Monday March 31 2014 – One Virginia couple canâ€™t believe their luck after they scooped three lottery prizes worth more than $2 million in a single month! Calvin and Zatera Spencer of Portsmouth, Virginia, beat incalculable odds to take home three big wins from three different lottery games in three weeks!
The pair began their winning streak on March 12 when they matched all five main numbers in the midweek Powerball drawing to win the $1 million prize.Â The coupleâ€™s ticket actually became the largest winning ticket in the draw after no other players across the nation managed to match five or more main numbers. Had the Spencerâ€™s matched the Powerball number, they would have won a jackpot prize worth an estimated $60 million.
Calvin purchased the Easy Pick ticket for the mid-week draw from Barber Tire & Auto on Portsmouth Boulevard and after his win said; â€œIt feels fantastic. It feels like a blessing.â€ Little did he know he was about to feel a whole lot better.
Less than two weeks later, Calvin was feeling flush following his $1 million win and bought ten identical tickets for the Virginia Pick 4 daily game. Miraculously, his winning combination of 6-6-6-6 was drawn on March 26 and, as the game carries a set jackpot prize of $5,000, he earned the top prize for each of his ten tickets.
However, the Spencerâ€™s werenâ€™t finished there. The very next day Mr. Spencer bought a $100 Million Cash Extravaganza scratch-off and won the second place prize worth $1 million. Calvin called his home immediately and said; â€œBaby, we did it again!â€ to his astonished wife.
Virginia Lottery spokesman John Hagerty said; â€œI havenâ€™t seen anything like it in my 12 years here. People in the office couldnâ€™t believe it was them when they showed up with the winning ticket.â€
Lottery staff may need to prepare themselves for another visit from the Spencerâ€™s as while collecting his win, Calvin said; â€œWeâ€™re not finished yetâ€. With luck like his, weâ€™re inclined to believe him!
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