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Posted: June 25, 2009, 5:45 am - IP Logged

I went to a local grocer to purchase Pick 3 tickets while on vacation in Georgia.  The numbers I selected were 333 and 000.  The cashier said those numbers were sold out.  I asked, "what did it mean for those numbers to be sold out"?  He said, "I only place the slips in the machine".  Please elaborate on this matter.

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    Posted: June 25, 2009, 8:20 am - IP Logged

    It means that those numbers were played to the maximum payout by the state if any of them were to hit.

    The number of tickets purchased by players that day equaled whatever GA's max payout for daily's

    on that day was so they cut if off.

    I'm not sure if all states do that but they do in PA. Sometimes you can't get 555 or 777 here.

    At $500.00 per $1.00 str8 bet a state is paying out millions if a popular number hits and a lot of people

    played it. In other words: It's controlled to limit plays and payouts. It doesn't seem quite right, does

    it?

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      Posted: June 25, 2009, 2:30 pm - IP Logged

      It means that those numbers were played to the maximum payout by the state if any of them were to hit.

      The number of tickets purchased by players that day equaled whatever GA's max payout for daily's

      on that day was so they cut if off.

      I'm not sure if all states do that but they do in PA. Sometimes you can't get 555 or 777 here.

      At $500.00 per $1.00 str8 bet a state is paying out millions if a popular number hits and a lot of people

      played it. In other words: It's controlled to limit plays and payouts. It doesn't seem quite right, does

      it?

      dr65: 

      Thanks for the information.

      No, it doesn't seem right.

      So, it appears to be a first come, first served on the popular numbers.

      We do not have the lottery in Hawaii, so I play Pick 3 when I am visiting my family in Georgia. 

      I played the house next door's number (923),

      a car tag's number (222)

      and the countdown sequence when I was playing hide and seek with my neices and nephew (321).

      The total winnings were $580.00.

      Again, thanks.

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        Posted: June 25, 2009, 3:01 pm - IP Logged

        Limiting the tickets sold on particular numbers lowers the payout percentage of the game and increases profits for the state.

        Most of the payouts would be paid by the retailers and limiting the popular tickets would supposedly decrease the amount of cash the retailers would have to have on hand to pay for those tickets.

        It's still a sorry practice. The state doesn't mind at all when a number with tickets yet to be sold to reach the limit hits. Unfortunately, the only solution is to go to pari-mutuel payouts as is done in California, and that's even worse.

        Blessed Saint Leibowitz, keep 'em dreamin' down there..... 

        Next week's convention for Psychics and Prognosticators has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

         =^.^=

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          Posted: June 25, 2009, 3:12 pm - IP Logged

          Limiting the tickets sold on particular numbers lowers the payout percentage of the game and increases profits for the state.

          Most of the payouts would be paid by the retailers and limiting the popular tickets would supposedly decrease the amount of cash the retailers would have to have on hand to pay for those tickets.

          It's still a sorry practice. The state doesn't mind at all when a number with tickets yet to be sold to reach the limit hits. Unfortunately, the only solution is to go to pari-mutuel payouts as is done in California, and that's even worse.

          Pardon the grammatical error in the topic, it should read:

          Assistance Needed for Pick 3

          johnph77:

          Thanks for the information.

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            Posted: June 25, 2009, 5:23 pm - IP Logged

            Itmeans that everyone in the World is playing that number. Or in Ga.

            http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/233413    Sun Smiley Popular numbers

            12345

            67890

            Use Mirror #'s Use prs. with your  Key* numbers the most Vivid thing in your dream go up or down on #'s.  Flip  6=9 `9=6  Bullseyes  0 or 1 for Pick 4 and the P. 5  Play the other part of doubles.  Do the Whole nine yards for a P. 4* P. 5*  or 0 thur 9  for P. 4  P. 5 from my dreams or hunches good Luck.. Write your Dreams down Play for 3 days.  Good Luck All.

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              Posted: June 25, 2009, 5:26 pm - IP Logged

              It happens in our State too. In Ohio

              http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/233413    Sun Smiley Popular numbers

              12345

              67890

              Use Mirror #'s Use prs. with your  Key* numbers the most Vivid thing in your dream go up or down on #'s.  Flip  6=9 `9=6  Bullseyes  0 or 1 for Pick 4 and the P. 5  Play the other part of doubles.  Do the Whole nine yards for a P. 4* P. 5*  or 0 thur 9  for P. 4  P. 5 from my dreams or hunches good Luck.. Write your Dreams down Play for 3 days.  Good Luck All.

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                Posted: June 26, 2009, 5:31 am - IP Logged

                I went to a local grocer to purchase Pick 3 tickets while on vacation in Georgia.  The numbers I selected were 333 and 000.  The cashier said those numbers were sold out.  I asked, "what did it mean for those numbers to be sold out"?  He said, "I only place the slips in the machine".  Please elaborate on this matter.

                In NY the payout is 5 mil, once enough tickets are sold for a 5 mil total payout they are then SOLD OUT.  It happens ALOT with trips.  Often if you want trips you have to buy them early in the day or even DAYS ahead of time.

                Money won is twice as good as money earned!

                  chickenkid's avatar - animaniacs40
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                  Posted: June 26, 2009, 5:39 am - IP Logged

                  Thank you everyone for the question and answers.

                  Just To "Peck" The Right Number Each Day!  Turkey