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Husband plays late wife's 5 special numbers and wins lottery

Mar 14, 2014, 3:02 am

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A Chatsworth, Georgia, man claimed a lottery jackpot from the Georgia Lottery after playing his late wife's special numbers.

David Greeson, 51, was one of three players to win a $77,921 jackpot prize from the Feb. 25 Fantasy 5 drawing, matching all five winning numbers.

The winning numbers from the drawing were 5, 7, 11, 23, and 31.

David Greeson knows those numbers by heart. Not because they won him $78,000, but because they remind him of his late wife.

"Her birthday was 11/23/57 and we were married on the 31st of October. Since her passing on December 6th, I've played those numbers every night. 5 , 7, 11, 23, 31."

Greeson admits, he's always played the lottery at least a few times a week with numbers that have meaning. But for the last 3 months since his wife of 26 years, Kathy, passed away Greeson has played these numbers every single night.... 7 days a week.

Then one day, a couple weeks ago, he won.

"I looked on my phone, punched up fantasy 5, and seen 5, 7, 11, 23, 35, and first thing I said was 'Kathy, our numbers hit."

Kathy's death came suddenly. She died within a couple weeks of being diagnosed with lymphoma cancer.

Greeson says his wife loved to travel. That's why he wants to use the money to go back to the places where they created so many memories.

And while Greeson says the money is a nice bonus, ultimately, the jackpot was matching those numbers. "I hope it's a sign from her that she's ok."

The total purse that David could have won was $230,000, but 2 other people in Georgia also had those lucky numbers. No word on why those people chose those numbers.

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Virginia
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Congratz!! R.I.P Kathy.

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    Los Angeles, California
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    Nice win!  Sorry to hear about his wife.

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      spooky kitteh

      well if that wasn't a sign I dunno what would be hehehe

      I hope he spends the money wisely and enjoys self

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        Way back up in them dadgum hills, son!
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        Nice story, terrible to lose a spouse at that age.

        Wish he could have won it all but he'll be able to take some nice vacations with that.

        God Bless him.


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          Shows u power of spirits

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            That is a very sweet story!

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              LoviesBeautiful story she is still with him even doe she has passed away. May her soul R.I.P

              WAIT  UNTIL YOU SEE WHAT TODAY HAVE FOR YOU!!!

              IT'S AMAZING!!!!

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                Good story!

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                  This might just be the sweetest and saddest lottery story I've ever read. He sounds like a wonderful person who loved his wife. Very happy for him even though his story brought tears to my eyes. I wish him all the best.

                  I too would prefer Cersei Lannister to Tiny Hands. She always pays her debts, hasn't filed 6 bankruptcies and is educated enough to know Nambia isn't a country.

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                    One of the best wins i've seen in a while.

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                      Congratulation Mr.Greeson may your wife RIP.

                      I Love Pink & Green 1908

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                        Conratulations to the Gleesons. 

                        No one won the N.J. Pick 6 Jackpot on 3/13/14. The winning numbers :3-11-13 -30-35-37. 

                        The Jackpot is now $8.2 M. 

                         

                        Coffee

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                          Shows u power of spirits

                          Indeed.

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                            This might just be the sweetest and saddest lottery story I've ever read. He sounds like a wonderful person who loved his wife. Very happy for him even though his story brought tears to my eyes. I wish him all the best.

                            These are my kinda lotto stories. Rarely does it get any better than this.