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North Carolina family wins lottery 3 times

Jul 27, 2011, 8:07 am

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Most people only dream of winning the lottery, but a North Carolina mother and daughter not only beat the odds — they did it three times.

Kimberly McCauley of Charlotte, N.C., won $100,000 in North Carolina's new scratcher game called "10X the Money," last week.

McCauley said she never imagined she'd win anything. After all, her mother Amy McCauley is a two-time lottery winner.

"I figured my mom was hogging all the luck. This is so overwhelming, but it's a good kind of overwhelming," Kimberly told lottery officials.

The elder McCauley won $15.5 million in the New York State Lottery in 1991 and just collected her final 20 year annuity check.

Her lucky streak continued four years ago, when she won $161,172 in the North Carolina Education Lottery by matching all five numbers to her ticket. Since then, she has gone on to collect two $1,000 prizes from the state's lottery and even appeared in an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show discussing her windfall.

Kimberly brought her mom — by now a seasoned veteran — with her to the North Carolina Education Lottery's office in Raleigh last Monday to claim her prize.

Ryan Kennemur, spokesperon for the North Carolina Education Lottery, said the two seemed calm.

"Once you win the lottery twice, what's a third time?" he told ABC News.

Kimberly, whose winnings are worth $68,001 after taxes, said she plans to spend the money to pay off her student loans and purchase a Mini Cooper.

This isn't the first time lightning has struck twice for a North Carolina resident. Michael Mabe of Belews Creek, N.C., collected his second $100,000 prize in May 2011. He won his first in December 2010.

"Winning one time is awesome. It's a once in a lifetime thing," Mabe told lottery officials. "But winning twice is something special. I'm very grateful."

ABC News

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North Carolina
United States
Member #64580
September 1, 2008
349 Posts

I'm glad they are all grateful! (Evil side of me says "Well, they SHOULD be!")

And here I was happy because I won $25 last week - most I've won in over a year.

I would love just to win the jackpot once - I can be happy with 5M.  But I wouldn't go dissing $50M either!  :-D

My husband has tons of luck and superpowers, I should have him start buying the tickets.....

"Don't be a schmuck, always take the cash." -Coin Toss

    TnTicketlosers's avatar - Lottery-065.jpg

    United States
    Member #71118
    February 19, 2009
    1224 Posts

    I would be happy to win anything here.Being greatful is why she keeps winning.I cuse the Tn Lottery daily..By not playing anymore I did remodel the house,,and yes greatful for what I HAVE now is worth it.I study it just like other states.I never get a hit on paper.You should see my bedroom,paradise.Thankful for God waking me up to crooks.

      dpoly1's avatar - driver
      United States
      Member #66139
      October 16, 2008
      1998 Posts

      I have won the lottery multiple times, $2 here $3 there .............


      Why, just the other day I had a $4 win in Powerball !

      Congrats to the family !!!!!

        sully16's avatar - sharan
        Dr.President Elect
        United States
        Member #81738
        October 28, 2009
        85031 Posts

        Congrats to the whole family, enjoy.Party

        Happy Mother's Day. Lovies

          surimaribo24's avatar - photo11 zpsfffd70be.jpg
          United States
          Member #106366
          February 17, 2011
          9716 Posts

          congrats and bless to the family .

          i need to get in touch with them to get the secret MANTRA or find the little guy they got in the basement . Wink

            Tenaj's avatar - michellea
            Charlotte NC
            United States
            Member #17405
            June 18, 2005
            4070 Posts

            Hurray!Congratulations to them!


              New York
              United States
              Member #103596
              January 4, 2011
              6944 Posts

              It is interesting that the daughter will pay off student loans and buy a relatively modest car. Hopefully this means that the family is grounded, has not gone to excess, and is wisely investing the $15.5 million dollar win ($775k a year before taxes for the past 20 years). They did make an additional wise move at some point by relocating from NY to NC if they were NY residents at the time of the 1991 win. I like winner's stories.

                rdgrnr's avatar - walt
                Way back up in them dadgum hills, son!
                United States
                Member #73902
                April 28, 2009
                14903 Posts

                I would be happy to win anything here.Being greatful is why she keeps winning.I cuse the Tn Lottery daily..By not playing anymore I did remodel the house,,and yes greatful for what I HAVE now is worth it.I study it just like other states.I never get a hit on paper.You should see my bedroom,paradise.Thankful for God waking me up to crooks.

                Good for you, TTL. I only play PB and MM in TN anymore too, no state games

                And btw, I would love to see your bedroom paradise so maybe I could get some decorating ideas or something.







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

                                                                                                            --Edmund Burke




                  Member #113793
                  July 17, 2011
                  67 Posts

                  Congratulations to the McCauleys.

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                    San Diego, CA
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                    Member #106343
                    February 17, 2011
                    14 Posts

                    I've been to the lottery office twice now in less then 3 months, won 1000 off a scratcher and 934 bucks from Daily Derby...won 500 off a scratcher about 10 times in the last 6 months...I'm holding out for MEGA :)Party


                      martingorgeous's avatar - azural
                      South Africa
                      Member #113584
                      July 12, 2011
                      48 Posts

                      I am not surprised that lightning struck twice in this family, as we do occasionally read of jackpot winners who go on to win a second time.

                      Like other lucky lottery winners, this lady expected the best, and live accordingly.

                      The daughter had a child-like faith and belief and most probably made a mental picture of winning the lottery.

                      "It is done unto you as you believe." So thoughts of failure never entered her mind.

                      We should learn the lesson of life and action from this lucky family.

                      1) Keep your mind on happy thoughts.

                      2) Be joyful and be filled with faith, hope and expectancy.

                      3) Know that no matter what others may say or think about your lottery playing,

                      you are lucky now and nothing can stop you from winning.

                      4) Know it. Believe it.

                      5) Never waver from playing the lottery, regardless of what happens.

                      6) Then you will attract success. BUT success depends on luck, a.k.a.


                      As for me, I believe my success now comes from The Lottery Code that Joker17 told us about.Smile

                        haymaker's avatar - Lottery-012.jpg
                        Egg Harbor twp.south Jersey shore
                        United States
                        Member #112963
                        June 29, 2011
                        4136 Posts

                        there was a story on LCML. abt. a women in pa. that won big twice back in the 80s,did't end so well for her .

                        Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

                          dallascowboyfan's avatar - chi
                          United States
                          Member #82389
                          November 12, 2009
                          6371 Posts

                          Congrats to the both the winners......Thumbs Up


                            United States
                            Member #111181
                            May 20, 2011
                            344 Posts

                            CONGRATULATIONS! THATS FABULOUS! Party


                            Good Luck 2nite Everyone - Hope Your Numbers Hit!! JACKPOT