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Does anyone have stories of close calls of winning 1,000,000+ in Powerball, mega,etc.

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Posted: March 20, 2015, 4:04 pm - IP Logged

I'm interested in any stories you have heard;  but really what I am asking is have you or anyone immediately close to you had close calls to 1,000,000 or larger wins at lotteries.

 

Its so rare I would find it interesting to know how many regular players brush up against that big pay off.

 

See my other thread for my close call........my numbers hit.....

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    Posted: March 20, 2015, 4:20 pm - IP Logged

    I matched 5 of 6 with Ohio's Classic Lotto(6/49)  in February of 2013 when its jackpot was over $11M and I also had posted the ten combinations I played on the prediction board.  Anyone who saw my predictions and my win probably figured I got lucky and after trying to repeat ever since I would have to agree with them.  I did the same thing several years earlier with Ohio's Super Lotto(6/49+1).  Although I've hit MM and PB more often I've only hit 0+1, 1+1's and 2+1's for $1-$7.

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      Posted: March 20, 2015, 6:51 pm - IP Logged

      I matched 5 of 6 with Ohio's Classic Lotto(6/49)  in February of 2013 when its jackpot was over $11M and I also had posted the ten combinations I played on the prediction board.  Anyone who saw my predictions and my win probably figured I got lucky and after trying to repeat ever since I would have to agree with them.  I did the same thing several years earlier with Ohio's Super Lotto(6/49+1).  Although I've hit MM and PB more often I've only hit 0+1, 1+1's and 2+1's for $1-$7.

      I matched 4 numbers three times in one week playing Rolling Cash 5, 4 numbers in both MM and PB, and 5 numbers twice in Ohio Lotto games. The first time I matched 5 out of 6 in the Ohio Lotto, it seemed like I was really close to winning the jackpot until I did the math. There are 258 combinations in 6/49 games matching 5 numbers every drawing, 170 four number matches in 5/39 games, and 350 for MM.

      Since I know it's not exactly a "close call", no stories.

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        Posted: March 20, 2015, 8:46 pm - IP Logged

        A couple of friends did. One came close to winning $49 million in Lotto max (Canadian). Only the last number was one number off. She got around $10 k or something. For the other friend, his numbers came close to matching all the numbers for mega millions, but each set of the numbers for one off from the right ones. He almost flipped his lid.

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          Posted: March 20, 2015, 9:00 pm - IP Logged

          The highest ever win was $35 on MM and PB (3 different times)... in July, I matched 3 and the other numbers I was off by just one digit.

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            Posted: March 20, 2015, 10:18 pm - IP Logged

            I'm interested in any stories you have heard;  but really what I am asking is have you or anyone immediately close to you had close calls to 1,000,000 or larger wins at lotteries.

             

            Its so rare I would find it interesting to know how many regular players brush up against that big pay off.

             

            See my other thread for my close call........my numbers hit.....

            I have a close call every draw. I'm only off by 5 or 6 numbers.

            CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

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              Posted: March 20, 2015, 10:46 pm - IP Logged

              I have a close call every draw. I'm only off by 5 or 6 numbers.

              Good one!
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              For me it was 5 of 6 in the California lottery in 1987. Paid $2002, the jackpot was somewhere around $23M if I remember right. Played it in a little railroad stop called Nipton that was very popular with people from Nevada - until Primm opened.

              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 21, 2015, 7:12 am - IP Logged

                i had a PB game where ea of the numbers i had where 1 off the drawn number. Grrrrr...

                2014 = -1016; 2015= -1409; 2016  = -1171; 2017 = ?  TOT =  -3596

                keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= -424; 2017 = ? TOT = - 3318

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                  Posted: March 21, 2015, 7:57 am - IP Logged

                  I met a lottery winner once about 20+ years ago from Florida...Does that count ??

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                    Posted: March 21, 2015, 9:25 am - IP Logged

                    I'm interested in any stories you have heard;  but really what I am asking is have you or anyone immediately close to you had close calls to 1,000,000 or larger wins at lotteries.

                     

                    Its so rare I would find it interesting to know how many regular players brush up against that big pay off.

                     

                    See my other thread for my close call........my numbers hit.....

                    Are you collecting these stories to write a book?

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                      Posted: March 21, 2015, 9:28 am - IP Logged

                      I have a close call every draw. I'm only off by 5 or 6 numbers.

                      ROFL

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                        Posted: March 21, 2015, 9:29 am - IP Logged

                        I met a lottery winner once about 20+ years ago from Florida...Does that count ??

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                          Posted: March 21, 2015, 10:23 am - IP Logged

                          I have a close call every draw. I'm only off by 5 or 6 numbers.

                          Green laughSame here. I am an expert at choosing the wrong numbers.  All of them!

                          That money's gone fo ever

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                            Posted: March 21, 2015, 11:22 am - IP Logged

                            Green laughSame here. I am an expert at choosing the wrong numbers.  All of them!

                            Dang!

                            It happened again last night. I got the mega ball. On the others, I was off by this.....................................................................................................................................................................................................................much!

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                              Posted: March 21, 2015, 12:17 pm - IP Logged

                              I missed winning $40,000 on Powerball with Powerplay by one number once, so I won $400 instead. Still not a bad haul.

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