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Monday, November 28, 2011

100 Dollar Experiment - Ticket #10

Set for Life Lottery - $100 Experiment (Tickets Bought In a Row)

This is Day 10 THE FINAL DAY of our Hundred Dollar Lottery Experiment where I have scratched 9 Set for Life instant lottery tickets one by one and today I will conclude the experiment by scratching and reveling what the final 10th ticket will bring.  REMINDER: All lotto tickets have been bought sequentially from the same stack.

Set for Live Lottery Ticket #10

Only 1 Set for Life Lottery Ticket has won!!!
So far 8 out of 9 lottery tickets have won us absolutely nothing ... Let's see what the 10th AND FINAL ticket will reveal.


WOW!  This is something - This lotto ticket bring us $0 wining as well. 
 

Let's recap:

Spent: $100 
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Ticket #1 - $0
Ticket #2 - $0
Ticket #3 - $0
Ticket #4 - $0
Ticket #5 - $0
Ticket #6 - $25
Ticket #7 - $0
Ticket #8 - $0
Ticket #9 - $0
Ticket #10 - $0
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TOTAL Loss - $75


$100 Set for Life Lottery (In-a-row) Experiment has finished with a total loss of $75
VERY INTERESTING!


The next experiment that we will conduct will the to by $100 IN TOTAL of Set for Life Tickets at RANDOM.  We shall see how it will measure up to the Sequential Tickets bought from the same stack.  

Let me know if you have conducted any of that sort of experiments. It would be interesting to know what was your outcome.



 

100 Dollar Experiment - Ticket #9

Set for Life Lottery - $100 Experiment (Tickets Bought In a Row)

This is Day 9 of our Hundred Dollar Lottery Experiment where I'm going to reveal 10 Set for Life instant lottery tickets one by one.  The lotto tickets have been bought sequentially from the same stack.

Set for Live Lottery Ticket #9

Only 1 Set for Life Lottery Ticket has won!!!
So far 7 out of 8 lottery tickets have won us absolutely nothing ... Let's see what the 9th ticket will reveal.


This lotto ticket bring us no wining as well.  May be the next one will be it! :) Tomorrow  I will reveal the next one.  We'll see were this experiment will take us :)





  Let's see what tomorrow will bring when I try to scratch Set for Life ticket #10.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

100 Dollar Experiment - Ticket #8

Set for Life Lottery - $100 Experiment (Tickets Bought In a Row)

This is Day 8 of our Hundred Dollar Lottery Experiment where I'm going to reveal 10 Set for Life instant lottery tickets one by one.  The lotto tickets have been bought sequentially from the same stack.

Set for Live Lottery Ticket #8

Only 1 Set for Life Lottery Ticket has won!!!
So far 6 out of 7 lottery tickets have won us absolutely nothing ... Let's see what the 8th ticket will reveal.


This lotto ticket bring us no wining as well.  May be the next one will be it! :) Tomorrow  I will reveal the next one.  We'll see were this experiment will take us :)





  Let's see what tomorrow will bring when I try to scratch Set for Life ticket #9.

100 Dollar Experiment - Ticket #7

Set for Life Lottery - $100 Experiment (Tickets Bought In a Row)

This is day 7 of our Hundred Dollar Lottery Experiment where I'm going to reveal 10 Set for Life instant lottery tickets one by one.  The lotto tickets have been bought sequentially from the same stack.

Set for Live Lottery Ticket #7

So far 5 out of 6 lottery tickets have won us absolutely nothing ... Let's see what the 7th ticket will reveal.


This lotto ticket bring us no wining as well.  May be the next one will be it! :) Tomorrow  I will reveal the next one.  We'll see were this experiment will take us :)





  Let's see what tomorrow will bring when I try to scratch Set for Life ticket #8.

Monday, November 14, 2011

100 Dollar Experiment - Ticket #6

Set for Life Lottery - $100 Experiment (Tickets Bought In a Row)

This is day 6 of our Hundred Dollar Lottery Experiment where I'm going to reveal 10 Set for Life instant lottery tickets one by one.  The lotto tickets have been bought sequentially from the same stack.


Set for Live Lottery Ticket #6

Let's try our luck today with the 6th lottery ticket from the stack.




This on is a winner!!!
1 out of 6 so far and it brings us winnings for $25 total  
2 numbers - $10/each + $5 Autowin
$100 invested -  $25 won on the sixth day of the experiment
Tomorrow  I will reveal the next one.  We'll see were this experiment will take us :)




  Let's see what tomorrow will bring when I try to scratch Set for Life ticket #7.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

100 Dollar Experiment - Ticket #5

Set for Life Lottery - $100 Experiment (Tickets Bought In a Row)

This is day 4 of our Hundred Dollar Lottery Experiment where I'm going to reveal 10 Set for Life instant lottery tickets one by one.  The lotto tickets have been bought sequentially from the same stack.

Set for Live Lottery Ticket #5

So far 4 lottery tickets have won us absolutely nothing ... Let's see what the 5th ticket will reveal.


5 in a row !!! ... this lotto ticket bring us no wining as well.  May be the next one will be it! :) Tomorrow  I will reveal the next one.  We'll see were this experiment will take us :)




  Let's see what tomorrow will bring when I try to scratch Set for Life ticket #6.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

100 Dollar Experiment - Ticket #4

Set for Life Lottery - $100 Experiment (Tickets Bought In a Row)

This is day 4 of our Hundred Dollar Lottery Experiment where I'm going to reveal 10 Set for Life instant lottery tickets one by one.  The lotto tickets have been bought sequentially from the same stack.

Set for Live Lottery Ticket #4

Let's see what the 4th ticket will reveal.


4 in a row ... this lotto ticket bring us no wining as well.  May be the next one will be it! :) Tomorrow  I will reveal the next one.  We'll see were this experiment will take us :)





  Let's see what tomorrow will bring when I try to scratch Set for Life ticket #5.

Friday, November 11, 2011

100 Dollar Experiment - Ticket #3

Set for Life Lottery - $100 Experiment (Tickets Bought In a Row)

This is day 3 of our Hundred Dollar Lottery Experiment where I'm going to reveal 10 Set for Life instant lottery tickets one by one.  The lotto tickets have been bought sequentially from the same stack.


Set for Live Lottery Ticket #3

Let's try our luck today with the 3rd lottery ticket from the stack.



3rd in a row ... this lotto ticket bring us no wining as well.  May be the next one will be it! :) Tomorrow  I will reveal the next one.  We'll see were this experiment will take us :)




  Let's see what tomorrow will bring when I try to scratch Set for Life ticket #4.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

100 Dollar Experiment - Ticket #2

Set for Life Lottery - $100 Experiment (Tickets Bought In a Row)

I got back from work and I'm ready to proceed with day 2 of our Hundred Dollar Lottery Experiment where I'm going to reveal 10 Set for Life scratch-off lottery tickets one by one.  The lotto tickets have been bought sequentially from the same stack.


Set for Live Lottery Ticket #2

Lets see what we have here ...


No luck today as well.  Oh, well :( You know what they say "You can always scratch tomorrow :)" ... no they don't :))),  but that is exactly what we are going to do.  Tomorrow  I will reveal the next one and I hope it will be a successful lottery ticket.  We'll see :)



  Let's see what tomorrow will bring when I try to scratch Set for Life ticket #3.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Set for Life Lottery $100 Experiment


Lets start "Set for Life Lottery $100 In a Row Experiment"

I'm investing $100 into 10 Set for Life Lottery Tickets each value of $10.  They will be bought from the same instant ticket stack and attached to each other.  I’ll scratch one lotto ticket each day and see what my Return on Investment will be. At the end of the experiment I will tally the result and draw a conclusion whatever it might be.

Today I went to the bank and took out $100 from my checking account.   After work I stopped by a Lotto place.  I never knew that there special lottery shops out there, I always thought that lottery tickets are sold in New Stands and creepy bodegas.  Like I said before I'm not a gambler :). Interestingly enough  I pass by this place fully dedicated to lotto every day and never notice it and I take this bus for 4 years. 

I said to the lady "10 Set for Life tickets please".  She looked at me and said "One?".  Well, I understand that people probably don't buy $100 worth of lottery tickets, so I calmly said "10 please".   She of course had to verify.  "Excuse me? You know they are $10 each".  Wow, what a concerned lady :). "Yes, I do" I said and finally got my 10 Set for Life tickets.

Now we can conduct our In a row $100 lottery experiment.

Set for Live Lottery Ticket #1

Here comes scratch lottery ticket #1.

Oh, well.  First ticket wins $0.

  
Let's see what tomorrow will bring when I try to scratch Set for Life ticket #2.


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

What Are The Odds


As I have motioned before I have won $500 playing Set for Life Scratch Lottery.  I have never won anything playing Mega Millions or Power Ball lottery so that comes as a big surprise to me especially since the ODDS for winning Five Hundred Dollars are 1 to 1,750



Set for Life Instant Game – I’m up $530 and I bought only 6 tickets.  That is something!

After that I decided that since it’s all not really my money per se I can buy one ticket a week without any sense of guilt.  So I did.  That was quite a disappointment.  Most of the tickets that I bought where not successful ones for 4 month.Most but not all.   

I have to tell you that I did win 2 times $50, a few times $20 and 5-7 times $10

I’m not counting but to this day I’m still up about $350

One day I have realized that the tickets come in plastic-wrapped packs when they come to the lotto stand.  I was buying 2 tickets and the guy said “I have only one from the old stack; I’m going to open a new one.  Do you want both tickets from the same stack or you don’t care”.  I said that I don’t care, however, I thought that he was asking me because some people do care that the tickets are bought in a row.

Set for Life Lottery $100 Experiment

That’s why I’m going to conduct this experiment. I will invest $100 into 10 Set for Life Lottery Tickets each value of $10.  They will be bought from the same instant ticket stack and attached to each other.  I’ll scratch one lotto ticket each day and see what my Return on Investment will be. At the end of the experiment I will tally the result and draw a conclusion whatever it might be. 

After I’m done with this experiment I will conduct another one where I will buy 10 Set for Life tickets separately and do the overall comparison.  


That should be fun.  Enjoy!  I know I will :)

How I Won Five Hundred Dollars


First time I played Set for Life instant lottery was about half a year ago.  Let me tell you I’m not a gambler, let me repeat that I’m really not a gambler, to the point that I don’t even play Megamillions or Power Ball, not even for a $1. Frankly, you always laugh at the joke where the guy prays to God every single day to win and when he dies extremely disappointed God tells him “But you never bought a ticket”.  Well, that is me.  I just never buy any lottery tickets, never check winning numbers, don’t wait anxiously for lottery drawing, and don’t calculate the odds.  At least that was me until 6 month ago.  I still don’t buy Mega Millions or Power Ball New York Lottery as lots of people do but I do buy Set for Life scratch-off lottery ticket once in a while.  Let me tell you how I started.


We had a steamy argument with my friends about odds.  I don’t really understand it fully and I don’t think many people do too.  I did read a Lotto article on internet a while back about Set for Life instant game and the author was sort of going into details that overall chances of winning Set for Life is 1 in 3.95.  Of course the article was more about that it’s impossible to win the main prize since the odds are like 6 million plus and so on.  In any event, just as an experiment, I decided to buy a lottery ticket to try.


# 1 - As a person who never plays lottery I did not even know that $10 lottery tickets existed.  I thought it was always $1 :)  I went to lotto kiosk and bought a Set for Life instant lottery ticket before getting on the bus to go back home after work.  As I was riding the bus I pulled out a scratch-off lotto ticket but I could not find a coin to scratch off.  I knew that people do that :) So I got my car keys and did all the scratching very uncomfortably on my lap with a tip of the key.  


#2 - To my surprise I won $20.  WOW!!!  100% return! This is the first time I ever win!  Since I have doubled my money I don’t feel bad to buy another one, but I don’t want to turn into a gambler so I wait until the end of the week to buy another one.  (I did redeem the lottery ticket the next day, and when the guy said “Another one?” I proudly said “No, thanks! I’ll get cash”)


#3 - Next one I bought and won $10.  So I’m still up $10.  OK, this is getting interesting, I thought :)  I don’t believe in luck, so I’m thinking that must be the odds, which I’m also very skeptical about.  So within about 3 weeks I bought a few more tickets.  I lost $10 and won $30.  Still up on my winnings!


#4 - And than I bought a Set for Life ticket which I forgot to scratch-off on the bus.  I remembered about it when I was walking back home from the bus stop.   As always very uncomfortably with my car keys this time using my palm as support I scratched off the instant ticket and instead of the numbers I see a STAR.  As a lot of people I don’t read instructions thoroughly before I do anything, so I start reading instructions now.  It talks about star that is 10 times the prize.  For some reason I think that it does not apply to me and I’m about to through away the ticket … but I’m walking at the moment and  there is now garbage bin anywhere so I’m reading it over and over again.  To make the story sort I had $50 as a prize, times 10, which makes it $500.  WOW!!!  I don’t even know why I thought that the star is nothing.  Trust me I’m a well-educated person with college degree and do read well :) 


6 Lottery Tickets Bought / Money spent - $60 / Money won - $590 / Total Winnings - $530

Set for Life Instant Game – I’m up $530 and I bought only 6 tickets.  That is something!

If you have won anything playing Set for Life please share

Set for Life Lottery


Set for Life instant lottery is the most popular scratch-off lottery out there which pays the grand prize winner $5,000 a week for life.  It costs $10 per ticket and you have 15 chances to win.  Match any of your numbers on the lottery ticket to any of 6 Winning Numbers and win the prize shown.


1. Reveal a “COIN” symbol and get a prize shown
2. Reveal a “STAR” and win 10 times the prize shown
3. And of course the reason that you are playing the game is $5,000 a Week for Life.  I don’t know if it’s possible or not but if one of you will ever get that, the ticket will reveal “LIFE” and you are all set for life.  Good luck ladies and gentlemen :)

If you willing to wait till the lottery drawing to see if you are a lottery winner you can play all the ever popular games like Mega Millions or Power Ball.  

If you need instant gratification, New York Lottery and other state lotteries offers a wide selection of instant-win, scratch-off games. They introduce approximately two new games every month at prices of $1, $2, $5 and $10 but the most popular of all of them is still “Set for Life”.  Set for Life instant lottery game pays the grand prize of $5,000 a week for life and that is very attractive to a lot of people that going to work day-in day-out every day and want to retire young :)

Interestingly enough this is not all. 
An overall chance of winning Set for Life is 1 in 3.95
You have a good chance to win other prices and that what this blog is all about.

You can say “Give me the winning lottery numbers now!” with a scratch-off this green lottery ticket and that is the beauty of it.  Win or Lose, does not matter as long as you don’t get obsessed with the money or the game.  Just have fun!  Hey you never know :)