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Lucky 4's on St. Patrick's Day — Virginia Lottery's Pick 3 draws 4-4-4

Mar 18, 2021, 12:33 pm

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Players win over $4.4 million in one drawing and break the bank

By Kate Northrop

Virginia Lottery players struck a pot of gold on St. Patrick's Day when triple 4's were drawn in yesterday's Pick 3 daytime drawing.

Like finding a four-leaf clover, tons of players won top prizes of $500 with the combination 4-4-4 in the Lottery's Pick 3 game on Mar. 17 and "broke the bank," according to the Lottery.

While the Lottery generated less than $600,000 in ticket sales, winners managed to scoop up more than $4.4 million in prizes in just a single drawing.

Triple numbers in a "pick 3" draw-style game are some of the most commonly used combinations by lottery players, hence the larger number of winners and greater of amount of prizes awarded in that drawing.

Players who wagered $1 on the Exact Order combination for the St. Patrick's Day drawing took home a $500 top prize per ticket.

The odds of matching all three numbers in an Exact Order play are 1 in 1,000.

Pick 3 drawings are held every day at 1:59 pm and 11:00 pm. Players can wager $1 or $0.50 per ticket. Tickets are available at official Lottery retailers.

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Simpsonville
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Thoroughly enjoyable article...especially saying they only made $600K from the drawing.

Do they have a cut off for selling so many of the same numbers on tickets?   I noticed earlier Georgia had Quad 3's come in and paid out over $10 million.

On the lotto machine it used to let you manually or probably a playslip too, IDK, enter the #'s.   Then it would say 'Liability limit reached'.   IGT has upgraded that so if I were to try to play 444, the last digit is greyed out so you have to pick  another #.   Like I said this is entering them manually don't know what it says if a playslip is used.

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    austin,tx.
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    It's nice to see players win one for a changeSmash!

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      Often lotteries set the cut-off is set at $5M, so $4.4M payout means they didn't reach the cut-off.

      Georgia Lottery has a cut-off (per their FAQ) set at $18M of Cash 3 and $8M on Cash 4.

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        Simpsonville
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        Often lotteries set the cut-off is set at $5M, so $4.4M payout means they didn't reach the cut-off.

        Georgia Lottery has a cut-off (per their FAQ) set at $18M of Cash 3 and $8M on Cash 4.

        Thanks for the information; now will try to find out our cut-off in KY.

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          Congratulations to ALL winners!

          The Angelic Saint Patricks  Trollare watching over you

          with their magical wings !  Blue Angel  "444"

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            Players made over $4.4 million on 444 and the state sold 600,00 tickets it says.

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              Congrats to all the lucky players.Cool

              See Ya!

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                Simpsonville
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                Players made over $4.4 million on 444 and the state sold 600,00 tickets it says.

                Thank you for two things:   For not pointing me out in my error and #2 setting the story correct for me.

                I'm in the J & J vaccine trial and Tuesday got unblinded and the real thing given.   Yesterday still had severe brain fog (don't ask about Tuesday night!) so had misread the article big time.   Doing much better today.

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                  Wednesday March 24th Virginia Day Draw - 333

                  Day Drawing Details

                  Total Prizes Won: $4,452,825

                  Holy Cow!!!

                  Thud

                  -p