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"666" is hot with Maryland Lottery players
Yesterday's date inspired a popular Pick 3 lottery combination: 666. But not for long. The Maryland State Lottery stopped selling midday and evening Pick 3 tickets with that combination late yesterday morning, according to Buddy W. Roogow, the lottery's director. The agency cuts off play when the state's liability on a payout reaches $7 million. Other sold-out combinations? 066, 660, 6666, 6606, 6066 for the evening drawings. All were variations of June 6, 2006 - a date that represen ...
Jun 7, 2006, 8:42 am - Lottery News forum

Kentucky Lottery's "666" numbers sell out
The number sequence 6-6-6 is seldom associated with luck, but Kentucky lottery players appear optimistic. Thousands of hopeful players quickly snatched up the 10,000 available Pick 3 tickets with the numbers 6-6-6 for today's midday drawing at 1:20 p.m., lottery spokesman Chip Polston said. The 10,000 available tickets for the 11 p.m. drawing were expected to be sold by early afternoon. Pick 4 tickets with the numbers 6-6-0-6 as many as 800 can be sold for both the midday and evening dra ...
Jun 6, 2006, 6:02 pm - Lottery News forum

S.C. Lottery Stops Selling Number "666"
The South Carolina Educational Lottery has stopped selling tickets Tuesday with combiations with 666 in it. That means no more 6-6-6, 6-6-0-6, and 6-6-6-6. Tuesday is of course June 6, 2006 or 06/06/06, if you're so inclined. And apparently, a lot of people are. Lottery officials say they've reached their liability on selling the above numbers, meaning they wouldn't be able to pay out all the winners if those numbers should be drawn. The lottery says they have a $3.5 million cap on P ...
Jun 6, 2006, 5:59 pm - Lottery News forum

Pick 4 lottery player wins $500,000
A Silver Spring, Maryland, man won $500,000 in Wednesday evening's Maryland Pick 4 drawing playing twenty tickets. This is the second big win for him. In 1997, he won $250,000 playing Pick 4. I told the Lottery official back then that I would be back and here I am, he said. The winner also hit midday that same day for $3000. The office manager of a contracting company was home sick on Wednesday and called the store to put in his evening numbers. The retailer told him he hit midda ...
Apr 17, 2006, 4:05 pm - Lottery News forum

Lottery fever is alive and well in New Jersey
They call themselves the Coolers, based on the 2003 Las Vegas thriller The Cooler, starring William Macy. He plays a character who is hired in old-school casinos to subdue high rollers' action, until he falls in love. Unlike the movie, this group has not encountered Lady Luck and has yet to pinpoint its cooler. But that doesn't stop them from continuing their 15-year tradition of Thursday lottery lunches. It's no coincidence that Thursday just happens to be when the Pick 6 is drawn. ...
Apr 9, 2006, 10:39 am - Lottery News forum

S.C. Lottery suspends sales due to computer glitch
South Carolina Lottery officials suspended sales of the Pick 3 and Pick 4 games Thursday after there was a problem upgrading software.It was not clear when sales or cashing in of winning tickets would resume, South Carolina Education Lottery spokeswoman Tara Robertson said. It's an accounting issue on both parts, in cashing in and on what the retailer owes the lottery on their invoice, she said. If you were to come in and cash a ticket and it was for $1, it may say that it's for $2 or vice ver ...
Nov 18, 2005, 9:45 am - Lottery News forum

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