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I hit 4+0 in Mega Millions tonight!

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Posted: October 29, 2005, 8:42 am - IP Logged

Thanks!  It's always fun to post an image like that.  As Lotto Mike mentioned, I was able to do that once before earlier this year, with the same thing - one number away.

Did you buy both of the tickets at the same place? from the same machine?

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    Posted: October 29, 2005, 9:23 am - IP Logged

    I had something similar on nj Mega. I had 3 white balls and the bonus ball... and on the line right ABOVE IT, 1 white ball plus bonus. AND on a 2nd ticket, 2 white balls and bonus. AND on a THIRD, just bonus ball..  comes out to 165 dollars I think! NO KIDDING. I can post a GIF if you don't believe me. However they were not QP, they were selected using my "Blue" algorithm (for the 3+1) and my "Purple" algo (for the other matches).

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      Posted: October 29, 2005, 9:53 am - IP Logged

      Todd your hitting 4+0 as often as I hit 2+0, WTG......your time is coming! Just like the rumbles ofd avolcano before an eruption!!

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        Posted: October 29, 2005, 10:48 am - IP Logged

        I had something similar on nj Mega. I had 3 white balls and the bonus ball... and on the line right ABOVE IT, 1 white ball plus bonus. AND on a 2nd ticket, 2 white balls and bonus. AND on a THIRD, just bonus ball..  comes out to 165 dollars I think! NO KIDDING. I can post a GIF if you don't believe me. However they were not QP, they were selected using my "Blue" algorithm (for the 3+1) and my "Purple" algo (for the other matches).

        That's right, 3+1 gets $150, just like my 4+0.  Congrats!

        Anyone who is not sure about the payout structure should see the Ways To Win page at USA Mega:

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          Posted: October 29, 2005, 10:56 am - IP Logged

          wow, nice!

          5 + 1 soon to follow.

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            Posted: October 29, 2005, 11:10 am - IP Logged

            Congratulations Todd.  Still waiting to hit the $150 amount.

            How does the NJ lottery validate tickets.  I don't see a bar-code or anything of the sort of your ticket.  Do they just use numbers?  In Michigan they have barcodes and was just wondering how they do it over in the garden state.

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              Posted: October 29, 2005, 11:13 am - IP Logged

              The barcode is those four rows of short horizontal lines near the bottom of the ticket. CT has a similar system.


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                Posted: October 29, 2005, 11:18 am - IP Logged

                NY has ticket-validating machines that used to be available only at Quick Draw locations. Still not all NY retailers have one. You still have to have an agent put the ticket in the terminal.

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                  Posted: October 29, 2005, 6:06 pm - IP Logged

                  Sad CheersCheers Todd,keep it upHyper

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                    Posted: October 29, 2005, 6:49 pm - IP Logged

                    Congratulations for getting so close!!!  WTG!!!  That's success in anyone's book.   Hurray!

                    One of these days very soon you'll post your jackpot ticket .... all 5 + bonus on the money!!  Cool

                    Good luck to everyone!

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                      Posted: October 29, 2005, 7:17 pm - IP Logged

                      Hurray!NICE TODD.

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                        Posted: October 29, 2005, 7:45 pm - IP Logged

                        Great Job Todd now maybe it will be 5+1 for you soon.

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                          Posted: October 29, 2005, 9:54 pm - IP Logged

                          Thanks all for the congrats!  These 4+0 hits make me cautiously optimistic about a 5+1 one day.  For those who have never matched four numbers on a ticket, I can tell you that your heart skips a beat when you see the numbers start to line up.

                           

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                            Posted: October 29, 2005, 9:57 pm - IP Logged

                            Thanks all for the congrats!  These 4+0 hits make me cautiously optimistic about a 5+1 one day.  For those who have never matched four numbers on a ticket, I can tell you that your heart skips a beat when you see the numbers start to line up.

                            Ive gotten 4 on the MM before. A few years back. I know the feeling..

                            The one that really hurts is when5+1 comes and you didnt play. Been there as well...

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                              Posted: October 30, 2005, 1:33 am - IP Logged

                              Thanks all for the congrats!  These 4+0 hits make me cautiously optimistic about a 5+1 one day.  For those who have never matched four numbers on a ticket, I can tell you that your heart skips a beat when you see the numbers start to line up.

                              I agree...2 weeks ago I hit 4 of 6 on the  NJ Pick 6, and of course was one number away an another, I was happy with the $70 prize (high for 4/6).

                               

                              New Jersey's RNG can sometimes be the pits, or good in your case....mostly low numbers. 

                              I had one ticket this past draw that was mostly all high numbers, not counting the mega ball, I had 3 different numbers that three times showed, plus three other numbers that were twice shown, unfortunatly they were all high numbers.  I said to myself if the RNG picked all low numbers, I would have a good shot...at least it happened to a good guy...congrats.

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