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New Mexico man claims 15 prizes in Mega Millions draw worth $60,000

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An Albuquerque, New Mexico, man won 15 prizes totaling $60,000 in one Mega Millions drawing.

Steven Traub claimed his prizes in person at New Mexico Lottery headquarters yesterday.

"This has made my day," Traub said.

Winner Played Ages as Lucky Numbers ... Again and Again

For the July 8 drawing, Traub purchased five plays on three tickets for a total of 15 plays.

On every play, Traub used the ages of his four youngest children and his wife — 14, 19, 25, 27 and 49 — as his white ball numbers.  To complete the plays, Traub selected one from each of the game's 15 yellow Mega Balls.

The winning numbers on July 8 were 14, 25, 27, 48, and 49, with Mega Ball number 9.

On 14 plays, Traub matched four white ball numbers to win 14 prizes of $500 each, totaling $7,000.  On one play, he matched four white ball numbers and the yellow Mega Ball to win $5,000.  Traub's winnings came to $12,000, but his good fortune didn't end there.

Megaplied

Traub added the game's Megaplier feature to each play.  The $1-per-play feature multiplies non-jackpot prizes between two and five times, depending on the multiplier drawn.  On July 8, the number 5 was drawn as the multiplier.

Traub's winnings went from $12,000 to $60,000.

'Disbelief'

The winner discovered his good fortune Tuesday night when he checked his tickets for prizes. 

"I sat in my car in disbelief," Traub said.

He said he plans to use his prizes to pay bills and travel.

Traub bought his lucky ticket at Pump N Save located at 3600 Wyoming Blvd. NE in Albuquerque.  Previously, the store has sold 28 large-prize winning lottery tickets paying between $600 and $200,000.

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JADELottery's avatar - DaLittleLeperCon
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Posted: July 17, 2014, 2:36 pm - IP Logged

x5

Good Play.

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    Nikkicute's avatar - nnjx1k
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    Posted: July 17, 2014, 2:37 pm - IP Logged

    Nice! Everybody was born on the right date to make them numbers hit.

    CongratsSmile Always Megaplier!!

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      Posted: July 17, 2014, 2:38 pm - IP Logged

                                                                KEWL!!!!!

      "We make a living by what you get, You make a LIFE by what you give!"

                                                                     Sir Winston ChurchillSun Smiley

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        Posted: July 17, 2014, 3:41 pm - IP Logged

        Well Played>  Now that is how it's done!!!  A very focused mindset and numberset!

        Congradulations you deserve it, ENJOY SPENDING!

        I' Am Blessed And Highly Favored.  I Thank-You, Our Lord Jesus and YHWH!Sun Smiley

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          Posted: July 17, 2014, 3:45 pm - IP Logged


          Way to go, Steven.

          Great "System!"

          "Betting systems votaries are spiritually akin to the proponents of perpetual motion
          machines, butting their heads against the Second Law of Thermodynamics."
          The Theory of Gambling and Statistical Logic by Richard Arnold Epstein

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            Kentucky
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            Posted: July 17, 2014, 4:16 pm - IP Logged


            Way to go, Steven.

            Great "System!"

            It's called gambling and Steven simply bet $30 on five numbers. If there was a system it was using all 15 bonus numbers.

              maringoman's avatar - kobold
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              Posted: July 17, 2014, 5:16 pm - IP Logged

              x5

              Good Play.

              Had his crazy strategy matched all five white balls, the NM Lottery would have had to cough up $75,000,000. I'm sure there is a hidden rule somewhere...there always is

              It's a futile effort.

                ThatScaryChick's avatar - AbnSTiA

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                Posted: July 17, 2014, 5:59 pm - IP Logged

                Very nice! Congrats to, Steven Traub. Smile

                "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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                  Posted: July 17, 2014, 6:22 pm - IP Logged

                  Very nice! Congrats to, Steven Traub. Smile

                  I agree- that's the thing with opportunity:This worked great here, but if someone else tried the same tactic, its likely that they come away empty handed.  Lightning struck just right this time. 

                    mediabrat's avatar - 18z0typ
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                    Posted: July 17, 2014, 7:27 pm - IP Logged

                    It's called gambling and Steven simply bet $30 on five numbers. If there was a system it was using all 15 bonus numbers.

                    You do realize that's Jimmy's point, right?  If you cut through all of his holier-than-thou BS, I'm pretty sure his underlying message is that "systems" and such are a colossal waste of time and $$$.

                      Nikkicute's avatar - nnjx1k
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                      Posted: July 17, 2014, 7:52 pm - IP Logged

                      It's called gambling and Steven simply bet $30 on five numbers. If there was a system it was using all 15 bonus numbers.

                      No system really, that's why Jimmy put the word "systems" in quotation marks.

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                        Posted: July 17, 2014, 9:06 pm - IP Logged

                        Had his strategy worked he would had won more than $75,000,000.  If the number 19 can out instead of 48 then 14 tickets would of had all five white balls for $70,000,000 and one ticket would of had five white balls and the mega ball for the jack pot. The jack pot was $25,000,000.... For a Grand total of $95,000,000.

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                          Posted: July 17, 2014, 9:14 pm - IP Logged

                          System or no system? Always play it with the megaplier. I cannot emphasize that enough.

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                            Posted: July 18, 2014, 12:10 am - IP Logged

                            Oh happy day!  I might try that strategy someday. I have no wife or kids yet hm.

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