|Posted: January 9, 2007, 12:46 am - IP Logged|
From the Missouri Lottery website, Just thought these may be interesting to some here:
- The three highest multistate Lottery jackpots awarded nationwide were: $365 million (one ticket) in Powerball on Oct. 19, 2005; $363 million (split two ways) in the Big Game on May 9, 2000; and $340 million (one ticket) in Powerball on Feb. 18, 2006.
- Currently, 215 jackpot tickets worth $1 million or more have been sold since the Missouri Lottery began 20 years ago, with more than $1.3 billion in jackpot payoffs.
- The largest Powerball prize awarded in the state of Missouri was $224.2 million, won by a group of 13 state employees from St. Louis on April 12, 2006.
- Forty-four co-workers at the Independence Power & Light Department shared a $5.4 Million Powerball jackpot on May 23, 1998.
- The largest Lotto jackpot was $9.5 million cash ($19 million jackpot) won by Phillip and Margaret McClurg of St. Louis on June 10, 2000.
- The Missouri Lottery has averaged more than 16,843 Numbers Game winners per day and awarded more than $489,242 per day!
- An average of 5,784 players win every day playing SHOW ME 5 Paydown.
- An average of 921 players win every day playing Pick 3.
- Of Missouri Lottery jackpot winners, 75 percent are between the ages of 30 and 60.
- Nearly all Missouri Lottery winners continue to play the Lottery.
THE TYPICAL MISSOURI LOTTERY PLAYER IS:between the ages of 25 and 54;
has a household income between $25,000 and $40,000;
is a high school graduate;
is employed. OLDEST MISSOURI LOTTERY MILLIONAIRE
Age 85 years, 187 days old when he won in January 1992
WINNER TO GO THE LONGEST WITHOUT CLAIMING
Lotto winner from Aug. 1, 1998, drawing
Claimed on May 11, 1999 - nine months and 11 days after the draw
Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.
There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.