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4 8 15 25? 47? 42

Postby Master Higgins » Jan 5th, 2011 @ 9:55am

http://www.comcast.net/articles/news-na ... .Millions/

EPHRATA, Wash. — One of two winning Mega Millions tickets was sold at a Safeway supermarket in the eastern Washington town of Ephrata. In Idaho, players awaited word on where that state's winning ticket was sold.

Because of feverish sales before Tuesday night's drawing, the winners will now share a $380 million jackpot, an increase of the previous $355 million estimate, said Scott Kinney, Washington's Lottery spokesman.

Idaho Lottery officials plan to hold a news conference Wednesday morning.

Jackpot winners for the Mega Millions game have to match five regular numbers plus the "Mega ball." The winning numbers were 4, 8, 15, 25 and 47, with 42 being the "Mega ball" number.

The two winning tickets from Tuesday are each worth $190 million. Besides the jackpot, prizes range from $2 to $250,000.

The drawing drew huge interest across the country as thousands of people lined up to buy tickets in 41 states and Washington, D.C., where the game is available.

Fans of the ABC television show "Lost" are having some fun with the jackpot.

Four of the six winning numbers matched those that character Hugo "Hurley" Reyes used to win a lottery on the show, only to suffer a series of spectacular misfortunes. Hurley's numbers — 4, 8, 15, 16, 23 and 42 — popped up throughout the show.

Mega Millions said 25,587 tickets matched three of the winning numbers, plus the bonus number — so anyone who played the "Lost" numbers won $150 per ticket.

That's pretty great. :lol:
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Re: 4 8 15 25? 47? 42

Postby James-Kond » Jan 5th, 2011 @ 10:25am

xD That's awesome!
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Re: 4 8 15 25? 47? 42

Postby dabeast0976 » Jan 7th, 2011 @ 10:01am

And somewhere there's a nerd, who has played these numbers every week for years who finally said fuck it and didn't play them this week, weeping in his mom's basement. :lol:
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Re: 4 8 15 25? 47? 42

Postby kiwi » Jan 7th, 2011 @ 3:55pm

A friend of mine played for the first time and won his $150.

If the entire Lost sequence had won, the 25 thousand people would have still gotten like 14 mil per person. Nothin' to shake a stick at, for sure.
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Re: 4 8 15 25? 47? 42

Postby BEARinaMANSUIT » Jan 8th, 2011 @ 6:31am

So that's why lasterday Bromley said Ryan Scott played the Lost numbers.
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Re: 4 8 15 25? 47? 42

Postby Roadie Brock » Jan 19th, 2011 @ 8:19pm

And Higgins didn't win because he doesn't love Lost that much.
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Re: 4 8 15 25? 47? 42

Postby Fade2Black » Jun 21st, 2011 @ 6:06pm

kiwi wrote:A friend of mine played for the first time and won his $150.

If the entire Lost sequence had won, the 25 thousand people would have still gotten like 14 mil per person. Nothin' to shake a stick at, for sure.

I know - old news.
I was perusing the old threads and the number sequence caught my eye.
Math has never been my strongest subject, but occasionally I'll read something that doesn't add up or in this case divvy. Sorry kiwi, but your math doesn't measure up (whips out wooden ruler and starts shakin').

The jackpot was $355 million. Assuming 25 thousand people play the LOST numbers each drawing, had all the LOST numbers been drawn, the payout would have been a mere $14,200 per person ($355,000,000/25,000), a far cry from 14 million. A $14,200 payout on a $355,000,000 jackpot? Let the bad luck commence. Anyone who plays the LOST numbers week-to-week is a fool. Considering a typical jackpot hovers around $35,000,000, the payout for such a jackpot (assuming 25 thousand LOST number playing winners) would be a mere $1,400 per person. A person who got only 5 out of the 6 LOST numbers would probably take home much more than any one person who hit all 6, since the person who only got 5 right wouldn't be spitting their cut of the kitty 25,000 ways.
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Re: 4 8 15 25? 47? 42

Postby LiQuid » Jun 21st, 2011 @ 6:12pm

Best thread necromancy in the history of The Geekbox right here, folks.
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