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N.C. man wins $90,800 in Pick 4 lottery drawing

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Fourth major lottery prize hit by playing 20 tickets with same number

"It's been a good number for me."

That remark by Steven Granger of Henderson, North Carolina, may be the understatement of the year.

He selected the number combination 5-1-1-7 on 20 tickets in the Virginia Lottery's May 22 Pick 4 day drawing, and they all won.  Each of his "exact order" tickets won $5,000 and each of the "50/50" tickets won $2,700, for a grand total of $90,800.

That would be amazing enough, but it's only part of the story.  Even more astonishing is the fact that Mr. Granger has done this twice before in Pick 4 and once in Cash 5.

On April 12, 2009, he won $90,800 when 5-1-1-7 was drawn and on May 10, 2009, he won $65,800 with that same combination. On September 28, 2005, he won $900,000 with nine winning Cash 5 tickets.

"I just play for fun," he said as he claimed his latest prize. "It's kind of a hobby. I've been really lucky."

However, now he has a problem. He's running out of wall space to hang all of the over-sized winner checks he has collected from the Virginia Lottery.

Mr. Granger, who works in real estate, bought all of his winning tickets at his favorite store: Bracey Mini Mart, 3230 Highway 903 in Bracey, Virginia.

Pick 4 drawings are held daily at 1:59 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. The chances of matching all four numbers in exact order are 1 in 10,000.

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Posted: June 5, 2010, 8:41 am - IP Logged

This guy is good!

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    Posted: June 5, 2010, 8:50 am - IP Logged

    "I just play for fun," he said as he claimed his latest prize. "It's kind of a hobby. I've been really lucky."

    WOW...

    Money won is twice as good as money earned!

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      Posted: June 5, 2010, 8:54 am - IP Logged

      Great wins! Especially the Cash 5...wow!

      I'm going to try his style for awhile with 1009 in PA.

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        Posted: June 5, 2010, 8:55 am - IP Logged

        He must spend a fortune on lottery tickets every month. But with his kind of winnings, I'd do the same :-)

        That money's gone fo ever

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          Posted: June 5, 2010, 10:20 am - IP Logged

          won on the same number....As much as i dont like to say that i believe in psychics, the guy must be a psychic or have psychic properties....lottery ballistics will tell if he is displaying psychic properties...

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            Posted: June 5, 2010, 10:34 am - IP Logged

            This is incredible!!  I wonder if he spends that much money on every drawing?  Congrats to him.


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              Posted: June 5, 2010, 10:47 am - IP Logged

              This guy is good!

              Yes he is good but you notice that he didn't win in the state that he is from, he won in VA!!!!!!!Green laughHe probably knew the NCEL wasn't going to pay him that kind of money LOL!!!!

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                Posted: June 5, 2010, 10:54 am - IP Logged

                Yes he is good but you notice that he didn't win in the state that he is from, he won in VA!!!!!!!Green laughHe probably knew the NCEL wasn't going to pay him that kind of money LOL!!!!

                Good eye coolmoney, I had not even noticed that he won in VA.

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                  Posted: June 5, 2010, 11:06 am - IP Logged

                  Based on his spending habits of $20 a draw, I bet he only plays his numbers when a Double is due or when certain digits are due. No way he would play every draw. Thats common sense. I might play like this for $5-$10 dollars a draw when ever I feel my numbers are due etc.

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                    Posted: June 5, 2010, 11:25 am - IP Logged

                    Based on his spending habits of $20 a draw, I bet he only plays his numbers when a Double is due or when certain digits are due. No way he would play every draw. Thats common sense. I might play like this for $5-$10 dollars a draw when ever I feel my numbers are due etc.

                    Why could'nt he play that amount everyday, $20.00 a draw, two draws a day/eve x 365 days of the year would cost $14,600.00

                    He won $90,800.00 - $14,600.00 = $76,200.00 gain over cost before taxes. He would pay taxes on the $76,200.00 since you are allowed to deduct gambling losses as long as they don't exceed gambling profits.

                    Not a bad hobby as far as I am concerned.

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                      Posted: June 5, 2010, 11:52 am - IP Logged

                                           I would say Mr Granger could sell his picks if he so desired!!

                       

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                        Posted: June 5, 2010, 12:25 pm - IP Logged

                        Why could'nt he play that amount everyday, $20.00 a draw, two draws a day/eve x 365 days of the year would cost $14,600.00

                        He won $90,800.00 - $14,600.00 = $76,200.00 gain over cost before taxes. He would pay taxes on the $76,200.00 since you are allowed to deduct gambling losses as long as they don't exceed gambling profits.

                        Not a bad hobby as far as I am concerned.

                         >Michael

                        Great analysis. Thumbs Up

                         

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                          Posted: June 5, 2010, 12:40 pm - IP Logged

                          Great analysis. Thumbs Up

                          I agree also!! I had calculated this as well.   Mjwinsmith is right on the money!!!

                          Why could'nt he play that amount everyday, $20.00 a draw, two draws a day/eve x 365 days of the year would cost $14,600.00

                          He won $90,800.00 - $14,600.00 = $76,200.00 gain over cost before taxes. He would pay taxes on the $76,200.00 since you are allowed to deduct gambling losses as long as they don't exceed gambling profits.

                          Not a bad hobby as far as I am concerned.

                           >Michael

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                            Posted: June 5, 2010, 12:44 pm - IP Logged

                            Wow....Way to go!        I love this line ....   However, now he has a problem. He's running out of wall space to hang all of the over-sized winner checks he has collected from the Virginia Lottery.    Someday I hope to have that problem!  LOLBig Smile