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

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RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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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.

Players who play the same combinations several times aren't trying to change their odds but their payout amounts

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

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    I love this story. Congrats.

    Sometimes I do the same thing with NY Take 5.

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      Congrats Bonnie.

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        I love this story. Congrats.

        Sometimes I do the same thing with NY Take 5.

        hummm.... maybe I try this with Bonus Match 5 tonight??????

        Unlike NY Take 5, BM5 will pay out multiple jackpots @ 50k up to $600k.  So if I played 12 times it would max out the payout. 

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          hummm.... maybe I try this with Bonus Match 5 tonight??????

          Unlike NY Take 5, BM5 will pay out multiple jackpots @ 50k up to $600k.  So if I played 12 times it would max out the payout. 

          I was in MD a couple of weeks ago playing Bonus Match 5.

          I like that you get a discount the more you buy.

          I like that they don't do that split the jackpot stuff.

          Invictus maneo

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            That's awesome!  Good for her!  When I have a feeling about certain numbers, I buy multiples of the same numbers too.  So far I haven't hit anything big, but it's fun to imagine!

            yep. i did this today and got it big again as few times this year. I will add on/multiple plays $ on only main key #s at times.

            (When i can afford it ) even with Cash 5 here in NC. So since i am way UP this year$ i will continue. 1 of my cousins in Texas won 4 out of five so many times over the years. She would do it too.(Adding it multiple x same numbers) But never had yet all five.

            Only one main key #s though. She is so happy i bet. Congratulations.Smiley

            13G's!+ total (2019)& P4 total >>> 22,000!(So Far in 2020!) Time 2 break the bank, baby...Banana

             

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              Players who play the same combinations several times aren't trying to change their odds but their payout amounts

              Pick-3 players betting a straight/box ticket are playing the same combination multiple times and some probably never thought about it. As for odds of winning compared to payoff odds, it depends on who you talk with. If I play two $1 straight tickets on any three digit number, the odds against are 999 to 1 and the payoff is $998. After that every extra $1 straight win is $499 while the 999 to 1 never change.

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                Pick-3 players betting a straight/box ticket are playing the same combination multiple times and some probably never thought about it. As for odds of winning compared to payoff odds, it depends on who you talk with. If I play two $1 straight tickets on any three digit number, the odds against are 999 to 1 and the payoff is $998. After that every extra $1 straight win is $499 while the 999 to 1 never change.

                In KY there are 24 winning combinations with pick 4.     Straight pays $5K, and box I believe is $2500.  Pick 3 straight $600.  It is very confusing to me to read about it and how they configure everything, another reason I don't play them.   Never forget driving home from PICU years ago the tag is front of me was 018--first three of my SSAN.  Told myself to play and didn't and came in.  About 8 years ago and friend called and said to play 911 for mid-day, didn't and of course it came in.

                 

                Let's go for the gusto with the big ones...i.e. Mega Millions and Powerball then!

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                  In KY there are 24 winning combinations with pick 4.     Straight pays $5K, and box I believe is $2500.  Pick 3 straight $600.  It is very confusing to me to read about it and how they configure everything, another reason I don't play them.   Never forget driving home from PICU years ago the tag is front of me was 018--first three of my SSAN.  Told myself to play and didn't and came in.  About 8 years ago and friend called and said to play 911 for mid-day, didn't and of course it came in.

                   

                  Let's go for the gusto with the big ones...i.e. Mega Millions and Powerball then!

                  "It is very confusing to me to read about it and how they configure everything, another reason I don't play them."

                  When I first started playing pick-3 games I could never understand the logic of making a box bet unless you're playing three unordered digits. If I'm betting 0 will be in the first digit position, 1 in the second, and 8 in the third position, I'm betting $1 if 018 is drawn, I'll get 1/6 of $500. This box bet has six ways to win, but only one of the ways is the straight bet.

                  Another problem with box bets is players get less than 1/6 or 1/3 of the straight bet and in some states it's $80 or $160 compared to $83 and $166 in others. At least the KY Lottery uses the traditional "numbers" payoff of $600 for a straight so their box payoffs are exactly what they should be.

                  The point I was making is pick-3 straight/box players are making multiple bets on the same straight numbers but not in the same ball park with multiple bets wager where each ticket can be a $100,000 payoff.

                  The $1 pick-4 box payoffs are also determined by the number of ways the 4 digits in the straight make. If there are four different digits there are 24 ways (1234) and 12 ways when two digits are used with another digit used twice (1123). The dollar box payoffs are $200 or $400. A 6 way box (1122) pays and a 4 way box (1112) payoff is $1200. 

                  Not many jackpot game players think in terms of multiple bets on the same combo even in games with fixed jackpots and really no reason on MM and PB unless they think there will be multiple winnings.

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                    there is a guaranteer limit. if someone post a cash 5 . if the bet on it is  over the guaranteer limit. The machine might automatically not pick it