July 6, 2010
St. Louis Man Cashes In On Fives
A St. Louis man who had a good feeling about fives is giving high-fives all the way to the bank. Melvin Campbell took a chance buying five Pick 4 tickets for the June 26 Midday Pick 4 drawing with the same combination - especially since a combination of four identical numbers has only been drawn once before in the history of the Missouri Lottery’s Pick 4 game. But Campbell followed his hunch and purchased five tickets with the combination 5 – 5 – 5 – 5 at Phillips 66, 3700 Union Blvd., in St. Louis. That was the winning combination drawn, and Campbell claimed five prizes of $6,000 each at the St. Louis Lottery office on June 29 for a total prize of $30,000.
Incidentally, the only other time four identical numbers have been drawn in Pick 4 was also a set of fives. The same winning combination was drawn on the evening of Oct. 24, 2000.
is a twice-daily Numbers Game. Players select four numbers between zero and nine, or have the computer select random numbers, and choose between a variety of play types. The largest prize payout goes to players who match the combination of four numbers in exact order, or "Straight."