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Lottery player wins $100,000 with 20 identical tickets

N.C. man bets big on Pick 4 and reaps the rewards

By Kate Northrop

SKIPPERS, Va. — A North Carolina man played the Virginia Lottery and took a big leap by buying 20 identical lottery tickets. The result? He took home 20 top prizes totaling $100,000.

James Swimpson of Elizabeth City, North Carolina, stopped at Love’s Travel Stop in Skippers, Virginia, about a two-hour drive from home, and decided to play the Lottery’s Pick 4 game.… Read the rest

Canadian siblings split $1 million Lotto 6/49 prize

“I thought somebody was playing a joke!”

By Kate Northrop

ATHABASCA, Canada — A brother and sister from Alberta, Canada, were both skeptical when they scanned their lottery ticket and found that it was the winner of a $1 million (US$766,270) Lotto 6/49 prize for the Guaranteed Prize Draw on Nov. 4.

Guaranteed Prize Draw is a $1 million bonus raffle drawing that all Lotto 6/49 tickets are automatically entered into each drawing.… Read the rest

Missouri woman “accidentally” wins $100,000 lottery jackpot

Simple blunder leads to a good ending

By Kate Northrop

CHESTERFIELD, Mo. — A lucky mistake that led a woman to accidentally win a $100,000 lottery jackpot just proves that some things are meant to be.

Page Nelson of Chesterfield made the right decision to “go with the flow” when she was handed the wrong ticket by the clerk, according to the Missouri Lottery.… Read the rest