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Win $1,000,000 a Year for Life

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Posted: July 11, 2014, 9:25 pm - IP Logged

New York lottery sells a $30 ticket scratch-off called Win $1,000,000 a Year for Life. There are 2 two top prize of $1M/YR/LIFE. And 17 $50,000 of second prize. I hate that New York doesn't show amount of tickets printed, unlike masslottery, it shows number of tickets printed and available prizes left. This game has been out since 2008. How does the lottery know there are still 2 top prizes out there. For all you know the winner could've thrown in out by mistake. I believe there are a total of 4 top prizes $1M/YR/LIFE. Two have been claimed already.

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    Posted: July 11, 2014, 11:44 pm - IP Logged

    New York lottery sells a $30 ticket scratch-off called Win $1,000,000 a Year for Life. There are 2 two top prize of $1M/YR/LIFE. And 17 $50,000 of second prize. I hate that New York doesn't show amount of tickets printed, unlike masslottery, it shows number of tickets printed and available prizes left. This game has been out since 2008. How does the lottery know there are still 2 top prizes out there. For all you know the winner could've thrown in out by mistake. I believe there are a total of 4 top prizes $1M/YR/LIFE. Two have been claimed already.

    If you know how many top prizes were available at the start of this scratch-off game and the odds of winning that prize, then it is easy to determine how many tickets were printed.

    For example, if there were a total of 4 top prizes for $1M/YR/LIFE then:

    Total Top Prizes offered: 4
    Odds of winning a top prize in $1M/YR/LIFE: 1 in 3,528,000

    so, 4 * 3,528,000.00 = 14,112,000 tickets printed

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      Posted: July 12, 2014, 11:19 am - IP Logged

      If you know how many top prizes were available at the start of this scratch-off game and the odds of winning that prize, then it is easy to determine how many tickets were printed.

      For example, if there were a total of 4 top prizes for $1M/YR/LIFE then:

      Total Top Prizes offered: 4
      Odds of winning a top prize in $1M/YR/LIFE: 1 in 3,528,000

      so, 4 * 3,528,000.00 = 14,112,000 tickets printed

      What I wonder is why NY Lottery NEVER showed the winners of the $30 ticket prize. I suspect that the were no winners!

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        Posted: July 14, 2014, 5:40 pm - IP Logged

        Yes the game has been out since 2008. I believe there were/are 6 jackpot winners. 4 already claimed. One in 08 by a transplanted NYer investment banker purchased at JFK. Two upstate (one was late last year) and one in Queens, NY. The way the winners seem to come out is once a year so I really think one or both jackpots left are lost. Too bad NY Lottery took away their winners atlas. They said they have 'no plans on bringing it back'

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          Posted: July 14, 2014, 7:13 pm - IP Logged

          So it's not quite one a year, it just seemed like that. The four winners are below.

          October 2008 JFK airport. The winner lives in England so no federal taxes, and he was already a 33year old millionaire. Talk about lucky!

          June 2009 West Genese street near Syracuse.

          December 2011 Jamaica NY.

          October 2013 Plattsburgh NY.