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ONEDAY's avatar - DiscoBallGlowing
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Posted: September 1, 2004, 12:38 pm - IP Logged
Quote: Originally posted by DoctorEw220 on September 01, 2004


i think that all $20 games, and some (maybe holiday) $10 games should have prizes less than the cost of the ticket.  CT has a $30 game, and not all tickets are winners.  people who buy those tickets are just stupid.


and the thing is you might buy three of them..and lose on all!

have a great winning day!

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    Quote: Originally posted by qutgnt on August 31, 2004



    I like the way the lottogist knows what is going on.  I just bought 20 of the IL $5 Anniversary game.  I have done this many times before.  Usually I can expect to get 50 bucks back.  Have hit for a 100 and 500 before.  I will scratch them off later tonite to find out what I have got.  People that buy books should be smart enough to realize that they will prob be getting only 50% back if they dont hit a big winner.  But buying a book as opposed to one ticket cuts your odds ( for this IL $5 game from 252,000 to one to about 2100 to one.




    how did you do? also there is still no gurantee to get 50 percent back in a book..you could only get 30%..or of course hit the jackpot..if not already won!  Scracth offs are good for those who want to take the risk to hit a higher prize and then have the discipline to walk away when there ahead!

    have a great winning day!

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      Scratch offs are good for wining 100 or 200 dollar prizes but you have to know how and when to play. Never play alone, usually I go to 7 11 and I play only if there is some other guy already playing, usually supermarkets are not a good place to play cuz no body buys tickets there.  Always play the same kind of ticket, I have played wild millions and now I play corvette($5) in massachusetts.

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        tonny2222 wrote:

        usually supermarkets are not a good place to play cuz no body buys tickets there.


        Maybe in your area there not, here we have a midsize supermarket that out sells all forms of lottery tickets agents. This supermarket is the top seller and holds the record for the most amount of lottery sales for the whole state year after year.  

        Big John says. You don't hit the number. The number hits you!!!!

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            Fast Eddie, I been playing twice as much money as you and I have never won anything more then $200 so u should consider yourself extremly lucky.

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              Do what the sales people do, watch what instant games most people are playing,then if there isn't a big winner in the last 15-20 tickets purchased your odds are good that there will soon be a big hit. You will need to waste a lot of time loitering in the store watching what others are playing. People who work in the store where I purchase my tickets told me they have done this many times with considerable luck.

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                Posted: September 1, 2004, 9:22 pm - IP Logged

                don't buy $20 tickets unless you get some money back.

                I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.

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                  Posted: September 1, 2004, 10:43 pm - IP Logged
                  Quote: Originally posted by addicted on September 01, 2004


                  Do what the sales people do, watch what instant games most people are playing,then if there isn't a big winner in the last 15-20 tickets purchased your odds are good that there will soon be a big hit. You will need to waste a lot of time loitering in the store watching what others are playing. People who work in the store where I purchase my tickets told me they have done this many times with considerable luck.



                  Yep they do that and many of them buy the first ten tickets from a new book I hear that many of the larger prizes are often found that way. Whenever I happen to buy scratch offs and I see them break out a new book I buy the first 5 scratchers. Some retailers sell tickets from the back of the book to the front they keep track of how many winners are on the scratch games then when the book gets close to the end. If no one claimed any large winners they buy the remanning tickets for themselves. I've seen it done many times. They do the same thing when they load tickets in machines.

                  Whenever a new scratch game hits the counters I try and get the first tickets from a new book. I get them from places that have a record for selling big winners.

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                    believe it or not, I've found that at least in MASS. it's just superstition to say the winners are at the beginning, or the end. I've had big winners from just about everywhere in the book, including the first ticket, and the last ticket. it is absoutely correct that if you can stand by and watch someone go through a bunch of losers, the odds are that something is coming. that is a great strategy. Mass. has the best payback of all the state lotteries (or so they claim). I have never gotten back less than 50% of what I spend when I buy entire books at a time.

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                      Posted: September 5, 2004, 3:44 pm - IP Logged

                      Don't rely on a theory that says if you buy a bunch of losing tickets in a row that the next winner will be larger to compensate (e.g. once I bought the last 15 tickets from a book of a $1 game - the first 13 tickets were losers, then the 14th ticket was a winner and the 15th was another loser. The payoff on that ticket that followed 13 losers? One dollar.)

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                        ok.  in  PA, the books usually have $185 in winners (give or take because the top prizes have to be somewhere).  that $185 could come in the form of 185 $1 winners, or 1 $100 winner, a $50 winner, a $25 winner, and a $10 winner.  the only people who know is the lottery.

                        I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.

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                          Posted: September 5, 2004, 6:28 pm - IP Logged

                          yeah, I agree. you can't co

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                            it costs $300, regardless of how much the ticket costs.

                            I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.

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                              Posted: September 5, 2004, 8:13 pm - IP Logged
                              Quote: Originally posted by DoctorEw220 on September 05, 2004


                              it costs $300, regardless of how much the ticket costs.



                              Doctorew..would most stores sell a book..or make you buy whats left on the roll..here in Ohio there on rolls..most places where I am say they never seen anyone win big(jackpot)..

                              If I had money, perhaps when I win buckeye 5! will buy a few rolls to do my own anyalysis!


                               

                              have a great winning day!