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Florida Lottery draws same Play 4 numbers

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Posted: August 27, 2008, 2:33 pm - IP Logged

Jarasan,  I said I agree that day drawings get less play than evening drawings.  That's easy to prove, although FL has only had midday plays for 3 months.  But nobody is answering why, if the reason so many people won on Wed is because they bet the same numbers from Tues evening, there 5 to 10 times the winners on Tues night as well? 

Look at yesterday's numbers.  Same night (Tues) and there were 256 winners, payout $79,250.  Today the drawing (Wed midday) there were 137 winners, payout $43,400.  Look at the numbers I pasted in my above comment from the same days last week when 1-9-5-8 was drawn. 

Sometimes there are just 4 number combinations that are more popular than others, which is what the article points out, and maybe the upcoming storm had something to do with it too.  I was guessing 1-9-5-8 was played so much because a lot of people were born that year or graduated high school or college in 1958 or got married in 1958.   To me that makes sense.  In any case, I was never disagreeing that more people usually buy tickets for the evening draw, because it's true.  I was only saying that both the Tues evening and the Wed midday drawings both had several times the average number of winners. 

@amininflorida -  Pick-3 has lower odds and repeat numbers are more common, however, I still think that it's possible that many people play the same numbers all the time or play them for the week.  In March there was no midday draw, but I think many people continued to just play "the next game" without understanding the change.  As members of LP, I think we pay much more attention to these things than the average player.   Just my opinion.

BTW, I don't usually play pick-3 or pick-4 games, but when the Lottery reports the number of winners and the payouts, they're not breaking them down, right?  So the total includes the people who play the numbers straight, boxed, etc.  (is this correct?)

BTW, I don't usually play pick-3 or pick-4 games, but when the Lottery reports the number of winners and the payouts, they're not breaking them down, right?  So the total includes the people who play the numbers straight, boxed, etc.  (is this correct?)

Yes The number of winners includes all types of bets.

 



 

It's a known fact that people play the pick 3/4 numbers that were just drawn in the next draw. A lot of people know a repeat is possible for 50 cent box in most states that equals 100 bucks pick 4.

40 bucks pick 3 boxed more money if it's a double most states.

Pick 4 is also increased payout if it's a double or triple.

I sometimes play the last drawn number for a 50/50 bet (straight / boxed)

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    Posted: August 27, 2008, 5:53 pm - IP Logged

    Jarasan,  I said I agree that day drawings get less play than evening drawings.  That's easy to prove, although FL has only had midday plays for 3 months.  But nobody is answering why, if the reason so many people won on Wed is because they bet the same numbers from Tues evening, there 5 to 10 times the winners on Tues night as well? 

    Look at yesterday's numbers.  Same night (Tues) and there were 256 winners, payout $79,250.  Today the drawing (Wed midday) there were 137 winners, payout $43,400.  Look at the numbers I pasted in my above comment from the same days last week when 1-9-5-8 was drawn. 

    Sometimes there are just 4 number combinations that are more popular than others, which is what the article points out, and maybe the upcoming storm had something to do with it too.  I was guessing 1-9-5-8 was played so much because a lot of people were born that year or graduated high school or college in 1958 or got married in 1958.   To me that makes sense.  In any case, I was never disagreeing that more people usually buy tickets for the evening draw, because it's true.  I was only saying that both the Tues evening and the Wed midday drawings both had several times the average number of winners. 

    @amininflorida -  Pick-3 has lower odds and repeat numbers are more common, however, I still think that it's possible that many people play the same numbers all the time or play them for the week.  In March there was no midday draw, but I think many people continued to just play "the next game" without understanding the change.  As members of LP, I think we pay much more attention to these things than the average player.   Just my opinion.

    BTW, I don't usually play pick-3 or pick-4 games, but when the Lottery reports the number of winners and the payouts, they're not breaking them down, right?  So the total includes the people who play the numbers straight, boxed, etc.  (is this correct?)

    "But nobody is answering why, if the reason so many people won on Wed is because they bet the same numbers from Tues evening, there 5 to 10 times the winners on Tues night as well?"

    It looks like some of the Tuesday winners used some of their winnings and played the same number again multiple times. The average payout on Tuesday evening drawing and the Wednesday midday drawing are almost the same and that's sort of strange unless they all used the same straight to box ratio they used the night before.

    If the Florida site shows how much is wagered on each drawing, it might show that when there is large payout on an evening drawing, there is a higher than wager on the next midday drawing. If players had the straight bet and box bet on separate tickets, they could cash the box ticket almost anywhere and play a little extra on the next drawing. Then go to the lottery office and collect the $5000 straight win.

    "So the total includes the people who play the numbers straight, boxed, etc.  (is this correct?)"

    The total is the number of winning tickets sold and includes both straight and boxed wins.


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      Posted: August 28, 2008, 9:36 am - IP Logged

      I posted about this in the pick-4 forum on Wed and remarked that 1958 is the year a lot of lottery players are born.  That might be why there were so many winners.  People bet birthdays a lot, so maybe a birth year is more popular then other combinations.  Just a guess.  At first I thought 1958 on Tues & Wed was another mistake on the FL Lottery web site, but I checked Lottery Post to make sure. 

      Maybe another reason for the large payout is that people bought advanced plays because of the weather.  I rarely buy them, but I did Monday, since power outages were predicted throughout the state.

      Regarding the odds, I agree with Bradly.  Also, since the FL Lottery conducts 6 pre-tests before the second Play-4 drawing, it really wasn't consecutive in the true sense. (which is why I don't like them!!)

      Also, since the FL Lottery conducts 6 pre-tests before the second Play-4 drawing, it really wasn't consecutive in the true sense. (which is why I don't like them!!)

       

      They also do that with Fantasy Five and Lotto. So you've got to hate these as well....lol 


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        Posted: August 28, 2008, 9:48 am - IP Logged

        I forgot to mention that a driver at work was so distressed over this because he plays that number all the time, and didn't play it that first night, especially when it came out the next day...lol He was married in 1958.

        His wife won the MA JP back in the early 80s. It wasn't millions, but she had about $800,000, or something like that over 20 years payout.