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Virginia man claims three $1 million prizes

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RICHMOND, Va. — A Chesterfield, Virginia, man has cashed in three Mega Millions lottery tickets worth $1 million each.

Don Wilson, Virginia newest millionaire, said money does not turn him on.

"It's just money. There is stuff in life that is so much more important than money. Money takes away some concerns and things, but money is not going to add anything of value to your life. Just stuff," Wilson said.

Wilson said the winning numbers — 2, 9, 11, 22, 23, with Mega Ball number 12 — were a combination of family members' birthdays. In addition to the three $1 million winners, two more of his tickets won $500 each. His two $500 winning tickets matched four of the first five numbers and did not match the Mega Ball number.

Wilson seemed matter of fact while he claimed his $3,001,000 check.

"[My] health is much more important to me than this check," he said. "It's a blessing and I'm going to take it that way."

Wilson said he does not play lottery often and only did so after a recent lottery ad campaign caught his attention. He said he planned to use some of the money to help Super Kids, a ministry that helps people with intellectual disabilities in Central Virginia.

The winning tickets were bought at the Kangaroo Express, 891 Temple Avenue in Colonial Heights, a store Wilson said he just happened to be in at the time he bought the tickets.

He did not shed insight into why he bought multiple tickets with the same numbers, a strategy that this time paid off.

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Posted: June 10, 2015, 4:05 pm - IP Logged

Yeah yeah, if it's just money why play. Please.

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      Posted: June 10, 2015, 4:14 pm - IP Logged

      Mystery over. Wtg sir!

      I wish many had such an attitude towards money. Maybe humanity wouldn't be so f'ed up

      That money's gone fo ever

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        Mystery over. Wtg sir!

        I wish many had such an attitude towards money. Maybe humanity wouldn't be so f'ed up

        Skeptical and why do I get the feeling hes secretly just that disgusted he didn't hit the whole thing

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          Posted: June 10, 2015, 4:39 pm - IP Logged

          Congrats to the winners.The keep working part,I don,t understand.

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            Posted: June 10, 2015, 4:44 pm - IP Logged

            Congrats Mr. Wilson,now I,ll go an buy a ticket an hope its a winner so I can get some stuff.


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              Posted: June 10, 2015, 5:24 pm - IP Logged

              i was sensing the same thing member "hearsetrax"

               

              congrats to him.... 

               

              adios

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                Posted: June 10, 2015, 5:29 pm - IP Logged

                Now that is the way to win.  Congrats!!!!

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                  Posted: June 10, 2015, 6:38 pm - IP Logged

                  I think he sounds like he is trying to convince himself he did not mind losing the jp. I feel like there may be more to the story.

                  J'aime La France.

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                    Posted: June 10, 2015, 7:01 pm - IP Logged

                    also think he was wheeling numbers based on some system.  He played 4 of the numbers and won also.

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                      Posted: June 10, 2015, 7:12 pm - IP Logged

                      He used a Steve Player system. The same one all of you professionals on this page who win so often bashes.  Lmao

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                        Posted: June 10, 2015, 8:27 pm - IP Logged

                        He used a Steve Player system. The same one all of you professionals on this page who win so often bashes.  Lmao

                        And you know that how?

                        There's no way a casual player is going to use a Steve Player system.  That's ludicrous, and I can't imagine why you would be saying that.

                         

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                          Posted: June 10, 2015, 8:46 pm - IP Logged

                          Steve Players system for games as such mostly have multiple winning tickets.   Some with jackpot wins. Some with 5 number wins and some with 4+1 wins.   

                           

                          But who knows what system he uses. Its right up the alley of A Steve Player output. 

                           

                          And what is a casual Player???

                          .  There are tons of casual players who use Systems. 

                           

                          Im not advertising the exact name of the system. But we all know Steve Player has some credible systems.

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                            Steve Players system for games as such mostly have multiple winning tickets.   Some with jackpot wins. Some with 5 number wins and some with 4+1 wins.   

                             

                            But who knows what system he uses. Its right up the alley of A Steve Player output. 

                             

                            And what is a casual Player???

                            .  There are tons of casual players who use Systems. 

                             

                            Im not advertising the exact name of the system. But we all know Steve Player has some credible systems.

                            There's no way in the world that a casual player would ever use a Steve Player system, and if you know the systems you could not help but agree. 

                            Your message stated clearly that the guy DID use the Steve Player system, and you then went on to criticize anyone who has bashed Steve Player systems in the past based on this. 

                            That is pretty outrageous.

                            1. Clearly the guy did NOT use a Steve Player system, and,
                            2. There is nothing wrong with people criticizing a system, especially one that is extremely expensive and requires the purchase of many tickets.

                             

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