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7-7-7 Lottery Tickets Sold Out

Posted July 7, 2007

— For those hoping to cash in on 7-7-7, they were out of luck.

Pick 3 tickets with the numbers 7-7-7 sold out, according to North Carolina Lottery officials.

The lottery considers a set of numbers sold out if they hit a liability of $3 million - that's about 6,000 $1 tickets for those numbers.


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  • one_nc_citizen Jul 8, 2007


    I don't play the lottery either, but I think the multi-state powerball ones are only the ones with 6 numbers.

  • HangOn Jul 8, 2007

    Do these people know anything about odds and statistics? Must just want to waste a dollar.

  • gopanthers Jul 8, 2007

    Just to clarify my position- I don't understand this Lottery Stuff. This drawaing isn't like the powerball where multiple states are involved are they? I buy an occassional scrach off but that's about it.

  • gopanthers Jul 8, 2007

    So how many states are involved with this lottery? IL. sold out N.C. sold out. So if the number's 7-7-7 came upk, what everyone would just get the dollar back or close to that amount? Seems kind of silly to me.

  • LittleSister Jul 8, 2007

    I think people in Illinois were thinking/hoping like the Carolinians...Cause it said on news last night that they sold out as well.

  • ladyblue Jul 8, 2007

    Saturn--Thank you for that info. Now it's clear.

  • saturn5 Jul 8, 2007

    It means 6000 people bought cards with the numbers 7-7-7 (thinking it's lucky on July 7, 07). IF 7-7-7 is the winning number, then they have to pay the jackpot to all 6000 people. That's the $3M liability. Rarely would so many people all choose the exact same number, so this doesn't happen often.

  • ladyblue Jul 8, 2007

    This gambling mess is above my head. To be sure they don't mean they only sold 6,000 tickets at $1 each($6,000) that could create a 3 million dollar liability. Is this what that means, and if it is, why would they have such 7-7-7 game in the lottery? HELP If that's how that one works Granny here might have to try that.