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Little lotto and Lotto winning tickets sold at same store

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Posted: March 15, 2007, 8:01 pm - IP Logged

Both winning tickets for wednesday nights little and regular lotto were sold at the same store in Illinois. What are the odds of this happening?

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    Posted: March 15, 2007, 8:20 pm - IP Logged

    was it another one of those white hen pantry stores? i read those were lucky places to play.

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      Posted: March 15, 2007, 8:37 pm - IP Logged

      was it another one of those white hen pantry stores? i read those were lucky places to play.

      no, it was Prairie Pantry in Decatur IL.  The lotto was a QP and little lotto was picked numbers. I wander if the same person won both , the jackpot for the lotto was 2.75 million and little lotto was $100,000.

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        Posted: March 16, 2007, 12:11 am - IP Logged

        LOTTOMIKE

        That's the first thing I thought, a White Hen Pantry.  

        I don't know what the odds on this were, but it is incredible- and it wasn't Chicago, more incredible!

        Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

        Lep

        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.

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          Posted: March 16, 2007, 12:20 am - IP Logged

          And it would be most incredible with all that being said if it was the same person

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            Posted: March 16, 2007, 12:28 am - IP Logged

            And it would be most incredible with all that being said if it was the same person

            This is too funny.

            I was watching a show about a very similar case. This was about 5 months ago, where a woman bought a scratch-off at her regular store and won a million. Not a couple of years later, won another million from the same store playing scratch-offs. I don't remember if it was the same game, but who cares right?

             

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              Posted: March 16, 2007, 12:29 am - IP Logged

              The odds depend on how many tickets were sold for each lottery, the odds for each game and how many games the store has sold tickets for. If it's a busy store they may have sold 1000 or more tickets for each game for any given drawing.

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                Posted: March 16, 2007, 1:50 am - IP Logged

                Yeah I saw that too.  At first, they were still indicating that the next little lotto jackpot was $175,000, so I thought it may have been a cut and paste mistake...but then I guess they caught their mistake and the next time I clicked back to check it again, the next jackpot was indicating $100,000...so I said WOW!  I wonder if there has ever been a store that sold two winning jackpot tickets for the same lottery drawing...like Mega, Powerball, or even lotto?

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                  Posted: March 16, 2007, 1:51 am - IP Logged

                  Excluding repeat plays by same person, that is.

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                    Posted: March 16, 2007, 6:52 pm - IP Logged

                    " I wonder if there has ever been a store that sold two winning jackpot tickets for the same lottery drawing"

                    Selling two winning tickets to the same lottery drawing isn't that uncommon because a fair number of people buy two tickets with the same number. Perhaps 15 years ago two friends each bought a ticket with the same numbers for NY lotto at a deli in Newburgh and won.

                    Having two tickets with the same numbers  sold independently at the same store would depend on the game odds and the number of tickets sold.  Illinois' little lotto has odds of 1 in 575,757, so if a store sold 577 tickets there would be about a 1 in 1000 chance that any one of those tickets would have the same numbers as one of the other 576 tickets, and there would be about a 1 in 1000 chance that one of  576 combinations would win.  That makes it about a 1 in 1 million chance that a particular store would independently sell two winning tickets for a particular drawing. Of course, if there's a winner it had to be sold somewhere, and if the store that sold 1 winning ticket sold 576 other tickets there would be a 1 in 1000 chance that one of them would have the same numbers. I only used the idea of 577 tickets because it makes the odds a convenient 1 in 1000, and the actual ticket sales could be a lot different.  For those numbers you would expect that about once in every 1000 winning draws the store should have sold 2 winners. If there are a dozen games with similar odds and each produces a couple of dozen winners each year we could expect two winners at the same store about every 4 years. Of course for games with higher odds it becomes less likely to happen.

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                      Posted: March 17, 2007, 10:10 am - IP Logged

                      " I wonder if there has ever been a store that sold two winning jackpot tickets for the same lottery drawing"

                      Selling two winning tickets to the same lottery drawing isn't that uncommon because a fair number of people buy two tickets with the same number. Perhaps 15 years ago two friends each bought a ticket with the same numbers for NY lotto at a deli in Newburgh and won.

                      Having two tickets with the same numbers  sold independently at the same store would depend on the game odds and the number of tickets sold.  Illinois' little lotto has odds of 1 in 575,757, so if a store sold 577 tickets there would be about a 1 in 1000 chance that any one of those tickets would have the same numbers as one of the other 576 tickets, and there would be about a 1 in 1000 chance that one of  576 combinations would win.  That makes it about a 1 in 1 million chance that a particular store would independently sell two winning tickets for a particular drawing. Of course, if there's a winner it had to be sold somewhere, and if the store that sold 1 winning ticket sold 576 other tickets there would be a 1 in 1000 chance that one of them would have the same numbers. I only used the idea of 577 tickets because it makes the odds a convenient 1 in 1000, and the actual ticket sales could be a lot different.  For those numbers you would expect that about once in every 1000 winning draws the store should have sold 2 winners. If there are a dozen games with similar odds and each produces a couple of dozen winners each year we could expect two winners at the same store about every 4 years. Of course for games with higher odds it becomes less likely to happen.

                      This was two different games...

                      Having two tickets with the same number wouldn't help here..

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