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How many mistakes do you KNOW were winners?

Topic closed. 11 replies. Last post 9 years ago by psykomo.

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Somebody goofed, did you win?

Yes, I have won off a mistake [ 9 ]  [31.03%]
Yes, I know someone who won off a mistake [ 2 ]  [6.90%]
No, I have not won off a mistake [ 12 ]  [41.38%]
No, I do not know anyone who one off a mistake [ 5 ]  [17.24%]
Mistakes are BEST corrected! [ 1 ]  [3.45%]
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Posted: May 8, 2008, 12:10 am - IP Logged

Mistakes are best corrected in my opinion.  No mistake ever won that I know of.

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    Posted: May 8, 2008, 12:29 am - IP Logged

    I won off of mistake...not big...but big for me....I had asked the clerk to powerplay a qp and he only did a single....he realized his mistake and said oops you wanted to powerplay this didnt you? and i said yes....he said "i will run it again" and i was like noooo ( i was in a hurry) and then something just prompted me to say "go ahead, it might be the winner" he gave another qp w/ powerplay and i won 400.00 actual 100.00 but the multiplier was X4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Posted: May 8, 2008, 3:03 am - IP Logged

      I've never won anything on a mistake ticket, but it does happen. I believe Todd has posted some news stories about people fighting over winning tickets that were "mistake" tickets.

      "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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        Posted: May 8, 2008, 8:59 am - IP Logged

        Just more proof that the "Lottery Fairy" is either smiling on you (a mistake is a winner) or not (it isn't a winner).

        Or you have it voided and it would have won, etc...

        It's all luck Lep, nothing but.

        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: May 8, 2008, 11:20 am - IP Logged

          I'm a sucker for buying mistakes, but I never win off them!  Maybe it just hasn't happened yet...

           

          Check the State Lottery Report Card
          What grade did your lottery earn?

           

          Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
          Help eliminate computerized drawings!

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            Posted: May 8, 2008, 11:28 am - IP Logged

            I actually won a 3+0 last year while playing the numbers I play on MDogs PB & MM challenge's. 

             I actually filled out a MM ticket using PB numbers.  I did not realize it untill I was looking for the line that I had played on my MM spreadsheet....

            "Everybody has to believe in something...I believe I'll have another beer!"   = W.C.Fields                      

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              Posted: May 8, 2008, 6:35 pm - IP Logged

              I'vre posted this before, but regarding mistakes, this was Keno, not lotto (casino Keno):

              We had to go in to work for a mandatory meeting and one guy was really ticked off about having to come in opn his day off. But since he was there he picked up hi toke envelope (tips) from the day before and there was a $50 in it. So on the way into the meeting he played a multi-game Keno ticket, and 8 spot, for the next 50 draws.

              He played "all the sixes" - 6 16 26 36 46 56 66 76. That's what was on the ticket he submitted (in casino Keno this is the same as a lottery playslip).

              Wehn he got the ticket, the Keno writer had marked all the eights on the live ticket - 8 18 28 38 48 58 68 78. So he aid go ahead and play that one.

              In other words, the playslip he marked was a vertical line of the sixes, but the ticket the Kewno writer gave him was a vertical line of all the eights.

              The next day, when he came into work, the Keno people were looking for him as one of the games his ticket was for had all the eights hit- and because of that mistake he won $50,000. ($1 8-spot)

              Like I said, pure luck.

              Oh yeah- he started getting marriage proposals from some of the female 21 dealers!

              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: May 8, 2008, 6:41 pm - IP Logged

                I bought a pre-printed Powerball ticket at Ashland, Orgeon for $3.00 but I did not win.

                Like someone said, you must be at the right time, and at the right place. The lottery machine will spit out the winning numbers. That crucial moment is all you need to win whether it is a mistake or not.

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                  Posted: May 9, 2008, 12:58 am - IP Logged

                  I sell lotto tickets and off all the mistakes I've seen at my point of sale, none have won anything. I've even bought a few.

                   

                   

                   

                   

                  and the lotto [ticket] machine does not spit out the winning numbers, the drawing machine does . Wink

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                    Posted: May 9, 2008, 9:26 pm - IP Logged

                    One time they ran a JC5 ticket through twice and it had 3 of 5. Other times I forgot to mark "Midday" and the number played as Evening and won Pick-4 box on a Double. Sometimes I had program code that contained a significant coding error but won several times small prizes - to this day I keep code handy from 2004 that does this. Years ago I read on a Mega Millions story a guy played a set twice by mistake and won 2 shares of a jackpot that divided 4 ways, 2 being his.

                    Question: if they ran the PB ticket "again", and the PP was X4, and you won "$400", what happened to the original non-PP ticket? Usually they can't be cancelled so either you really got $500 or the Agent also made $100 off your mistake.

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                      Posted: May 10, 2008, 1:36 am - IP Logged

                      Question: if they ran the PB ticket "again", and the PP was X4, and youwon "$400", what happened to the original non-PP ticket? Usually theycan't be cancelled so either you really got $500 or the Agent also made$100 off your mistake.

                      Since PB tickets can't be cancelled, they either sold it, the original customer bought the mistake or the store keeps it. Either way someone would get the money.

                      "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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                        Posted: May 12, 2008, 4:22 pm - IP Logged

                        Mistakes are best corrected in my opinion.  No mistake ever won that I know of.

                        TRANSLATION: >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

                        NO>>>>>>>:  I donot know of ayone winning a lotto or lottery <<<<

                        by making a "MISTAKE"

                        but,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,I do know a few GULL's & BOUY'ies who DIDNOT>>>>

                        PRACTICE>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

                        SAFE>>>>SEX>>>>jackpot

                        LOL

                        PSYKOMO