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Fortune cookie fuels record Powerball wins

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Posted: April 1, 2005, 10:53 pm - IP Logged

whomever the original author was that wrote the lucky fortune cookie...be it here or in some other country...it would be interesting to know where he/she got their numbers?

... the lottery never fails to surprise!
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    Quote: Originally posted by RJOh on April 1, 2005



    The eighty-nine $100,000 tickets matched all 5 white numbers and were sold in AZ (10), CO (2), CT (2), DC, DE (3), IA (3), ID, IN (8), KS (3), KY (4), LA, MN (4), MO, MT, ND, NE (2), NH (2), NM (3), PA (12), RI (5), SC (6), TN (7), USVI, WI (4), and WV (2). The additional twenty-one players winning $500,000 not only matched the 5 white, but also purchased the Power Play option. The Power Play multiplier was 5 last night. These lucky tickets were sold in AZ, CT (2), IN (2), LA (1), NH (1), PA (1), SC (8), and TN (5). .

    RJOh




    I think that may have been the first time a ticket ever won $100K in the US Virgin Islands.
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      Posted: April 1, 2005, 11:34 pm - IP Logged

      this will probably never happen again.....

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        Quote: Originally posted by LOTTOMIKE on April 1, 2005

        this will probably never happen again.....






        You may be......right or wrong.......LOTTOMIKE, but.........explain to me if I

        am hearing it as FACTS or in a DREAM???????????..........think I saw it INN

        DEEE......LP NEWS.........among other places???????????????????????????



        WHAT DO YOU think about QP's...................just dropped 50 there.............

        I still think QP's make more $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ than....DOO DEEEEEEEEE

        ......................................................................................tortureher cookies makes....CENTSSSSSSSSSSSSENTSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



        LOL,



        PSYKOMO



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          Posted: April 2, 2005, 1:19 am - IP Logged

          Here are my two comments...



          1) Imaging if they hit the jackpot, the cash value would have been about $125,000 each (or about $231,000 over time). So the 21 people who played the powerplay are lucky they DID NOT hit the jackpot.



          2) I would have to check the Powerball rules, but I thought that most Lotteries have the right (if it's in their rules) to pay such a prize as a Pari-mutual prize when there are a large amount of winners. So again, the winners are lucky that Powerball didn't change the prize to 4 or 5 thousand dollars each, the actual dollar abount in that prize pool (divided by 110 winners).



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            Posted: April 2, 2005, 1:45 am - IP Logged

            very very true.......

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              Posted: April 2, 2005, 2:24 pm - IP Logged

              Lotteries are good about paying fixed prize amounts.  I believe if prizes are 300% or more of total ticket sales they switch them down to para-mutual.  They paid around twice as much as they took in in the last drawing.

              I wonder how many people bought more than one ticket though.  that will be interesting to see if there was any double or triple winners.

              Brad

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                Posted: April 2, 2005, 4:08 pm - IP Logged

                I have often used fortune cookie numbers here in Maryland in the Bonus Match 5, Lotto and Mega million games. I've cashed in $400.00 twice using them on the Bonus Match 5 game. Winning numbers have come form many venues.

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                  Posted: April 2, 2005, 4:10 pm - IP Logged

                  i got a few of my old fortune cookie numbers out.i'm gonna try and see if i have any luck.....

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                    Posted: April 3, 2005, 2:40 pm - IP Logged

                    I saved a fortune cookie slip that told me "You may have an interest in home repair or gardening."  Now that part is incorrect, but I'm interested in what the numbers are on the back! 

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                      Posted: April 3, 2005, 9:33 pm - IP Logged
                      Quote: Originally posted by RJOh on April 1, 2005



                      Those cookies must sell overall the country.  According to the PowerBall website:

                      Record 21 Tickets win $500,000; 89 Win $100,000

                      Powerball paid off BIG in multiple ways on March 30th. Not only was there one winning jackpot ticket worth $25.5 million that was sold in Tennessee, but also there were a record 21 tickets that won $500,000, and a record 89 tickets that won $100,000. The eighty-nine $100,000 tickets matched all 5 white numbers and were sold in AZ (10), CO (2), CT (2), DC, DE (3), IA (3), ID, IN (8), KS (3), KY (4), LA, MN (4), MO, MT, ND, NE (2), NH (2), NM (3), PA (12), RI (5), SC (6), TN (7), USVI, WI (4), and WV (2). The additional twenty-one players winning $500,000 not only matched the 5 white, but also purchased the Power Play option. The Power Play multiplier was 5 last night. These lucky tickets were sold in AZ, CT (2), IN (2), LA (1), NH (1), PA (1), SC (8), and TN (5). .

                      RJOh





                      I once read somewhere that there are only something like 1 or 2 companies that make fortune cookies in the country for Chinese restaurants.  So the same messages get shipped all over the country.

                      Now....how do you suppose the person feels who wrote that message, assuming they didn't bet the Powerball?

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                        Posted: April 3, 2005, 11:11 pm - IP Logged

                          I believe there is a rule in Powerball that if the cost to purchase an annuity for a jackpot winner is less than $250,000 that the winner automatically gets the one-time lump sum.  Therefore if the Powerball picked last Wednesday was 40 instead of 42, all the winners would have received only $125,000 cash, with no annuity option.

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                          Posted: April 4, 2005, 12:49 am - IP Logged
                          Quote: Originally posted by golotto on April 1, 2005


                          whomever the original author was that wrote the lucky fortune cookie...be it here or in some other country...it would be interesting to know where he/she got their numbers?



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                            Posted: April 22, 2005, 3:39 pm - IP Logged

                            i wonder if that person who wrote the fortune and numbers notices the huge luck.....

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                              Posted: April 22, 2005, 6:30 pm - IP Logged

                              ... you think MM and PB officials are lunching at Chinese restaurants gathering statistics?