Lottery Players Base Picks On Ohio State Score

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Ohio Lottery players had hoped that the numbers "41-14" would be luckier for them than for the Buckeyes.

The lottery took so many wagers based on the final score of Florida's victory over Ohio State in Monday night's championship game that they actually stopped players from choosing the numbers 4-1-1-4 Tuesday morning.

Spokeswoman Marie Kilbane says the lottery automatically stops players from selecting numbers for the Pick 4 game once the potential payout reaches six million dollars.

The strategy failed anyway.

The winning numbers in yesterday afternoon's drawing were 9-1-0-4. The evening numbers were 6-2-2-0.