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kingofwale
09-10-2013, 06:11 AM
I've been playing for close to 2 years, with 2 characters.

never once have I gotten 6x.. the best I got is 5 and only twice ever.

rohan007
09-10-2013, 06:22 AM
I got 6x on scratchs twice or thrice. Lol. Its all about luck i guess.

My2cents
09-10-2013, 08:02 AM
The most I've ever gotten is 5 match, but I've never won real life lotto either.

Guisseppe17
09-10-2013, 08:18 AM
Hold up, I thought someone said a while back that crime city was gonna be getting that login thing MW has. Did GREE give up on that?

Dipstik
09-10-2013, 08:25 AM
I got 6x on scratchs twice or thrice. Lol. Its all about luck i guess.

Suuuuuuure you did.

rohan007
09-10-2013, 08:36 AM
Suuuuuuure you did.

How did you know that dippy? I've never told you about it. :-P

jayrok
09-10-2013, 08:59 AM
I've never won the lottery or got 7-7-7 on slots...its a scam. Vegas will never prosper!

murf
09-10-2013, 09:05 AM
I've been playing for close to 2 years, with 2 characters.

never once have I gotten 6x.. the best I got is 5 and only twice ever.


Getting all 6 to be the same has a probably of 1/6 ^ 6 or 1 in 46,656. So you've attempted 2 * 365 * 2 = 1460 scratchers, that gives you a 3% chance of having gotten one....

Fredfreddy
09-10-2013, 09:18 AM
Getting all 6 to be the same has a probably of 1/6 ^ 6 or 1 in 46,656. So you've attempted 2 * 365 * 2 = 1460 scratchers, that gives you a 3% chance of having gotten one....

This.
EDIT: Well, sorta this, I think it's 6/46,656 since there are 6 possible matches of 6. Also, you can't divide the attempts into the potential combinations, otherwise you could end up >100% .. I forget the formula though. But the point is, it's extremely unlikely.


Scratchers are not a scam, they just haven't been "refreshed" with newer loot items. They were created at a time when you didn't get a 100/100 item for doing 1 level of an LTQ. If they just added a "0" to the end of every stat of each scratcher item, that would probably do the trick, and they would be future proof for a while at least.

rhyno
09-10-2013, 09:19 AM
Ofcourse its fixed they dont like giving free stuff away

murf
09-10-2013, 09:44 AM
This.
EDIT: Well, sorta this, I think it's 6/46,656 since there are 6 possible matches of 6. Also, you can't divide the attempts into the potential combinations, otherwise you could end up >100% .. I forget the formula though. But the point is, it's extremely unlikely.


Scratchers are not a scam, they just haven't been "refreshed" with newer loot items. They were created at a time when you didn't get a 100/100 item for doing 1 level of an LTQ. If they just added a "0" to the end of every stat of each scratcher item, that would probably do the trick, and they would be future proof for a while at least.

You are right...it's 6 /46,656 or 1 in 7,776....

The formula = 1 - (1 - 1/7,776) ^ 1460 = 17.1%...so better, but not guaranteed

Fredfreddy
09-10-2013, 09:47 AM
You are right...it's 6 /46,656 or 1 in 7,776....

The formula = 1 - (1 - 1/7,776) ^ 1460 = 17.1%...so better, but not guaranteed

Thanks murf, that was about to start driving me crazy, was about to hunt in my basement for my old Statistics textbook.

Stooboot
09-10-2013, 11:14 AM
Even if u got 6 of the same every prize is horrible for the odds so who cares. The prizes from 1 to 3 of a kind dont even boost stats any more its a waste of time. They need to bring in daily rewards or redo prizes. I dont care if I never get 6 just give me somthing that boosts my stats for 3

Toys R Us
09-10-2013, 11:19 AM
Irrespective of whether you value the giveaways or not, I'm struggling to see how anything that's given away gratis/free/for zip could be decribed as any sort of "scam".

Guisseppe17
09-10-2013, 04:31 PM
Irrespective of whether you value the giveaways or not, I'm struggling to see how anything that's given away gratis/free/for zip could be decribed as any sort of "scam".
What if I gave you a steaming pile of cow poo "for free"?

bald zeemer
09-10-2013, 05:39 PM
Even if u got 6 of the same every prize is horrible for the odds so who cares. The prizes from 1 to 3 of a kind dont even boost stats any more its a waste of time. They need to bring in daily rewards or redo prizes. I dont care if I never get 6 just give me somthing that boosts my stats for 3

Ok. If you ever pull a fire monster feel free to send a ticket to have it transferred to my account.

skippy
09-10-2013, 05:57 PM
I have plenty of 6x scratchers in my van king of whale. Come on in. ..

SollyLlama
09-10-2013, 06:19 PM
100 million cash - nice!

Rebels
09-10-2013, 06:26 PM
100 million cash - nice!

So it is possible! Well done.

I like the scratch card. Its the highlight of my CC day. :)

Deadwater
09-10-2013, 06:30 PM
Even if u got 6 of the same every prize is horrible for the odds so who cares. The prizes from 1 to 3 of a kind dont even boost stats any more its a waste of time. They need to bring in daily rewards or redo prizes. I dont care if I never get 6 just give me somthing that boosts my stats for 3

Ok, so the fire monster with a modifier of 10% mafia attack isn't worth it?

Lonestoner
09-10-2013, 06:38 PM
100 million cash - nice!

Considering matching 6 cash in MW was 1 billion, I call your bluff.

Max Power
09-11-2013, 07:44 AM
What if I gave you a steaming pile of cow poo "for free"?

That would be many things, but one of the things it wouldn't be is a scam.

TZora
09-11-2013, 09:47 AM
Getting all 6 to be the same has a probably of 1/6 ^ 6 or 1 in 46,656. So you've attempted 2 * 365 * 2 = 1460 scratchers, that gives you a 3% chance of having gotten one....
dippy said this long time ago and it still holds good, "Scratchers are the pixelated version of elephant poo" .. congrats! now you all know that :)

Dipstik
09-11-2013, 10:16 AM
dippy said this long time ago and it still holds good, "Scratchers are the pixelated version of elephant poo" .. congrats! now you all know that :)

I'm pretty sure that quote is apocryphal...

bald zeemer
09-11-2013, 10:26 AM
Only in the sense that it was quoted from the Gospel according to Mary.

When are you going to stop being a mouthpiece for the Council of Nicaea, Dippy? The people have had enough!

Smallestelf
09-11-2013, 07:18 PM
i reckon it would be awesome if they had gold as one of the prizes, like who really uses RP these days, even if 5 or 6 of a kind was only a vault it would be nice

TZora
09-12-2013, 12:46 PM
ok ok fine! i forgot who said that .. it was dudeman ..

http://www.funzio.com/forum/showthread.php?40886-Free-Scratchers-Progress&p=454040&viewfull=1#post454040

Rebels
09-12-2013, 01:40 PM
i reckon it would be awesome if they had gold as one of the prizes, like who really uses RP these days, even if 5 or 6 of a kind was only a vault it would be nice

Gold would be cool. Dont know if Gree would want to give away free revenue though.

Grant B
09-12-2013, 04:09 PM
I got ten mill from a scratcher when I was level 43. It was a big help back then. I think I bought lofts with it

bald zeemer
09-13-2013, 08:52 AM
Dude, get rid of that personal info at the bottom ASAP!

Nighteg
09-13-2013, 09:24 AM
I agree, it's a scam. 2 years, max was 5.

Dipstik
09-13-2013, 09:43 AM
haven't played MW in forever. was it a 6 match? I can't honestly say whether I remember. it was the biggest prize I had won.

When I posted my original comment, I forgot the total amount.

It was such a large number, the last few zeros were dropped from the displayed value of my cash on hand, leading me to email Gree support under the mistaken belief it had been nerfed.

This is that email:

I won 100,000,000 on a scratcher ticket a couple days ago. Now it's gone.
What gives?

Proof that the poster would send his bank account information to nigeria redacted

Anyway, you don't know me - I don't know you - and I have nothing to gain by making it up.

Have a nice day.

OMG priceless... This guy should be banned for encouraging hacking.

SollyLlama
09-13-2013, 10:07 AM
Didn't realize that info could be used unscrupulously.

No need to be a douche about it, though.

Dipstik
09-13-2013, 10:12 AM
Didn't realize that info could be used unscrupulously.

No need to be a douche about it, though.

I beg to differ. Also, don't call people douches. That's rude.

Lonestoner
09-13-2013, 07:36 PM
OMG priceless... This guy should be banned for encouraging hacking.

Glad you quoted it, I wouldn't have even seen it if it wasn't for that. Guess it didn't last long?

GreeGree
09-14-2013, 09:44 AM
Mmmmm......