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Va. Beach couple buys 5 winning lottery tickets, wins $500,000

Jun 21, 2013, 7:28 pm

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Third time the couple has won the top prize

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — A Virginia Beach couple quintupled their lottery winnings after they bought not one, but five tickets with the same winning numbers.

Stanley and Simone Christian selected the numbers 7, 9, 12, 21, and 23 for all five tickets and won the Cash 5 drawing on June 19.

"I had a dream about my husband," she told Lottery officials. "So I selected our birthdays and the month we got married."

Three of the tickets were bought at Independence Shell, 2044 South Independence Boulevard in Virginia Beach. The other two tickets were bought at Wawa, 1579 Lynnhaven Parkway in Virginia Beach.

If that isn't amazing enough, this is the couple's third six-figure Virginia Lottery win.

In September of 2006, they won $100,000 in Cash 5, and in October of 2011, they won $200,000 in a single drawing.

Simone, who is working on her dissertation for a doctorate of business administration, said the couple plans to take care of family with the winnings.

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dallascowboyfan's avatar - chi
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Posted: June 21, 2013, 7:35 pm - IP Logged

Sweet!!!! Congratulation to Mr. & Mrs. Christian Hurray!

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    Posted: June 21, 2013, 7:52 pm - IP Logged

    I am trying to do the same thing in VA now but with win for life (3 tickets...lol).

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      Posted: June 21, 2013, 8:06 pm - IP Logged

      This is what I have been talking about. Its only a matter of time before someone buys 400 MM tickets with all the same numbers and sets their state back $100 million. Oh wait, no one will win after the matrix change. 

      Perhaps it can still be done with 100 PB tickets?

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        Posted: June 21, 2013, 8:19 pm - IP Logged

        Amazing! They appear to be a very lucky couple since this is their 3rd big win.

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          Posted: June 21, 2013, 9:05 pm - IP Logged

          This is what I have been talking about. Its only a matter of time before someone buys 400 MM tickets with all the same numbers and sets their state back $100 million. Oh wait, no one will win after the matrix change. 

          Perhaps it can still be done with 100 PB tickets?

          I can't find it now on the Idaho website but they do have rules that makes the payout pari-mutuel for 2nd prize payouts for Powerball and MegaMillions to limit their losses like they do for Pick3 and Pick4.  I would contact my state and find out if any pari-mutuel rules can be applied to the game I am playing before employing this strategy.

          Edit: I just found this under Powerball section on the Idaho Lottery Site which is what I remembered reading a few years ago.

          NOTE: Some or all of the preset prizes may become pari-mutuel under certain circumstances as defined in the game rules. 50% of all money played is allocated to Powerball prizes.

          You are then instructed to contact the Idaho lottery for the complete set of rules governing the game.

          Jimmy

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            Posted: June 21, 2013, 9:12 pm - IP Logged

            We're reading more and more stories about players buying multiple tickets with the same numbers in the smaller and fixed jackpot games games. A Kentucky player won $1 million by playing the same combo five times in the Cash Ball game. WVA had two players that played the same PB numbers with Powerplay several times and each ticket paid $2 million.

            I guess it's a choice between quantity, more chances or quality by winning more with the same numbers.

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              Posted: June 21, 2013, 9:28 pm - IP Logged

              good for them.........why does she get to  say who takes care of who with the winnings

                dallascowboyfan's avatar - chi
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                Posted: June 21, 2013, 9:42 pm - IP Logged

                good for them.........why does she get to  say who takes care of who with the winnings

                Because she's working on her doctorate Wink

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                  Posted: June 21, 2013, 9:55 pm - IP Logged

                  I can't find it now on the Idaho website but they do have rules that makes the payout pari-mutuel for 2nd prize payouts for Powerball and MegaMillions to limit their losses like they do for Pick3 and Pick4.  I would contact my state and find out if any pari-mutuel rules can be applied to the game I am playing before employing this strategy.

                  Edit: I just found this under Powerball section on the Idaho Lottery Site which is what I remembered reading a few years ago.

                  NOTE: Some or all of the preset prizes may become pari-mutuel under certain circumstances as defined in the game rules. 50% of all money played is allocated to Powerball prizes.

                  You are then instructed to contact the Idaho lottery for the complete set of rules governing the game.

                  Jimmy

                  There was an Ohio Buckeye 5 player who played the same numbers on 52 lines and believed he won $5.2 million because the prize was $100,000. But the lottery rules limited the aggregate payoff to $1 million so he sued the lottery and lost. What made it interesting, confusing, and the reason for the law suit was another player matched all 5 numbers on the same night. According to rules that player should have won $18,868, but the Ohio Lottery paid him the full $100,000 prize after paying the other player $981,000 or 52/53 of the $1 million.

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                    Posted: June 21, 2013, 10:29 pm - IP Logged

                    We're reading more and more stories about players buying multiple tickets with the same numbers in the smaller and fixed jackpot games games. A Kentucky player won $1 million by playing the same combo five times in the Cash Ball game. WVA had two players that played the same PB numbers with Powerplay several times and each ticket paid $2 million.

                    I guess it's a choice between quantity, more chances or quality by winning more with the same numbers.

                    That strategy is so dumb that you only hear about it when someone wins using it, but I suspect more players do that than would ever admit it. 

                    Most  players I know like to complain about not winning after buying five tickets doing the whole year 'cause they don't want others to know how much they really spend. 

                    I wouldn't buy five tickets with the same combinations but I freely admit I buy 10-20 lines 2-3 times weekly.  If you want a chance at winning a decent prize, you've got to spend some money.  I can afford to lose $1500 a year trying to win millions, I know people who spend more on beer and cigarettes.

                     * you don't need to buy every combination, just the winning ones * 

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                      Posted: June 21, 2013, 11:56 pm - IP Logged

                      NICE Win! Dance 

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                        Posted: June 22, 2013, 9:46 am - IP Logged

                        Congrats to the lucky couple, enjoy!Party

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                          Posted: June 22, 2013, 12:12 pm - IP Logged

                          There was an Ohio Buckeye 5 player who played the same numbers on 52 lines and believed he won $5.2 million because the prize was $100,000. But the lottery rules limited the aggregate payoff to $1 million so he sued the lottery and lost. What made it interesting, confusing, and the reason for the law suit was another player matched all 5 numbers on the same night. According to rules that player should have won $18,868, but the Ohio Lottery paid him the full $100,000 prize after paying the other player $981,000 or 52/53 of the $1 million.

                          Wow stack. Would love to read that article and find out why the judge didnt treat both palyers the same. I would have also sued no doubt.

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                            Posted: June 22, 2013, 1:18 pm - IP Logged

                            Winnin' Cheers

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