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6/49 record jackpot winner bought 2 of the same tickets

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Posted: May 29, 2013, 5:20 pm - IP Logged

I don't know if this will be in the news section sometime soon, seeing as it's a canadian lottery, but I thought it's pretty interesting.

 

I was at a skytrain station, got one of those free newspapers (metro) and on the front page was this news: Of the four winners of the record 6/49 lottery jackpot last month (~64 million, previous record was 52 million or something), two were from Surrey BC, one from Vancouver and one in Alberta or something.

 

Turns, out, that the two Surrey tickets were bought by the same person! Actually, while I was reading about the jackpot when it happened, someone predicted that the same person bought the ticket twice either on this or another forum, and it actually happened! It's the first time, at least in Canada, that someone won the jackpot twice in the same draw.

 

He ended up taking home 2x 15.8 million, while the other two winners only got 15.8 million each.

 

EDIT: remember, no annuity and no taxes in Canada. So 64 million = around 177.8 million if it were like the powerball. Which is nothing compared to the 591 Million powerball jackpot, but when you consider that it costs the same (2 bucks), but the chances are 1:14,000,000 roughly (compared to 1:175,000,000), it's not so bad, right?


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    Posted: May 29, 2013, 5:25 pm - IP Logged

    Sounds like he came out ahead by getting half the jackpot money instead of a third.

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      Posted: May 29, 2013, 5:56 pm - IP Logged

      Ohio has a 649 game that has had jackpot $50M+(annuity) as do some of its neighboring states but PB and MM get all the attention.  I think with the multi-states games getting more expensive some of the state games might get a little more attention when their jackpots get to $40M+ with their better odds and price.

       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
         
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        Posted: May 29, 2013, 10:29 pm - IP Logged

        I don't know if this will be in the news section sometime soon, seeing as it's a canadian lottery, but I thought it's pretty interesting.

         

        I was at a skytrain station, got one of those free newspapers (metro) and on the front page was this news: Of the four winners of the record 6/49 lottery jackpot last month (~64 million, previous record was 52 million or something), two were from Surrey BC, one from Vancouver and one in Alberta or something.

         

        Turns, out, that the two Surrey tickets were bought by the same person! Actually, while I was reading about the jackpot when it happened, someone predicted that the same person bought the ticket twice either on this or another forum, and it actually happened! It's the first time, at least in Canada, that someone won the jackpot twice in the same draw.

         

        He ended up taking home 2x 15.8 million, while the other two winners only got 15.8 million each.

         

        EDIT: remember, no annuity and no taxes in Canada. So 64 million = around 177.8 million if it were like the powerball. Which is nothing compared to the 591 Million powerball jackpot, but when you consider that it costs the same (2 bucks), but the chances are 1:14,000,000 roughly (compared to 1:175,000,000), it's not so bad, right?

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