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Idaho woman wins $390,000 lottery prize after playing same numbers for 27 years

Lucky for LifeLucky for Life: Idaho woman wins $390,000 lottery prize after playing same numbers for 27 years
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BOISE, Idaho — An Idaho woman's streak of playing the same lottery numbers since 1989 finally paid off when the numbers earned her a $390,000 jackpot.

Rosemary Loveland said she has been entering the same numbers in the weekly drawings since the Idaho Lottery began in 1989, and Friday morning she discovered her numbers for Thursday night's drawing qualified her for the second-tier prize on the Idaho Lottery Draw Game Lucky for Life — $25,000 a year for life, or a $390,000 lump sum.

"I looked at the numbers and I thought I was gonna have a heart attack. You bet I recognized them right away," Loveland said. "I called my daughter and told her 'I did it! I did it! I did it!'"

Loveland, who took the lump sum option, said she plans to invest her winnings for her children and grandchildren.

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Posted: September 21, 2016, 11:36 am - IP Logged

Good for her. 

After 27 years I hope she at least broke even!

Scared

Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

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There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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    Posted: September 21, 2016, 12:32 pm - IP Logged

     What a beautiful first name "Rosemary" and a positive last name "Loveland". This is a happy story to start the day with. Thank You Todd!

     I've been rich and I've been poor. Believe me, rich is better. 

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      Posted: September 21, 2016, 1:09 pm - IP Logged

      Congratulations Mrs,Rosemary Loveland Spend Wisely Hurray! Banana Party

      Let it Snow Snowman

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        Posted: September 21, 2016, 1:14 pm - IP Logged

        Good for her. 

        After 27 years I hope she at least broke even!

        Scared

        I'm no math wizard but i say she did good $2.00 a draw two draws a week for 27 years.Type

        Let it Snow Snowman

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          Posted: September 21, 2016, 1:15 pm - IP Logged

          Type I hope she'll save 1/2 that money and cross a few and many things off her bucket list

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            Type I hope she'll save 1/2 that money and cross a few and many things off her bucket list

            I Hope the first things she Considers is to Move to somewhere warm. Smiley Santa

            I never been to Idaho i assume it gets COLD there in the Winter time...

            But i do like them Idaho Potatoes  Conehead

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              Posted: September 21, 2016, 1:36 pm - IP Logged

              Now she can finally stop playing those numbers.  Wow, that's persistence.

              Never give up.  Banana

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                Posted: September 21, 2016, 1:45 pm - IP Logged

                Now she can finally stop playing those numbers.  Wow, that's persistence.

                I Agree! Keep your numbers in you just never know. Dance

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                  Posted: September 21, 2016, 2:04 pm - IP Logged

                  Now she can finally stop playing those numbers.  Wow, that's persistence.

                  Sometimes persisence pays off.
                  sometimes it gets you a restraining order...lol

                  "know your limitations, but excede your expectations"

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                    Posted: September 21, 2016, 4:57 pm - IP Logged

                    I'm no math wizard but i say she did good $2.00 a draw two draws a week for 27 years.Type

                    helpmewin,

                    You're correct if that's all she ever played.

                    Lep

                    Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                    Lep

                    There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                      Posted: September 21, 2016, 6:47 pm - IP Logged

                      Congratulations!!!

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                        Posted: September 21, 2016, 7:16 pm - IP Logged

                        I'm no math wizard but i say she did good $2.00 a draw two draws a week for 27 years.Type

                        It was a weekly drawing.  Assuming the price was always two dollars per line and assuming she only played one line per week, she would have invested roughly $2,800 over the past 27 years.  She would have earned far less if she'd parked it in the bank and unless she was a stock picking whiz, she'd have earned less in the stock market.

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                          Posted: September 21, 2016, 7:44 pm - IP Logged

                          The breaking even after 27 years was a joke.

                          Come on people.

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                          Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                          Lep

                          There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                            Posted: September 21, 2016, 8:08 pm - IP Logged

                            Why bother questioning if she even out her winnings or not? The look on your face shows everything. 

                            She looks like a very down to earth person. Congrats to her and I wish her the best!!!

                            playing what can be afforded...spend half of what was reclaimed.