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Indiana couple wins $50,000 prize for 2nd time playing same game

Indiana LotteryIndiana Lottery: Indiana couple wins $50,000 prize for 2nd time playing same game

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indianapolis couple beat the odds when they claimed their second $50,000 Lucky 5 Hoosier lottery prize.

Elinor and John T. Phillips of Indianapolis claimed the prize Thursday, less than five years after Elinor Phillips won $50,000 on the same game in 2004.

Elinor Phillips said her heart fluttered when she heard the numbers for the Feb. 24 evening draw.

Phillips said she and her husband play Lucky 5 Evening regularly.

The retirees plan to use their winnings to pay down their mortgage. They say they will continue to play.

The Lucky 5 game offers two shots at the $50,000 prize for $1. Than Nguyen of New Castle and Oliver Matthews of Columbus hold the record for most Lucky 5 wins with four wins each.

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thor's avatar - thor
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Posted: February 27, 2009, 10:27 am - IP Logged

Todd:

Can you recruit them for the site?

Idea....let's see their system..lol.

"Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it"

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    Posted: February 27, 2009, 10:32 am - IP Logged

    Seriously. 4 times each? Thats impressive.

      ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
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      Posted: February 27, 2009, 2:04 pm - IP Logged

      Congrats to them! They must feel very lucky.

      "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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        Posted: February 27, 2009, 4:05 pm - IP Logged

        Congrats Mr & Mrs Phillips!

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          Posted: February 27, 2009, 8:28 pm - IP Logged

          Todd:

          Can you recruit them for the site?

          Idea....let's see their system..lol.

          Maybe they're already here. Cool

           

          Check the State Lottery Report Card
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            Posted: February 28, 2009, 2:19 am - IP Logged

            Party

             

            Congrats to the winners.....

             

            Mega is Up $ 212M yeah.

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              Posted: February 28, 2009, 3:01 am - IP Logged

              Todd:

              Can you recruit them for the site?

              Idea....let's see their system..lol.

              In a game like that it doesn't take a working system to have repeat winners. The odds are about 1 in 376,000. If everybody who won played one ticket per day for the next 4 years they'd each have about a 1 in 258 chance of winning again. Assuming that 258 people had already won when these people won for the first time, it's all but certain that one of them would have won again by now.

                thor's avatar - thor
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                Posted: February 28, 2009, 8:53 am - IP Logged

                In a game like that it doesn't take a working system to have repeat winners. The odds are about 1 in 376,000. If everybody who won played one ticket per day for the next 4 years they'd each have about a 1 in 258 chance of winning again. Assuming that 258 people had already won when these people won for the first time, it's all but certain that one of them would have won again by now.

                thank you for your mathematical information,

                my comment was in "Fun".

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                "Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it"

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                  Posted: February 28, 2009, 7:26 pm - IP Logged

                  I am always happy for people like this, so why do I feel so nauseous?

                    RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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                    Posted: February 28, 2009, 8:31 pm - IP Logged

                    In a game like that it doesn't take a working system to have repeat winners. The odds are about 1 in 376,000. If everybody who won played one ticket per day for the next 4 years they'd each have about a 1 in 258 chance of winning again. Assuming that 258 people had already won when these people won for the first time, it's all but certain that one of them would have won again by now.

                    Why wouldn't a system help with this game?  The player has to pick 5 numbers out of a pool of 36 similar to any other lottery game and players get two plays for a dollar and can play twice a day.  If system players like playing Pick3 for a $50 box hit, they should love this game with a $50,000 top prize.

                     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                       
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