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Three 2nd Prize winners on 1 ticket in NY for last MegaMillions drawing (2/22/11)?!

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Posted: February 24, 2011, 2:18 pm - IP Logged

First thing, hi this is my first post, and I hope I'm posting this in the right sub-forum, and that this is worthy of a new thread, etc.

Anyway, there were three 2nd prize ($250,000) winners in NY in the last MegaMillions drawing (2/22/11). I checked the New York Lottery's information to see where these three winners were bought and was amazed to see that ALL THREE were bought in the same store. This makes me think that someone picked the numbers themselves and had 3 sets of winners on one ticket. Logical or no? If that's the case, has anyone heard anything about this? I have seen nothing about this anywhere. Isn't it amazing?

<snip> how lucky can some people be. I have tried to do something like this occasionally in the past, making the first five numbers of two lines identical to try to win $250,000 times 2. But THREE???  I know it's only been 2 days since the drawing, but is there any information about this out there?

 

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    There are many people out there who play the same set of #'s multiple times so if they do hit the jackpot they get more shares of the actual jackpot. Since this was for MegaMillions, someone probably picked the same set of #'s multiple times - each with a different MegaBall to try and increase their chances at the big jackpot

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      Didn't realize playing same sets of #'s multiple times was so common. It does make sense I guess. Still I've never seen it successful before and I can't wait to see who won and hear his/her story.

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        Not only are there players who play the same five numbers (core combination) with different bonus numbers in MegaMillions and PowerBall but there are those who do the same with other games that have a fixed amount for the first prize.  That is also popular with pick3 and pick4 players too, they been cases where pick4 players won over $50K playing that way.

        Before its Rolling Cash5 game Ohio had the game Buckeye5 which paid a top prize of $100K up to 10 times before going pari-mutual.  Near the end of Buckeye5 there was a winner who played the same combination 20 times and had to split the cap of $1M with another winner and only got 20/21 of one million dollars instead of the two millions he expected.

        Obvious that PB player felt it was easier picking the winning core combination than picking the the winning powerball, he must have a system that works.

         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
           
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          First thing, hi this is my first post, and I hope I'm posting this in the right sub-forum, and that this is worthy of a new thread, etc.

          Anyway, there were three 2nd prize ($250,000) winners in NY in the last MegaMillions drawing (2/22/11). I checked the New York Lottery's information to see where these three winners were bought and was amazed to see that ALL THREE were bought in the same store. This makes me think that someone picked the numbers themselves and had 3 sets of winners on one ticket. Logical or no? If that's the case, has anyone heard anything about this? I have seen nothing about this anywhere. Isn't it amazing?

          <snip> how lucky can some people be. I have tried to do something like this occasionally in the past, making the first five numbers of two lines identical to try to win $250,000 times 2. But THREE???  I know it's only been 2 days since the drawing, but is there any information about this out there?

           

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          I am inclined to believe that is what happened.

          If so, then congratulations to the winner and WOW!!!

          Hope they Mega Plied.

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            First thing, hi this is my first post, and I hope I'm posting this in the right sub-forum, and that this is worthy of a new thread, etc.

            Anyway, there were three 2nd prize ($250,000) winners in NY in the last MegaMillions drawing (2/22/11). I checked the New York Lottery's information to see where these three winners were bought and was amazed to see that ALL THREE were bought in the same store. This makes me think that someone picked the numbers themselves and had 3 sets of winners on one ticket. Logical or no? If that's the case, has anyone heard anything about this? I have seen nothing about this anywhere. Isn't it amazing?

            <snip> how lucky can some people be. I have tried to do something like this occasionally in the past, making the first five numbers of two lines identical to try to win $250,000 times 2. But THREE???  I know it's only been 2 days since the drawing, but is there any information about this out there?

             

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            "QP indicates winner chose number via Quick Pick option"

             

            I saw no QP, quite possible. Congrats to them. As well as the 1Mil Powerball winner from last night (NY).

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            Scratch Wins 2011: $25.00(1)/$20.00(3) 100K A Year for Life, $5.00(1)/$1.00(8)/$2.00(6)/ENTRY(3) Cash Explosion, $8.00(3)/$2.00(7) Double Doubler; 

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              Posted: February 24, 2011, 3:44 pm - IP Logged

               ThinkingThe guy(or gal) was just lucky, I could do the exact same thing and win $0.00

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                Posted: February 24, 2011, 4:56 pm - IP Logged

                Didn't realize playing same sets of #'s multiple times was so common. It does make sense I guess. Still I've never seen it successful before and I can't wait to see who won and hear his/her story.

                My wife and I play with a long time friend. It took over a year to convince him that if we both play the same numbers and "something silly happened", i.e., they won, it would be much easier for each of us to cash our tickets separately.

                I would strongly suggest this for anyone who plays with someone who has a large family or knows a lot of people.

                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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                  I've seen the same type of thing happen here in FL. On more than one occasion I've seen fantasy 5 have multiple winners and 2-3 of them were at the same store. That leads me to believe it was the same person who won. That person would get double the share of the divided jackpot.

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                    My wife and I play with a long time friend. It took over a year to convince him that if we both play the same numbers and "something silly happened", i.e., they won, it would be much easier for each of us to cash our tickets separately.

                    I would strongly suggest this for anyone who plays with someone who has a large family or knows a lot of people.

                     Lightbulb Idea Yes. This is a great Idea.  In the last big Megamillions- the guy that won 1/2 in Washington State would've walked away with 2/3 of the jackpot instead of 1/2. He made a typo on his playslip which resulted in 1/2 instead of 2/3.

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                       Lightbulb Idea Yes. This is a great Idea.  In the last big Megamillions- the guy that won 1/2 in Washington State would've walked away with 2/3 of the jackpot instead of 1/2. He made a typo on his playslip which resulted in 1/2 instead of 2/3.

                      LUV typo's like that!!!!

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                        Playing any game is a game of chance and is gambling. Having said that, there is a way to play each game to maximize winnings. This player foolishly did not chose the Megaplier option, which would have made each of three tickets worth $1mil. If you love a set of numbers so much that you play them multiple times, but not the 46 times to cover all possibilities in Mega, at least play the Megaplier (this was recently added to NY). There have been other instances where this occured in NY- I remember seeing on the NYLottery site last year that there were ten tickets sold for Mega or Powerball in Bay Ridge (memory is fuzzy on actual details). With respect to Pick 4, a check of the newly revamped NYLottery website will reveal that there are multiple $500,000 plus winners in this game- indicating $100 bets on straight numbers is common (also a lot of $250,000 winners, et al.). I recently had a winner on Pick 3- was playing comparatively heavy for several days with a box bet just to cover and multiple straight bets; the day it came in was the day I was about to give up on it but played it combo several times- it hit straight and the difference based upon my change in bet pattersn was from what would have been over a $10,000 win days before to a win of less than $1,000. I am not yet a smart better and am trying to learn to maximize my winnings if my numbers hit.


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                          Posted: February 25, 2011, 6:53 pm - IP Logged

                          probably not quickpicks as i have quickpicks from 10 years ago that i always check and they haven't won at all ever,so they put them out and then don't let them hit.

                          remember the hardest thing for the lottery is screening out the 3 of 5 so nobody wins at all=more money for teachers,education and vets..

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                            Posted: February 25, 2011, 7:21 pm - IP Logged

                            I need a typo.....LOL.....

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                              I need a typo.....LOL.....

                              Definately Smile LOL

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                              Scratch Wins 2011: $25.00(1)/$20.00(3) 100K A Year for Life, $5.00(1)/$1.00(8)/$2.00(6)/ENTRY(3) Cash Explosion, $8.00(3)/$2.00(7) Double Doubler; 

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