A 67-year-old man from Maryland, USA won $150,000 in the lottery. He accidentally bought 3 identical tickets and won them all on September 22. According to a report, the man was preparing for major surgery and was “three times lucky.”
In an interview with The Sun, he said: “The one time I accidentally buy three tickets, the number hits three times. It was unbelievable,” the man who called himself Local 24 IBEW after his electrician’s union to speak anonymously about his large victory.
His winning numbers were based on his wife’s birthday, the 5-1-3-5-9 number landed him a jackpot. The man revealed that he forgot he had bought afternoon and evening tickets to the Pick 5 game and that his wife unknowingly bought another one later in the day.
When the elderly couple realized that they had bought so many tickets, they complained about wasting money, not knowing what happiness has in store for them. The pair won a whopping $150,000 in total (approximately Rs 1,22,82,030).
Recently, a Michigan man won the $25,000-a-year prize for life from the Michigan Lottery. Scott Snyder, 55, from Zeeland, bought the ‘Lucky For Life’ ticket at a gas station and wore a very famous set of numbers, he told the Michigan Lottery authorities. Mr. Snyder informed the Michigan Lottery authorities that the lottery had a series of numbers that were remarkably familiar to him.
Mr. Snyder’s winning numbers on August 7 were 07/31/37-44, which corresponded to the five white balls. Mr. Snyder went to the lottery headquarters to collect his substantial prize. Rather than receive annuity payments of $25,000 for 20 years (or for the rest of his life), he chose to take his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $390,000. He plans to buy a house with his profit.