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Number of winners in Mega Millions last night

Topic closed. 3 replies. Last post 8 years ago by bobby623.

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Bradly_60's avatar - disney37
Atlantic Mine, Michigan
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Posted: May 16, 2009, 9:04 am - IP Logged

Wow!  2 jackpot winners and 33 match 5 winners.  That is crazy, especially since the jackpot wasn't really that high.  Is this a case of the fortune cookie scenario we had with Powerball a couple years back...haha.  I mean it could be birthday's but usually not that many people hit it right on.

 

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    RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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    Posted: May 16, 2009, 4:41 pm - IP Logged

    All but the WB 07 and MB 27 were multiples of six so maybe it was a case of a bunch of players playing some kind of number distribution pattern with gaps of 5-6 between each numbers.  I couldn't find a recent event in the news with those numbers.

     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
       
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      Posted: May 16, 2009, 5:27 pm - IP Logged

      All but the WB 07 and MB 27 were multiples of six so maybe it was a case of a bunch of players playing some kind of number distribution pattern with gaps of 5-6 between each numbers.  I couldn't find a recent event in the news with those numbers.

      Actually it was multiples of 12.   12-24-36-48   The numbers 0 and 60 were not chosen because they are not in available numbers to choose.

      If it was multiples of 6.   Then selecting 06 and 54 could have been possible.    Since both of those numbers are available in the game.

      The only exceptions to the mulitple of 12 rule was WB 07 and MB 27.   The WB 07 is a typical number chosen since it is the pop culture's most luckiest number.  So it isn't such a shock to see 07 in a drawing.

      As far as the MB 27....I don't have any explanation for that.    Perhaps that is why only two jackpot winners were chosen instead of the other thirty who followed the typical pattern 5+0's

      Imagine of there was 30 jackpot winners who weren't part of a pool.  Just indivuduals from different states.     Fortune cookie anyone!

        bobby623's avatar - abstract
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        Posted: May 17, 2009, 10:42 am - IP Logged

        In Texas, 6 of the 7 5/5 winners picked their own numbers. The '48' suggests  birthdays were a factor.