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General Questions (10)

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We do not consider the ‘2nd chance drawing’ option for any game when analyzing games.   We do, however, consider the top 3 prize levels when calculating our algorithm.  So, even if there is a small number of the very top prize left, there is probably a disproportionate number of 2nd and 3rd level top prizes still available that would make a particular game rank highly in any given week.

The GAME NUMBER is NOT the ticket number.   The ticket number is simply the number ticket on that roll for sale and it has limited value for determining a winner.  Unfortunately, you cannot find out the ticket number on a roll until you buy two tickets.  We say ‘two tickets’ because you don’t know if the tickets were loaded into the machine forward or backward.  IF it’s at ticket 003, you don’t know if there are only a few tickets left or a lot.  If the next ticket is 004, the roll is counting up and there a lot of tickets left.  If its 002, the roll is counting down and there are only 2 tickets left because all rolls we’ve seen always start at 000.

Regardless, the value of the ticket number on the roll is good if you’re ‘watching’ a roll.  If you just won $100 on a $10 ticket numbered 005 on the roll, and you know the roll is counting up, try not to buy from that roll again until it’s past 015 because the odds are, after winning $100, that the next 10 tickets are losers.

But, that’s really the only reason to know that ticket number.   The GAME number, however, is the REALLY important number to understand because almost every state lottery does a REPRINT of games.  (Watch our video secrets to find out about REPRINTS.  Also, read our INFO page about the GAME NUMBER to understand what that is:

What is the Game Number?

The answer is NO!
Scratch-offs should ONLY be played for fun and with disposable income – MONEY YOU CAN LIVE WITHOUT!
Scratch-off / instant games ARE gambling and the odds of winning are not in any players favor, even with our reports.
Make sure you have a steady, stable investment plan for yourself and, if you have money to have fun with, then use our reports to improve your chances of winning big with part of your disposable income.

11/19/18

We reviewed the OH Best Games to Play report for the last 5 weeks and you’re correct – the top games haven’t changed position.  However, the SmartFactor rating has changed for every game every week and the games in the 4th and 5th spots (and lower) have changed position.
So, why do games get stuck at the top of the list?  There are two reasons:
1) Primarily because these games may have been ‘pulled’ from retailers OR the lottery is selling off all remaining tickets and there are no more to distribute to retailers.
But, there is still some top prizes that are unclaimed.  So, IF you can find any of these games you should play them because the odds of winning a top prize for these games are way better than when the game started.
2) We keep all the games on our reports until the LAST DAY TO CLAIM date has passed. Retailers will tell you these games are ‘over’.  This means the ‘end date’ is set.  The last date for retailers to get tickets from the lottery is called the END DATE.  The LAST DAY TO CLAIM date is the day you want to worry about, because, if you can find these games, you should buy them because you can still claim the prize.
Please read through our INFO page to learn more!
We don’t ask customers what their success rates are. There’s a lot more to buying scratch-off games than just having our analysis.    Check out our FREE VIDEO Secrets to learn more.
Even though we don’t ask our customers about their progress, we do have some customers who really like to share their winning tickets with us.
 You can see them here.  WINNERS
We are not the state lottery.   You’ll have to contact your state lottery to determine what the last day to claim date is for any of the tickets you have.  The lottery will end a game (known as the ‘game end date’) and will apply a ‘last date to claim date’ – usually 1 year after the game end date.  However, some states are much shorter periods to claim prizes.  For example, Florida has a 3 month window between Game End date and Last Day To Claim dates for most of their games.
We count the top THREE prize levels in our Smart Factor algorithm.  NOT JUST the top prize level.  For extreme green this means there are:
5 top prizes left:
Top Six Prizes Wins Remaining
$3,000,000 2
$250,000 2
$50,000 1
Extreme green had a printing of 6,000,000 tickets.
This number of top prizes remaining at the top three levels is disproportionate for what is expected with the number of tickets remaining.  We estimate the total number of tickets remaining = 12.3% left (currently we’re showing 87.7 Est % sold).
6,000,000 tickets x 12.3% remaining = 738,000 tickets remaining.
The specific odds for these three prize levels are expressed in the game details as winnable in multiple different ways:
$50,000 w/ EXTREME $50,000 2,000,000 3
$50,000 $50,000 2,000,000 3
$50,000 w/ GREEN MATCH $250,000 600,000 10
$250,000 $250,000 600,000 10
$3,000,000 w/ $3 MILLION $3,000,000 2,000,000 3
$3,000,000 $3,000,000 3,000,000 2
Added up, the odds of winning any of the top prizes is:
31 prizes out of 6,000,000 tickets
(3+3+10+10+3+2)= 31
or 31 top prizes out of 6,000,000 tickets.
Today the odds of winning one of the top three prizes is 5 / 738,000 tickets remaining.
If the top prizes had evenly distributed over time, we would have expected only 12.3% of the top prizes remaining or 31 x 12.3% = less than 3.8 prizes.
There are 5 top prizes left which is better than 3.8, which means the odds have changed for the better for winning a top prize.

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