One of my favorite lottery stories - an oldie but goodie
How do you pick your lottery numbers? We as players scratch through the frequency charts, devise systems, play important dates in our lives, and quite often let the quick pick function choose our numbers for us. But do you ever buy tickets based on a dream?
William Harvey of Manalapan, New Jersey, hit the New York Win 4 jackpot an amazing 70 times. He purchased 70 separate Win 4 tickets, with 10 games on each ticket. Harvey’s Win 4 prize totaled an incredible $3,500,000 for the November 22, 2009 midday drawing.
Who does that?
Harvey is married and he is a self-employed construction worker. “I had a dream about my late mother; the next day I decided to play her birth date. I purchased $700 in Win 4 tickets and played the number 2912. When I found out how much I won, I was speechless,” said Harvey. He plans to buy a new house and pay bills with his prize.
Harvey purchased his winning Win 4 tickets at Billy Food Stores, 65 Page Avenue in Staten Island. The Win 4 midday numbers for November 22nd were: