Lottery Love Leads to Two Big Valentine’s Day Prizes


Lottery love is what led an Acworth, Ga., man to TWO wins on Valentine’s Day. Talk about luck.

I’ll take one big win anytime, right? But two on the same day?

Here’s the story: James McAllister, 62, was taking his wife to breakfast Feb. 14, when he played the game “Millionaire Jumbo Bucks” and won $5,000.

A few hours later, he went shopping for her Valentine’s Day card and won $250,000 on the same game.

The odds on that happening are incalculable.

“I won because it was because of Valentine’s Day,” McAllister said. “If it hadn’t been for my wife, I probably wouldn’t have won either time.”

McAllister was stunned by his double win.

“I couldn’t believe it,” he said. “I was just in shock. Total shock.”

“Millionaire Jumbo Bucks” is an instant game with $2.5 million top prizes and the highest payout percentage in Georgia history.

McAllister, a hydraulic mechanic, hasn’t decided how he’ll use his winnings.

“I don’t know yet. I really don’t,” he said.

I have been in the lottery business for nearly 10 years and every time I hear something like this, I shake my head. There is absolutely no accounting for McAllister’s good luck.

I congratulate him.

The Feb. 24 Mega Millions jackpot is $145 million.
The Feb. 25th Powerball jackpot is $150 million.
And the Feb. 27 Euro Millions jackpot is 41 million Euros, or about $53.9 U.S.

Good luck, players.


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