Triple 7s Pay out Big Last Night
A glance at the cumulative sales for Sunday’s evening Pick 3 drawing would show nothing out of the ordinary, a normal night for the lottery. The prize payout for the drawing, however, was a very different story. The 7-7-7 drawn last night resulted in more than $1.05 million finding its way back into Marylanders’ pockets, dwarfing the approximately $304,800 that had been gathered in sales. Last evening’s payout percentage was a whopping 344%!
“Lottery players are a superstitious bunch,” said Carole Everett, director of communications for the Maryland Lottery. “They love to play patterns of numbers and dates of special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries.” Everett reported that big payouts are common in Pick 3 and Pick 4 games when the most popular of these unusual combinations, triples and quadruples, are drawn.
Maryland Lottery Pick 3 and Pick 4 drawings take place at midday and evening, seven days a week. They are televised on WBAL-TV 11 and posted on mdlottery.com.