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West Virginia man wins $300,000 in Pick 4 lottery

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RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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Posted: June 8, 2013, 10:34 am - IP Logged

In most states pick3 and pick4 can be played daily, with 365 days in a year, spending $60 a day mounts up to spending $21,900 a year.  If he has only been doing it for ten years, then he's ahead not accounting for taxes.

 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
   
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    cbr$'s avatar - maren
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    Posted: June 8, 2013, 10:46 am - IP Logged

    Congrat's to Mr Hughes on his win. Nice payday. I think he could do without family visiiting that he never knew.

      ameriken's avatar - 33ojew2
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      Posted: June 8, 2013, 10:49 am - IP Logged

       no telling how long he has been playing

      Really? No Telling? The article says the last time he hit was in 08................

      $60 a day for 5 years is $109,500.

      He states he played since the Pick 4 first started in WV. According to the WV lotto website, the Daily 4 goes back to Feb 1987.

      Just to give a little context, if he's truly been spending $61/day for the past 26 years, he's spent over $578,000 for his $400,000+ return he's won in the past 7. 

      Plus, now he's gotta give Uncle Sammy his unearned cut. Disapprove

      Give someone a fish and feed them for a day. Teach them to use the internet and they won't bother you for weeks. 

        sully16's avatar - sharan
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        Posted: June 8, 2013, 11:03 am - IP Logged

        Cool, congrats

        Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

        For a lead role in a cage?

         

                                                    From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"

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          Posted: June 8, 2013, 11:06 am - IP Logged

          He states he played since the Pick 4 first started in WV. According to the WV lotto website, the Daily 4 goes back to Feb 1987.

          Just to give a little context, if he's truly been spending $61/day for the past 26 years, he's spent over $578,000 for his $400,000+ return he's won in the past 7. 

          Plus, now he's gotta give Uncle Sammy his unearned cut. Disapprove

          I Agree! that's what you call when you have more money than you have centsLOL

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            Posted: June 8, 2013, 11:07 am - IP Logged

            First Washington State, 1 2 3 4 and now West Virginia.

            Two makes three so where next?

            Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

            Lep

            There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

              helpmewin's avatar - dandy
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              Posted: June 8, 2013, 11:08 am - IP Logged

              WTG! mr,hughesDance

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                Posted: June 8, 2013, 11:11 am - IP Logged

                I guess it's just the THRILL of winning

                i get excited when i win $15.00 not thinking about the $20.00 i spent Hurray!

                  helpmewin's avatar - dandy
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                  Posted: June 8, 2013, 11:14 am - IP Logged

                  First Washington State, 1 2 3 4 and now West Virginia.

                  Two makes three so where next?

                  are you going to get $60.00 worth


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                    Posted: June 8, 2013, 11:19 am - IP Logged

                     no telling how long he has been playing

                    Really? No Telling? The article says the last time he hit was in 08................

                    $60 a day for 5 years is $109,500.

                    The article also says Mr Hughs has been playing the Daily 4 since it started, which appears to be 1987 at the WVA website.  $60 a day for 26 years is $569,400.

                    The article says...

                    "I play the 1-2-3-4 every day and I buy at least 60 tickets each day," Hughes was quoted as stating in a West Virginia Lottery press release. "I have been playing the West Virginia Lottery's Daily 4 game since it started and I never miss a day. I don't think you will find a better return on investment for $61 bucks."

                    --Jimmy4164

                    Edit:  Oops - I see ameriken already pointed this out.


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                      Posted: June 8, 2013, 11:29 am - IP Logged

                      The article also says Mr Hughs has been playing the Daily 4 since it started, which appears to be 1987 at the WVA website.  $60 a day for 26 years is $569,400.

                      The article says...

                      "I play the 1-2-3-4 every day and I buy at least 60 tickets each day," Hughes was quoted as stating in a West Virginia Lottery press release. "I have been playing the West Virginia Lottery's Daily 4 game since it started and I never miss a day. I don't think you will find a better return on investment for $61 bucks."

                      --Jimmy4164

                      Edit:  Oops - I see ameriken already pointed this out.

                      Right, but it doesn't change the fact that all he spent on the day that he won is $61. 


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                        Posted: June 8, 2013, 11:31 am - IP Logged

                        $300k on a $61. investment cant be beaten. Its BETTER than you will ever do Jammy.

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                          Posted: June 8, 2013, 11:31 am - IP Logged

                          WV Daily 4 started 2/26/87, 9598 days until 6/6/13 draw, where he won 60x str $5000 + 1x str/box $2600 for total $302,600.

                          But analysis of the past amounts and his betting pattern suggests that for 3/14/06 and 1/12/08 draws he got 10x str $5000 + 1x str/box $2600 for total $52,600.

                          Playing 1-2-3-4 every day and 60 tickets each day conflicts with past amounts, so I would assume he was playing less in the past, $11 instead of $61.

                          Assuming $11 from 2/26/87 through 1/12/08, 7626 days at $11 equals $83,886. And then upping his play amount to $61 after the 2nd win from 1/13/08 thru 6/6/13, 1972 days at $61 equals $120,292.

                          Total spent: $204,178
                          Total won: $407,800

                          Not bad.
                          Congrats Larry!


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                            Posted: June 8, 2013, 11:33 am - IP Logged

                            WV Daily 4 started 2/26/87, 9598 days until 6/6/13 draw, where he won 60x str $5000 + 1x str/box $2600 for total $302,600.

                            But analysis of the past amounts and his betting pattern suggests that for 3/14/06 and 1/12/08 draws he got 10x str $5000 + 1x str/box $2600 for total $52,600.

                            Playing 1-2-3-4 every day and 60 tickets each day conflicts with past amounts, so I would assume he was playing less in the past, $11 instead of $61.

                            Assuming $11 from 2/26/87 through 1/12/08, 7626 days at $11 equals $83,886. And then upping his play amount to $61 after the 2nd win from 1/13/08 thru 6/6/13, 1972 days at $61 equals $120,292.

                            Total spent: $204,178
                            Total won: $407,800

                            Not bad.
                            Congrats Larry!

                            I Agree! That sounds BETTER.

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                              Posted: June 8, 2013, 11:35 am - IP Logged

                              There is no better investment for $61 dollars? On a bet that pays out 50% and after taxes your real rate of return is 35%.  This guy might be down $300000 betting this bet for as long as he has.

                              I Agree!  I think this dude lost more than he gained.No No    West Virigina lottery gained more than he did.