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Washington Lotto ticket generated with two identical quick picks

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Mitch Tracy beat the odds with a recent lottery ticket, but it didn't turn him into a millionaire.

Tracy purchased the $1 ticket at a lottery machine in Spokane, Wash., and opted to let the "Quick Pick" feature choose his numbers.

As he was walking away, he realized he'd been given the same numbers twice.

"You're supposed to get two lines for a buck, and both lines were the same numbers," Tracy said.

Officials say the odds of that happening are about one in 14 million, which is double the odds of winning the actual jackpot. (Based on Washington's Lotto ticket price of 2 plays for $1.)

The duplicate numbers — 9, 11, 13, 28, 30, and 49 — didn't end up winning Tracy the jackpot, however.  The actual winning numbers drawn on March 9 were 13, 15, 27, 28, 33, and 47.

What would you do if you received a quick pick ticket with duplicate numbers?  Would you demand a refund or keep it for good luck?

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Posted: April 1, 2019, 9:10 am - IP Logged

Question: How many Quick Picks had those Duplicate Numbers on Them?

Answer: All of Them! Thud

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    Posted: April 1, 2019, 9:47 am - IP Logged

    I would keep it for good luck. You never know! Lep

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      Posted: April 1, 2019, 9:55 am - IP Logged

      🤖sounds like a good luck charm to me 

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        Posted: April 1, 2019, 11:54 am - IP Logged

        Keep the ticket, then spend another dollar to get a 2nd one. Maybe that would be a repeat as well Cool

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          Posted: April 1, 2019, 12:26 pm - IP Logged

          I would keep the ticket and buy another like CD said. 

          I wonder how many double line tickets were printed that day.

          I always wanted to know..... if so many tickets were quick picks, how come a lot of them ended up having the same numbers.

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            Posted: April 1, 2019, 1:00 pm - IP Logged

            Check out this one I got many years ago.  The 2nd line was picked by me and the first line QP the EXACT same numbers. 

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              Posted: April 1, 2019, 1:28 pm - IP Logged

              Maybe a future winnerHippy

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                Posted: April 1, 2019, 5:09 pm - IP Logged

                Kentucky has a new game called Quick Bucks that's a 4/31 + 5 game. Because matching one of the five bonus numbers pays $2, they have a $5 "wheel" bet that gives players all five bonus numbers giving a $2 win guarantee. It's still a $3 loss, but for $3, players have five chances to win up to $50,000. 

                I purchased a "wheel" ticket the first time I played and each ticket had the same four numbers in the same order, but each with one of the five bonus numbers. Don't know if a wheel always produces the same five numbers in the same order, but when I play, I use a play slip.

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                  Posted: April 1, 2019, 5:21 pm - IP Logged

                  Kentucky has a new game called Quick Bucks that's a 4/31 + 5 game. Because matching one of the five bonus numbers pays $2, they have a $5 "wheel" bet that gives players all five bonus numbers giving a $2 win guarantee. It's still a $3 loss, but for $3, players have five chances to win up to $50,000. 

                  I purchased a "wheel" ticket the first time I played and each ticket had the same four numbers in the same order, but each with one of the five bonus numbers. Don't know if a wheel always produces the same five numbers in the same order, but when I play, I use a play slip.

                  Stack47...you already know and so does the KY lottery how I feel about this 'game'.  No plays from me.

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                    Posted: April 1, 2019, 5:54 pm - IP Logged

                    A few years ago I got identical quick picks for the Illinois Lucky Day Lotto. (5/39).......2 days apart.

                    Same store, same numbers, same time of day.............

                    Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any. So many systems, so many theories, so few jackpot winners. 

                    Lep

                    There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                      Posted: April 2, 2019, 11:18 am - IP Logged

                      And this is the reason that the so called RANDOM NUMBER GENERATOR is nothing more then B.S.! Bring back the balls and put the drawings back on T.V. for all to see that Washington State is not stealing from it's players! I've said this for the longest and it proves it's self every once in a while...

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                        Posted: April 2, 2019, 4:30 pm - IP Logged

                        And this is the reason that the so called RANDOM NUMBER GENERATOR is nothing more then B.S.! Bring back the balls and put the drawings back on T.V. for all to see that Washington State is not stealing from it's players! I've said this for the longest and it proves it's self every once in a while...

                        I think I know where you're coming from, but ball drawings have nothing to do with RNG numbers.  Grant it something went awry to have both sets of #'s the same.  I see that this lotto is RNG for the drawings and that is crappy.

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                          Posted: April 2, 2019, 9:35 pm - IP Logged

                          In theory*, this is exactly as likely as winning the jackpot. For the vast majority of players, it will never happen, but with enough people buying tickets, a few will beat the odds. Too bad there's no prize.

                           

                          *Assuming the numbers generated are truly random.

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                            Posted: April 3, 2019, 1:07 am - IP Logged

                            In theory*, this is exactly as likely as winning the jackpot. For the vast majority of players, it will never happen, but with enough people buying tickets, a few will beat the odds. Too bad there's no prize.

                             

                            *Assuming the numbers generated are truly random.

                            Exactly- It's like being a 16 year old teenage boy, asking your gorgeous neighbor's daughter out on a date, and her twin sister chipping in by saying " You'd have to take me along as well,we function as one." Do you refuse or take her up on it? Cool

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