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I personally would hold any Scratcher $$ until the Wheel of Fortune tickets come out at the end of June. DM was a terrible ticket. I understand that there are a handful of prizes to be claimed, but overall, it's a generally dull game. The exact same odds, play-style and prize structure as the current CBE ticket, only with a $100 spot.

 

On the other hand, great job on the Gold ticket!

We haven't bought any scratches. Nothing appeals to me. I want to try the new Wheel of Fortune game.

 

Any ideas when the original California Lucky for Life game will be ending. I am thinking it will end soon because of the new games coming out. After reading lotto's business plan it seems that they want to reduce the amount of games.

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    We haven't bought any scratches. Nothing appeals to me. I want to try the new Wheel of Fortune game.

     

    Any ideas when the original California Lucky for Life game will be ending. I am thinking it will end soon because of the new games coming out. After reading lotto's business plan it seems that they want to reduce the amount of games.

    Probably in the next batch of ending games in August.

    I was looking at their financials, and the first thing that stood out was the substantial increase in Scratcher play over the last several years after AB 142 was passed in 2010.  Lotto games, even with the addition of Powerball last year, was pretty flat for the last 10 years, and in some years took a dip.

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      Probably in the next batch of ending games in August.

      I was looking at their financials, and the first thing that stood out was the substantial increase in Scratcher play over the last several years after AB 142 was passed in 2010.  Lotto games, even with the addition of Powerball last year, was pretty flat for the last 10 years, and in some years took a dip.

      AB 142

      Scratchers are a large part of their revenue. I thought it was over 60%. I can't figure out why they wouldn't focus on making better games. Another problem I see with lottery is they don't really address maintaining player loyalty. They wouldn't have the revenue without the players. Unless the lotto games have large pots I don't see people playing much.

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        Posted: June 1, 2014, 4:51 am - IP Logged

        Well, someone won Fantasy 5 $1,000 2nd chance drawing three times in five weeks, beginning with last week's draw!  (#199, 201, 203 for those that want to take a look - from Gardena)

        Looks like CA Lottery will investigate and report back on Facebook where all this originated.  I'm glad some people are paying attention to draw details.

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          Well, someone won Fantasy 5 $1,000 2nd chance drawing three times in five weeks, beginning with last week's draw!  (#199, 201, 203 for those that want to take a look - from Gardena)

          Looks like CA Lottery will investigate and report back on Facebook where all this originated.  I'm glad some people are paying attention to draw details.

          Thanks for posting this mrcraft.  3 time 2nd chance winner in 5 weeks?!!  Interesting story, to say the least.

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            Posted: June 1, 2014, 12:56 pm - IP Logged

            got a $5 MP (001) from a Vons vending machine in Santa Clarita valley and won nothing..

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              Posted: June 1, 2014, 6:14 pm - IP Logged

              bought 6 10$ Cg

               

              44-47 all losers

               

               

              48 was 15 nm 49 was 50 nm . Got my money back .

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                Posted: June 1, 2014, 6:42 pm - IP Logged

                 purchased 5 1$ pb

                 

                all loser except one w

                as 10$

                2 10 lucky lifes 09 was 100 $ via nm 10 tens . - 10 nothing .

                 

                spent 85 got back 175.

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                   purchased 5 1$ pb

                   

                  all loser except one w

                  as 10$

                  2 10 lucky lifes 09 was 100 $ via nm 10 tens . - 10 nothing .

                   

                  spent 85 got back 175.

                  Congrats on your win!

                  I was not so lucky on my end, I played 3 5MilJackpot tickets 13-15, loss, loss, ticket

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                    Posted: June 2, 2014, 2:42 pm - IP Logged

                    Well, someone won Fantasy 5 $1,000 2nd chance drawing three times in five weeks, beginning with last week's draw!  (#199, 201, 203 for those that want to take a look - from Gardena)

                    Looks like CA Lottery will investigate and report back on Facebook where all this originated.  I'm glad some people are paying attention to draw details.

                    With all of the 2nd chance entries I've entered the past 5 years in Scratchers, Fantasy 5, and SuperLotto Plus. It is tough to win even once in a lifetime span let alone 3 times in the past 5 drawings.

                    I am also glad people are on a lookout, some of them are bigger lotto freaks than I am.

                    $5 pays for 1 2nd Chance entry for Fantasy 5, there are usually 130 - 180k entries a week, and with 15 prizes it rounds out to 1 in 8000 or 12000. Then again, multiple tickets can reduce the odds. I've tried accumulating 100 Fantasy 5 tickets over a span and to enter them all at once, still did not win.

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                      Posted: June 2, 2014, 7:07 pm - IP Logged

                      crazy .

                       

                      how do multiple entries hurt y

                       

                      our chances ?

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                        Posted: June 2, 2014, 7:37 pm - IP Logged

                        crazy .

                         

                        how do multiple entries hurt y

                         

                        our chances ?

                        I meant to say improve the odds there.

                        If you buy 10 tickets, it will be 1 in 800, the number got reduced, but the chances of winning got better (still slim chance).

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                          Posted: June 2, 2014, 9:25 pm - IP Logged

                          They added 6 more top prizes to the $1 LL game, went from 6 to 12.  Since they haven't awarded a top prize yet, the game must be selling well.  Perhaps, the other LL games will follow suit with re-orders.

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                            Posted: June 3, 2014, 1:28 pm - IP Logged

                            96 Million tickets for that game. Replay drawing probably will have 20 Million entries

                            This game could possibly be more popular than Fantasy 5

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                              Posted: June 3, 2014, 10:41 pm - IP Logged

                              New to the forums and just wanted to share my winnings from today. 

                               

                              So I went to grab lunch and grabbed two 5MJ. First one won $50 fast spot. Second one also won with $50 fast spot and a single number match. Back to back. :)  Unfortunately I didn't take a picture or remember the ticket numbers. 

                               

                              Then I went to a different store and bought two more 5MJ. First (#21) lost and second (#22) was a ticket. So I traded the ticket for the next one off the roll (#23) and got this. 

                               

                              After I cashed that one in, I decided to have a bit more fun and bought ten $10 LL (#25 to #34). Out of the ten, I won a ticket, two $20s, and this. 

                               

                              After I cashed that one in, I bought two Bonus Crosswards. First one was a loser but the second one was this. 

                               

                              Then I went to another store and lost on a few more 5MJ with just a ticket and $20 winner so I decided to end it there. There were 6 losers in a row followed by a ticket, loser, and a $20. This is the pattern that I usually find with 5MJs. Maybe there was a nice winner but I decided to quit. 

                               

                              The shop where I won the $500 and two $200s is in Santa Clara. The owner let me keep the winners after I cashed them in. 

                               

                              Overall, great day. But I've lost way more than what I have ever won. That's a hole so deep...it would take a very good win >$10k to fill. But this has been over the past year or so. 

                               

                               

                              This one I got a few months back. It was a one and done which made it extra sweet. This was also my biggest win ever in both my casino and CA lottery ventures.

                               

                               

                               

                              Btw anyone notice how fast the 5MJ $25k prizes are going lately. Just last weekend only like 450 had been claimed and now it's 469.

                                 
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