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

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ekem6078's avatar - winter
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Posted: June 8, 2013, 11:43 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.

NO NO NO if DUDE won 300,000 then after taxes he didn't even break even.  He took a lost. Do the math.

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    Posted: June 8, 2013, 11:52 am - IP Logged

    Best thing to do to maximize winnings and minimize losses over a long period is to not play the $61 on the days your numbers don't come up, then put it all down on the days they do. 

     

    Easy! Hurray!

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      ekem6078's avatar - winter
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      Right, but it doesn't change the fact that all he spent on the day that he won is $61. 

      I know, but look at all the money that he has put into it to get 300.000.   He said hes been play everyday & paying 61.00 a day thats 578.890 for 26 years.  Now he only won 300.000, he's has lost 278.890.  HE DIDN'T WIN HE LOST MONEY.

        ekem6078's avatar - winter
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        Posted: June 8, 2013, 12:00 pm - IP Logged

        Congrats Mr. Hughes on getting some of your money back.

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          Posted: June 8, 2013, 12:05 pm - IP Logged

          I know, but look at all the money that he has put into it to get 300.000.   He said hes been play everyday & paying 61.00 a day thats 578.890 for 26 years.  Now he only won 300.000, he's has lost 278.890.  HE DIDN'T WIN HE LOST MONEY.

          And he has to pay taxes on the money he won so he's in the hole big time. He needs another big win to come out on top.

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

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            Posted: June 8, 2013, 12:37 pm - IP Logged

            Most people do this as a hobby, for fun...... When they hit big its just a bonus.

            I Agree! ... for some it's a hobby and the winning is nice surprise for doing something you enjoy.

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              Posted: June 8, 2013, 12:54 pm - IP Logged

              Good to hear stories like this, congrats!

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                Posted: June 8, 2013, 3:03 pm - IP Logged

                So one has to wonder what was his motivation to play one number for 26 years at $61 dollars day, because really he lost even though he won. This is the first time I've ever heard of a lottery story where the winner of several hundred thousand dollars is still in the hole after winning.

                Following the trends and patterns means following the money!Banana

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                  Posted: June 8, 2013, 3:19 pm - IP Logged

                  Best thing to do to maximize winnings and minimize losses over a long period is to not play the $61 on the days your numbers don't come up, then put it all down on the days they do. 

                   

                  Easy! Hurray!

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                    Posted: June 8, 2013, 3:58 pm - IP Logged

                    Congrats Mr. Hughes.  Keep in mind it is not 365 days that he plays, since West Va does not play on a Sunday.

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                      Posted: June 8, 2013, 4:24 pm - IP Logged

                      Grats, makes me wonder how many other people play crazy numbers. Maybe this will make people play 1234 more often.

                      2016 Won/Lost

                      EuroMillions / Spent: £22 / Won £0 / Total -£22

                      UK Lotto / Spent: £4 / Won: £0 / Total: -£4

                      2016 Total: -£24

                      Jan: -£22 Feb: £0 ~ Mar: £0 ~ April: £0 ~ May: £0 ~ June: £0 ~ July: £2

                       

                      EuroMillions = £2 Line / Played: x11 [old price] 

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                        Posted: June 8, 2013, 5:14 pm - 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!

                        It wouldn't make any sense for him to have played $60 every day on the same number and collect $50,000 on the first two wins. The $60 he spends every day might include scratch-offs and other games, If he played at least a $1 straight/box every day, add another $2800 to the total wins because the combination was drawn 28 other times in the 8224 drawing history.


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                          Posted: June 8, 2013, 5:26 pm - IP Logged

                          Best thing to do to maximize winnings and minimize losses over a long period is to not play the $61 on the days your numbers don't come up, then put it all down on the days they do. 

                           

                          Easy! Hurray!

                          It may not be as hard as you think...... Only people who play the same numbers all the time can understand the sensation felt when the numbers are about to hit...................

                          I will put it this way, It doesn't surprise me AT ALL that he sat with his co-workers and said "When the phone rings in the next couple minutes, it will be my wife telling me that I won tonight lottery drawing" 

                          A guy in AZ bought the same line 6 times and won $6 million. 

                          That's why CA has pari mutuel pay-out. $200. could set them back $100 million otherwise.


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                            Posted: June 8, 2013, 5:32 pm - 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!

                            Amazing.  You people will assume whatever it takes to make his record consistent with your beliefs.  The man said he played every day, AT LEAST $60 per day.

                            And Ronnie316 is the most incredulous of all.  I guess that if he had a "Drip" investing account that after 10 years of decline, showed a -90% (negative) ROI, he would be unfazed if the day after the stock tanked to pennies, he could report that, ON THAT DAY, it went up from 20 cents to 30 cents, for a gain of $100 on a "Drip" of only $10.  Poor guy.  Smile

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                              Posted: June 8, 2013, 5:38 pm - IP Logged

                              Amazing.  You people will assume whatever it takes to make his record consistent with your beliefs.  The man said he played every day, AT LEAST $60 per day.

                              And Ronnie316 is the most incredulous of all.  I guess that if he had a "Drip" investing account that after 10 years of decline, showed a -90% (negative) ROI, he would be unfazed if the day after the stock tanked to pennies, he could report that, ON THAT DAY, it went up from 20 cents to 30 cents, for a gain of $100 on a "Drip" of only $10.  Poor guy.  Smile

                              The "snake oil" guys love him!

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                              Thank you for adding "incredulous" to my list of accolades Jammy. I am truly honored.