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Posted: February 12, 2014, 3:18 pm - IP Logged

They also added a another top prize + lower tier prizes to the $2 LFL.

The $5 LFL still has a bunch of top prizes left so they probably wont add more prizes to that. Most overdue game for a top prize.

Another $10 20X Crossword Top Prize is claimed. There is no slowdowns on that game. Probably will avoid Crosswords from this point.

Oddly, the Mega Crossword (gray color) is also overdue based on the prize payout chart.  It could pay out another 3 top prize wins to catch up with sales (assuming TP tickets are not lost or in the claims process now).  I never played that game, but the one store I frequent, they sell a boatload of them, along with the 20X Crossword.

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    Posted: February 12, 2014, 3:21 pm - IP Logged

    There are two ways.

    1. I saw it on the Product Retail Plan for Feb 2014. Page 11

    http://static.sc-www.calottery.com/~/media/Retailer/product-plans/feb-2014-rpp.pdf

    2. Look at the code submission deadline. The Fortune game number is #762. It has a deadline of 4-22-2014. Typically the End of Game drawings are held 2 months after the End of Game date

    http://www.calottery.com/play/second-chance/draws-prizes

    So correction to my earlier post, there is an additional week to play Fortunes.

    Thanks for links. How does the store owner enforce the last sale day? Just curious...

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      Thanks for links. How does the store owner enforce the last sale day? Just curious...

      I saw this before, not making it up.

      For every new pack of Scratchers, they have to activate the tickets by scanning it on their system.

      For the games that are past its End of Date, it will not activate the tickets. And it will print end of game on paper.

      I requested a $5 ticket game which had lots of top prizes left, "Black Pearls" about 1 1/2 years ago, the clerk ran into that issue. He probably had to ask for a refund I think.

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        RE: lost TP tickets.  Yesterday, I went to buy my usual tickets and on the lottery kiosk I saw a $20 5M JP ticket on top of it torn in two pieces.  I took home the bottom half, so I could enter that into the 2nd chance drawing.  It was a winner of some sort.  Since I didn't have the top half I have no idea what it won. The prizes weren't scratched off, so the player missed the matching number.  None of the codes were scratched, so I know it wasn't redeemed and tossed.

        I was debating going to scan the ticket to see what it won, but I threw it away... probably a free ticket or $20, but...

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          RE: lost TP tickets.  Yesterday, I went to buy my usual tickets and on the lottery kiosk I saw a $20 5M JP ticket on top of it torn in two pieces.  I took home the bottom half, so I could enter that into the 2nd chance drawing.  It was a winner of some sort.  Since I didn't have the top half I have no idea what it won. The prizes weren't scratched off, so the player missed the matching number.  None of the codes were scratched, so I know it wasn't redeemed and tossed.

          I was debating going to scan the ticket to see what it won, but I threw it away... probably a free ticket or $20, but...

          When redeeming a winning ticket, some stores keep it for inventory purposes and some stores discard it by throwing it away in the trash or ripping it up after paying the winner.

          I even saw a clerk giving back the ticket to the person when he won $200 on $10 250Million Spectacular.

          From someone I heard in the past, at a poker casino (Hawaiian Gardens) some guy ran out of money so he offered to sell a $300 winning scratcher (probably Tripling Crossword) for $200 in cash. There was a person who bought the ticket at that price from him and probably the person got ripped off by getting a claimed ticket.

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            Posted: February 12, 2014, 4:04 pm - IP Logged

            Bought 12 Ca Black today.  1033813-022 thru 033.  11 out of 12 were losers.  Seven losers in a row, then a $20 winner, then 4 more losers.

            Anyone know where LadyLuck is hanging out today?

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              Posted: February 12, 2014, 4:14 pm - IP Logged

              Bought 12 Ca Black today.  1033813-022 thru 033.  11 out of 12 were losers.  Seven losers in a row, then a $20 winner, then 4 more losers.

              Anyone know where LadyLuck is hanging out today?

              sounds like the day im having too... 

              Thinking about going to a place that i never buy tickets and getting some more $20 tickets.

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                Posted: February 12, 2014, 4:15 pm - IP Logged

                Bought 12 Ca Black today.  1033813-022 thru 033.  11 out of 12 were losers.  Seven losers in a row, then a $20 winner, then 4 more losers.

                Anyone know where LadyLuck is hanging out today?

                Ouch!

                Last I saw Lady Luck was in the TV commercial down at the Santa Monica Pier.

                I like the old commercial where she slapped the guy upside the head, but they yanked that version because it was too violent. Confused

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                  Posted: February 12, 2014, 4:34 pm - IP Logged

                  Bought 12 Ca Black today.  1033813-022 thru 033.  11 out of 12 were losers.  Seven losers in a row, then a $20 winner, then 4 more losers.

                  Anyone know where LadyLuck is hanging out today?

                  That was like my day yesterday.  Hopefully Lady Luck shows us some love soon.

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                    When redeeming a winning ticket, some stores keep it for inventory purposes and some stores discard it by throwing it away in the trash or ripping it up after paying the winner.

                    I even saw a clerk giving back the ticket to the person when he won $200 on $10 250Million Spectacular.

                    From someone I heard in the past, at a poker casino (Hawaiian Gardens) some guy ran out of money so he offered to sell a $300 winning scratcher (probably Tripling Crossword) for $200 in cash. There was a person who bought the ticket at that price from him and probably the person got ripped off by getting a claimed ticket.

                    I just went and bought 10 more from 037 to 046...

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                      I went back to the same place as yesterday and got 3 more $20 5Million Jackpot. The sequence of tickets was still in order (yesterday got 2, 3, 4 so today I got 5, 6, 7) so no one bought any. It turned out to be a decent blessing and I ended up breaking even from yesterday's loss.

                      2-12-2014: (1 winner out of 3 bought - Total Prize $100) #5-7 : Loss, Loss, $100 (FAST SPOT)

                       

                      Tracking Overall Stats

                      Tickets Played: 108

                      Tickets Won: 42

                      Hit Rate: 1 in 2.57 (Expected Rate 1 in 2.89)

                      Total Prize Won: $1185 - 18x$20, 5x$25, 4x$50, 3x$100

                      ROI: 54.9% (Expected Rate 78.8%)

                      9-25-2013: (2 winners out of 10 bought - Total Prize $100) #20 - 29 = Loss, $50 (Five $10), Loss, Loss, Loss, Loss, $50 (Jackpot of 25 $2), Loss, Loss, Loss

                      9-26-2013: (3 winners out of 5 bought - Total Prize $60) #2-6: Loss, $20 (1 $20), $20 (Ticket), $20 (Ticket), Loss

                      9-30-2013: (5 winners out of 10 bought - Total Prize $130) #10-19: Loss, Loss, Loss, Loss, Loss, $50 (FAST SPOT 50), $20 (1 $20), $20 (Ticket), $20 (1 $20), $20 (2 $10)

                      10-2-2013: (2 winners out of 7 bought - Total Prize $125) Tickets #25-29 (Roll 1), 28-29 (Roll 2): Loss, $25 (5 $5), Loss , Loss, Loss, Loss, $100 (20X $5), Loss

                      10-5-2013: (2 winners out of 10 bought - Total Prize $120) Tickets #7-16: Loss, Loss, Loss, $100 ($50 + FAST SPOT 50), Loss, Loss, Loss, $20 (2 $10), Loss, Loss

                      10-8-2013: (5 winners out of 10 bought - Total Prize $105) Tickets #21-29:   Loss, Loss, $20 (2 $10), $25 (1 $25), Loss, $20 (1 $20), $20 (Ticket), $20 (2 $10), Loss

                      10-9-2013: (3 winners out of 5 bought - Total Prize $65) Tickets #6 - 10:  Loss, $20 (2 $10), $25 (1 $25), $20 (1 $20),  Loss

                      10-10-2013: (4 winners out of 10 bought - Total Prize $115) Tickets #7 - 16:  Loss, $50 (FAST SPOT 50), Loss, Loss, Loss, Loss, $20 (Ticket), $25 (1 $25), $20 (1 $20),  Loss

                      10-12-2013: (1 winners out of 5 bought - Total Prize $20) #7-11 : Loss, $20 (Ticket), Loss, Loss, Loss 

                      10-14-2013: (7 winners out of 15 bought - Total Prize $140) #15-29 : Loss, $20 (Ticket), $20 (1 $20) Loss, Loss, Loss, $20 (1 $20), $20 (2 $10), Loss, $20 (2 $10), Loss, Loss, $20 (Ticket), Loss, Loss

                      10-15-2013: (2 winners out of 5 bought - Total Prize $40) #13-17 : Loss, $20 (1 $20), Loss, Loss, $20 (Ticket)

                      10-16-2013: (2 winners out of 5 bought - Total Prize $40) #22-26 : $20 (1 $20), Loss, Loss, $20 (Ticket), Loss

                      10-19-2013: (3 winners out of 5 bought - Total Prize $45) #11-15: $25 (5 $5) Loss, Loss, Loss, $20 (2 $10)

                      2-11-2014: (1 winner out of 3 bought - Total Prize $20) #2-4 : Loss, Loss, $20

                      2-12-2014: (1 winner out of 3 bought - Total Prize $100) #5-7 : Loss, Loss, $100 (FAST SPOT)

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                        I went back to the same place as yesterday and got 3 more $20 5Million Jackpot. The sequence of tickets was still in order (yesterday got 2, 3, 4 so today I got 5, 6, 7) so no one bought any. It turned out to be a decent blessing and I ended up breaking even from yesterday's loss.

                        2-12-2014: (1 winner out of 3 bought - Total Prize $100) #5-7 : Loss, Loss, $100 (FAST SPOT)

                         

                        Tracking Overall Stats

                        Tickets Played: 108

                        Tickets Won: 42

                        Hit Rate: 1 in 2.57 (Expected Rate 1 in 2.89)

                        Total Prize Won: $1185 - 18x$20, 5x$25, 4x$50, 3x$100

                        ROI: 54.9% (Expected Rate 78.8%)

                        9-25-2013: (2 winners out of 10 bought - Total Prize $100) #20 - 29 = Loss, $50 (Five $10), Loss, Loss, Loss, Loss, $50 (Jackpot of 25 $2), Loss, Loss, Loss

                        9-26-2013: (3 winners out of 5 bought - Total Prize $60) #2-6: Loss, $20 (1 $20), $20 (Ticket), $20 (Ticket), Loss

                        9-30-2013: (5 winners out of 10 bought - Total Prize $130) #10-19: Loss, Loss, Loss, Loss, Loss, $50 (FAST SPOT 50), $20 (1 $20), $20 (Ticket), $20 (1 $20), $20 (2 $10)

                        10-2-2013: (2 winners out of 7 bought - Total Prize $125) Tickets #25-29 (Roll 1), 28-29 (Roll 2): Loss, $25 (5 $5), Loss , Loss, Loss, Loss, $100 (20X $5), Loss

                        10-5-2013: (2 winners out of 10 bought - Total Prize $120) Tickets #7-16: Loss, Loss, Loss, $100 ($50 + FAST SPOT 50), Loss, Loss, Loss, $20 (2 $10), Loss, Loss

                        10-8-2013: (5 winners out of 10 bought - Total Prize $105) Tickets #21-29:   Loss, Loss, $20 (2 $10), $25 (1 $25), Loss, $20 (1 $20), $20 (Ticket), $20 (2 $10), Loss

                        10-9-2013: (3 winners out of 5 bought - Total Prize $65) Tickets #6 - 10:  Loss, $20 (2 $10), $25 (1 $25), $20 (1 $20),  Loss

                        10-10-2013: (4 winners out of 10 bought - Total Prize $115) Tickets #7 - 16:  Loss, $50 (FAST SPOT 50), Loss, Loss, Loss, Loss, $20 (Ticket), $25 (1 $25), $20 (1 $20),  Loss

                        10-12-2013: (1 winners out of 5 bought - Total Prize $20) #7-11 : Loss, $20 (Ticket), Loss, Loss, Loss 

                        10-14-2013: (7 winners out of 15 bought - Total Prize $140) #15-29 : Loss, $20 (Ticket), $20 (1 $20) Loss, Loss, Loss, $20 (1 $20), $20 (2 $10), Loss, $20 (2 $10), Loss, Loss, $20 (Ticket), Loss, Loss

                        10-15-2013: (2 winners out of 5 bought - Total Prize $40) #13-17 : Loss, $20 (1 $20), Loss, Loss, $20 (Ticket)

                        10-16-2013: (2 winners out of 5 bought - Total Prize $40) #22-26 : $20 (1 $20), Loss, Loss, $20 (Ticket), Loss

                        10-19-2013: (3 winners out of 5 bought - Total Prize $45) #11-15: $25 (5 $5) Loss, Loss, Loss, $20 (2 $10)

                        2-11-2014: (1 winner out of 3 bought - Total Prize $20) #2-4 : Loss, Loss, $20

                        2-12-2014: (1 winner out of 3 bought - Total Prize $100) #5-7 : Loss, Loss, $100 (FAST SPOT)

                        I think my ROI on this game is about the same as yours.  After today it might even be lower.  I cleaned out 2 places today of their $20 tickets so im going to go back tomorrow and see what the new batch brings.  I've noticed every other batch seems to have good hits.

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                          Posted: February 12, 2014, 11:02 pm - IP Logged

                          I just went and bought 10 more from 037 to 046...

                          wow..Just won $20 on a single ticket out of the 10. Will go and get the last 3 in the roll...bad day :-(

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                            Posted: February 12, 2014, 11:56 pm - IP Logged

                            Picked up a Gold Ticket yesterday #261966-018 and won $200(10 $20 matches). 

                            I just find that my luck is no better when I buy a lot of tickets.  It's more 2-4 tickets where I get the best ROI. 

                            It's more about where I buy my tickets than how many.  Two places have given me 70-80% of my winnings.  I have played all over but it always comes back to these two places that deliver the goods.

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                              Posted: February 13, 2014, 1:05 pm - IP Logged

                              Picked up a Gold Ticket yesterday #261966-018 and won $200(10 $20 matches). 

                              I just find that my luck is no better when I buy a lot of tickets.  It's more 2-4 tickets where I get the best ROI. 

                              It's more about where I buy my tickets than how many.  Two places have given me 70-80% of my winnings.  I have played all over but it always comes back to these two places that deliver the goods.

                              I Agree! Yeah, that's the *real* act of playing Scratchers, the selection of store, day, time, game and quantity. The actual act of scratching, especially extended play games, is just a clever ruse. The ticket is either a loser, or a winner with a prize amount. To me at least, scratching is just a messy distraction.

                              Congrats on your $200 winner!

                              Cheers

                                 
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