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Summertime Connecticut SuperDraw

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Posted: July 1, 2014, 6:58 am - IP Logged

Next Sunday, July 6th, the summertime SuperDraw raffle for 1 million dollars will be held.

My wife bought a ticket yesterday and I was surprised by how low the number was. It was in the 169,000 range.  To me that says it was the 69,000th ticket sold out of a possible 275,000.

On the CT Lottery's website, they say the first ticket sold will be 100001 and the last would be 375000. If that's correct, then my ticket is the 69,000th ticket printed.  If the website isn't correct, the ticket number would still be low.

That's great from a player perspective, because it appears tickets wont sell out between now and Sunday, thus lowering the odds to win a million.  It's not too good for the Ct Lottery, and makes me wonder if ticket sales truly are low, will they run the raffle again in the Fall for a January 1st 2015 raffle?

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    Posted: July 1, 2014, 2:20 pm - IP Logged

    They usually sell out near the end. Got 1 tic and might get another.  GL

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      Posted: July 1, 2014, 8:13 pm - IP Logged

      They usually sell out near the end. Got 1 tic and might get another.  GL

      I hear ya Stang, but they got one helluva long way to go to sell out between now and next Sunday.

      My brother was over to Danbury today and bought a ticket.  He told me the number on it was 173XXX, which means that they have about 202,000 to sell yet.

      And, last year for the summertime drawing, they DIDNOT sell out as per the CT Lottery website. It said they sold 262,000.  Not to mention they didn't sell out at Christmas time in 2013, which really surprised me.  In prior years for the New Years Day drawing, tickets usually sold out a day or two before Christmas.  You couldn't buy one if you wanted to during the week after Christmas prior to January 1st.   

      To top it all off, I remember reading somewhere that The CT Lottery reserves the right to re-schedule the drawing to a later date.  The only reason I can think of that they'd want to do that is because they didn't sell enough tickets.  So we'll see what happens come next Sunday.  G5

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        Posted: July 2, 2014, 2:48 am - IP Logged

        I don't know, it's possible that ticket sales for this years summertime drawing are no different than what has been experienced during previous years for the July 4th drawing. 

        I would have thought that more than 100,000 tickets would have been sold by now, especially with only four days until the drawing. 

        Maybe in prior years players have held off on buying them until just prior to the drawing, and with only a few days to go there's a huge surge in sales. Maybe what I'm seeing is very typical of the July 4th drawing.

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          Posted: July 2, 2014, 8:39 pm - IP Logged

          I don't know, it's possible that ticket sales for this years summertime drawing are no different than what has been experienced during previous years for the July 4th drawing. 

          I would have thought that more than 100,000 tickets would have been sold by now, especially with only four days until the drawing. 

          Maybe in prior years players have held off on buying them until just prior to the drawing, and with only a few days to go there's a huge surge in sales. Maybe what I'm seeing is very typical of the July 4th drawing.

          Just checked The Ct Lottery website.  They have a counter telling how many SuperDraw tickets are still available.

          As of 8PM tonite, 193,484 tickets remain unsold.  That says only 81,516 tickets have been sold. Gonna be interesting to watch.

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            Posted: July 2, 2014, 9:48 pm - IP Logged

            I am glad that no one buys these tickets as they have only 50% payout rate before taxes. That is why I did not buy it when I was in Connecticut last month

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              Posted: July 3, 2014, 9:09 pm - IP Logged

              As of 9 PM today (7/3/14), 94,651 tickets have been sold.   180,349 still unsold.

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                Posted: July 4, 2014, 10:07 am - IP Logged

                7 AM today, 95,150 sold...  179,850 still available.   They aint NEVER gonna sell out!

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                  Posted: July 4, 2014, 6:14 pm - IP Logged

                  6 PM today, 104,621 sold, 170,379 still available.....  i bought two today myself... #'s 202658 & 202659

                  (My tickets were the 102,658 & 659 sold)

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                    Posted: July 4, 2014, 6:22 pm - IP Logged

                    I will buy 2 tomorrow....I have yet to hear someone who has at least won a smaller prize in this game.

                    would be nice for a change to hit something in CT before this year ends for gods sake.

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                      Posted: July 4, 2014, 10:17 pm - IP Logged

                      I will buy 2 tomorrow....I have yet to hear someone who has at least won a smaller prize in this game.

                      would be nice for a change to hit something in CT before this year ends for gods sake.

                      I won $100 in 2014 New Years Day SuperDraw drawing.

                      As of 10 PM 168,174 still available,  106,826 sold.

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                        Posted: July 5, 2014, 8:35 am - IP Logged

                        Got two more tics and it skipped a number. Their 690 & 692. My luck 691 will hit.

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                          Posted: July 5, 2014, 4:29 pm - IP Logged

                          158,758 unsold as of 4 PM today.  More than half still for sale!

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                            Posted: July 5, 2014, 10:33 pm - IP Logged

                            153,436 still available as of 10 PM.   121,564 sold.   Still more than half unsold.  15,000 sold in the last 24 hours.

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                              Posted: July 6, 2014, 6:54 am - IP Logged

                              153,250 available at 6 AM.   121,750 sold. 

                              With only 7 hours until 2 PM (when ticket sales end) and not even half of the maximum number of tickets sold, makes me wonder if they'll postpone the drawing.

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