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Old 03-10-2018, 01:59 AM
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Since the owners and moderators do NOT get involved with contests I sometimes post the rules early so folks can ask questions and give me feedback. So here is what I am thinking.

First the prize!

Equinox 600 Metal Detector (UPGRADABLE)
Sunspot 720I with Carbon Fiber handle (UPGRADEABLE)
Garrett Carrot
Awesome Finds Pouch
Leche Digger

What I mean by upgradable is both those items will be ordered AFTER we have a winner. You are welcome to buy ANY Sunspot Scoop and an Equinox 800. You will pay the difference.

NO other PRIZE substitutes. If you don't want the package please pass on the contest.

Shipping WILL BE the responsibility of the winner. (Some items shipping is included)

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Rules:

If you have won a detector package from me you are not eligible to enter.
If you have won a Sunspot Scoop or a Garrett Carrot from me you can enter. However, if you win, that part of your prize will be forfeited. I hope that seems fair to all.
You have to have 203 posts to enter AT THE TIME YOU ENTER.
IF I have you on IGNORE. I REFUSE to take you off for my contest.


Contest will START March 31, 2018 AFTER the Mega Millions is drawn.
One entry per person, PER WEEK.

How to play:

Buying a ticket: Here is the twist! In order to guess EACH WEEK, you have to make THREE posts in areas that count. After you make those three posts, you have the right to pick TWO SETS OF THREE numbers AND TWO POWERBALL NUMBERS.

Bigger twist. You only have to EXACTLY match any THREE of the FIVE numbers. If you do that the POWERBALL number comes into play. The POWERBALL number you chose can be off by as many posts as you make that week.

Winning numbers will be picked at 11:00PM Eastern Time by the Mega Millions.

Example. You match three of the 5 numbers but are off on the POWERBALL number by 7, either way. if you have made 7 posts during the week, you will win the contest.

One entry per week ONLY. If you edit your entry in any way, it is VOID for the week.

Contest closes at 9pm Eastern Standard time EACH FRIDAY. Tuesday's numbers are meaningless. Contest for the next week begins as soon as it is determined there is no winner. REMEMBER, you have to make three more posts to be eligible to guess EACH WEEK.

In the event of a tie. If a person is right on with all 4 numbers they will win. If not the case, the person closest to the 4th number will win if there is a tie.

Owners, Mods, Users, ANY questions or concerns please feel free to put them on this thread. A new contest thread will be started on the 31st of March.

Every prize that anyone has won in my contests has been delivered. My contests have all been above board and the only problems have been delayed shipping beyond my control. I pick sponsors to buy the prizes from.

I know I missed things, feel free to ask away so this contest will get off with no issues on March 31st!



Good luck!!

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Old 03-10-2018, 02:25 AM
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Awesome prizes and fun contest structure!
When we pick our numbers each week, do we need to declare how many posts we have made the previous week? So everyone knows how far off we can be on the 4th number if we match 3?

Am I over thinking this?

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Old 03-10-2018, 05:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Stiffwrists View post
Awesome prizes and fun contest structure!
When we pick our numbers each week, do we need to declare how many posts we have made the previous week? So everyone knows how far off we can be on the 4th number if we match 3?

Am I over thinking this?
I can see how many posts a person makes. Good question but no, that is all under control! If you left click on a user in any thread, I can view all posts.

Thanks for the question!!

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Old 03-10-2018, 08:07 AM
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Wow Scuba- that's amazing. What a great contest and prize- very nice!

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Old 03-10-2018, 09:07 AM
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Wow. Very cool. Probably wont hit the required number of posts for this contest but love the concept.
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Old 03-10-2018, 09:14 AM
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This is gonna be fun! Thanks Scuba for the contest!

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Old 03-11-2018, 08:49 PM
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Great contest. I will definitely be more active on the forum to get those posts in. Thank you!!!

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Old 03-12-2018, 03:24 PM
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Scuba I'm a little confused, do you mean gold ball? Will the numbers be selected by the powerball drawing or the megamillions drawing? What night?
If someone chooses the gold ball as 12 and has 13 posts they automatically have hit the gold ball?
Looking forward to it and good luck in Mexico.
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Old 03-12-2018, 03:45 PM
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Numbers are from the Mega Million drawing ONLY on Friday evening.

You pick 3 numbers and the powerball number

The first three numbers have to match 3 of the 5 numbers exactly

Then the powerball number can be off by as many posts you make.

Lets say you make the three required posts after March 31st and enter

Your numbers are 2 14 23 and your powerball number is 14

On Friday three of the 5 numbers they choose are 2 14 23 and the powerball is 17. You will have won because if you add your three posts to 14 you get 17.

LOL Does this help? Glad I posted this early. I KNEW my instructions might be clear as mud!

(Now I am trying to figure out where I typed GOLD BALL!!) Typo for sure. I give up. I can't find it. HELP!!!!

Thank you for the good luck in Mexico. If I just find a Mexican coin I will be happy!! I could care less if I find anything else.

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Old 03-12-2018, 03:55 PM
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Great contest, i was very confused at first but after reading the examples and questions its now clear! If i post 12 times in that week and pick number 13, the powerball is guaranteed!

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Old 03-12-2018, 04:00 PM
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Great contest, i was very confused at first but after reading the examples and questions its now clear! If i post 12 times in that week and pick number 13, the powerball is guaranteed!
SHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

I was hoping MOST wouldn't understand that!! Now if you figure out the first three, the contest is in the bag!!

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Old 03-12-2018, 08:07 PM
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Great contest, i was very confused at first but after reading the examples and questions its now clear! If i post 12 times in that week and pick number 13, the powerball is guaranteed!
We think alike. We must be great minds. But THEN you let the cat out of the bag and told everyone!!! Haha.

This is going to be really fun! Thanks Scuba. How many weeks do you guess the contest will take to find a winner?

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Old 03-12-2018, 07:59 PM
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Originally Posted by ScubaDetector View post
Numbers are from the Mega Million drawing ONLY on Friday evening.

You pick 3 numbers and the powerball number

The first three numbers have to match 3 of the 5 numbers exactly

Then the powerball number can be off by as many posts you make.

Lets say you make the three required posts after March 31st and enter

Your numbers are 2 14 23 and your powerball number is 14

On Friday three of the 5 numbers they choose are 2 14 23 and the powerball is 17. You will have won because if you add your three posts to 14 you get 17.

LOL Does this help? Glad I posted this early. I KNEW my instructions might be clear as mud!

(Now I am trying to figure out where I typed GOLD BALL!!) Typo for sure. I give up. I can't find it. HELP!!!!

Thank you for the good luck in Mexico. If I just find a Mexican coin I will be happy!! I could care less if I find anything else.
Thanks Scuba this did help. You didn't type gold ball that's what was confusing, the mega millions is gold ball.
Looking forward to contest, good luck on your trip.
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Old 03-28-2018, 12:27 AM
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If there's any contest you want to win, this is the ONE!!!! Very generous, thanks again Robert. Good luck to all who enter!

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Old 03-14-2018, 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by ScubaDetector View post

In the event of a tie. If a person is right on with all 4 numbers they will win. If not the case, the person closest to the 4th number will win if there is a tie.

Good luck!!
What happens if there is a Tie and both people have all four numbers correct?

I can see it now, just like some of the lotto jack pots you are going have so many people playing there be like 6 winners.

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Old 03-14-2018, 02:19 PM
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What happens if there is a Tie and both people have all four numbers correct?

I can see it now, just like some of the lotto jack pots you are going have so many people playing there be like 6 winners.

Ray
I hope not. Will be some disappointed folks. But a good question. We don't need a scene like they had in the movie "Bruce Almighty"

I will answer that question when I post the official rules when I get back from Cancun. Thanks

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I hope not. Will be some disappointed folks. But a good question. We don't need a scene like they had in the movie "Bruce Almighty"

I will answer that question when I post the official rules when I get back from Cancun. Thanks
They should settle it like in the olden days...a duel...

Sabers at 20 paces

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Old 03-15-2018, 01:40 PM
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They should settle it like in the olden days...a duel...

Sabers at 20 paces
Not only do we have to select four numbers, make post during the week, now your telling me have to have Sabers? I hope ones from Ebay are alright because if it has to be one we dug up then that is going to put a crimp on the contest.

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Great contest great prizes. I will try and keep on top of this.

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