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Topic # 129241 8-Sep-2013 16:06
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Does anyone here buy lotto online and, if so, have they ever won prizes from tickets bought online?

I've bought lotto tickets online for almost two years and have yet to win a prize - but when I was buying in stores I was winning a bottom division prize several times a year. Maybe a statistical anomaly but this run of bad luck has been going so long it seems kinda strange.

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  Reply # 891673 8-Sep-2013 16:09
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I've bought a handful of times and have won a couple of minor prizes.

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  Reply # 891674 8-Sep-2013 16:10
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Yup, we only buy online, think biggest win so far was around $500.




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  Reply # 891680 8-Sep-2013 16:25
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I buy online and have had one reasonable win and a few free tickets. Buying online or from the lotto shop doesn't change anything. Random tickets are just the same either way. I have the same numbers every week. 

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  Reply # 891682 8-Sep-2013 16:28
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Yes, Lotto has secretly developed a sophisticated supercomputer which can predict the next Lotto draw. They use it to give online purchases the least-likely numbers.

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  Reply # 891683 8-Sep-2013 16:30
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^ so tempted to mark that as the answer

Buy online, have won the odd small prize, and more than a few bonus strike tickets.

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  Reply # 891696 8-Sep-2013 16:51
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We started buying online a few months go. Just bonus strike lines so far. Still have fingers crossed for the big one!




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  Reply # 891700 8-Sep-2013 17:07
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Won free tickets and prizes under $80

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  Reply # 891764 8-Sep-2013 20:27
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Won 2 prizes over $100 on it, 1 was 2.5k on an easter promo

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  Reply # 891769 8-Sep-2013 20:55
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Sure a few small prizes, $70 a few weeks ago.
But what really bugs me is the time restriction. Why cant I buy a ticket, or even check my ticket late at night?

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  Reply # 891783 8-Sep-2013 22:01
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statistically certains stores win big, I have never heard of the online store winning big ...




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  Reply # 891802 8-Sep-2013 22:51
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Oncop53: Sure a few small prizes, $70 a few weeks ago.
But what really bugs me is the time restriction. Why cant I buy a ticket, or even check my ticket late at night?


I tried to find a justification in the enabling legislation... but there isn't one.  It just seems like they want to be a pain in the rear.

Edit: According to the History page, the first "big win" on MyLotto was... um, January 2013.  Not exactly a glowing statistic.

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  Reply # 891815 8-Sep-2013 23:56
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Oncop53: Sure a few small prizes, $70 a few weeks ago.
But what really bugs me is the time restriction. Why cant I buy a ticket, or even check my ticket late at night?


I tried to find a justification in the enabling legislation... but there isn't one.  It just seems like they want to be a pain in the rear.

Edit: According to the History page, the first "big win" on MyLotto was... um, January 2013.  Not exactly a glowing statistic.


The online random number generator is broken. Two weeks ago I was letting it pick the numbers for a power ball ticket, and 4 lines in a row it picked the same four numbers out of six, and all in the same position in each line, positions 2,3, 4, and 5. None of those numbers were drawn.

I usually pick my own numbers and make sure that the ticket has all 40 numbers selected at least once on the ticket.

Letting the numbers be selected automatically more often than not some numbers dont get picked at all, and other numbers are picked all the time. 

Winnings this year, $25.00 (3 + Bonus) and $84.00. (2 strike numbers) I usually get a bonus strike ticket in each draw.

But what about the Big Wednesday 'con', for weeks now the top prize won has mostly been under $1,000 and under 100 people have won that top prize each week.





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  Reply # 891833 9-Sep-2013 01:46
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when i moved to buying my tickets online, my win rate dropped significantly.

The online bit wasnt really relevant though, as i was using the same numbers.

weird.


i stopped throwing my money away about a year ago now :-)




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  Reply # 891838 9-Sep-2013 05:43
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Yup. most won $117. a few free tickets and some around $20

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