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Posted: April 23, 2005, 6:44 pm - IP Logged

What does it mean when you can't play a number on pick 4? I went to play the 0000 and the computer says it had sold the alotted amout of tickets for that number???? They count the number of plays on tickets???? Has any one else ever had that happen??? Man I'll be so down if 0000 falls tonight in Fl. 

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    Posted: April 23, 2005, 6:48 pm - IP Logged

    Whirlwind,

    I've heard this happens elsewhere also. It's when a popular combination (like 0000) hits a cirtain number of tickets, the lottery cuts it off, because otherwise it it does come in, the lottery will end up paying a lot more out in winning tickets than they take in.

    Remember, the states run the lottery to make money for themselves, not for the players.  If they don't make money, they will have no reason to continue to run the games.

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      Posted: April 23, 2005, 7:01 pm - IP Logged
      Quote: Originally posted by Badger on April 23, 2005



      Whirlwind,

      I've heard this happens elsewhere also. It's when a popular combination (like 0000) hits a cirtain number of tickets, the lottery cuts it off, because otherwise it it does come in, the lottery will end up paying a lot more out in winning tickets than they take in.

      Remember, the states run the lottery to make money for themselves, not for the players.  If they don't make money, they will have no reason to continue to run the games.





      Thank you Badger,

          I sure didn't think about that. It makes sence just sad I didn't play the numbers earlyer in the day. Next time I'll know.... Thank you again....


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        Posted: April 23, 2005, 7:05 pm - IP Logged

        Yes this is TRUE awhile back I tried to play 333 and 4444 it would not except my numbers for the same reason.They are allowed to bankrupt you but you are not allowed to bankrupt them.


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          Posted: April 23, 2005, 7:07 pm - IP Logged

          Make sure you play any such number combos very EARLY in the day so you can get yours in before the cut-off amount.

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            Posted: April 23, 2005, 7:19 pm - IP Logged
            Quote: Originally posted by Pick-4_Master on April 23, 2005


            Yes this is TRUE awhile back I tried to play 333 and 4444 it would not except my numbers for the same reason.They are allowed to bankrupt you but you are not allowed to bankrupt them.


            Great reply.... Thank you!!!! And I will play earlyer next time...... I just never dreamed that they did that, but now I know..... I wonder have many tickets it takes to cut a number off from being played?
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              Posted: April 23, 2005, 7:47 pm - IP Logged

              if you think tripples or quads are going to hit. Buy your tickets a day or two ahead of time. I know this might not be apealing to some but if you think they might win and that's your kind of pick then getting your tickets ahead of time is a lot better than saying i waited too long and the number sold out.

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                Posted: April 23, 2005, 7:52 pm - IP Logged
                Quote: Originally posted by four4me on April 23, 2005


                if you think tripples or quads are going to hit. Buy your tickets a day or two ahead of time. I know this might not be apealing to some but if you think they might win and that's your kind of pick then getting your tickets ahead of time is a lot better than saying i waited too long and the number sold out.


                Your right, my problem is that I have set numbers I play and just decided that I wanted to play the other numbers today but now I know and I will take your advice. I had never played tripples or quads on pick 4 befor so this was a learning thing.... lol....
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                  Posted: April 26, 2005, 10:58 am - IP Logged

                  If you check the GA Lottery Website and do some back history peeking. You will see that GA has paid out $9 MILLION because of a Cash 4 Quad. The Limit is set so that the payout does not exceed 50% of the estimated gross intake (or whatever preset payout percentage as dictated by your state lottery system). BTW, 9 Million is only 1,800 tickets. Not really that many in the overall scheme of things.

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                    Posted: April 26, 2005, 2:28 pm - IP Logged

                    I went to play 1902 two taday in a row in fla. and they had close that number /It was only 11am --go figure

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                      Posted: April 26, 2005, 3:48 pm - IP Logged

                      GA has a liability limit of 8 million on the CASH 4 and 18 million on the Cash 3

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                        Posted: April 26, 2005, 10:57 pm - IP Logged

                        If I like a number and I play it all the time I play it for the week. Then You have make sure you have it in so give it a try.