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i beg to wonder if these 28 winners picked own numbers?

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Posted: May 16, 2013, 2:50 am - IP Logged

Even though nobody won the jackpot Wednesday, 28 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $1,000,000 prize: 1 from Arkansas, 6 from California, 1 from Connecticut, 1 from Delaware, 2 from Georgia, 1 from Indiana, 1 from Kentucky, 2 from Massachusetts, 1 from Michigan, 1 from Missouri, 1 from Nebraska, 1 from New Jersey, 3 from New York, 1 from North Carolina, 2 from Ohio, 1 from Pennsylvania, 1 from South Dakota, and 1 from Virginia.

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    Posted: May 16, 2013, 3:36 am - IP Logged

    Even though nobody won the jackpot Wednesday, 28 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $1,000,000 prize: 1 from Arkansas, 6 from California, 1 from Connecticut, 1 from Delaware, 2 from Georgia, 1 from Indiana, 1 from Kentucky, 2 from Massachusetts, 1 from Michigan, 1 from Missouri, 1 from Nebraska, 1 from New Jersey, 3 from New York, 1 from North Carolina, 2 from Ohio, 1 from Pennsylvania, 1 from South Dakota, and 1 from Virginia.

    what if you matched 2 plus mega??

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      Posted: May 16, 2013, 3:42 am - IP Logged

      what if you matched 2 plus mega??

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        Posted: May 16, 2013, 8:00 am - IP Logged

        In the grand scheme of things, I I have to ask if it really matters if a person picked own numbers or what the amount of the jackpot is. To hear some people talk about the latter, one would think $25 million is not enough for those everyday working stiffs to bother playing the lottery on an every draw basis. Sure, I understand about budgets and all, but many people who say they only play when the jackpot exceeds a certain level perhaps smoke cigarettes, drink beer, and buy a daily latte from Starbucks. I think I would rather spend an extra $6 per week on lottery than on any of those 3 expenditures that only leave you unhealthy and fat. Yes, I am not one for political correctness.

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          Posted: May 16, 2013, 9:40 am - IP Logged

          what if you matched 2 plus mega??

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            Posted: May 16, 2013, 12:09 pm - IP Logged

            If 70 to 80% of tickets sold are QP's we should expect that 20 to 22 would have been QP's just based on that. We know for certain that that none of the 28 picked their own numbers while only using birthday numbers, multiples of 5, or any of the common patterns and sequences.

            I'd guess that no more than 5 of them picked their own numbers. If anybody wants to do some research, many of the state websites have that info. The 3 NY winners were all QP's.

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              Posted: May 16, 2013, 1:22 pm - IP Logged

              If 70 to 80% of tickets sold are QP's we should expect that 20 to 22 would have been QP's just based on that. We know for certain that that none of the 28 picked their own numbers while only using birthday numbers, multiples of 5, or any of the common patterns and sequences.

              I'd guess that no more than 5 of them picked their own numbers. If anybody wants to do some research, many of the state websites have that info. The 3 NY winners were all QP's.

              The ticket sales almost doubled from the previous drawing so unless all the self pick players doubled the amount of their picks, the percentage of QPs is probably closer to 90% or higher.

              "We know for certain that that none of the 28 picked their own numbers while only using birthday numbers, multiples of 5, or any of the common patterns and sequences."

              Because there are 59 numbers, the players using birthday and anniversary dates have the option to use the year of birth or their age, so any set of numbers could be self pick date or age numbers, but I still agree with your figures.

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                Posted: May 16, 2013, 9:04 pm - IP Logged

                In the grand scheme of things, I I have to ask if it really matters if a person picked own numbers or what the amount of the jackpot is. To hear some people talk about the latter, one would think $25 million is not enough for those everyday working stiffs to bother playing the lottery on an every draw basis. Sure, I understand about budgets and all, but many people who say they only play when the jackpot exceeds a certain level perhaps smoke cigarettes, drink beer, and buy a daily latte from Starbucks. I think I would rather spend an extra $6 per week on lottery than on any of those 3 expenditures that only leave you unhealthy and fat. Yes, I am not one for political correctness.

                I Agree!