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Is there a limit on the number of winning tickets you can redeem from one drawing in your state?

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Monkey Butt, USA
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Posted: December 21, 2009, 6:55 pm - IP Logged

I have a question. Here recently I read two stories where a player won a significant amount of money playing Pick 4. As I read their stories I was happy for them and glad to hear about their wins. But their wins made me think and ask myself the following question.....

Question: Is there a limit to the number of winning tickets a jackpot winner is allowed to redeem from one drawing in your state?
If so, what is the limit?

EX: Douglas Holland purchased 20 pick 4 tickets and they hit in exact order for a $100,000 win.(Douglas Holland, Virginia Lottery)

EX: William Harvey purchased 70 pick 4 tickets and they hit in exact order for a 3.5 million win.(William Harvey, New York Lottery)

I've read somewhere that there are states that set limits on the number of winning tickets one person can redeem from one drawing. Is your state one of those states and if so what is the limit?

I appreciate your answers.

 

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    Posted: December 21, 2009, 7:01 pm - IP Logged

    I have never heard that, to me it doesn't make any sense. If you have a valid winner, no matter how many, the state must "pony up". I know in Fla, there are limits on the amount they are allowed to pay at the regional offices and that amount is $250,000, over that amount, you must go to Lottery Hqs.

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      Posted: December 21, 2009, 7:02 pm - IP Logged

      No limit exist that i know of ------ 70 times 5000 = 350,000 grand not 3.5 million.

      Lotteries do have a limit on how many tickets they will sell for a number every state has a cut off point on the amount of money they will pay out on a number.

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        Posted: December 21, 2009, 9:10 pm - IP Logged

        What?  I'd like to know where you read about the number of tickets one can redeem. States ask that you play within your means, but must redeem any tickets you buy.  What?

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          Monkey Butt, USA
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          Posted: December 21, 2009, 9:19 pm - IP Logged

          No limit exist that i know of ------ 70 times 5000 = 350,000 grand not 3.5 million.

          Lotteries do have a limit on how many tickets they will sell for a number every state has a cut off point on the amount of money they will pay out on a number.

          It was 3.5 million not $350,000. Here is a link to the story. I first read the story in the mystical section of lottery post.

          http://www.nylottery.org/ny/nyStore/cgi-bin/WinnerNewsDetail_Cat_353_NavRoot_304_ProdID_1539441.htm

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            Posted: December 21, 2009, 9:35 pm - IP Logged

            It was 3.5 million not $350,000. Here is a link to the story. I first read the story in the mystical section of lottery post.

            http://www.nylottery.org/ny/nyStore/cgi-bin/WinnerNewsDetail_Cat_353_NavRoot_304_ProdID_1539441.htm

            He purchased 70 separate Win 4 tickets, with 10 games on each ticket.

            70 x 10 x $5000 = $3,500,000

            States can Limit the Number of Tickets You can Buy, but they have to Pay All the Winners You Bought without Limit!

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              Posted: December 22, 2009, 1:06 am - IP Logged

              It was 3.5 million not $350,000. Here is a link to the story. I first read the story in the mystical section of lottery post.

              http://www.nylottery.org/ny/nyStore/cgi-bin/WinnerNewsDetail_Cat_353_NavRoot_304_ProdID_1539441.htm

              Thanks for clearing that up then in effect it was he bet 700 dollars on a pick 4 number pretty outrageous. Good for him great payday. I'd never do it but i have dropped 1 dollar on 20 separate tickets with the same number before.

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                Posted: December 22, 2009, 8:53 am - IP Logged

                No, and I hope not. The odds already a huge factor from keeping the players gets their winnings, don't need another fire loop to jump through.

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                  Posted: December 22, 2009, 9:05 am - IP Logged

                  Since California is a pari-mutual state, the only limit they put on Pick 3 & Pick 4 is that you are guaranteed that you will win back your $1.  If it gets to the point that if the number is played so often that the payout would be only $1, then they cut it off.  They do the same at the race tracks.  The minimum payout for a $2 ticket is $2.10.  When a huge favorite comes in first.  The payouts for win, place, and show will all be $2.10 per $2 bet.

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                    Monkey Butt, USA
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                    Posted: December 22, 2009, 2:10 pm - IP Logged

                    I have a question. Here recently I read two stories where a player won a significant amount of money playing Pick 4. As I read their stories I was happy for them and glad to hear about their wins. But their wins made me think and ask myself the following question.....

                    Question: Is there a limit to the number of winning tickets a jackpot winner is allowed to redeem from one drawing in your state?
                    If so, what is the limit?

                    EX: Douglas Holland purchased 20 pick 4 tickets and they hit in exact order for a $100,000 win.(Douglas Holland, Virginia Lottery)

                    EX: William Harvey purchased 70 pick 4 tickets and they hit in exact order for a 3.5 million win.(William Harvey, New York Lottery)

                    I've read somewhere that there are states that set limits on the number of winning tickets one person can redeem from one drawing. Is your state one of those states and if so what is the limit?

                    I appreciate your answers.

                     

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                    I was wrong on my last statement in my original post.

                    I've read somewhere that there are states that set limits on the number of winning tickets one person can redeem from one drawing.

                    I read this and interpreted it wrong which lead to this thread being started: 

                    Pennsylvania Lottery:

                     (f)  The Department reserves the right to stop play on a number or combination of numbers to protect the integrity of the prize structure of the game at any time during the course of the Daily Number game.

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                       The provisions of this §  815.44 adopted February 25, 1977, effective February 26, 1977, 7 Pa.B. 529; amended March 18, 1988, effective March 19, 1988, 18 Pa.B. 1199; amended July 28, 1989, effective July 29, 1989, 19 Pa.B. 3167. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (126652) to (126653).

                    Sorry about that. But I still welcome and thank you for your comments.