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Couple wins $15 million lottery jackpot after redeeming $10,000 ticket

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For a Nevada couple, good things come in twos. And that includes winning big Powerball jackpots in Arizona — twice.

Just days after winning $10,000 with a ticket bought at a northern Arizona café, Barry and Barbara Salzman traveled to Phoenix to collect their winnings and ended up buying another ticket from the Arizona Lottery office. It just happened to be the $15 million jackpot winner.

"Of course I don't believe it, I just don't believe it happened," Barry Salzman said at a press conference this morning.

Salzman, who works in real estate investment, crossed the Nevada-Arizona state line to purchase his $10,000 winning ticket from Rosie's Den, located on the state Highway 93. Nevada does not participate in the Powerball lottery, and Salzman would usually purchase a Powerball ticket in Arizona whenever the jackpot amount was high, such as that weekend when the amount reached $240 million.

Although Salzman won the $10,000 on Jan. 20, bad weather delayed him from cashing in the ticket. On Friday, he went to the Arizona Lottery headquarters, where he purchased another ticket for Saturday's drawing. That ticket would be the $15 million winner.

"[This money] gives us tremendous security," said Barbara Salzman, Salzman's wife. "We plan on giving our daughter her first house and helping our son get started with his computer company, and also giving money to charities and paying off our house."

The Salzmans declined to reveal which charities they would support.

The Salzmans elected to receive their prize in cash, which will be paid out as a check by the Multi State Lottery Association, according to a press release from the Arizona Lottery. Their winning numbers were 10, 19, 26, 27, 32, with a Powerball of 14.

Salzman is the first winner not from a Powerball state to hit the Powerball jackpot. The ticket, the ninth Powerball winner sold in Arizona, was the first winning one to be sold from the Arizona Lottery Phoenix office.

Just last week, a Missouri World War II veteran won the $240 million Powerball jackpot. Last November, the "Arizona 9," which includes seven co-workers and two spouses, won and shared half of the $94.1 million jackpot. More than 27,000 Arizonans won some amount of prize money from the Powerball on Saturday.

"This is phenomenal for Salzman, and phenomenal for Arizona," said Art Macias, executive director of the Arizona Lottery. "The Powerball does good things, and we are all big winners here."

Salzman began his winning streak when he matched four numbers and the Powerball with his ticket that fetched $10,000.

Upon winning $15 million, Barbara Salzman couldn't believe it.

"I read every Web site, and it took me hours before I believed it," she said. "It still probably has not [sunk in], but we don't really expect huge changes in our life."

Arizona Republic

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Posted: February 1, 2007, 3:30 am - IP Logged

Congratulations to Barry and Barbara on the Double Win!

... the lottery never fails to surprise!
    justxploring's avatar - villiarna
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    Posted: February 1, 2007, 4:00 am - IP Logged

    Although Salzman won the $10,000 on Jan. 20, bad weather delayed him from cashing in the ticket. On Friday, he went to the Arizona Lottery headquarters, where he purchased another ticket for Saturday's drawing. That ticket would be the $15 million winner.

     

    Did they only buy ONE ticket?  Wow!  Great luck.  I agree with Barbara - I would also be checking every web site and be in disbelief for a while.  I've purchased many lottery tickets in my life, especially state games, but it would still be a shock. When I first saw the article, I figured they won $10,000 and then spent $500 on more tickets, but it doesn't read that way.  As we all say here - it only takes one!

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      concord NH
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      Posted: February 1, 2007, 6:14 am - IP Logged

      I love reading things like this...If you win once, i believe it can be luck.  But to do it twice and so close together, I don't think luck is something i could believe is behind it...

       Congrats to them and i hope they hit for a third time...Everything comes in three's...

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        Coastal Georgia
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        Posted: February 1, 2007, 8:30 am - IP Logged

        Proof positive that if it's your time , it's your time...

        Congratulations !!

         

                                       

                      

         

         

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          Posted: February 1, 2007, 8:52 am - IP Logged

          It just reminds me of how unlucky I am.  LOL

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            Posted: February 1, 2007, 8:57 am - IP Logged

            Wow!  Congrats to them...I think luck definitely does show up in streaks!

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              Posted: February 1, 2007, 2:06 pm - IP Logged

              Wow, talk about lucky.Eek

                justxploring's avatar - villiarna
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                Posted: February 1, 2007, 2:46 pm - IP Logged

                It just reminds me of how unlucky I am.  LOL

                Funny!  I almost wrote that too.  But I am trying to stay positive so I don't mess up my vibes for the Sat night Lotto drawing here in Florida for $25 million.  Yes, Oh Yes, Yes, Oh Yes, Yes  (I sound like Meg Ryan in "When Harry Met Sally" when she was faking the orgasm in the diner.)

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                  Posted: February 1, 2007, 4:48 pm - IP Logged

                  Funny!  I almost wrote that too.  But I am trying to stay positive so I don't mess up my vibes for the Sat night Lotto drawing here in Florida for $25 million.  Yes, Oh Yes, Yes, Oh Yes, Yes  (I sound like Meg Ryan in "When Harry Met Sally" when she was faking the orgasm in the diner.)

                  Hey.... can you say that word on here ? faking, that is.....
                  I mean, we have standards to uphold !!

                  LOLOL

                  DD

                   

                                                 

                                

                   

                   

                    justxploring's avatar - villiarna
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                    Posted: February 1, 2007, 5:31 pm - IP Logged

                    Hey.... can you say that word on here ? faking, that is.....
                    I mean, we have standards to uphold !!

                    LOLOL

                    DD

                    Typo -  I meant organism!  LOL

                     

                    Believe me DD, if I win the $25 million Saturday, I won't be faking it!

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                      Posted: February 1, 2007, 9:44 pm - IP Logged

                      WTG..WTGOO!

                         Party

                              Smart bets...... Equal Phat Pocket$!

                                           

                                   





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                        Posted: February 2, 2007, 9:17 am - IP Logged

                        Congrats to the Salzman family! And since they checked all the lottery websites out - Welcome to Lottery Post! Thumbs Up

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                          Posted: February 3, 2007, 5:47 pm - IP Logged

                          It just happened here in Florida. It wasn't $15 million, but winning MegaMoney twice is still a big deal (at least it would be to me!)  Here is part of a Press Release from the Florida web site yesterday.  Congrats to this woman.  I've been playing the same game for years...nothing.  When it's your time, it's your time! 

                           

                          ORLANDO WOMAN CLAIMS $2 MILLION MEGA MONEY™ JACKPOT

                          TALLAHASSEE-- The Florida Lottery announced today MEGA MONEY™ winner Teresa Y. Hammonds, 46, of Orlando, claimed the Jan. 30 estimated $2 million MEGA MONEY jackpot.

                          Hammonds chose the one-time lump sum payment option for her winnings in the amount of $1,304,890. She purchased her winning MEGA MONEY ticket at Kangaroo Express, 45489 U.S. Highway 27, Davenport, which will receive a bonus incentive of $5,000 for selling the top prize winning ticket. The winning numbers were:

                          04 - 29 - 33 - 44 and the MEGABALL® was 07

                          According to Hammonds, this is her second time winning MEGA MONEY. She won $320,235.95 on April 22, 1998, claiming the only winning jackpot ticket.

                          "That's my game," said Hammonds. "It's a blessing."

                          Hammonds was at home watching TV when she saw the winning numbers flash across the TV screen.

                          "I said, 'Oh my God, I did it again,'" exclaimed Hammonds.

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                            Posted: February 3, 2007, 7:25 pm - IP Logged

                            It just happened here in Florida. It wasn't $15 million, but winning MegaMoney twice is still a big deal (at least it would be to me!)  Here is part of a Press Release from the Florida web site yesterday.  Congrats to this woman.  I've been playing the same game for years...nothing.  When it's your time, it's your time! 

                             

                            ORLANDO WOMAN CLAIMS $2 MILLION MEGA MONEY™ JACKPOT

                            TALLAHASSEE-- The Florida Lottery announced today MEGA MONEY™ winner Teresa Y. Hammonds, 46, of Orlando, claimed the Jan. 30 estimated $2 million MEGA MONEY jackpot.

                            Hammonds chose the one-time lump sum payment option for her winnings in the amount of $1,304,890. She purchased her winning MEGA MONEY ticket at Kangaroo Express, 45489 U.S. Highway 27, Davenport, which will receive a bonus incentive of $5,000 for selling the top prize winning ticket. The winning numbers were:

                            04 - 29 - 33 - 44 and the MEGABALL® was 07

                            According to Hammonds, this is her second time winning MEGA MONEY. She won $320,235.95 on April 22, 1998, claiming the only winning jackpot ticket.

                            "That's my game," said Hammonds. "It's a blessing."

                            Hammonds was at home watching TV when she saw the winning numbers flash across the TV screen.

                            "I said, 'Oh my God, I did it again,'" exclaimed Hammonds.

                            I just checked my MM tickets, got two numbers, no megaball = no payout.  Why oh why can't I win just once, while I'm still young and have my health.    I just heard today that a friend of the family, won 1.5 million in a Bahama poker tournment.  He is 23 years old.  Congrats to the winners, if you are reading this can I send you something that you can rub your lucky fingers on,  and send it back to me.  Share your luck.