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Australian Man Wins Lottery Three Times in One Night

InternationalInternational: Australian Man Wins Lottery Three Times in One Night

For a Sydney grandfather, it was third time lucky and second time and first.

The 60-year-old bought three tickets at three separate stores all with the same numbers for a Saturday night Lotto draw and was among 20 winning tickets for the top prize, lottery officials said Monday.

The three tickets scooped a total of 494,326.44 Australian dollars (US$346,028). Had he only bought one ticket as he originally planned he only would have won A$183,083.86.

The winner, whose identity was not released, bought one ticket and then went on vacation. Fearing that the ticket he purchased wasn't for Saturday's draw, he got a friend to buy another. Then when he got back from vacation, he was concerned the friend hadn't bought the right ticket, so he bought a third just in case.

"When we returned home we found that our friend had got a bit confused and we weren't sure what entry he had put on so we put on all our regular games as normal, and that's how we ended up having a third entry in the same draw," the man said in comments released by New South Wales Lotteries.

"Having the same entry three times was not done intentionally and can only be described as the luckiest bungle we have ever made," he added.

NSW Lotteries officials said they could not cite any previous occasion when a single winner has won three times in the same draw, although a handful of people have won twice.

AP

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Posted: May 10, 2004, 10:42 am - IP Logged

Is this a parimutuel game? The math is'nt right.

For one ticket he would have won $183,083.86 Australian

For three tickets he should have received $549,251.58 Australian

The article stated he received $494,326.44 Australian

Chas

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    If he only played one ticket, the jackpot would have been split 18 ways.  (He would get 1/18th)  But he bought 3 tickets, so it was split 20 ways, and he got 3/20ths.  Redo the math using those figures and it should work out.

     

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      Posted: May 10, 2004, 11:04 am - IP Logged

      the " just in case " work out for him . Look like this guy had a good feeling for his number.

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        Quote: Originally posted by Todd on May 10, 2004



        If he only played one ticket, the jackpot would have been split 18 ways.  (He would get 1/18th)  But he bought 3 tickets, so it was split 20 ways, and he got 3/20ths.  Redo the math using those figures and it should work out.





        Your right on, Chief Bottle Washer.

        Thanks,  Chas

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          Posted: May 10, 2004, 11:57 am - IP Logged

          That's why I'm not the Apprent

           

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            Posted: May 10, 2004, 12:48 pm - IP Logged
            Do anyone know what the numbers he played.

             

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              Posted: May 10, 2004, 2:48 pm - IP Logged

              To the thrice lucky Au

              ... the lottery never fails to surprise!

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                Posted: May 11, 2004, 3:24 am - IP Logged

                Wasn't me!

                When do I ever get to go on vacation. Lucky bugger. (That's a quite acceptable Australian expression; even an ex Prime Minister used it.)

                Back to work. (But I'm going to retire soon so I can spend more time on my Lotto Program, get out during the week on my old sailing boat with the whole of beautifull Sydney Harbour at my disposal and go for a burn more often in my old 1983 Ford Capri Turbo sports car (Australian made - well at least the metal body - Mazda engine) with only 25,000 Km on the dial.) See it's not the money - they're not worth that much; it's having the time to do these luxurious things.

                Have a nice day.

                Regards
                Colin 


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                  Posted: May 11, 2004, 5:15 pm - IP Logged

                  Lump-sum tax-free.