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Posted: August 21, 2016, 12:32 pm - IP Logged

I find that I like the raffles better than any other forum of draw game.  Are there any going on now, August?

I drive all over the U.S. so am willing to travel.

I already have plans to make Illinois in October and Florida in November, I think Kansas is another in November, but what else is out there?

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    Posted: August 21, 2016, 12:41 pm - IP Logged

    I find that I like the raffles better than any other forum of draw game.  Are there any going on now, August?

    I drive all over the U.S. so am willing to travel.

    I already have plans to make Illinois in October and Florida in November, I think Kansas is another in November, but what else is out there?

    You drive all over the U.S.   Are you a traveling sales person or a truck driver, or what is your day job, that you are fortunate enough to get to travel so much ???

    Google national raffle games.

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      Posted: August 21, 2016, 1:08 pm - IP Logged

      Pennsylvania has a few raffles each year - the next ones should be Halloween and New Year's.

      Virginia has a New Year's raffle that usually starts sales in November.

      Connecticut had a New Year's raffle, but last year they did not run it I believe - going off of memory.

       

      I travel for raffles too.

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        Posted: August 21, 2016, 1:11 pm - IP Logged

        You drive all over the U.S.   Are you a traveling sales person or a truck driver, or what is your day job, that you are fortunate enough to get to travel so much ???

        Google national raffle games.

        Actually I am a college instructor.

        I teach online so I can hop in my car drive all day and grade papers at night.  I just drove from Texas to California and back this week.

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          Posted: August 21, 2016, 1:11 pm - IP Logged

          Idaho has one that starts sometime in October and usually sells out by Christmas.  I don't think it's a good one though, so check the prizes this year before you drive all this way.  Big Smile  They've been tweaking the prize structure and last year's was especially bad from my POV.  Hopefully it will be different this year.

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            Posted: August 21, 2016, 3:07 pm - IP Logged

            I find that I like the raffles better than any other forum of draw game.  Are there any going on now, August?

            I drive all over the U.S. so am willing to travel.

            I already have plans to make Illinois in October and Florida in November, I think Kansas is another in November, but what else is out there?

            I must admit, I never heard of State raffles.  Do you make money on those?

            Never give up.  Banana

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              Posted: August 21, 2016, 4:29 pm - IP Logged

              I find that I like the raffles better than any other forum of draw game.  Are there any going on now, August?

              I drive all over the U.S. so am willing to travel.

              I already have plans to make Illinois in October and Florida in November, I think Kansas is another in November, but what else is out there?

              Is Illinois going to have a Halloween raffle this year? 

              I don't think they did a St. Patricks one this year, but I could have missed it.

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                Posted: August 23, 2016, 8:40 am - IP Logged

                I find that I like the raffles better than any other forum of draw game.  Are there any going on now, August?

                I drive all over the U.S. so am willing to travel.

                I already have plans to make Illinois in October and Florida in November, I think Kansas is another in November, but what else is out there?

                Pennsylvania had a raffle on July 9th, 2016.  Last year, the PA lottery announced it was going from two raffles per year to four.  They held one last Fall, another at New Years 2016, and also on St Patrick's day.  I've been watching the PA Lottery's website for an announcement of a Fall 2016 raffle, but so far nothing has been posted.  I would think they would have to put something out there soon because the tickets are on sale for two months. 

                There was a PA Lottery raffle thread here at The LP for both the Spring and Summer 2016 raffles.  In the last thread, a comment was made that The PA Lottery may stop holding a raffle every three months because neither the Spring or Summer raffle sold out.  In their old schedule of two raffles per year (New Years and 4th of July) they had no problem selling all 500,000 tickets.  Some speculated that "raffle fatigue" had set in with players in PA. I kind of think there maybe some truth to that.  Every six months seems to light players up about buying a raflle ticket, but every three months, maybe not so much.  So we'll see. 

                I too am a big fan of raffles.  I live in New York, but I'm within easy driving distance of PA, so I dont mind travelling to get tickets.  I have a brother who lives in Tampa, and I had him buy me a raffle ticket for Florida's last raffle.  Are you saying that Florida is having a raffle in the Fall?  The reason I ask is because I have not heard about Florida doing any raffles for the rest of 2016.   

                As for Connecticut, I dont know why, but they no longer hold their twice per year "SuperDraw" Raffle.  It used to be 275,000 max tickets sold, $10 each, and one winner of $1,000,000.  I also live about 45 minutes from the NY/CT border, so I used to play it too. Thanks in advance for any info you may be able to share.  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: August 29, 2016, 2:39 pm - IP Logged

                  Bumping this thread up to the top of the list hoping the Original Poster will see it and respond to my post immediately above this one.  G5

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