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Virginia couple wins lottery for fourth time

Feb 26, 2017, 10:10 am

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. — A Virginia couple has gotten good at winning the lottery, claiming their fourth major prize on Valentine's Day.

Calvin and Zatera Spencer are building quite a collection of those oversized Virginia Lottery souvenir checks.

In March 2014, Lottery Post reported the Portsmouth couple had a lucky month, winning $1 million in the March 12 Powerball drawing, $50,000 in the March 26 Pick 4 drawing and the $1 million prize in the $100 Million Cash Extravaganza Scratcher game.

(See Lucky Va. couple claims three major lottery prizes in one month, Lottery Post, Mar. 31, 2014.)

Now they have another prize to add. Calvin matched all five numbers in the February 1 Cash 5 day drawing to win that game's $100,000 top prize. "I feel like I'm good at it," he joked as the couple claimed their latest prize.

The winning ticket was bought at the Tinee Giant on Airline Boulevard. The winning numbers were 1, 16, 18, 26, and 31.

Calvin said he used birthdays in selecting the numbers on his ticket. He said the couple has been "enjoying life" since their lucky month in 2014, and they both still work.

"It's a blessing from the Lord," he said.

Cash 5 drawings are held daily at 1:59 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. The chances of winning the $100,000 top prize are 1 in 278,256.

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Posted: February 26, 2017, 10:21 am - IP Logged

Congratulations Mr. & Mrs Spencer Hurray!

I Love Pink & Green 1908

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    Posted: February 26, 2017, 10:40 am - IP Logged

    Unfair to losers!  LOL

    $1 million

    $50k

    $1 million

    and now $50k...not bad! 

    The 2014 article says they took the cash option on the second million they won which was $681k before taxes.  Yikes! I would hate to know what they received after taxes.

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      Posted: February 26, 2017, 10:52 am - IP Logged

      Lucky they need to invest the money principal and interest once they do that they're set.

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        Posted: February 26, 2017, 11:10 am - IP Logged

        Unfair to losers!  LOL

        $1 million

        $50k

        $1 million

        and now $50k...not bad! 

        The 2014 article says they took the cash option on the second million they won which was $681k before taxes.  Yikes! I would hate to know what they received after taxes.

        Make their last win $100k - not $50k, for a grand total of $2,150,000.

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          Posted: February 26, 2017, 11:17 am - IP Logged

          Looks like Richard Lustig has some competition..... And very good competition at that!  G5

          Players who've won large lottery jackpots have something in common. Many of them say "I've played the lottery for years, but I never won anything but small prizes."   That's normal or typical, but it's also why you should not get discouraged and stop playing.  Who knows?  Maybe someday you'll say "I've played the lottery for years...."


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            Posted: February 26, 2017, 11:46 am - IP Logged

            Unfair to losers!  LOL

            $1 million

            $50k

            $1 million

            and now $50k...not bad! 

            The 2014 article says they took the cash option on the second million they won which was $681k before taxes.  Yikes! I would hate to know what they received after taxes.

            I guess the next win is going to be $1M again.

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              Posted: February 26, 2017, 1:50 pm - IP Logged

              I guess the next win is going to be $1M again.

              I was thinking the same thing.

              You gotta be in it to win it! Hurray!


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                Posted: February 26, 2017, 2:35 pm - IP Logged

                I was thinking the same thing.

                Wish I could be on the same schedule.Wink

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                  Simpsonville
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                  Posted: February 26, 2017, 3:18 pm - IP Logged

                  Great for them!!  Tried finding out who the Rhode Island couple that was featured on 'How the Lottery Changed my Life'.  Help me out LPers!  They weren't as big winners as this couple, however they frequented lottery headquarters so often with winners they were on a first name basis.

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                    Posted: February 26, 2017, 3:39 pm - IP Logged

                    Time to go to VA to hang / play lottery with my new best friends!

                     

                    LOL

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                      Posted: February 26, 2017, 4:18 pm - IP Logged

                      Skeptical further proof I live in the wrong part of VA for winning

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                        Posted: February 26, 2017, 5:25 pm - IP Logged

                        I guess the next win is going to be $1M again.

                        It looks like they're starting another March hot streak. Did you notice they bet $10 and won $50,000 on a pick-4 straight number?

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                          Posted: February 26, 2017, 5:29 pm - IP Logged

                          Skeptical further proof I live in the wrong part of VA for winning

                          Maybe, for starters you need to crawl out of that ogre's mouth.Perhaps then your luck will change. 

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                            Posted: February 26, 2017, 5:33 pm - IP Logged

                            Calvin has a real leather jacket & an authentic gold chain around his neck. His dressed for the part. Congrats you two.

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                            People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.