I’ve covered weird but true lottery stories for 10 years but this one…is right up there in terms of someone with good luck.
Of course, he probably plays a helluva lot. But still, to win FIVE TIMES in one year? Amazing.
A Corpus Christi man has won a second-chance lottery drawing for the fifth time in a year, this time earning him $1,000.
Felix Guajardo is no stranger to the Texas Lottery’s Mega Jumbo Bucks III second-chance drawing where players are eligible for prizes by entering non-winning tickets.
In August he won $1,000 in the game’s first second-chance drawing and in December won a Houston Texans autographed jersey and a Dallas Cowboys $100 gift card.
OK…it’s not like he won a million dollars, but still…beating the odds is incredibly lucky.
All that, on top of a pair of Cowboys season tickets he won in the summer.
I sat between the 30-yard lines at the games and it was awesome, Guajardo said in a news release. You could almost touch the players.
Lottery officials said Guajardo embodies the winning possibilities of second-chance drawings.
By consistently entering his non-winning scratch-off tickets in the appropriate second-chance drawings, Mr. Guajardo has won a range of prizes from a gift card and an autographed jersey to season tickets and cash, all of which are the kinds of prizes that make our second-chance drawings so popular among players, Texas Lottery Commission Executive Director Gary Grief said in a statement.
Guajardo said he regularly checks the lottery’s website to look for his name in the lists of winners.
Hey people, remember how much (on these pages) I URGE you to play second chance drawings? Odds are much better that fewer people are in the pool of entries.
So give it a shot. What do you have to lose?