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2nd place MM winner in Virginia-3 tickets

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Posted: June 6, 2015, 1:06 pm - IP Logged

Why  is there the assumption that one person bought 3 tickets when it could easily have been 3 different quick picks? I have noticed quick picks often have the same numbers except for one number difference. I would guess it was 3 different people with 3 different quick pick tickets, but ofcourse I could be wrong.

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    Pepperjack...The tickets were all bought at the same store.

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      Pepperjack...The tickets were all bought at the same store.

      Yes, I know they were bought at the same store. As I said I have noticed quick picks often have the same numbers except for one number difference.  (this has been my experience when I have bought at the same store within the same minute or so.

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        Posted: June 6, 2015, 10:14 pm - IP Logged

        Some people play partners and take turns buying the tickets. Maybe there were three people, one played a QP and got tickets for two others with the QP numbers.

        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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          Yes, I know they were bought at the same store. As I said I have noticed quick picks often have the same numbers except for one number difference.  (this has been my experience when I have bought at the same store within the same minute or so.

          The odds of the same RNG terminal spitting out 3 MM tickets with the correct white balls are;

          1/18.49M*1/18.49M*1/18.49M.

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            Posted: June 6, 2015, 11:59 pm - IP Logged

            The odds of the same RNG terminal spitting out 3 MM tickets with the correct white balls are;

            1/18.49M*1/18.49M*1/18.49M.

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            That's if it's a true random number generator. Some of the anecdata I've seen suggests that in some states, they use bad pseudorandom number generators instead.

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              The odds of the same RNG terminal spitting out 3 MM tickets with the correct white balls are;

              1/18.49M*1/18.49M*1/18.49M.

              Hit With Stick

              Virginia Lottery Media Center is following this story closely.  I'm sure when the three tickets bought at Kangaroo Express, 891 Temple Avenue in Colonial Heights are claimed the person who brought them will be identified.  Although it was implied that a single person may have brought them they didn't say if all three were brought around the same time, that kind of information is not released because it's probably used to verify the winner.

               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                 
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                Posted: June 7, 2015, 7:26 am - IP Logged

                Everyone here has good points. What would be most interesting to me--- is not whether it was the same person or not, but whether those 3 winning tickets were quick picks, or self picks. As I am sure some people know you can get a combination ticket where you pick one part of the number and let the machine do the rest. It depends how you fill out the slip.  So for example I might have a favorite powerball number and pick that number on the slip but mark off quick pick for the remaining 5 numbers.== so the winning tickets here could be self picked,  all quick picks--- or partially quick picked. I wonder if the VA lottery will even release a picture of the tickets because they might not want us to know if they were all quick picks :)

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                  Everyone here has good points. What would be most interesting to me--- is not whether it was the same person or not, but whether those 3 winning tickets were quick picks, or self picks. As I am sure some people know you can get a combination ticket where you pick one part of the number and let the machine do the rest. It depends how you fill out the slip.  So for example I might have a favorite powerball number and pick that number on the slip but mark off quick pick for the remaining 5 numbers.== so the winning tickets here could be self picked,  all quick picks--- or partially quick picked. I wonder if the VA lottery will even release a picture of the tickets because they might not want us to know if they were all quick picks :)

                  I'm sure if it turns out one person brought all three s/he will have some strange strategy that no one but s/he understands.

                   * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                     
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                    Posted: June 7, 2015, 12:06 pm - IP Logged

                    I'm sure if it turns out one person brought all three s/he will have some strange strategy that no one but s/he understands.

                    My guess would be that a customer went to the store and filled a bet slip. The store clerk fed the slip to the machine and the machine probably jammed making the clerk hit the "enter" button more than once.  This resulted in 3 tickets being printed. The customer hopefully rejected the extra 2 lines and the unfortunate clerk is now very fortunate.

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                      Posted: June 7, 2015, 12:41 pm - IP Logged

                      pepperjack,

                      Not all states have the combination option. I'm not sure about Virginia but I know Illinois and Missouri don't have it.

                      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: June 7, 2015, 12:56 pm - IP Logged

                        Here is how you do it for picking your favorite PB number--- pick the number and draw your X on the one number.  (where you choose 1 through 35)...Then in the section where you are supposed to fill in 5 numbers  draw the x  in the QP box... try that  in your sate if you are curious to see if that works. Maybe that only works in some states but I think it would work in any. But as always,  my disclaimer is I could be wrong.

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                          The upper and lower matrixes are two separate entities. You can do a QP for both, or a QP for either one.

                          Someone once posted on here that in some state you could 'mix and match' your numbers and a QP within the same matrix, not sure where.

                          Let's say you're playing a 5/39 game and you mark 25 and 30 and let the terminal pick the other three.

                          But on PB and MM each game has two matrixes and the play slips are self-explanatory.

                          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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                            We shall all see who claims it...hopefully soon. I think it was someone gunning for the 2nd tier but

                            was not smart enough to know about the multiplier.

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                              Posted: June 7, 2015, 7:38 pm - IP Logged

                              My guess would be that a customer went to the store and filled a bet slip. The store clerk fed the slip to the machine and the machine probably jammed making the clerk hit the "enter" button more than once.  This resulted in 3 tickets being printed. The customer hopefully rejected the extra 2 lines and the unfortunate clerk is now very fortunate.

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