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Man plays same number on 20 lottery tickets, wins $90K

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RICHMOND, Va. — A North Carolina man has a knack for picking the winning number for Virginia Lottery drawings.

The Virginia Lottery said Wednesday that Steve Granger of Henderson, N.C., won $90,800 in Sunday night's Pick 4 drawing by playing the same number combination, 5-1-1-7, on 20 tickets.

Sixteen tickets each won $5,000 because Granger wagered "exact order" on them. The other four tickets each won $2,700 because he wagered "50/50" on them.

Granger said if he has a feeling about a number, he'll play it.

Granger had won $900,000 in the lottery's Cash 5 drawing on Sept. 28, 2005.

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Posted: April 16, 2009, 10:06 pm - IP Logged

A North Carolina man has a knack for picking the winning number for Virginia Lottery drawings.

The Virginia Lottery said Wednesday that Steve Granger of Henderson, N.C., won $90,800 in Sunday night's Pick 4 drawing by playing the same number combination, 5-1-1-7, on 20 tickets.

Sixteen tickets each won $5,000 because Granger wagered "exact order" on them. The other four tickets each won $2,700 because he wagered "50/50" on them.

Granger said if he has a feeling about a number, he'll play it.

Granger had won $900,000 in the lottery's Cash 5 drawing on Sept. 28, 2005.

Wow !$  Congratulations Mr. Granger...

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    Posted: April 16, 2009, 10:22 pm - IP Logged

    Gut feeling is the KEY to winning. If it says don't play, you don't, and if it says PLAY IT! Then proceed :)


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      Posted: April 17, 2009, 12:24 am - IP Logged

      Wow! he must have been really confident... like those stories. The lottery have been taking people moneys to much. I wish another person could do the same. I will be tthe next

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        Posted: April 17, 2009, 1:14 am - IP Logged

        Congrats to him! That is definitely a lot of money to put down on one number, but I bet he is happy he did.

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

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          Posted: April 17, 2009, 2:41 am - IP Logged

          Wow BIG congrats to him....He is a rich man.....Party

          "Wait eagerly for the Lord, and keep to the way; God wil raise you to possess the land; you will gloat when the wicked are cut off".

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            Posted: April 17, 2009, 3:37 am - IP Logged

            Play like you mean it. Smash

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              Posted: April 18, 2009, 5:10 pm - IP Logged

              I see this done A LOT usually to avoid taxes if it comes out BOX or if a Pick-3 STR comes out. If you have one good number instead of several iffy ones you are better off that way.  The catch is in pari-mutuel if you win that many you will water down the prize; I guess they have fixed payouts.