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Jacksonville man wins lottery jackpot - again

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A Jacksonville man bought a winning $1 million scratch-off lottery ticket Saturday — six years after claiming a $250,000 prize from another game.

"Persistence pays off," Robert Myers, 51, said in a statement released Monday by the Florida Lottery.

As to the obvious question: "Oh yes, I will continue to play."

In fact, lottery officials said he was back at it again Sunday, playing Billion Dollar Blockbuster, the $20-a-ticket game he had just won.

Myers couldn't be reached by phone Monday.

Lottery officials, who didn't say how many tickets Myers bought, reported he bought $500 winners on three successive nights, Friday through Sunday, in addition to his big prize.

Myers bought the big winner at a BP Food Store at Philips Highway and Shad Road.

He redeemed it for a $650,000 lump payment, according to the lottery.

Florida Times-Union

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rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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Posted: October 13, 2009, 10:53 am - IP Logged

I liked this story. It restores a little faith in scratchers, especially the $20 dollar ones of which I've had a few and never got so much as a dollar back. But then again, maybe he has a horseshoe somewhere I don't. For some reason, paying $20 for a scratcher that minutes later tells you that you lost is a little harder to take than waiting overnight or a couple days on a draw game for me.

I gave up on them a long time ago but now I think I'll give them another shot, who knows.


                                             
                     
                                         

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                   

"The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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    Posted: October 13, 2009, 11:41 am - IP Logged

    Scratch offs are horrible in my opinion I've never won a dime from them but I've hit the daily games more than once and never spent over $10.The scratch offs have horrible odds and it's pure luck compared too the daily games at least with them you can use some kind of strategy like I did too hit cash3 and play4  scratch offs aer pretty much out of your control as far as strategy is concerned.

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      Posted: October 13, 2009, 11:42 am - IP Logged

      Congrats to Mr. Myers. He seems to be a very lucky guy!

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

        rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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        Posted: October 13, 2009, 1:32 pm - IP Logged

        Scratch offs are horrible in my opinion I've never won a dime from them but I've hit the daily games more than once and never spent over $10.The scratch offs have horrible odds and it's pure luck compared too the daily games at least with them you can use some kind of strategy like I did too hit cash3 and play4  scratch offs aer pretty much out of your control as far as strategy is concerned.

        If it wasn't for dumb luck I wouldn't have any luck at all. I'm at a total loss with math. If you could apply geography or history to win I'd do a lot better, lol.

        That being said, I'm probably just as well off with scratchers as anything else cuz it's all just the luck of the draw for me.

        Now if I could just devise and apply geography and history somehow to win... hmmm...

        Think I'll just have another shot o' Jack instead.


                                                     
                             
                                                 

         

         

         

         

                                                                                                           

        "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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          Posted: October 13, 2009, 9:44 pm - IP Logged

          those dumb scratch tickets. there is a reason why they have those fancy bright colors on them. They are cash cows. I never see a brother buying $30 worth of mega millions at a drop but scratch tickets? you bet'cha to use Sarah Palins phrase. I once saw an elderly Chinese lady who clearly didnt look like as if she could afford spending $100 on scratch tickets and thats exactly what she did. She won nothing.

          I buy them like once a month.

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            Posted: October 19, 2009, 6:05 am - IP Logged

            those dumb scratch tickets. there is a reason why they have those fancy bright colors on them. They are cash cows. I never see a brother buying $30 worth of mega millions at a drop but scratch tickets? you bet'cha to use Sarah Palins phrase. I once saw an elderly Chinese lady who clearly didnt look like as if she could afford spending $100 on scratch tickets and thats exactly what she did. She won nothing.

            I buy them like once a month.

            It all depends on what the player chooses to play, Statisticaly you have a better chance in winning on scratchers. It all comes down to being in the right place at the right time. If you would have brought that 101st scratch ticket and won you would have her to thank for your fortune by getting rid of all the DUD Tickets for you. 

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