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777 Is it still for sale in your state?

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Posted: July 7, 2007, 4:45 pm - IP Logged

Gone in N.C. & S.C.   

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    Posted: July 7, 2007, 5:03 pm - IP Logged

    Somehwere here on LP this was explained before, but here goes my stab at the explanation.

    The states with Pick 3 and Pick 4 have a certain amount set aside as a daily maximum payoff for any number (number meaning a 3 or 4 digit nmber, 777 is 'a' number, same for 7707).

    So since on a day like this an awful lot of people are playing it, that lottery will only allow a certain number of tickets playing that number to be sold, just in case it hits.

    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: July 7, 2007, 5:05 pm - IP Logged

      I wouldn't be surprised if they're sold out in FL.  I mentioned before that today there will be more weddings than any day in recent years.  Not 100% sure if that's true, but that's what I was told.  Not sure if I can post this link, but everyone all around the country has the same idea.

       

      http://money.aol.com/news/articles/_a/lucky-7s-saturdays-date-july-7-2007/n20070705164209990009

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        Posted: July 7, 2007, 5:12 pm - IP Logged

        Somehwere here on LP this was explained before, but here goes my stab at the explanation.

        The states with Pick 3 and Pick 4 have a certain amount set aside as a daily maximum payoff for any number (number meaning a 3 or 4 digit nmber, 777 is 'a' number, same for 7707).

        So since on a day like this an awful lot of people are playing it, that lottery will only allow a certain number of tickets playing that number to be sold, just in case it hits.

        I already knew why it was sold out, just wondered how many states it had sold out in. Thanks anyway coin toss!!

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          Posted: July 7, 2007, 5:23 pm - IP Logged

          Gone in N.C. & S.C.   

          Gone in Wisconsin. They stop when a combo reaches a 3 million dollar potential liability to the lottery.

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            Posted: July 7, 2007, 5:27 pm - IP Logged

            Somehwere here on LP this was explained before, but here goes my stab at the explanation.

            The states with Pick 3 and Pick 4 have a certain amount set aside as a daily maximum payoff for any number (number meaning a 3 or 4 digit nmber, 777 is 'a' number, same for 7707).

            So since on a day like this an awful lot of people are playing it, that lottery will only allow a certain number of tickets playing that number to be sold, just in case it hits.

            In most states the limit is always there for every combination every day, it just that players don't hear about it until a bunch of them play the same number on the same day.  Some days certain numbers hit that limit and no one knows why, the number could be unique to a certain day and area like 911 in NY on Sept 11, I don't think it ever sold out in Ohio.

             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
               
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              Posted: July 7, 2007, 6:50 pm - IP Logged

              I already knew why it was sold out, just wondered how many states it had sold out in. Thanks anyway coin toss!!

              Oh, my mistake Pick3forSC...

               I was going by your post and forgot WTF was your sig!

              Green laugh

              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.