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.