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Three Winning Tickets In The Same Drawing and second win...


taken from: http://www.valottery.com/news/press_article.asp?artid=1968

Three Winning Tickets In The Same Drawing AND It`s The Second Time He`s Won The Top Prize!

July 5, 2007

MacArthur Manuel of Virginia Beach was in a hurry. He wanted to buy some tickets for the June 24 night drawing of the Virginia Lottery’s Cash 5 game. But it was getting close to the 10:45 pm cutoff time to purchase tickets for that drawing. So he ended up doing something he had not intended: he accidentally repeated the same set of numbers three times when he filled out his playslip. That mistake won him a total of $300,000!

The numbers that he put on the playslip, 4-9-14-25-28, just happened to be the winning numbers in the June 24 night drawing. Each ticket won $100,000. He bought them at the 7-Eleven located at 600 North Birdneck Road in Virginia Beach.

Even more amazingly, this is not the first time Mr. Manuel has won $100,000 in the Cash 5 game. In the January 14, 2002 night drawing, he matched all five numbers to win the top prize.

However neither of those prizes can match what he won on December 6, 2006 when he married his wife.

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

All profits from the Virginia Lottery go to K-12 public school education in the Commonwealth. In fiscal year 2006, the Lottery turned over more than $454 million for Virginia’s public schools, representing about 10 percent of state funding for K-12 public education in Virginia.


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justxploringComment by justxploring - July 10, 2007, 4:34 pm
I wish some of his luck would rub off on me. Good for you, Mr. Manuel!

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