June 25, 2009

More Lottery Info; Mafia Wars Strategy Guide

So, a new function has been added - the lotto. Here's how it works:

Once a week, 5 lotto numbers are selected randomly by the computer. You may enter tickets into the drawing with the "Lotto" function. You can find this under the Godfather tab, then by clicking "Lotto" on that page. If you match a certain number of numbers, you can win prizes. Here they are:


Requirement
Daily Chance Prizes
5 matching balls
333 reward points
4 matching balls
8 reward points
3 matching balls
A Daily Chance collection piece
2 matching balls
An unused Daily Chance ticket
1 matching balls
A random loot item

Four matching balls = 8 reward points? I mean, what are the odds for just 8 reward points? Weird.

Third, you get a point for each daily chance ticket you play. You can let these points build up to 6 total points and exchange them for rewards.

1 Ticket: Random Collection Item
2 Tickets: +10 Stamina
3 Tickets: +30 Energyy
4 Tickets: +1 Ticket
5 Tickets: +1 Stat Point
6 Tickets: +5 Godfather Points

This is actually pretty nice because without buying any reward points, you can collect an extra 5 godfather points per week. Collecting 5 Godfather Points is equivalent to ~1.43 stat points, which makes it more effective then buying +1 stat point.

You get one free ticket every day, and you may additionally buy a ticket for 52 godfather points. Doing some simple math here allows me to think it might take quite some time to collect the full lotto collection set, so I hope it is a good reward (will update when I get the information). None of the other rewards are that exciting- while 333 godfather points looks good on paper, the odds of matching all 5 are like winning the real lottery!


***UPDATE*** - lotto seems to give consumable items instead now, like illegal transaction records, cell phones, and blackmail photos instead of rare loot items.
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107 comments:

  1. any clue when it will be avail to myspace users? I see the collection but when I click on the link it comes up a blank page

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  2. ive got my ticket on facebook but ihavent got my ticket yet on myspace so y cant i recieve my ticket on this account

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  3. If you win an energy pack in the lotto, will that be an "extra" pack to use when you want, even if you just used one?

    Or will it just the regular "once per 23 hours" one?

    If it is not something special, that would be kind of lame, because getting a regular "1-a-day" e-pack is nothing difficult to do, and requires nothing but asking your mafia for one.

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  4. Well, its obvoius it will be an additonal energy pack.

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  5. what do you think would happen if u submit 5 tickets and get one number on 3 u think you would get 3 additional e packs? or still just one?

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  6. Good question, we'll find out in a few days!

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  7. For 5 Matching Balls, the reward should be something "worthwhile" like maybe 100,000 Godfather points. Figuring the odds of winning are so slim, and you have a better chance of winning the real lotto, so they should at least make the prizes worthwhile. 1,000 GF points is a joke. It really should be like 100,000+ GF points. That way if a person won, they could share it with their mafia. Also that "Lottery Collection" should be something fierce like maybe 100 stamina, or 200 health, or 100+ energy or something like that. That way if a person does "strike it rich" it will at least reflect it in their account. The prizes should be more "worthwhile" and more reflective of the odds that are stacked against you when you play. For 4 matching balls, I think it should be about 1,000+ GF points, and a Gold Throne. For 5 matches balls I think it should be 100,000+ GF points, and a "PLATINUM Skull" which would give you a 1 minute reduction on your regen timer.

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  8. Also the free "energy packs" should be a special energy pack that can be used ANY TIME. Zynga should consider giving out like maybe 1 free energy pack for 1 ball, and 2 free energy packs for 2 balls, and 5 free energy packs for 3 balls, 10 free energy packs for 4 balls, and 50 free energy packs with 5 balls. (Along with the prizes mentioned in the post above). The energy packs would make a nice added bonus, and would really make the lotto interesting to play.

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  9. FACEBOOK MAFIA WARS:
    The navigation path to the Lotto is currently set at Godfather > Lotto (Beta)

    It is not listed under the Inventory Tab anymore.

    Just an FYI, in case people are looking.

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  10. "For 5 Matching Balls, the reward should be something "worthwhile" like maybe 100,000 Godfather points."

    since ur not paying any real money to play (unless your stupid enough to spend money on gf points to then buy tickets with) you shouldnt complain :/

    sounds terrahard to get the vault items :P

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  11. what do you think would happen if u submit 5 tickets and get one number on 3 u think you would get 3 additional e packs? or still just one?

    you'll receive three...hit a number on two of my tickets...i received two e-packs

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  12. Unfortunately, I won two energy paks from last weeks lotto and now they are gone...no idea where to find them...so it seems you can not sit on them...if you win them, use them at the moment or you lose them...DAMN it

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  13. That appears to be a big bad bug in the "Lotto"...losing energy paks unless you use them on the spot when awarded...ooops Zynga...

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  14. Updated on lotto location, thanks.

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  15. i won 3 packs and nothing happens.

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  16. it says i didn't enter any tickets last week, even though i did it every day!

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  17. David [-ATG-] The UndertakerJuly 1, 2009 at 1:24 PM

    I hit all five numbers and got nothing

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  18. I think there is an issue with the Lotto. It also said that I won 2 energy packs for matching a number on 2 different entries. Then it just went away and now says I didn't enter last week.

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  19. Yeah, same as that - two energy packs gone missing!!

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  20. lotto is acting up weird. i hit all 5 and got nothing.. i want my 1000 GF points zynga..

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  21. Something is really crazy about lotto. i keep on getting free lotto ticket. i have 15 tickets now..

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  22. 3 energy packs and cant see them any where :(

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  23. David [-ATG-] The UndertakerJuly 1, 2009 at 2:40 PM

    I Contacted support but all they will say is that they are aware of the issues. I WANT MY 1000 points!

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  24. If you were wise you would have used your free tickets to buy tickets with three matching balls, thereby getting you collection items since you already know the lottery numbers.

    When you vault the collection it gives you a +10% loot drop, by the way.

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  25. That is what I did. Ended up with 3 full sets of the collection that I have now given to friends.

    Slightly sad that something that should be difficult to get turned out to be that easy due to a glitch in the system.

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  26. yeah i've lost energy packs too... prettey lame.

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  27. I win energy pack, but I didnt get it :(

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  28. wait how do you get the full collection i dont get it. anyone want to explain?

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  29. Where can you find the lotto tickets? when I first logged on it said here is your free lotto ticket and now I don't see where you can get a lotto ticket?

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  30. how the fck do u use the energy paks

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  31. Fuckin Zynga can they get anything right? Dumb bunch of fuckturds. I won 4 energy packs and they are nowhere to be found.

    Where the fuck do they hire their programmers, the institute for the blind?!?!?!?! Useless bunch of tits.

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  32. haha ya i won an energy pack and i got no clue where to use it... sucks

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  33. bullshit. . .I won 2 energy packs? well. . .where are they?

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  34. yeah, won one e pack today, thought I'd use it to do some jobs to win the 'hidden' items by doing some jobs, where the hell did it go???

    ^^ institute for the blind...lol

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  35. dangit, I won three energy packs, too..and they're nowhere to be found.It still has my winning numbers up, though. I didn't even have an energy pack button to hit to use them. I went to jobs to clear out the energy I had so I could get three refills and poof! they were gone.

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  36. I just read that supposedly in a forum that when you win energy packs they're not counted as extra ones. They're just in que and you receive one if your mafia fails to send you one. Lame!

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  37. This shit is retarded. All the shit they do to the game makes it suck more and more. Good job guys.

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  38. "This shit is retarded" "Useless bunch of tits." lol

    i got the same problem! where is my 3 energy packs!

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  39. suck balls
    i won 3 e packs
    gone
    then i won something else
    gone. wtf is wrong wiff the system
    !!!
    i mean make it work or screw ur mom

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  40. I u win the E- packs we shud be able to use them there and then or wats the point of the lotto?

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  41. i won 2 energy packs in the lottery so where are they? weak real weak

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  42. Mafia Wars Lotto is a useless addition. They should remove it or make it worth-fucking-while.

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  43. HOW TO COMPLETE THE LOTTO VAULT???

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  44. Same problem... no energy pack. Weak.

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  45. This sucks big time. I won two energy packs but they are nowhere. What a crock!

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  46. same story over and over... won two e packs and they are nowhere to be found. weak!

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  47. Ditto - won 3 e-paks and they are G-O-N-E... WTF Zynga?

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  48. you all are retards!! :D:D:D You are crying, but you dont think! :P :D If you win one energy pack, you can use it only if your mafia don't send you(members who doesn't have more mafia, so beginners). Only fools could hope, that for every one right number, you will recieve one bonus EP lol :D It would be too easy to gain energy packs! Think! :P The lotto is as good as it is!!! Crying babies :P

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  49. Doing a little math...you get 7 free lotto tickets a week and then if you have 15 god father points, (to get 3 extra lotto tickets) you can win the 1000 points easily

    Simply do this:

    With your first lotto tic guess number 1-5.

    Then with your second do 6-10

    3rd=11-15
    4th=16-20
    So on and So on

    Eventually you'll get to 10 which is 46-50

    Then you get the 1000 god fatherpoints~

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  50. ^^ smart......lol

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  51. mike you are a real fool :D:D:D hahahaha You will get 1000 points when you get 5 correct numbers from just ONE ticket! Retard :D:D

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  52. IQ fighters lol...thats sad how many monkeys are playing this game :(...

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  53. Yeah I had 3 Numbers on different tickets and won 3 EP. Nowhere to be found quite lame!!!

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  54. NO EXTRA ENERGY PACKS!!!!! JUST ONE IN EVERY 23 HOURS!!! UNDERSTAND???????!!!!!!!! maaaaan
    lotto energy packs are given to those who doesn't get any from their mafia! explained more times!! Think fools! :P

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  55. wow...that...is...ridiculous.

    Go ahead and do that buddy.

    And then blow your brains out...if you can find them.

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  56. there's something wrong, my friend got hundreds GF points becoz oh this fuckin lotto. And he wont share the secret!

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  57. Mike...Intelligence like yours scares me

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  58. The energy packs that you win on Lotto are lame. They are NOT in addition to what your Mafia sends you. You can still ONLY use one per 23 hours. So I guess it's really for the people who don't have any other mafia members who send energy packs. Totally lame and not really a prize at all.

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  59. i pooped a little

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  60. are you sure mikes thing works and you dont have to match 5 numbers on the same ticket ?

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  61. yea that definitely doesn't work, you have to match 5 numbers on one ticket

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  62. gay energy packs, you won nothing!!!!

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  63. so I guess we should all just stop playing Mafia Wars since no one is happy with it or we could all stop bitching

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  64. Since matching one number is too easy to win, I think matching one number should give you a free ticket and matching 2 numbers gives you energy that you can actually use anytime you want!

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  65. I think each week if you win an energy pack you should immediately have your energy refilled. (People just would get smart and not check their lotto until they were out of energy just in case)

    ie you have 10 in energy
    you win 2 packs you have 1 in storage and 1 is automatically applied to your energy.

    Or


    you have 10 in energy
    you win 1 pack your energy is replenished and you have none in storage

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  66. let s reason together:
    1. players who are not fortunate to receive ep from their mafia means (in most cases) that they have very small mafia (less than 10 i guess)and are not strong players. and so on on they are not interested as much as anyone else writing in this chat :) ...so what the matter for zynga to award with ep non-used players?
    2. as for the 4 match balls-30 rew points
    strong and experienced users will put these points to 14+14 for 4+4 upgrade points.
    and some less patient they will put them to 3 energy refills. simple maths this can be done in about 2 weeks (while the lotto needs 1 week)
    3. the lotto collection piece is preety lame. if you are so lucky and get every week 1 collection piece, you have also be so lucky not getting the same piece for 2nd time!

    ZYNGA WAKE UP PLZ!!!!
    lotto is a good idea, but the awards... SUCK!!!!

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  67. Awards are not worth it. the energy packs should be used whenever we feel like it cause we won them. the winner should recieve more then a 1000, and the second place should be 500. those who match two should win one of those pieces so it will be possible to actually get them all. (cheap bastards) and 3 matching balls should be 50 god father points or 100

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  68. Also the energy pack should also be able to be stockpiled and traded.

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  69. I read that someone won the 1000 Godfather Points and they were told they get 10 points per week for 100 weeks. LOL!!! What a frickin joke.

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  70. sounds like a few people need their diapers changed!

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  71. I also get two Energy Packs, but i think i will never need them, because my family is too big to get no Packs!

    I hope ZYGNA will think about their bad lottery conditions and than change it.

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  72. ALLAH MAD AT ZYNGA!!!! ALLAH GET 3 COUNT THEM THREE ENERGY PACKS AND THERE IS NO WAY YO USE ALLAH'S ENERGY PACKS. ALLAH PISSED!!!!

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  73. Nobody cares about your retarded ass Allah just shut up!

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  74. FUCK ZYNGA FUCKING RETARDS I WANT MY LOTTERY REWARDS!!!!!!!! KISS MY ASS ZYNGA

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  75. One Word - Beta

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  76. its not because of beta :P Nobody will win extra energy packs! Its a dream of dummies :) EP is only for those, who doesnt get any ep's from their mafia!

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  77. Relly, this lotto is pointless...alsoif they spread the Godfathe points over 100 weeks that's like years! Come on! I think Zynga should really give the ep and the points.they are going to lose lot of players with this bull!

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  78. we are just nummbers in they statistic..

    looto come adn join play play play click make us more money

    greedy assholls.

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  79. wow! the amount of anger this lotto is generating is ridiculous. if you guys are all so pissed, then STOP PLAYING!! otherwise, just shut up! it's pretty much a free game for crying out loud.

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  80. 1.most the ppl here r crying over dis shit.
    2.If u dont like the lotto "DON'T DO IT FOR FUCK SAKE"
    3.Anyways its better then winning nothing right???

    yours sincerely
    -TO ALL MAFIA CUNTS :D

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  81. they updated it they said the energy packs are to be used liek regular packs!!!! dumb dumbs!!! u cant use them all at once... u guys are just big babies

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  82. HAHA they changed the rewards of the lotto to even worse ones.
    Now 2nd place is only 12 points!!!!
    and there is no ree energy pack only a unused ticket!

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  83. I like the lotto, but I think switching from rare loot items for 1 number to consumable items like cell phones is a huge mistake. I know we all need them, but cmon', I want something cool I can keep, not something I use up and get for a few energy points anyway. Lottery is supposed to be about winning a reward; consumable items don't fit that bill.

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  84. Here's something sad for you all to sulk on - it's the probability math tied to getting a vault item with a lottery ticket...

    For the mafia wars lottery, the current setup is this:

    A) The numbers to pick from range between 1 and 60
    B) You get five picks
    C) If you are hoping to win a Lottery Collection vault item, you need exactly three of your five guesses to be correct.

    Well, it turns out that the odds of getting exactly three numbers correct on the same ticket is about 1 in 3,422!!! That means that, in the long run on average, you will need to submit roughly 3,422 lottery tickets to win ONE vault item!!!

    Assume you spend no godfather points on lottery tickets, and regularly submit your one free ticket a day. That is 365 tickets a year.
    That means it takes... here's the best part...
    an average of OVER NINE YEARS to find ONE TICKET THAT WINS YOU A VAULT ITEM.

    Ridiculous.

    Please note - this is probability, so the 'On Average' part is important. Some folks could get lucky and win one or two vault items fairly quickly.

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  85. From their point of view, they have over 4 million players. How many tickets are they processing? How many awards are they giving out? Has someone found an exploit? Many of you have valid concerns, but try to look beyond your own experience.

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  86. -.- everyone thats upset. let zynga know himself. other then that, stop complaining. its very annoying. complain to the zygna, it'll help alot more then this random ass web page.

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  87. when u get all the collection pieces for the lotto u get a 10% loot drop rate increase

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  88. lol ur all sooooooo stupid u fucktards. go wipe your arse

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  89. This is to all those saying "it's not worth it!"

    what is it not worth?
    the time it takes to click on 3 buttons each day to get a chance at some free items?
    so... with no cost invovlved... and the chance to gain something... it's not worth it?

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  90. Just started playing and i submitted 3 lottery tickets and won a lotto item.

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  91. So back to what THE GUY said at the top. IF I don't play the lotto for a week I can get 5 godfather points? Seriously? I know thy change this shit every day so is that still in affect?

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  92. ok why doesnt myspace have lotto?? i dont see the button anywhere

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  93. I submitted 6 tickets, and for it only got 1 GP.

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  94. yeah, that's the catch in the wording... It says "Up to 5 GP" for submitting six tickets. I'll have to test and see if you can claim the ticket mastery bonus twice in a week. If so, then I'd rather get one skill point for every three tickets twice per week.

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  96. If you were wise you would have used your free tickets to buy tickets with three matching balls, thereby getting you collection items since you already know the Lottery Numbers.

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  97. To pass the time while waiting for your energy to replenish, I suggest you jerk off and eat your own cum. It's a little disgusting but once you get used to the taste it's full of protein and nutrients. Since the only people playing this are people with no social skills who couldn't get laid in a whorehouse, drink up!! P.S. This Lotto ticket discussion is gay.

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  98. I hope you get drawn in you own shit. Why bother writing here if you dont play this game?

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  99. Dry Weave top sheetDecember 8, 2009 at 5:08 PM

    Hahahaha, I agree. anonymous up there who knows so much about eating cum, that is so obviously what you are sitting there doing. I bet you googled the nutrient bit you saddo whilst knocking one out over gayporn. Go wash your cock and what the hell are you doing here!!?? Just randomly stopped by a mafia wars forum whilst reading fly fishing by JR Hartly!!!!???

    I am level 420 and farm on 5 other accounts. Not one of them has ever got a lotto item but many of my clan have quite easily. It truly is the luck of the draw but it is soooo expensive to try and get one through trading!!

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  100. Hey everyone.. So as of now there isnt any way to get that DAILY CHANCE Vault quicker?

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  101. Now you just get 1 GF point for submitting 6 ticket mastery bonus---LAME!!

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  102. anon.... it says up to 5 GF points, not 5 points...
    Simplified it means you get 1-5 GF points depending on your luck

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  103. That's true...up to 5 RP (I suppose 1-5)
    My cases in point in last weeks:
    Account 1: 5RP, 5RP; 4RP
    Account 2: 2RP; 2RP; ?RP

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  104. You can also get lotto tickets from mystery bags and yeah they already changed the prizes of lotto tickets a long time ago so this topic should be closed

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  105. zynga is a bunch of dumbass bitches i got 5 balls twice and got nothing i want my shit motherfuckers

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  106. With 6 tickets you get up to 5 reward points.
    With 3, you gain 5 stamina points (like a mini boost?)
    With 2, a free ticket
    With 1, a random collection item)

    Raziel

    Do you have the 4 and 5 tickets used?

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