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7 people from WV winning $2M powerball

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rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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Posted: March 1, 2012, 2:46 pm - IP Logged

Sounds like somebody may have been a devotee of my MO' MONEY METHOD.

Spend $21 - Win $14 Million.

Yeah, that's right in the MO' MONEY playbook.


                                             
                     
                                         

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                   

"The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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    Posted: March 1, 2012, 5:01 pm - IP Logged

    Sounds like somebody may have been a devotee of my MO' MONEY METHOD.

    Spend $21 - Win $14 Million.

    Yeah, that's right in the MO' MONEY playbook.

    Dang, I need to jump on the MO' Money Method/bandwagon....LOL.....ROFL

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      Posted: March 1, 2012, 5:29 pm - IP Logged

      It could have been one person buying seven tickets trying to hit the winning PB number but covered his bets with Power Play just in case he didn't pick the right PB#. 

      I've never understood it but when there are only 5 numbers to pick, some players are so sure they can get all five that they often play them multiple times.  I heard of several cases of players doing that and winning less than they hoped for.  It happened several times with the local pick5 game in my state before it was changed to parti-mutel. 

      A few years ago a guy bought 20 Buckeye5 tickets with the same five numbers and won but the state had a liability cap of one million dollar and instead of winning 20 $100K prizes he shared the $1M with another player who matched 5 also.  He sued the state claiming he wasn't aware of the cap but it was on the play slips and he had to settle for what they gave him.

      I have seen that happen a few times in the pick 5 game called Mass Cash here in MA. I also tried it but had to give up. It can be a very expensive exercise but I did it because I prefer online games to scratch tickets. Cant wait to get the official explanation. 

      Honestly I am hoping it was the mistake prints of a store clerk that they were forced to pay now they don't need that job. That would be a great story.

      That money's gone fo ever

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        Posted: March 1, 2012, 5:59 pm - IP Logged

        Nothing is posted on the WV lottery website yet but it does appear to be an interesting website.

        If you click on Game's Powerball, Winners it does tell you past winners, location, and amount.

        Also, for Powerball there is a feature for hot and copld numbers.

        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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          Posted: March 5, 2012, 10:10 pm - IP Logged

          It could have been one person buying seven tickets trying to hit the winning PB number but covered his bets with Power Play just in case he didn't pick the right PB#. 

          I've never understood it but when there are only 5 numbers to pick, some players are so sure they can get all five that they often play them multiple times.  I heard of several cases of players doing that and winning less than they hoped for.  It happened several times with the local pick5 game in my state before it was changed to parti-mutel. 

          A few years ago a guy bought 20 Buckeye5 tickets with the same five numbers and won but the state had a liability cap of one million dollar and instead of winning 20 $100K prizes he shared the $1M with another player who matched 5 also.  He sued the state claiming he wasn't aware of the cap but it was on the play slips and he had to settle for what they gave him.

          I was close, it was the same players that bought all seven tickets according to WV website but there were two of them and they showed up today to collect their $14M prize.

           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
             
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            rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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            Posted: March 5, 2012, 10:30 pm - IP Logged

            I'd like to hear the story behind this one.

            I bet it's like somebody else already said - they wanted 7 draws and somehow wound up with 7 plays.


                                                         
                                 
                                                     

             

             

             

             

                                                                                                               

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              Posted: March 5, 2012, 11:03 pm - IP Logged

              if I were to win on multiple jackpot tickets I would cash one and then wait another month to cash  the other or even three.

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                Posted: March 6, 2012, 4:58 am - IP Logged

                It was 2 Vietnam Vets that brought 7 tickets playing family birthdates of family members. Good thing they chose the Powerplay option. They intend to help out members of their family. Nice Score!

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                  Posted: March 6, 2012, 7:40 am - IP Logged

                  It was 2 Vietnam Vets that brought 7 tickets playing family birthdates of family members. Good thing they chose the Powerplay option. They intend to help out members of their family. Nice Score!

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                  I am so glad to hear that. They fought for our

                  country and I am glad they won. Congrats to them.

                  Rehab is for quitters.

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                    Posted: March 6, 2012, 8:33 am - IP Logged

                    It was 2 Vietnam Vets that brought 7 tickets playing family birthdates of family members. Good thing they chose the Powerplay option. They intend to help out members of their family. Nice Score!

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                    Congrats to the winners.....Thumbs Up

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                      Posted: March 6, 2012, 11:55 am - IP Logged

                      It could have been one person buying seven tickets trying to hit the winning PB number but covered his bets with Power Play just in case he didn't pick the right PB#. 

                      I've never understood it but when there are only 5 numbers to pick, some players are so sure they can get all five that they often play them multiple times.  I heard of several cases of players doing that and winning less than they hoped for.  It happened several times with the local pick5 game in my state before it was changed to parti-mutel. 

                      A few years ago a guy bought 20 Buckeye5 tickets with the same five numbers and won but the state had a liability cap of one million dollar and instead of winning 20 $100K prizes he shared the $1M with another player who matched 5 also.  He sued the state claiming he wasn't aware of the cap but it was on the play slips and he had to settle for what they gave him.

                      "I've never understood it but when there are only 5 numbers to pick, some players are so sure they can get all five that they often play them multiple times."

                      It's possible someone will play the same 5 numbers 46 times with all the bonus numbers and win the jackpot plus 45 5+0 prizes. Nobody has ever done it, but I'll bet there are more players doing that than we think.

                      "A few years ago a guy bought 20 Buckeye5 tickets with the same five numbers and won but the state had a liability cap of one million dollar and instead of winning 20 $100K prizes he shared the $1M with another player who matched 5 also.  He sued the state claiming he wasn't aware of the cap but it was on the play slips and he had to settle for what they gave him."

                      I thought he bought 54 tickets but it was actually 52. http://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/rod/docs/pdf/10/2004/2004-Ohio-5576.pdf

                      When that happened I wondered why he bought more than 10 tickets because I knew there was a $1 million cap. His arguments were the clerk selling him the tickets said there was no cap and it wasn't stated on the playslips or lottery tickets. But it did say on the tickets "All tickets, drawings, and prizes are subject to the rules and regulation of the Ohio Lottery Commission".

                      What made it even more interesting, another player had one winning ticket too and the $1 million prize had to be split 53 ways. Struna got $981,000 before taxes but the Ohio Lottery Commission decided because of the unusual circumstances to pay the one other winning ticket holder $100,000 instead of the $19,000 the split would give them. And probably the reason Struna sued the Commission and case was finally decided by the Ohio Supreme Court,

                      This isn't the first time players bought multiple tickets with the same numbers in WVA jackpot games either. It's happened many time in their Cash 25 game. The Cash 25 jackpot is $25,000 and their site clearly shows the 10 winning tickets or $250,000 cap.

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                        Posted: March 6, 2012, 12:56 pm - IP Logged

                        I am leaning towards a clerk error.....hitting the wrong keys for advanced draws  and made multiples for this draw instead.... I have had a clerk here in FL tell me they can't "undo" the ticket once it is done.....Don't know if that's true or not.

                        It is true, at least for the big multi-state games.  I've heard that single-state games like pick 3 or 5 can be cancelled in some states, but others don't allow it.