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Does anyone know if there were many jackpot winners who really bought just one ticket?

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Posted: February 19, 2014, 8:56 am - IP Logged

Hi everyone,

I'm just curious to know if there were many winners of the PB or MM jackpots who really just bought one ticket? I'm not talking about someone who goes to different stores and buys tickets but someone who won on a ticket with a one line draw. It seems that often when someone wins a jackpot it might be that the person bought 3 or more tickets. With odds being so astronomically high a person could be a few thousand worth of tickets and still win nothing. Sometimes when I buy my one ticket I just wonder about people who have just bought the one ticket and won.

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    Posted: February 19, 2014, 9:03 am - IP Logged

    Ira Curry won half of the $648 million jackpot with 1 ticket of her own numbers.

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      Posted: February 19, 2014, 9:07 am - IP Logged

      Ira Curry won half of the $648 million jackpot with 1 ticket of her own numbers.

      Yeah the lady down in GA. right Win? That's who I was thinking of, and why I now will only buy one ticket LOL

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        Posted: February 19, 2014, 9:26 am - IP Logged

        Ira Curry won half of the $648 million jackpot with 1 ticket of her own numbers.

        Hi Win$500Quick,

        Thanks that's good to know. I was wondering more about people who by QP's like myself who have won with just buying 1 ticket only.

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          Posted: February 19, 2014, 9:47 am - IP Logged

          Carl Hunter was picking up a gallon of milk for his wife when he decided to also purchase one Powerball “quick pick” at West Metairie Shell on West Metairie Avenue in Metairie.

          This is from the powerball website under winners stories.

          http://www.powerball.com/powerball/winners/2008/050808LA-hunter.shtm

          Also Jeffrey "Jeff" Pintuff On the way home, Pintuff stopped at the Stewart's Shop on Route 50 in Wilton and purchased the $1 Quick Pick ticket for the December 25th Powerball drawing for $48.8 million.

          http://www.powerball.com/powerball/winners/2010/122510NY_Pintuff.shtml

          Go to the Powerball website and click on winners stories. Hope this helps.

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            Posted: February 19, 2014, 10:00 am - IP Logged

            Carl Hunter was picking up a gallon of milk for his wife when he decided to also purchase one Powerball “quick pick” at West Metairie Shell on West Metairie Avenue in Metairie.

            This is from the powerball website under winners stories.

            http://www.powerball.com/powerball/winners/2008/050808LA-hunter.shtm

            Also Jeffrey "Jeff" Pintuff On the way home, Pintuff stopped at the Stewart's Shop on Route 50 in Wilton and purchased the $1 Quick Pick ticket for the December 25th Powerball drawing for $48.8 million.

            http://www.powerball.com/powerball/winners/2010/122510NY_Pintuff.shtml

            Go to the Powerball website and click on winners stories. Hope this helps.

            Hi dallascowboyfan,

            Thanks for that info. I read the article. It gives me hope that some people out there can win with the 1 ticket. The few times I've bought more than one ticket for the MM or PB it's been frustrating because I've gotten the right numbers bought spread across 3 or 4 tickets so won nothing.

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              Posted: February 19, 2014, 2:12 pm - IP Logged

              That is correct all it takes is one(1) ticket to win itBig Grin  I'm sure there are some Mega winners as well I didn't click on their stories I just remember these two when they won. Don't forget your ticket for tonight $400 Million Thumbs Up

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                Posted: February 19, 2014, 3:26 pm - IP Logged

                I Agree! I agree Dallas! all it takes is one ticket and a WHOLE lot of luck. Smile

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                  Posted: February 19, 2014, 8:23 pm - IP Logged

                  There was a 19 year old girl in Georgia who won a jackpot - I think it was MM before the Megaplier - the first time she ever played. Turned $1 into millions. Sorry if she is the Georgia winner already mentioned.

                  There was a female prison guard in NY who thought she had bought a ticket for PB or MM and won the jackpot for the game she thought she didn't have a ticket for.

                  Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

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                  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: February 19, 2014, 11:14 pm - IP Logged

                    Hi everyone,

                    I'm just curious to know if there were many winners of the PB or MM jackpots who really just bought one ticket? I'm not talking about someone who goes to different stores and buys tickets but someone who won on a ticket with a one line draw. It seems that often when someone wins a jackpot it might be that the person bought 3 or more tickets. With odds being so astronomically high a person could be a few thousand worth of tickets and still win nothing. Sometimes when I buy my one ticket I just wonder about people who have just bought the one ticket and won.

                     Sometimes when I buy my one ticket I just wonder about people who have just bought the one ticket and won.

                    I do too, but then I start thinking about the millions who also bought one ticket and didn't win. Then reality kicks in.  Green laugh

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                      Posted: February 20, 2014, 4:02 am - IP Logged

                      Hi everyone,

                      I'm just curious to know if there were many winners of the PB or MM jackpots who really just bought one ticket? I'm not talking about someone who goes to different stores and buys tickets but someone who won on a ticket with a one line draw. It seems that often when someone wins a jackpot it might be that the person bought 3 or more tickets. With odds being so astronomically high a person could be a few thousand worth of tickets and still win nothing. Sometimes when I buy my one ticket I just wonder about people who have just bought the one ticket and won.

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                        Posted: February 20, 2014, 9:24 am - IP Logged

                        That is correct all it takes is one(1) ticket to win itBig Grin  I'm sure there are some Mega winners as well I didn't click on their stories I just remember these two when they won. Don't forget your ticket for tonight $400 Million Thumbs Up

                        Yep, just one ticket.

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                          Posted: February 20, 2014, 9:44 am - IP Logged

                          I  WILL  ONLY  BUY 1  TICKET.  THATS  IT,  ITS  HARD  ENOUGH  TO  WIN  THE  PICK   3.   BUT I  DO  TRY  AND  MASTER  THE  PICK  3. I  DO  OK, I  CONCENTRATE  ONLY  ON  PICK 3,  ALSO   PAIRS  I  FOLLOW. AND  THE  DOUBLES,  AND  DIGIT  POSITION


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                            Posted: February 20, 2014, 11:12 am - IP Logged

                            It's not possible to win if you buy more than one ticket I hear.