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Posted: June 17, 2016, 11:12 pm - IP Logged

Welcome to the UF family! Been working there for 2 years now, can't beat the benefits.

Glad you had some luck with the mega-store. I've bought a couple times from there but actually have never gotten any winner out of there. That place is hard to get to with all of the traffic. I hated Archer Rd so much I moved to Ocala and commute from there. 

I think that place has sold some big winners before so maybe it'll produce another big winner.

Did he have any King's Ransom?

Thanks! :) I've heard people suggest living in north Gainesvile, and even Ocala. I've been looking at so many apartments, and will probably make a decision within the next week. Oh yeah, it definitely is a high traffic road. With the amount of books they go through, I'd imagine they must be producing lots of claim tickets for at least the lower big prizes like $1k. King's Ransom is the one game I did not see on display at that store, although they might have it in inventory. I've seen King's Ransom at food stores in various parts of Jacksonville. I didn't stop by any other food stores in Gainesville, but I'd imagine those types of places would have it in stock.

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    Yep! Some amazing people in that shop. Do you live in Gainesville? I'm moving to Gainesville in early July, and whenever I play scratchoffs that's going to be my new location. I wonder how often they have big winners at that place. I stopped there a few times today, and it seemed like they had lines of people playing scratch games.

     

    They have 13 books of 200 MS Spectacular, and 10 books of $10 Holiday Gifts. The $10 Holiday Gift book I saw had a distribution number of 51k on the back, making me think the other ones are possibly lower numbers. There were only 2 books of 50X cash, but the guy I spoke to told me that he thinks he can get more next week.

    No to living in Gainesville ... I just made the drive for some scratchers .... off to Kissimmee today to try a few places

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      Thanks to posting the lists for the locations of games.

      So I ventured to Anthony Food Mart NE of Ocala (or so I thought) I ended up at the wrong place. Where I went was a Qwik King on the corner of NE95th and CR 200A. I guess I missed it by a few blocks, but when we walked in I thought I was at the right place because they had an Active roll of 50X going and I only remembered seeing one from the list. Its on no 55 so I bought the last five he had (said he didn't have any more). Haven't scratched them yet, but will in a moment and post the results.

      FWIW this place had 1 roll going of $2M Holiday on No 51 but with a serial number of 61,000ish (Clerk was real nice to give out info). Also saw they had a $5 KR roll going didn't ask about but looked like it was near the beginning of the roll with a lot tickets.

      I hope one of my 5 breaks even.

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        Thanks to posting the lists for the locations of games.

        So I ventured to Anthony Food Mart NE of Ocala (or so I thought) I ended up at the wrong place. Where I went was a Qwik King on the corner of NE95th and CR 200A. I guess I missed it by a few blocks, but when we walked in I thought I was at the right place because they had an Active roll of 50X going and I only remembered seeing one from the list. Its on no 55 so I bought the last five he had (said he didn't have any more). Haven't scratched them yet, but will in a moment and post the results.

        FWIW this place had 1 roll going of $2M Holiday on No 51 but with a serial number of 61,000ish (Clerk was real nice to give out info). Also saw they had a $5 KR roll going didn't ask about but looked like it was near the beginning of the roll with a lot tickets.

        I hope one of my 5 breaks even.

        Interesting. I'm wishing you the best of luck on those 50X tickets bro! I'm eager to hear your results. 

         

        I've been seeing alot of $10 Holiday Books in the 50k-60k distribution range recently. People are buying up the game all over the place. I was shocked AK Quik's in Gainesville was able to acquire 10 books of the game. 

         

        The $200MS book I bought in Gainesville at that place was in book number: 546,567. Does anyone know how many books this game released? Does anyone know which book the last $1m was hit for in that game? I think I saw it was hit in 2015, and typically has had hits each year since release. That one place had 13 books in stock, and the owners seemed friendly and cool enough to allow people to pick their book. I might consider buying another book of 200MS, or maybe even $10 Holiday Gifts in a few weeks when I move to Gville. The owner at AK Quik told me that they were going to try to track down some more 50X tickets, which seems promising. 

         

        The 50X tickets I bought there were mostly duds, maybe 1 $10 winner after spending like $100. The Super Millions tickets were also absolutely horrible, and ironically I was reviewing old posts on this thread where it seems many of the veterans have had similar experiences with this game when it was released.

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          Posted: June 18, 2016, 9:33 pm - IP Logged

          Well typical despite the idea that odds should be better. 4 losers. No 57 had the 10X symbol for.....wait for it.....$2.00

          Oh well, not too bad. No different from buying a $25 Misfortune and $5Wof and losing.

          Someone suggested earlier with so few rolls left maybe the big-risk takers with the funding should buy out the 50X/200MS game. It would be an interesting experiment. It would be awesome if you guys found more of these grand prizes or at least once and for all prove all the statistics being put out by the FL Lottery are bogus.

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            Well typical despite the idea that odds should be better. 4 losers. No 57 had the 10X symbol for.....wait for it.....$2.00

            Oh well, not too bad. No different from buying a $25 Misfortune and $5Wof and losing.

            Someone suggested earlier with so few rolls left maybe the big-risk takers with the funding should buy out the 50X/200MS game. It would be an interesting experiment. It would be awesome if you guys found more of these grand prizes or at least once and for all prove all the statistics being put out by the FL Lottery are bogus.

            Ah, well at least you found a winner. I've encountered 10 duds in a row on 50X cash. In my experiences, it has paid out worse than the $10 Holiday Gifts. I agree that big spenders could buyout 50X cash easily with only 2-3% remaining (and possibly 100 books left across the state). The King's Ransom game could also be bought out easily by Lotto Post members, honestly. With it being $300 a book, it could be feasible. That game is brutal though. I've heard of people receiving $60-$70 back on a $300 investment. Then again, I've heard of people hitting less than $300 on a Florida Cash/Misfortune book (absolute highway robbery considering they cost $1k a book...)

             

            I could potentially buy maybe 4 rolls of either 200MS, 50X Cash, or even $10 Holiday Gifts but I'd rather not touch my savings account. Hitting a $1m prize on 50X Cash, or 200MS would be amazing and make it all worth it. The odds are still pretty horrible, but with these games being scarce in supply with jackpot prizes remaining they may be better than usual FL Lotto games which is what makes it enticing. I'm young, and single so I could afford to do something that stupid at this point. Heck, even hitting a $10k prize would make it worth it. My last $1k win was in March, and I've encountered nothing higher than $100 since then.

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              Orlando area 50X (surprisingly sparse):

              Town Star #22 1224 / 50XTHECASH 0 1
              1875 McCoy Road, Belle Isle (407) 251-9064

              Bravo Supermarket 1224 / 50XTHECASH 0 1
              10659 E Colonial Drive, Orlando (407) 277-7688

              Publix #1295 1224 / 50XTHECASH 0 2
              2871 Clayton Crossing Way Ste , Oviedo (407) 673-0829

              STFEN Inc Chevron 1224 / 50XTHECASH 1 0
              2626 Lee Road, Winter Park (407) 644-8450

              142009754 Circle K 1224 / 50XTHECASH 0 1
              325 E Par Avenue, Orlando (407) 645-5506

              Niki Food Store 1224 / 50XTHECASH 1 2
              950 N Central Avenue #2, Oviedo (407) 366-6084

               

              [Close-ish]

              Diamond Food Mart 1224 / 50XTHECASH 1 0
              2901 W Highway 441, Apopka (407) 886-5173

              Bravo Supermarket 1224 / 50XTHECASH 0 1
              519 S Orange Blossom Trail, Apopka (407) 886-5334

              Sunoco Express 1224 / 50XTHECASH 1 1
              2655 N Orange Blossom Trail, Kissimmee (407) 932-5080

              Tropical Meat & Produce 1224 / 50XTHECASH 1 0
              519 E Vine Street, Kissimmee (407) 483-7934

              Uggghhhhh ... we should have went to this store

              lottery posted 6/13/16 that a man hit top prize $500,000 Flamingo Multiplier from Diamond Food Mart in Apopka (on your list)

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                So I have a question.

                50X use to be big in the Lotto Vending machines. I'm sure they were the first ones taken away when they started picking tickets up. So what becomes of a roll that started distributing from a vending machine but still had tickets left on the roll when it was picked up (or do they let the roll sell out before picking up).

                After a game ends and after you can't redeem a ticket for that game after the expiration date, is there any transparency about the lottery being able to release the controlled serial numbers of all the grand prizes in a game? This way we could tell whether a grand prize was on a roll that was ever activated or not and whether the was ever a legitimate chance for anyone of purchasing it or not. 

                For example, I'd like to find out what happened to the 5 $1M and 1 $5M in 100X the cash that was never accounted for. The lottery should be able to track via the company that makes the scratchers the roll/serial numbers of the winners (someone HAS to know this because there HAS to be some form of quality control, otherwise there's no way to prove any of the statistics the lottery puts out on game odds or number of winners is accurate). They should be able to tell us where that roll was sent and whether it was activated or not or turned back to the Lottery for destruction. If it turns out that a lot of grand prizes are being destroyed before having a chance to actually be sold and without any chance of being activated due to newer games taking those slots in the sales display, I don't think I would ever buy another scratcher. Because if this is what's happening, those few books of 50X/KR/200MS could all be losers regardless of what the remaining prizes page says.

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                  So I have a question.

                  50X use to be big in the Lotto Vending machines. I'm sure they were the first ones taken away when they started picking tickets up. So what becomes of a roll that started distributing from a vending machine but still had tickets left on the roll when it was picked up (or do they let the roll sell out before picking up).

                  After a game ends and after you can't redeem a ticket for that game after the expiration date, is there any transparency about the lottery being able to release the controlled serial numbers of all the grand prizes in a game? This way we could tell whether a grand prize was on a roll that was ever activated or not and whether the was ever a legitimate chance for anyone of purchasing it or not. 

                  For example, I'd like to find out what happened to the 5 $1M and 1 $5M in 100X the cash that was never accounted for. The lottery should be able to track via the company that makes the scratchers the roll/serial numbers of the winners (someone HAS to know this because there HAS to be some form of quality control, otherwise there's no way to prove any of the statistics the lottery puts out on game odds or number of winners is accurate). They should be able to tell us where that roll was sent and whether it was activated or not or turned back to the Lottery for destruction. If it turns out that a lot of grand prizes are being destroyed before having a chance to actually be sold and without any chance of being activated due to newer games taking those slots in the sales display, I don't think I would ever buy another scratcher. Because if this is what's happening, those few books of 50X/KR/200MS could all be losers regardless of what the remaining prizes page says.

                  I agree with you wholeheartedly. I don't have a clue, but I have seen shady practices from the lottery before. I posted about an incident where I was playing on a roll of $10 Holiday Gifts from a low traffic store, and then the next day the entire book is suddenly "removed" according to the retailer. He said he had no say on it, and that the lottery took the open book away from him. 

                  Now I can understand them taking and moving around unopen books, specifically, if generate sales at more high traffic locations. I can't understand taking away open books, and my understanding is they have those tickets destroyed/deactivated. Someone posted a while back saying that money unclaimed from games gets "moved over" to newer games, but I haven't seen any evidence of that. 

                  Then again, $10 Gold Rush was hit for it's final $2m prize not long ago. This gives me hope on other games that has a few number of top prizes remaining. I don't expect that number to be 100% accurate though, and in the case of 50X Cash specifically, I'd imagine only one or two of the $1m prizes remain with the current percentage of tickets out there. We're going on a whim here, unfortunately. If all of those top prizes are still out there and eventually going to be hit, the odds would be better than playing on a new game due to the diminished supply. I share the same feelings and not wanting to play if they're manipulating games indirectly by removing rolls that have already been opened in a display just to make room for a new game. Some states actually take more transparent action in these situations, however, there are many that continue to throw out/destroy large winning tickets without accurately updating odds.

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                    Well I went a little crazy today and burned through 4 $200MS rolls at the AK's Quick Shop in Gainesville.  I got the first two wins from the first and fourth rolls.  Then I bought some Super Millions at the BP near my gym.  I ended up with the third picture.  I have no complaints today. 

                    $200MS win

                    $200MS win

                    I keep getting the same combination the Super Millions $500 win for some reason.

                    SM win

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                      Well I went a little crazy today and burned through 4 $200MS rolls at the AK's Quick Shop in Gainesville.  I got the first two wins from the first and fourth rolls.  Then I bought some Super Millions at the BP near my gym.  I ended up with the third picture.  I have no complaints today. 

                      $200MS win

                      $200MS win

                      I keep getting the same combination the Super Millions $500 win for some reason.

                      SM win

                      Nice wins Gator! Glad to hear you got to play through so many tickets and receive some nice returns on several. Fingers crossed for you to hit the big one on Super Millions/200MS/Holiday Gifts.  Smile

                       

                      Are you still playing Holiday Gifts? I remember you said you were going to focus on books under 60k. The AK Quik Stop had 13 books, with the one active being 51k. I'm considering playing this game again in a couple of weeks if the last top prize isn't hit. I'd probably prefer to play $10 Holiday Gifts over 50X, because of the disgusting amount of duds I've encountered on the 50X game along with fake multipliers.

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                        Well I went a little crazy today and burned through 4 $200MS rolls at the AK's Quick Shop in Gainesville.  I got the first two wins from the first and fourth rolls.  Then I bought some Super Millions at the BP near my gym.  I ended up with the third picture.  I have no complaints today. 

                        $200MS win

                        $200MS win

                        I keep getting the same combination the Super Millions $500 win for some reason.

                        SM win

                        In reference to you getting the same combination $500 win on SM - 

                        Weird luck. There's 8 different ways that $500 wins show up on that ticket.

                        Interestingly, there's 3 ways to win $100,000 on it with one of them being the SUPER symbol and a $5,000 prize in all spots. That'd be cool to scratch off.

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                          What is everyone's thoughts about the $5,000 a week for life game, $10 dollar ticket? I've been playing it lately and no big hits just making a small profit.

                          Bke72$

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                            Ok. I got the latest numbers from FL Lotto on 2 games that I have been interested lately - % of tickets sold:

                            As of 06/20/16:

                            0786 - $200M Spectacular - 95.01%
                            1224 - 50X the Cash - 75.17%

                            Total number of outstanding prizes (from $10 to $1 million) in 200MS - 317,357 (3.71% of the original prizes)

                            Total number of outstanding prizes (from $10 to $1 million) in 50X - 224,628 (2.30% of the original prizes)

                            Can any of experts here come up with any numbers of boxes/probability with above numbers?

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                              Ok. I got the latest numbers from FL Lotto on 2 games that I have been interested lately - % of tickets sold:

                              As of 06/20/16:

                              0786 - $200M Spectacular - 95.01%
                              1224 - 50X the Cash - 75.17%

                              Total number of outstanding prizes (from $10 to $1 million) in 200MS - 317,357 (3.71% of the original prizes)

                              Total number of outstanding prizes (from $10 to $1 million) in 50X - 224,628 (2.30% of the original prizes)

                              Can any of experts here come up with any numbers of boxes/probability with above numbers?

                              I'm having a hard time believing them on the 50x number, purely based on the fact that the instant liability report shows the prizes claimed across the board are in the high 90% range. From other reports I've seen, they're good about keeping the % sold and the % claimed in line with each other. For them to be off by 20% would be insane.

                                 
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