And while $1,000,000 is a nice payday, Sharen Halstead of Colorado Springs did Layman one better -- actually more than four times better by matching all six numbers in the Lotto drawing on Saturday night. Halstead was the only person to win the $4.4 million Lotto jackpot. The winning Lotto numbers were: 3-4-5-6-22-42.
Check out those numbers.
Oct 2, 2005, 1:32 am
That's computers for you. Of course balls can do that too, but it's less likely because they're actually random.
Oct 2, 2005, 3:39 pm
Colorado pays cash-option winners exactly half of the annuity. It had been 40% for years.
Oct 2, 2005, 4:47 pm
MegaMillions has balls and it had 09/20/02 - 01 02 04 05 46 +08. By the way CASH Only, when did exactly half and 40% become the same?
Oct 2, 2005, 5:54 pm
Colorado Lotto used to pay cash option winners only 40% of the annuity. Some time ago it was changed to 50%, so now CO lump-sum winners get a more realistic amount. I wonder whether OH Lot O' Play cash option winners will get half of the annuity, or a floating percentage (similar to MM/PB).
Oct 2, 2005, 6:42 pm
Actually the cash option is a larger percents of the annuity amounts in recent years because annuities don't pay the higher interest they did years ago and now earn less.