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Topic closed. 2718 replies. Last post 1 year ago by CAScratcher20.

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Posted: August 14, 2014, 2:41 pm - IP Logged

Best of luck to you and I hope you all win the big one, but realistically, I see nothing more than maybe a single $100 win, and a $50 and $30 win sprinkled in there. With a few break-evens.

Chacha you were spot on. The highest we had was one $100., a few $50s, a $40, a $30, and numerous $25s and break evens.

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    Posted: August 14, 2014, 4:34 pm - IP Logged

    Thanks CAScratcher20. It didn't turn out as good this time. I didn't pay attention to ticket numbers and individual results but this is how it turned out:

     

    First Batch - $400 became $330

    Second Batch - $330 became $110

    Third Batch - $110 became $65

    Last Batch - The dream was over.

     

    Either way, we got to play a lot of tickets and had a good time. Until next year!

    That's just depressing.

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      Pasadena, CA
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      Posted: August 14, 2014, 7:27 pm - IP Logged

      Chacha you were spot on. The highest we had was one $100., a few $50s, a $40, a $30, and numerous $25s and break evens.

      I got this ticket--and every other Scratcher, frankly--out of my system fairly quickly; 3/3 with two $30 wins and a $100 win spread over three days. I didn't see any point in buying beyond that fearing that this was just going to be another 5MJP and anything higher than a $100 win would be an extreme rarity.

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        Posted: August 14, 2014, 9:09 pm - IP Logged

        Tried again today with the old 5MJ. Tickets #27, 28, 29. All losers.

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          Posted: August 17, 2014, 2:04 pm - IP Logged

          Got 2 Million Match from a Vons vending machine in Valencia and lost $40...

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            Posted: August 18, 2014, 1:14 am - IP Logged

            I dont know about you guys but I have noticed that I have more luck with vending machines than buying from the counter.

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              Posted: August 18, 2014, 12:56 pm - IP Logged

              Won $10 ($2X5) on a California Black. But really, whoever comes up with these winning combinations must be some kind of a jokester $2 X 5 is nothing to get excited about.

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                Posted: August 18, 2014, 6:36 pm - IP Logged

                Got myself 2 more of the Million $$ Match no. 13, 14 and got $25 for #14.

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                  Posted: August 21, 2014, 5:05 pm - IP Logged

                  Won $15 on a $5 High Roller Poker and $15 on a $5 Lucky Life.  Once again the $10 Bonus Crossword was a BUST. But I'm still ahead so I'm done with scratchers for the day.

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                    Posted: August 25, 2014, 5:04 pm - IP Logged

                    Experts

                     

                    is the CA BLACK undersold so far?

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                      Posted: August 26, 2014, 1:17 pm - IP Logged

                      Experts

                       

                      is the CA BLACK undersold so far?

                      I would not say I am an expert, but the prize redemption distribution is roughly 42-44% and if 9 out of 24 prizes got claimed (37.5%) it would be behind a top prize.

                      If you look at the September Retail Product Plan on the website, it says to return $500 Frenzy, 20x The Money, Piggy Bank, and CA Black back to your sales representative, so probably they are phasing out CA Black now. Get them while you can.

                      The new $10 game came out today it has similar odds to Diamond Millionaire and CA Black, except top prize is 1 in 2 million rather than 1 in 2.4 million, lots of $15 winners as a plus side.

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                        Posted: August 26, 2014, 5:24 pm - IP Logged

                        Played 5 Million $$ Match tickets and saw better results this time around.

                        #6 - #10 - $25, $100 (Fast Spot), $25, Loss, $30

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                          Posted: August 27, 2014, 1:53 am - IP Logged

                          Got 2 $10 Blacks and lost both

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                            Posted: August 28, 2014, 1:43 pm - IP Logged

                            It was been posted on the CALottery facebook for about a week now, there are some diehard players that favor the $5mil jackpot $20 game opposed to the Million $$ Match game.

                            At least one of the diehard players reported that retailers cannot order any more of the $5Mil Jackpot tickets, caused an uproar that the game could possibly end with 5 top prizes and 20 $100k prizes remaining.

                            I personally won't miss that game.

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                              Posted: August 28, 2014, 7:52 pm - IP Logged

                              It was been posted on the CALottery facebook for about a week now, there are some diehard players that favor the $5mil jackpot $20 game opposed to the Million $$ Match game.

                              At least one of the diehard players reported that retailers cannot order any more of the $5Mil Jackpot tickets, caused an uproar that the game could possibly end with 5 top prizes and 20 $100k prizes remaining.

                              I personally won't miss that game.

                              Nor I. Good riddance. 5MJP has been nothing but trouble since day one. Million $$ Match was an instant success for me, though this has cooled off somewhat in the past few weeks. Somebody posted on another thread that state lotteries make a good chunk of its money by pulling games before all of the top prizes are claimed (and this will be the case with massive under-performer CA Black as well). 

                              After taking a severe beating with the new Millionaires Club ticket (nine straight losers before a $15 winner) on Tuesday and looking at the product plan for October, I'm going to take the next few months off from the Lottery and reassess whether it's worth playing anymore. I'm really at my wit's end with the California Lottery.

                                 
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