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Wisconsin man wins $1.4 million playing 4 identical tickets

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A man holding four winning lottery tickets each worth $350,000 has claimed his prize, a Wisconsin lottery official said Thursday.

Tobin Thomas of Slinger won a total of $1.4 million in the state's SuperCash drawing Tuesday.

SuperCash winnings are paid in a lump sum, which will work out to about $950,000 after taxes, lottery spokeswoman Jessica Iverson said.

A telephone number for Thomas in Slinger was disconnected. No other contact information was available.

Unlike other lotteries that have fluctuating jackpots, one SuperCash ticket matching all six numbers is always worth $350,000. Thomas apparently played the same six numbers on all four tickets, Iverson said.

The winning numbers in Tuesday's SuperCash drawing were 5, 34, 35, 36, 38 and 39. The odds of matching all six numbers are one in 1,631,312, lottery officials said.

Slinger is in Washington County, about 35 miles northwest of Milwaukee.

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Posted: January 19, 2007, 10:21 am - IP Logged

Maybe this guy read the recent thread about betting on numbers multiple times!!

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    Posted: January 19, 2007, 10:37 am - IP Logged

    I think people do that often. They do not win that often though so we just don't hear about it every day...

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      Posted: January 19, 2007, 10:38 am - IP Logged

      WTG !!!

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        Posted: January 19, 2007, 11:30 am - IP Logged

        I've never admitted this before, but 2 of my 4 lottery tickets have 5 of the same numbers.  I once played my numbers and the clerk must have made a mistake (or the machine read the slip incorrectly..can't honestly remember)  and then I kept it.  So I added it to my other 3.  That was about 4 or 5 years ago. 

        It's not the same as betting the same number twice, but when people criticize me for having 2 slips that are almost identical, I point out that every set of numbers is entirely different when it comes to the jackpot! 

        Congrats to the winner.  Great move.  This is not uncommon.  There was a thread about a woman who had much more than 4 tickets.  I think she played pick-4 and played her number about 30 or 40 times on 1 day and won over $200,000.  Maybe someone can find the thread.  I think she lived in New Jersey, but I'm not sure.


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          Posted: January 19, 2007, 12:01 pm - IP Logged

          SuperCash is a decent game. I just hated it when they jacked up the grand prize to 350k from 250k while almost doubling the odds. Little lottos that have grand prizes of 100k-250k are good, not everything needs to be a super jackpot game.

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            Posted: January 19, 2007, 12:38 pm - IP Logged

            I've been doing this for years.  I just figured that if my numbers came in, I gould immediately collect some pizza and beer money, disappear and wait for the big one to be deposited.  Looks good on paper, however.........time will tell

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              Posted: January 19, 2007, 2:15 pm - IP Logged

              Maybe this guy read the recent thread about betting on numbers multiple times!!

              My thoughts exactly...

              THIS is why some people play the same numbers multiple times !!!

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                Posted: January 19, 2007, 3:52 pm - IP Logged

                Really...I started playing it again when they went to the new 1/39 format. The old 1/36 format paid nothing at all for 3 of 6 and that was always pretty easy to get. Now at least you get a buck for 3 of 6, and that's twice what the line costs you.  As to the jackpot odds, that is still a lot better than Powerball.  If I worried about jackpot odds a lot, I wouldn't play. The thing you can be sure of is that the odds will be beaten on a regular basis. The old 1/36 format for SC used to produce just over one jackpot winner each month, average.  Even 350K isn't enough for anyone to retire on, especially after taxes. But its a small enough matrix to be worth chasing....

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                  Posted: January 19, 2007, 4:43 pm - IP Logged

                  Also, not mentioned in this article, he purchased the tickets at two different locations. He played the same two lines at  Piggly Wiggly, 1100 E. Commerce Blvd., Slinger and the same two lines at Tri-Par Oil, 651 E. Washington Ave., Slinger. This is from the Wisconsin Lottery's News Release dated 2006-12-07.

                  Great job guy, I hope you win again.

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                    Posted: January 19, 2007, 5:05 pm - IP Logged

                    If he would have spent $8 more, (16 tickets) he would have won $7,000,000. Supercash will pay out up to 20 winning tickets.

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                      Posted: January 19, 2007, 7:23 pm - IP Logged

                      If he would have spent $8 more, (16 tickets) he would have won $7,000,000. Supercash will pay out up to 20 winning tickets.

                      True, but $1.4M is not too shabby at all.

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                        Posted: January 19, 2007, 7:23 pm - IP Logged

                        If he would have spent $8 more, (16 tickets) he would have won $7,000,000. Supercash will pay out up to 20 winning tickets.

                        True, but $1.4M is not too shabby at all.

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                          Posted: January 19, 2007, 8:40 pm - IP Logged

                          In a NON pari-mutuel system if you have a strong algorithm it makes sense to play multiple on your best set of numbers. There was someone in Seattle a few years ago that got 5 #s on Mega on 10 tickets. One time a store clerk ran a JC5 ticket twice and it had 3 of 5 on it so I got a 2x prize.

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                            Posted: January 22, 2007, 8:14 pm - IP Logged

                            Not all lotteries work like that do they? I thought on games such as powerball, you are only allowed one winning ticket. If there are multiple winners between others, the amount it divided. If you have multiple tickets, they are all still divided up to equal the one amount?