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Lottery Number 769. Why the low payoffs?

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Posted: May 23, 2008, 10:30 pm - IP Logged

I am sure this has been discussed many times but I cannot find any information on why 769 seems to be a very very popular number.  In NJ the highest payout for this number has been 158.00 for a straight payout.  In NY the lottery pays out more than 10 times the normal payout when that number comes out.  In Canada again the number pays about 40% less then other numbers.  What is the significance of the number?  Why do so many lottery players play the number?


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    Posted: May 23, 2008, 10:38 pm - IP Logged

    769 is what we call the "death" number... Anytime someone has a dream about death or someone dies this number seems to appear which explains its popularity,  I hope this answers your curiosity

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      Posted: May 23, 2008, 10:45 pm - IP Logged

      I have seen references to 697 being the death number in other posts on this site, but that number seems to payoff more than the norm.  769 on the other hand pays off a lot less then the norm.

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        Posted: May 23, 2008, 11:49 pm - IP Logged

        I have seen references to 697 being the death number in other posts on this site, but that number seems to payoff more than the norm.  769 on the other hand pays off a lot less then the norm.

        Hmmm I never heard of a difference. I usually play it box or combo each way. Maybe people play it mostly one way straight.

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          Posted: May 24, 2008, 12:34 am - IP Logged

          Here are two examples.  The first is the full history of the number in NJ.  The second is the payoff in NY back in April for the same number.  Usual daily payout for New York on a Midday draw is 600000-700000.

           

           

           

                                        New Jersey Lottery 

           

          Date                                      Number            Straight Box      Pair

          05/22/2008             Evening            7 6 9            144.00            24.00            14.00   

          06/17/2007             Evening            7 6 9            153.00            25.50            15.00   

          07/18/2006             Midday            7 6 9            132.00            22.00            13.00   

          08/14/2004             Midday            7 6 9            146.00            24.00            14.50   

          10/11/2003             Midday            7 6 9            145.50            24.00            14.50   

          04/14/1996             Evening            7 6 9            125.50            20.50            12.50   

          03/22/1993             Evening            7 6 9            139.50            23.00            13.50   

          01/16/1993             Evening            7 6 9            105.50            17.50            10.50   

          11/11/1990             Evening            7 6 9            125.00            20.50            12.50   

          01/17/1990             Evening            7 6 9            116.50            19.00            11.50   

          07/28/1987             Evening            7 6 9            104.50            17.00            10.00   

           

           

           

          New York Lottery

          April 12, 2008 NUMBERS Midday Payouts - 9,996 Winners Share $2,228,088 in Prizes    

                       

          Winning

          Number  769   

                      Straight Play      2,547

                        Box Play      2,991

                        Front Pair      25

                        Back Pair      13

                        Straight/Box     

                        a. Exact Hit            2,594

                        b. Box Hit        1,623

                        Combination      192

          22        Lucky Sum      11       

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            Posted: May 24, 2008, 8:35 am - IP Logged

            I only play in New York and the payouts are supposed to be a fixed amount for what ever number comes out. A straight is $250,  a Box is $40 or $80 if doubled. If there is a number that is very popular and played alot, then it is possible that it will get closed out before the drawing. The lottery cuts off how much money can be paid out on a certain day so they do not bust the bank.

             

            The list above for New York is for how many winners got paid. Where it lists straight play 2,547 that is how many people played st8 and ny lotto paid out 2,547 X $250 = 636,750. Then the other payouts go down the list. That is alot of straights for one day!!

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              Posted: May 24, 2008, 10:11 am - IP Logged

              That is what I mean.  Wny the number 769?  In states where the payoff is par-mutual it is always very low which means a lot of play.  Heck in NJ when it came out the last time I know there were over 2000 stright winners and the box winners were maybe 200 more than the straight.  I am just trying to figure why so many plays on that number each and every day?  There has to be something about the number 769 that so many people play it, but what?  Death number really does not make sense where it would cause that much play.

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                That is what I mean.  Wny the number 769?  In states where the payoff is par-mutual it is always very low which means a lot of play.  Heck in NJ when it came out the last time I know there were over 2000 stright winners and the box winners were maybe 200 more than the straight.  I am just trying to figure why so many plays on that number each and every day?  There has to be something about the number 769 that so many people play it, but what?  Death number really does not make sense where it would cause that much play.

                • Game(s): All States Pick 3
                • Match Type(s): straight and boxed
                • Date range: Past Year (May 26, 2007 - present)
                • 113 drawings matched the search criteria specified

                This is the hits in one year on this combo any way, all states.

                in 5 years its average is 101 per year,

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                  Posted: May 24, 2008, 10:34 am - IP Logged

                  What are you trying to say?  The number hits more than others so that is why it is played so much.  Maybe, but do your search for the number just straight compared to other numbers.  Only when it comes out exact as 769 is there so much play.  Other variations of the number when they come out pay more then normal or have less play in states with fixed payouts.

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                    • Game(s): All States Pick 3
                    • Match Type(s): straight and boxed
                    • Date range: Past Year (May 26, 2007 - present)
                    • 113 drawings matched the search criteria specified

                    This is the hits in one year on this combo any way, all states.

                    in 5 years its average is 101 per year,

                    maybe there is a lot of 22 year old people that play this gameROFL

                    maybe its a popular birth day sum

                    that sum is out 366 days in Wc

                    last year it hit 7 times 769 combo.

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