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Ohio Lottery halts Pick 4 betting on final score of Buckeyes game

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Ohio Lottery players were betting that the numbers "4114" would be luckier for them than the Buckeyes.

So many people placed wagers based on the 41-14 final score of Florida's victory over Ohio State in the national championship game that the lottery stopped players from choosing the numbers Tuesday morning, spokeswoman Marie Kilbane said.

The lottery automatically stops players from selecting numbers for the Pick 3 and Pick 4 games once the potential payout reaches $6 million, Kilbane said.

The lottery suspended sales of 4-1-1-4 for the Tuesday afternoon drawing at 7:06 a.m. About two hours later, the lottery did the same for its Tuesday evening drawing, Kilbane said.

Most of the bettors were hoping that there would be a repeat of what happened after the Buckeyes beat Michigan 42-39 in November. Shortly after that game ended, the numbers 4-2-3-9 were drawn for the Pick 4 game.

The lottery ended up paying $2.19 million in winnings, and each bet won $5,000.

There was no such luck in the Tuesday afternoon drawing - those numbers were 9-1-0-4.


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The Carolinas - Charlotte
United States
Member #21627
September 12, 2005
4141 Posts
Posted: January 10, 2007, 12:07 pm - IP Logged

No way the Ohio Lottery would have those numbers after the Bucks got their azz kicked....maybe in Florida...

The North Carolina Education Lottery - so much a joke that here are their mascots:


    Coastal Georgia
    United States
    Member #2653
    October 30, 2003
    1866 Posts
    Posted: January 10, 2007, 12:08 pm - IP Logged

    The Ohio lottery pick 4 players should have played 0000 instead of 4114.
    That's about how much gas the team had in their tanks...zero.

    It pains me to say it, but congratulations to the Florida Gators on their win.







      SassyOhio's avatar - Picture012
      Columbus Ohio
      United States
      Member #35946
      March 25, 2006
      234 Posts
      Posted: January 11, 2007, 11:29 am - IP Logged

      Still shaking head ... who kidnapped the buckeyes!!!  LOL wouldnt have even played them numbers myself or ANYONE that has any common Buckeye sense.... its all good GO BUCKS!!

      Hopin To Be The Lucky Ones!!



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


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        United States
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        October 21, 2005
        623 Posts
        Posted: January 11, 2007, 8:07 pm - IP Logged

        Still shaking head ... who kidnapped the buckeyes!!!  LOL wouldnt have even played them numbers myself or ANYONE that has any common Buckeye sense.... its all good GO BUCKS!!

        I saw the touching tribute to your sister.  Just as reminder that we should ALL be mindful to live each day as if it is your last as it could very well be.  Hope that a jackpot or a sufficient sum of money will come your way to help with final expenses and ensure that the final expenses of her loved ones will be taken care of in advance.  It seems that your sister was a beautiful person inside and out and loved by many.

          RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
          United States
          Member #9
          March 24, 2001
          20211 Posts
          Posted: January 11, 2007, 8:25 pm - IP Logged

          On 01/02/2007 when I went to play MegaMillions I also wanted to play 127 back-up for 50¢ for the evening drawing and it was sold out earlier that day.  Ohio sells a lot of pick3 and pick4 numbers and a player just have to accept what ever is available.  I never did figure out what was so special about 127, maybe it was the date.

           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy winning ones * 
                         Evil Looking       

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            United States
            Member #3023
            December 14, 2003
            4197 Posts
            Posted: January 11, 2007, 8:46 pm - IP Logged

            My "timeclock" number at work is "1441", too bad the score was not in reverse?

            A "very" disappointing game for Ohio fans! I guess you have to be like a "Cleveland Browns" fan now.

            Maybe next year! Or the year after next, or maybe the year after that one?

            The "Ohio State University" is a good one and they will be back!

            I am Alumni from there, "1988", and love that University!

            One of the best in the country!

            P.S. I am a die hard "Browns" fan as well!