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double lottery winners?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by lozza23_uk, 10 May 2006.

  1. lozza23_uk

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 23 Jan 2006

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    just going through a bit of a moral boosting exercise at work (dont ask) and whacked a few quid on tonights lottery with a mate from the office.

    after a few laughs etc getting in the spirit I pondered on a thought.

    has any one person ever won the national lottery jackpot more than once?

    p.s. if I win tonight I may not come back for some time! :)
  2. Ukadder

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 3 Aug 2004

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    Location: Essex

    If I remember someone once brough the same line of numbers twice because they forgot they had already payed for a ticket. They won so actually won twice at exactly the same time.
  3. Yas786


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    Location: All over the world...

    oops ignore me :o
  4. lozza23_uk

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 23 Jan 2006

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    hmm, suppose if they were the only winner it wouldnt make any difference, if there was 4-5 winning tickets obviously the share was higher.

    any others know?
  5. Simmz


    Joined: 30 Nov 2003

    Posts: 2,573

    How about two 10ers on different lines :D
  6. Pyrosoft


    Joined: 5 Feb 2004

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    Location: Rotherham

    I cant see there being many...mainly because if you had a small fortune (or a large one) then why would you be buying lottery tickets?
    You'd have to be some hardcore gambling addict or something :p
  7. Vonhelmet


    Joined: 28 Jun 2005

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    Location: On the hoods

    I remember reading in Q magazine about one of the members of Queen buying lottery tickets.
  8. lozza23_uk

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 23 Jan 2006

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    i did specifically write jackpot in the original post :)
  9. titchard


    Joined: 10 Feb 2004

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    Location: Crewe, UK

    Wonder what the odds are?

    it's like 1 in 49 x 1 in 48 x 1 in 47 x 1 in 46 x 1 in 45 x 1 in 44

    TIMES 2!


  10. Rich_L


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: Santa Barbara, Californee

    Couple of stories off Google from around the world


    Don't think there's any in the UK so far though, certainly not reported anyhow :)
  11. Beansprout

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 31 Jan 2004

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    Location: Plymouth

    Squared, not times two :)
  12. titchard


    Joined: 10 Feb 2004

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    Ah yes, my maths is not my best point, I knew it was something mentally high though!

    Cheers for pointing that out.

  13. Sequoia

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    Maybe because however much money you have, short of Gatesian-type fortunes, there's always a list of things you can't do. It's just the contents of the list that changes. Nearly everybody adopts a lifestyle that suits their means, and even lottery winners have constraints. They may be constraints that seem very far off to those with average incomes, but they become attainable, or almost attainable, after a lottery win.

    Sure, expecting to win twice is greedy, but having won once, winning again is actually no more unlikely than winning the first time was, and a few quid on tickets is certainly far more easily affordable. It's a long shot, but it's a shot with a trivial cost, so why not?
  14. Bill101


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    there was a guy in the U K (a binman IIRC) who was in a syndicate and it was his job to put the numbers on,he liked the look of his mates numbers and so put those on a seperate ticket for himself, the numbers came up and he won two shares of the jackpot (a half and a twelth)
  15. lozza23_uk

    Wise Guy

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    how very odd to "like the look" of someone elses numbers! :)
    maybe they sang to him, or shone in a jebus type way.

    lucky dips for our mini lotto club we started. have to buy 5quids worth if you do it online though. 5x lucky dip for tonight. cant remember ever buying myself a lottery ticket actually!
  16. Grrrrr


    Joined: 23 Oct 2002

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    Completely miles off i'm afriad. It's actually

    [U]    49!     [/U]
    and then all squared, which is roughly equal to 1 in 196,000,000. Or in other words, it's never going to happen!

    [smug/geek mode off]
  17. Replicant


    Joined: 17 Jul 2005

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    Location: North West

    if you was minted why wouldn't you buy lottery tickets, play fruit machines etc, plenty of scope to do it alot more.