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Virginia woman wins Cash 5 for second time

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STAUNTON, Va. — Most people wonder what it would be like to win the lottery.

When Peggy Huffman of Staunton won the $100,000 top prize in the July 4 Cash 5 drawing from the Virginia Lottery, she didn't have to wonder what it would feel like. She'd already won before.

In September 2006, Huffman won $100,000 in Cash 5 for the first time.

Nearly eight years later, she matched all five numbers with a ticket she bought at the BP gas station located at 190 Jefferson Highway in Staunton. Those winning numbers were 14, 17, 25, 30, and 32.

Huffman likes those numbers and played them again when she won last week. She found out she'd selected winners again when she checked the newspaper the next day.

"I couldn't believe it," she told lottery officials, according to a press release. "I was stunned!"

Huffman, who is retired, said she intends to pay bills with her winnings.

Cash 5 drawings are held daily at 1:59 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. The chances of winning the $100,000 top prize are 1 in 278,256.

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sweetie7398's avatar - flower2
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Posted: July 10, 2014, 9:28 pm - IP Logged

Congratulations.  Playing the same numbers can pay off.

Life, love, family Love

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    Posted: July 10, 2014, 9:54 pm - IP Logged

    "Rejoice with those who rejoices!" Double Yay yay for you Peggy!

    ''He has achieved success who has worked well, laughed often, and loved much.''~Elbert Hubbart

     

    "Our patience will achieve more than our force."~Edmund Burke

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      Posted: July 10, 2014, 10:05 pm - IP Logged

      $100,000 on odds of 1 in 278,256?

      Hey Texas Lottery Commission. Are you paying attention?

      Our Cash five jackpots are rarely $20,000, usually $17,000 with odds of 1 in 435,897. That plain sucks.

      CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

      A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

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        Posted: July 10, 2014, 10:08 pm - IP Logged

        Congratulations.  Playing the same numbers can pay off.

        She did something most players dare not....played the same combination that had hit before. Now she's hit twice on the same set!

        $100,000 for odds of 1 in 278,256 is pretty good. They even offer a 25 cent bet.

        If the chances of winning the jackpot are so slim, why play when the jackpot is so small? Your chances never change, but the payoff does.

        If a crystal ball showed you the future of the rest of your life, and in that future you will never win a jackpot, would you still play?

        2013: -35.14% (158 tickets) || 2014: +56.92% (12 tickets)

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          Posted: July 10, 2014, 10:47 pm - IP Logged

          She did something most players dare not....played the same combination that had hit before. Now she's hit twice on the same set!

          $100,000 for odds of 1 in 278,256 is pretty good. They even offer a 25 cent bet.


          It's fun when these kinds of events occur.  I wonder how long it will take for the cognitive dissonance to dissipate from the minds of those who believe past draws have an effect on future ones?

          "Betting systems votaries are spiritually akin to the proponents of perpetual motion
          machines, butting their heads against the Second Law of Thermodynamics."
          The Theory of Gambling and Statistical Logic by Richard Arnold Epstein

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            Posted: July 10, 2014, 11:14 pm - IP Logged

            $100,000 on odds of 1 in 278,256?

            Hey Texas Lottery Commission. Are you paying attention?

            Our Cash five jackpots are rarely $20,000, usually $17,000 with odds of 1 in 435,897. That plain sucks.

            Couldn't agree more about Texas!  Texas Lottery needs new leadership desperately. 

            If you pay attention to draw sales, there has been a steady decline through the years, especially the Cash 5 game. 

            If you keep making it harder and harder to win, eventually people will give it up or spend their gambling dollars elsewhere. 

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              Posted: July 10, 2014, 11:15 pm - IP Logged

              $100,000 on odds of 1 in 278,256?

              Hey Texas Lottery Commission. Are you paying attention?

              Our Cash five jackpots are rarely $20,000, usually $17,000 with odds of 1 in 435,897. That plain sucks.


              Does Gtech still have anything to do with your lottery?  Regardless, you really should check out a lottery website there in TX that's on top of all that's going on.

              "Betting systems votaries are spiritually akin to the proponents of perpetual motion
              machines, butting their heads against the Second Law of Thermodynamics."
              The Theory of Gambling and Statistical Logic by Richard Arnold Epstein

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                Posted: July 10, 2014, 11:44 pm - IP Logged


                Does Gtech still have anything to do with your lottery?  Regardless, you really should check out a lottery website there in TX that's on top of all that's going on.

                I look at her site once in a while. In fact I looked at it earlier today. My problem with her is that she's a chronic beecher.

                Yeah, there are some things that bug me about TLC, but for the most part, I think it's one of the most transparent lotteries in the country.

                CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

                A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

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                  Posted: July 11, 2014, 12:58 am - IP Logged

                  She did something most players dare not....played the same combination that had hit before. Now she's hit twice on the same set!

                  $100,000 for odds of 1 in 278,256 is pretty good. They even offer a 25 cent bet.

                  Peggy sue is a brave soul. I could never do that.

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                    Posted: July 11, 2014, 10:02 am - IP Logged

                    Lightning striking twice? Guess Ms Huffman is sitting under her lucky star. Congrats.Wink

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                      Posted: July 11, 2014, 10:32 am - IP Logged

                      And I Think She Understands This Quote............

                       

                       

                       

                       

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

                      Kitfany

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                        Posted: July 11, 2014, 10:36 am - IP Logged

                        This is what you call patience. I have some patience but obviously not to the level of this lucky lady. Congratulations.

                        It's a futile effort.

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                          Posted: July 11, 2014, 11:31 am - IP Logged

                          Very cool that she won twice playing the same numbers.

                          "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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                            Posted: July 11, 2014, 11:50 am - IP Logged

                            I agree to about texas cash 5 it sucks,also all r nothing.I don,t play those games.But its still the luck of the draw. congrats to the lucky winner.