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Posted: August 10, 2015, 7:27 pm - IP Logged

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

seems completely random to me. Picked two rolls of ultimate riches and the results were:

1st roll- Series 1178341

GameSeriesResultsCash Amount
Ultimate Riches1178341Win/Loss$600.00
01178341Loss$0.00
11178341Loss$0.00
21178341Loss$0.00
31178341Win$20.00
41178341Loss$0.00
51178341TICKET$20.00
61178341Loss$0.00
71178341Win$20.00
81178341TICKET$20.00
91178341Loss$0.00
101178341Loss$0.00
111178341Win$25.00
121178341Loss$0.00
131178341Win$20.00
141178341Loss$0.00
151178341Win$50.00
161178341Loss$0.00
171178341Loss$0.00
181178341Loss$0.00
191178341Loss$0.00
201178341Loss$0.00
211178341Loss$0.00
221178341Loss$0.00
231178341Win$25.00
241178341TICKET$20.00
251178341Loss$0.00
261178341Loss$0.00
271178341Win$500.00
281178341Loss$0.00
291178341Win$20.00

Ticket 14 was a loss, but check out from 16-22 all losing. Ticket #27 was the break point. In total for the 1st roll, spent $600 but won $740.

2nd roll- Series 1178342

01178342Loss$0.00
11178342TICKET$20.00
21178342Loss$0.00
31178342Loss$0.00
41178342Loss$0.00
51178342Loss$0.00
61178342Loss$0.00
71178342Win$20.00
81178342Win$25.00
91178342Win$20.00
101178342Loss$0.00
111178342Win$50.00
121178342TICKET$20.00
131178342Loss$0.00
141178342Loss$0.00
151178342Loss$0.00
161178342Loss$0.00
171178342Win$25.00
181178342Loss$0.00
191178342Loss$0.00
201178342Loss$0.00
211178342Loss$0.00
221178342Loss$0.00
231178342TICKET$20.00
241178342Win$20.00
251178342Loss$0.00
261178342Loss$0.00
271178342Loss$0.00
281178342Win$20.00
291178342Loss$0.00

2nd roll was a complete bust...ticket 14 was also a loss and only won $240.

Total spent was $1200 and got $980 back. Wasnt too bad, was able to play 60 scratchers for approx $3.66 each.

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    Posted: August 10, 2015, 8:20 pm - IP Logged

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

    I'm not talking about ticket number I'm talking about the numbers you uncover in the playing area.

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      Posted: August 11, 2015, 6:38 pm - IP Logged

      My bad. 

      But I do get a lot of players who want to know all the numbers.  Some want high numbers, others low, some want even, others want odd.

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        Posted: August 16, 2015, 7:46 am - IP Logged

        CALottery's original 20 dollar scratcher game:

        $20 5Million Jackpot scratcher game still has two $5mil top prizes left, but an estimated less than 2 million tickets left.

        Any thoughts?

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          Posted: August 18, 2015, 5:29 am - IP Logged

          The odds have been posted on the website for the new $30 anniversary scrather:

          Odds and Available Prizes

          PrizesOdds 1 inTotal # of WinnersPrizes ClaimedPrizes Available
          $10,000,0003,003,698404
          $750,0001,501,849808
          $50,000600,74020020
          $10,00029,6664050405
          $2,0006,0161,99701,997
          $1,00098712,176012,176
          $50048025,053025,053
          $40030040,088040,088
          $20012397,712097,712
          $10030400,1410400,141
          $5030400,4930400,493
          $4081,601,97201,601,972
          Ticket62,002,46502,002,465

           

          At least it's pretty good it doesn't have break even $30 winners.

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            Posted: August 18, 2015, 6:17 am - IP Logged

            The odds have been posted on the website for the new $30 anniversary scrather:

            Odds and Available Prizes

            PrizesOdds 1 inTotal # of WinnersPrizes ClaimedPrizes Available
            $10,000,0003,003,698404
            $750,0001,501,849808
            $50,000600,74020020
            $10,00029,6664050405
            $2,0006,0161,99701,997
            $1,00098712,176012,176
            $50048025,053025,053
            $40030040,088040,088
            $20012397,712097,712
            $10030400,1410400,141
            $5030400,4930400,493
            $4081,601,97201,601,972
            Ticket62,002,46502,002,465

             

            At least it's pretty good it doesn't have break even $30 winners.

            looks like it pays out around 81-82% which is very good for a $30 game and yes agree w no break even prizes that are not tickets on this game know that was done on ultimate riches

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              Posted: August 18, 2015, 2:59 pm - IP Logged

              The odds have been posted on the website for the new $30 anniversary scrather:

              Odds and Available Prizes

              PrizesOdds 1 inTotal # of WinnersPrizes ClaimedPrizes Available
              $10,000,0003,003,698404
              $750,0001,501,849808
              $50,000600,74020020
              $10,00029,6664050405
              $2,0006,0161,99701,997
              $1,00098712,176012,176
              $50048025,053025,053
              $40030040,088040,088
              $20012397,712097,712
              $10030400,1410400,141
              $5030400,4930400,493
              $4081,601,97201,601,972
              Ticket62,002,46502,002,465

               

              At least it's pretty good it doesn't have break even $30 winners.

              I saw a sample ticket and it said the cash odds were 1:4.66; I was afraid this was going to be peppered with free tickets and $30 cash break-even prizes. But although it looks like the ticket thing came true, I'm glad this ticket didn't pull an Ultimate Riches/5MJP/Million $$ Match and come loaded with break-even prizes. I'd still play sparingly, given the high cost of the ticket.

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                Posted: August 18, 2015, 3:08 pm - IP Logged

                What does the 81-82% stand for?  Should be 54?

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                  Posted: August 18, 2015, 7:42 pm - IP Logged

                  What does the 81-82% stand for?  Should be 54?

                  the percentage of sales that are given back to the players in the form of prizes

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                    Posted: August 19, 2015, 1:39 pm - IP Logged

                    The odds have been posted on the website for the new $30 anniversary scrather:

                    Odds and Available Prizes

                    PrizesOdds 1 inTotal # of WinnersPrizes ClaimedPrizes Available
                    $10,000,0003,003,698404
                    $750,0001,501,849808
                    $50,000600,74020020
                    $10,00029,6664050405
                    $2,0006,0161,99701,997
                    $1,00098712,176012,176
                    $50048025,053025,053
                    $40030040,088040,088
                    $20012397,712097,712
                    $10030400,1410400,141
                    $5030400,4930400,493
                    $4081,601,97201,601,972
                    Ticket62,002,46502,002,465

                     

                    At least it's pretty good it doesn't have break even $30 winners.

                    Awesome that you are quick with these things, it I checked the CA Lottery website the last two days and its not there anymore. Not sure if you run a web crawler on the lottery website to notice subtle changes. It will be out soon enough next week.

                    Just like ChaCha33 stated, it will be mostly break even with the TICKET/$40 (slightly better than break even cash), 1 out of every 3.5 tickets and an occasional win of a few hundred dollars for those who are able to play at least 100 of these tickets during its life span.

                    I have been holding off on the $20 games this month and a half due to this as well as SuperLotto Plus being so high (it reset this month), and I like this $30 game structure since it comes with $100/$200/$400/$500 prize structure. I will still play sparingly since I do not have much disposable income to play with. I'd rather play one of these than 3 $10s or 6 $5s, and I still do not like the $20 games.

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                      Posted: August 19, 2015, 1:47 pm - IP Logged

                      the percentage of sales that are given back to the players in the form of prizes

                      Thanks for doing the calculations for us! We'd used to have someone do it for us couple of years ago.

                      The CA Lottery reports 80% instead of the 81.4% you've calculated since they expect retailers to force the customer to play another $30 Ticket rather than giving back $30 in cash to do what they want. Most retailers here give cash back to the players, and the places with kiosks have to give out cash.

                       

                      If you negate the TICKET prizes from the pool, they will come up with 80% return (still good, almost near the return of MegaBucks jackpot slot machines levels which I believe is in the low 80% range).

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                        Posted: August 24, 2015, 3:57 pm - IP Logged

                        Rolled the dice and splurged on the new $30 ticket at the Mobil this morning; a grizzly in the bonus spot and one number match for $20 each; $40 win. If you're going to go for the higher-priced tickets, take this one over any of the $20 tix, but do so sparingly.

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                          Posted: August 25, 2015, 5:11 pm - IP Logged

                          I dont get why the commission cant go for more grand prize avialability on that $30 ticket from all the cash cowing they milk from the CA player on a daily basis.

                           

                          Just 4 grand prize $10mil tickets and 8 for $750k out of the multi million prints circulating all over the state?

                          Chances are that all those 4 grand prizes are in the same city. 

                          What an insult to the player.

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                            I dont get why the commission cant go for more grand prize avialability on that $30 ticket from all the cash cowing they milk from the CA player on a daily basis.

                             

                            Just 4 grand prize $10mil tickets and 8 for $750k out of the multi million prints circulating all over the state?

                            Chances are that all those 4 grand prizes are in the same city. 

                            What an insult to the player.

                            The last two high denomination games $20 7's Playbook and this $30 30th Anniversary games have 12 million tickets printed compared to the other high end games $5million jackpot (33.6 million), Million $$ Match (24 million), and Ultimate Riches (18 million). These games can probably end quicker, or if the $30 game does well, more tickets will be added on. The regulations state if all top prizes are claimed which there are 4 of them, the remaining games have to be pulled.

                            All four tickets in the same city? I highly doubt it, maybe at most 2 of them in San Jose. Insult to the player? We'll see if the sales pick up, the players have been voting with their wallets the past few years to cause the state lottery to make changes.

                            However I find the Million $$ Match to be B.S. since there are THREE (not ONE) top prize tiers, $1/$2/$5 million. The $5 million prizes got claimed so quick, it definitely lower the overall return significantly for those that continue playing it. Who would want to play that game for the final $2 million prize?

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                              Posted: August 25, 2015, 10:11 pm - IP Logged

                              Took my first crack at the $30 30th Anniversary game. Bought 2 tickets number 7 and 8, and both were losers...

                                 
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