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Posted: March 25, 2014, 12:05 am - IP Logged

Ticket number 000-002

That's crazy....This shows again and again that the whole scratcher thing is random ..

 

Check the $1 million GOLD winner ticket picture..

 

http://www.kionrightnow.com/news/local-news/lottery-ticket-sold-in-salinas-nets-1-million-win/25139900

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    Posted: March 25, 2014, 12:14 am - IP Logged

    Odd how only 23 prize was scratched off!  Thinking my next 30 tickets purchase of $20 ones will be 10 from 3 different rolls, try and beat my previous odds.

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      Posted: March 25, 2014, 12:16 am - IP Logged

      Odd how only 23 prize was scratched off!  Thinking my next 30 tickets purchase of $20 ones will be 10 from 3 different rolls, try and beat my previous odds.

      She probably does what I do.  I scratch numbers in the playing field first looking for symbol wins and then the winning numbers one by one.  I only scratch the prize if there's a match.

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        Posted: March 25, 2014, 12:25 am - IP Logged

        What an awesome feeling for that winner,  anyone know that if your scratcher win is over $599 will it show the amount on the little scan we machine

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          Posted: March 25, 2014, 12:32 am - IP Logged

          What an awesome feeling for that winner,  anyone know that if your scratcher win is over $599 will it show the amount on the little scan we machine

          Message says "File a Claim" and the amount won is directly underneath it. 

           

          Imagine you scan a scratcher and it says:

           

          File a Claim

          $1,000,000

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            Posted: March 25, 2014, 12:35 am - IP Logged

            Got a $10 Diamond from a donut store and won nothing :-(

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              Posted: March 25, 2014, 2:23 am - IP Logged

              Guys, let me get your input on buying a whole roll of the new 500 frenzy that is going to be coming out.

              The book will cost 500, having 50 tickets. Odds of hitting 500 are 1 in a little less than 700..

              Well..Although the odds aren't in our favor (ever..haha) I think I will definitely try my luck with a pack.

              Let me know what you guys think and I'll definitely post my results within the next week or so. Cheers!

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                Guys, let me get your input on buying a whole roll of the new 500 frenzy that is going to be coming out.

                The book will cost 500, having 50 tickets. Odds of hitting 500 are 1 in a little less than 700..

                Well..Although the odds aren't in our favor (ever..haha) I think I will definitely try my luck with a pack.

                Let me know what you guys think and I'll definitely post my results within the next week or so. Cheers!

                I personally wouldn't do it mainly because of the top prize value.  The odds to hit $500 is 1 in 686, so on average every 13.7 packs will have a $500 winner in it.  For me it doesn't seem worth it to wager $500 to try and win $500 plus other mid/lower tier prizes.

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                  Posted: March 25, 2014, 9:07 am - IP Logged

                  I personally wouldn't do it mainly because of the top prize value.  The odds to hit $500 is 1 in 686, so on average every 13.7 packs will have a $500 winner in it.  For me it doesn't seem worth it to wager $500 to try and win $500 plus other mid/lower tier prizes.

                  I concur.

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                    Posted: March 25, 2014, 10:16 am - IP Logged

                    Guys, let me get your input on buying a whole roll of the new 500 frenzy that is going to be coming out.

                    The book will cost 500, having 50 tickets. Odds of hitting 500 are 1 in a little less than 700..

                    Well..Although the odds aren't in our favor (ever..haha) I think I will definitely try my luck with a pack.

                    Let me know what you guys think and I'll definitely post my results within the next week or so. Cheers!

                    By making the $5 $500 Frenzy game top prize only $500, there is only one purpose for this game: to make players chase the $500 prize. There is no large top prize to hope for.

                    I personally refuse to do it. I'm insulted by this game. Will try it a bit, but spend no more than a couple hundred at most. If haven't won a $500 by then, then I'll be done playing it. Buying a $400 pack of this game? That's your choice. But I would not.

                    If people buy into this and it is successful, what's next? A $10 game with $500 top prize? A $20 game with $500 top prize? Might as well play Daily 3 if you want to spend a thousands to win $500.

                    I won one of those "small top prize" games once before: the $2 Hot $500 game. Hit the top $500 prize after a few hundred spent. Then stopped and never played it again after having *beat* the game. Banana

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                      Posted: March 25, 2014, 12:29 pm - IP Logged

                      I personally wouldn't do it mainly because of the top prize value.  The odds to hit $500 is 1 in 686, so on average every 13.7 packs will have a $500 winner in it.  For me it doesn't seem worth it to wager $500 to try and win $500 plus other mid/lower tier prizes.

                      I wasn't paying attention until I read Jon's post.  This pack is $400 with 80 tickets, so it's every 8.6 packs on average.  Still the same conclusion for me, as far as a book purchase.

                      I'll definitely buy some to test my luck.  I might get lucky early on, if not, it's okay I'll move on.

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                        Posted: March 25, 2014, 5:55 pm - IP Logged

                        Those games with the small top prizes are hard for me.  If you are going to spend $5-$10 for a ticket, you should at least have the chance to make some significant money.  The $10 games are the best in ROI in my opinion.  The downside of losing is high but I just can't get excited over winning $500 as the top prize in a game like this. 

                        Then again, if it is super painful to play a game due to the cost(whether it be $2 or $20) then the downside is high for that person.  Everyone has different thresholds of pain for gambling.  Just like in Vegas.  I remember joking years ago at a Baccarat table about how hard it was going to be for me to drink $1,000 worth of Grey Goose since I couldn't catch a break.  It was depressing.  I felt God had it out for me that night. 

                        Then later, the guy who at the time was the CEO of the company I was working at sat down and after I told him my depressing story, he laughed and said the he had lost over $200,000 on Blackjack in the last hour playing $25,000/hand.  He thought it was funny.  He pulled out a wad of cash and gave me $1,000 and said "let's go get drunk." 

                        I miss those weekend Vegas jaunts with that guy.  He put it all into perspective.

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                          Posted: March 25, 2014, 7:03 pm - IP Logged

                          With odds of 1 in 686 (685.7 to be exact) of winning $500 there is 99.85% chances of losing.

                          Playing 100 tickets, there is .9985 ^ 100 = .864 (86.4% chance you will not win the $500 prize)

                          Playing 200 tickets, there is .9985 ^ 200 = .747 (74.7% chance you will not win the $500 prize)

                          Playing 686 tickets, there is .9985 ^ 686 = .367 (36.7% chance you will not win the $500 prize)

                          No need to chase, just buy a few at a time.

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                            Posted: March 25, 2014, 8:06 pm - IP Logged

                            With odds of 1 in 686 (685.7 to be exact) of winning $500 there is 99.85% chances of losing.

                            Playing 100 tickets, there is .9985 ^ 100 = .864 (86.4% chance you will not win the $500 prize)

                            Playing 200 tickets, there is .9985 ^ 200 = .747 (74.7% chance you will not win the $500 prize)

                            Playing 686 tickets, there is .9985 ^ 686 = .367 (36.7% chance you will not win the $500 prize)

                            No need to chase, just buy a few at a time.

                            It should be 686 on the dot. I assume you're using 18,000,000 tickets in your calculation to get that number 685.7? But the most accurate number would be from multiplying the top prize odds * winners = 18,007,500 total tickets in the game. Othewise the odds would be misrepresented.

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                              Posted: March 25, 2014, 9:30 pm - IP Logged

                              That is true, it was based off of the 18 million tickets from the $100 prize pool (45k prizes of 1 in 400 odds). I also mistyped 685 out of 686 times "chances of losing", meant to say a non $500 ticket. Since there was 26250 $500 winners, I divided it to get 685.7

                              Overall point is, no matter how many books are bought, there is a good chance of coming out in a defecit. I think this game is there to make winning feel more realistic even at 68% payout.

                                 
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