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Posted: May 8, 2013, 4:47 pm - IP Logged

WoW ... found me another $50 win on the fortune 55

bought 4x

(28,30) $0

(29) $50

(31) $6

$20 - 5 Million Jackpot $100 (#23) $50 (#29)
$10 - Cali Gold $500 (#45) // Lucky for Life $50 // Diamond Million $50 (#18) // 20X Crosswords $100 (#32,#24,#14) $75 (#13)
$05 - Lucky for Life $40 // Fortune 55 $50 // WinItAll $500 // MegaXWord $100
$03 - 10x The Money $100 (#63) $50 (#58) || $02 - Season's Gold $100

    Jon D's avatar - calotterylogo
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    Posted: May 8, 2013, 5:22 pm - IP Logged

    WoW ... found me another $50 win on the fortune 55

    bought 4x

    (28,30) $0

    (29) $50

    (31) $6

    Nice!!! I'd love to see a $50 on F55...but I just got another (4th) Win-All $20...yeah...<not>

    Would be great if they would publish how all the different ways prize levels could be won on scratch games like PA Lottery does:

    http://www.palottery.state.pa.us/uploadedfiles/PA-0939%20DATA%20v3.pdf

    That way I could see if they are really overusing/abusing the Win-All symbol.

      redhot7's avatar - SetforLifeLogo
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      Posted: May 8, 2013, 8:40 pm - IP Logged

      somebody won another top prize of $2 LFL. There are now 2 top prizes claimed

      What is the ticket batch # of $2 LFL in your area?

      The highest I have seen in my area is 333,xxx

      I try to buy the one with high batch # since somebody else has recently won.

      This game is still behind schedule. There are 2 top prizes claimed but there should be 3.29 top prizes claimed if we follow the statistics. All other LFL games are on schedule or ahead of schedule. I would stay away from those games for now.

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        Posted: May 8, 2013, 9:16 pm - IP Logged

        wow that PA lottery info is awesome ...

        anyways, got me yet another $50 on the fortune 55

        (71) 8x $5, 10x $1

        they hang the bigger wins on a wall, and there was another $50 winner from the same roll, its was (48)

        also finished off the $2 cash stash roll, and the last ticket was a $20

        with these wins, I decided to finish off their tripling crossword ... bought 12 tickets ... only one winner for $5 ... blah !

        also played some $1 for fun and won several tickets and a $10 winner *^^*

        but because of the splurge on the tripling xword i came out even money ... and a free fountain soda lol ...

        either way I am loving the fortune 55 ...

        @redhot thanks for the headsup on the LFL game ... will stay away from the lower batches for the time being ...

        $20 - 5 Million Jackpot $100 (#23) $50 (#29)
        $10 - Cali Gold $500 (#45) // Lucky for Life $50 // Diamond Million $50 (#18) // 20X Crosswords $100 (#32,#24,#14) $75 (#13)
        $05 - Lucky for Life $40 // Fortune 55 $50 // WinItAll $500 // MegaXWord $100
        $03 - 10x The Money $100 (#63) $50 (#58) || $02 - Season's Gold $100

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          Posted: May 9, 2013, 2:25 am - IP Logged

          Last few days bought:

          3 10x the money ($2):  0, 3, 0

          2 Tripling Crosswords ($3):  0, 0

          3 5x crossword ($3): 0, 0, 0

          Hoping some winners come soon.  Me and my lady have been playing more numbers games too (Daily 3, Powerball, Mega Millions, etc).  Also, the other day I went over to the casino near my house and spent $60 bucks on slots and left with $65.  I had spent all of the $60 and had only $5 left, and was playing a slot and thought I was screwed and then all of a sudden the sucker paid out 30 bucks and then another 20 and so on and I got all my money back and then some!  Ahhh thank god for indian casinos. 

          Congrats Sudlor!!   How many tickets have you bought total of F55 to see the two 50s.  I gave up on that game early out of frustration from losing.

          Yort, I'm with you buddy, I don't even play 10 dollar scratchers except once in a blue moon when I have the dough.  It's frustrating when you throw down all those bucks and see nothing.  I'd rather stick to scratch offs between $2-$5 as well.  I find the $2 games actually pay out quite a bit if you buy enough of em.

            Jon D's avatar - calotterylogo
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            Posted: May 9, 2013, 9:20 am - IP Logged

            What is the ticket batch # of $2 LFL in your area?

            The highest I have seen in my area is 333,xxx

            I try to buy the one with high batch # since somebody else has recently won.

            This game is still behind schedule. There are 2 top prizes claimed but there should be 3.29 top prizes claimed if we follow the statistics. All other LFL games are on schedule or ahead of schedule. I would stay away from those games for now.

            I've seen up to 342xxx pack numbers. I'm looking for lower numbered packs since the game is underpaid, if it was more even I'd get higher packs or whatever is available.

            Also, I'd be leery of quoting a fractional value of top prizes that should've been claimed such as your 3.29, as you can only have whole number winners. Yes you can say that $2 LFL is at least 1 Top Prize overdue, but putting a number to that is a stretch.

            And if you are calculating based on total prizes claimed, that is not an accurate estimate of tickets sold, and you would also be including the object you are trying to estimate (top prizes) in the calculation. Today by that method you'd calculate "top prize fractional value" as 3.32 when it would be closer to ~3.5 based on actual game sales progress. But both of these are too high precision for object in question. Just say that it's at least 1 Top Prize overdue.

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              Posted: May 9, 2013, 7:34 pm - IP Logged

              Got 2 $10 Fortunes from Newhall mini mart and both ended up with $0 wins... Fortunes have started killing me now..Horrible..

                Jon D's avatar - calotterylogo
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                Posted: May 9, 2013, 7:57 pm - IP Logged

                Got 2 $10 Fortunes from Newhall mini mart and both ended up with $0 wins... Fortunes have started killing me now..Horrible..

                Same here, I only get a few occasionally. Got 2 today, 1 each from 2 bins: 0 and $10, and it was the irritating $10 with 5x $2 matches. I'd rather get a simple ticket win than those 5x $2 ones.

                Don't know what's up with the game. It's almost 70% sold through, but still 14 of 25 top prizes left, about 6 top prizes overdue. Are they lost, destroyed? Who knows. Anyway, not my concern anymore.

                  redhot7's avatar - SetforLifeLogo
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                  Posted: May 9, 2013, 9:53 pm - IP Logged

                  Somebody just won $1 LFL on May 7 but they haven't updated their prize table. There should be 5 top prizes claimed and not 4

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                    Posted: May 11, 2013, 2:42 pm - IP Logged

                    bought a whole series of fortune 55 from different stores

                    4x (7-11) 0, $6, 0, $6

                    2x (liquor store) $10, $10

                    2x (gas station) tix, 0

                    3x (gas station) tix, 0, 0

                    my run of $20 and $50 wins has simmered down ...

                    maybe i should sit and wait for the next new game ...

                    $20 - 5 Million Jackpot $100 (#23) $50 (#29)
                    $10 - Cali Gold $500 (#45) // Lucky for Life $50 // Diamond Million $50 (#18) // 20X Crosswords $100 (#32,#24,#14) $75 (#13)
                    $05 - Lucky for Life $40 // Fortune 55 $50 // WinItAll $500 // MegaXWord $100
                    $03 - 10x The Money $100 (#63) $50 (#58) || $02 - Season's Gold $100

                      Jon D's avatar - calotterylogo
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                      Posted: May 11, 2013, 4:46 pm - IP Logged

                      bought a whole series of fortune 55 from different stores

                      4x (7-11) 0, $6, 0, $6

                      2x (liquor store) $10, $10

                      2x (gas station) tix, 0

                      3x (gas station) tix, 0, 0

                      my run of $20 and $50 wins has simmered down ...

                      maybe i should sit and wait for the next new game ...

                      Maybe you got hit with the Winner's CurseConfused

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                        Posted: May 12, 2013, 12:53 am - IP Logged

                        Today got:

                        1X Cherry Twist ($2):  0

                        1X 75000 poker ($5): 0

                        1X 10X the money ($3):  0

                        2X 5X Crossoword ($3):  0, 0

                        1X Fortune 55 ($5): Ticket

                        I usually buy clumps at a time but thoughy maybe if I get an assortment I would win something, well....nope!!

                        Oh my god can California scratchers get any worse?!

                        What am I doing wrong here? 

                        In the last two weeks I have spent 145 on scratch offs and only gotten 47 back.  Is this normal?  Why do I see those like Jon D come up with a higher winning percentage?

                        Please people any advice?  Or am I just cranky because the odds are against me?

                          Jon D's avatar - calotterylogo
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                          Posted: May 12, 2013, 5:33 am - IP Logged

                          The odds are against you, so try not to get cranky, that's just the way it is.

                          If you are a casual player, you can expect 50-65% return and 20-25% hits after a while.

                          Don't go by what me or any others post, as you don't see all the losing days. Wink

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                            Posted: May 12, 2013, 12:53 pm - IP Logged

                            Today got:

                            1X Cherry Twist ($2):  0

                            1X 75000 poker ($5): 0

                            1X 10X the money ($3):  0

                            2X 5X Crossoword ($3):  0, 0

                            1X Fortune 55 ($5): Ticket

                            I usually buy clumps at a time but thoughy maybe if I get an assortment I would win something, well....nope!!

                            Oh my god can California scratchers get any worse?!

                            What am I doing wrong here? 

                            In the last two weeks I have spent 145 on scratch offs and only gotten 47 back.  Is this normal?  Why do I see those like Jon D come up with a higher winning percentage?

                            Please people any advice?  Or am I just cranky because the odds are against me?

                            You're not doing anything wrong that sounds like about a typical return if you play a lot of tickets.  Look at some of my previous posts and you can see how unforgiving the scratch offs can be.  There are some people on the forum that will periodically come on and post a big win and never talk about losing tickets or the bad days where they lose.  This is a lottery forum with free speech so they have the right to do it but it is misleading to most newer players and might create the idea that playing the lottery is much more lucrative than it actually is.  I just want to tell you that there are very few people that are up overall in playing the lottery.  I sure as hell ain't one of them.  Anyways good luck to you friend and try to play in a disciplined manner.  I try to but sometimes I screw up haha.

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                              Posted: May 12, 2013, 8:45 pm - IP Logged

                              empty streak continued for me today ...

                              4x $5 F55 - 0, 0, 0, 0 (61-64)

                              $20 - 5 Million Jackpot $100 (#23) $50 (#29)
                              $10 - Cali Gold $500 (#45) // Lucky for Life $50 // Diamond Million $50 (#18) // 20X Crosswords $100 (#32,#24,#14) $75 (#13)
                              $05 - Lucky for Life $40 // Fortune 55 $50 // WinItAll $500 // MegaXWord $100
                              $03 - 10x The Money $100 (#63) $50 (#58) || $02 - Season's Gold $100

                                 
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