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Posted: April 1, 2011, 1:10 am - IP Logged

I am so happy for them. They all should remind us what 7 positive people could do when they decide to act.

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    Posted: April 1, 2011, 5:26 am - IP Logged

    Just curious, what is a "dip"?

    A lucky dip in the UK is the same thing as a quick pick in the USA

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      Posted: April 1, 2011, 9:41 am - IP Logged

      I am confused.If they added the extra 7 on megaplier, the ticket was supposed to be 7 lines ticket with a $14 spent on it not $7. You 7*2=14. The same thing when you add megaplier to a $5 ticket, it is a $10 ticket with 5 lines on it not 10 lines.

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        Posted: April 1, 2011, 11:00 am - IP Logged

        I am confused.If they added the extra 7 on megaplier, the ticket was supposed to be 7 lines ticket with a $14 spent on it not $7. You 7*2=14. The same thing when you add megaplier to a $5 ticket, it is a $10 ticket with 5 lines on it not 10 lines.

        I heard one TV news story say they bought 14 quick picks, that was not clear before.(megaplier or not)

        The picture of their enlarged ticket they were holding showed 7 lines, so I assume he must have bought two $7 tickets totalling 14 lines/dollars. I guess that was their method: but a ticket for each dollar pooled together?

        The rude customer who cut in front of him must have bought a regular $5 ticket instead of a $10/line ticket. I'm assuming that because the winning number was the 2nd pick/line on their ticket, just beyond the reach of the other customer? But even if they had gotten their ticket first, his 14 picks would have also included the winning number.

        Or would it? Would the winning number come out in that order no matter what, or would the QP RNG spit out something different in that case?

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          Posted: April 1, 2011, 11:12 am - IP Logged

          I heard one TV news story say they bought 14 quick picks, that was not clear before.(megaplier or not)

          The picture of their enlarged ticket they were holding showed 7 lines, so I assume he must have bought two $7 tickets totalling 14 lines/dollars. I guess that was their method: but a ticket for each dollar pooled together?

          The rude customer who cut in front of him must have bought a regular $5 ticket instead of a $10/line ticket. I'm assuming that because the winning number was the 2nd pick/line on their ticket, just beyond the reach of the other customer? But even if they had gotten their ticket first, his 14 picks would have also included the winning number.

          Or would it? Would the winning number come out in that order no matter what, or would the QP RNG spit out something different in that case?

          The part I don't get is the guy said the guy behind him reached around and grabbed the next ticket, so he took the next one.

          Does that mean there was a pile of $7 Quick Picks already printed and sitting there?

          Doesn't sound right.


                                                       
                               
                                                   

           

           

           

           

                                                                                                             

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            Posted: April 1, 2011, 11:17 am - IP Logged

            The part I don't get is the guy said the guy behind him reached around and grabbed the next ticket, so he took the next one.

            Does that mean there was a pile of $7 Quick Picks already printed and sitting there?

            Doesn't sound right.

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              Posted: April 1, 2011, 11:28 am - IP Logged

              The part I don't get is the guy said the guy behind him reached around and grabbed the next ticket, so he took the next one.

              Does that mean there was a pile of $7 Quick Picks already printed and sitting there?

              Doesn't sound right.

              I assume that means that the guy behind him bought the next ticket that would have come out of the machine. But would not matter, as their 14 picks would have covered the winning number coming out in the sequence even if he bought first. That is if you believe that the numbers come out of the machine in a set order based on the RNG.

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                Posted: April 1, 2011, 12:28 pm - IP Logged

                all of this for only $19.5mil EACH???

                While winning that much money then "only" getting $19.5 million... that's still way more than enough for anybody and I don't see how anyone could be dissatisfied with winning that. I have a range of "dreams" for what to with winnings, each depending on how much I won, from as little as $5 million after taxes to upwards of $100 million.

                 

                As for the story, sure did bring a smile. Seems there was a lot of things happening that day that allowed them to win. Hope I can get some of that soon.

                @ttech10

                 

                all of this <-- was pertaining to the news conference, the endless interviews, the hoopla [at least STILL GOING ON HERE IN NEW YORK] - the other $300mil were featured ONCE and that was that ..

                don't get me wrong ttech10 ... $19 milly would have me quit and live out all my dreams too .. I just can't believe such a HUGE pot netted out so little money .. UNCLE SAM ISN'T COMPLAINING!

                when i win - solo, my lawyer will be instructed to say "a group of 52 retired navy seals have won" -- you know, to get the haters off my butt .. Sulk Off

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                  Posted: April 1, 2011, 12:29 pm - IP Logged

                  The part I don't get is the guy said the guy behind him reached around and grabbed the next ticket, so he took the next one.

                  Does that mean there was a pile of $7 Quick Picks already printed and sitting there?

                  Doesn't sound right.

                  I thought they meant that he simply TOOK HIS SPOT to be next -

                  when i win - solo, my lawyer will be instructed to say "a group of 52 retired navy seals have won" -- you know, to get the haters off my butt .. Sulk Off

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                    Posted: April 1, 2011, 12:45 pm - IP Logged

                    CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NYC WINNERS!Cheers

                    SEE, when you are patient, you day comes... the rude person missed out on 19 mil because he didn't wait his turn!Red Devil

                     Some one said to work and not play lotto, you can still work and playresponsibly!!!!!I Agree!

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                      Posted: April 1, 2011, 12:59 pm - IP Logged

                      I assume that means that the guy behind him bought the next ticket that would have come out of the machine. But would not matter, as their 14 picks would have covered the winning number coming out in the sequence even if he bought first. That is if you believe that the numbers come out of the machine in a set order based on the RNG.

                      I always believed that the RNG picked random numbers at the time of printing a ticket, not that sets were pre-selected.


                                                                   
                                           
                                                               

                       

                       

                       

                       

                                                                                                                         

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                        Posted: April 1, 2011, 1:08 pm - IP Logged

                        I thought they meant that he simply TOOK HIS SPOT to be next -

                        I think you're right nickey. I just re-read the version of the story in this thread and it says the guy reached over his shoulder and "bought" the next ticket which means he probably had one printed. If I'm not mistaken, another version of the story quoted him as saying the guy reached around him and "grabbed" the next ticket. That's what threw me off.


                                                                     
                                             
                                                                 

                         

                         

                         

                         

                                                                                                                           

                        "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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                          Good karma for Mr. Barth whom didn't overreact at the patron that cut in line. Mike was patient, let it slide and just calmly purchased the next set; and I think that played a part in him getting rewarded. I remember there was a Kentucky couple in a similar situation that won a few years back during Christmas. The husband wanted to purchase 3 separate single Mega QPs as "stocking stuffers" for 3 different friends. Instead, the clerk accidently gave him a $3 QP all on one ticket, but the man still calmly purchased it and proceeded to purchase the 3 seperate tickets for his friends after the mistake. The husband even bought extra tickets that he said were his regular numbers he normally played. Anyway, either by dumb luck or karmic fate, that "mistaken" $3 QP ticket happened to be the sole winner of the jackpot cash value at $63 million. So whatever life throws your way, whether it be an impatient line-cutter or the honest mistake of the clerk, just take it with a smile, don't complain and be thankful that you live in America where dreams come true!

                           

                          I would provide the Kentucky Christmas link for this article, which can be found on LP, but I'm still relatively new so not sure if I'm allowed yet...

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                            Posted: April 1, 2011, 1:44 pm - IP Logged

                            This GROUP win actually gives more hope to single players!?

                            Seemed to be a pretty small group dollar wise, just $2 each per draw? And the guy said he bought a "ticket" and hid it, as in singlular: 1 ticket? The enlarged ticket they were each holding at the press conference showed just 7 picks/lines on it, so I assume they put that extra $7 from the $2/ea on megaplier? Kind of weird that they only jump in when the jackpot gets large, but instead of getting more lines, like 14, they go for a megaplier instead. Isn't that weird? Oh well, it worked for them no matter what.

                            Anyway, hope for single players. I easily play more than 14 picks/lines each draw when MM gets huge. So just as much chance as the Albany 7.

                            The winning ticket was a regular $7 ticket not a megaplier.I found out today, that we can buy a regular mega millions, powerball, lotto with up to 10 lines on it.I asked the store clerk for $7 mega millions and he was going to give me a $5 quick pick and a $2 quick pick.I asked him if he could print it out in one ticket and he did.So i have a $7 quick pick regular mega millions ticket for tonight drawing.Athough i usually spend $1 quick pick for such a low jackpot amount.I just needed to know about the $7 ticket thing.

                            BY THE WAY WHEN YOU ARE MEANT TO WIN, YOU WILL WIN WHETHER YOU PLAY 1 LINE OR 100 LINES.So it does not matter how you buy your tickets.As you can see in the photos and videos, the winning combination was on the second line of the ticket not the 7 line.$2 quick pick would have done it.THEY PLAYED AT THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME.

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                              The winning ticket was a regular $7 ticket not a megaplier.I found out today, that we can buy a regular mega millions, powerball, lotto with up to 10 lines on it.I asked the store clerk for $7 mega millions and he was going to give me a $5 quick pick and a $2 quick pick.I asked him if he could print it out in one ticket and he did.So i have a $7 quick pick regular mega millions ticket for tonight drawing.Athough i usually spend $1 quick pick for such a low jackpot amount.I just needed to know about the $7 ticket thing.

                              BY THE WAY WHEN YOU ARE MEANT TO WIN, YOU WILL WIN WHETHER YOU PLAY 1 LINE OR 100 LINES.So it does not matter how you buy your tickets.As you can see in the photos and videos, the winning combination was on the second line of the ticket not the 7 line.$2 quick pick would have done it.THEY PLAYED AT THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME.

                              He told you he could give you a 7 line ticket, you didn't have to buy one.

                              You've been preaching about buying only one ticket and now this.

                              You so crazy!White Bounce


                                                                           
                                                   
                                                                       

                               

                               

                               

                               

                                                                                                                                 

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