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KA-BOOM! 4th of July PA Millionaire Raffle! It's On!

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Posted: May 23, 2016, 11:47 pm - IP Logged

I believe I say this every time...no more.

Okay...just one and I'll buy it on June 28th after 9am.

Gl to all that play.

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    Time to bump thread back up to the top of the list!

    I'm driving to Virginia today, and I'll be going through Pennsylvania.  Guess what I'm gonna do?? 

    That's right, I'm buyin' some PA Millionaire Raffle tickets.  The only thing I can't decide on is should I stop in Scranton or Harrisburg to buy them.  (Yes, I'm going down I-81.  Ever see that 18 wheeler/tractor trailer sittin' way up high on top of that billboard?  Craziest thing I ever saw.) 

    When I come back up north next week, I'll buy some more tickets, so maybe I'll stop in Scranton today, and next week I'll stop in Harrisburg.  BTW - all this ticket buying I'll be doing is for the pool I run at work.  "The Boy's" don't care where I buy 'em, they just want 'em bought.  And... I made sure to tell 'em I was buyin' a few for myself - outside of the pool.  That's when one of The Boy's (Joe) says to me; "To tell ya the truth, I got one for myself too. My wife went to a casino in PA, and I had her buy me one.  She freaked when she saw it was twunny bucks, but I told her to fork over that ticket."  Joe always was a tough minded, no-nonsense kinda guy at work, so I don't imagine he's any better at home.  He's 62, says he's thinkin' about takin' his Social Security and "gettin' the Hell outta here!"  Says he's tired of all the bullshirt at work, and if we don't hit the PA raffle, he don't care cuz he'll just take his Social Security and leave.  I kinda don't blame him.  All the other guys in my pool at work wanna win that mill real bad too.  They hate the place. There are bunch of cranky old curmudgeons.

    Me? I'm semi-retired, I only work part time, have a pension, and I'm already collecting Social Security. But I wanna win that mill too.  Pad my 401k a little.  Other than that, I don't give a shirt what the management morons say/do. G5       

    About playing the lottery --  You will lose more than you win. Until you hit a jackpot.  Then everything changes!

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      Posted: May 30, 2016, 6:46 am - IP Logged

      Bought three in Carlisle.  Just shy of 62,000.  G5

      About playing the lottery --  You will lose more than you win. Until you hit a jackpot.  Then everything changes!

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        Posted: May 30, 2016, 8:44 am - IP Logged

        Time to bump thread back up to the top of the list!

        I'm driving to Virginia today, and I'll be going through Pennsylvania.  Guess what I'm gonna do?? 

        That's right, I'm buyin' some PA Millionaire Raffle tickets.  The only thing I can't decide on is should I stop in Scranton or Harrisburg to buy them.  (Yes, I'm going down I-81.  Ever see that 18 wheeler/tractor trailer sittin' way up high on top of that billboard?  Craziest thing I ever saw.) 

        When I come back up north next week, I'll buy some more tickets, so maybe I'll stop in Scranton today, and next week I'll stop in Harrisburg.  BTW - all this ticket buying I'll be doing is for the pool I run at work.  "The Boy's" don't care where I buy 'em, they just want 'em bought.  And... I made sure to tell 'em I was buyin' a few for myself - outside of the pool.  That's when one of The Boy's (Joe) says to me; "To tell ya the truth, I got one for myself too. My wife went to a casino in PA, and I had her buy me one.  She freaked when she saw it was twunny bucks, but I told her to fork over that ticket."  Joe always was a tough minded, no-nonsense kinda guy at work, so I don't imagine he's any better at home.  He's 62, says he's thinkin' about takin' his Social Security and "gettin' the Hell outta here!"  Says he's tired of all the bullshirt at work, and if we don't hit the PA raffle, he don't care cuz he'll just take his Social Security and leave.  I kinda don't blame him.  All the other guys in my pool at work wanna win that mill real bad too.  They hate the place. There are bunch of cranky old curmudgeons.

        Me? I'm semi-retired, I only work part time, have a pension, and I'm already collecting Social Security. But I wanna win that mill too.  Pad my 401k a little.  Other than that, I don't give a shirt what the management morons say/do. G5       

        BTW that 18 wheeler sittin' on top of that 100 foot high billboard is still there.  Big wind comes along, that sucker might fly away!  It's at some kinda truck discount center..  Get yourself a used 18 wheeler real cheap!  "EZ Credit!  You ARE Approved already" it says on the side of that tractor trailer way up there.  It's in Shippensberg Pa. 

        The wife bought my tickets while I was puttin' gas in the car.  She comes out and says to me; "I got ya 3 separate tickets."  I say; "You didn't have any choice about that."  She says - "Oh yes I did.  The lady asked me if I wanted 'em on all one ticket or 3 separate tickets."  I said "The lady dont sell many raffle tickets."  The wife says "And just how do you know THAT???"  The conversation ended right there.  G5

        About playing the lottery --  You will lose more than you win. Until you hit a jackpot.  Then everything changes!

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          Posted: June 6, 2016, 10:36 pm - IP Logged

          Bought four in Chambersburg and three Allentown on the way back home today.  Highest number was just over 85,000. These are the last tickets I'll buy until late this month when I'll buy seven more for my pool at work. G5

          About playing the lottery --  You will lose more than you win. Until you hit a jackpot.  Then everything changes!

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            Posted: June 8, 2016, 8:53 am - IP Logged

            Little over 90000 sold to date.  31 days remaining. 2500 sold per day.

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              Posted: June 10, 2016, 11:50 pm - IP Logged

              Bought a raffle ticket at 4:22 pm on June 10th. My ticket was almost 104000.

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                Posted: June 13, 2016, 11:17 pm - IP Logged

                Around 118,000 sold, pace picked up to 5,400 per day.

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                  150000 sold so far with 21 days remaining as of yesterday, the 150000 mark was hit with 18 days left during the Halloween raffle. Likewise the 150000 mark was hit with 14 days left during the st patricks day raffle.  Based on these numbers, it looks like only 375000 will sell for this raffle.

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                    150000 sold so far with 21 days remaining as of yesterday, the 150000 mark was hit with 18 days left during the Halloween raffle. Likewise the 150000 mark was hit with 14 days left during the st patricks day raffle.  Based on these numbers, it looks like only 375000 will sell for this raffle.

                    I really hope you're right Jep.  Only 375000 sold!  Wouldn't that be nice! 

                    My sixth sense/tingling antenna's are kinda telling me they'll sell more than that though. I was planning on buying the last set of tickets for my pool late next week, but now I dunno about that. 

                    See, here's my issue; On July 1st I'm heading down to Florida for 5 days.  I'll be back up north on July 6th.  I'm seriously thinking about holding off on buying the pool's tickets until I get back from Florida. G5    

                    About playing the lottery --  You will lose more than you win. Until you hit a jackpot.  Then everything changes!

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                      I really hope you're right Jep.  Only 375000 sold!  Wouldn't that be nice! 

                      My sixth sense/tingling antenna's are kinda telling me they'll sell more than that though. I was planning on buying the last set of tickets for my pool late next week, but now I dunno about that. 

                      See, here's my issue; On July 1st I'm heading down to Florida for 5 days.  I'll be back up north on July 6th.  I'm seriously thinking about holding off on buying the pool's tickets until I get back from Florida. G5    

                      Sales are doing better than the last couple of raffles.  Maybe 375000 is a tad low, but cant see the 400000 barrier being broken but it is hard to project this far out.  The lottery is currently running a promotion where you get a free mega millions ticket when you buy a raffle ticket, but it is for a limited time.

                       

                      Can you buy some of your tickets before your trip and also after to have a greater spread?  3 days before the raffle they usually sell at 15000+ per day. Sales get boosted about 10 days before the cut off.

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                        Sales are doing better than the last couple of raffles.  Maybe 375000 is a tad low, but cant see the 400000 barrier being broken but it is hard to project this far out.  The lottery is currently running a promotion where you get a free mega millions ticket when you buy a raffle ticket, but it is for a limited time.

                         

                        Can you buy some of your tickets before your trip and also after to have a greater spread?  3 days before the raffle they usually sell at 15000+ per day. Sales get boosted about 10 days before the cut off.

                        Yes, I can buy some of the tickets before I leave for Florida, and that's exactly what I'm going to do.  Great idea!  Wish I'd have thought of it. 

                        I'm so conditioned to buying all of the pools tickets in one shot that I didn't even think about making a second trip to PA.  My wife will be down in Florida all next week on business and I'll be at home. I might as well take a run over to PA next week just to kill some time. I'll run over there again after I get back from Florida on July 6th. G5

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                          Yes, I can buy some of the tickets before I leave for Florida, and that's exactly what I'm going to do.  Great idea!  Wish I'd have thought of it. 

                          I'm so conditioned to buying all of the pools tickets in one shot that I didn't even think about making a second trip to PA.  My wife will be down in Florida all next week on business and I'll be at home. I might as well take a run over to PA next week just to kill some time. I'll run over there again after I get back from Florida on July 6th. G5

                          I like to spread my tickets out over the last month, just feels like it should be better with a larger spread vs buying in one shot, but I have the advantage of living in PA unlike you.  In reality it is just a crap shoot, it just gives me a better feeling.  My coworker has the same strategy as I do.  We agree to spilt a set number of tickets and he also buys his own personal tickets.  Clearly the masses like to buy their tickets the last 10 days before the drawing.

                           

                          If I have time and one of the top 8 prizes is near one of my numbers, I try to estimate how many days off I was in buying the tickets, doesn't prove anything, just for kicks, that is why I like to post the avg number of tickets sold per day.

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                            I like to spread my tickets out over the last month, just feels like it should be better with a larger spread vs buying in one shot, but I have the advantage of living in PA unlike you.  In reality it is just a crap shoot, it just gives me a better feeling.  My coworker has the same strategy as I do.  We agree to spilt a set number of tickets and he also buys his own personal tickets.  Clearly the masses like to buy their tickets the last 10 days before the drawing.

                             

                            If I have time and one of the top 8 prizes is near one of my numbers, I try to estimate how many days off I was in buying the tickets, doesn't prove anything, just for kicks, that is why I like to post the avg number of tickets sold per day.

                            I agree. I like your buying strategy.  I like to tell myself that it doesn't make any difference when or how I buy. 

                            I've often thought that I don't want to know what it's like to have a "one-off" numbered ticket(s) to a million dollar winner.  Can you imagine how you'd feel if you bought five tickets in one shot but the numbers weren't contiguous because somebody else was buying at the same time you were, and they got that million dollar winning number that you didn't?  Players buying groups of tickets run the risk of receiving a "one-off" on both sides of the million dollar winner!!!  One-off's have to have happened to somebody in every past raffle. 

                            When I go over to PA to buy, I usually go into two or three stores to buy them, but I wait 10 or 15 minutes after my last purchase. Unfortunately for me and the guys in my pool, I live just far enough away from the PA border that I usually make just two trips over there.  (We buy a total of 16 tickets in two sets of 8)  I collect money early in the sales cycle, and a second time late in the cycle.  I do that because I hate the thought of  asking the guys for 40 bucks in one shot.  It's bad enough that I ask them for 20 bucks. I know that there are times during the month that some of those guys don't have two nickels to rub together.  I'm going to take the ride and buy four tickets next week because my wife will be away and I've nothing better to do. I don't mind doing it again after I get back from Florida. Believe it or not, there's a guy at work who lives in PA and makes that ride every day.  The problem is, he's NOT in the pool.  (We limit the number of players in it to eight because we don't want to dilute any possible winnings any further than they already are.)  I don't think I should ask the guy who lives in PA to buy our tickets for us.  He's a good guy, and he'd probably do it, but I just don't think it's the right thing to do.  If we won, we'd have to give him some vigorish which would dilute our winnings somewhat. 

                            Another thing I don't do any more is do a favor for other people and buy them a ticket while I'm over in PA.  Last year, I bought a ticket for my brother (he's not in the pool) and he won $100.  My other brother told me to stop buying tickets for other people because "You might buy them a million dollar winner, and then how'd you feel?"  I do buy myself tickets that are not included in the pool, and I make sure everybody in the pool knows that I do it.  I send them all a PDF file with the tickets that are included in the pool, simply because I buy my own.  I'm very aware that this whole thing could get "sticky"....  G5  

                            About playing the lottery --  You will lose more than you win. Until you hit a jackpot.  Then everything changes!

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                              Posted: June 21, 2016, 7:33 am - IP Logged

                              Just saw on The PA Lottery website Millionaire raffle tickets are now on sale.  Here we go! I know it early, but post your ticket numbers here!!  G5

                              PS I'm kinda surprised PA is having it after that St Patty's Day fiasco. But I'm glad to see it anyway!

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