Let the game piece collecting, organizing and trading begin – a promotion familiar to millions of supermarket shoppers in parts of the Western and Southwestern U.S. is now taking a huge swath of the country by storm. The Monopoly Collect and Win game, an annual event in Albertsons Market stores since 2009, has now expanded to the entire family of Albertsons-owned stores. And, as a result, the potential prizes are bigger than ever.

Unfortunately, so are the chances of winning.

As experienced players well know, or those who’ve participated in similar Monopoly games at places like McDonald’s, shoppers earn game pieces every time they make a purchase at a participating store. There are also “bonus items” in stores that offer extra game pieces with a purchase. The goal is collect all of the pieces needed to win a prize, of up to $1 million.

Last year’s Monopoly game was already well under way, when the owners of Albertsons Market acquired Jewel-Osco, ACME, Shaw’s, Star Market and the rest of the Albertsons chain. So this year is the first time those stores are included in the contest. With many more stores and shoppers participating, the pool of potential prizes has nearly tripled, from $20 million to $55 million. And while previous contests have offered a single $1 million top prize, this year there are three million-dollar prizes up for grabs, as well as a $500,000 second prize and many more smaller prizes available than before.

That’s the good news. Not to dampen the excitement, but the chances of winning anything at all have gone up along with the total prize money.

Last year, no one won a million dollars. No one won either of the $100,000 or $50,000 runner-up prizes available either. The biggest winner got $40,000. Lots of people won smaller prizes, but even that has become more difficult this year.

On the low end of the prize scale, the chances of getting an instant-win piece good for a free grocery item have gone up from 1 in 114 last year, to 1 in 199 this year. And what about that million dollar top prize? Last year, the chances of getting the one “rare piece” needed to win (which still had to be combined with a “semi-rare” piece), were 81.5 million to one. This year, even though there are three top prizes available, you have a 1 in 133 million chance of getting just one of them – and an additional 1 in 5,000 chance of getting the other “semi-rare” piece.

That means, with one try, the odds of getting both pieces, and winning a million bucks, are more than 333 billion-to-one. To put that into a little perspective, your chances of winning the multi-million dollar Powerball lottery jackpot are 1 in 175 million. That means you’re more likely to win the Powerball jackpot – not once, but nearly TWO THOUSAND TIMES. You’re also about three times more likely to be struck by lightning, while simultaneously being eaten by a shark. Seriously.

Of course, with hundreds of millions of game pieces out there, no one is expected to win a million dollars with just two game pieces on their very first try. The more you play, the better your odds – though even with dozens, or hundreds, of game pieces, you’re still more likely to win Powerball. Or to get hit by lightning. Or by an asteroid, for that matter.

But astronomical odds have never stopped people from trying. And if you feel like throwing up your hands in frustration, consider this – two years ago, someone actually managed to win a million bucks from Albertsons. 20-year-old Melissa Varela of El Paso, Texas became the game’s one and only grand prize winner so far, when she earned the top Monopoly prize in May 2012.

As an added bonus this year, if the top six prizes (three million dollar prizes and three $500,000 prizes) are not won, there will be a “second chance drawing” for a single $500,000 prize among all players who register on their store’s website. Someone is guaranteed a pretty nice sum then.

So it can happen. And if you spend all your money at Albertsons, Jewel-Osco, ACME, Shaw’s or Star Market instead of on lottery tickets – and stay out of the ocean during lightning storms – it just might happen to you, too.

Hello Team,

Who is willing to trade S823 with me for the motorcycle?

You know, the deal is far better than a motorcycle (which usually cost WAY less than $40k)… For this prize, you get a CHECK for $40,000. You could buy 4 motorcycles if you wanted and still have money left over! I also have S825. If anyone has S823, I’ll happily split the winnings with you so you get most of it.

these are the list of extra stamps I have n Im willing to trade or buy.

email me if you need any jdtavai@aim.com (tacoma, wa)

1M- X801,X802,X804,X806

$100,000- V813,V814,V815

Motorcycle/Boat- S822,S824,S826

Vehicle- T817,T818,T819

Backyard Makeover- R827,R830,R831

Family Vacation- P833,P834,P836

iPad Air- K850,K851,K852

xBox- J853,J855,J856

Atv/Camping- N837,N838,N840

$2500 Free groceries-M841,M842,M844

$1000 Free groceries- L845,L846,L847

$250 gift card- I857,I858,I859

$250 cash- H861,H862,H863

$100 gift card- G865,G867,G868

$25 gift card- E873,E875,E876

$25 cash-D877, D878, D880

$15 Monopoly board game- C881,C883,C884

$10 gift card- B885, B886, B888

$5 gift card- A890,A891,A892

Im still looking for

1M- X803, X805

dream home- W807,W809

$100,000- V812,V816

backyard makeover- R828, R829

xbox- J854

ipad- K849

$1000 free G- L848

$2500 free G- M843

family Vacay- P832, P835

selling my collection of 300 unopened pieces in may

Who has an S823 extra?

I have 2 rare Pieces

V812 and R828 for sell. If interested e-mail me:

I also sell closed pieces.

cesarbak99@yahoo.com

How much Cesar?

how much for the v812

I am willing to trade stamps or share a prize…txt me 602-301-5467. I have many repeated stamps…in need of:

J854 – Xbox

K849- IPad

L848- $1,000

M843- $2,500

N839- $5,00

P- P832 & P836- $10,000

R- R828 & R829- $25,000

S- S823 ************* $40,000 motorcycle************

T- T820 & T821- $40,000 car

V- V812 & V816 -$100,000

W- W807 & W809 -$500,000

X- X803 & X805- $1,000,000

im looking for X803 n X805 we can split wins.

also looking for V812 n V816 -$100,000 prize we can split wins

here are some of the other tickets i need.

ipad- K849

xbox- J854

Atv or Camping package- N839

Backyard Makeover- R828, R829

Family Vacation- P832, P835

$2500 Free Groceries- M843

$1000 Free Groceries- L848

Dream Home- W807, W809

oh n I still keep all the other extra tickets just in case, so let me know what ticket numbers u need. thanks

Hi I have the x803 peice. If you want to buy or trade, email me or reply. Bowlingt24@gmail.com

how much r u selling it for and what would you like to trade? let me know

jdtavai@aim.com

Do you still have x803?

I’m looking for J854. Email me if have it. We can come to a deal for it. Christian_611@yahoo.com

Hello.

I have R828.

Please email me if you want to buy or sell.

goseks at gmail.com

I too have the x803 peice. Hope you have better luck than I am.

Do you still have X803? What do you need….

Here’s the latest list of winners – so far, the biggest prize given away is $25,000:

http://www.albertsons.com/2014/04/monopoly-winning-continues/

I have the x803 if anyone wants to buy or trade, email me at bowlingt24@gmail.com

what are you looking for?

Do you have any rare peices?

I am mostly looking yo sell or if someone has x805 we could split the million

Anonymous said…

I found new list of winners. This one for Illinois. I would think there were more prizes claimed in the area with so many Jewel stores… but apparently not

To see it go to surveyjet (dotnet) –> Giveaways –>Albertsons Monopoly

I have rare piece 803 if anyone has 805 we can split the million!

Do you still have X803? What do you need….

This is my email chrislopeztian10@gmail.com

For the 2 comments I posted.

I have rare piece 803 if anyone has 805 we can split the million!

I too have the x803 peice. Hope you have better luck than I am.

I have X801/T819/T818/T817/S824/V815/R827/W810 Let me know if you want to buy any. Email me at tdolan90@gmail.com

I have a ton of common pieces but I am willing to buy any of rare or semi-rare pieces. If you have any of the pieces listed below please email me @ jackie_landaverde@yahoo.com so we can discuss business.

1,000,00 Cash: X803, X805

500,000 Dream Home: W807, W808, W811

40,000 Car: T820, T821

100,000 Cash: V812, V816

40,000 Boat: S823, S825

25,000 Backyard Makeover: R828, R829

10,000 Family Vacation: P832, P835

5,000 ATV: N839

2,500 Free Groceries: M843

500 Apple Air: K849

500 Xbox One: J854

I have w811 and w808

I have W806 and W811 . Do you still need them?

I shopped my a$$ off at Jewel during their last promotion of this type and I didn’t win even the lousy stinking $2 prize. The only things I got out of it were enough KOol-aid packets and .49 cans of corn to last until Rapture. Screw Albertson’s and screw Mr. Monopoly (dude is a total tool anyway).

See image of spreadsheet for game piece trade.

Hey, Mirajo. I have a few pieces that you still might still need.

$50- F872

$500 Xbox-J853

$500 Ipad- K851

$2,500- M842

$10,000- P833

I have ALOT of pieces for trade.

I also have quite a few pieces for trade let me know which ones you need?

I have tons to trade too or we can win together….

Hi I have Semi Rare T821 for sale or trade.

How much would you be willing to sell for?

Hi,

Is your T821 still available

Do You still have it?

I have S825 if anyone has S823…..

I’ve got 2 of the S825 (Capri Sun) pieces now. I’m in NJ. I’m not so certain that it is as “rare” as participants originally thought.

I need the S825 as well is there one that you need so we can trade?

The only pieces I need are the limited ones that everyone needs. If you need S825 and have S823, then let’s get our check from Acme and split the 40k. 25/75 split?

Happy to sell you my S825 or split the winnings.

Mark

641 -919 -6117

I have R828 which is one of the rare (semi-rare) pieces for the $25k! Looking for someone with R829 to split appropriately the prize! sheacurran10@gmail.com please serious inquiries only!

I have x803? How much for it??

I have x803? How much for it?

I am willing to pay for the pieces W807, W809, X803, X805. If anybody has any of these pieces I am willing to pay or trade.

I have:

A890, A891, A892

B886, B888, B885

C881, C884, C883

D878, D877

E873, E875, E876

F869, F870, F872,

G868, G867, G865

H862, H863

I859, I858

J856, J853, J855

K850, K85, K852

L845, L846, L847

M841, M842, M844

N837, N838, N840

P833, P836

R831, R827

S822, S826

T818, T819, T817

V813, V815, V814

X806, X801, X802, X804

W811, W808, W810

If anybody is interested in any of the pieces I have or have any of the pieces I want, you can email me at monopolymaster321@aol.com

Click my name for the spreadsheet.

I have w809

Check my message on April 111 so we can team up….

I have all the dream home pieces except W807. Please contact me if you have W807 and we can split the winnings. I also have P835 if anyone has P832

I have now have the rare V812 and all of the V pieces with the exception of V816. Anyone have and willing to sell, trade, or split? Email me keiracharlie@yahoo.com

Anyone out there with the following pieces, willing to share the prizes 50/50 or willing to trade you,just email me at likilikim@hotmail.com.

S823

L848

N839

I860

H864

G866

F871

I need t820

in need of the following pieces…

1,000 grocery~L848

Xbox……………~J854

5,000 atv …….~N839

250 Cash,…….~H864

2,500 free gro~ M843

10,000 vacation~ P832..P835

500 apple iPad~ K849

100,000 cash ~V812..V816

40,000 boat ~S823..S825

55 Million ~X803..X805

500,000 dream h~W807..W809

40,000 car ~T820..T821..

Serious inquiry only..im willing to share..or pay for the pieces.. thank you…

Hi I have T821 for sale.

How much?

I have P835 and S825.

How much for P835 and P825?

I have T821 semi rare anyone have T820?

I’m willing to buy t821

I have w805 is this rare?

lol, prankster. X805 is, there is no W805

I have all but yours. and 803

Hi All,

I am looking for the t820 – chips ahoy piece. Does anyone have it? I am willing to trade or pay. Thanks so much!!!

I have (s825) and (W809) and are interested in splitting please e mail ……I’m california state

First big Illinois winner? Pic @ surveyjet –> Giveaways —> Albertsons Monopoly

. net that is

Where do we find the winners and what do we have left to win???

Albertsons posted an update earlier this week with a list of winners so far:

http://www.albertsons.com/2014/03/monopoly-winners-to-date/

There’s still plenty up for grabs – the biggest prize won so far is $25,000.

I have some rare Albertson’s Monopoly Game Pieces for the Million Dollars and the $100,000 cash prizes, serious inquires only:

X802

X806

V813

V815

I have over 50 others in all categories…

i will consider a trade on the above pieces for other X, V, or W game pieces you may have to trade, let me know what you have!

Email me: vegas@musicians-association.com

Lets all win this year!!!

Neither of your pieces are rare, or even semi rare.

I have the rare x803 for sale email me with offers mlaino4577@yahoo.com

X803 is semi rare, there are hundreds of them out there now.

How much?

Hey I kind of got into this late, I guess I just have a lot of common pieces. However listed below are the pieces I need just let me know if you are willing to give em up or trade for what I have. Thanks!

X803, X804, X805

W807, W809, W810

V812, V816

S823, S824, S825

T820, T821

R828, R829, R830

P832, P835

N838, N839

M842, M843

L846, L848

J854, J855

K849, K851

I859, I860

H864

F869, F871

E874, E876

D877, D879

C882, C884

B885, B887

A889

Hey I kind of got into this late, I guess I just have a lot of common pieces. However listed below are the pieces I need just let me know if you are willing to give em up or trade for what I have. Email is keiracharlie@yahoo.com Thanks!

X803, X804, X805

W807, W809, W810

V812, V816

S823, S824, S825

T820, T821

R828, R829, R830

P832, P835

N838, N839

M842, M843

L846, L848

J854, J855

K849, K851

I859, I860

H864

F869, F871

E874, E876

D877, D879

C882, C884

B885, B887

A889

I have x801 x802 x804 x806

I have x801 x802 x804 x806

selling x803 if interested email me

I am interested in x803, how much are you asking for it?

Alyssa, I too am looking to sell or trade my x803 peice. If you are interested in the peice, email me at bowlingt24@gmail.com

Hi mike, send me an email at surfmusician @ gmail . com . I will buy it.

I have all but x805. I fount the person who has x803.

Let’s trade some. Check my message post on April 11

I’m have lots of the other numbers and will give them away no finders fee…Hoping to atleast get a $5 gift card to make up for my time lol. email me at cloudymoon8888@yahoo.com if you have any I need or want to trade or just need a few.I need the following…

X803,X805

W807,W809

T820,T821

V816

S825

R828,R829

L848

J854

N839

I858,I860

H864

M843

G866

F871

K849

P832,P835

A889

B887

C882

D879

E874

Hello,

I need P832, P835, and F871.

Please email me: janetcr2009@ hotmail.com if you have them or if you need any of these:

N837, L845, F870, T817, L847, E876, J853, R831, V814, J856, A892, D878.

Thanks!

selling 803 email me if interested

I have the rare game piece ( S825 willing to split 50/50

I have (s825) and (W809) and are interested in splitting please e mail sofhiaa2@hotmail.com……..I’m california state

I need T820 and T821 call me at. (915)-831-9967

There are a lot of cars and I to could use one as well as T820 and T821

I have T821 for sale…

Hi,

Is your T821 still available. Please email me if so.

How much for T821?

Hii if any one has an extra K852. K849 …

Or J854 J855. … please email me Enriquezb08@yahoo.com

I have W809. Who out there has piece W807 to complete the panel. Lets make a deal for the dream house.

I need W809. What do you need?

I have 2014 Jewel-Osco ticket R828. I’m looking for R829 or to sell.

atvenn@hotmail.com

hello,

the offer still stands, I have semi rare game piece w809 for dream home monopoly 2014 series mon-7, if anyone gets w807 message me over, or will possibly sell for serious offers only..siverado11@msn.com..i also have semi-rare monopoly 2014 series mon-7 game piece 821 ritz

I am interested in W807 and am willing to make a deal.

I have X801, X802, X803, X804 and X806, I need X805. Willing to split 50/50 if anyone has X805. email suzwa2002@yahoo.com

I have x803 with an offer of $200 to buy now. I have 2 other people who have offered much more “if” they find the other rare piece X805. Can’t decide if I should take the guaranteed but much smaller offer or wait and see what happens. Any opinions would be appreciated. Also if you want to beat my current offer let me know haha

Rachelziemer@hotmail.com

Apples sauce

I need v812 v816 s823 s825. Conta me at carvalhousa87@yahoo.com

I need t830 t821 x803 x805 p832 p835. I have more than 50 pieces to trade. Contact me at carvalhousa87@yahoo.com

Boston MA

I need the w807 and w809! Anyone? I have more than 50 pieces to trade! I am from Boston MA.

carvalhousa87@yahoo.com

I need K849, and i need N839. Will pay cash if your in the Chicago/South Chicago Area!!! EMAIL ME IF YOU WANNA MAKE A DEAL!! Jolovesbirds@aol.com

I have T821 and P835 if anyone has T820 and P832 and are interested in splitting please email me at shavelaharvey@yahoo.com

I found a video with recent winners for 2014 Albertsons Monopol. I was not allowed to post the link, sorry. If you want to see it go to website called surveyjet and than go to “Giveaways” and then follow the link to the page dedicated to Albertsons Monopoly.

Best of Luck Everyone!

I meant Albertsons Monopoly of course

I found a video with recent winners for 2014. I am not sure if I can post a link in here. I will try. If I won’t be allowed to do so just go to website called surveyjet, go to “Giveaways” and then follow the link.

Has anyone on here actually traded and been successful? I went searching for reviews to see if there were actual winners and found this site. I see you all saying what you have, what you want, and the please please email me, call me messages, but looks like we’re all in different states, so I’m just wondering how that has been working for anyone? No one ever comments after they say what they have. Also is it just me, or does the odds really matter at this point? If you want to be mathematical about a “game” that’s fabulous but this is just a game. No one goes into the casino talking about their odds they just play, actually most expect to loose at least a minimum. At least unlike playing the lotto or going to the casino, your not spending any extra $. Your actually grocery shopping for things you need and in return your getting an added bonus of playing a game with “Potential” winnings. No disrespect to anyone on here (we all want to win) but it’s funny to me how people make things more than they should be. And for those asking for a finders fee for a game piece (shame on you) how does the person know they will actually get the piece, I can understand a fair trade (even then who’s going to mail it first and how is that guaranteed)? but a fee for something that was given to you for free is a little risky. You have until May to play so just keep the faith that you will win something and enjoy playing the game in the mean time…. Best Wishes to ALL!

It’s free if someone gives it to you FREE, with no strings attached. Its not free if you have to make a purchase to get it.

Why someone should be ashamed for asking small finders fee? Should he/she just give it away?… or what? I don’t get it.

You talk about keeping the fait, but looks like you have none. Not all people are crooks and there are ways of making sure you won’t get cheated.

Just use PayPal, if you won’t get your piece make a dispute and cheater will never see his (your) money.

I have W808, an X806 make offer

I’looking for the piece w807,w809 – t820t821, L848, j854 N839, I860, H864, G866, F871, P832 P835, K849 , v812 v816, X803 X 805 I Live in new mexico call me o tex me (575)7060944

I need L848, I860, or M843. I have lots of pieces to trade please let me know

I am playing jewel osco monopoly and I am interested in M843 AND L848. I am also open to trade other pieces you may have.

I’m currently playing 2014 Albertsons Monopoly game too , so please share the news. My email is tpaction@yahoo.com. Thanks

I have X803 and T821

I would be interested in talking about the T821 that you have. Please email me

I have T821, email me at edoom2@uic.edu

I need the x803… what are u looking for?

Email me if your still interested in x803 @ likilikim@hotmail.com

Im looking for x803 please call 619 772 8206

I have X803. Email me at rachelziemer@hotmail.com

I have x803 for sale email me if interested

I would be interested in trading for the 2 pieces you have.

Thanks,

Alicia

where are you? I am in Texas

I need W807, W809, T820, T821,R828, R829, L848,J854,N839,I860,H864,M843,G866,P832,P835,K849,

F871,V812,V816,S823,S825,E874,D879,C882,B887,A889,

X803,X805

What do you want?

I would be interested in both of them. Please email me…

I gots the Ritz Crackers T821..is it rare

Hi, that is one that I don’t have just yet I think. Please email me for my list, and maybe we could trade and help each other out.

Samuel

email: lywsamuel(at)gmail(dot)com

I would be interested in trading for the 2 pieces you have.

Thanks,

Alicia

where are you? I am in Texas

Semi rare

Are you willing to sell?

I have most of the non-rare pieces and a few of the semi-rare pieces.

I’m looking for

X803 X805

T820 T821

S823 S825

V812 V816

L848

I860

G866

J854

H864

M843

K849

W807 W809

F871

I have the T821 Ritz Crackers…but I stuck it to the game board

Are you willing to sell?

PLEAE email me I need 2 pieces you have —— email is Brandismith123@hotmail.com

Hello please call my names brittany and you have a piece I need I would like to work something out if possible 619 772 8206

Hi, for anyone interested I have S825 and V812. I am willing to part ways with them for a small finder’s fee. I am from Chicago area and I would prefer if interested party could meet for the exchange. I believe hand to hand exchange is the only way to assure that each party gets what expected. Text me for details @773*505*7359. Thank you.

I don’t live any where close to you but I am looking for v812… what would u be willing to do?

I have v812 you can email me at brittany.mceachin@gmail.com I have lots of pieces and I wS actually looking for v816 myself

I need the following:

W807

W808

W809

R828

R829

J854

D879

B887

V812

V816

N839

M843

T820

T821

L846

L848

E874

C882

A889

S823

S825

I860

P832

P835

K849

G886

X803

X905

F871

H863

have the rest..looking to trade. Help if you can. thank you

send response to : infamousgbfan@gmail.com

Please contact me my names brittany u have a piece I need I’d like to work something out 619 772 8206

i have the following pieces…

$15 – C881

$25 – D877

$50 – F869

$500 – K851

$1,000 – L846

$25,00 – R830

$40,000 – T818

Let know if you need anyone and let me know what you have.

Good Luck Everyone,

Jose

Hi I count on the

R830, T818, l846 tex me 5757060944

Hi I need T818 i have other coupons that you would need, Email me

I have T818. would you have W807 ?

Does Anyone Have The Piece 839, 849, 843, Or 848 Would Be Willing To Trade Or Buy Any Of These. Please Email Me If You Do Bridges2012@Yahoo.Com Thanks And Good Luck To Everyone.

hello,

for this game monopoly 2014 series mon-7 I have the rare game piece 809 for the dream home…serious offers only e-mail me at siverado11@msn.com

W809 is a semi rare piece, not a rare piece.

hello Donna,I’m missing 2 pieces for the dream home 807 and 809. Maybe we can help each other.Message me,my email is secretrhose@yahoo.com

Anyone have N839?

Actually, I have some 875′s and 891′s too.

808 can’t be rare, I’ve gotten so darn many of it! I haven’t managed to get my hands on 807 or 809 or course.

Same with 815. All I am missing from each prize are the actual rare pieces. I have tons of the non-rares!

I’m missing a one or two pieces on each one please call 619 772 8206

I have an extra 815….See my message of April 12 to see how you can help me

I have X803. Does anyone know if this is the rare or semi rare piece? Either way contact me if you have X805 to see if we can figure out a deal

what is your email address?

Rachelziemer@hotmail.com

Yes , its rare in Southern NJ

WHICH EXTRA “X” ONES DO YOU HAVE BECAUSE I DONT HAVE ANY “X” IT WOULD BE COOL TO HAVE AT LEAST THE ONE YOUR SAYING AND I CAN SEE WHICH ONES I HAVE THAT YOU MAY NEED…OK RACHEL?

I have X801 X802 X803 X804 and X806. X803 and X805 are the rare pieces

Rachel, can you send an email to erickfurtado@hotmail.com about trading some of the X pieces? Thanks

What do you want for 805 and 803!?

I have 803 for sale

Hi my name is Seekret and I only need x803 and x805 to win the 1 million im willing to make a deal a nice deal please email me at nyriahsa@gmail.com

I need those call me at 915-831-9967

Hello Rachel Ziemer, I’m missing 2 rare pieces for the 1 million cash. X803 and X805. You have the X803,pls email me and we can have a deal. secretrhose@yahoo.com

I have 803 for sale email me

I just sent you an email Rachel.

I have a rare piece for the dream home.

W808. Can show picture of said piece.

adamjkralic@gmail.com

Will sell.

It’s not rare.

HEY HOW MANY “W” ONES DO YOU HAVE IF YOU DONT MIND BECAUSE I CAN SEND YOU SOME I HAVE AND IF YOU HAVE ANY DOUBLE “W” IT BE COOL THANKS BUDDY

I’m looking for the piece X805, W807, W809, T820, T821..I live in Texas & I am willing to trade pieces any help is appreciated!

I have T821 Ritz Crackers

Rare game pieces:

$5- A889, A891

$10- B887

$15- C882

$25- D879

$25- E874, E875

$50- F871

$100- G866, G867

$250- H864

$250- I860

$500- J854

$500A- K849

$1,000- L848

$2,500- M843

$5,000- N839, N837

$10,000- P832, P835

$25,000- R828, R829

$40,000- S823, S825

$40,000V- T820, T821

$100,000- V812, V815, V816

$500,000- W807, W808

$1,000,000- X803, X805

Personally, I am looking for 849 (Free Ipad) and 871 ($50)

are you willing to part with any of those tickets? I don’t have the 849 or 871.

Hello BarbChicago,

Ihave both pieces you need.send me an email and I will send it to you

erickfurtado@hotmail.com

what do you want for the 803 805

630-991-0795

I have 803 send me an offer

im interested in w807 contact me im in a Chicago suburb

630-991-0795

All I need is W807 for a win. Willing to split evenly with that piece alone. Email me. Boston,MA

Hi Barb!

Can we work something out for 843, 839, 854 and 848? Please let me know. Unfortunately I don’t have 849 or 871 but let me know if there’s any others you may need. Thanks so much!

Hi barb! I suppose I should leave email wlunk44@gmail.com. I was looking for 843,839,854,848,871. Thank you again! :0)

Hi barb! I suppose I should leave email wlunk44@gmail.com. Thank you again! :0)

Hi barb! I suppose I should leave email wlunk44@gmail.com . I was looking for 843 839 854 848 and 871. Thank you again! :0)

Hi barb please email me I believe we can help one another brittany.mceachin@gmail.com

Barb please call 619 772 8206

I don’t have the pieces you need but I am in need of a couple you have! If we could make a deal it would be a life changer. Please contact me by email at arimendez321@gmail.com

Hi BarbChicago please help me out and I got what your looking for for the ipad and 60 dollar please get back to me

Well, I have the V812 piece. I’m hoping to link with someone who has the V816 piece. If you, or anyone you know has it, email me at

cesarbak99@yahoo.com

Your statistical math is way off, and not even really applicable to a game like this. I would highly recommend taking down your “666-billion to 1″ odds as it’s completely inaccurate and makes this game seem “rigged” which it’s not.

You only multiple probabilities if it’s a sequence of independent events. There are 400M (million) game tokens total. So at a very minimum, each time you rip a ticket open, you’re worst odds are 400M:1 that you’re going to get a rare, semi-rare, or any other ticket. Since there are multiple of each time, the odds are way better than 400M:1 is all cases. See below:

In this example of rare and semi-rare tickets, the odds are additive, not multiplicative. The odds of getting $1M dollars is 400M/3 – 400 million tickets total, and three winning rare tickets – so 133M:1. The odds of getting a semi-rare ticket are 1:5,000 so doing some basic math, this means there are 80K semi-rare tickets.

So using basic additive properties of statistics since each draw is coming from the same pool of tickets, the odds of winning $1M is 133,000,000+5,000, so 133,005,000:1. The odds go down considerable with each additional draw as well. So if you pull 10 tickets/visit then it’s 13M:1 for the rare and 500:1 for the semi-rare. 100 tickets, it’s 1.3M:1 for the rare, and 50:1 for the semi-rare.

By all means have someone with a higher level of education than me double-check this, but this was statistics 101 from my freshman year in college. Same basic concepts listed here online.

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/probability/independent-dependent-probability

I have gone over and double checked everything – and I welcome any input from anyone who’s more mathematically inclined than I am! – and I think there are flaws with both of our calculations. By adding, instead of multiplying, the odds as you do, you’re finding the odds of picking EITHER a rare piece or a semi-rare piece in your first draw. So you have 133,005,000:1 odds of finding one of the two pieces needed to win a million dollars. But then you still need to find the other piece, which dramatically increases those odds.

So you need to multiply the odds of finding a rare piece, and the odds of finding a semi-rare piece. 3/400M * 80,000/399,999,999 (one less than 400M since you’ve already picked one in your first draw) = approximately 1/666 billion.

But… my mistake was that those are the odds of finding a rare piece, then a semi-rare piece, in that exact order. You can still win by finding a semi-rare piece first, then a rare piece, which effectively doubles your chances. So your odds of finding either combination of the two in one draw are actually 333 billion to one.

Of course those odds improve the more game pieces you have. So they’re not as bad as 1 in 666 billion – but not nearly as good as 1 in 133,005,000. That doesn’t mean the game is “rigged”, it just means it’s very difficult to win the top prize. But then that’s why there are smaller prizes, to keep it interesting.

With all do respect, I think we can simply forget about semi rare pieces in this equation. Why?

The rare pieces are important and only the rare pieces. They are truly in demand. If there is only 3 rare pieces available for main prize of $1M then whoever gets it will be the real winner here, not the (lets say) 100 people that will acquire semi rare pieces.

It is my wild guess that there are 100 semi rare pieces, but so far I encountered 3 participants that claimed to have 5 such tickets (X803).

If rare piece are the key to $1000 000 and there is 100 semi rare tickets available then the value of such semi rare ticket is at the most 3/100, with is at the most $33,333. If that’s the case, I am sure there will be someone willing to part ways with semi rare piece for less than that.

In no case semi rare piece is worth 50% of the prize.

Our true 1 ticket odds are 1/400M. 100 tickets makes it 1/4M. These are OK odds, not great, but OK. Lets put getting hit by a lightning while being eaten by a shark to rest.

Best of luck finding the real winners!

Well, that’s the thing about this contest, as compared to, say, McDonald’s Monopoly. In that game, you have a 1:600 million chance of getting the rare piece, and a 1:11 chance of getting the semi-rare piece. That means there are some 60 million semi-rare pieces out there, so finding the rare piece is indeed practically a guaranteed win.

But in the Albertsons game, even if you manage to find the rare piece, the chance of finding a semi-rare piece is nowhere near a certainty. With 1:5,000 odds, as Jeff pointed out, that means there are 80,000 semi-rare pieces out of 400 million pieces. Even if you collected 100 or so game pieces over the course of the game, you’d still be at a disadvantage to those 1:5,000 odds.

Of course, a savvy player who gets the rare piece should be able to link up with someone who has a semi-rare piece – but that’s assuming a savvy player finds it. How awful would it be if a casual player finds the rare piece, doesn’t realize it, never gets a semi-rare piece and just throws it away after the game ends??

That’s the thing, you don’t really have to “find” the semi rare piece (I’m using $1M example here). You can just buy it. There are many of them available already and the game has still a long way to go.

There is always a chance someone throws the rare piece away. No doubt. Also we are assuming that all the winning pieces are in play and were released by Albertsons. They do hold a number of tickets for people that will send SASE and request a free ticket. Anyone can get one free ticket plus one bonus ticket, so 2 tickets all together.

I have a lot of repeat ones.If anyone like to trade please email me at erickfurtado@hotmail.com

Tell me what you need I have lots of tickets that are repeat as well.

To be honest you have a better chance of getting struck by lightening then winning the million dollar prize. The last documented winner that I remember seeing was in 2012. Not to mention the amount of revenue Albertsons gets because so many people will buy more food in hopes of winning.

There is a significant flaw in your calculations. The odds you posted are for winning with only piece. Which you obviously can’t. And everyone will have multiple pieces. If you get only 100 pieces, you need to divide the odds by 100. So 5000 to 1 becomes 50/1, 133 million becomes 1.33 million, and the product of the two is now 66.6 million to one. Still not, good, but hardly 666 billion to one.

[sigh] 100 pieces has a 100/1.33MM chance, not 1.33MM/100. I bet you pay 29.99% on your credit cards.

Your comment is arrogant and pointless. I am not sure if it’s more arrogant or more pointless.

At least SLyleK has a point… and aside technicalities is absolutely right. Try to get out of your box sometimes.

The odds listed are indeed your odds of winning on your first try – with two game pieces (not one, since that would be impossible). It goes without saying that your odds get better the more you play, just as your odds of winning the lottery get better the more tickets you buy.

So yes, as you point out, your odds improve significantly the more you play. They’re still not great, but they get much better than 333 billion to one!

Let’s trade pieces. Contact at noisouth@yahoo.com

2/15/14

That policy sounds like it would violate state laws about lotteries.

McDonalds does Monopoly right. I win almost every time I play. Usually fries or a sandwich.

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No they will have a second chance drawing for $500,000.00

see here in their official rules

5. SECOND CHANCE DRAWING: If none of the top six (6) prizes [three (3) $1,000,000 Cash (30-year annuity) prizes or three (3) $500,000 Dream Home prizes] as described in Rule #3, are claimed by June 10, 2014, ONLY THEN will a random second chance drawing from all valid sweepstakes entries (as described in Rule #4) occur on or about June 20, 2014 for one (1) $500,000 Cash Prize. Potential winner if applicable will be contacted based on the information provided, if this information is not complete or the person does not respond within fourteen (14) days after email sent to email address provided or by certified mail for mail-in entries, the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be drawn. Odds of winning drawing if applicable depends on the number of registrations received. Prize cannot be transferred or substituted, except at the sponsor’s discretion.

Nice! Thanks for reading all of the rules more closely than I did. It seems you’d have a better chance of winning the consolation prize than you would of winning it through actual game play, but a half million is not too shabby.

So what happens to the money that no one wins? I always thought organizations/businesses had an obligation to pay out that money and usually held a after contest drawing of some sort to distribute it, if no one “won” it.

The fine print in the rules says, “All prizes not claimed by June 10, 2014, are forfeited. Unclaimed Prizes will not be awarded.” They likely have an insurance policy that would help pay out the big prizes, but if no one wins, no one pays.

I got a question can u win 5 times at once