Woman Defies the Odds and Wins $1 Million Lottery Twice — On the Same Day [VIDEO]
The odds of picking winning lottery numbers are remarkably slim — let alone doing it twice with the exact same numbers. Yet that’s what happened to a Virginia woman who won a $1 million Powerball lottery twice on the same day.
Virginia Fike, from Clear Brook, VA., meant to buy one Powerball and one Mega Millions ticket, but accidentally bought two Powerball tickets instead, both with the same hand-picked numbers.
When she noticed she’d doubled up on the Powerball entries, she decided to let ’em ride. “I was like, ‘If I win, I win twice’ … so I just went ahead and took the tickets,” Fike said.
She wound up matching five out of the six numbers, thus winning two $1 million prizes and becoming the first person in the state to do so on the same day.
After taxes she took home $1.4 million, which she plans to use on bills and taking care of her elderly parents.
“Really it still just hasn’t sunk in,” she said. “It feels good but it’s still just like right, you know somebody’s going to pinch me and I’m going to wake up and this’ll all be a dream.”
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