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Iowa man plays numbers he saw in a dream, wins big lottery prize

Jul 3, 2017, 2:56 pm

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CLIVE, Iowa — A man who played numbers he saw in a dream won big last week in the Iowa Lottery.

Kelvin Wynn, 57, of Davenport, Iowa, won a total of $300,000 in last Tuesday evening's drawing of the Iowa Lottery's Pick 4 game. He won 10 prizes of $30,000 by matching all four of the numbers drawn in the exact order: 2-1-1-2; this is known as a straight play.

Wynn, who works for a landscaping company in the Quad-Cities area, bought his winning tickets Tuesday at QC Mart, 2843 E. 53rd St. in Davenport. He picked his own numbers using the numbers he said he dreamt about two weeks ago.

"Actually I had a dream and in that dream it was hotel room number 2112, but I thought nothing of it," Wynn told lottery employees Thursday as he claimed his prize at the lottery's headquarters in Clive. "Then the next day one of my clients' address happened to be (2112) and I thought, 'Oh, coincidence, no big deal.'"

But Wynn said the signs continued. Later the same day he was at a stop light and the vehicle in front of him had 2112 in the license plate, and his purchase at a department store equaled $21.12.

After encouragement from his wife, Wynn decided that those set of numbers was a sign, and he decided to play them in an upcoming Pick 4 drawing. He said he rarely plays the lottery, but he had a good feeling about playing this set of numbers.

"I realized I had overtime on my check. I said, 'Ah, let's just go for it,'" Wynn said.

Wynn found out he'd won by checking his tickets on the lottery's website the next day. He said he didn't believe what he saw, so he had his wife double-check his work.

He said a majority of his lottery winnings will be used to help pay the education expenses for his three children — two of whom just graduated college, and the third who is still in college. He also plans to buy a new set of golf clubs.

Pick 4, which has been offered in Iowa since September 2003, features a top prize of $30,000, with odds of just 1 in 10,000 of winning it. Another intriguing aspect of the game comes in the variety of ways players can choose to play it. Plays in Pick 4 range from 50 cents to $5 for the chance to match a four-digit combination of numbers from 0000 to 9999.

The Pick 4 winning numbers for the Pick 4 game, and all the lotto draw games offered in the state, are published on Lottery Post's Iowa Lottery Results page soon after each drawing.

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Yep same thing happened to me i won $50K on WA State Match 4 game last year and numbers come to me in a dream..

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    Awesome--he needed to play that number.  Congrats to him.

    and belated congrats to you tony869.

    Every champion was once a contender who refused to give up.-Rocky Balboa

    “Don’t let someone who gave up on their dreams talk you out of going after yours.” – Zig Ziglar

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      What am I missing, Ohio pick 4 straight pays 5k  on a dollar bet ?

      If you play expecting a particular number to "break" it will break you.

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        What am I missing, Ohio pick 4 straight pays 5k  on a dollar bet ?

        I Agree!  I was thinking the same thing.

        Taking it one drawing at a time.

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          What am I missing, Ohio pick 4 straight pays 5k  on a dollar bet ?

          It's either true or a misprint. However if Gloria Mckenzie could win $370mil off a dollar,before taxes, what's $5K?

           * Voice of Reason *   

           

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

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            What am I missing, Ohio pick 4 straight pays 5k  on a dollar bet ?

            Have you heard of buying several tickets with the same combination? Wink

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

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              Have you heard of buying several tickets with the same combination? Wink

              LOL

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

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                White Shores- California
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                What about those folks who have been "dreaming " of their special numbers for years, and not hitting it? Wrong dreams, wrong numbers -what?

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

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                  Some states offer higher payouts for more money, say like instead of 1 dollar you pay 2 dollar, and the prize doubles, and then so on and on, some tickets straight could cost you like 10 bucks, but the payout would be like 50G, thats it

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                    Prizes and Odds

                    Play     Odds                             $.50             $1             $2            $3             $4             $5

                    Straight     1 in 10,000     $3,000     $6,000     $12,000     $18,000     $24,000     $30,000

                    I guess you can play up to $5.00 bucks straight and win 30,000 so he played 10 tickets and won $300,000 grand

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                      Oh and by the way do not dismiss numbers in your dreams....it may not happen that same day same week or month but keep it in play.

                      It happened to me a couple of times and I won big.

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                        Oh and by the way do not dismiss numbers in your dreams....it may not happen that same day same week or month but keep it in play.

                        It happened to me a couple of times and I won big.

                        I Agree! Thanks for the tip. Bed

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                          I love hearing stories like this. Buying multiple tickets is the way to go

                          "Don't give up don't EVER give up."

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                            So he spend $50.00 to win the $300, 000. I believe him. I have won $50, 000 back in 2008 played 1201. And something keep telling me hey play that number. And sure I did, it did came out. BINGO