Pick 4 Players Break the Bank

Friday, May 11th, 2012

Evening Drawing Pays $1.1 Million

Lottery officials long ago stopped asking themselves why certain Pick 3 and Pick 4 combinations are more popular than others.  Triples, quadruples and numbers that mirror the date require no explanation, of course.  But why do other, seemingly innocuous combinations, garner so much attention?  Last night’s Pick 4 winning number, 1-1-0-3, which “broke the bank” by paying out more than $1.1 million in prizes, continues the mystery.

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Records show that Lottery players in Maryland wagered $454,973 on Thursday evening’s Pick 4 drawing.  The seemingly innocuous winning numbers were predicted by enough players to produce a prize payout that was 260% of sales for the game.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Seamus-Fogarty/1350996494 Seamus Fogarty

    We have been playing the same pick Four # from the beginningApril the 8 th, 1983, and THEY have NEVER hit, thats just over 29 years, actually 29y-1 mt-and 26 days, or 10650 days., They may show, or for that matter, they may NEVER show,To keep ones head above water, one MUST have enough funds to be able th keep on Doubling every few _ years, and in this Economy, that is questionable !!!  Good Luck to all, Dreamers  for that Silver Cloud..

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Seamus-Fogarty/1350996494 Seamus Fogarty

    We have been playing the same pick Four # from the beginningApril the 8 th, 1983, and THEY have NEVER hit, thats just over 29 years, actually 29y-1 mt-and 26 days, or 10650 days., They may show, or for that matter, they may NEVER show,To keep ones head above water, one MUST have enough funds to be able th keep on Doubling every few _ years, and in this Economy, that is questionable !!!  Good Luck to all, Dreamers  for that Silver Cloud..

    • Anonymous

      Seamus: Winning numbers have always been – and will continue to be – purely the luck of the draw and a matter of random chance. Numbers drawn for each of the Lottery’s daily drawing games are arbitrary. Every time a ball is drawn, it is an independent and unique event, completely unaffected by what ball was drawn seconds, hours, days, or weeks earlier. In addition, each ball drawn has the same exact chance of being drawn as any other ball in the machine, at any point in time.

    • Anonymous

      Seamus: Winning numbers have always been – and will continue to be – purely the luck of the draw and a matter of random chance. Numbers drawn for each of the Lottery’s daily drawing games are arbitrary. Every time a ball is drawn, it is an independent and unique event, completely unaffected by what ball was drawn seconds, hours, days, or weeks earlier. In addition, each ball drawn has the same exact chance of being drawn as any other ball in the machine, at any point in time.

  • Anonymous

    Missypic: In an effort to reduce costs and take advantage of new technologies, Bonus Match 5 drawings was moved to our website. You can view the drawings on MDLotteryTV here within the Evening channel.

  • Anonymous

    Missypic: In an effort to reduce costs and take advantage of new technologies, Bonus Match 5 drawings was moved to our website. You can view the drawings on MDLotteryTV here within the Evening channel.

  • Anonymous

    Missypic: Winning numbers have always been – and will continue to be – purely the luck of the draw and a matter of random chance. Numbers drawn for each of the Lottery’s daily drawing games are arbitrary. Every time a ball is drawn, it is an independent and unique event, completely unaffected by what ball was drawn seconds, hours, days, or weeks earlier. In addition, each ball drawn has the same exact chance of being drawn as any other ball in the machine, at any point in time.

  • Rbell1245

    yeah that a rare occasion

  • Rbell1245

    yeah that a rare occasion

  • Anonymous

    Cwiley437: Nothing is planned at this time. However, a Bonus Match 5 promotion is scheduled to begin in June. Please stay tuned for details.

  • Anonymous

    Ronald: Thanks for writing in. We get this comment a lot. People living in Baltimore believe all the winners are elsewhere and vice versa. Truth is the geographic locations of our winners are all random. There is no way to predict where the winners will be. However, research tells us that more winners come from areas of the State in which more people are playing. Please take a look at our winners stories. There you’ll see that we have winners from all over the State.

    In fact, if you search “eastern shore” results will come up with past winners from the area.

  • Larosa62

    I am glad somebody broke the bank all the numbers I play never seem to want to come out



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