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"666" is hot with Maryland Lottery players

Maryland LotteryMaryland Lottery: "666" is hot with Maryland Lottery players

Yesterday's date inspired a popular Pick 3 lottery combination: 666.

But not for long.

The Maryland State Lottery stopped selling midday and evening Pick 3 tickets with that combination late yesterday morning, according to Buddy W. Roogow, the lottery's director. The agency cuts off play when the state's liability on a payout reaches $7 million.

Other sold-out combinations? 066, 660, 6666, 6606, 6066 for the evening drawings. All were variations of June 6, 2006 - a date that represented a link to satanic references in the Bible's Book of Revelation.

"We sell out numbers every day," Roogow said. "Dates always sell big. Quads and trips always sell big, and many sell out."

Roogow said the lottery has a $7 million cap on Pick 3 and Pick 4 number combinations. For each combination, they can sell up to 14,000 one-dollar Pick 3 tickets, which earn the top prize of $500 for each exact one-dollar winning bet. Likewise, up to 1,400 tickets of every Pick 4 combination are sold, paying $5,000 for each one-dollar ticket with the exact numbers.

The big winner proved to be the State Lottery, as nary a 6 emerged in any of the day's Pick 3 and Pick 4 drawings. The day and night Pick 3 numbers were 345 and 189, respectively, while the Pick 4 numbers were 0574 and 0832.

But 666 has been drawn in the past, according to lottery spokeswoman Carol Everett - including three times last year, on Jan. 31, July 23, and Dec. 13.

A best-selling combination that's uniquely Maryland? 2131 for the Pick 4 game, Roogow said.

On the evening of Sept. 6, 1995, Cal Ripken Jr. played in his 2,131st consecutive game, breaking Lou Gehrig's record. Ripken ended The Streak on Sept. 20, 1998, when he voluntarily removed himself from the Orioles lineup after 2,632 straight games.

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Coastal Georgia
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Posted: June 7, 2006, 10:16 am - IP Logged

The big winner proved to be the State Lottery, as nary a 6 emerged in any of the day's Pick 3 and Pick 4 drawings. The day and night Pick 3 numbers were 345 and 189, respectively, while the Pick 4 numbers were 0574 and 0832.

I'm surprised like not at all.

People never cease to amaze me , basing their picks on the date as if it has anything to do with the little ping pong balls coming up.

DD

 

                               

              

 

 

    SassyOhio's avatar - Picture012
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    Posted: June 7, 2006, 10:49 am - IP Logged

    The big winner proved to be the State Lottery, as nary a 6 emerged in any of the day's Pick 3 and Pick 4 drawings. The day and night Pick 3 numbers were 345 and 189, respectively, while the Pick 4 numbers were 0574 and 0832.

    I'm surprised like not at all.

    People never cease to amaze me , basing their picks on the date as if it has anything to do with the little ping pong balls coming up.

    DD

    LOL, that is what i was thinking DD .. when I went down to play my scratch offs last night Drum by the way I won over 250 WHOOT WHOOT  They lady that I deal with was telling me that she had been getting yelled at all day cause the 666 numbers were cut off lol, and she said that its that way every year on 911 and WHY DO THESE PEOPLE THINK THAT ITS GONNA BE THE WINNING NUMBER? granted if they are only spending  couple bucks just for Sh*t and Giggles  then it be alright for fun JUST to see  but not all there betting money for that night. So any how! I had a awesome week in scratch offs!!  Total this week about 400.00 in winners and spent about 120 so GOOD WEEK !!!Cheers Now I JUST need that luck in The MM And PB

    Hopin To Be The Lucky Ones!!

    COME ON MEGA! MEGA-ME-RICH!

     

    Please feel free to visit my sisters memorial page that I have now completed

    www.freewebs.com/wendyinmyheartforever

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      Coastal Georgia
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      Posted: June 7, 2006, 4:26 pm - IP Logged

      The big winner proved to be the State Lottery, as nary a 6 emerged in any of the day's Pick 3 and Pick 4 drawings. The day and night Pick 3 numbers were 345 and 189, respectively, while the Pick 4 numbers were 0574 and 0832.

      I'm surprised like not at all.

      People never cease to amaze me , basing their picks on the date as if it has anything to do with the little ping pong balls coming up.

      DD

      LOL, that is what i was thinking DD .. when I went down to play my scratch offs last night Drum by the way I won over 250 WHOOT WHOOT  They lady that I deal with was telling me that she had been getting yelled at all day cause the 666 numbers were cut off lol, and she said that its that way every year on 911 and WHY DO THESE PEOPLE THINK THAT ITS GONNA BE THE WINNING NUMBER? granted if they are only spending  couple bucks just for Sh*t and Giggles  then it be alright for fun JUST to see  but not all there betting money for that night. So any how! I had a awesome week in scratch offs!!  Total this week about 400.00 in winners and spent about 120 so GOOD WEEK !!!Cheers Now I JUST need that luck in The MM And PB

      Good job on the scratchers, Sassy !

      I have had a poor run lately on mine- Dead

      Up/ down/ up/down/ I feel like an elevator....Bang Head

      DD

      PB tonite ? Me wanna winonesoon !!!

       

                                     

                    

       

       

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        Posted: June 7, 2006, 4:44 pm - IP Logged

        Ok it didn't happen, that doesn't mean that whatever the date is, that the calendar date can't hit. It has happened and will happen again.

        what Buddy didn't tell people is on many days all the triples have been sold out. I know guy that only play triples and nothing else.

        for you 666 history buffs. for Maryland here are the some of the dates it has hit.

        Tue, Dec 13, 2005MarylandPick 36-6-6
        Sat, Jul 23, 2005MarylandMidday Pick 36-6-6
        Mon, Jan 31, 2005MarylandMidday Pick 36-6-6
        Wed, Jul 21, 2004MarylandMidday Pick 36-6-6
        Sun, Jul 4, 2004MarylandPick 36-6-6
        Tue, Jun 15, 2004MarylandPick 36-6-6
        Thu, Mar 11, 2004MarylandPick 36-6-6

        There are lot more times 666 hit but that info. is on my other pc. this comes from Todds data base.

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          Posted: June 7, 2006, 4:59 pm - IP Logged

          Four4me: Indeed it can and will happen, but let's face it- the reason 666 sold out was because of the casual players thinking it would come in, not the regulars.

          Heck, I even try to get quads in Ga and they are already gone before I can get them...

           

                                         

                        

           

           

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            Posted: June 9, 2006, 1:42 pm - IP Logged

            Thanks DD ....  We are gonna take a risk tonight on a certain ticket group of us got together we gonna but the whole book so   I let ya know how it turns out  Tee hee hee

            Hopin To Be The Lucky Ones!!

            COME ON MEGA! MEGA-ME-RICH!

             

            Please feel free to visit my sisters memorial page that I have now completed

            www.freewebs.com/wendyinmyheartforever