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Posted: June 15, 2015, 3:19 pm - IP Logged

so i had to take a couple of comforters to the laundry mat, decided to try a couple 100x since the store was next door, low and behold the clerk said fla lottery had picked them up....yep

biggest hit 10k, Jubilee, 5K Miami Heat, 2K Emerald 8s, 1k jubilee, 1k GRT, 1k heat wave, multiple 500's

good luck in the chase 2013 wins, maybe 4 500's

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    Posted: June 15, 2015, 3:29 pm - IP Logged

    The Florida lottery is very shady! I  won't pick up anymore tickets on my trips there! Geez!

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      Posted: June 15, 2015, 3:59 pm - IP Logged

      yep, and i have spent way too much with them, if i just remember their dishonesty hopefully ill quit if not ill go to ga

      biggest hit 10k, Jubilee, 5K Miami Heat, 2K Emerald 8s, 1k jubilee, 1k GRT, 1k heat wave, multiple 500's

      good luck in the chase 2013 wins, maybe 4 500's

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        SARASOTA, FL
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        Posted: June 15, 2015, 4:26 pm - IP Logged

        so i had to take a couple of comforters to the laundry mat, decided to try a couple 100x since the store was next door, low and behold the clerk said fla lottery had picked them up....yep

        I guess they can do what they want -  picking up 100X tickets - if the guy told you the truth. Something's been fishy with that game for a while.

        This action sure doesn't support their honest dealings - or telling what's going on.

        The game is still listed as active and not on the 'game ending' section. Another bullsh1t deal like when they suddenly too off Billion Dollar Blockbuster..

        Ya know what ? I seriously doubt the GR odds of winning $500 - it's about the same as GRT was for $500 and I don't know of anyone winning $500 or the Gold Bar like GRT spit out the nugget and $500's. Something is terribly wrong here.

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          Posted: June 15, 2015, 4:54 pm - IP Logged

          im going back by in the morning and talk to the lady that was there, i know lottery was there because they were telling me about the new tickets they were getting tomorrow.  ive seen them pick up tickets before before the ending dates, miami heat, orlando magic, casino action to name a few.  how many of the first 25 dollar ticket second prizes vanished with it 4 i believe.   and you areright on the gold bars skeptic

          biggest hit 10k, Jubilee, 5K Miami Heat, 2K Emerald 8s, 1k jubilee, 1k GRT, 1k heat wave, multiple 500's

          good luck in the chase 2013 wins, maybe 4 500's

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            Posted: June 15, 2015, 8:06 pm - IP Logged

            Due to formatting issues, I cannot post a direct side by side comparison of the odds on the old L4L games compared to the new ones being released.  But here are the highlights:

            1.  The odds on the non-top prize levels have not changed in any meaningful way.  This means that your odds of winning $1,000, $500, $10, etc are about the same with the new L4L games as the old ones of the same dollar domination.
            2. The real change is in the top prize odds.
            3. For the $5,000 a week for life:  The old odds for the top prize were 1 in 6,000,000.  Now the odds are 1 in 6,060,000.  Not too big of a difference in the scheme of things....but it gets worse for the lower tier prizes.
            4. For the $2,500 a week for life:  The old odds for the top prize were 1 in 4,500,000.  Now the odds are 1 in 6,000,000.  That is a huge increase in the difficultly of winning the top prize.
            5. For the $1,000 a week for life:  The old odds for the top prize were 1 in 3,780,000.  Now the odds are 1 in 5,062,500.  That is also a huge increase in difficulty.
            6. For the $500 a week for life: The old odds for the top prize were 1 in 5,040,000.  Now the odds are 1 in 6,000,000.  Another substantial increase, especially for a $1 game.

            Overall, these are the same L4L games released a few years ago, just with worse odds at the top prizes.  The lotto has to pass on its costs somehow.  I don't think the second chance raffle makes up for the tougher overall odds of winning a big prize.

            Out of a desire to punish myself, I am going to buy a book of the $5,000 a week for life anyways.  I'll post the results later this week.  Good luck everyone!

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              Posted: June 15, 2015, 9:16 pm - IP Logged

              There's a * next to 100 X - but what does it really mean ? We know what the sentence explaining * says, but how does it affect we players ?

              GATORSROK - your'e a smart guy - explain it - is it to our benefit to see the * ?

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                Posted: June 15, 2015, 10:09 pm - IP Logged

                What officially is supposed to happen to all the money that is left from prizes that were discarded or otherwise never claimed? I also suspect something very fishy is going on. All the new games are junk for the most part. Games used to seem commensurate with the odds, not so much anymore.

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                  Posted: June 15, 2015, 10:53 pm - IP Logged

                  There's a * next to 100 X - but what does it really mean ? We know what the sentence explaining * says, but how does it affect we players ?

                  GATORSROK - your'e a smart guy - explain it - is it to our benefit to see the * ?

                  The asterisk * is usually not a good sign for a game.  It typically means one of two things: 

                  1. The game was shipped to the Florida Lottery in more than one shipment which happens when a very large game like the Billion Dollar Blockbuster or 100X the Cash come out.  This is typically not a big deal and should not have an effect on the overall odds of a game; or
                  2. The game was reordered which was the case for the 100X and many other games.  This is typically a bad sign because when a game is reordered, the lottery is required to reorder prizes in same general proportion as the game's original odds.  However, the lottery usually orders thousands of extra books which dilute the top prize odds but makes the lottery more money.  For instance, assume a basic game with one top prize of $1M.  The odds are 1 in 1,500,000 for the top prize.  Assume it is a $10 game and the game is sold in 60 ticket books.  This means that for every 25,000 books (1,500,000/60) there would be one top prize of $1M.  If the lottery reorders the game, the asterisk will appear and the lottery may order 30,000 books and still only order one more top prize with the new shipment.  Therefore, your initial game odds were 1 in 1,500,000 but now have become 1 in 1,800,000 (30,000 books x 60 tickets per book).  As a result, the top prize pool is diluted.  Take this approach but apply it to a game like the $200MS or 50X the Cash with many top prizes and you can see how the lottery can make a little bit of extra money.  For the lottery, it is about getting an edge anywhere possible.  If they do this for half of their games, they are boosting their bottom line.  So to make a long story short, I do not like seeing the asterisk.  Typically means the top prize pool is being diluted.

                  For the 100X the cash, if there was no dilution or asterisk, the total number of books would have been 900,000.  However, by reading the instant liability report, I can tell that they printed a total of 917,621 books.  Not a tremendous difference, but at $1,000 a book that is $17,621,000 ($1,000 x 17,621 extra books) of extra revenue less prize payouts.  Your odds of winning a top prize didn't get significantly worse, but they did get worse. 

                  I hope this makes sense.

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                    Posted: June 15, 2015, 11:04 pm - IP Logged

                    makes perfect sense...can they reorder specific set  such as only lower end tickets

                    biggest hit 10k, Jubilee, 5K Miami Heat, 2K Emerald 8s, 1k jubilee, 1k GRT, 1k heat wave, multiple 500's

                    good luck in the chase 2013 wins, maybe 4 500's

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                      Posted: June 15, 2015, 11:29 pm - IP Logged

                      makes perfect sense...can they reorder specific set  such as only lower end tickets

                      They reorder a proportionate number of lower tier prizes to the number of books ordered.  If they order too many extra books, they are obligated to order additional top prizes.  So they order just enough books to make money on awarding lower tier prizes without ordering so many books that they have to award a top prize.

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                        Posted: June 16, 2015, 8:33 am - IP Logged

                        Stopped by Winn Dixie and Publix on the way to work this morning,

                        Purchased 2 x $25 Florida Cash from each store - all losers

                        2 x $20 Super Millions from each store - all losers

                        1 x $20 Gold Rush from each store - all losers

                        4 x $5 Big Money from each store - won $5 three times, the rest losers. 

                        To say that I am sick is an understatement.  I am taking a break until the weekend, then going back to the Lotto and Food store which has the $10 200 Million Spectacular and play that as it seems to continue to pay with the advertised odds, unlike all of the new ones.

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                          Posted: June 16, 2015, 8:54 am - IP Logged

                          Question for Skeptic.

                          I know you also have had good luck with the old 200 Million Spectacular.  Did you purchase any rolls of this one and if yes, how did you do?  The Lotto and Food store in East Orlando still has these and is loaded.  I was thinking about purchasing a roll this weekend as it seems to be paying out as the odds claim, at least for me it has. 

                           

                          Thanks,
                          Wes

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                            Question for Skeptic.

                            I know you also have had good luck with the old 200 Million Spectacular.  Did you purchase any rolls of this one and if yes, how did you do?  The Lotto and Food store in East Orlando still has these and is loaded.  I was thinking about purchasing a roll this weekend as it seems to be paying out as the odds claim, at least for me it has. 

                             

                            Thanks,
                            Wes

                            When I was active with 200MS a couple years ago I would try a book once in a while but would normally get 10 from one or two rolls - oddly enough I would hit $500's - mixed denominations or *10 X 50. Got around 6 $1000's - one $5000 - but havn't played much lately. Bought 20 2 weeks ago and got $65 back.

                            I don't know what's left in that 7 year old game. Was it GATORSROK who said the game is 94% done - yet it will end oct/2018. So what does that tell me ? Stay away - I'm guessing there might be a couple $500's or a 1000 - but from my last play I threw in the towel. I hope you prove me wrong and get a couple good ones !! That's the gamble and the mystery of scratchers - you can say the game is dead and someone wins a BIG one the next day.

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                              Posted: June 16, 2015, 11:40 am - IP Logged

                              When I was active with 200MS a couple years ago I would try a book once in a while but would normally get 10 from one or two rolls - oddly enough I would hit $500's - mixed denominations or *10 X 50. Got around 6 $1000's - one $5000 - but havn't played much lately. Bought 20 2 weeks ago and got $65 back.

                              I don't know what's left in that 7 year old game. Was it GATORSROK who said the game is 94% done - yet it will end oct/2018. So what does that tell me ? Stay away - I'm guessing there might be a couple $500's or a 1000 - but from my last play I threw in the towel. I hope you prove me wrong and get a couple good ones !! That's the gamble and the mystery of scratchers - you can say the game is dead and someone wins a BIG one the next day.

                              Thanks for the input Skeptic.  If I decide to buy the roll this weekend I will let everyone know ho it goes.  In the meantime, I'm taking the rest of this week off due to some bad luck the last 2 days.

                                 
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