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1 million dollars a year for life 1 winner left

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ozone park
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Posted: June 4, 2015, 3:54 am - IP Logged

The game started in September 2008. There have been 5 winners claimed. 1 bought in East Norwich,  10/08 (the winner actually lives in London and he actually gets 970,000 A YEAR for life because he does not have to pay federal taxes because we have a tax treaty with England so he is exempt), 1 bought in Syracuse, 6/09, 1 bought in Queens Village 12/11, 1 in Plattsburgh NY 08/13, 1 in Gouvernor NY 09/2014.

 

There are 1.35 million tickets left and only 1 winner left. that comes out to about 23,000 books left. BUT there are about 200 thousand tickets that have been destroyed or stolen. I am not sure what the odds are that the 1 winning ticket could have been destroyed. Remember that from 06/09 till 12/11 2 1/2 years there were no winning tickets sold. That is the longest stretch of no winning tickets in this games history.  Winners were claimed in 2008. 2009. 2011. 2013, 2014. It looks like a wining ticket should have come out 1 every year. If you think about it, there is 1 winning ticket every 3.5 million tickets printed. There were 21 million tickets printed way back in 2008. They seem to print the entire run at one time and distribute as they are needed. There ar now 1.3 million tickets left. the last person to win was September 2014. So who knows.

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    Posted: June 14, 2015, 8:38 pm - IP Logged

    Thank you for your info. Can you tell us how do you know how many tickets are left? Where did you get that info?

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      ozone park
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      Posted: June 29, 2015, 9:06 pm - IP Logged

      Freedom of information act, otherwise known as F.O.I.L. with the NYS Lottery.

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        Posted: July 11, 2015, 12:07 pm - IP Logged

        I always find it ridiculous that the lottery cannot take the stolen or destroyed tickets into account. I am sure someone knows the serial number of the big winners and if tickets are lost or destroyed those books should be run against the master list and accounted for. Otherwise you might be chasing a needle in the haystack that is in the glove compartment of the tractor!  If you are top prize hunting you are way better off going after a game that has ALL top prizes left with a mild percentage of tickets already sold. That way you know there are still at least a few in play.

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          Posted: July 11, 2015, 1:34 pm - IP Logged

          I always find it ridiculous that the lottery cannot take the stolen or destroyed tickets into account. I am sure someone knows the serial number of the big winners and if tickets are lost or destroyed those books should be run against the master list and accounted for. Otherwise you might be chasing a needle in the haystack that is in the glove compartment of the tractor!  If you are top prize hunting you are way better off going after a game that has ALL top prizes left with a mild percentage of tickets already sold. That way you know there are still at least a few in play.

          agreed - hate NY's $30 ticket in general hope they come out with a new one at least comparable to PA's $30 ticket at 77% payout (this one under 74% even w the 20M top prize)

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            ozone park
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            Posted: July 18, 2015, 2:40 pm - IP Logged

            I agree that the destroyed tickets should not be destroyed. I think that when a business goes out of business or however it changes for tickets to b sent back, that the lottery should make provisions or they should sell them at their locations. This way they are always in play. With that said, I cannot think of another game that has gone on for as long as this one has. Let me put it to you this way it is so old that it was printed before they put bar codes on the tickets. It is the only scratch off that cannot be checked by the scanner and has to be imputed manually.  It has been going on since September of 2008 that is 7 years for one game to finally sell out. 

            With that said, I do think that the winning ticket is out there somewhere. With all the attention on this one game right now, I doubt that they would chance losing their reputation and not having a 6th winner come out of this. So lets see what the next 4 weeks give us because I predict that this game will end the way it started in September of 2015. GOOD LUCK EVERYONE>

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              Posted: July 19, 2015, 12:48 pm - IP Logged

              yup they better end this game soon and release a better $30 ticket - should do another freedom of information act to see how many tickets are left - still 10 or 11 2nd prizes in this game

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                ozone park
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                Posted: July 23, 2015, 1:51 pm - IP Logged

                You would not believe how much we spend on this game. Still trying to win the big one. The last one is for me. Still looking for the winning ticket.,

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                  Posted: August 18, 2015, 2:29 pm - IP Logged

                  Funny thing is the NY lottery didn't update their prize remaining list on Monday like they are supposed to, which doesn't surprise me. Today they updated it, it still has one prize left and one less second prize (9 down from 10), but they removed the game from their website list.

                  I know they had estimated there was 1,394,429 tickets left as May 2015.

                  What gives? Did the last jackpot ticket get destroyed? If not the odds of winning are less than 1 in a million. Pretty good odds...

                   

                  I wonder if any of the second prize winners held out cashing in their ticket and plan on buying out as many remaining tickets as possible?

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                    Posted: August 18, 2015, 7:38 pm - IP Logged

                    who knows - game started w 21 million tickets so 95% sold think was time for them to retire it

                     

                    was not expecting that to be retired till closer to the end of the year - did not have the time to put the champagne on ice to celebrate NYL getting rid of this awful game

                     

                    my thinking is that there will be a new $30 that will be just as bad coming out in October

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                      ozone park
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                      Posted: August 18, 2015, 7:39 pm - IP Logged

                      Thank you Engmas for bringing this to my attention. I never thought of looking at the end of game lists. I think, that once there are less than 1 million tickets left they give it a cash final date., But the game is not pulled because there is still one remaining ticket left.

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                        Posted: August 18, 2015, 7:44 pm - IP Logged

                        Thank you Engmas for bringing this to my attention. I never thought of looking at the end of game lists. I think, that once there are less than 1 million tickets left they give it a cash final date., But the game is not pulled because there is still one remaining ticket left.

                        once a date is listed a game CANNOT be reordered from the lottery regardless of how many tickets are left - whatever is left in stock gets sold or returned to the lottery in cases where there are no top prizes remaining