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Honduras
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Posted: September 13, 2006, 7:23 pm - IP Logged

What would you do if you bought the following ticket: 09-14-25-30-33 and what plays is: 09-14-26-30-33?And asume the payout for a 4/5 match was 150...Would you cash it?

If it was me I would've kept it and give myself some credit and some stripes/stars... 

 All that close just for some embarrasing 150 I wouldn't cash it even if it was KentuckyCashball 4/4 + 0? I always felt that the 4/5 or the 5/6 payouts are embarrasments...

There is a difference between been off by 1 number and been off by let's say 5...When it comes to missing it by 1 number, i would kept the tickets, if it was more than that then i would've cashed it...

I just read that lottomike had: 02-16-19-25-28  and what played was: 02-17-19-25-28 (or vice-versa)...

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    Posted: September 13, 2006, 7:58 pm - IP Logged

    What would you do if you bought the following ticket: 09-14-25-30-33 and what plays is: 09-14-26-30-33?And asume the payout for a 4/5 match was 150...Would you cash it?

    If it was me I would've kept it and give myself some credit and some stripes/stars... 

     All that close just for some embarrasing 150 I wouldn't cash it even if it was KentuckyCashball 4/4 + 0? I always felt that the 4/5 or the 5/6 payouts are embarrasments...

    There is a difference between been off by 1 number and been off by let's say 5...When it comes to missing it by 1 number, i would kept the tickets, if it was more than that then i would've cashed it...

    I just read that lottomike had: 02-16-19-25-28  and what played was: 02-17-19-25-28 (or vice-versa)...

    I would think about keeping it twice. You can give yourself credit by taking a picture of it and framing it. I just had a 4/5 Florida Fantasy 5 pick on Mon (9/11) that paid $835.50 because there was no 5/5 winner. Now the question is would you keep that ticket or would you cash it in? My answer... Screw being embarrased and give me my $835 pronto! Seriously, money is money be it $5 or $5000 I'll take what I can get. The state lottery gets enough of my money already. Smile

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      Posted: September 14, 2006, 2:49 am - IP Logged

      Why be embarrassed?  A clerk applauded me for winning $7 in keno.  $150 isn't a bad payoff for doing nothing. Buy more tickets with it if you wish; you can use some pick-3 strategies with that amount.

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        Posted: September 14, 2006, 2:54 am - IP Logged

        I would be annoyed, but never embarrassed to cash it in. (I need all the money I can get).

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          Posted: September 14, 2006, 8:36 am - IP Logged

          Bawl like a baby, photocopy it, then cash it in.

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            Posted: September 14, 2006, 9:44 am - IP Logged

            What would you do if you bought the following ticket: 09-14-25-30-33 and what plays is: 09-14-26-30-33?And asume the payout for a 4/5 match was 150...Would you cash it?

            If it was me I would've kept it and give myself some credit and some stripes/stars... 

             All that close just for some embarrasing 150 I wouldn't cash it even if it was KentuckyCashball 4/4 + 0? I always felt that the 4/5 or the 5/6 payouts are embarrasments...

            There is a difference between been off by 1 number and been off by let's say 5...When it comes to missing it by 1 number, i would kept the tickets, if it was more than that then i would've cashed it...

            I just read that lottomike had: 02-16-19-25-28  and what played was: 02-17-19-25-28 (or vice-versa)...

            Pumpi76 - Believe me I know the feeling!!  Check out this thread:  http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/127209/527106?q=calabs 

            One digit off can be very frustrating, but I graciously take the money I win, and play another day!  Good luck to you!

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              Posted: September 14, 2006, 10:20 am - IP Logged

              What would you do if you bought the following ticket: 09-14-25-30-33 and what plays is: 09-14-26-30-33?And asume the payout for a 4/5 match was 150...Would you cash it?

              If it was me I would've kept it and give myself some credit and some stripes/stars... 

               All that close just for some embarrasing 150 I wouldn't cash it even if it was KentuckyCashball 4/4 + 0? I always felt that the 4/5 or the 5/6 payouts are embarrasments...

              There is a difference between been off by 1 number and been off by let's say 5...When it comes to missing it by 1 number, i would kept the tickets, if it was more than that then i would've cashed it...

              I just read that lottomike had: 02-16-19-25-28  and what played was: 02-17-19-25-28 (or vice-versa)...

              pumpi76, Lottomike was off by a day (still impressive!), the winning numbers were 2-17-19-25-28 bonus # 15 Sept 09, 2006, if you look at his predictions for MD. Bonus Match 5 for Sept 08, 2006 and played them all on the 9th.of Sept. approximately $40.00 worth you would have won approx. $900.00. 4 out of 6 pays $400.00, 3 out of 6 is $15.00 BM5 MD. has a bonus ball that you add in your 5 out of 5.  If you have the bonus ball and 4 of 5 is $600.00 and 3 of 5 w/ bonus ball $30.00. This game I play, here is the table:

              Prize Awards are as Follows:
              Number of Winning Numbers Selected by PlayerMatch Bonus BallPrize AwardProbability of Winning Per $1 TicketProbability of Winning Per $2 Ticket
              5----$50,0001:575,7571:191,919
              4Yes$6001:115,1511:38,384
              4No$4001:3,4891:1,163
              3Yes$301:1,7451:582
              3No$151:1091:36
              2Yes$21:1091:36

               

              This game is three plays for $2.00 it has decent odds for the # of plays. Also the $50K is taxes paid!

              As far as not cashing a ticket; Cash It. The lottery makes too much money to begin with. There is nothing embarrasing about cashing in a winning ticket, get some of your investment back. LOL.

              jarasan

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                Posted: September 14, 2006, 10:42 am - IP Logged

                In my opinion (for what little it may be worth), I would not only cash it (GA Fantasy 5 is parimutual, so the payout can be decent, my last 4 of 5 gave me $385 cause over 100 folks got 4 of 5 on that game) and add it to the list of "damn near close" tickets. I would use the winnings to redouble my efforts to go after the bigger prize.

                At least 4 of 5, 3 of 5 and even here in GA, 2 of 5 gives you something. Could not say that for either Cash 3 or Cash4. Miss one number and you get nothing. And to me, free ticket is second chance to hit the jack pot at no cost to me. Besides...why would anyone be embarrased about getting 4 of 5? I consider that a heck of an accomplishment. If you want to be embarrased, think about having all 5 numbers on the same ticket, just not on the same line.

                Anyway, have fun.

                Sir Metro

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                  Posted: September 14, 2006, 11:40 am - IP Logged

                  In my opinion (for what little it may be worth), I would not only cash it (GA Fantasy 5 is parimutual, so the payout can be decent, my last 4 of 5 gave me $385 cause over 100 folks got 4 of 5 on that game) and add it to the list of "damn near close" tickets. I would use the winnings to redouble my efforts to go after the bigger prize.

                  At least 4 of 5, 3 of 5 and even here in GA, 2 of 5 gives you something. Could not say that for either Cash 3 or Cash4. Miss one number and you get nothing. And to me, free ticket is second chance to hit the jack pot at no cost to me. Besides...why would anyone be embarrased about getting 4 of 5? I consider that a heck of an accomplishment. If you want to be embarrased, think about having all 5 numbers on the same ticket, just not on the same line.

                  Anyway, have fun.

                  Sir Metro

                  Having all five on the same ticket is definitely a weird feeling, a kind of stomach thing, thinking to yourself why didn't I wheel these numbers etc., because it happens occasionally, but you never know when, as a matter of fact last night I had all five on the same ticket for MD. BM5.

                  I like the NJ Pick5 its pari-mutiel and grows quickly, I wish I could play that one regularly. LOL

                  jarasan

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                    Posted: September 14, 2006, 12:00 pm - IP Logged

                    If you look at the chart that jarasan posted notice that the odds for a 4/5 match with bonus ball is: 115,151.....and it only pays 500? How stingy can you be...Can you at least raise it to 1,700 (after taxes and not before)...

                    notice that a 4/5 with No bonus ball pays $400 and the odds are:  3,489...So why can the 4/5 with the bonus ball pay more than 500...

                     

                     

                    "..Great, you won the lottery, but is only you.."

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                      Posted: September 14, 2006, 12:10 pm - IP Logged

                      If you don't like the Rules of the Game (Payouts): Then DON'T play!

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                        Posted: September 14, 2006, 7:06 pm - IP Logged


                        pumpi76

                        None of us are playing the lottery to not cash winners...

                        if that's your m.o., you're going to have us worried about you

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