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Sons win lottery after listening to mom's advice

Ohio LotteryOhio Lottery: Sons win lottery after listening to mom's advice

By Todd Northrop

Two brothers who just hit the lotto jackpot have their mother to thank.

Jay Young and Christopher Saddler of Garfield Heights, Ohio, played the Ohio Lottery's Pick 5 last Friday, using the numbers their mother, Betty Burton, suggested. "Mom gave me the numbers to play, and I gave the numbers to Chris so we both decided to get a ticket," Young told Ohio lottery officials.

As usual, mother knew best. Each brother won $25,000 — that's $17,750 after taxes.

Ohio Lottery officials said that Young and Saddler often rent and flip properties and plan on using most of the money for a new investment. Still, the brothers were adamant that they will be using some of their newfound fortune to treat their mom, too. They haven't decided yet what gift would be appropriate to thank Burton for the winning picks.

Young says he may even consult his mom before playing Wednesday's $301 million Powerball drawing. "I play periodically, and I pick the numbers or I get them from my mother," Young said. "She's the lucky charm."

Ohio's Pick 5 game is a five-digit numbers game that lottery players sometimes refer to as "Quinto", differentiating it from pick-5 lotto jackpot games.  It is played like the Pick 3 and Pick 4 numbers games, except with five digits.

(Ohio does also have a pick-5 lotto jackpot game called "Rolling Cash 5".)

In Pick 5, players can choose up to five numbers, each from 0-9, and they also select the amount they want to wager (either $0.50 or $1.00) and the type of match they would need to win.  To win $25,000 in Pick 5, like the brothers did, a player would wager $0.50 on a straight bet, meaning all five numbers on their ticket would have to match all the numbers drawn, in the exact order they were drawn.  Had the brothers wagered $1.00, their payout would have been $50,000 each — the highest payout offered in the game.

Pick 5 drawings results, as well as those from all of the other Ohio Lottery games, are published on Lottery Post's Ohio Lottery Results page soon after each drawing.  All the possible ways to win the game, as well as the prize payout amounts, can be viewed by clicking the Payouts link located next to the winning numbers.

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Pick3 Analyst
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Posted: September 30, 2015, 10:15 am - IP Logged

Now that's a winning team combination!!!


    CDanaT's avatar - tiger avatar_04_hd_pictures_169016.jpg
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    Posted: September 30, 2015, 10:28 am - IP Logged

    Great job Betty !!! You have 2 boys that listen to you and and your words(in this case numbers) of wisdom.
    Moms do have have that intuition that is unmatched(imho)......Enjoy

    Stay Positive, Believe and good things will come your way

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      Posted: September 30, 2015, 10:34 am - IP Logged

      Congrats to the winners,any hunch you may have,any numbers combinations,birthdays,whatever.

      Just play your numbers they may come up.The luck of the draw.Powerball tonight,good luck to my

      lotto post peeps.N it to win it.

        RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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        Posted: September 30, 2015, 11:22 am - IP Logged

        Mama probably got some numbers suggestions for tonight PB drawing too, maybe we'll see that team picture again.

         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                     Evil Looking       

          HoLeeKau's avatar - YheaShea
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          Posted: September 30, 2015, 11:58 am - IP Logged

          Yeah!  Now Mom can spend their inheritance without guilt.  Jester

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            Posted: September 30, 2015, 12:42 pm - IP Logged

            You did good, guys.  Wish I could get my daughter to play but she refuses.

              plumsage's avatar - rinard

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              Posted: September 30, 2015, 2:16 pm - IP Logged

              Congrats to the brothers!  Hey a win is a win!!!

              Happy healthy wealthy and wise.

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                Posted: September 30, 2015, 3:29 pm - IP Logged

                I'm more impressed with what they do for a living: Flipping and renting houses. A very noble and positive endevour. Congratulations brothers!

                house flipping

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                  Posted: September 30, 2015, 3:38 pm - IP Logged

                  Noble!!! Patriotic!!!


                  house flipping

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                    Posted: September 30, 2015, 3:48 pm - IP Logged

                    Noble!!! Patriotic!!!


                    house flipping

                    if they are doing these kinda flips they are probably making as much as they just won on each flip. 

                      sully16's avatar - sharan
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                      Posted: September 30, 2015, 10:22 pm - IP Logged

                      Congrats Guys, and you do beautiful work.Cheers

                       HyperBe Happy.

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                        Posted: September 30, 2015, 10:44 pm - IP Logged

                        WTG @ Moms, and for the son's listening, lmaooooooooooooooo.Party

                        I wish mine would, lmaooooooooooooo.

                        The Struggle is real!

                          HaveABall's avatar - rocket

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                          Posted: September 30, 2015, 10:53 pm - IP Logged

                          Aw, another faith-filled, lovely story from www.lotterypost.com Lurking

                          Having several millions of dollars in my financial accounts means receiving several valuable services each day!


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                            Posted: October 1, 2015, 10:30 am - IP Logged

                             WTG young men Hurray! Momma does know best Wink

                            I Love Pink & Green 1908