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Old 08-26-2011, 02:47 AM   #121
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Re: The Michigan Lottery +EV thread

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Since the state already has the remaining tickets there is NO WAY for me to win the top prize yet their own website is telling me that I do have a chance.
If you have a ticket -- you do have a chance to win.

You need to read the regulations. In some states unredeemed/unsold winners are added to prize pools in other games -- just like casinos can do with progressive jackpots. The only rule -- again, in some states -- is that the prize was available to everyone who played and, that the money is eventually paid out. If, OTOH, the state knew it held one of the winners and it was not for sale -- they would be obligated to remove it from the prizes available.
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Old 08-26-2011, 10:24 AM   #122
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1 for 4. I bought the last four at the store and got 10 bucks back. The clerk said they have been on a hot run on them.
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Old 08-26-2011, 11:42 AM   #123
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Move to BBV?
Burbs aren't too bad around Flint, too bad I work and go to school in Flint though.

Searched like 15-20 places and couldn't find any tickets. Prolly giving up on it.
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Old 08-26-2011, 03:57 PM   #124
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If you have a ticket -- you do have a chance to win.
C'mon Sheetwise, if he doesn't have the winning ticket he can't win.

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Old 08-27-2011, 07:55 AM   #125
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C'mon Sheetwise, if he doesn't have the winning ticket he can't win.

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Old 09-07-2011, 10:53 AM   #126
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Both the big dogs are still on play just fyi
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Old 09-07-2011, 04:02 PM   #127
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Re: The Michigan Lottery +EV thread

Just seems like it's to easy for them to be doing something sketchy
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Old 09-07-2011, 06:55 PM   #128
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Both the big dogs are still on play just fyi
the prizes being claimed have slowed to barely a trickle
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Old 09-10-2011, 06:29 PM   #129
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lol, msufan I stumbled on your thread at that msu forum. It was almost soul-destroying how stupid people are. I don't even know why you'd respond to them.
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lol, msufan I stumbled on your thread at that msu forum. It was almost soul-destroying how stupid people are. I don't even know why you'd respond to them.
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Old 09-15-2011, 02:19 AM   #131
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I know this has been said already, but even though the other games have paid out their top prizes does not mean a giant payout is not by far the most likely to be withheld for a certain period of time. So you can't just assume there's a fair chance that it's still there.
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Old 09-18-2011, 02:47 PM   #132
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Re: The Michigan Lottery +EV thread

A +EV lottery, yea ok.
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lol, msufan I stumbled on your thread at that msu forum. It was almost soul-destroying how stupid people are. I don't even know why you'd respond to them.
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A +EV lottery, yea ok.
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Old 09-26-2011, 04:42 PM   #134
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Re: The Michigan Lottery +EV thread

I threw together a quick spreadsheet and been checking this every week or so and it seems like the classic black was just a fluke. But I do know that for whatever reason a lot of those tickets were sent back because they weren't selling that well in stores.
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Old 09-27-2011, 02:24 AM   #135
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I threw together a quick spreadsheet and been checking this every week or so and it seems like the classic black was just a fluke. But I do know that for whatever reason a lot of those tickets were sent back because they weren't selling that well in stores.
Interest has faded in this possible advantage play -- but I still find it interesting, and thank you for the update. If you continue to monitor the game, I look forward to your findings -- please post. State lottery games are a bit of a hobby to me. They're so badly regulated and run that they should be criminal per se -- and are vulnerable on those premises alone. All information helps. Thanks.

P.S. Please don't confuse this post with some of my previous posts which were based upon the assumption that what was contracted was actually delivered.
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