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French family win lottery twice with same numbers

InternationalInternational: French family win lottery twice with same numbers

In a feat that will have statisticians shaking their heads, a French family have twice won a national lottery — using the same numbers each time.

The lucky clan, who were not identified, picked up €1.5 million (US$1.84 million) in an August 3 lottery using the same selection of numbers they mark down every week, said Beatrice Vandersype, the wife of the tobacconist who sold the winning ticket.

She added that those same numbers netted the family 900,000 French francs back in 1978, a sum equivalent to about €500,000 (US$614,000) in today's money, taking inflation into account.

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JAP69's avatar - alas
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Posted: August 17, 2005, 8:51 pm - IP Logged

Now there are some rare odds indeed. WHEEW

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    Posted: August 17, 2005, 8:58 pm - IP Logged

    Talk about luck!!

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      Posted: August 17, 2005, 9:54 pm - IP Logged

      We wants those numbers.

      Jack

      Absorb the good, ignore the bad, weigh the ugly.

      It's about number behavior.

      Egos don't count.

       

      Dedicated to the memory of Big Loooser

       

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        Posted: August 18, 2005, 8:21 am - IP Logged

        It is ALL about the luck. No system. No guess work. No prayers. Just walk up and spin the wheel. If its your turn, you're rich. It not, repeat cycle.

        Cheers

        |||::> *'`*:-.,_,.-:*''*:--->>> Chewie  <<<---.*''*:-.,_,.-:*''* <:::|||

        I only trust myself - and that's a questionable choice

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          Posted: August 18, 2005, 9:40 am - IP Logged

          Maybe it is, Chewie.

          You and I actually aren't in a position to know (though of course we know anyway, though what we know are diametrically opposed and mutually exclusive)

          Interesting we can know so much while still knowing so little.

          Jack

          Absorb the good, ignore the bad, weigh the ugly.

          It's about number behavior.

          Egos don't count.

           

          Dedicated to the memory of Big Loooser

           

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            Posted: August 18, 2005, 9:56 am - IP Logged

            Nice work

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              Sparta, NJ
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              Posted: August 18, 2005, 10:35 am - IP Logged

              Maybe it is, Chewie.

              You and I actually aren't in a position to know (though of course we know anyway, though what we know are diametrically opposed and mutually exclusive)

              Interesting we can know so much while still knowing so little.

              Jack

              Cool. Did it take time come up with that or was it a brilliant flash?

              Cheers

              |||::> *'`*:-.,_,.-:*''*:--->>> Chewie  <<<---.*''*:-.,_,.-:*''* <:::|||

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                Posted: August 18, 2005, 10:51 am - IP Logged

                I neglected to look at my watch.

                Sorry

                J

                Absorb the good, ignore the bad, weigh the ugly.

                It's about number behavior.

                Egos don't count.

                 

                Dedicated to the memory of Big Loooser

                 

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                  Posted: August 18, 2005, 2:30 pm - IP Logged

                  So that would be approx 1404 draws (weeks) between wins using the same set of numbers ie. 1978-2005.

                  I love stories about multiple hits. If the numbers feel right; say with them.  All number sets are created equal.

                  Smiley

                  ... the lottery never fails to surprise!
                    fja's avatar - gnome1

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                    Posted: August 19, 2005, 12:14 pm - IP Logged

                    Yep,

                     

                    Just play your numbers and wait for the lottery to pick you,,,,,,Twice

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