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$340 million lottery ticket bought in Oregon gold rush town

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KYPower418's avatar - nicebear
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Posted: October 21, 2005, 12:58 pm - IP Logged

One of the most recent articles I read about the winner is that he is married and has a couple kids (based on the article). Spent $40 on tickets and coincidently, it was his first time playing LOL. They play to invest 99% of it and use the rest on like a vacation or sports car. He is a self-employed businessman and will continue working (for now LOL). Seems like an average family from what I read so far.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=1236768

There's always again!

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    Posted: October 21, 2005, 11:11 pm - IP Logged

    ChazzMatt,

    You are right that for most lotteries, the public doesn't have access to the test draws and which ball set was used.  Powerball and MUSL, bless their hearts, do post the test draw and ball set info. for the curious.

    Ah, but you still don't know which set of balls will be used the night of the drawing, unless you somehow had insider info.  Even the officials don't know until an hour before the drawing. 
    Even then, in the time before the drawing they weigh and then test draw that ball set ahead of time for randomness, to prove there's no discernable pattern.  If there is, they change ball sets for the drawing and investigate the discarded set.
    This all came about because years ago someone in the Pennsylvania Lottery tried to fix a drawing by injecting latex paint into the balls.  In fact, just doing a Google search for details of the PA story, I came across a newspaper story written about the Virginia Lottery drawings during the time I worked at the TV station in Richmond.  I was on the WRIC-TV production crew during this time period this article was written.  This is what I am talking about, and that was 9 years ago.  Who knows what they do now? 
    There is no system.  :)

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      Posted: October 22, 2005, 3:36 pm - IP Logged

      Not many of us have been so close to the lottery. I used to deliver lottery magazines for nearly nine years.