Monday, September 29, 2014

Lucky Lotto Numbers Do it Again

Six years ago Judith Marsh won $250,000 in a US Mega Millions drawing. She has been playing the same numbers ever since. They proved to be a winning combination once again last week when they matched all five of the Mega Millions numbers, but not the Mega Ball, in the Tuesday, September 23, 2014, drawing, and bagged her a $1 million prize.

Marsh bought her ticket from her local Kroger store in Abingdon, Virginia, and returned there on Thursday to pick up her winner's check.

Speaking to Virginia Lottery officials Marsh explained how she felt when she discovered her lucky numbers had done it again.

"I was numb," Marsh recalled. "I just said, 'Hey Dan [her partner], I'm a millionaire.'"

Mega Millions is the biggest jackpot game in America. Jackpots start at $15 million and other prizes range from $1 to $1 million. Drawings are held Tuesdays and Fridays at 23:00 (ET). The next drawing is on Tuesday, September 30, 2014. The estimated jackpot is $105 million.