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98 Florida Lottery players share Fantasy 5 win

Florida LotteryFlorida Lottery: 98 Florida Lottery players share Fantasy 5 win

Perfect set of odd-numbered results drawn

If you woke up this morning and discovered you were a Florida Fantasy 5 winner, you have plenty of company.

There were 98 players last night who picked the pedestrian numbers of 1-3-5-7-9, so they'll all share from the Fantasy 5 pool.  Their take?  $1,995.32 each.

The Florida Lottery's Shelly Safford notes that of the 98 winners, only one was a quick pick.

"Obviously, a lot of players pick those numbers," she said.

Nobody has exact stats, but general belief is that because so many players pick birthdays and anniversaries, the numbers 1 through 31 are played more frequently.  So any jackpot with all the numbers 31 and lower is often shared, she notes.

Safford figures 1-3-5-7-9 is also just a quick way to get a ticket, and that some players have been choosing them for years.  It's likely the second-most picked sequence, behind 1-2-3-4-5, which has never hit, she notes.

Tuesday night's Fantasy 5 is actually not the highest number of winners ever in Florida's Fantasy 5 game.  However, it is the highest in the current version of Fantasy 5.  Safford said that in the early versions of the game — the lottery started in 1989 — players had to select five of only 26 numbers.  That easier version of the game produced more than 100 top prize winners nine times.

In July 2001 it became five of 36.  In that version of the game, the most winners had been 47 and they each won a little over $4,500.

Fantasy 5 payouts usually range from about $50,000 when there are a few winners to $250,000 if there is a single winner statewide.

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Sun-Sentinel, Lottery Post Staff

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Posted: August 29, 2012, 12:34 pm - IP Logged

Perfect set of odd-numbered results drawn

If you woke up this morning and discovered you were a Florida Fantasy 5 winner, you have plenty of company.

There were 98 players last night who picked the pedestrian numbers of 1-3-5-7-9, so they'll all share from the Fantasy 5 pool.  Their take?  $1,995.32 each.

The Florida Lottery's Shelly Safford notes that of the 98 winners, only one was a quick pick.

"Obviously, a lot of players pick those numbers," she said.

Nobody has exact stats, but general belief is that because so many players pick birthdays and anniversaries, the numbers 1 through 31 are played more frequently.  So any jackpot with all the numbers 31 and lower is often shared, she notes.

Safford figures 1-3-5-7-9 is also just a quick way to get a ticket, and that some players have been choosing them for years.  It's likely the second-most picked sequence, behind 1-2-3-4-5, which has never hit, she notes.

Tuesday night's Fantasy 5 is actually not the highest number of winners ever in Florida's Fantasy 5 game.  However, it is the highest in the current version of Fantasy 5.  Safford said that in the early versions of the game — the lottery started in 1989 — players had to select five of only 26 numbers.  That easier version of the game produced more than 100 top prize winners nine times.

In July 2001 it became five of 36.  In that version of the game, the most winners had been 47 and they each won a little over $4,500.

Fantasy 5 payouts usually range from about $50,000 when there are a few winners to $250,000 if there is a single winner statewide.

Source

Congrat's to these big winners!  Party

 

Hopefully many may now retire to live the good life. 98 fantasies all fulfilled in a one shot deal, dreams do come true.  Banana

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    Posted: August 29, 2012, 12:47 pm - IP Logged

    Congrat's to these big winners!  Party

     

    Hopefully many may now retire to live the good life. 98 fantasies all fulfilled in a one shot deal, dreams do come true.  Banana

    wry sense of humour you have, lol

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      Posted: August 29, 2012, 1:05 pm - IP Logged

      Will they all retire early ................

      Crazy

      dpoly1 - Playing the lottery to save the jobs of those that build, transport, sell & maintain luxury items! -

       

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        Posted: August 29, 2012, 1:12 pm - IP Logged

        Congrats

        does this count as a jackpot win? What?

        If you win 10 of 'these', you could qualify as a '10' time winner Idea 

        still not enuff to retire Thud

        "You have to be in it to win it!"


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          Posted: August 29, 2012, 1:31 pm - IP Logged

          Will they all retire early ................

          Crazy

          Through shrewd investment portfolio's, and a thrifty lifestyle.......anythings possible. After all this is America.   Patriot

          Once knew a guy who retired on $500.

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            Posted: August 29, 2012, 1:35 pm - IP Logged

            Congrats to the winners.......Hurray!

            Win BIG everyone....White Bounce

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              Posted: August 29, 2012, 1:38 pm - IP Logged

              See thats what I'm talking about,every state should have some kind of system in play so many can win.It's not as much as large one but,but the odds are so much better,I dont play in Tennessee but I will play a Raffle.

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                Posted: August 29, 2012, 1:46 pm - IP Logged

                I bet if there was a game to play each week in your state that will give (say)100   $5000.00  prizes ,Friday night game.People would jump all over it and it would be the best game and the most in revenue...I know I would play it more than any game out there.And if there were such a game to come out in Georgia or Kentucky count me in.

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                  Posted: August 29, 2012, 1:53 pm - IP Logged

                  I bet if there was a game to play each week in your state that will give (say)100   $5000.00  prizes ,Friday night game.People would jump all over it and it would be the best game and the most in revenue...I know I would play it more than any game out there.And if there were such a game to come out in Georgia or Kentucky count me in.

                  I would be in too!

                  Lucky Lady O-H-I-O

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                    Posted: August 29, 2012, 2:55 pm - IP Logged

                    I would be in too!

                    You show Dayton, Ohio as your location and Ohio has pick3=$500, pick4=$5000, pick5=$50,000, Rolling Cash5=$100,000, Classic Lotto=$1,000,000 along with MM and PB so what don't they have you would like to play?

                    * Thoses who can, do * 
                    * thoses who can't, just talk *
                    Roll Eyes 

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                      Posted: August 29, 2012, 3:26 pm - IP Logged

                      Through shrewd investment portfolio's, and a thrifty lifestyle.......anythings possible. After all this is America.   Patriot

                      Once knew a guy who retired on $500.

                      I could do that also, with a sleeping bag and a cozy spot under an overpass ...........

                      Thinking of...

                      dpoly1 - Playing the lottery to save the jobs of those that build, transport, sell & maintain luxury items! -

                       

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                        Posted: August 29, 2012, 3:31 pm - IP Logged

                        With 1-3-5-7-9 being the second most played combination to 1-2-3-4-5, I'm guessing 2-4-6-8-10 can't be far behind.

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                          Posted: August 29, 2012, 4:10 pm - IP Logged

                          I could do that also, with a sleeping bag and a cozy spot under an overpass ...........

                          Thinking of...

                          Now your using your thinking cap dpoly!    Conehead

                          You'll be in that Bentley in no time flat.      Cheers

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                            Posted: August 29, 2012, 4:45 pm - IP Logged

                            With 1-3-5-7-9 being the second most played combination to 1-2-3-4-5, I'm guessing 2-4-6-8-10 can't be far behind.

                            I would never play Mass Cash (5/35) with such a simple combination. It seems simple, no?

                            Imagine how high the people who checked their Fantasy 5 tickets felt before they went to bed

                            knowing they have won over 100 thou then waking up and being told sorry sir, you get $1,995.32.

                            I know, its still better than winning nothing but that gotta hurt.