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Posted: December 22, 2014, 10:55 am - IP Logged

Remembered too late to mention it in my previous post but I forget to mention that $100K jackpot drops to $75K after the 25% tax hit.

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    Posted: December 27, 2014, 5:05 am - IP Logged

    This part is particularly interesting:

    All eligible non-winning Scratchers launched BEFORE January 1, 2015 and submitted into 2nd Chance AFTER January 1, 2015, will be entered into that game’s specific End of Game draw AND the Weekly Pool draw! See FAQ’s below for more information.

    I'd hold off entering any tickets until the start of the new year so you can get entered into both draws.

    I understand limiting the amount of tickets entered per month.  But what's to keep someone from just creating more accounts using multiple different emails???

    while someone could easily create multiple accounts, they do run the slight risk of getting caught.   That could happen after a big win via a verification check or if someone turned them in. (ex-spouse)

    it's sad that they're ending the big 2nd chance draws, but I'm not surprised.  this will allow them to end slow-selling games early more easily.  but i think the main reason for doing it is that they will likely get a lot more promotional value out of having a lot of 100K winners versus one big winner.

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      while someone could easily create multiple accounts, they do run the slight risk of getting caught.   That could happen after a big win via a verification check or if someone turned them in. (ex-spouse)

      it's sad that they're ending the big 2nd chance draws, but I'm not surprised.  this will allow them to end slow-selling games early more easily.  but i think the main reason for doing it is that they will likely get a lot more promotional value out of having a lot of 100K winners versus one big winner.

      I think you're right about the slow moving games, especially the high dollar ones, with one guaranteed end of game payout, if the game didn't do well, it probably hurt their bottom line more than they wanted.

      Also, with the new 2nd chance, the most you can win is $25,000.  The $100,000 weekly prize is shared by 32 winners of different amounts.

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        Posted: December 27, 2014, 9:13 pm - IP Logged

        Oops. I should have read the info at the link. I just did and yes the $100K is shared between 32 winners. Bummer. What's the incentive to play Scratchers 2nd chance now? Guess I'll have to get cable TV to pass the time in the evening instead of entering 2nd chance numbers.

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          Posted: December 28, 2014, 8:28 pm - IP Logged

          got 4 Emerald's and they were all losers.. $40 down the drain.

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            Posted: December 31, 2014, 9:42 am - IP Logged

            Hi All,

              I am a new member and also relatively new to Scratchers.  Read through all the messages in this CA Lottery Scratchers topic. Lots of very useful information. A newbie question - why are the lower priced scratchers - $1 and $2 disliked so much compared to the higher priced ones? Aren't the odds better when you buy a larger quantity of lower priced tickets for a given dollar amount?

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              Posted: December 31, 2014, 1:42 pm - IP Logged

              Most players dislike the lower priced tickets because the payouts with reasonable odds are usually pretty low.

               

               

              For example, in PA there is a new $1 ticket called "Cash Cow" which has a 1 in 120,000 chance to win $500.

              This means that "on average" if you bought 120,000 of these cash cow tickets, you would find a $500 winner.

               

              If the odds played out like they should, it would cost you $120,000 to win $500. Thats the expected amount of 

              $1 tickets you going to buy before you find that $500 winner.

               

              PA also has a new $20 ticket out called "Million Dollar Supercash". The odds to win $500 on it are 1 in 315.79.

               

              So if you bought basically 316 tickets, you might expect to find one $500 winner. Those 316 tickets would cost you

              $6,320. Compare this to the $120,000 you need to invest, on average, to win $500 on the $1 ticket "Cash Cow" ticket.

               

              Just for the sake of comparing, lets throw the new PA $2 ticket in. Chances of winning $500 on it are 1 in 30,000. So you

              need to buy, on average, $60,000 worth of the PA "Lucky Valentine" ticket to find a $500 winner. So while you can buy

              many more tickets for the money, your odds are almost always worse with the smaller tickets.

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                Posted: December 31, 2014, 2:03 pm - IP Logged

                Most players dislike the lower priced tickets because the payouts with reasonable odds are usually pretty low.

                 

                 

                For example, in PA there is a new $1 ticket called "Cash Cow" which has a 1 in 120,000 chance to win $500.

                This means that "on average" if you bought 120,000 of these cash cow tickets, you would find a $500 winner.

                 

                If the odds played out like they should, it would cost you $120,000 to win $500. Thats the expected amount of 

                $1 tickets you going to buy before you find that $500 winner.

                 

                PA also has a new $20 ticket out called "Million Dollar Supercash". The odds to win $500 on it are 1 in 315.79.

                 

                So if you bought basically 316 tickets, you might expect to find one $500 winner. Those 316 tickets would cost you

                $6,320. Compare this to the $120,000 you need to invest, on average, to win $500 on the $1 ticket "Cash Cow" ticket.

                 

                Just for the sake of comparing, lets throw the new PA $2 ticket in. Chances of winning $500 on it are 1 in 30,000. So you

                need to buy, on average, $60,000 worth of the PA "Lucky Valentine" ticket to find a $500 winner. So while you can buy

                many more tickets for the money, your odds are almost always worse with the smaller tickets.

                Scratcher odds aren't true odds.  Thee odds of rolling a 6 with a singe die is 1 out of 6. Those are true odds.  But if the die you have sometimes has a 6 and sometimes doesn't have a 6 the odds of rolling a 6 are much greater.  With scratchers, sometimes the winner is in the pack but most times the winner isn't in the pack.

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                  Posted: December 31, 2014, 10:11 pm - IP Logged

                  Most players dislike the lower priced tickets because the payouts with reasonable odds are usually pretty low.

                   

                   

                  For example, in PA there is a new $1 ticket called "Cash Cow" which has a 1 in 120,000 chance to win $500.

                  This means that "on average" if you bought 120,000 of these cash cow tickets, you would find a $500 winner.

                   

                  If the odds played out like they should, it would cost you $120,000 to win $500. Thats the expected amount of 

                  $1 tickets you going to buy before you find that $500 winner.

                   

                  PA also has a new $20 ticket out called "Million Dollar Supercash". The odds to win $500 on it are 1 in 315.79.

                   

                  So if you bought basically 316 tickets, you might expect to find one $500 winner. Those 316 tickets would cost you

                  $6,320. Compare this to the $120,000 you need to invest, on average, to win $500 on the $1 ticket "Cash Cow" ticket.

                   

                  Just for the sake of comparing, lets throw the new PA $2 ticket in. Chances of winning $500 on it are 1 in 30,000. So you

                  need to buy, on average, $60,000 worth of the PA "Lucky Valentine" ticket to find a $500 winner. So while you can buy

                  many more tickets for the money, your odds are almost always worse with the smaller tickets.

                  Thank you for taking the time to reply. I agree with you if we are looking at a $500 prize. But how about the odds for the top prize? I know the top prize for a $1 scratcher is much lower than the $20 scratcher, but the odds are much better.

                  Looking at the CA Scratchers:

                   1 in 300,000 to win $650,000 is much better than 1 in 2,400,000 to win $5,000,000, don't you think so?

                  Winning small prizes in between with better odds will definitely help in extending our dollars to play longer, but we are anyway going to loose it all eventually unless we win one of the top prizes.

                  Ticket PriceGame # Game NameTop PrizeTotal # of WinnersTickets Expected to be soldOdds 1 in1 in Odds for $20 Spent
                  $1.001120CA Lucky Life$650,000.001272,000,0006,000,000300,000
                  $2.001121CA Lucky Life$1,300,000.00636,000,0006,000,000600,000
                  $5.00114020X the Money$200,000.001922,404,3301,209,411302,353
                  $5.001122CA Lucky Life$3,250,000.00624,000,0004,000,0001,000,000
                  $10.001119Bonus Crossword$750,000.001720,400,0001,200,000600,000
                  $10.001112CA Black Exclusive$1,000,000.002428,800,0001,200,000600,000
                  $10.001148Crossword Ca$h$750,000.001720,094,7201,231,294615,647
                  $10.001136CA Millionaire's Club$1,000,000.00918,198,3502,022,0391,011,020
                  $10.001129Wheel of Fortune$1,000,000.00819,200,0002,400,0001,200,000
                  $10.001144Emerald 10's$1,000,000.00717,122,1792,398,0641,199,032
                  $10.001123CA Lucky Life$6,500,000.00518,000,0003,600,0001,800,000
                  $20.001100$5 Million Jackpot$5,000,000.001433,600,0002,400,0002,400,000
                  $20.001133Million $$ Match$5,000,000.00424,000,0006,000,0006,000,000
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                    Posted: January 1, 2015, 4:37 am - IP Logged

                    Fist time poster, long time lurker.

                    Finally won big in 2014 yesterday, hope 2015 is just as good to me.

                    I never won on this scratcher, especially since the odds on the Wild West Poker appeared horrible. What a surprise it was when i saw this bad boy!

                    Screamed in my car like a three year old.

                    For those of you curious, ticket number was 12.

                    Sorry, couldn't get the picture to flip.

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                      Fist time poster, long time lurker.

                      Finally won big in 2014 yesterday, hope 2015 is just as good to me.

                      I never won on this scratcher, especially since the odds on the Wild West Poker appeared horrible. What a surprise it was when i saw this bad boy!

                      Screamed in my car like a three year old.

                      For those of you curious, ticket number was 12.

                      Sorry, couldn't get the picture to flip.

                      Congrats!  That's awesome.  Hurray!

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                        Posted: January 1, 2015, 1:53 pm - IP Logged

                        Noticed this morning that someone has claimed the TP in CA BLACK...11 more top prizes left...

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                          Posted: January 1, 2015, 2:34 pm - IP Logged

                          Fist time poster, long time lurker.

                          Finally won big in 2014 yesterday, hope 2015 is just as good to me.

                          I never won on this scratcher, especially since the odds on the Wild West Poker appeared horrible. What a surprise it was when i saw this bad boy!

                          Screamed in my car like a three year old.

                          For those of you curious, ticket number was 12.

                          Sorry, couldn't get the picture to flip.

                          Great win, congrats !

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                            Noticed this morning that someone has claimed the TP in CA BLACK...11 more top prizes left...

                            I would play CA Black if I could find a retailer selling it.

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                              Posted: January 2, 2015, 12:54 pm - IP Logged

                              Got a few Lucky Life Scratchers:

                               

                               $10:

                               008 : $15

                               009 : $0

                               $5:

                               032 : $0

                               033 : $0

                               034 : $0

                                 
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