Chesapeake Man Buys 32 Tickets For The Same Drawing – And They All Win!
July 28, 2006
Sandy Wyatt of Chesapeake had a good day on Thursday, July 27, 2006 – a VERY good day. First, he won $1,200 in the Virginia Lottery’s Pick 4 day drawing. So he decided to follow that up by buying 32 tickets for that night’s drawing, all with the same four numbers 7-5-3-8.
“I just had a feeling,” he later told Virginia Lottery officials.
That night, the numbers 7-5-3-8 just happened to be the winning numbers. Of his 32 tickets, 30 won the game’s top prize of $5,000, because he wagered “exact order” for them. The other two tickets each won $2,600 because he wagered “50/50,” which means the tickets would have won if the numbers were drawn in any order. His total for the night drawing came to $155,200 – and that is not even including the $1,200 he won in the day drawing!
“I looked at the winning numbers and I almost fainted,” Mr. Wyatt said. “My knees got weak.”
Mr. Wyatt, who works in road paving, bought the tickets at Great Bridge Texaco, located at 925 Great Bridge Blvd. in Chesapeake. He hopes to use his winnings to start his own business.
Pick 4 drawings are held twice a day, six days a week, Monday through Saturday at 1:59 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. The odds of winning the $5,000 top prize by matching the numbers in exact order are 1 in 10,000.
All profits from the Virginia Lottery go to K-12 public school education in the Commonwealth. In fiscal year 2005 the Lottery turned over more than $423 million for Virginia’s public schools, representing about 10 percent of state funding for public education in Virginia.
Holy...freaking...crap....Talk about being lucky...
Posted 03 August 2006 - 04:39 PM
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Posted 03 August 2006 - 04:46 PM
thats awesome. i should play the lottery.
I do from time to time but the most I ever won was a few dollars. I did win $50 on a scratch off ticket once.
My uncle on my mother's side won $250,000 last year in Mega Millions. http://valottery.com....asp?artid=1386
Posted 03 August 2006 - 04:49 PM
I hope he takes the money and buys a new first name.
I wish I won something sometime somewhere.
Props to Ozzkev for the sig.
Posted 03 August 2006 - 04:52 PM
Posted 03 August 2006 - 04:54 PM
Good for him. Lucky bastard. Funny how you just "feel" it sometimes.
Everytime I "feel it" it ends up being gas.
Posted 03 August 2006 - 04:57 PM
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Posted 04 August 2006 - 01:11 AM
There was a guy in a surrounding county here last week that won $250k on a scratch off ticket. He turned around the next day and won another $100k on another ticket. The local news ran the story last night. What a lucky bastard.
Yep, heard that same story yesterday.
Posted 04 August 2006 - 04:58 AM
Posted 04 August 2006 - 03:12 PM
Isn't the lottery just a "stupid people tax"? That said, I do play every once in a while...
Yep, it is. Think about it, most lotteries have a 50% payback (meaning, for every $2 people gamble, $1 goes into the prize pool). Most casino games have at least a 90% payback, even the garbage games (I think craps is close to 90%, and it isn't a good payback. Blackjack has a 98% if played correctly).
Now, playing a buck or 2 here and there is 1 thing. But, if your going hungry so you can afford $50 in lottery tickets, because one of these weeks will be the week (this does happen in poorer areas), then it is a tax on the stupid.
Posted 04 August 2006 - 05:15 PM
Posted 05 August 2006 - 08:28 AM
When I first read the title I thought it said " Cheapskate Man Buys 32 Tickets For The Same Drawing – And They All Win!"
I live in Chesapeake, but I hadn't heard of this. Then again, I don't watch the news all that often. As for it being Cheapskate. At least its not like Virginia Beach oweing money on everything and getting caught using unlicensed copies of MS programs lol.
Though, my and my friends call the place Chump-apeake
When I was in High School a friend got a 100% on a D.A.R.E. test and they gave him a D.A.R.E. duffel bag. Two years later, a drug dealer that was a friend of ours at the time asked to borrow something to transport 2kg of cocaine in and he handed over his D.A.R.E. bag. He brought it back to him with an oz of weed in it as a thank you.