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Posted: December 16, 2012, 11:56 pm - IP Logged

Whats up everyone! New to the blog and fairly new to the lottery I live in Pa and I just started about a month ago with scratch offs I'ev been playing the Holiday games that came out but they dont seem to produce any kind of wins all losers My other favirote is Crosswords or Wordrama I'ev done well with them. A few others Black Tie, Price Is Right, 10x(a good one as well) Fast cash etc. I just signed up on the PA Lotto website as well and I notice they have a second chance drawing first time hearing about it I found a couple of Holiday ones I didnt trash as well as Price is Right does anyone know if its worth me putting them in My cousin says that its a scam and that they only put second chance on tickets that have crappy winnings or ones with few prizes offered he never plays holiday games in Pa and gets angry with me when I do he states Non Themed Is The Way To Go! Thanks For the feedback......

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    Posted: January 3, 2013, 4:24 am - IP Logged

    Welcome to the LP Loopie77....there are several Gurus from PA on here that will give you tips...Matt, dr65, omiller just to name a few.....

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      Posted: January 4, 2013, 10:41 pm - IP Logged

      Whats up everyone! New to the blog and fairly new to the lottery I live in Pa and I just started about a month ago with scratch offs I'ev been playing the Holiday games that came out but they dont seem to produce any kind of wins all losers My other favirote is Crosswords or Wordrama I'ev done well with them. A few others Black Tie, Price Is Right, 10x(a good one as well) Fast cash etc. I just signed up on the PA Lotto website as well and I notice they have a second chance drawing first time hearing about it I found a couple of Holiday ones I didnt trash as well as Price is Right does anyone know if its worth me putting them in My cousin says that its a scam and that they only put second chance on tickets that have crappy winnings or ones with few prizes offered he never plays holiday games in Pa and gets angry with me when I do he states Non Themed Is The Way To Go! Thanks For the feedback......

      In years past the holiday ones paid well. This year has been HORRID JUNK. Your cousin is right as well. Usually the 2nd chance and Life tickets are the worst to accomodate for the extra prizes or the Life payouts. However as a whole, PA has gone down hill. I would say it started around early summer time if you ask me. Casino Cash was the last good $20 ticket. Instant Millions was hot when it first came out(like tickets generally are). Then after that even first week runs were bad.  I say hit the new tickets next week. If they aren't paying out, then I would seriously cut back. DR65 has had some off and on decent hits, and I had some here and there(not since the summer though). Seems like the 5-6 of us PA people are seeing the common theme. Don't go playing a ton thinking the big winners are out there.. Personally I am cutting back and hoping that means a few more trips to Hollywood casino where I have more fun and my money lasts longer.  Good luck with the tickets!!!!

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        Posted: January 5, 2013, 2:15 pm - IP Logged

        Another thing I like to do. If you goto places where you can see ticket #'s ahead of time(like the counters, not the machines). If I see a $5 roll with 10 or fewer left, I will finish the pack. I have gotten enough rolls, or ended rolls, over the past year or two and seems there is generally a $20-$40 near the end. Generally even in the last 5. Of course it isn't a fail safe, but it limits my spending to $25 without the feel to chase since the roll is over. I do that alot on other denominations also. My problem is usually chasing, so this keeps me from doing that.  I already walked up to the counter on a $20 ticket and 029 was just sitting there all alone. Got $500 off it . Also hit $500 on 028 on a $20 ticket. My lonely $1K win was middle of the pack and I know people swear by the early tickets. The big spender next to work got 2 Platinum Rolls. The one roll had a ring(win all) for $500 total and that was 024. To each their own, but I prefer the higher #'s in packs.

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          Posted: January 5, 2013, 8:50 pm - IP Logged

          Welcome Loopie77! As omiller mentioned, I think PA lottery has gone downhill. I live in NE PA and scratch offs around here have been cold, but lately people in my area have been winning on the cash 5 and other jackpot drawings. Unlike omiller, I find that the best tickets are the first six or seven in a roll. I only play from machines though. Cashiers in my area tend to ticket watch.