Saturday, March 29, 2014

Three Big Wins in a Month for Virginian Couple

It takes a hefty slice of luck to win the lottery once in a lifetime. Anyone who has two big wins is usually considered very lucky indeed, but to win the lottery three times! That's rare indeed and one [super] lucky couple from Portsmouth, Virginia, has not only achieved this remarkable feat, but done it all within a month.

Lady Luck first came knocking on Calvin and Zatera Spencer's door on March 12, 2014, when their US Powerball numbers scooped them a $1 million win.

Then on March 26, Lady Luck delivered as second helping of good luck when Calvin won another $50,000 with 10 winning tickets in the Virginia Lottery's Pick 4 game. Such a lucky streak is almost unheard of, but the cherry on the cake came the very next day when Calvin popped into a 7-Elven store and decided to test his luck with a Virginia Lottery $100 Million Cash Extravaganza Scratch-off ticket. He won another $1million and told his wife, "Baby, we did it again!"

Players who win the $100 Million Cash Extravaganza game's top level prizes can either choose to take their cash in annuity payments, spread over 30 years, or opt for a one time lump sum payment of $681,000 before taxes.  Calvin opted for the one-time payment and warned Virginia Lottery officials, "We’re not finished yet."

"I haven’t seen anything like it in my 12 years here," said lottery spokesman John Hagerty.  "People in the office couldn't believe it was them when they showed up with the winning ticket."