:14 am - IP Logged

            I read about the raffle on the Ohio lottery website. Interesting that they say it's the best odds to win a million dollars, but I don't see what the odds are or how many tickets they are selling this year. Is it 500,000 tickets again?

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              Posted: December 4, 2011, 7:43 pm - IP Logged

              I read about the raffle on the Ohio lottery website. Interesting that they say it's the best odds to win a million dollars, but I don't see what the odds are or how many tickets they are selling this year. Is it 500,000 tickets again?

              Yes, it 500K tickets again.

              It isn't clearly marked on the website, which I think is unfortunate.  They should document it in the rules.

              However, I saw it recently on the main page of the website, in the little red box that shows the Ohio Lottery's Twitter feed.  (Said something about the raffle, then "only 500,000 tickets will be sold.")


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                Posted: December 4, 2011, 8:09 pm - IP Logged

                I read about the raffle on the Ohio lottery website. Interesting that they say it's the best odds to win a million dollars, but I don't see what the odds are or how many tickets they are selling this year. Is it 500,000 tickets again?

                I got this info from ticket sellers magazine.under for retailors section.

                 

                The New Year’s Raffle ticket print is limited to 500,000
                tickets.


                $1 million -  4          1 in 125,000   -  $4,000,000
                $10,000  - 10          1 in 50,000     -    $100,000
                $1,500   - 120         1 in 4,167       -    $180,000
                $500      -1,000       1 in 500          -    $500,000
                $100      - 2,200      1 in 227          -    $220,000

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                TOTALS -    3,334     1 IN 150           $5 MILLION

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                  Posted: December 4, 2011, 8:32 pm - IP Logged

                  Thanks for the info rustysmom, and nsv314.

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                    Posted: December 13, 2011, 8:50 pm - IP Logged

                    Bought another ticket tonight on a whim.  The number was 148,433.

                    Will be interesting to see how many tickets are sold.  Still a long way off from 500K, and they have been on sale for a month already.  Perhaps people tend to wait until the last minute?

                    Though truthfully, I don't care if they sell all 500K tickets as long as they still give away the prizes.  Fewer tickets = better odds for those who are in the drawing, right?  ;)

                    I don't have specific plans to buy any more tickets, but won't rule out the possibility of an impluse purchase closer to the drawing.  Big Smile


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                      Posted: December 24, 2011, 8:15 am - IP Logged

                      Well, I now have 41 tickets....only 9 more left to buy.  As of yesterday the number was in the 280,000.  I still think they will sell out again this year.  I think a lot of people will be buying them next week.

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                        Posted: December 25, 2011, 9:45 am - IP Logged

                        Well, I now have 41 tickets....only 9 more left to buy.  As of yesterday the number was in the 280,000.  I still think they will sell out again this year.  I think a lot of people will be buying them next week.

                        In the past when the Ohio Lottery didn't sell all the tickets, they still held the drawing on the advertised date and paid out the full prize list. Unlike some other state lotteries that extend the drawing date and/or lowered prize pool.

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                          Posted: December 25, 2011, 9:51 am - IP Logged

                          ivew never seen ticket #1 win in any raffle

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                            Posted: December 28, 2011, 2:40 pm - IP Logged

                            Just bough ticket 373401.  Getting closer to the max ticket sales.  Not sure if they'll hit 500K in a few days though?


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                              Posted: December 29, 2011, 8:04 pm - IP Logged

                              Just bough ticket 373401.  Getting closer to the max ticket sales.  Not sure if they'll hit 500K in a few days though?

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