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Washington man wins lottery twice in 24 hours

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Talk about having a lucky day.

Cary Collings of Puyallup, Washington, had just such a day, when he won the lottery not once, but twice, within 24 hours.

The 61-year-old first won $55,555 in the "Red Hot 5"s" scratch-off ticket lottery on June 14.

Collings purchased his scratch card on Thursday as he filled up his car at the River Road Food Mart on River Road in Puyallup, Washington.

He scratched it off at the traffic lights and realized it was worth $55,555.

The next morning after claiming his prize money at Washington's Lottery Federal Way office, he stop to get a pizza for lunch. While he was waiting for his pie, he went to the Fred Meyer next door and bought three "Bring on Bens" scratch-off tickets.

As luck would have it, the first ticket proved to be a winner, and Collings raked in another $200,000.

Collings has played Washington Lottery since it launched in 2004 but those two tickets were the first time he had ever won a significant amount.

Collings said he plans to use the funds from his first win to pay off debt and has yet to decide what to do with the rest of his winnings, but he did say he plans to return to his job at the Boeing Auburn plant.

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Posted: June 19, 2013, 10:40 am - IP Logged

Double WTGGG!!! That's a GREAT story!!

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    Posted: June 19, 2013, 10:47 am - IP Logged

    Sounds like he got that others guys winning Red Hot 5s ticket....... Sad

    http://www.lotterypost.com/news/262521

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      Posted: June 19, 2013, 11:04 am - IP Logged

      3rd times a treat, buy one of those $20 scratchers next!

      2014 winnings

      JAN S 119/ W71;  FEB S90 /W 13 ; MAR S93/ W75;  APR S146/ W50 ; MAY S94/ W32 : JUN S98 /W 13 JUL S110 /W21; AUG S185 / W56 SEP S 140/W 13 ; OCT S 130 / W 66

      S $1292W $450Tot -$840

       

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        Posted: June 19, 2013, 11:09 am - IP Logged

        Talk about luck!  Congrats to this man.   After reading this story I'm going to buy scratchers.at the bowling alley tonight.

          rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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          Posted: June 19, 2013, 11:12 am - IP Logged

          In my humble opinion:

          Good Luck makes the rounds and comes to everybody at a time of it's own choosing or happenstance.

          Everybody goes through periods of Good Luck.

          Your Good Luck may manifest itself in winning a jackpot if you are fortunate enough to be holding a lottery ticket when it comes around.

          Or if you don't have a lottery ticket in hand, it may prevent you from being run over by a garbage truck.

          It's the reason I'm in on every draw no matter the jackpot size cuz I don't know when it's coming my way.

          But when it does I'll be there, ticket in hand.


                                                       
                               
                                                   

           

           

           

           

                                                                                                             

          "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                      --Edmund Burke

           

           

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            Posted: June 19, 2013, 11:40 am - IP Logged

            Congratulations to Cary Collings Banana

                             

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              Posted: June 19, 2013, 11:44 am - IP Logged

              First Gloria and now this guy. It seems as though its a winning streak for the middle age and over. Its coming full circle for the Elderly. Congrats on your winnings Cary.

              Well Said Ridge..

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                Posted: June 19, 2013, 11:46 am - IP Logged

                good lord now thats what im talking about thats just awesome how luck works . congrats to this lucky men .

                PETS#=105-215

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                  Posted: June 19, 2013, 11:46 am - IP Logged

                  He scratched it off at the traffic lights and realized it was worth $55,555.

                  Don't scratch and drive. Not only is it messy, but it could be real messy if you cause an accident and blow all your winnings on lawsuits and medical bills.

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                    Posted: June 19, 2013, 11:47 am - IP Logged

                    I wish I could win just once in a 24 hour period.

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                      Posted: June 19, 2013, 11:48 am - IP Logged

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                      now this guy got to be supper pissed off now ahhahahahahah

                      PETS#=105-215

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                        Posted: June 19, 2013, 11:59 am - IP Logged

                        He scratched it off at the traffic lights and realized it was worth $55,555.

                        Don't scratch and drive. Not only is it messy, but it could be real messy if you cause an accident and blow all your winnings on lawsuits and medical bills.

                        If you have an itch to scratch you will scratch anywhere even though its against the Law. His itch won him serious scratch.

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                          Posted: June 19, 2013, 11:59 am - IP Logged

                          Some guys have all the luck.  How about spreading the luck around?  He was at the right place and at the right time twice.  Congratulations!  Banana

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                            Posted: June 19, 2013, 12:02 pm - IP Logged

                            First Gloria and now this guy. It seems as though its a winning streak for the middle age and over. Its coming full circle for the Elderly. Congrats on your winnings Cary.

                            Well Said Ridge..

                            Why are you so hung up on the age of the winners.  Does it really matter if you are 18, 32, 61 or 85?  And when did 61 become elderly??? 

                             

                            Congratulations to the double winner that is really awesome!!