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Virginia woman wins Cash 5 lottery top prize 12 times for total of $1.2 million

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Posted: July 4, 2017, 2:50 pm - IP Logged

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I don't know. I'm not lucky, ever.  All I can do is try again, and again.

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    Posted: July 4, 2017, 4:19 pm - IP Logged

    Wow! The odds of this must be astronomical! She should sell her system for picking her numbers

    The odds against matching five numbers is 278,256 to 1 and exactly the same for players buying 25 cent tickets or multiple $1 tickets. Her system was to play birthday numbers.

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      The odds against matching five numbers is 278,256 to 1 and exactly the same for players buying 25 cent tickets or multiple $1 tickets. Her system was to play birthday numbers.

      Before Rolling Cash5, Ohio had a similar game called Buckeye5 with a jackpot cap of $1M so buying more 10 tickets with the same combination was a waste of money if you matched all five winning numbers.  Just before the game ended a guy did that with 13 tickets and was expecting to collect $1.3M, he not only didn't get $1.3M but had to share $1M with another winning ticket.  Disapprove

       * you don't need to buy every combination, just the winning ones * 

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        Posted: July 4, 2017, 8:17 pm - IP Logged

        i tried to win cash 5 few months ago. i had all the numbers. i went to put my money in the machine. the machine took my money and went out of order. i didnot make to another store in time and the drawing happen. i had to take a picture of my money in the machine. the store owner gave me a refund, but i miss another chance of me winning cash 5

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          i tried to win cash 5 few months ago. i had all the numbers. i went to put my money in the machine. the machine took my money and went out of order. i didnot make to another store in time and the drawing happen. i had to take a picture of my money in the machine. the store owner gave me a refund, but i miss another chance of me winning cash 5

          Should have posted your picks on the prediction board, at least you would have some creditable bragging rights. Wink

           * you don't need to buy every combination, just the winning ones * 

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            Posted: July 4, 2017, 8:52 pm - IP Logged

            I-believe-she-has-a-system...She's-doing-the-"surprise"-bit-to-convince-others-that-there-is-no-system...C'mon..12-times?

            She bought 12 tickets for one day with the same bday numbers, she didn't win 12 different times Wink

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              Posted: July 5, 2017, 7:48 pm - IP Logged

              Just read the legal rules of this game.  Says it is computer generated, a euphemism ((IMO) for an RNG game.

              Also stated the liability for each draw is $2 million.    Don't know how she beat the computer but so glad someone finally did.

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                Posted: July 6, 2017, 6:38 am - IP Logged

                Congratulations Party

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                  Posted: July 6, 2017, 7:04 am - IP Logged

                  WOW, played the same set of numbers 12 times?  Thats ALOT! 

                  I can see replaying the same numbers 2, 3 or even 5 times - but 12!! 

                  Congrats on the GREAT hit

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                    Posted: July 6, 2017, 11:55 am - IP Logged

                    Before Rolling Cash5, Ohio had a similar game called Buckeye5 with a jackpot cap of $1M so buying more 10 tickets with the same combination was a waste of money if you matched all five winning numbers.  Just before the game ended a guy did that with 13 tickets and was expecting to collect $1.3M, he not only didn't get $1.3M but had to share $1M with another winning ticket.  Disapprove

                    Yep and there was another guy in Ohio who played the four digit number on his motorcycle shipping grate, hit it in the box, got 200 more straight tickets for the next drawings and won $1 million. There were lots of stories on LP about people playing the same PB and MM numbers multiple times and winning too.  While it's not the same as hitting a jackpot game with multiple tickets, I always play the same pick-3 number straight multiple times.

                    I surprised so many LP members don't know some people play the same jackpot game numbers multiple times.

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                      Posted: July 6, 2017, 12:03 pm - IP Logged

                      Just read the legal rules of this game.  Says it is computer generated, a euphemism ((IMO) for an RNG game.

                      Also stated the liability for each draw is $2 million.    Don't know how she beat the computer but so glad someone finally did.

                      RNG is the abbreviation for "random number generator" so ball drawings are RNG and calling it "computer generated" is just distinguishing between the two. She simply played the same five numbers multiple times and got lucky and won.

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                        Posted: July 6, 2017, 12:30 pm - IP Logged

                        WOW, played the same set of numbers 12 times?  Thats ALOT! 

                        I can see replaying the same numbers 2, 3 or even 5 times - but 12!! 

                        Congrats on the GREAT hit

                        Some players rather than choosing to play games with million dollars jackpots, choose a game they think they can win and buy enough tickets to win a million dollars when they win.   Although I've never done the math, I suspect the odds of winning a million dollars are the same either way.

                         * you don't need to buy every combination, just the winning ones * 

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                          Posted: July 6, 2017, 1:24 pm - IP Logged

                          Some players rather than choosing to play games with million dollars jackpots, choose a game they think they can win and buy enough tickets to win a million dollars when they win.   Although I've never done the math, I suspect the odds of winning a million dollars are the same either way.

                          I don't do it very often, but once in a while I'll play the same numbers 5 times in All or Nothing. Cost is $10 for a shot at $1.25 million. Odds are 1 in 2,704,156.

                          That's the best odds for $10 for at least $1 million unless Texas 2 Step rolls that high, which is rare, and also always parimutuel.

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                            I-believe-she-has-a-system...She's-doing-the-"surprise"-bit-to-convince-others-that-there-is-no-system...C'mon..12-times?

                            The story said  she used family birthdays.....Smile

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                              Posted: July 6, 2017, 5:17 pm - IP Logged

                              Some players rather than choosing to play games with million dollars jackpots, choose a game they think they can win and buy enough tickets to win a million dollars when they win.   Although I've never done the math, I suspect the odds of winning a million dollars are the same either way.

                              If the odds against matching all five numbers are 1 in 278,256, those odds don't change regardless of how much is bet on those five numbers. The Virginia Cash 5 games allows 25 cent bets to win $25,000 and not bad for systems or wheel players.