Deborah Brown, a woman from Richmond, Virginia, proved how lucky she is by winning the lottery 30 times, something that most people can’t do even once.
The lady initially bought 20 lottery tickets with the same combination, 1-0-3-1, at a gas station in Chesterfield County. However, she got 10 more at the same place later that day.
Brown revealed that she had seen that number several times throughout the day, so she considered it was a sort of message and decided to buy the tickets for the Pick 4 lottery.
The top prize for the $1 play is $5,000. Since the lady won 30 times, she ended up earning a whopping $150,000. In a statement that Virginia Lottery released, Brown admitted that she almost had a heart attack when she learned she won all that money.
According to the agency, the odds of matching all four numbers in order are 1 in 10,000. Brown, who beat all probabilities, confessed that she didn’t know what to do with the money, but that renovating her home was crossing her mind.
One thing is sure though; Brown will be getting calls from a lot of people asking for money, which is what happens typically when family and friends learn that an acquaintance won the lottery.
For that reason, a Jamaican man who won the “Super Lotto” in Jamaica wore a “Scream” mask to protect his identity while cashing in the money. The man, only identified as A. Campbell, won the equivalent to $1.17 million in early February.
Apart from the mask, Campbell also put on black gloves and a grey rain poncho to make sure that nobody could even have the small chance to identify him. Not only he did so to avoid people to ask money, but also to prevent thieves from knowing his identity.
Jamaican law requires lottery winners to take photos while collecting the money, but they don’t prohibit people from wearing masks while doing so, which is why it has become a common practice in Jamaica.
Campbell, who admitted that the first thing he would do with the money was buying a house, is not the only person who wore a disguise while collecting his prize as a lady identified as N. Gray did the same in June 2018. She didn’t go that far with her costume, though, as she only wore a wink emoji mask.
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