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Posted: 3/6/2001 12:45:38 PM EDT
That's how close I was to winning the Ca. Super Lotto over the weekend.

I got 4 out of 5 numbers plus the "mega" number.
The odds of doing what I did were about 1:200,000.
I managed to get 1800 bucks for picking the numbers I got, YIPPIE!  But man, only one number away from achieving my dream of "Squirrel Farmer" for life!

For getting 5 out of 5 but no mega number the odds step up to about 1: 1.2million.  The pay out on that one was 23000 dollars.

We all know that for all 6 numbers the pay out was 89 million.

Anyhow, 202 people did what I did.
32 people got 5 out of 5 but no mega.
and the 1 woman got the 6 out of 6.

Hopefully I don't have to pay taxes on this amount, I'm hoping it is under the limit required before they take taxes out of your winnings.
Link Posted: 3/6/2001 1:16:00 PM EDT
It is my destiny to win the lottery as there must be a purpose to all of the bad things that keep happening to me.
Link Posted: 3/6/2001 1:23:22 PM EDT
good for you ugly. now what new toy you going to be with that found money
Link Posted: 3/7/2001 3:56:23 AM EDT
Back in '95 I was one number off from the Georgia $32M lottery. I had a 27 instead of a "2".  Since I had 4 of 5 plus the Powerball number, I got around $5500, enough to pay off my Pathfinder.

It was three nights before my wife and I could go to sleep at night without dreaming of what came so close.

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