Some people just naturally beat the odds.
Steve Granger of Henderson, North Carolina, is one of those people.
“I had a feeling. If I have a feeling for a number, I’ll play it, he said.
He did more than just play it. He played it 20 times. Granger bought 20 Virginia Lottery Pick 4 tickets, all with the number combination of 5-1-1-7, for the April 12 night drawing.
They all won!
He wagered exact order on 16 tickets, so each of them won $5,000. He wagered 50/50 on the other four tickets, each of which won $2,700. His winnings totaled $90,800.
Remarkably, this isn’t the first time Granger has had several winning tickets in the same drawing. On September 28, 2005, he won $900,000 with nine top-prize winners in the Virginia Lottery’s Cash 5 drawing.
I’ve always been lucky, he said. He bought all of the tickets at Bracey Mini Mart, in Bracey, Virginia.
GAMES WE PLAY:
The April 17 Mega Millions jackpot is a big one…the largest ongoing jackpot in the world, at $109 million.
Tonight’s April 17 Euro Millions drawing in Paris carries a 58 million Euro jackpot. That’s $76.5 million U.S.
And the April 18 Powerball jackpot has risen to $31 million.
Good luck everyone.
I’ll be on the Sebastian in the Morning Show, WCCC, Hartford CT next week. Watch here for details. I’ll be hawking my book shamelessly… OK, I’m kidding. I will be talking about LOTTERY: A Guide to American Lotteries (McAllister Books), but also just about lotteries in general. I have lots of stories to tell. More than the ones I talk about in the book.