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Bernard Bennick of Springfield, Va., likes to play certain numbers in the lottery, and when the state started a new game where top prize winners were guaranteed a $1 million payout even after taxes are withheld, he wanted to play. The problem was, Bennick couldn’t remember if he had already bought a ticket for the drawing, so to be sure he went to a Food Lion supermarket and bought one with his numbers. Turns out, he had already gone to a different Food Lion and bought a ticket with the same numbers — the winning numbers. “I went to bed, but I couldn’t sleep,” Bennick said. “Then I discovered I had the second winning ticket, and I really couldn’t sleep!” The odds of buying just one winning ticket are 1 in 3.8 million. (RC/WTKR Norfolk) ...Man, with luck like that, he should buy a lottery ticket.
Original Publication Date: 06 December 2015
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 22.

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