Washington man wins lottery twice in 24 hours

Jun 19, 2013, 10:29 am (43 comments)

Washington Lottery

Talk about having a lucky day.

Cary Collings of Puyallup, Washington, had just such a day, when he won the lottery not once, but twice, within 24 hours.

The 61-year-old first won $55,555 in the "Red Hot 5"s" scratch-off ticket lottery on June 14.

Collings purchased his scratch card on Thursday as he filled up his car at the River Road Food Mart on River Road in Puyallup, Washington.

He scratched it off at the traffic lights and realized it was worth $55,555.

The next morning after claiming his prize money at Washington's Lottery Federal Way office, he stop to get a pizza for lunch. While he was waiting for his pie, he went to the Fred Meyer next door and bought three "Bring on Bens" scratch-off tickets.

As luck would have it, the first ticket proved to be a winner, and Collings raked in another $200,000.

Collings has played Washington Lottery since it launched in 2004 but those two tickets were the first time he had ever won a significant amount.

Collings said he plans to use the funds from his first win to pay off debt and has yet to decide what to do with the rest of his winnings, but he did say he plans to return to his job at the Boeing Auburn plant.

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dr65's avatardr65

Double WTGGG!!! That's a GREAT story!!

Ronnie316

Sounds like he got that others guys winning Red Hot 5s ticket....... Sad

https://www.lotterypost.com/news/262521

savagegoose's avatarsavagegoose

3rd times a treat, buy one of those $20 scratchers next!

CowboysFan's avatarCowboysFan

Talk about luck!  Congrats to this man.   After reading this story I'm going to buy scratchers.at the bowling alley tonight.

rdgrnr's avatarrdgrnr

In my humble opinion:

Good Luck makes the rounds and comes to everybody at a time of it's own choosing or happenstance.

Everybody goes through periods of Good Luck.

Your Good Luck may manifest itself in winning a jackpot if you are fortunate enough to be holding a lottery ticket when it comes around.

Or if you don't have a lottery ticket in hand, it may prevent you from being run over by a garbage truck.

It's the reason I'm in on every draw no matter the jackpot size cuz I don't know when it's coming my way.

But when it does I'll be there, ticket in hand.

helpmewin's avatarhelpmewin

Congratulations to Cary Collings Banana

noise-gate

First Gloria and now this guy. It seems as though its a winning streak for the middle age and over. Its coming full circle for the Elderly. Congrats on your winnings Cary.

Well Said Ridge..

surimaribo24's avatarsurimaribo24

good lord now thats what im talking about thats just awesome how luck works . congrats to this lucky men .

Jon D's avatarJon D

He scratched it off at the traffic lights and realized it was worth $55,555.

Don't scratch and drive. Not only is it messy, but it could be real messy if you cause an accident and blow all your winnings on lawsuits and medical bills.

CLETU$

I wish I could win just once in a 24 hour period.

surimaribo24's avatarsurimaribo24

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now this guy got to be supper pissed off now ahhahahahahah

noise-gate

Quote: Originally posted by Jon D on Jun 19, 2013

He scratched it off at the traffic lights and realized it was worth $55,555.

Don't scratch and drive. Not only is it messy, but it could be real messy if you cause an accident and blow all your winnings on lawsuits and medical bills.

If you have an itch to scratch you will scratch anywhere even though its against the Law. His itch won him serious scratch.

ShowMeTheMoney$'s avatarShowMeTheMoney$

Some guys have all the luck.  How about spreading the luck around?  He was at the right place and at the right time twice.  Congratulations!  Banana

Saylorgirl's avatarSaylorgirl

Quote: Originally posted by noise-gate on Jun 19, 2013

First Gloria and now this guy. It seems as though its a winning streak for the middle age and over. Its coming full circle for the Elderly. Congrats on your winnings Cary.

Well Said Ridge..

Why are you so hung up on the age of the winners.  Does it really matter if you are 18, 32, 61 or 85?  And when did 61 become elderly??? 

 

Congratulations to the double winner that is really awesome!!

CLETU$

Quote: Originally posted by Saylorgirl on Jun 19, 2013

Why are you so hung up on the age of the winners.  Does it really matter if you are 18, 32, 61 or 85?  And when did 61 become elderly??? 

 

Congratulations to the double winner that is really awesome!!

I remember when I thought 21 was old.My only goal in life was to live fast,die young and leave a good looking corpse.

JoeBigLotto's avatarJoeBigLotto

Quote: Originally posted by rdgrnr on Jun 19, 2013

In my humble opinion:

Good Luck makes the rounds and comes to everybody at a time of it's own choosing or happenstance.

Everybody goes through periods of Good Luck.

Your Good Luck may manifest itself in winning a jackpot if you are fortunate enough to be holding a lottery ticket when it comes around.

Or if you don't have a lottery ticket in hand, it may prevent you from being run over by a garbage truck.

It's the reason I'm in on every draw no matter the jackpot size cuz I don't know when it's coming my way.

But when it does I'll be there, ticket in hand.

Very nice speach rdgrnr and i don't know whether to give you or obama the award. But out of curiosity what is the most you have ever won in any 24hr period and what is the most you have lost in any 24hr period. thx

ThatScaryChick's avatarThatScaryChick

Wow, that's awesome! I bet he was on cloud 9 after finding out he had won two jackpots. Congrats to Mr. Collings.

Daddismoove's avatarDaddismoove

Hope I can some day get this lucky, i dont play the lotto because its illegal in the bahamas but can some one give me a few pick three lucky numbersHurray!Banana

Jon D's avatarJon D

Quote: Originally posted by noise-gate on Jun 19, 2013

If you have an itch to scratch you will scratch anywhere even though its against the Law. His itch won him serious scratch.

His itch to scratch in the car had nothing to do with the win. He bought the right ticket, that's what won. If he scratched in the store or scratched at home it would have resulted in the same outcome. There's no need to scratch in the car at a stoplight. I always practice safe scratch. Wink

ShowMeTheMoney$'s avatarShowMeTheMoney$

Quote: Originally posted by CLETU$ on Jun 19, 2013

I remember when I thought 21 was old.My only goal in life was to live fast,die young and leave a good looking corpse.

That was life in the fast lane.  What is your goal now that you're older?

CLETU$

Quote: Originally posted by ShowMeTheMoney$ on Jun 19, 2013

That was life in the fast lane.  What is your goal now that you're older?

To win 2 lottery jackpots in 24 hours.

LottoGuyBC's avatarLottoGuyBC

Congratz 2x Lucky Cheers

JoeBigLotto's avatarJoeBigLotto

Quote: Originally posted by Daddismoove on Jun 19, 2013

Hope I can some day get this lucky, i dont play the lotto because its illegal in the bahamas but can some one give me a few pick three lucky numbersHurray!Banana

Try  242 and 424 str/box they are both very good and if you want to back them up add the following eight numbers box 012, 123, 234, 345, 456, 567,678,789    you should win something today message me back.

RedStang's avatarRedStang

Quote: Originally posted by surimaribo24 on Jun 19, 2013

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now this guy got to be supper pissed off now ahhahahahahah

Yea, what a "Slap in Da Face". Guess he won't be pulling his hair out over this anymore.

JoeBigLotto's avatarJoeBigLotto

Quote: Originally posted by RedStang on Jun 19, 2013

Yea, what a "Slap in Da Face". Guess he won't be pulling his hair out over this anymore.

look at the bright side all thoes lossing scratch tickets he is saving could be a one million dollar collectors item in the future . lol

dallascowboyfan's avatardallascowboyfan

Congratulations CaryHurray!

JoeBigLotto's avatarJoeBigLotto

Quote: Originally posted by JoeBigLotto on Jun 19, 2013

Very nice speach rdgrnr and i don't know whether to give you or obama the award. But out of curiosity what is the most you have ever won in any 24hr period and what is the most you have lost in any 24hr period. thx

In case you want to know my track record the most i ever won in any 24hr period is $16,000 and the most i ever lost in any 24hr period is $1,000 well i tried to push my luck further from the $16,000 win it didn't go as planned or that guy winning twice in 24hrs but in seven days period the most i won is $25,000 well the same number i won with 26 times in kentucky on a friday night also gave me another 20 winning tickets with the same number in michigan the following friday night but i won't tell you the lucky number it was because have made over $56,000 in two years with just one cash3 number in over 10 states i play it straight and combo on fridays mostly. And after winning $10,000 in michigan on a friday night l went to two stripp clubs in battle creek michigan one on the west side they were too fat so l went to the other on the east side to finish the night with better therapy and i spent another $1,000 on lap dance . Sounds stupid but i had a rush and needed to burn some steam was in the vip room with a cute tigeress on the east side strip club , she took me to deep space without help from NASA so it was worth it and safely done. l had my face slapped all night but i will plead the 5th amendmentWink in telling you with what lol.Cool

myturn08

Quote: Originally posted by rdgrnr on Jun 19, 2013

In my humble opinion:

Good Luck makes the rounds and comes to everybody at a time of it's own choosing or happenstance.

Everybody goes through periods of Good Luck.

Your Good Luck may manifest itself in winning a jackpot if you are fortunate enough to be holding a lottery ticket when it comes around.

Or if you don't have a lottery ticket in hand, it may prevent you from being run over by a garbage truck.

It's the reason I'm in on every draw no matter the jackpot size cuz I don't know when it's coming my way.

But when it does I'll be there, ticket in hand.

i agree!!

dpoly1's avatardpoly1

Nice work if you can find it LOL

Dance

Bran77's avatarBran77

And to think I was in line right after this guy. Smh. Congrats Mr Collings!!!

rock_nc's avatarrock_nc

Quote: Originally posted by Ronnie316 on Jun 19, 2013

Sounds like he got that others guys winning Red Hot 5s ticket....... Sad

https://www.lotterypost.com/news/262521

Hey Ron!! How ya doing? Yea I read about that man mistaking that he won! I wish I had the luck that old man had!!! MAN-O-MAN what a win!! I hope my luck will hit me tonight for POWERBALL. Take care!!!! Good Luck Everyone tonight!!!!

yoho

Honestly I'd rather win 10,000,000 once in my life and that's it than win 10,000 fifty times or even 100 times in a week. But that's just me.

sully16's avatarsully16

Cool story, congrats Gary!

Ronnie316

Quote: Originally posted by Bran77 on Jun 19, 2013

And to think I was in line right after this guy. Smh. Congrats Mr Collings!!!

Did he take cuts ahead of you?

Ronnie316

Quote: Originally posted by rock_nc on Jun 19, 2013

Hey Ron!! How ya doing? Yea I read about that man mistaking that he won! I wish I had the luck that old man had!!! MAN-O-MAN what a win!! I hope my luck will hit me tonight for POWERBALL. Take care!!!! Good Luck Everyone tonight!!!!

Awesome, yeah 2 winners in a day is red hot luck. Bring home a jackpot winner tonight.

Bran77's avatarBran77

Nah I was checking out while he was at the machine where he won the 200,000. I bought the exact same ticket. All about timing!!

Nikkicute

Win #1 This guy was at the right place at the right time.

Win #2 This guy was at the right place at the right time.

Wow!!! CongratsThumbs Up

larry3100's avatarlarry3100

Cary knows they come in threes. I'll bet Cary can't wait for his third win soon! I'm still waiting for my first big win. Smiley

unseen's avatarunseen

http://www.kylottery.com/apps/winners/pick3/pick3.html 

 

This guy hit on the pick 3,   5 times in 4 months.  That's not bad at all.  I wonder how much he played.

helpmewin's avatarhelpmewin

Quote: Originally posted by Nikkicute on Jun 19, 2013

Win #1 This guy was at the right place at the right time.

Win #2 This guy was at the right place at the right time.

Wow!!! CongratsThumbs Up

I Agree!

ogivens15

Quote: Originally posted by noise-gate on Jun 19, 2013

First Gloria and now this guy. It seems as though its a winning streak for the middle age and over. Its coming full circle for the Elderly. Congrats on your winnings Cary.

Well Said Ridge..

What is wrong with people like you. I am sure they do not get their tickets on credit. Why not start a petition barring whatever age

you consider the middle aged.US Flag

Goteki54's avatarGoteki54

Some people have all the luck indeed!! Congrats!!

jamella724

He is extremely lucky for winning huge amount of price. I wonder how did he do that winning in the lottery twice within 24 hours. I hope to beat that for winning thrice within 24 hours I think using my lottery system it will become possible.

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