Woman wins lottery twice
Good things do happen to good people!
A North Carolina woman who has breast cancer has won the lottery for the second time!
She won the lottery for the first time just 3 months ago.
Gina Short has been battling breast cancer for 6 years, but a few weeks ago was “feeling lucky” — so she told her husband Len to buy a lottery ticket.
And on April 29, the couple couldn’t believe it when Gina’s numbers were called for winning the All or Nothing prize of $250,000!
But the win was even more miraculous due to the fact that Gina also won the lottery just two months earlier — winning $1 million in the Ultimate Millions second-chance drawing in February!
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Gina told reporters that they are still in “disbelief mode” in the wake of her second win, noting:
“We checked the same ticket six or seven times because we thought we misread it.”
Since Gina has been undergoing chemotherapy treatments, her husband made it clear exactly where the money is going, assuring:
“We’ll use the money for Gina. She’s the priority. She’s No. 1. For us to have the good fortune of winning not just one big prize but two, we are just very thankful for that.”
After learning about her first lottery win, Gina was so shocked she collapsed on the floor at the lottery’s regional office.
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Winning Lottery twice Has Happened Before
In drawings, a Canadian man won three jackpots totalling $19.3 million, a Canadian couple won two jackpots worth $18.7 million, and a Florida man scored two jackpots worth $10.2 million at one 7-Eleven.
Even nuttier are cases of remarkable redundancy.
In 2008, a $1.4 million jackpot in Wisconsin was by hit by four tickets, and all four belonged to the same couple.
On a single day in 2002, Angelo and Maria Gallina, of Belmont, Calif., hit two jackpots, one worth $126,000, the other $17 million. Angelo said he bought $20 worth of tickets every day since 1985, spending about $125,000.