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Six $1M Powerball tickets claimed by one Arizona winner

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Posted: May 10, 2012, 9:04 am - IP Logged

hmm... didnt realize AZ allow anonymous collections.  6 tickets... 2$ per ticket = 12$... if they had purchased 4 tickets w/ PP it still would have cost 12$ but they would have had 8M$ instead of 6M$. 

I get the 'why anonymous' but some more details would have been nice... like why they went 3X to the lottery hqtrs to collect instead of doing it all at once... that is kinda odd.

There are alot of little 'facts' and details that could be released without putting the winners face on the win...

... but as has been said... congrats!  well played!

"hmm... didnt realize AZ allow anonymous collections.  6 tickets... 2$ per ticket = 12$... if they had purchased 4 tickets w/ PP it still would have cost 12$ but they would have had 8M$ instead of 6M$."

Nice catch!

Didn't know that any state allow secondary prizes to be cashed anonymously and if he had a plan to collect multiple times, it wasn't thought out very well. Now that PB is a $2 ticket, using Powerplay doesn't double the price and all the secondary prizes are at the least doubled. In my state with Powerplay, matching 4 + 1 pays $40,000 so the same play would lose $100,000.

I guess if someone pointed out to me I should have won $2 million more betting the same amount, I'd want to remain anonymous too.

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    Weshar75, this sounds like a good plan. Do you buy with additional "Powerplay" and "Megaplier" option?

    Yes!  I always powerplay and megaplier my tickets.-weshar75

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      Posted: May 10, 2012, 1:15 pm - IP Logged

      1:5.1m makes no sense to play for $3 on 1 line if NY SweetMillion is 1:3.8m/$3 = 1.26m - $1m. Also, 2nd prize of $40k could be had with Take5 for $3-3lines.  Also, PB's 3rd prize remained $10k for $2 as before w/PP x2-x4.

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        Posted: May 10, 2012, 1:53 pm - IP Logged

        hmm... didnt realize AZ allow anonymous collections.  6 tickets... 2$ per ticket = 12$... if they had purchased 4 tickets w/ PP it still would have cost 12$ but they would have had 8M$ instead of 6M$. 

        I get the 'why anonymous' but some more details would have been nice... like why they went 3X to the lottery hqtrs to collect instead of doing it all at once... that is kinda odd.

        There are alot of little 'facts' and details that could be released without putting the winners face on the win...

        ... but as has been said... congrats!  well played!

        hmm... didnt realize AZ allow anonymous collections.  6 tickets... 2$ per ticket = 12$... if they had purchased 4 tickets w/ PP it still would have cost 12$ but they would have had 8M$ instead of 6M$. 

        I guess if he had hung up with a smart crowd like us winners at LP, he could have been $2M richer.

         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
           
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          Posted: May 10, 2012, 2:37 pm - IP Logged

          The winner wanted to cover more powerball #'s clearly. I would do the same. I'd rather spend 12 dollars and get six different powerball #'s then just 4. Think about it. Nobody really expects to match 5 anyways.

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            Posted: May 10, 2012, 3:58 pm - IP Logged

            The winner wanted to cover more powerball #'s clearly. I would do the same. I'd rather spend 12 dollars and get six different powerball #'s then just 4. Think about it. Nobody really expects to match 5 anyways.

                                                                                      I Agree!  And had he had the winning PB, he would have five $1M tickets to give to family members if he wanted to share without the worry of paying their taxes.

             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
               
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                                                                                        I Agree!  And had he had the winning PB, he would have five $1M tickets to give to family members if he wanted to share without the worry of paying their taxes.

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                Posted: May 10, 2012, 4:44 pm - IP Logged

                Yes!  I always powerplay and megaplier my tickets.-weshar75

                I wonder if this was the first time multiple second tier prizes were won in a major lottery game?

                This lucky individual had a 1 in 6 chance of hitting the PB once he matched the first 5 numbers...would have been nice had he hit the jackpot and had 5 second place prizes to give away.

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                  Posted: May 10, 2012, 8:27 pm - IP Logged

                  I wonder if this was the first time multiple second tier prizes were won in a major lottery game?

                  This lucky individual had a 1 in 6 chance of hitting the PB once he matched the first 5 numbers...would have been nice had he hit the jackpot and had 5 second place prizes to give away.

                  It was done recently in WVA too, but they had 7 tickets with Powerplay. Buying the same combination multiple times is probably done more than we think, but we'll only hear about the big winners. Matching the bonus number 100 times wouldn't make the news.

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                    Posted: May 10, 2012, 8:34 pm - IP Logged

                    The winner wanted to cover more powerball #'s clearly. I would do the same. I'd rather spend 12 dollars and get six different powerball #'s then just 4. Think about it. Nobody really expects to match 5 anyways.

                    With millions of PB and MM players and the number of yearly jackpots won, how can anyone expect to win either game once?

                    I'm sticking to my story; the reason the guy wanted to be anonymous is because all six tickets had the same five numbers and the same bonus number.

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                      I wonder if this was the first time multiple second tier prizes were won in a major lottery game?

                      This lucky individual had a 1 in 6 chance of hitting the PB once he matched the first 5 numbers...would have been nice had he hit the jackpot and had 5 second place prizes to give away.

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                        Posted: May 11, 2012, 12:06 pm - IP Logged

                        The winner wanted to cover more powerball #'s clearly. I would do the same. I'd rather spend 12 dollars and get six different powerball #'s then just 4. Think about it. Nobody really expects to match 5 anyways.

                        Fascinating... I had simply thought that the winner had purchased the same ticket multiple times not changing the PB number.

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                          Posted: May 11, 2012, 4:46 pm - IP Logged

                          That close to the border, I'd stay anonymous too. Surrender

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                            Posted: May 11, 2012, 6:57 pm - IP Logged

                            That close to the border, I'd stay anonymous too. Surrender

                            Why don't you read back and figure out what someone is talking about before trying in be a smart azz and end up looking like a dumb azz.

                            Another member mentioned, "why spend $12.00 on 6 tickets(6 million)vs $12.00 on 4 tickets w/power play(8 million)?"

                            Whomever won clearly wanted to cover more power ball #'s so they have a better chance at winning the jackpot. Had he really believed he had the winning first 5 numbers.. Then yeah he would of bought all the powerball numbers.

                            But nobody is that confident and nobody wants to spend all that money on one set of numbers. Obviously.

                            Making dreams on a 1-175 million chance...

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                              Posted: May 11, 2012, 6:59 pm - IP Logged

                              ^^^^^ oops I quoted the wrong guy. I ment to quote "maximumfun" lol...

                              Now who's the dumb azz? Hahaha

                              Making dreams on a 1-175 million chance...

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