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Fruit held key to man's lottery win

Rhode Island LotteryRhode Island Lottery: Fruit held key to man's lottery win
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Got winning numbers from the sticker on his orange

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A Providence, Rhode Island, man's fate was decided by a piece of fruit Wednesday, when he resolved to play the lottery based on the numbers found on his orange's sticker.

Fittingly, Samuel Deleon Reyes of Providence was decked out in orange when he picked up the $10,000 he won playing Wednesday night's Daily Number.

Reyes wagered $1 at Sanchez Liquor on Manton Ave. on two four-digit straight tickets with the numbers 3-1-0-7 after seeing those digits on his orange. When the numbers hit, each ticket was worth $5,000.

Reyes didn't waste any time spending his winnings. According to Rhode Island Lottery, he's taking a trip to Puerto Rico.

Oddly enough, Reyes is not the only person who gambled based on an orange that day. Another winner raked in $2,604 with numbers from a fruit sticker.

Lottery officials said another big winner also came forward Thursday.

A Warwick man claimed the winning $10,000 PowberBall ticket from Saturday's drawing. The winning ticket matched four numbers and the Powerball.  Rhode Island Lottery said if the man played the Power Play option, his winnings would have increased to $40,000.

That winner is using the money to fund his Fourth of July vacation to Atlantic City.

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Posted: May 31, 2013, 2:23 pm - IP Logged

LOL, funny pic & story.

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    Posted: May 31, 2013, 2:51 pm - IP Logged

    fruit for thought Banana

    I'll buy that for a dollar Thumbs Up

    "You have to be in it to win it!"

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      Posted: May 31, 2013, 2:57 pm - IP Logged

      Lucky Rhodey!

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        Posted: May 31, 2013, 3:11 pm - IP Logged

        Yea, them 3107s are my fav oranges,

        but I don't play 3&4 # games.

        Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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          Posted: May 31, 2013, 3:59 pm - IP Logged

          fruit for thought Banana

          I'll buy that for a dollar Thumbs Up

          Cheers

          buried treasure

            helpmewin's avatar - dandy
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            Posted: May 31, 2013, 5:14 pm - IP Logged

             i don't believe it, but it's a good story though Smash

            Congrats on your wins Party


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              Posted: May 31, 2013, 6:01 pm - IP Logged

               i don't believe it, but it's a good story though Smash

              Congrats on your wins Party

              All things are possible, to those who believe.

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                Posted: May 31, 2013, 6:56 pm - IP Logged

                I play 1730 hardest number i ever played rarely ever comes out here boxed or straight. But when it
                did i had 5.50 straight on it.

                Big John says. You don't hit the number. The number hits you!!!!

                               I'm not Big John, I'm Four4me, Big John's a friend.
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                  Posted: June 1, 2013, 10:16 am - IP Logged

                  I love it!  And orange is my fave color as well!

                  Just as the bird sings or the butterfly soars,

                  because it is his natural characteristic,

                  so the artist works.

                  by Alma  Gluck

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                    Posted: June 1, 2013, 10:24 am - IP Logged

                    That was a juicy number.

                    He really put the squeeze on it.

                    Sorry...

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                      Posted: June 1, 2013, 10:24 am - IP Logged

                      Wow, he was paying attention at the right time, Congrats

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                        Posted: June 1, 2013, 10:26 am - IP Logged

                        That was a juicy number.

                        He really put the squeeze on it.

                        Sorry...

                        LOL, Heading to the market for some powerball numbers.

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                          Posted: June 1, 2013, 10:30 am - IP Logged

                          LOL, Heading to the market for some powerball numbers.

                          I'm with you on that........A story like this puts a smile on your

                          Thumbs Up

                          face....Miracles still do happen

                          "I am what I am by the grace of God."

                          Kitfany

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                            Posted: June 1, 2013, 10:43 am - IP Logged

                            Even a fruit likes to win the lottery every once in a while.