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Sticking to your numbers pays off

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Posted: December 15, 2005, 12:47 am - IP Logged

Well at least it did for this guy. Even if not for the jackpot, still a pretty penny for sticking to your numbers. Could you imagine his reaction if he would have changed them, and then they finally came up? Crazy

OAK RIDGE MUSICIAN “CAN’T BELIEVE” $1 MILLION POWERBALL WIN

NASHVILLE – Bill Caylor has been playing the same Powerball numbers, twice a week, for months. He considered changing them, but decided to try them one more time. His instinct paid off - literally - today he and his wife celebrated a $1 million win at the Tennessee Lottery’s Nashville headquarters.

“We just can’t believe it,” said Caylor, who will celebrate his 60th birthday on December 31st. “This is just great … everyone is so excited. We play regularly and we’ll be buying a ticket before we leave today!”

Bill is the eighth winner of $1 million or more since the Tennessee Lottery started, just over 22 months ago. “Our group of million-dollar winners continues to grow, as does the excitement about the millions of dollars we’re raising for education,” said CEO and President Rebecca Paul, who presented Bill with his check this morning.

Caylor, a quality control inspector at Boeing in his hometown of Oak Ridge, and his wife Betty, haven’t made solid plans about what to do with their winnings other than helping their five children and 6-month old grandchild in any way necessary.

“This is really fun, and we plan to keep on having fun,” said Bill, who enjoys playing drums in a country band. Betty is also a musician and sings in a separate band.

By using the game’s Power Play option, Caylor’s second-tier prize (won by matching all five white balls) was multiplied from $200,000 to $1 million since the multiplier for Wednesday’s drawing was five. With Power Play, a player who wins a prize other than the jackpot multiplies any winnings from two to five times, depending on which multiplier is selected for that drawing.

“I’m a die-hard Power Play person. I figure if I don’t win the jackpot, I’ll increase whatever else I win!” said Bill.

http://www.powerball.com/powerball/winners/2005/113005tn-match5pp.shtm

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    Posted: December 15, 2005, 12:50 am - IP Logged

    "Bill Caylor has been playing the same Powerball numbers, twice a week, for months...."

     

    What a pity. No Pity! Some have been playing the same numbers for years/decades and never won. "Months" is extremely fortunate.

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      Posted: December 17, 2005, 6:51 pm - IP Logged

      For those playing their own numbers:

      Say you played 1,2,3,4,5,6, for example as one of you own personal picks all the time. Then one day 2,3,4,5,6 comes up, and you win something at least, a nice second prize. Would you still stick with the original number, or would you drop it, or change it being it was so close? Assuming that your combination still has not come up.

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        Posted: December 17, 2005, 6:57 pm - IP Logged

        I play the same pb #'s every week -have only gotten 2 #'s so far-but maybe one of these days

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          Posted: December 17, 2005, 8:16 pm - IP Logged

          I dunno.  I never look at what I played last draw when figuring what I'm playing on the next one, except to try to understand where I went wrong.

          Jack

          Absorb the good, ignore the bad, weigh the ugly.

          It's about number behavior.

          Egos don't count.

           

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            Posted: December 17, 2005, 8:30 pm - IP Logged

            For those playing their own numbers:

            Say you played 1,2,3,4,5,6, for example as one of you own personal picks all the time. Then one day 2,3,4,5,6 comes up, and you win something at least, a nice second prize. Would you still stick with the original number, or would you drop it, or change it being it was so close? Assuming that your combination still has not come up.

            Playing 123456, I would think is ludicrous, yet any other combo has an equal chance of hitting.

            Knowing this fact, why would anyone think that they have an edge? Any other combo has the same potential to win. The long shot to win. 09-14-23-33-34-36 has the same eligibility requirements as 1-2-3-4-5-6, to win.

            Sure filters and the such narrow down things a little bit, but at the end of the day, it's always the same olde story.

            The bigger the net, more the fish.........LOL

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              Posted: December 17, 2005, 10:04 pm - IP Logged

              I used 123456 merely as an example so that the numbers were easier to remember. But technically they should have the same chance as any other. But just becasue they have the same chance does not mean that is what usually happens during draws.