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HoLeeKau's avatar - YheaShea
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Posted: June 4, 2014, 6:28 pm - IP Logged

Well, I did it.  I splurged $100 on a ticket for the local St. Jude's Dream Home raffle.  I hadn't done that in several years but decided to go ahead and try it again.  This year's home is only worth about $340K -- previous ones were worth about $100K more. 

Anyone else enter the St. Jude's raffles, or any other big ones?

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    Posted: June 5, 2014, 12:47 am - IP Logged

    Good luck.

    Out of curiosity, how many raffle tickets are they selling?

      HoLeeKau's avatar - YheaShea
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      Posted: June 15, 2014, 5:43 pm - IP Logged

      It used to be 7700, MrCraft, but this time I saw it was around 8500.  I can't find the exact number now.

      The drawing is a week from today.  Hopefully I'll be celebrating!  Party

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        Posted: June 15, 2014, 5:54 pm - IP Logged

        It used to be 7700, MrCraft, but this time I saw it was around 8500.  I can't find the exact number now.

        The drawing is a week from today.  Hopefully I'll be celebrating!  Party

         8,500 tickets isnt that bad I dont think.  $100 for a home,  wouldnt that be great?  I wish you best of luck and look forward to hearing you are the winner!

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          Posted: June 15, 2014, 11:16 pm - IP Logged

          It used to be 7700, MrCraft, but this time I saw it was around 8500.  I can't find the exact number now.

          The drawing is a week from today.  Hopefully I'll be celebrating!  Party

          Good luck!

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            HoLeeKau's avatar - YheaShea
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            Posted: June 16, 2014, 11:17 am - IP Logged

            Thank you!  Big Grin

              HoLeeKau's avatar - YheaShea
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              Posted: June 23, 2014, 4:55 pm - IP Logged

              They sold 8,377 tickets, and I didn't win the house.  Unhappy  Or any of the other dozen prizes.  Disapprove

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                Posted: June 23, 2014, 5:58 pm - IP Logged

                They sold 8,377 tickets, and I didn't win the house.  Unhappy  Or any of the other dozen prizes.  Disapprove

                So sorry HoLeeKau, I know what a disappointment it is. Two years ago I bought a house raffle ticket from a college....low odds and I didnt win anything either. $100 is just too much to spend even with the good odds and the money goes to the college. 

                Hope you win next year if you choose to try again.

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                  Posted: June 23, 2014, 7:08 pm - IP Logged

                  They sold 8,377 tickets, and I didn't win the house.  Unhappy  Or any of the other dozen prizes.  Disapprove

                  That's no fun. I tend to avoid raffles because they are worse by payout than even state daily games. But at least it was for a good cause Smile

                  I sometimes enter the free ones, i.e. HGTV Dream Home. But those get like 50 million entries LOL

                  If the chances of winning the jackpot are so slim, why play when the jackpot is so small? Your chances never change, but the potential payoff does.
                  If a crystal ball showed you the future of the rest of your life, and in that future you will never win a jackpot, would you still play?

                  2016: -48.28% (13 tickets) ||
                  P&L % = Total Win($)/Total Wager($) - 1

                    HoLeeKau's avatar - YheaShea
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                    Posted: June 23, 2014, 7:44 pm - IP Logged

                    That's no fun. I tend to avoid raffles because they are worse by payout than even state daily games. But at least it was for a good cause Smile

                    I sometimes enter the free ones, i.e. HGTV Dream Home. But those get like 50 million entries LOL

                    Oh yeah, I used to enter the HGTV one.  I didn't last year, and guess what .. someone from Idaho won.  LOL  Can't win for losing.

                      HoLeeKau's avatar - YheaShea
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                      Posted: June 23, 2014, 7:45 pm - IP Logged

                      So sorry HoLeeKau, I know what a disappointment it is. Two years ago I bought a house raffle ticket from a college....low odds and I didnt win anything either. $100 is just too much to spend even with the good odds and the money goes to the college. 

                      Hope you win next year if you choose to try again.

                      Thanks lejardin.  My only consolation is that St Jude's is a worthy charity.