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Man wins $100,000 in one Pick 4 drawing

Topic closed. 37 replies. Last post 7 years ago by buttercake.

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ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
United States
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November 21, 2007
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Posted: December 18, 2009, 3:22 pm - IP Logged

His number did a repeat in VA last night ..... 8135

I wonder how many people decided to play that number, hoping it would come out again.

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

    four4me's avatar - gate1
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    June 18, 2003
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    Posted: December 18, 2009, 4:06 pm - IP Logged

    Right, but the threshold limit could also be in the thousands.

    most states depending on population size have a set limit. Maryland is a small state and it's limit is 3.5 million for pick 3 and 4 games.

    Some states have a parimutuel prize amount meaning they split the take.

    Big John says. You don't hit the number. The number hits you!!!!

                   I'm not Big John, I'm Four4me, Big John's a friend.
      dopey7719's avatar - Lottery-049.jpg
      Midlands, SC
      United States
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      January 14, 2009
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      Posted: December 19, 2009, 7:52 am - IP Logged

      I wonder how many people decided to play that number, hoping it would come out again.

      I was one of those people!

        Litebets27's avatar - power
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        January 14, 2005
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        Posted: December 19, 2009, 11:32 am - IP Logged

        Congratulations Mr. Holland.  I wish I could get that feeling every once in awhile and act on it as he did.

        The only problem with this sure feeling, when I finally get out to play, other numbers get in the way.

        I have to learn to focus...focus...focus on that sure thing.

        Feeling,  PRICELESS!!!Banana

        Come on Jackpot!!!


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          January 23, 2005
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          Posted: December 20, 2009, 11:41 am - IP Logged

          Some things to consider. I read a post on here recently asking is it a good idea to play one number many times for one drawing....

          - Virginia Pick-4 is a fixed payout. In nj it is pari-mutuel. If the total prize pool in nj were $100K for the Pick-4 then playing any more than 20 times would not increase that player's winnings! Even 60 tickets would pay that much. In VA there is no such situation although I have heard of States cutting off numbers that got overplayed. The VA Lottery site does mention this!

          - Pick-4 prizes would require tax withheld. Pick-3 doesn't. Many players play several Pick-3 and then I guess they cash them in all different locations? I've never seen this - only stacks of losing tickets with the same #. Most Stores will complain even if you bring 2 tickets that they don't have the cash on hand.

          -A STR payout on the 4 should be $2500 for .50, $5000 for $1, so 20x$5000=$100000, so he played 20 of $1 STR bets; when they say $5000 they mean for a $1 bet.

          -If you believe the drawings are completely random, then it doesn't make a difference to play $20 on 1 number or 20 or 40 different for .50 or $1 because the only diff. is you win more often but smaller prizes. Under that belief (random) it's not worth playing and should stick to Pick-5 and above.

          -If you believe the drawings can be predicted, or you have a really good #, play just that one several times instead of several different. Only one is going to win!

            diamondpalace's avatar - Untitled 2.jpg
            Dallas, TX
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            Posted: December 21, 2009, 4:29 am - IP Logged

            Always go with the gut feelings.

              Guru101's avatar - rw6jhh
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              Posted: December 21, 2009, 5:51 am - IP Logged

              Nice. Congratulations Mr. Holland.

              Gonna win.Big Smile

                buttercake's avatar - Lottery-029.jpg

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                February 5, 2009
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                Posted: December 22, 2009, 3:59 pm - IP Logged

                What a lucky chap he is, congrats on his winnings