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Posted: May 7, 2014, 6:51 pm - IP Logged

In the last 24 hours I have played 5x of the newer $10 Bonus Xword and 10 of the $3 Lucky Stars, from 2 different retailers.  I won 2 $75 fast-spots on the Xword,  a $20 LS, and a $100 LS.

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    In the last 24 hours I have played 5x of the newer $10 Bonus Xword and 10 of the $3 Lucky Stars, from 2 different retailers.  I won 2 $75 fast-spots on the Xword,  a $20 LS, and a $100 LS.

    Good day ocguy31 & welcome to the forum.

    Bought 3 5MJP & 2 CG today.  80 in 30 out.

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      Posted: May 8, 2014, 12:40 pm - IP Logged

      I have a gut feeling that Diamond Millionaire won't pay out anymore top prizes.  As of today, DM top prizes won is on par with sales.  Given its slow sales, I don't think it can support another TP win.

       

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      Below is a chart I created with $1M Fortune data I pulled from the CA Lottery website today.  I thought (for sure!  Confused) that game was going to release at least 1 more top prize win before ending, but it didn't and it was in a better position to do so than Diamond Millionaire.  I actually liked $1MF, but I hate to see top tier payout percentages out of whack in the house's favor like that.

       

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      I should add that the discrepancy in the % remaining between the top prize and mid/lower tier prizes for the $1MF game could be the result of the winning TP ticket unknowingly thrown away, lost, or not claimed for whatever other reason.

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        Posted: May 8, 2014, 1:08 pm - IP Logged

        We have our first "all top prizes claimed" game in the current batch - $2 Lucky for Life.

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          Posted: May 8, 2014, 1:27 pm - IP Logged

          If it helps mathematically.

          With 50 tickets in a pack and with the Top Prize being 1 in 1.2 million, there is 1 Top Prize in every 24,000 packs.

          If the CALottery is able to control the distribution of top prizes (no definitive proof) theorethically

          Top Prize 1 in Ticket Nos

          100000 - 123999

          Top Prize 2 in Ticket Nos

          124000 - 147999

          Top Prize 3 in Ticket Nos

          148000 - 171999

          Top Prize 4 in Ticket Nos

          172000 - 195999

          Top Prize 5 in Ticket Nos

          196000 - 215999

          Top Prize 6 in Ticket Nos

          216000 - 239999

          Top Prize 7 in Ticket Nos

          240000 - 263999

          Top Prize 8 in Ticket Nos

          264000 - 287999

           

          Probably for newer top prize winners, might have to look for tickets with a 3 digit in the front.

          I liked this way of TP deck distribution you wrote yesterday so much, I started adding it to my spreadsheet.

          Also noticed "Top Prize 5 in Ticket Nos  196000-21599" is not 24,000 so it & the succeeding Top Prizes are off by 4,000.

          Using it, for Diamond Millionaire, TP 9 could fall between 292000 & 316000. 

          As $5 & $20 games have 80 & 30 tickets to a pack & TP odds may be different, your formula would need to be tweaked for those games.

          Deck #'s may be more relevant than ticket #'s as a way to improve odds when sniffing out a TP.

          Thanks for posting it.

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            Posted: May 8, 2014, 1:48 pm - IP Logged

            I liked this way of TP deck distribution you wrote yesterday so much, I started adding it to my spreadsheet.

            Also noticed "Top Prize 5 in Ticket Nos  196000-21599" is not 24,000 so it & the succeeding Top Prizes are off by 4,000.

            Using it, for Diamond Millionaire, TP 9 could fall between 292000 & 316000. 

            As $5 & $20 games have 80 & 30 tickets to a pack & TP odds may be different, your formula would need to be tweaked for those games.

            Deck #'s may be more relevant than ticket #'s as a way to improve odds when sniffing out a TP.

            Thanks for posting it.

            Thanks for the correction. I winged it near the end but at least its understandable.

            I have seen screen shots of top prizes tickets but rarely do I get to see the ticket ID. If I get to see multiple top winners of the same game, it would either invalidate or validate my ticket range theory.

            About the premium membership, I feel its worthwhile for Fantasy 5 or for Daily 4 (Lucky's systems).

            I'd go with the 17 3 if 3 balanced wheel (Gail Howard's system) for 68 lines on Fantasy 5 Drawings that rolled twice.

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              Posted: May 8, 2014, 1:49 pm - IP Logged

              We have our first "all top prizes claimed" game in the current batch - $2 Lucky for Life.

              I do not see LFL tickets anymore in general, all been replaced with LL.

              I'd be shocked if I saw a $2 LFL anywhere. No reason to buy one anymroe.

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                Posted: May 8, 2014, 3:41 pm - IP Logged

                Got 2 $10 Diamonds and won nothing..

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                  Posted: May 8, 2014, 6:57 pm - IP Logged

                  2 retailers in my normal drive area have DM so I have grabbing one a day from each.  Nothing special, Ticket here, $20 there.  What is fine is that I am not really losing money on it but not making anything either.  I will go through both rolls more than likely since few people buy them at either place.  They blow through Black.  Nobody plays Gold anymore either.  That one may be the next to go South.  It's just not a flashy game.

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                    Posted: May 9, 2014, 12:23 am - IP Logged

                    Greetings All - New member in OC - Thanks for all the fascinating posts! The analysis I see here is very interesting...Hope we can all turn it into $$$...

                    Bought 3 Golds for my wife's bday the other day...looked like all losers until she scratched off a "win" for 20 x $10! :)

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                      Posted: May 9, 2014, 1:23 pm - IP Logged

                      Welcome to this thread and hope to see you around! And congrats on that win it rare to win a prize greater than $100 on scratchers

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                        Posted: May 9, 2014, 2:02 pm - IP Logged

                        Won $500 on a 5MJ scratcher purchased at 7/11 in Santa Barbara today.

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                          Won $500 on a 5MJ scratcher purchased at 7/11 in Santa Barbara today.

                          Welcome to the thread and congrats on that win.

                          Was wondering if you can share the ticket #, 0 to 29?

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                            Posted: May 9, 2014, 3:31 pm - IP Logged

                            Bought 3 5MJP & 6 Bonus CW today.

                            5MJP all losers, Bonus CW had a tkt, 20, 40, & 200 W.  Clumpy.

                            200 W was 1031557-012.  Will post photo later on the photo thread.

                            Thanks to all for congrats & GLTA

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                              Posted: May 9, 2014, 3:59 pm - IP Logged

                              Welcome to the thread and congrats on that win.

                              Was wondering if you can share the ticket #, 0 to 29?

                              Thank you. It was ticket #23

                                 
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