N.C. woman wins lottery twice in one day
November 2, 2017
Because My EN not good and i don't know too
January 1, 2009
I don't find this at all surprising. I was looking at Florida's PDF report of top prize winners the other day when I saw that a Randy Johnson hit for $1000,000 on a $25 scratch off ticket. I read a little further and guess what? Randy Johnson also won $1,000,000 about three weeks earlier playing the same game, and bought the ticket at a store that's no more than three miles from the store where he bought the second one. I know that "Randy Johnson" is a fairly common name, but I can all but guarantee it's the same person based on the proximity. And I find that much harder to believe than someone hitting twice in one day.
As far as the comments claiming that the big winners always come from the better neighborhoods, I also did a little quick math and discovered that while Tampa Bay makes up about 15% of Florida's population, only 10% of the top scratch off prizes are won here. I think that it's due to the fact that while it's expensive to live here, it's not as wealthy as say, Miami (which gets the majority of the winners). So, where someone here might buy one $20 scratcher a day, plenty of people in the Miami/Dade area can buy five a day and never miss the money. If I'm correct, then it makes perfect sense that more big prizes go to the better areas, because they're getting far more losing tickets out of the way. Which -in my opinion- is why you should always buy your scratchers on weekends when people are spending more, and always get them from a store that does a good amount of lottery business.
October 16, 2008
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March 13, 2017
I think the real bias in the win isn't so much it was purchased in an upper middle class area, but that it was purchased near the lottery headquarters. I hear of too many stories in Pennsylvania about how there are big winners in or around Middletown (The state's headquarters). Dauphin County isn't relatively populated like Philly, Pittsburgh, or the Lehigh Valley, but they turn out numbers more often than average in both that county and Lancaster County's Lititz. To be honest, it makes me sick that is skewed to benefit the Harrisburg Beltway.
In regards to the fact it was purchased in an upper middle class area, the law of averages make sense. Richer people tend to have more money to burn on the more expensive instant games and buy 5 or 10 at a time, thus, there will be more orders of them being made at those retailers. High end tickets sold in lower income areas are generally not going to have frequent replenishments at those retailers. If someone does buy a high end ticket in that area, it will probably be at one, maybe two, at a time.
wow. thanks for sharing this about PA, Lotologist.
IMO all states, it should be a fair amount of BIG wins $$$ i'm talking about over
$10,000 several in each state/spread out across each per county.
But i guess not.smdh.
California to the South...to...NJ... $22,000 Won. Time to break the bank baby...$$$
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November 2, 2017
August 2, 2014
Statistician Ronald Wasserstein of the American Statistical Association is now correct. "It is very unlikely that an individual will win two large prizes on scratch-off tickets on the same day, however, it's very likely that it will happen to someone somewhere."
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