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Florida man wins lottery twice in 6 months

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PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. — Lightning struck twice for a Panama City Beach, Florida, man.

Jody Massengale won $3 million in November, playing a Florida Lottery scratch off game. Last week he did it again, winning $10 million on another scratch off ticket. This time, Massengale purchased his winning ticket at the Express Lane, located at 8302 Thomas Drive, in Panama City Beach. He bought his previous winner at a gas station on North Lagoon Drive.

David Haas, who works at the Express Lane, might be selling a lot more scratch off lotto tickets in the next few days. The word is out, he's the guy who sold Jody Massengale a $10 million winning scratch off ticket. "It's awesome. It's really interesting, I talked to him the day he bought the ticket in the store. At the time he didn't tell me how much it was for, then I come into work and find out it's like $10 million."

Locals are still talking about Massengale's $3 million win back in November. The fact he hit an even bigger jackpot this time has some wondering if he's got some kind of system. "If he does, it's something he needs to keep to himself. Either that or write a book on it," said Haas. "I guess it's just pure luck. I'm not surprised — that is what the tickets are made for. If he happened to win twice, more power to him. I'm happy for the guy," said Fred Jacobs, a frequent scratch off player.

While store management hopes the win will bring in more scratch off customers, fellow lotto players are trying to keep it all in perspective. "I haven't had a bad day in my 53 years of life. So long as I keep waking up, that is good enough luck for me," said Jacobs.

Massengale chose a one time pay out of $6.5 million dollars.

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Posted: May 12, 2011, 7:57 am - IP Logged

It's de ja vu for us in Florida. It seems the same people always find the big money tickets.

Last year Robert Marsh of Port Charlotte beat the 1 in 546,000 odds to win $1 million in the Florida Lottery’s Billion Dollar Blockbuster scratch-off game.  In November he showed up at Lottery headquarters claim one of the game’s $10 million prizes., leaving seven of them still unclaimed.

And if that’s not enough, the 53-year-old Marsh bought a $3 Million Monopoly ticket while he was waiting to claim his prize and won $500.

Marsh chose the one-time, lump-sum payment option of $6.5 million for his winnings. The winning ticket was purchased from Charlotte Convenience Market, 3651 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.

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    GamerMom's avatar - tails

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    Posted: May 12, 2011, 8:17 am - IP Logged

    That is too cool.  Congrats!!

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      Monkey Butt, USA
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      Posted: May 12, 2011, 9:23 am - IP Logged

      Seems like the belief of you can't win a jackpot more than once, is being blown out of the water.

      This story and others like it are excellent to read. Gives the rest of us players hope.

      "I haven't had a bad day in my 53 years of life. So long as I keep waking up, that is good enough luck for me," said Jacobs.  I Agree!

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        Posted: May 12, 2011, 9:47 am - IP Logged

        thats awesome for the winner, but the positive attitude from the Fred Jacobs guy is just awesome.

        ""I haven't had a bad day in my 53 years of life. So long as I keep waking up, that is good enough luck for me," said Jacobs."

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          Posted: May 12, 2011, 10:14 am - IP Logged

          Wow, that is really cool, Congrats to Jody, ENJOY.

          Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

          For a lead role in a cage?

           

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            md
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            Posted: May 12, 2011, 10:23 am - IP Logged

            This is a very great story.  WOW!!!!!!!  $16million total in 6 months.

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              Posted: May 12, 2011, 10:59 am - IP Logged

              $16m in 6 months! Great job.

              Don't you wish you could have just half his luck? Wink

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                Posted: May 12, 2011, 11:04 am - IP Logged

                Good for him.

                Now let's wait for someone who doesn't believe in luck to tell us that he must have had a system for scratchers.

                From the OP:

                Jody Massengale won $3 million in November, playing a Florida Lottery scratch off game. Last week he did it again, winning $10 million on another scratch off ticket.

                Did I miss something or are we using some weird kind of lotto math where 3 million + 10 million = 16 million?

                Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                Lep

                There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                  Posted: May 12, 2011, 11:30 am - IP Logged

                  Comgrats Mr. MassengaleThumbs Up


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                    Posted: May 12, 2011, 12:45 pm - IP Logged

                    I'm positive he has a scratch system...

                    And I always thought 10 +3 = 14

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                      Posted: May 12, 2011, 2:15 pm - IP Logged

                      Congratulations Jody! Cool

                      Wow, in Illinois, when the scratch-off jackpot is $3 million (no higher jackpots offered), that jackpot can only be claimed as an ANNUITY paid out over 26 annual payments!  That's not as enticing as being able to claim a large portion of the annuitized amount (-35% reduction, as Florida allows) in pre-federal taxes lump-sum option.

                      Having several millions of dollars in my financial accounts means receiving several valuable services each day!

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                        Posted: May 12, 2011, 2:16 pm - IP Logged

                        That is wonderful news! Good for him! Some people just carry luck around in their pockets and some can't find any their whole

                        lives.

                        I hope he keeps on winning.

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                          Posted: May 12, 2011, 5:34 pm - IP Logged

                          Congratulations Jody! Cool

                          Wow, in Illinois, when the scratch-off jackpot is $3 million (no higher jackpots offered), that jackpot can only be claimed as an ANNUITY paid out over 26 annual payments!  That's not as enticing as being able to claim a large portion of the annuitized amount (-35% reduction, as Florida allows) in pre-federal taxes lump-sum option.

                          Congrats...yeah the math on this one is $3mil + $10mil = $13mil, but since I think he took it as cash value, the math actually is ~ 1.95mil + 6.5mil = $8.45mil.

                          Anyway, the funny thing is I actually avoided playing the multi-million dollar top prize scratch if games (actually I avoided playing all scratch off games) since I thought the terms were disingenious.  However, as soon as the Illinois Lottery started offering the $500, $1,000, and $2,500 per week for Life scratch off games, I have actually budgeted playing one of those into my lottery play budget.  Sure I will have to pay taxes when I win that prize, but at least the lottery is more transparent on this one than others. 

                          Now time for lucky numbers to roll...suffering from post Iraqi deployment issues...let me get some luck going my way.

                          Get MONEY!!! Winning a JACKPOT lottery is all the HOPE and CHANGE I desire!!!  NOW give me MONEY!US Flag

                          The guy who won the presidency in 2008 really won the lottery...he is now millions richer, travels in first class style, and even has a staff that would be the envy of the richest Powerball winner (she has a staff of 2). Every night he goes to sleep, he probably plays the close of Dave Chappelle's Show: I'm rich beyatch!

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                            Posted: May 12, 2011, 8:28 pm - IP Logged

                            That guy smashing those jackpots like he means business. Do it for the rest off us who have been playing for years and winning nothing.

                            Yay!

                            That money's gone fo ever