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Posted: August 1, 2015, 2:22 am - IP Logged

Happy Friday fellas. Felt pretty good today and decided to pick up a book of Deluxe 7's Playbook. Clerk activate the book fresh out of the wrapper, gave her $600 and off i go.

The set # is: 1041751

000- non winner
001- non winner
002- non winner
003- non winner
004- non winner
005- $40
006- non winner
007- non winner
008- non winner
009- non winner
010- $20
011- $20
012- non winner
013- $20
014- $50
015- non winner
016- $50
017- non winner
018- non winner
019- $20
020- $25
021- non winner
022- non winner
023- non winner
024- $20
025- $25
026- non winner
027- $100
028- $20
029- $20

Won back $430 from this book which was the exact same amount i won the week prior playing the entire book as well. I thought it was 75% payout for this game? Looks like I'm only getting 71.6%. What do you guys think? Should i get another book or wait until the $30 scratchers come out Aug 24 with the 80% payout?

Welcome to this forum.

Thanks for sharing your story about the booklet purchase.

Do not be mislead by the 75% overall payout, it does not mean you will get that much in return. About 65% of the payout on most high denomination games ($5/$10/$20 tickets) are allocated to the break even TICKET prizes up to $100 prize. Anything over $100 mark becomes very difficult to win with steep odds and that makes up the other 10%.

Even if you have the disposable income to play entire books/rolls, I would be really cautious. You did get an above average return the last two times, but do not be surprised if you get less than $300 (half of what you pay for) if you happen to buy another roll. I was once bought 10-20 tickets a week a few years ago and those losses can really add up quickly. The positive is that you did get many entries to the 2nd Chance $50,000 Playbook promotion, but even that is a longshot to win.

Play the game for fun and responsibly. Do not try to chase for the top prize. It may not even be in the vacinity of where you live.

You are not guaranteed to even win $1000 if you buy thousands of tickets. I been playing for more than 14 years and never won $1000.

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    Posted: August 1, 2015, 8:44 am - IP Logged

    Welcome to this forum.

    Thanks for sharing your story about the booklet purchase.

    Do not be mislead by the 75% overall payout, it does not mean you will get that much in return. About 65% of the payout on most high denomination games ($5/$10/$20 tickets) are allocated to the break even TICKET prizes up to $100 prize. Anything over $100 mark becomes very difficult to win with steep odds and that makes up the other 10%.

    Even if you have the disposable income to play entire books/rolls, I would be really cautious. You did get an above average return the last two times, but do not be surprised if you get less than $300 (half of what you pay for) if you happen to buy another roll. I was once bought 10-20 tickets a week a few years ago and those losses can really add up quickly. The positive is that you did get many entries to the 2nd Chance $50,000 Playbook promotion, but even that is a longshot to win.

    Play the game for fun and responsibly. Do not try to chase for the top prize. It may not even be in the vacinity of where you live.

    You are not guaranteed to even win $1000 if you buy thousands of tickets. I been playing for more than 14 years and never won $1000.

    yup a lot of people make that mistake - books usually actually pay out around 55-60% (some are as low as 50%)

    there are states that guarantee minimum amounts in a book - California to my knowledge is not one of them, so do not be surprised if you ever buy a book and only get back 30 something percent - has happened to others elsewhere

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      Posted: August 1, 2015, 2:28 pm - IP Logged

      Thanks for the info. I'll definitely take that into consideration next time i play. Scratchers have been good to me lately. Won $500 from Ultimate Riches 3 weeks ago, $500 from Hit $500, and a couple 3x $100 from Million Dollar Tax Paid. But so far nothing bigger than $100 winning from Deluxe 7's.

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        Posted: August 2, 2015, 12:40 am - IP Logged

        The lowest I've seen a $20 game pack pay out is ~$180.   One of my regulars who plays A LOT used to buy multiple books of the $20 games and she kept meticulous records on them.

        More recently, she still plays a pack, but I'll hold a pack to the side so she can pull from that exclusively that isn't kept in the regular display.  Lately, she's had pretty good luck on the Playbook and has won 2 $1,000 prizes so far.  But don't be surprised if you see 10 sequential tickets with no winners, it happens more often than you think.

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          The lowest I've seen a $20 game pack pay out is ~$180.   One of my regulars who plays A LOT used to buy multiple books of the $20 games and she kept meticulous records on them.

          More recently, she still plays a pack, but I'll hold a pack to the side so she can pull from that exclusively that isn't kept in the regular display.  Lately, she's had pretty good luck on the Playbook and has won 2 $1,000 prizes so far.  But don't be surprised if you see 10 sequential tickets with no winners, it happens more often than you think.

          Nice to hear from you again.

          Thanks for providing that info to us! $180 is just 30% payout on a $20 game pack. I did recall that I once got less than half on one of the 3 packs I've ever bought. 

          My worst experience was 19 losers on a 20 $10 sequential tickets.

          Was wondering if you heard anything about the $30 game coming out this month or even possibly a $50 game later on?

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            I haven't heard much about the $30 game.  I actually got some information on it the same day that you posted the picture up.  I brought the bundle of paperwork home with me but after you posted the picture, I figured it would be a waste since most of the information is retailer related.  Let me sift through and if I think there's anything worth knowing I'll post it here. 

            My lottery rep isn't the greatest so I have to constantly nag her to get any tidbit of information out of her.  I generally have to go over her head to get any real concrete information.  I've heard rumblings about a $50 game but no clear word on if or when it'll come out. 

            I'm sure you all heard about the Powerball change coming this November?

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              Posted: August 3, 2015, 6:23 am - IP Logged

              For purchasing a full pack of scratch cards, here's my experience:

              I bought a full pack of $10 "Big Money" last week, $500 in total. Not surprisingly, there's no big winners in the whole pack but plenty of $10, ticket, and $25 winners. The biggest prize was a $50. In total I got payback around $460. So compared to former posts talking about low payback in full packs I thought I am kind of lucky.

              I also bought another full pack of $5 "Money Money Multiplier" earlier, for $400. The biggest winner was like $30, and I got payback around $220.

              Not planning to purchase any more packs in the future.

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                Posted: August 3, 2015, 1:33 pm - IP Logged

                I haven't heard much about the $30 game.  I actually got some information on it the same day that you posted the picture up.  I brought the bundle of paperwork home with me but after you posted the picture, I figured it would be a waste since most of the information is retailer related.  Let me sift through and if I think there's anything worth knowing I'll post it here. 

                My lottery rep isn't the greatest so I have to constantly nag her to get any tidbit of information out of her.  I generally have to go over her head to get any real concrete information.  I've heard rumblings about a $50 game but no clear word on if or when it'll come out. 

                I'm sure you all heard about the Powerball change coming this November?

                I do know a retailer in Orange County and he said that $50 game will be in stores by the end of the year, possibly next January.

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                  I haven't heard much about the $30 game.  I actually got some information on it the same day that you posted the picture up.  I brought the bundle of paperwork home with me but after you posted the picture, I figured it would be a waste since most of the information is retailer related.  Let me sift through and if I think there's anything worth knowing I'll post it here. 

                  My lottery rep isn't the greatest so I have to constantly nag her to get any tidbit of information out of her.  I generally have to go over her head to get any real concrete information.  I've heard rumblings about a $50 game but no clear word on if or when it'll come out. 

                  I'm sure you all heard about the Powerball change coming this November?

                  We are 3 weeks away form the $30 game to debut, I should have specifically wondered if you had the payout table odds information. Seems like there will be bunch of TICKET winners, I wanted to see how saturated the payouts are to either go with 3 $30 tickets a month or stick with the 3 $20s a month (maybe 4 if they come out with a good $20 game). I will do it if the $500 prize will be slightly easier to win since that prize requires no tax reporting.

                  ChaCha33 has credible information and probably it will exist so maybe I'll transition into 2 $50 tickets a month.

                  I am not in favor of the Powerball changes, they are trying to imitate Mega Millions by increasing the white ball range and reducing the power ball range but they are 2 years late to the punch.

                  The lotteries see that jackpot games get popular only when the jackpot gets high. Surprisingly people are hitting them before it ever reaches $400 million. Powerball is at a loss right now so its a reaction on their part. Most people strongly think that charging $2 a ticket would be the greater downfall.

                  I won't play any Mega Millions or Powerball unless the jackpots are at $300 million AND the 5/5 + no Mega/Power rollover prize is at least $1.5 million. These days I do not have much money to "throw away".

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                    Posted: August 8, 2015, 4:51 am - IP Logged

                    Surprisingly the Deluxe 7's Playbook has been out for more than a month now and selling great. 25% of the tickets have been claimed but none of the top prize has been claimed.

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                      Posted: August 8, 2015, 12:18 pm - IP Logged

                      Surprisingly the Deluxe 7's Playbook has been out for more than a month now and selling great. 25% of the tickets have been claimed but none of the top prize has been claimed.

                      interesting maybe time to buy loads of those if i ever get out to CA soon would maybe even buy a book of those

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                        Congrats to the $63mil super lotto winner in Chatsworth.

                        What would I do with just $20k from that

                        some folks are just lucky or the "chosen few"

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                          Surprisingly the Deluxe 7's Playbook has been out for more than a month now and selling great. 25% of the tickets have been claimed but none of the top prize has been claimed.

                          A man in my town (Fresno, CA) won 1 million dollar from the Deluxe 7's Playbook.

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                            Posted: August 10, 2015, 4:25 pm - IP Logged

                            Picked up 5 scratchers Sunday afternoon.  Two 50X the Cash, two Million Dollar Jackpots and one Deluxe 7 Playbook.

                            Won $100 on one of the 50X the Cash. Won $25 on one of the Million Dollar Jackpots. Got a push on the Deluxe 7.  So grand total $145.00 cashed in this afternoon.

                            Again on the losing tickets the number 14 was present, but no 14's on the Winners.

                            With the winnings I bought four 20X the Cash, each one was a loser and the number 14 was on each losing scratcher.

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                              Posted: August 10, 2015, 5:08 pm - IP Logged

                              Picked up 5 scratchers Sunday afternoon.  Two 50X the Cash, two Million Dollar Jackpots and one Deluxe 7 Playbook.

                              Won $100 on one of the 50X the Cash. Won $25 on one of the Million Dollar Jackpots. Got a push on the Deluxe 7.  So grand total $145.00 cashed in this afternoon.

                              Again on the losing tickets the number 14 was present, but no 14's on the Winners.

                              With the winnings I bought four 20X the Cash, each one was a loser and the number 14 was on each losing scratcher.

                              I find it very interesting that everyone is so interested in the number of the ticket?  Is it just superstition?

                                 
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