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Is it an Error or Did it Really Happeb?

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Posted: December 6, 2014, 7:41 am - IP Logged

On Thursday The New York Lottery website posted the following results for it's Take5 drawing:

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December 4, 2014 Take Five Winning Numbers: 01-02-22-32-38 Take Five Drawing - 2 Top Prize Winner(s) of $32,812.50 top prize

Prize LevelNumbers MatchedPrize AmountNo.of Winners
First5 of 5$32,812.502
Winning Counties: BRONX (QP), BRONX (QP),
Retailer Locations:
  • 731 A&B ENTERPRISES CORP , 745 WHITEPLAINS RD , BRONX
  • 731 A&B ENTERPRISES CORP , 745 WHITEPLAINS RD , BRONX

So, did somebody really get two identical QP's from the retailer and win the jackpot, or is it simply a data processing error on The NY Lottery's website?   Take5 is a 5/39 game.  It's possible for a player to buy a "partial QP", where the player picks from one to four numbers, and the terminal will pick the remaining number(s).  G5

About playing the lottery --  You will lose more than you win. Until you hit a jackpot.  Then everything changes!

    mamamary517's avatar - Lottery-024.jpg
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    Posted: December 6, 2014, 7:50 am - IP Logged

    I noticed this also and wondered what happened.  It seems very unlikely that the computer would choose the same set of numbers at the same time.

      savagegoose's avatar - ProfilePho
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      Posted: December 6, 2014, 10:12 am - IP Logged

      could be the person bought a ticket, then forgot and bought it againoh wait says they're QP's accident  double print i have seen them, and then   clerk forced them to  pay for both?

      2014 = -1016; 2015= -1409; 2016 JAN = -106; FEB= -81; MAR= -131; APR= - 87: MAY= -91; JUN= -39; JUL=-134; AUG= -124; SEP = -123; OCT= -84  NOV=- 73 TOT= -3498

      keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= JAN=-32, FEB= +12 , MAR= -86, APR = -77. MAY= -48, JUN= -29, JUL=-71; AUG = -52; SEPT= -43; OCT = +56 NOV = -33 TOT= -3297

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        Posted: December 6, 2014, 10:48 am - IP Logged

        It is certainly possible that two lines were identical quick picks. I actually had this happen several years ago. More than likely it is a rare lottery terminal glitch rather than two completely random quick picks being selected. Photo below. Only won a free ticket on the 3rd number set though...

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          Posted: December 6, 2014, 11:02 am - IP Logged

          It is certainly possible that two lines were identical quick picks. I actually had this happen several years ago. More than likely it is a rare lottery terminal glitch rather than two completely random quick picks being selected. Photo below. Only won a free ticket on the 3rd number set though...

          Absolutely amazing that it happened to you, and even more amazing that you still have the ticket!

          Agreed, it certainly is possible for a random number generator program to duplicate a set of 5 numbers on the same ticket, or even on two separate tickets.  In NY's case Take5 is a 5/39 game, so the odds of it happening are the same as winning the jackpot, which is 575,757 to 1.  G5

          About playing the lottery --  You will lose more than you win. Until you hit a jackpot.  Then everything changes!

            RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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            Posted: December 6, 2014, 2:41 pm - IP Logged

            It is certainly possible that two lines were identical quick picks. I actually had this happen several years ago. More than likely it is a rare lottery terminal glitch rather than two completely random quick picks being selected. Photo below. Only won a free ticket on the 3rd number set though...

            If that happened on a winning ticket, it probably happens more often on losing tickets but goes unnoticed.

             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
               
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