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Posted: September 18, 2015, 7:23 pm - IP Logged

Thanks Chacha! I meant to say I have not won something more than $100 in many months which is where the odds get steeper.

I plan on still playing but sparingly as I have these days. Being honest about these things, the win like this will eventually run out when 60% of the return is allocated for the common prizes, in this case, the top prize alone takes a whopping 11% of the 81.4% return. A good stopping point (to retire from playing) would be a $10,000 win, but I will not go out of my way to chase that or hold my breath.

I still have some funds left after winning $500 from the 5million jackpot scratcher last year. I will go about playing one $30 ticket a week for the first 3 weeks of the month. If one of the three is a ticket break even or a winner, I will get one more for the 4th week. I do not have the same disposable income as before (I regret losing as much as I have in the past) but it is enough to do a few tickets a month. Buying 6 $5 tickets is not the same as buying a $30 in terms of return.

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    Posted: September 20, 2015, 1:00 am - IP Logged

    It seems like the California Lottery is getting more desperate with the declining sales of scratch off tickets to start doing in person surveys.

    I got an invite by e-mail yesterday, I did many surveys for the past few years but this is taking it to another level...

    --- Beginning of Message ---

    This message is being sent to you as you have registered to participate in various programs offered by theCalifornia Lottery. Only a select group of our registered players are being sent this email invitation.

    We are currently scheduling in-person "one-on-one discussions" with Players as part of a research study. As one of our valued players we would like to invite you to complete this short online survey, which will determine if you are eligible to participate in a "one-on-one discussion" with a member of our Lottery staff. We will ask you questions about yourself and your Lottery play.

    This online survey should take approximately 3 minutes of your time. We would appreciate your feedback by Tuesday, September 22nd, so that you may be eligible to participate. Within the following weeks a member of our Lottery staff may call you at the phone number you provide and ask a few more questions to see if we can arrange a good time to meet with you in person.

    If you are chosen to participate in a "one on one" discussion (located in your area) you will be given at least$100 in Scratchers® tickets, at the end of the meeting. This is a token of our appreciation for your time.

    Only players who have been invited can complete this survey. Therefore, at the start of the survey you will be asked to enter your Lottery 2nd Chance number (as included in this email) or the email address where this invitation was sent.

    --- End of Message ---

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      Posted: September 20, 2015, 2:15 am - IP Logged

      It seems like the California Lottery is getting more desperate with the declining sales of scratch off tickets to start doing in person surveys.

      I got an invite by e-mail yesterday, I did many surveys for the past few years but this is taking it to another level...

      --- Beginning of Message ---

      This message is being sent to you as you have registered to participate in various programs offered by theCalifornia Lottery. Only a select group of our registered players are being sent this email invitation.

      We are currently scheduling in-person "one-on-one discussions" with Players as part of a research study. As one of our valued players we would like to invite you to complete this short online survey, which will determine if you are eligible to participate in a "one-on-one discussion" with a member of our Lottery staff. We will ask you questions about yourself and your Lottery play.

      This online survey should take approximately 3 minutes of your time. We would appreciate your feedback by Tuesday, September 22nd, so that you may be eligible to participate. Within the following weeks a member of our Lottery staff may call you at the phone number you provide and ask a few more questions to see if we can arrange a good time to meet with you in person.

      If you are chosen to participate in a "one on one" discussion (located in your area) you will be given at least$100 in Scratchers® tickets, at the end of the meeting. This is a token of our appreciation for your time.

      Only players who have been invited can complete this survey. Therefore, at the start of the survey you will be asked to enter your Lottery 2nd Chance number (as included in this email) or the email address where this invitation was sent.

      --- End of Message ---

      Yeah.  Pretty lame.

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        Posted: September 21, 2015, 8:01 am - IP Logged

        It seems like the California Lottery is getting more desperate with the declining sales of scratch off tickets to start doing in person surveys.

        I got an invite by e-mail yesterday, I did many surveys for the past few years but this is taking it to another level...

        --- Beginning of Message ---

        This message is being sent to you as you have registered to participate in various programs offered by theCalifornia Lottery. Only a select group of our registered players are being sent this email invitation.

        We are currently scheduling in-person "one-on-one discussions" with Players as part of a research study. As one of our valued players we would like to invite you to complete this short online survey, which will determine if you are eligible to participate in a "one-on-one discussion" with a member of our Lottery staff. We will ask you questions about yourself and your Lottery play.

        This online survey should take approximately 3 minutes of your time. We would appreciate your feedback by Tuesday, September 22nd, so that you may be eligible to participate. Within the following weeks a member of our Lottery staff may call you at the phone number you provide and ask a few more questions to see if we can arrange a good time to meet with you in person.

        If you are chosen to participate in a "one on one" discussion (located in your area) you will be given at least$100 in Scratchers® tickets, at the end of the meeting. This is a token of our appreciation for your time.

        Only players who have been invited can complete this survey. Therefore, at the start of the survey you will be asked to enter your Lottery 2nd Chance number (as included in this email) or the email address where this invitation was sent.

        --- End of Message ---

        Ha! I got this email a few months ago... They upped the compensation from $60 to $100.

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          Posted: September 21, 2015, 2:54 pm - IP Logged

          I bought a 30th Anniversary Scratcher.  It became wet on the bottom and the numbers for the $100 - $1000 match game can not be read.  The bar code used to find out if is a winner at a scanner also probably ruined.

          If I enter the ticket in the 2nd Chance Drawing will it be rejected if it is a winning ticket?

          What other options are there to find out if it is a winning ticket?

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            Posted: September 22, 2015, 12:55 am - IP Logged

            I bought a 30th Anniversary Scratcher.  It became wet on the bottom and the numbers for the $100 - $1000 match game can not be read.  The bar code used to find out if is a winner at a scanner also probably ruined.

            If I enter the ticket in the 2nd Chance Drawing will it be rejected if it is a winning ticket?

            What other options are there to find out if it is a winning ticket?

            The 2nd chance should reject the ticket if it's a winner.  If it does reject it, I guess a trip to the local lottery office would be in order.

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              Posted: September 22, 2015, 3:07 am - IP Logged

              If the merchant can read the 16 digit code as well as the Roll ID and Ticket number, they can enter all those numbers to cash out. If not, you have to go to the district office even if it is for a measly TICKET or $40, you get a check in the mail since they do not have cash in hand.

              2nd chance rejects winners, only losing codes are kept track in their system.

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                Posted: September 22, 2015, 11:45 am - IP Logged

                The new scanning feature with your smart phone is the best thing the California Lottery has done in the last 20 years.

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                  Posted: September 22, 2015, 3:36 pm - IP Logged

                  The new scanning feature with your smart phone is the best thing the California Lottery has done in the last 20 years.

                  Hardly at all, the scanning feature only benefits to those that play high volume. It is nifty but scanning too many winning tickets by accident locks out your account for 30 minutes.

                  The Assembly Bill 142 in 2009 that took out the mandatory 33 or 34 cents per every dollar played to education is the best thing.  Other than that I liked the Raffle back in 2003,  but they never brought it back after one run, it was the best chance at winning $1 million ever offered by the CALottery.

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                    Posted: September 22, 2015, 5:59 pm - IP Logged

                    Hardly at all, the scanning feature only benefits to those that play high volume. It is nifty but scanning too many winning tickets by accident locks out your account for 30 minutes.

                    The Assembly Bill 142 in 2009 that took out the mandatory 33 or 34 cents per every dollar played to education is the best thing.  Other than that I liked the Raffle back in 2003,  but they never brought it back after one run, it was the best chance at winning $1 million ever offered by the CALottery.

                    "High volume" as in people that have a gambling problem or dumpster divers.  I hated having to enter those tickets manually.

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                      Posted: September 23, 2015, 1:45 pm - IP Logged

                      Hardly at all, the scanning feature only benefits to those that play high volume. It is nifty but scanning too many winning tickets by accident locks out your account for 30 minutes.

                      The Assembly Bill 142 in 2009 that took out the mandatory 33 or 34 cents per every dollar played to education is the best thing.  Other than that I liked the Raffle back in 2003,  but they never brought it back after one run, it was the best chance at winning $1 million ever offered by the CALottery.

                      The raffle was last offered in 2008; tickets were $20 a pop and the lowest prize was $2,008. It didn't sell out and they haven't offered it since.

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                        The raffle was last offered in 2008; tickets were $20 a pop and the lowest prize was $2,008. It didn't sell out and they haven't offered it since.

                        I forgot about that one, the first one was better though, more winners. It sold enough to get 10 top prizes instead of the standard 5 if it exceeded the threshold.

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                          Posted: October 1, 2015, 6:46 pm - IP Logged

                          One of the $10 million prizes is off the books. No update about the winner.

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                            Posted: October 9, 2015, 7:07 pm - IP Logged

                            One of the $10 million prizes is off the books. No update about the winner.

                            saw online it was in Modesto or something

                            for more news - NY is releasing the Extra Play game on Tuesday it looks exactly the same as yours and the back plays exactly the same way - not sure about the front yet - pic attached

                            https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1203692252980989&set=o.1451433068410817&type=3&theater

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                              Posted: October 10, 2015, 10:22 am - IP Logged

                              edit - no $50 burst in NY on the front but we have the 5 and 10x wonder if CA lotto should sue - but then the odds would suck even more in NY

                                 
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