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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Texas Lottery Chronicles- Caesars

Hoping to start 2015 better than we ended 2014,  our first scratch-off lottery ticket this year is titled "Caesars." Of course, it is illegal for Caesars to have a casino in the great state of Texas, but the guv'mnt runs the numbers game in the state, so it's okay :)


$100K is top of the mark on the ticket, which features four games including roulette, slots, craps, and cards. Odds of winning a prize are 1 in 4 and prize amounts vary from $5 up to $100,000.

The object of roulette on our ticket is to match our number with any of the six numbers revealed on the wheel. If we match we win the amount posted for that number.

Let's get out our lucky quarter and start scratching.

Looks like nine is our number on the roulette game and thus far we have missed the first three numbers.


Let's take a gander at the other three.


Well, that sucked. It's common knowledge that roulette is one of the worst table games in the casino. I guess that applies to scratch-off tickets too.

On to slots! The object here is to match three symbols across and win that prize. Let's take a look. Where's that lucky quarter?


We've got a couple of nice prizes. Hopefully, we can match some symbols and collect. Especially the fifth line!


Whiffed on the slots. Just like when I'm playing at a Caesars property :)

Craps is next on the list. Seven come 11! Baby needs a new pair of shoes! The object is for the dice to add up to 7 or 11. If they do, then we win that prize. Here we go!


One pretty good sized prize, but the other three are "meh." However, it'd be nice to win something.


Yeah Bay-Bee! Can't say we won, but at least we're free-rolling the card game!

Our final game is poker. Maybe you've heard of it. The goal is to scratch-off a pair. Even Rob would like pocket Kings here!


The prize amount is $25. Not life changing, but I certainly wouldn't turn my nose up to it.


King, three. Crap.


Oh well, at least it wasn't a losing ticket.


Tickets                      11
Winners                     3
Investment             $60.00
Winnings                $20.00
Net                        ($40.00)

Sunday, January 25, 2015

NFL Picks Contest-Conference Championship Results


Here are the Conference Championship results and standings in the NFL Picks Contest. 

Here are the current standings;

cokeboy99- 27-(8)+21+34+16+13+20+38+16+51+43+13+32+16+20+39+24+14+24+48 = 501 pts.
OneAndDone- 27+17+17+34+41+5+31+38+16+24+17+30+32+16+18+27+20+14+24+48 = 496 pts.
MOJO-  27+17+17+29+16 +24+32+37+16+34+17+30+32+16+18+12+20+21+24+16 = 455 pts.
Vegas Vic- 27+17+21+29+16+5+32-(3)+20+31+17+29+32+16+17+39+24+14+14+48 = 445 pts.

lightning36- 27+17+17+29+16+24+31+24+20+34-(15)+30+32-(31)+18+27+43+14+24+48 = 432 pts.
Music City Momma- 13+17+21+29+16-(7)+32+38-(3)+31+17+30+32+17+17+39+43-(13)+14+48 = 431 pts.
TwoMinuteWarning- (3)+17+37+29+16-(7)+35+37+20+24-(17)+19+32+17+18+39+24+14+24+16 = 391 pts.
Captain Crunch- 27+17+17+29+16+5+35+38+24+24-(17)+30+32+34+17+11+20-(13)+24+16 = 386 pts.

Grange95- (3)+17+21+29+16+24+11+20+16+0+43+13+62+34-(8)+16+20+26-(11)-(6) = 340 pts. 
mrben09- 27+17+17+29+16+24+31+37-3+24-(15)+30+32+16+18+11+16-(13)+24+0 = 338 pts.
angerisagift- (16)+41+37-(27)+18+41+31+24+13+24-(2)-(3)+13+13-(7)+45-(10)+21+0+48 = 304 pts.
Coach- 27+17+21+29+20+24+20-(3)+16-(7)-(20)+14+11+16+26+11+20+14-(11)-(6) = 239 pts.


Conference Championship scores

angerisagift- New England (W 45-7) = 48 pts.
MOJO- Seattle (W 28-22)= 16 pts.
Vegas Vic- New England (W 45-7) = 48 pts.
Captain Crunch- Seattle (W 28-22)= 16 pts.

OneAndDone- New England (W 45-7) = 48 pts.
mrben09- No Pick = 0 pts.
Coach- Green Bay (L 22-28)= (6) pts.
lightning36- New England (W 45-7) = 48 pts.

Music City Momma- New England (W 45-7) = 48 pts.
TwoMinuteWarning- Seattle (W 28-22)= 16 pts.
Grange95- Green Bay (L 22-28) = (6) pts.
cokeboy99- New England (W 45-7) = 48 pts.

Thanks for playing.

Super Bowl picks are due by Saturday at 6pm (CST).

Good luck!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Cancer Returns- Update

Easter Sunday 2014
Mom received the report from her PETscan yesterday and it was a good one.

Although there was an area that looked a little abnormal, the oncologist was pretty sure it was just some inflammation from her COPD.

So at the moment everything is sunshine and lollipops :)

They'll test again in March.

Thank you for your thoughts, prayers and supportive comments.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Cancer Returns- Update

High anxiety.

Mom has been through the diagnosis of lung cancer, did the radiation, did the chemo, did the breathing treatments, did the diet, had the petscan done to see how the the lymph nodes have reacted.

It's been a long few months. Tomorrow at 3pm, she gets the results of her petscan. Tomorrow we learn what her future holds.

High anxiety.

Any prayers, positive energy, karma, etc sent her way will be appreciated.

Cancer sucks.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Hockey Picks- January 19th

One game on tap tonight is worth a peek.

$20 on St. Louis (-200) over Colorado
 The Blues have won 6 of their last 7 and are 3-1 against the Avs this season. Colorado is 1-3 in their last 4 games.

Starting Bankroll                           $1,500.00
Profit/Loss                                       $25.25
Current Bankroll                           $1,525.25

All picks are for entertainment purposes only with no guarantees implied. Any money wagered is at your own risk.

Good luck!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

NFL Picks Contest- Conference Championship Picks


Here are the picks for this week's NFL Picks Contest. Looks like the Pats are the favorite pick..

lightning36- New England
TwoMinuteWarning- Seattle
Grange95- Green Bay
cokeboy99- New England

Music City Momma- New England
Coach- Green Bay
MOJO- Seattle
Vegas Vic- New England

Captain Crunch- Seattle
OneAndDone- New England
angerisagift- New England
mrben09- No Pick

Please let me know if I missed your pick before the first games kickoff Sunday.

Good luck!!!

Friday, January 16, 2015

NFL Picks Contest- Picks Due Tomorrow


Just a friendly reminder that your pick for the NFL Picks Contest is due by 6pm tomorrow. I have most of them, but if you haven't sent yours yet, it's time to get with it!

Remember that ALL playoff games are eligible for our contest. 

Please e-mail me at nfl.picks@ymail com or leave a comment here with your pick.

Ms. Duck and I are spending the weekend at the Dallas Market which means I probably won't get the picks posted until Sunday evening.

Good luck!