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Florida woman wins two $2 million Mega Millions prizes in one night

Oct 2, 2021, 5:34 pm

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Lucky lottery player is seeing double after both tickets hit with Megaplier

By Kate Northrop

BOCA RATON, Fla. — There's one lucky woman in Florida whose bet is paying off two times over — technically four times — when she bought two matching Mega Millions tickets, both with the Megaplier option.

Susan Fitton, 64, of Boca Raton, was elated after her bet paid off handsomely, instantly turning her into a multi-millionaire. Following the Mega Millions drawing on Tues., Sept. 14, 2021, she became $4 million richer after winning $2 million on two matching tickets with the multiplier add-on.

Not only that, but she paid less than $20 for those tickets. Both of her two tickets contained three plays each, with the Megaplier add-on bumping up the cost of one play to $3. In total, she spent $18.

The winner beat the 1 in 12,607,306 odds of matching all five white balls but missing the Mega Ball. The winning numbers on Sept. 14 were 4, 13, 19, 63, and 64 with Mega Ball 16. The Megaplier was 2.

Fitton bought her winning tickets at Prip Mart on West Camino Real in Boca Raton. For selling the two tickets worth $2 million each, the retailer will receive a $10,000 bonus commission.

The next Mega Millions drawing takes place on Tues., Oct. 5 at 11:00 pm EST. The jackpot is currently set at $45 million. Each play costs $2.

The Powerball jackpot is currently at an estimated $635 million after a $15 million increase from $620 million as a result of high ticket sales. The drawing for the 10th-largest jackpot in the United States is scheduled for tonight, Oct. 2. Tickets cost $2 each.  The winning numbers will be published at USA Mega just after 11:00 pm Eastern Time (8:00 pm Pacific).

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Simpsonville
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I always buy the Megaplier or Powerplay options for their respective lotteries.

KLC had a promotion in which you get a free PB ticket without Powerplay...but folks have won on free tickets before...just saying!  (Drawing tonight.)

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    Not unheard of.  I remember back in the day someone in Michigan buying 5 MM tix and getting 5* $250,000 second prizes.

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      Way to Go!! God was on your side!!!

      Prayers for PeaceBlue Angel

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        I don't see why anyone hasn't bought 100,000 identical tickets to get 100,000 5+0 hitters.  You'd end up winning $100 billion dollars before taxes.  It would be way too easy for someone to do this.

        I am the Prince of Thieves!!!

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          I don't see why anyone hasn't bought 100,000 identical tickets to get 100,000 5+0 hitters.  You'd end up winning $100 billion dollars before taxes.  It would be way too easy for someone to do this.

          Then You Do IT And show us how IT'S DONE!!! ;-))

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            Gallatin Tennesee
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            64 years old, she's still young enough to travel and enjoy her wealth. While setting some aside for family members if needed. Congratulations to her. She thought ahead, and ended up doubling her money. Smart move.

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              Gallatin Tennesee
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              Very strange fact: There has been over 55 Powerball drawings since April 10th. The PowerPlay number in all of those drawings has been either (2) or (3), except for 2 dates.....June 30th and Sept 4th....every other drawing including this Saturday night's has been 2 or 3. Amazingly we have had a 10 only once in 2021, that was back in February.

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                Simpsonville
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                I don't see why anyone hasn't bought 100,000 identical tickets to get 100,000 5+0 hitters.  You'd end up winning $100 billion dollars before taxes.  It would be way too easy for someone to do this.

                Oh that's a sure bet right there.   100K trash can liners. 

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                  Very strange fact: There has been over 55 Powerball drawings since April 10th. The PowerPlay number in all of those drawings has been either (2) or (3), except for 2 dates.....June 30th and Sept 4th....every other drawing including this Saturday night's has been 2 or 3. Amazingly we have had a 10 only once in 2021, that was back in February.

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                  That is very strange. I am going to check the date the powerplay was 10.

                  Check The Chop!!!

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                    That is very strange. I am going to check the date the powerplay was 10.

                    That date was February 20, 2021 and the winning numbers were 4-8-22-32-58 with powerball 4. I wonder who were the winners for that drawing. Congrats to the winners as always.

                    Check The Chop!!!

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                      I don't see why anyone hasn't bought 100,000 identical tickets to get 100,000 5+0 hitters.  You'd end up winning $100 billion dollars before taxes.  It would be way too easy for someone to do this.

                      There aren't enough states to do that.  IIRC, each state has a cap on how much they pay out per draw.  Once the number of winning tickets hits the cap, the prize becomes parimutuel and all tickets share the pot.

                      So even if someone travelled the US and bought the maximum tickets in each state that the particular lottery is in, it wouldn't even be close to a single billion.  Don't get me wrong, it would be well worth paying for plane tickets to go get tickets in every state to buy tickets, then back to each state to cash them, if there was some weird quirk or rule that you couldn't just play the numbers you knew were going to win, and get separate lines for each of the "plus" numbers and win the jackpot.

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                        Good for her, congrats to the lucky lady, enjoy. Party

                        Happy Thanksgiving ! Turkey

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                          Very strange fact: There has been over 55 Powerball drawings since April 10th. The PowerPlay number in all of those drawings has been either (2) or (3), except for 2 dates.....June 30th and Sept 4th....every other drawing including this Saturday night's has been 2 or 3. Amazingly we have had a 10 only once in 2021, that was back in February.

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                          I Agree!  Just checked it and it's very odd indeed.

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                            This might help to explain. Odds for powerplay...

                            x2 = 1 in 1.79

                            x3 = 1 in 3.31

                            x4 = 1 in 14.33

                            x5 = 1 in 21.5

                            x10 = 1 in 43 (only when the annuity grand prize is $150 million or less.

                            CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

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