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Florida man wins multimillion lottery jackpot for 2nd time

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Posted: October 31, 2013, 4:43 pm - IP Logged

No, I'm aware in the article it mentions that -- I wrote the article.

I'm saying that nobody mentioned it so far in the comments.  Seems to me to be one of the most important points in the story.

"Seems to me to obe one of the most important points in the story."

I Agree!, but apparently this group of LP members would rather talk about the winner's age, how he's going to collect the winnings, and people over 65 winning lottery games in general.

Bozeman picked his number for the first win, changed to another set of numbers for the second win, and changed again hoping for a three peat.

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    Posted: October 31, 2013, 5:25 pm - IP Logged

    Whenever I see the player win with self picked numbers I think of two things. Either he is a system player or he plays same numbers over and over.  Its good that self picks win. It offers something to our doubtful souls which witness qp after qp after qp win the jp.

    That money's gone fo ever

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      Posted: October 31, 2013, 5:28 pm - IP Logged

      Some people just have all the luck on lotto.  I need some of his luck for mega millions and powerball.-weshar75

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        Posted: October 31, 2013, 6:30 pm - IP Logged

        Some people just have all the luck on lotto.  I need some of his luck for mega millions and powerball.-weshar75

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        Any jackpot will do weshar- even if its just a few million.

        With so many people playing, having only one winner from time to time should give one pause as to the incredible odds we face in bringing that baby home.

        Like l said- any jackpot will do.

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          Posted: October 31, 2013, 7:08 pm - IP Logged

          Legitimate question.
          When was the last time you saw a 20 something claiming a jackpot? It would seem that the people winning are much older- consider another Floridian named  Gloria * 84 years old who won a boatload with a single ticket.
          Whatever the reason l congratulate this individual. As " OnlyMoney" puts it " 99.9 percent of folk will never win in their lifetime- this person has done it twice, what does that tell you?
          Anything is possible.

          * l think he took the annuity so he could leave the " rest" to family who do survive him- imho.

          Old people tend to win the jackpots because they've been playing longer. That's just the way it works.

          Sure, once in a while you get some young whippersnapper fresh out of college winning a JP, but that is the rare exception. Typically, the longer you play the larger your wins will become. When you first start out playing, you get small wins, then over time bigger, and bigger. And you hope you get shuffled up to the front for the big JP early before you croak. But alas, most people croak first.

          This guy is a winner! Thumbs Up

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            Posted: October 31, 2013, 8:45 pm - IP Logged

            Old people tend to win the jackpots because they've been playing longer. That's just the way it works.

            Sure, once in a while you get some young whippersnapper fresh out of college winning a JP, but that is the rare exception. Typically, the longer you play the larger your wins will become. When you first start out playing, you get small wins, then over time bigger, and bigger. And you hope you get shuffled up to the front for the big JP early before you croak. But alas, most people croak first.

            This guy is a winner! Thumbs Up

            Really JonD- They winning because they have been playing longer?
            I thought it was all about having the winning numbers..we are talking about the lottery and not Bingo...right?

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              Posted: October 31, 2013, 9:29 pm - IP Logged

              Old people tend to win the jackpots because they've been playing longer. That's just the way it works.

              Sure, once in a while you get some young whippersnapper fresh out of college winning a JP, but that is the rare exception. Typically, the longer you play the larger your wins will become. When you first start out playing, you get small wins, then over time bigger, and bigger. And you hope you get shuffled up to the front for the big JP early before you croak. But alas, most people croak first.

              This guy is a winner! Thumbs Up

              I seriously doubt the balls are going to think amongst themselves, "Wow, Betty has been playing 30 years and never won a jackpot. Let's roll her numbers." Smash

              Old people win more because old people play more. Look at your local lottery's demographics studies and you will see that older people play more than younger people. Also, from a population perspective, people 65 and older outnumber those 18-24.....so naturally more oldies will be available to play. There are many other reasons too- people approaching retirement and wanting early retirement, those already retired with low expenses, etc. Go to any casino and the old-to-young ratio is obvious (except after dark Big Smile). The first time I went, everyone on the entire floor was easily over 50. Young people are not as concerned with retirement (as they should be) and would rather spend money on beer and other distractions. Young people do buy a lot of tickets (especially if they're desperate), but it pales in comparison to the loyalty of the older players.

              If the chances of winning the jackpot are so slim, why play when the jackpot is so small? Your chances never change, but the potential payoff does.
              If a crystal ball showed you the future of the rest of your life, and in that future you will never win a jackpot, would you still play?

              2016: -48.28% (13 tickets) ||
              P&L % = Total Win($)/Total Wager($) - 1

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                Posted: October 31, 2013, 11:24 pm - IP Logged

                Nobody noted yet that he won by playing the same numbers every drawing.

                Thanks Todd.  This is a super cool story for that reason ... If he was playing only one row of self-picked numbers every drawing, it wasn't too expensive of an investment.  This man won the same on-line game, TWICE, within ONE year!  Both times, at the SAME VENDOR, choosing his numbers each win ... I wonder if he was momentarily given a 'lotto tilted clairvoyance', or if he has some VERY strong thinker fans nearby him, or what!  WOW!!!  Maybe the annuity with this smaller jackpot is a game/challenge to himself to continue living happily so that he receives EVERY lottery payment!

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                  Posted: November 1, 2013, 3:31 am - IP Logged

                  Congrats to Mr. Bozeman. Winning the lottery one is usually a once in a lifetime event. But to win it twice (although not unheard of is a extremely rare event) I would be happy to win it just once but it if it happened to me this would be my theme song....

                           "World Series attiude, champagne bottle life, Nothing every changes so tonight is like tommorrow night. I will       a model wife, Your b-tch is as hot as ice, Every time you see me I look like I hit the lotto TWICE!"

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                    Posted: November 1, 2013, 5:54 am - IP Logged

                    I seriously doubt the balls are going to think amongst themselves, "Wow, Betty has been playing 30 years and never won a jackpot. Let's roll her numbers." Smash

                    Old people win more because old people play more. Look at your local lottery's demographics studies and you will see that older people play more than younger people. Also, from a population perspective, people 65 and older outnumber those 18-24.....so naturally more oldies will be available to play. There are many other reasons too- people approaching retirement and wanting early retirement, those already retired with low expenses, etc. Go to any casino and the old-to-young ratio is obvious (except after dark Big Smile). The first time I went, everyone on the entire floor was easily over 50. Young people are not as concerned with retirement (as they should be) and would rather spend money on beer and other distractions. Young people do buy a lot of tickets (especially if they're desperate), but it pales in comparison to the loyalty of the older players.

                    Of course the balls don't care how long someone's been playing, don't be stupid. Bash

                    Each draw is independent, and nobody is ever "due" for a win, that's the fallacy of the maturity of chances. But old people have been playing longer, so their total lifetime expenditure is greater. And if you analyze past results, and look at total lifetime expenditure as it increases from $1, $100, $1000, $100,000 and compare that to the number of jackpots won, do you think it will be increasing, decreasing, or stay the same?

                    OK, that is your task. Now run along and do your assignment, and don't bother me again until you're done.

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                      Of course the balls don't care how long someone's been playing, don't be stupid. Bash

                      Each draw is independent, and nobody is ever "due" for a win, that's the fallacy of the maturity of chances. But old people have been playing longer, so their total lifetime expenditure is greater. And if you analyze past results, and look at total lifetime expenditure as it increases from $1, $100, $1000, $100,000 and compare that to the number of jackpots won, do you think it will be increasing, decreasing, or stay the same?

                      OK, that is your task. Now run along and do your assignment, and don't bother me again until you're done.

                      JonD you crack me up, so easy to ruffle your feathers.

                      Your original statement was worded as if time has anything to do with jackpot wins. It does not. The lottery has no memory of how much any player has spent or how long they have been playing. The problem with your assumption that old people have been playing longer is just that. It is an assumption. Not all old people have been playing for extended times. I know some middle aged people who have been playing longer than my grandmother and she is pretty old. The lottery wasn't introduced to my state until the early 90s. Not that long ago! So to pinpoint the cause of more elderly wins on the assumption that they have been playing longer just doesn't gel. Because draws are independent, time does not matter. What does matter is who participates in the draws. It's like the QP idea....if 70% (or whatever number) of tickets sold are quick picks then approximately 70% of the time a jackpot will be won by a QP. If 30% of lottery players are over the age of 50 then approximately 30% of the time a winner will be over the age of 50. Hence my argument that winner ages are based on population/player majority for those draws.

                      If the chances of winning the jackpot are so slim, why play when the jackpot is so small? Your chances never change, but the potential payoff does.
                      If a crystal ball showed you the future of the rest of your life, and in that future you will never win a jackpot, would you still play?

                      2016: -48.28% (13 tickets) ||
                      P&L % = Total Win($)/Total Wager($) - 1

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                        Posted: November 1, 2013, 8:49 am - IP Logged

                        Awesome story, Congrats to Mr. Bozeman.Cheers

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                          JonD you crack me up, so easy to ruffle your feathers.

                          Your original statement was worded as if time has anything to do with jackpot wins. It does not. The lottery has no memory of how much any player has spent or how long they have been playing. The problem with your assumption that old people have been playing longer is just that. It is an assumption. Not all old people have been playing for extended times. I know some middle aged people who have been playing longer than my grandmother and she is pretty old. The lottery wasn't introduced to my state until the early 90s. Not that long ago! So to pinpoint the cause of more elderly wins on the assumption that they have been playing longer just doesn't gel. Because draws are independent, time does not matter. What does matter is who participates in the draws. It's like the QP idea....if 70% (or whatever number) of tickets sold are quick picks then approximately 70% of the time a jackpot will be won by a QP. If 30% of lottery players are over the age of 50 then approximately 30% of the time a winner will be over the age of 50. Hence my argument that winner ages are based on population/player majority for those draws.

                          Aha! An admission! So your goal is to ruffle people's feathers and to be argumentative for argument's sake? I believe that. I get that about you LottoMetro, and see your snarky responses to other LP members all over the place.

                          As for the issue of winning, quantity is what matters. Time played is another measue of quantity on a different scale. The statistical results play out either way. Take your average person age 25 and the average person age 65, and see who has the most lifetime expenditure on the lottery.

                          Now finish your assignment.

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                            Posted: November 1, 2013, 9:34 am - IP Logged

                            Congratulations, Mr. Bozeman. 

                            At this point, he can probably afford to buy his namesake town in Montana.

                            I didn't see in the article whether he had also taken the annuity on the previous win.  I hope he took the cash value on the first one, unless he's planning to buy a whole lotta Geritol when he's 99.

                            Led Zep: "Wanna whole lotta Geritol..."

                            Isn't that how it goes?

                            He took the cash option last year for $7,242,678.


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                              Posted: November 1, 2013, 10:17 am - IP Logged

                              He should buy MM tickets for tonight and PB tickets for tomorrow night.  If he did, I bet he would win both drawings.