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Endless Mountains Pennsylvania
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Posted: December 12, 2013, 6:42 am - IP Logged

Hello all, 

No introduction section so wanted to say hi. 

 

Short history on me, been playing the lottery pretty hard for a couple years. Most likely went about playing some games the wrong way wasting alot of money in the past now I try to play a little smarter. Have a couple decent wins under my belt from scratch offs to P.a's regular lottery games but all in all I'm still probably down. 

 

Right now I'm playing the strike it rich scratch off $2 game as there's still alot of top prizes left. 

 

I do have a couple questions I've been asking myself lately.  #1 does anyone seriously think theres a difference what the ticket numbers are? I personally have done better with tickets from 001 through 025. #2 has anyone noticed in Pennsylvania if more tickets are won in certain areas and or counties? Do you think they distribute better winners to different income communities? 

 

Well thats it for now I guess, glad to be here great website with a really nice overall design.

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    Posted: December 12, 2013, 7:39 am - IP Logged

    Hello all, 

    No introduction section so wanted to say hi. 

     

    Short history on me, been playing the lottery pretty hard for a couple years. Most likely went about playing some games the wrong way wasting alot of money in the past now I try to play a little smarter. Have a couple decent wins under my belt from scratch offs to P.a's regular lottery games but all in all I'm still probably down. 

     

    Right now I'm playing the strike it rich scratch off $2 game as there's still alot of top prizes left. 

     

    I do have a couple questions I've been asking myself lately.  #1 does anyone seriously think theres a difference what the ticket numbers are? I personally have done better with tickets from 001 through 025. #2 has anyone noticed in Pennsylvania if more tickets are won in certain areas and or counties? Do you think they distribute better winners to different income communities? 

     

    Well thats it for now I guess, glad to be here great website with a really nice overall design.

    Hi pascratchaddict,

    Welcome.

    To answer all three of your questions I would say yes yes and yes I definitely think the ticket numbers make a difference sometimes I personally have won a lot on # 006 , #016, #024, #043  those are the recurring good ticket nos. For me.I know other people have had luck on #006 espically with the $20 tickets.  I definitely feel different areas have better tickets and better chances to win then others have gone to. I've had absolutely no luck year after year but certain places  I frequent all the time do much better and have regular winners. It can't be completely random.
    Pa is sneakey with their methods these days. Years ago winners were
    Everywhere it seemed. Not anymore.

    Good.luck to you!

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      Posted: December 12, 2013, 7:41 am - IP Logged

      Sorry for the crappy wording and spelling its early and I don't really care lol.

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        Posted: December 12, 2013, 10:56 am - IP Logged

        Hello PAScratchAddict...

        Without a doubt, PA has a heavy hand in creating a believable totally random type atmosphere.

        I'm pretty much convinced that random to them means making sure the winnings are evenly dispersed so no one cries

        foul. How do you manage a task like that? 6 - 7 million tickets per game, run until all top prizes are awarded or when the

        game just expires, sent to how many stores across the state? Tons! and then wind up with a nice tidy winners list

        spanning all counties of PA...???? Incredible luck or just plain planning by the lottery commission.

        $20 games are easier to win a decent amount on, higher ticket price/chance at better prizes.

        The low end games..ie: $1 and $2 are going to have WAY more non-winning fillers and FREE tickets so you get a chance

        at another filler/non-winner. From experience....if you get a free and turn it in for a different $2 or $1 game, you'll come

        out LOSER. If you turn it in for the next ticket in line, I think roughly 2/5 times you'll get a back to back winner.

        As far as ticket NUMBERS go...there are ones to watch...$20's are 000/005/006/010.....018-022, then 025, 027, 028, 029

        016 on Diamond Dazzler has been good to me in the past so has 011 on that game (by good I mean $100..5x ticket price is

        fair, anything below that is a no win teaser, they want you to turn it back in)

        $5 games #'s around 10 and 40 and 51 have been okay.

        $10 games 000, 001/020/021 and....058/059.

        $3 games...pick whichever you want, they all suck.

        $2 for me, 140+ up to 149...plus any ticket ending in 6...006, 016, 026, 036 etc..

        $1 games LMAO.....take your chances in sets of 10 at least.....the winner can be ANYWHERE....but there are some nice ones

        out there....$50 for a $10 investment isn't bad at all considering if you bought ONE $10, you'd probably lose and buy the same

        10 and you're at $100...just dumb imo.

        I don't know how many tickets you buy at a time of the STRIKE IT RICH.....I hope it's at least 2 and if you have a winner, I'd suggest

        buying the next one too then stop. If the next is a winner, go for the 3rd ESPECIALLY if it's HOT 100's you're playing. Don't let those

        FREE's turn you off....I've gotten $100's after stinky FREE tickets enough to know they like to print them like that...who knows why??

        $20 tickets are going to be where your money is at more often....BUT you can't go all out UNLESS you know you can. Don't get pulled

        into feeding ANY one machine or counter - another word for it: CHASING.....learn to walk away if it's a losing day. I've seen people

        do that and GET PIZZED and storm out only to have a person come up after them and win. I don't watch hawks, they make me

        uncomfortable (the uncontrolled part of it is disturbing...feed, punch the button, scratch, toss and start over again...same outcome:

        walk out in a huff with no money) I can't stand their nervous chatter either....they talk too much cause they're nervous & they spend

        too much. Leave me alone and everything is A-OKAY. Freaks is what a lot of them are...looking over shoulders and asking what you're

        winning.

        Where they got the idea that it's a cooperative venture is frigging beyond me....my best piece of advice: don't talk to them and what

        does THAT have to do with winning??? It keeps them in the dark and prevents them from buying the next 20 tickets of the same one

        YOU DIDN'T win on...therefore, leaving you a shot at another time/day...ex: if you don't win on 5, they'll buy up the next 10 knowing

        a winner is there somewhere. Don't tell them what you won or didn't....then they leave it alone and stay in the dark unless they insist

        on breathing down your neck..then just tell them BACK OFF and LEAVE ME ALONE. It works.

        Stick with one game if you want but expanding your playing field within a certain denomination increases your chances of snagging

        something worthwhile..just think, if they didn't use your particular area to even out things, you'll never get a top prize on that ONE

        game. Best play is playing different $2's IMO...but if you like the game, keep at it, there are lower decent prizes. If you happen

        upon a TOP PRIZE in the meantime, BRAVO AND HAPPY SPENDING!!

        Good luck to you, we're always looking for a good winner here....best wishes for a super prize!!

        Whether you want to play just one or multiples, keep track, play smart and know when to leave. Record numbers and outcomes

        for your area, you'll see a pattern about every 2 or 3 months or so.....these stinking tickets cycle and they DON'T DO IT THEMSELVES.

        Funny how most people accept the entities version of - RANDOM.

        Yeah, and there's a sucker born every minute too...

         

        I don't believe they distribute the winners to just higher income communities because if you've seen the stats it seems that a lot

        of low income people play and these winners of course are popping up in high end communities but also in poor communities

        where people can't afford lottery much less a gallon of milk...I think they'd choose the lottery ticket over the milk most times

        though and lottery knows that.

        246 ~~ 485 ~~ 369 ~~ 890 ~~ 705 ~~ 357 ~~ 129 ~~ 165 ~  007 ~ 225 ~ 818 ~ 440 ~  7775 5557

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          Posted: December 12, 2013, 10:58 am - IP Logged

          Holy smokes I made up the last 4 days of minimal posting with this post...oh well, you'll have that.

          246 ~~ 485 ~~ 369 ~~ 890 ~~ 705 ~~ 357 ~~ 129 ~~ 165 ~  007 ~ 225 ~ 818 ~ 440 ~  7775 5557

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            Posted: December 12, 2013, 1:05 pm - IP Logged

            Hello all, 

            No introduction section so wanted to say hi. 

             

            Short history on me, been playing the lottery pretty hard for a couple years. Most likely went about playing some games the wrong way wasting alot of money in the past now I try to play a little smarter. Have a couple decent wins under my belt from scratch offs to P.a's regular lottery games but all in all I'm still probably down. 

             

            Right now I'm playing the strike it rich scratch off $2 game as there's still alot of top prizes left. 

             

            I do have a couple questions I've been asking myself lately.  #1 does anyone seriously think theres a difference what the ticket numbers are? I personally have done better with tickets from 001 through 025. #2 has anyone noticed in Pennsylvania if more tickets are won in certain areas and or counties? Do you think they distribute better winners to different income communities? 

             

            Well thats it for now I guess, glad to be here great website with a really nice overall design.

            If you look through the posts here and on other forums, you will find people that swear by the first or last ticket on a roll, the center of the roll, ticket #whatever ... so basically it makes no difference. However if you have done well on a certain ticket number and you think that is a lucky ticket number for you, then when you win with that ticket number you tend to remember it and reinforce that number as a "lucky" ticket number (although many times we don't remember the times when a "lucky" number was not a winner).

            As for the best cities, counties, or sections of town with the most winners, it will be those areas that have sold the most tickets...

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              Posted: December 12, 2013, 3:49 pm - IP Logged

              Thanks for the info guys,

               

              Duckman, I personally have done terrible with 000 or last tickets but only have done a few. I just passed up a 000 on aces and 8's and went for a few middle of the pack strike it riches, waiting for the old lady to come home so she can scratch them with me.

               

              FTR, I had 1600 entries into the 2nd chance drawing for $10,000 and notta, hoping for the $100,000

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                Posted: December 12, 2013, 4:07 pm - IP Logged

                Dr65,

                 

                Thanks alot.

                 

                I play mostly the games with alot of the top prizes left. I also once a week recalculate the odds of these games. I mostly play $2 $5 and $10 but have played quite a few $20's also.

                 

                I guess I'm pretty bad really, I'll actually go into a few local places and look in the trash for multiple losers on the same game and see if the next ticket #'s are available. I'll also look at poorly scratched off tickets without the code block scratched off and scan them myself. I've won a couple times doing this lol