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Millionaire Raffle

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  • Registered Users Posts: 252 ✭✭ NoeldeBournaix


    First time ever to be given one - and first time to give one!

    Id say a lot of the raffle tickets are bought as gifts, I gave two as gifts myself this year. Last years winner was Kevin O'Connor the Crewe Alexandra football player who was given the ticket by his uncle for Christmas. The 2016 top prize was never claimed.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,675 ✭✭✭✭ salmocab


    When and why the hell did we sell off this?

    For a children’s hospital


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,586 ✭✭✭ Yaretzi Purple Backstop


    1 in 90 wins a prize and minimum win is €500. That's not bad at all.

    It really is (bad).

    Cost of ticket is 25e, so that's 2,250 average spend to see a prize from 500 and upwards, more lower prizes are given, than high value prizes obvs. There are more fingers on your hand than there are 6-figure prizes available and less than a dozen of 10k.

    Another good year for the average retired math & stats teacher somewhere across in Ontario. Has been a cool winter there, so they'll be glad of the extra heating allowance.

    Prefer hotpicks at the bookies for Ire, EU & UK lottos which offer upto 88% of actual odds (higher when using the law of large numbers etc). This MR draw is only about 36.91999999999994% ROI of prizefund's total sales.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,153 ✭✭✭ jimbobaloobob


    €12.5 in ticket sales if all 500k tickets are sold


    €4,615,000m in prize money.



    Profit for the Canadian pension fund €7,885,000/

    Nearly certain it's a Canadian teachers pension pot too ehh


  • Registered Users Posts: 745 ✭✭✭ Paul_Mc1988


    BoroMan32 wrote:
    Received one as a Christmas present, will gladly refund the purchase price to the present giver should I win the top prize.

    Along with 10k also :P


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,412 ✭✭✭ tupenny


    I can resist everything except temptation.
    I bought one.

    Same! Wouldn't have only for this ****in thread. OP, you just downed your odds!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,999 ✭✭✭ Ficheall


    I think you'd be better off putting your 25e on red on a roulette wheel 16 times in a row - better odds of winning, and more of a return.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,412 ✭✭✭ tupenny


    Ficheall wrote: »
    I think you'd be better off putting your 25e on red on a roulette wheel 16 times in a row - better odds of winning, and more of a return.
    But no I'm gonna be a millionaire


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,586 ✭✭✭ Yaretzi Purple Backstop


    Ficheall wrote: »
    I think you'd be better off putting your 25e on red on a roulette wheel 16 times in a row - better odds of winning, and more of a return.

    Bit shorter if it's 90/1 (2,250 spend) is for any prize, to appear on average.

    Seeing even x10 reds* in succession are 1 in (2.06)10 i.e. 1 in 1,376.

    16 straight reds would be 105,166.04119277813747
    The current record is 32 stright red/black (11m/1,c).

    * European roulette table (37 pockets, with x1 'null' green), so 2.06.
    Worse still for the alternative 'double green' pockets.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,070 ✭✭✭ Franz Von Peppercorn


    If you’re not in you can’t win. If you are in you won’t win*



    * probably.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,999 ✭✭✭ Ficheall


    Bit shorter if it's 90/1 (2,250 spend) is for any prize, to appear on average.

    Seeing even x10 reds* in succession are 1 in (2.06)10 i.e. 1 in 1,376.

    16 straight reds would be 105,166.04119277813747
    The current record is 32 stright red/black (11m/1,c).

    * European roulette table (37 pockets, with x1 'null' green), so 2.06.
    Worse still for the alternative 'double green' pockets.


    I just meant to get the million. I was just working on an 18/38.

    I still reckon the "any prize" is achievable with better odds and a better return in 5+ roulette spins.


  • Registered Users Posts: 903 ✭✭✭ Neames


    I got one.

    It'd be nice to win a few Bob for sure


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,075 ✭✭✭ IamtheWalrus


    Why don’t they tell us when the draw is? The 10 o clock thing seems a bit weird to me.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,586 ✭✭✭ Yaretzi Purple Backstop


    Ficheall wrote: »
    I just meant to get the million. I was just working on an 18/38.

    Can agree that essentially it's pants, everyone chipping in for a big cake, but then someone removes over 63% of said cake all for themselves, leaving the scraps for the public.

    Perhaps one of the better ways to aim for a guaranteed 1m prize (for a much smaller outlay of 1.50stg), is via 'euromillion lotto hotpicks'.

    It's still low at around 50% (2m/1 for 1m prize), but is a live and televised draw, it's not shared and perhaps availing of +(p) number of 0.5-5% advantage using the loln's.

    For better odds still, 3 balls on the main lotto.ie (main draw, 6 balls) which offers 86.33% of actual true odds (pie/cake), when done at bookies. €1 hotpick on 3 balls (from 6) returns €701.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,819 ✭✭✭ dublinman1990


    Time's up on buying your tickets. It's gone past 10pm.

    My mam got one recently. It's a once a year thing for her but she never wins anything off it though.

    Hopefully we will get something but the result might turn out the same as every other year.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,158 ✭✭✭ oneilla


    Received one as a gift. Draw is in progress now according to http://lottery.ie


  • Registered Users Posts: 231 ✭✭ EletricMan


    Bought one again this year. Do it online. Just checked and it says better luck next time.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,375 ✭✭✭ bri007


    Just checked mine there online and said same thing, better luck next time :( ah well......


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,701 ✭✭✭✭ lawred2


    EletricMan wrote: »
    Bought one again this year. Do it online. Just checked and it says better luck next time.

    I'm not sure the results are available

    just says draw in progress for me :/


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,562 ✭✭✭✭ namloc1980


    Checked my ticket on the app and it said better luck next time even though no official results out!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,158 ✭✭✭ oneilla


    lawred2 wrote: »
    I'm not sure the results are available

    just says draw in progress for me :/

    Same for me. Unless you have to make an account to check it then idk.


  • Registered Users Posts: 252 ✭✭ NoeldeBournaix


    Results up now.


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,701 ✭✭✭✭ lawred2


    ticket in the bin


  • Registered Users Posts: 27,429 ✭✭✭✭ _Kaiser_


    Nothing.. Oh well


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,315 ✭✭✭✭ dxhound2005


    They sold about 439,000 tickets.


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Bin with mine


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 17,153 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Weepsie


    Not me. Knew I should've bought a bottle of whiskey instead


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,082 ✭✭✭ sonic85


    Thought the results aren't normally out till the next day?


  • Registered Users Posts: 252 ✭✭ NoeldeBournaix


    They sold about 439,000 tickets.


    Big increase on last year when the only sold 360000. Hopefully someone on here will win something.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,272 ✭✭✭ racso1975


    I'd say a huge amount goes unclaimed as people get them for Xmas presents and forget about them. Sure last year's winning ticket was not even collected


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