CLEVELAND -- Ohio State's 42-39 victory over Michigan also
was lucky for players of the Ohio Lottery.
Minutes after Saturday's game was over, the numbers 4-2-3-9 were
drawn for the Pick 4 game.
"You know it happens," lottery spokeswoman Marie Kilbane said
Lottery spokeswoman Mardele Cohen said 401 $1 bets were made
that picked 4-2-3-9 in order and each bet won $5,000. The odds of
the numbers turning up in that combination were 10,000 to 1.
Cohen said 913 $1 bets were placed on any combination of the
winning numbers and paid $200 apiece.
The lottery paid a total of $2.19 million in winnings. Players
had wagered $347,867.50.
Kilbane said it's likely that most of the bets with the winning
numbers were placed after the game ended, but she did not know how
much money was wagered in that period. The football game finished
at 7:13 p.m. and the drawing was at 7:45 p.m.