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New Mexico man claims 15 prizes in Mega Millions draw worth $60,000

Jul 17, 2014, 2:27 pm

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An Albuquerque, New Mexico, man won 15 prizes totaling $60,000 in one Mega Millions drawing.

Steven Traub claimed his prizes in person at New Mexico Lottery headquarters yesterday.

"This has made my day," Traub said.

Winner Played Ages as Lucky Numbers ... Again and Again

For the July 8 drawing, Traub purchased five plays on three tickets for a total of 15 plays.

On every play, Traub used the ages of his four youngest children and his wife — 14, 19, 25, 27 and 49 — as his white ball numbers.  To complete the plays, Traub selected one from each of the game's 15 yellow Mega Balls.

The winning numbers on July 8 were 14, 25, 27, 48, and 49, with Mega Ball number 9.

On 14 plays, Traub matched four white ball numbers to win 14 prizes of $500 each, totaling $7,000.  On one play, he matched four white ball numbers and the yellow Mega Ball to win $5,000.  Traub's winnings came to $12,000, but his good fortune didn't end there.

Megaplied

Traub added the game's Megaplier feature to each play.  The $1-per-play feature multiplies non-jackpot prizes between two and five times, depending on the multiplier drawn.  On July 8, the number 5 was drawn as the multiplier.

Traub's winnings went from $12,000 to $60,000.

'Disbelief'

The winner discovered his good fortune Tuesday night when he checked his tickets for prizes. 

"I sat in my car in disbelief," Traub said.

He said he plans to use his prizes to pay bills and travel.

Traub bought his lucky ticket at Pump N Save located at 3600 Wyoming Blvd. NE in Albuquerque.  Previously, the store has sold 28 large-prize winning lottery tickets paying between $600 and $200,000.

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Zimbabwe
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x5

Good Play.

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    Nikkicute's avatar - wi lotto3.jpg
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    Nice! Everybody was born on the right date to make them numbers hit.

    CongratsSmile Always Megaplier!!

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                                                                KEWL!!!!!

      "We make a living by what you get, You make a LIFE by what you give!"

                                                                     Sir Winston ChurchillSun Smiley

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        Alberta
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        Well Played>  Now that is how it's done!!!  A very focused mindset and numberset!

        Congradulations you deserve it, ENJOY SPENDING!

        I' Am Blessed And Highly Favored.  I Thank-You, Our Lord Jesus and YHWH!Sun Smiley


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          Way to go, Steven.

          Great "System!"

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            Kentucky
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            Way to go, Steven.

            Great "System!"

            It's called gambling and Steven simply bet $30 on five numbers. If there was a system it was using all 15 bonus numbers.

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              x5

              Good Play.

              Had his crazy strategy matched all five white balls, the NM Lottery would have had to cough up $75,000,000. I'm sure there is a hidden rule somewhere...there always is

              That money's gone fo ever

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                Very nice! Congrats to, Steven Traub. Smile

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                ThatScaryChick

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                  Very nice! Congrats to, Steven Traub. Smile

                  I agree- that's the thing with opportunity:This worked great here, but if someone else tried the same tactic, its likely that they come away empty handed.  Lightning struck just right this time. 

                    mediabrat's avatar - 18z0typ
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                    It's called gambling and Steven simply bet $30 on five numbers. If there was a system it was using all 15 bonus numbers.

                    You do realize that's Jimmy's point, right?  If you cut through all of his holier-than-thou BS, I'm pretty sure his underlying message is that "systems" and such are a colossal waste of time and $$$.

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                      It's called gambling and Steven simply bet $30 on five numbers. If there was a system it was using all 15 bonus numbers.

                      No system really, that's why Jimmy put the word "systems" in quotation marks.

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                        Had his strategy worked he would had won more than $75,000,000.  If the number 19 can out instead of 48 then 14 tickets would of had all five white balls for $70,000,000 and one ticket would of had five white balls and the mega ball for the jack pot. The jack pot was $25,000,000.... For a Grand total of $95,000,000.

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                          System or no system? Always play it with the megaplier. I cannot emphasize that enough.

                          Seek and ye shall find -Matt. 7:7 ...Ask and ye shall receive -John 16:24 ...Give and it shall be given unto you -Luke 6:38 ...Be careful what you ask for!!! -Mypiemaster 1:1

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                            Oh happy day!  I might try that strategy someday. I have no wife or kids yet hm.

                            ''He has achieved success who has worked well, laughed often, and loved much.''~Elbert Hubbart

                             

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