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Posted: June 15, 2016, 6:46 pm - IP Logged

So, I went to the District Office in Ft.Myers today and bought the last 21  50x tickets they had.  I was getting my butt kicked, then on ticket 57 I got the 50x symbol. And a whopping $2 under it. lol....   But that did really help out.  What was funny was when I was walking out, the guy behind me saw that I finished them off, and he asked to buy some from me.  I shoulda sold him the first 10 tickets.. All duds!   

 

I also bought 1  $20 Flamingo Multiplier. I never buy $20 tickets.  I won $50 on a   2x 25 symbol.   

 

I "think" Lee County is completely out of 50x now.

Oddly enough, the $20 Flamingo Multiplier has been the best $20 ticket for me, even though in my head I can't get away from thinking of it as a trash game. Gold Rush has burned me, Super Millions has burned me, Monopoly, Year for Life, etc, none of the others have given me much in the way of good winners (not to mention $25 tickets, which, aside from 100X, have been horrid for me). But on $20 Flamingo, in spite of having only bought a sporadic 30-ish tickets total, I've hit $500, $400, $200, and two $100s along with a few smaller wins. Just been lucky with that one, I guess.

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    When we ask Florida lotto district Sales Manager about the places where we can buy a particular scratch-off ticket, they give the list of shops/stores. But, I don't see the district office name in that list? Does it mean that it's implied that all scratch off games are in district office apart from the stores listed in the report??  Can any one in this forum know about this?

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      When we ask Florida lotto district Sales Manager about the places where we can buy a particular scratch-off ticket, they give the list of shops/stores. But, I don't see the district office name in that list? Does it mean that it's implied that all scratch off games are in district office apart from the stores listed in the report??  Can any one in this forum know about this?

      The district offices, when they have a given game, do show up on the lists.

      See, for instance, from Monday's 50X/$2M Jackpot list:

      005778 Tallahassee District 1224 / 50XTHECASH 1 1
      250 Marriott Drive, Tallahassee (850) 487-7799

      005778 Tallahassee District 1240 / $2,000,000JACKPOT 1 1
      250 Marriott Drive, Tallahassee (850) 487-7799

       

      If you have a list of retails for a game that doesn't include the DOs, it's because the DOs are out of stock on that game.

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        Now I know why that $5 game is called King's Ransom....it takes all your money.  I found a small store that had 14 left on their roll.  I bought all 14 and ended up with one winner for $15.  I'll go back to my $10/$20 games.

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          Bad day for scratching..went looking for 50x in Jax, no luck did come across some 200ms and 10 Holiday tickets bought what they store had and all turned out to be duds.

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            Now I know why that $5 game is called King's Ransom....it takes all your money.  I found a small store that had 14 left on their roll.  I bought all 14 and ended up with one winner for $15.  I'll go back to my $10/$20 games.

            Ouch, that's rough. I don't even think the $5 Flamingo is that bad. And I've come into some pretty bad runnings with that game. Sorry to hear you guys have some rough scratch sessions. 

             

            Bke - I have a list of stores in Jacksonville with 50X (updated as of yesterday). Want me to send that info to you?

             

            Where's Skeptic? I'm beginning to become concern as I haven't seen him around on here in a while.

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              Now I know why that $5 game is called King's Ransom....it takes all your money.  I found a small store that had 14 left on their roll.  I bought all 14 and ended up with one winner for $15.  I'll go back to my $10/$20 games.

              Yah, the fact that a lot of prizes were probably thrown out in this game makes it impossible to figure out the actual current odds.

              According to the report, there are 164,773 prizes left and only 226,800 tickets left. This would be awesome odds, but we know that there's not that many prizes left. Without doing a bunch of math I can't even make a good guess as to how many prizes are actually left. In theory, the actual current odds should be close to the advertised odds which would mean only ~56,984 prizes left. Nothing really explains that horrible run of luck though.

              EDIT:

              Though looking at the %s of prizes claimed just for the prizes that would be hard for anyone to miss (pair of Kings or pair of Crowns) the average % claimed is in the range of 96% .. so based on that there's something around 100k prizes left. A lot of speculation here so take it with a grain of salt.

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                Posted: June 15, 2016, 10:07 pm - IP Logged

                Now I know why that $5 game is called King's Ransom....it takes all your money.  I found a small store that had 14 left on their roll.  I bought all 14 and ended up with one winner for $15.  I'll go back to my $10/$20 games.

                Got junk on KR tonight too. Bought half a roll ($150), got back $50 (one ticket had $30 so most were losers). Dud after dud after dud.

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                  Add me to the Kings Ransom beating list... Found 25 left on the roll at my local circle k. Bought them all.  Spent $125 and won a whopping $55 on 5 winners. 1 of which had the K+k with a $5 under it for a $10 win.... lame.

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                    Draco 

                    Please send me the list for 50x in Jacksonville.

                    Thanks

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                      Thanks MrGray for clarification on DOs.

                      Today, I found out that from the list of shops that I received, only few stores/shops that Florida lottery says that '0,1' (activated, received) are open minded and ready to check box but not most of the shops/Stores (like Sedano's,etc..) are ready to do it....

                      Except one store, all of the stores I went today told they don't have 200MS and they either a)don't want to discuss about when they will get the next book in stock or b)the owner of the shop is the only person who knows about it and so, we have to go at the right time to meet the owner....

                      One shop owner because of my push to check for the 200MS, opened a box and found one new book not activated. But, he told me that he can't activate now as he can't keep it in display and display is full with other scratch-off games!!!??? Either I need to wait until next week or few weeks for any scratch-off games to be off the shelf and he will keep it for display and activate!!!??

                      If this is the case, then there could be a lot of winning tickets are caught up in non-activated but received boxes by the stores/shops!!!!

                      Just by calling them and asking them over phone (or) even going directly to the shop and asking them to activate it (as I did today) is not going to be sufficient for us to either purchase or use probability and figure out winning tickets...

                      Any comments?

                      Edit: I am referring to South Florida in above context...I don't know about other parts of Florida.

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                        Thanks MrGray for clarification on DOs.

                        Today, I found out that from the list of shops that I received, only few stores/shops that Florida lottery says that '0,1' (activated, received) are open minded and ready to check box but not most of the shops/Stores (like Sedano's,etc..) are ready to do it....

                        Except one store, all of the stores I went today told they don't have 200MS and they either a)don't want to discuss about when they will get the next book in stock or b)the owner of the shop is the only person who knows about it and so, we have to go at the right time to meet the owner....

                        One shop owner because of my push to check for the 200MS, opened a box and found one new book not activated. But, he told me that he can't activate now as he can't keep it in display and display is full with other scratch-off games!!!??? Either I need to wait until next week or few weeks for any scratch-off games to be off the shelf and he will keep it for display and activate!!!??

                        If this is the case, then there could be a lot of winning tickets are caught up in non-activated but received boxes by the stores/shops!!!!

                        Just by calling them and asking them over phone (or) even going directly to the shop and asking them to activate it (as I did today) is not going to be sufficient for us to either purchase or use probability and figure out winning tickets...

                        Any comments?

                        Edit: I am referring to South Florida in above context...I don't know about other parts of Florida.

                        I'm curious as to what county you're referring to in South Florida.

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                          All 3 in South Florida - Broward, Dade and Monroe counties...

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                            Thanks MrGray for clarification on DOs.

                            Today, I found out that from the list of shops that I received, only few stores/shops that Florida lottery says that '0,1' (activated, received) are open minded and ready to check box but not most of the shops/Stores (like Sedano's,etc..) are ready to do it....

                            Except one store, all of the stores I went today told they don't have 200MS and they either a)don't want to discuss about when they will get the next book in stock or b)the owner of the shop is the only person who knows about it and so, we have to go at the right time to meet the owner....

                            One shop owner because of my push to check for the 200MS, opened a box and found one new book not activated. But, he told me that he can't activate now as he can't keep it in display and display is full with other scratch-off games!!!??? Either I need to wait until next week or few weeks for any scratch-off games to be off the shelf and he will keep it for display and activate!!!??

                            If this is the case, then there could be a lot of winning tickets are caught up in non-activated but received boxes by the stores/shops!!!!

                            Just by calling them and asking them over phone (or) even going directly to the shop and asking them to activate it (as I did today) is not going to be sufficient for us to either purchase or use probability and figure out winning tickets...

                            Any comments?

                            Edit: I am referring to South Florida in above context...I don't know about other parts of Florida.

                            A few things:

                            No store will be getting a next book in stock on $200MS (or 50X). What stores have them have all that's left. So, no need to bring it up with any of the clerks.

                            You can expect that when a store only has a given game in their stock, but not in the display, they won't be able to activate it for you unless you want to buy the whole book. This is common for two reasons: 1) they need somewhere to put it in their display if you don't buy the whole book (and usually have the display full), and 2) the Lottery reps push retailers hard to only put the newest games in their displays, even when the retailers themselves want to keep some older games out (an activity that's become so prevalent and annoying that I'll be having a little chat with the Lottery about it soon).

                            And, yes, whether you call or show up in person, you'll run into many clerks who don't have access to check the safe/lockbox/etc where unactivated books are stored, and therefore won't be able to check a given stock until a manager/owner comes in. Pretty regular, and understandable. Annoying if you've traveled some distance searching, but, it comes with the territory.

                            Lastly, even when a store might have something in stock, if it's an older game that a clerk is not used to seeing, they'll often tell you, "That game is over," or, "They don't make that anymore," etc. There are a few stores where the proprietors know their stuff (and those are the ones I tend to frequent), but most don't. Again, just comes with the territory. 

                            Try not to get too worked up over these things.

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                              A few things:

                              No store will be getting a next book in stock on $200MS (or 50X). What stores have them have all that's left. So, no need to bring it up with any of the clerks.

                              You can expect that when a store only has a given game in their stock, but not in the display, they won't be able to activate it for you unless you want to buy the whole book. This is common for two reasons: 1) they need somewhere to put it in their display if you don't buy the whole book (and usually have the display full), and 2) the Lottery reps push retailers hard to only put the newest games in their displays, even when the retailers themselves want to keep some older games out (an activity that's become so prevalent and annoying that I'll be having a little chat with the Lottery about it soon).

                              And, yes, whether you call or show up in person, you'll run into many clerks who don't have access to check the safe/lockbox/etc where unactivated books are stored, and therefore won't be able to check a given stock until a manager/owner comes in. Pretty regular, and understandable. Annoying if you've traveled some distance searching, but, it comes with the territory.

                              Lastly, even when a store might have something in stock, if it's an older game that a clerk is not used to seeing, they'll often tell you, "That game is over," or, "They don't make that anymore," etc. There are a few stores where the proprietors know their stuff (and those are the ones I tend to frequent), but most don't. Again, just comes with the territory. 

                              Try not to get too worked up over these things.

                              Spot on. 

                               

                              I've called some places about 200MS. Out of three places that was listed as having it, only one clerk said he actually had a book. I'm going to buy a book tomorrow, and I'll post results. Now I can understand it from the clerk's perspective if it is a food store. If it is a food store, they might have a long line and they probably want the call to be quick and easy from a customer support perspective. Generally, alot of clerks don't know much about the lottery games. I did meet a couple clerks who actually track the prize page, and claim they played as well. 

                               

                              Does anyone know when those new monopoly tickets are coming out? I'm not sure why the FL lottery creates so many games. Is it to generate more sales? I know some states keep a much smaller number of games, and only replace them when prizes are out.

                                 
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