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Are You Playing A Raffle This Year?

Yes [ 21 ]  [45.65%]
No [ 5 ]  [10.87%]
Maybe [ 3 ]  [6.52%]
I'd Like To But There Are None Around Here [ 10 ]  [21.74%]
Whatayou Nuts? [ 1 ]  [2.17%]
You Gotta Be Some Kinda Idiot [ 5 ]  [10.87%]
I Wish You Were Dead, I Mean Like Seriously, Dude [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
I'd Like A Romantic Interlude With You, Ridgey [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
I Wish You Were A Beer [ 1 ]  [2.17%]
Pfffffffffffffffffttttttttttt!!! Take Off, Hoser! [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
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Posted: December 11, 2012, 11:49 am - IP Logged

I bought one ticket for the Ohio raffle.  Will probably buy another one before the drawing.

Last year, I had a $100 winner.  I bought more than one ticket though, so I didn't actually "win" $100.  But I was happy to at least get back the money I spent though.


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    Posted: December 12, 2012, 4:56 am - IP Logged

    I bought one ticket for the Ohio raffle.  Will probably buy another one before the drawing.

    Last year, I had a $100 winner.  I bought more than one ticket though, so I didn't actually "win" $100.  But I was happy to at least get back the money I spent though.

    Glad to know somebody that won something on a raffle, nsv314.

    Hope ya do it again!

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      Posted: December 12, 2012, 5:51 pm - IP Logged

      That's ok, maringoman, I was asking mainly about state lotteries anyway.

      I got a couple for El Gordo too.

      Does Mass have a raffle?

      We do but the one for this year sucks to say the least. It costs $10 and only one person will get half of the sales on D-Day.

      I wish I had the motivation to visit my family in VA for christmas because I'd get me some raffle tickets.

      Oh well, El Gordo is it for me. Good luck.

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        Posted: December 13, 2012, 4:38 am - IP Logged

        We do but the one for this year sucks to say the least. It costs $10 and only one person will get half of the sales on D-Day.

        I wish I had the motivation to visit my family in VA for christmas because I'd get me some raffle tickets.

        Oh well, El Gordo is it for me. Good luck.

        Yeah, Kentucky had one like that and I slid over to Harlan to get me one. Shoulda knowed better with crows on the burn pile when I pulled down the mountain. Got a bad sign when I got there too. Whole dam* county was dry. I knowed right there things was goin' north. And they did. Big city boy up in Louisville caught it. Liked to make me cross. Don't believe they had one since.

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          Posted: December 13, 2012, 5:10 am - IP Logged

          I bought 10 Connecticut "SuperDraw" tickets.  (And I live in The State of New York)

          10 bucks each, 275,000 max tickets to be sold.  One guaranteed million dollar winner, I **think** four 20,000 dollar winners, and 1,100 100 dollar winners.

          Drawing is 1/1/2013.   Ct has been doing this twice  a year since 2011, on New Years day, and on July 4th.  I'm told tickets DIDNOT sell out for the 7/4/12 drawing.

          I also heard they're were/are a very popular Christmas gift.  Last year, tickets sold out just prior to Christmas.

          About playing the lottery --  You will lose more than you win. Until you hit a jackpot.  Then everything changes!

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            Posted: December 13, 2012, 5:28 am - IP Logged

            I bought 10 Connecticut "SuperDraw" tickets.  (And I live in The State of New York)

            10 bucks each, 275,000 max tickets to be sold.  One guaranteed million dollar winner, I **think** four 20,000 dollar winners, and 1,100 100 dollar winners.

            Drawing is 1/1/2013.   Ct has been doing this twice  a year since 2011, on New Years day, and on July 4th.  I'm told tickets DIDNOT sell out for the 7/4/12 drawing.

            I also heard they're were/are a very popular Christmas gift.  Last year, tickets sold out just prior to Christmas.

            Cool, I love when they don't sell out.

            And thanks for the Christmas gift idea, I know a couple people who'd get a kick out of gettin' a raffle ticket.

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              Posted: December 17, 2012, 11:00 am - IP Logged

              Good Luck to you all.Lep

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                Posted: December 17, 2012, 12:01 pm - IP Logged

                We do but the one for this year sucks to say the least. It costs $10 and only one person will get half of the sales on D-Day.

                I wish I had the motivation to visit my family in VA for christmas because I'd get me some raffle tickets.

                Oh well, El Gordo is it for me. Good luck.

                Idaho did that a year or 2 ago, it was called Winner Take All or something like that.  It wasn't the Holiday raffle though, they did an extra one earlier in the year.  I only have 1 ticket for this year's raffle.  That's all I'm willing to spend on a 1 in 250,000 chance at a million bucks.  Good luck to you in ElGordo.  Hope you win.  Thumbs Up

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                  Posted: December 17, 2012, 12:26 pm - IP Logged

                  I've bought several tickets for FL's raffle this year.  I'll be happy with $1k, but it seems like this lottery has more and better payouts than some of the other state lotteries listed on this thread.   Not sure why they wouldn't be more comparable from state to state if the revenue generated is the same...  What?

                   

                  Weekly Drawing Prize Structure (there are 6 of these drawings and 1 GP drawing)

                  PrizePrize AmountNumber of Winners per
                  Weekly Drawing
                  Estimated Odds*
                  First$1,000,00011:142,857.14
                  Second$1,000501:2,857.14

                   

                  Grand Prize Drawing Prize Structure

                  PrizePrize AmountNumber of WinnersEstimated Odds**
                  **The estimated odds of winning a prize in the grand prize drawing are if all MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE tickets are sold.
                  First$2,000,00011:999,994
                  Second$100,000101:99,999.40
                  Third$10,000501:19,999.88
                  Fourth$1,0005001:1,999.99
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                    Posted: December 22, 2012, 7:36 am - IP Logged

                    I am so done with Illinois Raffles. They usually have two with one at Halloween and the other in March for St. Patricks Day.  I usually would just buy one $20 ticket and hope for the best, but so far I have not won squat.  This last Halloween raffle, I splurged and bought two tickets at disparate times, and still I won squat.  So I am done.  I think I would rather spend a Jackson on the Mega Millions or Powerball which gives me 19 more chances out of 176 million to win! Over 20 years and I still have hope!  Now I just need to start winning more than spare change!

                    Get MONEY!!! Winning a JACKPOT lottery is all the HOPE and CHANGE I desire!!!  NOW give me MONEY!US Flag

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                      Posted: December 22, 2012, 9:23 am - IP Logged

                      Cool, I love when they don't sell out.

                      And thanks for the Christmas gift idea, I know a couple people who'd get a kick out of gettin' a raffle ticket.

                      rdgrnr

                      Whatever happened to you old buddy Tiggs

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                        Posted: December 22, 2012, 11:33 am - IP Logged

                        rdgrnr

                        Whatever happened to you old buddy Tiggs

                        RL

                        Glad you asked, RL.

                        I just heard from him a little over 2 weeks ago. Said he's been having ups and downs with his health but is feeling good right now and won $200 on his birthday (he was 72 on the 4th) on a scratcher.

                        He said to say hello and good luck to everybody (and naturally I forgot).


                                                                     
                                             
                                                                 

                         

                         

                         

                         

                                                                                                                           

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                          Glad you asked, RL.

                          I just heard from him a little over 2 weeks ago. Said he's been having ups and downs with his health but is feeling good right now and won $200 on his birthday (he was 72 on the 4th) on a scratcher.

                          He said to say hello and good luck to everybody (and naturally I forgot).

                          Thanks for the update on Tiggs.....Thumbs Up

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                            Posted: January 7, 2013, 10:04 pm - IP Logged

                            maybe play

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