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Virginia man wins lottery 4th time

Virginia LotteryVirginia Lottery: Virginia man wins lottery 4th time

Melvyn Wilson might be running out of room for all the big Virginia Lottery ceremonial checks he's received.  Back in 2005 he won prizes of $1 million and $500,000 in Virginia Lottery Scratcher games.  In 2004 he won a $25,000 prize.

Now the Woodbridge man has done it again.

He scratched to win $500,000 in the Virginia Lottery's Millionaire Mania game.  He bought the winning ticket at Handy Dandy Market, 13316 Occoquan Road in Woodbridge.

"I'm just in the right place at the right time," is how he explains his amazing lottery luck.

The store received a $10,000 bonus from the Lottery for selling the winning ticket.

In Millionaire Mania, $500,000 is actually the second prize.  The game's top prize is $2 million.

Mr. Wilson is the game's third $500,000 winner,which means three half-million-dollar tickets remain unclaimed.  Two $2 million tickets remain unclaimed.

Mr. Wilson retired from the postal service in 2007.  What does he do with all those winnings?

"I invest in Melvyn," he said with a laugh.

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Thanks to jackpotismine for the tip.

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maringoman's avatar - images q=tbn:ANd9GcTbRxpKQmOfcCoUqF2FyqIOAwDo7rg9G-lfJLAALPGWJWwiz19eRw
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Posted: May 15, 2013, 6:57 am - IP Logged

Congrats Melvyn, I hope some of your luck rubs off on me.

That money's gone fo ever

    jackpotismine's avatar - kanji for_peace.jpg
    Member #57910
    January 23, 2008
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    Posted: May 15, 2013, 7:01 am - IP Logged

    Notice that he won on scratch-offs. It really is about being at the right place at the right time. Wow!

    Play to win!

      hearsetrax's avatar - 0118

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      Posted: May 15, 2013, 7:07 am - IP Logged

      Type :  curiouser and curiouser

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        Posted: May 15, 2013, 7:18 am - IP Logged

        "I invest in Melvyn"....!!!...Green laugh I love it!

        WTG Melvin and keep on scratching!! Party

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          olplugger's avatar - moon2
          Mechanicsville, VA
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          December 23, 2009
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          Posted: May 15, 2013, 7:45 am - IP Logged

          Notice that he won on scratch-offs. It really is about being at the right place at the right time. Wow!

          I Agree!

          "Whatever the human mind can conceive and believe it can achieve."

          Napoleon Hill, Author of "Think & Grow Rich"


            sully16's avatar - sharan
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            Posted: May 15, 2013, 7:59 am - IP Logged

            Awesome, Congrats Melvyn, enjoy!Cheers

             HyperBe Happy.

              JoeBigLotto's avatar - Lottery-049.jpg
              melbourne , florida
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              Posted: May 15, 2013, 8:06 am - IP Logged

              I perfectly understand why he wins so much . Its because he plays so much and also losses so much but for now he is ahead of the game so my recommendation keep playing lol maybe you win the $2,000,000 top price too. Before he walks into the store and he says give me five scratch off tickets. But after winning the first one he switched gear and he now walks into the store and he says give me all your scratch off tickets and the cashier says why and he replies because Mr wilson says so lol. And this lottery lady in the pic with him looks good maybe she wants to hang out with him on a vacation trip lots of cute smiles lol. This what happens when you a winner you get lots of yes yes yes smiles lol.

                dallascowboyfan's avatar - tiana the-princess-and-the-frog.jpg
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                Posted: May 15, 2013, 9:37 am - IP Logged

                Congratulations Mr. Melvyn WilsonThumbs Up

                I Love Pink & Green 1908

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                  Posted: May 15, 2013, 9:53 am - IP Logged

                  Some guys have all the luck. Congrats on multiple wins.Thumbs Up

                  Guess Who's Back?

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                    Posted: May 15, 2013, 11:16 am - IP Logged

                    Melvyn has the golden touch.  He seems like a nice guy.  I bet he plays a lot of money on Scratchers too.  But, for him, it has really paid off.  Good luck Melvyn!  We'll probably see you again on the Lottery Post as a 5 time winner. Banana

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                      Posted: May 15, 2013, 11:39 am - IP Logged

                      Here's your "Game Guy" virginia lotto.

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                        Posted: May 15, 2013, 11:56 am - IP Logged

                        This is why we continue to play ! It can happen !

                          Matsy's avatar - binary
                          Atlanta, GA
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                          May 21, 2008
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                          Posted: May 15, 2013, 12:04 pm - IP Logged

                          Wow, now that's nice.  Talk about luck or blessing, I don't know what it is; but it's truly on you, you must be a "very" generous person, you have gotten yours back more than "10 fold" congratulations to you! Big Grin Angel you angel you!

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                            Posted: May 15, 2013, 1:05 pm - IP Logged

                            He needs to buy tickets for both the next MM and PB drawings, he would have a VERY high chance of winning both jackpots.