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pigsNtrees's avatar - pigsNtrees
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Posted: May 16, 2009, 3:20 pm - IP Logged

What gives with so many people winning a relatively small Mega Million jackpot? Now in Texas which is where I'm from, 7 people won the second tier. All but one of the 7 chose their numbers, and of the 7, two had the multiplier and won a cool million. I'm thinking maybe a fortune cookie made the rounds.

 

There were 2 jackpot winners for the 38 million dollar jackpot.



1 from California,

1 from Virginia.

Also, 34 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $250,000 prize.

3 from California,

3 from Georgia,

1 from Illinois,

1 from Maryland,

1 from Massachusetts,

1 from Michigan,

3 from New Jersey,

7 from New York,

4 from Ohio,

7 from Texas,

2 from Virginia,

1 from Washington.

Quando Porca Volare!

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    Posted: May 16, 2009, 5:08 pm - IP Logged
    I think it was just dumb luck or people must have liked and played the group of (12)
    12 + 12 = 24 + 12 = 36 + 12 = 48
     
     
     
    07-12-24-36-48 + 27 
     
    01-02-03-04-05-06-07-08
    09-10-11-12-13-14-15-16
    17-18-19-20-21-22-23-24
    25-26-27-28-29-30-31-32
    33-34-35-36-37-38-39-40
    41-42-43-44-45-46-47-48
    49-50-51-52-53-54-55-56

    Big John says. You don't hit the number. The number hits you!!!!

                   I'm not Big John, I'm Four4me, Big John's a friend.
      RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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      Posted: May 16, 2009, 5:16 pm - IP Logged

      Brady_60 asked a similar question.

      http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/193903

       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
         
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        pigsNtrees's avatar - pigsNtrees
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        Posted: May 16, 2009, 5:28 pm - IP Logged

        Sorry about that, it's just this is the only board I visit here.

        Quando Porca Volare!

        drunk hobbit

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          Posted: May 16, 2009, 5:36 pm - IP Logged
          I think it was just dumb luck or people must have liked and played the group of (12)
          12 + 12 = 24 + 12 = 36 + 12 = 48
           
           
           
          07-12-24-36-48 + 27 
           
          01-02-03-04-05-06-07-08
          09-10-11-12-13-14-15-16
          17-18-19-20-21-22-23-24
          25-26-27-28-29-30-31-32
          33-34-35-36-37-38-39-40
          41-42-43-44-45-46-47-48
          49-50-51-52-53-54-55-56

          I agree. I think a lot of players like playing numbers with some type of sequence to them. Like 01-02-03-04-05 and 04-08-12-16-20 and so on. There were a quite a few winners in a pick 5 game recently that had a set of numbers where there was a group of 7 between each number.

          "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 17, 2009, 9:57 am - IP Logged

            I caught my breath when I saw those numbers because I play those numbers. I typically play the most frequently drawn numbers but by position, and the numbers drawn fit the category of most frequently drawn (over the history of the game). I concluded that there are a lot of people who do the same thing which is why there were so many 5+0 winners with a small jackpot.

              ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
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              Posted: May 17, 2009, 3:32 pm - IP Logged

              I caught my breath when I saw those numbers because I play those numbers. I typically play the most frequently drawn numbers but by position, and the numbers drawn fit the category of most frequently drawn (over the history of the game). I concluded that there are a lot of people who do the same thing which is why there were so many 5+0 winners with a small jackpot.

              How much did you win?

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

                pigsNtrees's avatar - pigsNtrees
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                Posted: May 17, 2009, 3:56 pm - IP Logged

                Just curious do you play the multiplier? For the most part I do, however if it is a large jackpot I don't. My thinking is to have more numbers, hoping one of them will win the big one.

                Quando Porca Volare!

                drunk hobbit

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                  Posted: May 17, 2009, 6:36 pm - IP Logged


                  Be happy it happened.  Kind of eats up the likelyhood of it happening again real soon.   About one time in a 100 draws we get the kind of draw the "experts" tell us not to play because so many people play it, and once again it proves to be true.

                  BobP

                  My psychic told me I will win a jackpot when pigs fly.  I'm looking forward to winning since I heard swine flew on the news.   Hyper

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                    Posted: May 17, 2009, 10:39 pm - IP Logged

                    Yep The Swine flew so it must be your time.  I am in Texas and like playing the cash 5 game.  I win more with it than the Mega.

                    Lots of Luck from Katy

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                      Posted: May 17, 2009, 11:01 pm - IP Logged

                      I caught my breath when I saw those numbers because I play those numbers. I typically play the most frequently drawn numbers but by position, and the numbers drawn fit the category of most frequently drawn (over the history of the game). I concluded that there are a lot of people who do the same thing which is why there were so many 5+0 winners with a small jackpot.

                      I caught my breath when I saw those numbers because I play those numbers.

                      Congratulation on your numbers coming in.

                       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                         
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                        Posted: May 22, 2009, 12:05 pm - IP Logged

                        I caught my breath when I saw those numbers because I play those numbers.

                        Congratulation on your numbers coming in.

                        Yeah well, unfortunately they have to be on the same line. LOL.

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                          Posted: May 22, 2009, 12:08 pm - IP Logged

                          Just curious do you play the multiplier? For the most part I do, however if it is a large jackpot I don't. My thinking is to have more numbers, hoping one of them will win the big one.

                          If the jackpot is low I'll play the megaplier. I figure trying to win 250K is like hitting the Tx 2 Step except 2 Step odds are roughly half of MM odds for 5+0.