Holiday Travelers Reminded to Play Millionaire Raffle

Holiday Travelers Reminded to Play Millionaire Raffle
Holiday Travelers Reminded to Play Millionaire RaffleMIDDLETOWN, Pa., July 2, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — If hitting the road for the July 4th weekend or starting a vacation, remember to pick up a Pennsylvania Lottery Millionaire Raffle ticket along the way. The game features 6,000 cash prizes totaling more than $5 million, including four $1 million top prizes.”The Millionaire Raffle drawing will take place on July 11,” said Executive Director Drew Svitko. “This limited-edition game is sold only in Pennsylvania, so please don’t miss your chance to play.”Pennsylvania Lottery games are sold at more than 9,000 retailers statewide, including at Pennsylvania Turnpike travel plazas.Millionaire Raffle tickets will be available until 5 p.m. on the drawing date or until sold out. Only 500,000 tickets will be sold.Players may check the display screen at Lottery retailers or visit palottery.com to see the number of tickets remaining. Ticket sales typically accelerate as the drawing date approaches.Millionaire Raffle prize levels are:Each $20 ticket offers a 1-in-125,000 chance of winning one of the $1 million top prizes. The overall chances of winning any prize are 1-in-83.33.Players should immediately sign the back of their tickets and store them in a safe place. The top eight prize-winning numbers will be televised during the Lottery’s live evening drawing on July 11. All winning numbers will be posted that evening on palottery.com. Players should also check every ticket using a scanner at a Lottery retailer.  The Pennsylvania Lottery asks players to always play responsibly. Pool Play forms are available on palottery.com for the convenience of players who wish to pool ticket purchases with friends, family members or coworkers.About the Pennsylvania Lottery: The Pennsylvania Lottery remains the only state lottery that designates all its proceeds to programs that benefit older residents. Since its inception in 1971, the Pennsylvania Lottery has contributed more than $24.7 billion to programs that include property tax and rent rebates; free transit and reduced-fare shared rides; the low-cost prescription drug programs PACE and PACENET; long-term living services; and the 52 Area Agencies on Aging, including full- and part-time senior centers throughout the state.The Pennsylvania Lottery reminds players to check every ticket, every time. Players must be 18 or older. Please play responsibly. For help with a gambling problem, call 1-800-848-1880.For drawings results, winning numbers, winners’ stories and to subscribe to the Lottery’s RSS news feed, visit www.palottery.com. Like us on Facebook or follow us at www.twitter.com/palottery. MEDIA CONTACT: Gary Miller, 717-702-8008 


Mark Pilarski – Deal Me In: Only Nostradamus can predict when a machine is due to hit

Mark Pilarski – Deal Me In: Only Nostradamus can predict when a machine is due to hit
Mark Pilarski – Deal Me In: Only Nostradamus can predict when a machine is due to hit Dear Mark: I always look forward to reading your answers and thoughts on the casino world. I do have one question that I have always wanted to ask and your recent answer to the fellow complaining that he always loses at the slots has stimulate me to ask. You mentioned that a slot machine might be programmed to return 88% of the wagered money back in wins. My question: Is there a selected timeframe (daily, monthly, life of the machine) or a specific amount (every 100, 10,000, pulls) for this 88% return to happen? Richard B.Because a random number generator selects all of the symbols arbitrarily, nobody, and that includes the casino owners, knows the whereabouts of where the machine is in its payout cycle. What the programming does tell the house is that after millions and millions of decisions, “X” amount of money will be won by the casino and lost by the players.Using your 88% return as an example, all the slot manager does is order a quarter machine with that hold percentage from the manufacturer, and over a “period of time,” that quarter machine is going to pay back to the gamblers 12% of the total amount wagered.As to your question, Richard, what is that period of time, figure approximately 10 million yanks of the handle, which is typically the number the slot maker has determined it would take for that particular machine to achieve that overall 12% hold calculation.Prior to those 10 million spins, the machine will go through incalculable hot and cold cycles, but as the slot closes in on that 10,000,000 yank mark, it’s going to hold pretty darn close to that 12% payout mark.Dear Mark: What is the house edge on the game Free Bet Blackjack? I know it is helped by the push of a 22, but the free bet option is nice. David G.Using a more simplified basic strategy than regular blackjack, the house edge on Free Bet Blackjack is approximately 1%. Because I did a Q&A on this game in 2014, allow me, David, to direct you to my web site, http://markpilarski.com and have you search “Is Free Bet Blackjack Really a Freebie” for a complete analysis on this variant of blackjack.Dear Mark: I was playing blackjack where someone was continuously splitting face cards. Most everyone was giving her a lot of crap. Finally, the dealer confirmed face cards “should never be split.” An elderly lady about 80 corrected the dealer. She said, “Honey, the only time you split face cards is when the table is full and your friend needs a seat.” Charlie L.The sage advice, Charlie, from that senior citizen playing on the game, needs no superfluous follow-up.Gambling Wisdom of the Week: “He places the bet, juices flow, he really feels alive: action. When the bet is on, his existence is confirmed.” – Henry Lesieur, The Chase


Use Neteller for your online casino deposits

Use Neteller for your online casino deposits
Use Neteller for your online casino deposits [unable to retrieve full-text content]Everybody who reads this is interested in online casinos either for the purposes of entertainment or as a way of trying to make some money and casinos.ie hopes that there are more of the former than the latter but one thing that all online casino players have to do at some stage is make a […]