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Lucky Va. couple claims three major lottery prizes in one month

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Calvin and Zatera Spencer are having an amazing month. First they won $1 million in the March 12 Powerball drawing. Then on March 26, Mr. Spencer won $50,000 with 10 winning tickets in the Virginia Lottery's Pick 4 game.

But it doesn't stop there.

The next day, shortly after dropping his wife off for an appointment, Mr. Spencer bought a Virginia Lottery Scratcher ticket — the $100 Million Cash Extravaganza — and won the $1 million prize.

"Baby, we did it again!" he told her.

The $1 million prize in $100 Million Cash Extravaganza is an annuity, which means the Spencers had the choice of taking the full $1 million prize over 30 years or a one-time cash option of $681,000 before taxes. They chose the cash option. He bought the winning ticket at the 7-Eleven at 100 West 21st Street in Norfolk. The store received a $10,000 bonus from the Lottery for selling the winning ticket.

The $50,000 win came when the combination 6-6-6-6 was drawn in the March 26 Pick 4 day drawing. Since that's a popular combination, the Virginia Lottery paid out a total of $6 million to winners for that drawing. Mr. Spencer had 10 tickets with 6-6-6-6. The top prize in Pick 4 is $5,000, which means he won a total of $50,000.

"We're not finished yet," he said as they claimed their latest prizes.

$100 Million Cash Extravaganza features prizes ranging from $20 up to $4 million. The $1 million prize that the Spencers won is actually the second prize. As the name suggests, the game began with a total of $100 million in prizes available. Mr. Spencer is the first $1 million winner to claim, which means three million-dollar tickets remain unclaimed.

"I haven't seen anything like it in my 12 years here," said John Hagerty, lottery spokesman. "People in the office couldn't believe it was them when they showed up with the winning ticket."

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Virginian Pilot, Lottery Post Staff

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IPlayWeekly's avatar - avatarmoney
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Posted: March 31, 2014, 8:45 am - IP Logged

Wow, talk about luck... Congrats

    Goteki54's avatar - Lottery-007.jpg
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    Posted: March 31, 2014, 8:58 am - IP Logged

    Sometimes, when I read stories like this, it makes think AH COME ON!!!! WHAT THE HELL!!Bang Head

    Why can't I have just  50% of their luck?!!Crying

    Following the trends and patterns means following the money!Banana

      hearsetrax's avatar - 78638c467ef281febf24383e126f74b6

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      Posted: March 31, 2014, 8:58 am - IP Logged

      Skeptical okaaaaaay its not the state, its the city I live in ..... figures Roll Eyes

        Jon D's avatar - calotterylogo
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        Posted: March 31, 2014, 9:05 am - IP Logged

        "We're not finished yet," he said as they claimed their latest prizes.

        Keep goin' . . . A few more wins, and they can go on the talk show circuit talking about their winning lottery method, and give Richard Lustig some competition! Thumbs Up

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          Posted: March 31, 2014, 9:16 am - IP Logged

          Crying

          I'm such a loser...

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            Posted: March 31, 2014, 9:25 am - IP Logged

            Unbelievable. I want his system.

              hearsetrax's avatar - 78638c467ef281febf24383e126f74b6

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              Posted: March 31, 2014, 10:00 am - IP Logged

              Crying

              I'm such a loser...

                helpmewin's avatar - dandy
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                Posted: March 31, 2014, 10:07 am - IP Logged

                Congratulations Calvin & Zatera SpencerParty

                Dance                                  Banana                                                           Hurray!

                Get that $$$$$Party

                                 

                  helpmewin's avatar - dandy
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                  Posted: March 31, 2014, 10:12 am - IP Logged

                  "I haven't seen anything like it in my 12 years here," said John Hagerty, lottery spokesman.Green laugh

                                   

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                    Posted: March 31, 2014, 10:27 am - IP Logged

                    Unbelievable. I want his system.

                    Buying more lottery tickets increases your chances of winning a lottery jackpot.

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                      Posted: March 31, 2014, 10:28 am - IP Logged

                      "I haven't seen anything like it in my 12 years here," said John Hagerty, lottery spokesman.Green laugh

                      They will increase the odds of winning to 1 in 1 Billion.

                        helpmewin's avatar - dandy
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                        Posted: March 31, 2014, 10:31 am - IP Logged

                        Buying more lottery tickets increases your chances of winning a lottery jackpot.

                        Playing with Lottery money is the best way to WIN more money Drum

                                         

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                          Posted: March 31, 2014, 10:32 am - IP Logged

                          Crying

                          I'm such a loser...

                          1 to 3 winners with millions of LOSERS.

                            helpmewin's avatar - dandy
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                            Posted: March 31, 2014, 10:32 am - IP Logged

                            Crying

                            I'm such a loser...

                            No No STOP talking that way your time is coming you will be a BIG WinnerDance