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47 people pick winning Fantasy 5 numbers

Florida LotteryFlorida Lottery: 47 people pick winning Fantasy 5 numbers
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Rare consecutive sequence drawn Monday

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida Lottery set a new record with 47 top prize winners in the Fantasy 5 game.

Lottery officials say each ticket matching all five numbers drawn Monday night is worth $4,581.74. The winning numbers were 14-15-16-17-18.

This is the most number of Fantasy 5 winners since 2001 when the Fantasy 5 matrix was changed from 26 to 36 numbers, making it more difficult to win. In 2005, 40 tickets matched all five numbers, which is the previous record under the new matrix.

Lottery officials say all-time Fantasy 5 record was set in June 1993 with 204 winning tickets.

The 505 tickets matching four numbers will collect $68.50. Another 9,439 tickets matching three numbers won $10 each, and 91,855 tickets won a Quick Pick for picking two numbers.

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ONEDAY's avatar - DiscoBallGlowing
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Posted: March 22, 2011, 11:40 am - IP Logged

how often does that happen all in a row 14-18...like once in a lifetime!Big Smile

have a great winning day!

    kyokushin187's avatar - evildead2
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    Posted: March 22, 2011, 11:55 am - IP Logged

    Wow look at that number sequence. What are the odds.smells fishy to me.

      sully16's avatar - sharan
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      Posted: March 22, 2011, 11:59 am - IP Logged

      Congrats to the winners.Cheers

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        Posted: March 22, 2011, 12:19 pm - IP Logged

        how often does that happen all in a row 14-18...like once in a lifetime!Big Smile

        This happened in PA ... just last Dec 2010, the numbers 1-2-3-4-5 came out in the Treasure Hunt game ... there were 49 winning tickets ... The jackpot had built to $60,000 but with all the winners, each ticket only paid $1266.  .... then on Feb 06, 2004 ... the Cash 5 numbers were 5-10-15-20-25 ... there were 242 winning tickets and each ticket only paid $439. So it can and does happen but I find it hard to believe so many people played five numbers in a row starting with 14 ... gosh, how many other odd numbers in a row are people playing? I can see maybe those numbers that hit in PA coming out ... they make a little sense but that many people playing those 5 numbers ... why? ... it's over my head.

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          Posted: March 22, 2011, 12:49 pm - IP Logged

          you know whats sad, is  people play 1-2-3-4-5-6 on powerball and megamillions

          even if they Did win,   by having whatever numbers come up in a row,  their going to be Many winners, so the jackpot spit, whats the point winning a 244m jackpot with 40+ others, am greedy!

          oh will, it worked for these 47, so best of luck to them, just goes to show, on low odds games, the darmest number combo's can come out.....

            RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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            Posted: March 22, 2011, 1:19 pm - IP Logged

            Wow look at that number sequence. What are the odds.smells fishy to me.

            I wonder if any of those were QPs?  If any of them were, probably the buyers threw them away thinking those numbers wouldn't ever come up. 

            Fantasy5 is a 5/36 game with 376,922 possible combinations and from 1-2-3-4-5  to  32-33-34-35-36  there are 32 consecutive combinations of five so the odds of that happening are 32:376,992 or 1:11,781.

            That came close to happening six times in Ohio Rolling Cash5(5/39)
             
            on 02/14/09 with 1-2-3-4-35
            on 01/13/08 with 30-36-37-38-39
            on 11/15/07 with 23-29-30-31-32
            on 06/16/07 with 11-18-19-20-21
            on 07/25/06 with 21-30-31-32-33
            on 04/12/06 with 11-16-17-18-19

            * you don't need more tickets, just the right ticket * 
            * your best chance to win a lottery jackpot is to buy a ticket * 
                Wink 

              RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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              Posted: March 22, 2011, 1:55 pm - IP Logged

              you know whats sad, is  people play 1-2-3-4-5-6 on powerball and megamillions

              even if they Did win,   by having whatever numbers come up in a row,  their going to be Many winners, so the jackpot spit, whats the point winning a 244m jackpot with 40+ others, am greedy!

              oh will, it worked for these 47, so best of luck to them, just goes to show, on low odds games, the darmest number combo's can come out.....

              I'm happy when I have a PB or MM ticket matching 3+1 paying $100-$150 so matching 5+1 in one of those games would make me even happier regardless of the number of other winners.

              * you don't need more tickets, just the right ticket * 
              * your best chance to win a lottery jackpot is to buy a ticket * 
                  Wink 


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                Posted: March 22, 2011, 2:01 pm - IP Logged

                Thats the way all lotteries should play in my eyes,gives alot of people a chance to win something more than you are getting now....HELLO.Just like the mega millions and pwerball......I'm not a gretty person I would share with 244 people to win a million....

                  ameriken's avatar - 33ojew2
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                  Posted: March 22, 2011, 3:26 pm - IP Logged

                  Looking at it from the outside as we are doing, it's easy to say "I'd love to split this or that with all those other people".

                  But from the inside, you've gotta remember that these people are probably the average Joe lottery player who has no clue how it all works like some of us do.

                  I'd imagine it's quite a let down for most, if not all those people. I dont know what the JP was in that game, but when you're an average person playing a buck or two in the lottery, you may pick these numbers thinking no one else is ever going to pick them. Then you see those winning numbers and believe you're getting $50,000, $100,000, $250,000, or whatever the JP was. Your mind must start spending that money, I'm gonna buy two new cars, or pay off all these bills, or pay off the house. And then you later learn that your huge jackpot has been reduced to a mere $4000, which is not enough to do any of the things you were dreaming of....that must be a pretty serious letdown.

                    B$Rizzle's avatar - a4leds
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                    Posted: March 22, 2011, 4:12 pm - IP Logged

                    I wonder if any of those were QPs?  If any of them were, probably the buyers threw them away thinking those numbers wouldn't ever come up. 

                    Fantasy5 is a 5/36 game with 376,922 possible combinations and from 1-2-3-4-5  to  32-33-34-35-36  there are 32 consecutive combinations of five so the odds of that happening are 32:376,992 or 1:11,781.

                    That came close to happening six times in Ohio Rolling Cash5(5/39)
                     
                    on 02/14/09 with 1-2-3-4-35
                    on 01/13/08 with 30-36-37-38-39
                    on 11/15/07 with 23-29-30-31-32
                    on 06/16/07 with 11-18-19-20-21
                    on 07/25/06 with 21-30-31-32-33
                    on 04/12/06 with 11-16-17-18-19

                    None of these were QP's. They were all picked by the players....Crazy

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                      Posted: March 22, 2011, 4:38 pm - IP Logged

                      Play smarter and avoid all the things the "experts" say to avoid such as all low, high, even, odd, and consecutive numbers. Also avoid playslip patterns and common sequences like 5-10-15-20-25 unless you want a very low prize payout.

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                        Posted: March 22, 2011, 5:41 pm - IP Logged

                        Play smarter and avoid all the things the "experts" say to avoid such as all low, high, even, odd, and consecutive numbers. Also avoid playslip patterns and common sequences like 5-10-15-20-25 unless you want a very low prize payout.

                        Yep, that is how I play them.

                         

                        Sometimes the numbers I usually play wont look right so I will mix them up better...I have enough to mix and match.

                         

                        I would be happy to win anything, but if I actually won with the numbers I ALWAYS play and got a low payout due to other people playing them I would definitely NOT be a happy camper

                         

                        Congrats to these people though!

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                          Posted: March 22, 2011, 7:09 pm - IP Logged

                          Wow look at that number sequence. What are the odds.smells fishy to me.

                          Same odds as any other numbers hitting, what's so fishy about it?

                          Lottery numbers from TV shows and fortune cookies have hit before, just as number sequences like this have hit. Nothing too unusual.

                            ONEDAY's avatar - DiscoBallGlowing
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                            Posted: March 22, 2011, 7:29 pm - IP Logged

                            PRIZE LEVEL      NUMBER OF WINNERS      PRIZE AMOUNT
                            5-of-5                  47                                           $4,581.74
                            4-of-5                  505                                       $68.50
                            3-of-5                  9,439                                      $10.00

                            those were the winning prizes...pick 2 of 5 won also a smaller amount.

                            have a great winning day!