Man Wins Lottery. Twice. On The Same Day.
Published: February 20, 2009 | 7387th good news item since 2003
The chance of winning the lottery is often said to be a tad bit smaller than the chance of being hit by lightning.
Lightning is said never to strike twice at the same place.
So consider the odds of someone winning the lotter. Twice. On the same day. From the same lottery.
That’s what happened to James McAllister (62) from Acworth, USA, when he bought two scratch off tickets on Valentine’s day.
James brought his wife for a Valentine’s breakfast. Along Highway 92 he bought a Georgia Lottery Millionaire Jumbo Bucks scratch off ticket — and won $5,000.
Apparently not completely satisfied, or maybe feeling this was his lucky day, later on in the day he bought another ticket as he was shopping for a Valentine’s card for his wife.
Scratching that one off was worth $250,000
“It was because of Valentine’s Day.
If it hadn’t been for my wife, I probably wouldn’t have won either time.”
— James McAllister
The odds in the Georgia Lottery Millionaire Jumbo Bucks of winning $5,000 are one in 10,000. The odds of winning $250,000 are one in more than 1 million…. The odds of winning both and on the same day are staggering.
James will receive his money in one big payment, as is customary with the Georgia lottery, but the big prize will have taxes withheld.