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Whats the closest you came to winning a big jackpot?

Topic closed. 48 replies. Last post 7 years ago by ca-dreamin*.

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United States
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April 25, 2005
229 Posts
Posted: February 11, 2010, 10:06 pm - IP Logged

I've hit 5 of 6 in the state lottery 2 times - once for $1900 and once for $2200 ..... but the last one was over 5 years ago .... I think I'm about due for another "big" win ;)


  Some things have to be believed to be seen.

"I have not failed. I have just found ten thousand things that don't work".  Thomas Edison

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    Santa Ana
    United States
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    February 20, 2009
    651 Posts
    Posted: February 12, 2010, 12:37 am - IP Logged

    Missed it by "one" digit--Daily 4 last night--


    the numbers were; 1217; I played 1117, which is my baby grandson Evan's birthday; so, so close but I know it will eventually hit very soon and very big-KEEP ON PLAYING AND KEEP ON TRUCKINGDance

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      Nashville, TN
      United States
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      February 9, 2010
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      Posted: February 18, 2010, 5:35 pm - IP Logged

      One time I hit 3 + 1 on the powerball (from a quick pick) to win $100.


      It was great and I wasnt expecting it but just getting even 1 more number to hit $10,000 would have been....wow.

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        Vancouver, WA
        United States
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        July 15, 2007
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        Posted: February 23, 2010, 6:18 am - IP Logged

        For me, it was last week in Mega Millions.  I checked my ticket here and found that I had matched all  6 numbers on one of my tickets.  The only problem was that the numbers were scattered on different lines of a $5 ticket. Bang Head

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          Deeping in Ramdoness
          Dominican Republic
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          April 25, 2009
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          Posted: February 23, 2010, 9:34 am - IP Logged

          4.of 6 numbers in my country lottery game.. i hope get 6 soom.( i know that i got to get 6) or won jackpot

           i will get MY COUNTRY jackpot..

          THE SMARTER PEOPLE ...are succesfull, person

            Talking Rock, GA
            United States
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            April 15, 2008
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            Posted: February 23, 2010, 2:19 pm - IP Logged

            Best I've done was 3 + 0 in Mega Millions back in 2004.

            Now....on the other hand, I came VERY close in a very different fashion late last year in Win for Life.  I used a buy-one-get-one free coupon for Win for Life (so, I got 2 quick picks for the price of one).  On one of the tickets, each of the 6 numbers was literally one away from what was drawn, high or low.  That's the first time I've witnessed that.  There have been a couple of occasions after that I came one away high or low on 4 or 5 of the numbers.  I've actually thought about buying a Win for Life quick pick, then using the numbers on that quick pick and play some more tickets with numbers one away high or low.

            A Gold account on Lottery Post:  $4.95

            A Millionaire Jumbo Bucks scratcher:  $20

            Airfare and hotel in March 2007 to see The Price Is Right before Bob Barker retired:  $600-something

            Winning something to get a trip to a district office:  Priceless Big Grin

              Northern Ohio
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              August 1, 2008
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              Posted: February 23, 2010, 2:25 pm - IP Logged

              MegaMillions 3+1 a few years back.

              When I opened the paper and looked at the numbers, my heart skipped a beat.

              I think the jackpot was high too--around $150-200 million.

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                San Jose, California
                United States
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                June 26, 2006
                206 Posts
                Posted: February 24, 2010, 3:21 pm - IP Logged

                3 numbers on Superlotto and Mega Millions.

                I won a jackpot before but in my dream.Big Smile


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                  United States
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                  January 7, 2007
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                  Posted: February 24, 2010, 7:36 pm - IP Logged

                  4/6 on Hoosier Lotto. Definitely not close though.

                  Gonna win.Big Smile

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                    December 19, 2009
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                    Posted: February 24, 2010, 8:02 pm - IP Logged

                    3 + 1 on PB - Dec 23


                    I also have multiple 3 + 1 and 4 + 0 on Kansas Cash in the last 4 months

                    Luck is  ** believing  ** you're lucky.” ~Tennessee Williams

                    Money is neither my god nor my devil. It is a form of energy that tends to make us more of who we already are, whether it's greedy or loving.  ~ Dan Millman

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                      Posted: February 24, 2010, 8:07 pm - IP Logged

                      3+0 twice in the Mega Millions. Maybe someday....

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                        Posted: February 24, 2010, 8:24 pm - IP Logged

                        i won 5 out of 6 on the 6-49. i had a dream 2 years earlier and these numbers finally came out. won 1900+$.

                        the 1 that got away was also around my 6-49 win. western canadians might recall the 6-36 lottery. if...yes the biggest word in gambling...i would have played a 7 number combo i would have won 350 grand. 

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                          Posted: February 24, 2010, 8:27 pm - IP Logged

                          3+0 in MM few draws ago. I hope I never get 5 of 6 though.

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                            Queens, NY
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                            Posted: February 24, 2010, 9:19 pm - IP Logged

                            Unhappy  Back in the 80's (New York started selling lottery tickets in 1978) I hit the second prize twice in one year for the grand total of about 5 grand. In those days the top prize was in the 5 to 6 figure area.Disapprove


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                              Posted: March 1, 2010, 5:18 am - IP Logged

                              The closest I came was when all 5 of my numbers came up in the Virginia Cash5.

                              I had a 48 draw, multi-draw ticket - they came up on what would have been the 49th draw.

                              I had asked for the maximum amount of draws when I bought the ticket. The girl told me the max was 48. I found out later the max is 91. Ouch.

                              Note to self:  Never  trust a clerk. That was a $100,000 lesson.

                              That was a couple years ago and I just recently started playing those numbers again and got 4 for a hundred bucks not long ago.

                              I got 5 of 6 in the IL Lotto once for $1900 plus.







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