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November 27th, 2016 at 1:47:44 AM permalink
Just when you think you have won the lottery, you find out you have to split the jackpot with some twenty other people.

http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/economy/article/2049544/hk73-million-mark-six-jackpot-split-between-235-winning-units

Turns out the numbers were 1, 2, 3, 4, 7 and 10, with the special number 33.
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November 27th, 2016 at 4:23:42 AM permalink
And conversely:

One ticket has winning numbers in $421 million Powerball lottery

https://www.yahoo.com/news/winning-numbers-drawn-421-million-u-powerball-lottery-043959727.html

"For every $1 worth of Powerball sales, half goes to prizes, 40 percent to state governments for causes such as education, and 10 percent to retailers who sell the tickets and other administrative costs".
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November 27th, 2016 at 6:14:10 PM permalink
moral of the story:

Don't ever buy 1,2,3,4,5,6
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November 27th, 2016 at 6:24:19 PM permalink
Quote: andysif

Just when you think you have won the lottery, you find out you have to split the jackpot with some twenty other people.

http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/economy/article/2049544/hk73-million-mark-six-jackpot-split-between-235-winning-units

Turns out the numbers were 1, 2, 3, 4, 7 and 10, with the special number 33.

That's not fair. The lottery should show past data including how many play the same rocket or limit sales on a ticket number. Sometimes these things happen on smaller odds when credit is illegally given.

The Ohio lottery had a 5/5, which was a $100,000 winner normally, $1,000,000 max shared for numerous winners. One ticket was bought south of Columbus in Bellefontaine, 35 others in Cleveland. A few months later there was a story how one shop was advancing credit in the millions. It didn't mention the above, but it had to be involved. This was probably all near year 2,000, can't remember.
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November 27th, 2016 at 6:28:21 PM permalink
Plus the lottery has been rigged by insiders. Don't bother.

https://search.yahoo.com/mobile/s?p=lottery+drawings+rigged&fr=yfp-hrmob-900&fr2=p%3Afp%2Cm%3Asb&.tsrc=yfp-hrmob-900
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November 27th, 2016 at 6:43:20 PM permalink
Quote: andysif

moral of the story:

Don't ever buy 1,2,3,4,5,6


The California Lottery once ran a series of ads on famous people and what numbers they would choose. One of the two main Apple founders said, "1 2 3 4 5 6; they're just as likely to win as any other set."

Personally, I am a believer of "stay away from any feasible combination of parents-and-child ages and birthdays," but 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 10 doesn't fall into that group.
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November 27th, 2016 at 7:45:00 PM permalink
Quote: ThatDonGuy

The California Lottery once ran a series of ads on famous people and what numbers they would choose. One of the two main Apple founders said, "1 2 3 4 5 6; they're just as likely to win as any other set."

Personally, I am a believer of "stay away from any feasible combination of parents-and-child ages and birthdays," but 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 10 doesn't fall into that group.



"1 2 3 4 5 6; they're just as likely to win as any other set." True.
But it is also true that there are about one hundred other people buying that combination so if and when it ever come out you will probably get less than the average 3rd prize.

as for the 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 10 combination, a joke is going around like this:
People just buy all the numbers from 1-10 without 689
(note: 689 is the nickname given to the very unpopular HK chief executive who marginally won the "election" and got 689 votes out of the 1200 voting committee.)
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November 28th, 2016 at 2:19:23 PM permalink
Back when the $1.5 billion jackpot was going on, we talked about ways to avoid duplicating too many others with your numbers. The obvious one was having at least one number above 31. Also picking consecutive numbers, and doubling up your Powerball number with one of your five.
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January 29th, 2017 at 12:49:31 AM permalink
There was a hilarious episode of Martin where Martin won the Lottery of 2.5 million before taxes. He is beyond ecstatic as is normal and he charges a bunch of extravagant things on his credit card assuming that he will just pay for his extravagant things when his lottery check gets cashed(It would be like 1.3 million after his taxes are taken out.)

He and Gina literally roll up into the Lottery office/news station wearing fancy shades and clothes, LOL. They are assuming they are getting about 1.3 million. They get a huge shock when they are told that Martin's winning numbers were part of the biggest tie in history! They immediately are upset(As everyone in their position would be) . Turns out, about 312 people had Martin's winning numbers! Uh oh! A whole bunch of people come rushing in to claim their share.

Martin and Gina are told they are only getting $50 a week before taxes, so more like $30. Gina jumps on the Lottery Representative's back in shocked rage. LOL. Martin later tells Gina that the Representative decided not to press charges as he understood Gina was going to be out of a lot of money(1.3 million versus $30 a week? Ouch.

Martin says even if they return all of the returnable items, they're still in the hole by $1,000. Martin tells Gina something like ,"Don't be sad. We were rich for a week! Hold your head up!" Gina gives him a forced smile and tries to hold her head up as she goes into her room. He does the same thing to her. On the side by side screen, they are both seen crying(Or making cringing expressions). I remember a Youtube poster commenting something like, "The cringing that Martin and Gina are doing is what money withdrawal looks like) I can't imagine the horror of thinking you are going to be up 1.3 million only to be down $1,000! Ouch!This thread about the big Lottery tie reminds me so much of the Martin Lottery episode. ;)
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January 29th, 2017 at 8:29:38 AM permalink
That was probably lifted off of this real story

http://zidbits.com/2010/11/how-did-110-people-win-the-same-lottery/

Also I vaguely remember the daily number coming in 9-11 on the anniversary of 9-11 in ny or nj and it paying less then 100 dollrs
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