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Posted: March 12, 2014, 1:44 pm - IP Logged

Probably in Orange County, most of the winners come from the two highest populated cities: Santa Ana (you dont have luck there) and Anaheim.

Maybe try the neighboring cities Tustin, Irvine or Garden Grove.

I've looked at Jon D's mapping for 2012 and it seems like most of the winners come from the central part of OC.

http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/257573

Not sure what 2013 is like.

Majority of the retailers have about 2 $1000 or more winners.

It would seem so as the odds of winning more than $100 just goes up so high.

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    Has this happened to anyone else?

    You buy a scratcher & scratch off the top numbers.  Then you scratch off the bottom numbers.  Then you start comparing them.

    You think you have a winner & you scratch off the amount & it's a grand prize winner.  Your blood pressure leaps up & and your eyes go up & down comparing the top number with the bottom number.  Then you notice you haven't scratched everything off the bottome number.  The top number is a 47 & the bottom one looks like it is too, but when you finish scratching it turns out to be a 49.  Your blood pressure rapidly returns to normal.

    Sadly, I have a history of 10+ years of losing so my anticipation does not get too high when scratching. I've been seeing the trend for a long time now, where they match the top prize amount with a winning number that is just one off. Makes people feel psychologically feel they were close to winning when they are so far away.

    I just scratch the numbers first now, and then I will verify using 2nd Chance before scratching off the prize amounts.

    It will take a win over $100 to get me super amped up.

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      Sadly, I have a history of 10+ years of losing so my anticipation does not get too high when scratching. I've been seeing the trend for a long time now, where they match the top prize amount with a winning number that is just one off. Makes people feel psychologically feel they were close to winning when they are so far away.

      I just scratch the numbers first now, and then I will verify using 2nd Chance before scratching off the prize amounts.

      It will take a win over $100 to get me super amped up.

      In your experience have you seen more clumps of winners along with associated longer gaps of losers these days than few years ago?  I only started playing late last year, so I don't have personal historical information, but I get the sense that might be the case from posts I read here.

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        In your experience have you seen more clumps of winners along with associated longer gaps of losers these days than few years ago?  I only started playing late last year, so I don't have personal historical information, but I get the sense that might be the case from posts I read here.

        I would definitely say in recent years if I encountered a clump of winners, it will most likely follow with a long set of losers (maybe 1 winner out of the next 6 to 8), then afterwards it will be one winner out of 4 or 5. If I encounered a long set of losers, I will expect 2 winners out of the next 4 or 5 (but it can still be TICKET break even prize or the $10/$20 double amount prize). I used to chase for wins in the past to know this.

        I am aware I sound like a broken record by mentioning the 2009 changes to the scratchers, the $5 or $10 ones give out enough sub-$100 prizes so you could buy more the next time around.

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          Went out and got 2 CA B.E. at two different stores (#37 & #39) : $10, $0 respectively

          Also played some of the new $5 poker game ticket #2, 5, and 29 on separate occasions, all losers.

          For this poker game, the dealers hands were trips all three times :(

          Also had a 20x the money, ticket number 36, loser 

          Good luck to everyone!

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            Posted: March 14, 2014, 2:47 pm - IP Logged

            anyone following diamond millionaire? Its been a while someone hit JP and many top prizes left..

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              anyone following diamond millionaire? Its been a while someone hit JP and many top prizes left..

              I follow Diamond Millionaire and I think it has been slow due to CA Black Exclusive being promoted with the same game payouts.

              Two months ago, the TP claimed was way ahead of the sales (like about 2 which is a lot). Most places that sell 16-20 games at a time have the CA Gold, CA Black, 20x Crossword, or maybe the $10 LFL. Only those liquor stores that carry all the games is where you will find Diamond Millionaire these days.

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                Went out and got 2 CA B.E. at two different stores (#37 & #39) : $10, $0 respectively

                Also played some of the new $5 poker game ticket #2, 5, and 29 on separate occasions, all losers.

                For this poker game, the dealers hands were trips all three times :(

                Also had a 20x the money, ticket number 36, loser 

                Good luck to everyone!

                I have not had much luck with the Poker game or scratchers in general lately. 

                Going to hold off until the $5 $500 Frenzy comes out on the 26th.

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                  Story of the 6th $5 Million TP winner

                  http://www.calottery.com/win/winner%20stories/eric-williams

                  Another SoCal winner. I suppose most winners will be in Norcal from this point.

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                    Posted: March 14, 2014, 6:00 pm - IP Logged

                    Same here buddy :(!
                    That sounds like a good idea.. Probably will as well.

                    Good luck on the mega mils guys!

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                      By the way, I had a break even ticket on the high roller poker game (#32) and decided to get a single electric eights ticket . Won 20 on it. I usually never buy 1 dollar tickets but these electric eights have even treating me good. Only one loser out of maybe 5 tickets (all separate, never bought in consecutives)
                      Good luck again to everyone

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                        By the way, I had a break even ticket on the high roller poker game (#32) and decided to get a single electric eights ticket . Won 20 on it. I usually never buy 1 dollar tickets but these electric eights have even treating me good. Only one loser out of maybe 5 tickets (all separate, never bought in consecutives)
                        Good luck again to everyone

                        someone said the orange TC were hot ...

                        so i bought one today ... loser , bought another $4 ... profit -$2 lol

                         

                        i guess i will try them electric eights, although i dislike buying one at a time ...

                        i might buy up to 10x of $1 scratchers at one store ...

                        will update

                         

                        on a sidenote, played at stater bro's NEW machine ... i like it not, because the collect bin on the bottom is shaped oddly in my opinion.

                        anyhow, i got me 3 cali golds ... lost, lost, $50 (my first 20X symbol !!!)

                        $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: March 14, 2014, 9:17 pm - IP Logged

                          Got some CA Black at a few different stores during lunch, scary results:

                          1st store: 0, 0

                          2nd store: 0, 0

                          3rd store: 0, $100

                          Came away with a profit with that hundo winner, but after that 5th straight loser I was going, "are you freakin' kidding me!"

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                            Got some CA Black at a few different stores during lunch, scary results:

                            1st store: 0, 0

                            2nd store: 0, 0

                            3rd store: 0, $100

                            Came away with a profit with that hundo winner, but after that 5th straight loser I was going, "are you freakin' kidding me!"

                            congrats john ...

                            i was not as lucky ...

                            6x cali black - nada !!!

                            $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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                              Drove from LA to San Francisco tonight...stopped for gas at Kettleman City and got a GOLD from a food mart. And lost it..

                                 
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