There’s a very happy great granddad in Virginia at the moment. The reason he’s so happy is due to the fact that he won $10,710 on Mega Millions for playing four generations of birthday numbers.
The Mega Millions lottery offices had four generations come in to claim their win this week, after a lucky grandfather and his wife travelled from their hometown in West Virginia into Maryland to play their family’s birth dates on the Mega Millions lottery on June 12th.
After playing the Mega Millions for quite some time, the lucky pair finally bagged a substantial win when four out of the five winning Mega Millions numbers matched various family birth dates played.
Speaking to lottery officials the couple said that it’s the great-grandfather that plays the lottery the most, and even when she buys Mega Millions lottery tickets, it’s he who chooses the lucky Mega Millions lottery numbers.
“He plays every week,” said the great-grandmother, adding that it is often she and her daughter, granddaughter and great-granddaughter who travel to Baltimore to buy tickets and claim their prizes.
It’s not just the Mega Millions lottery that the family love to play, the Powerball also gets its fair share of attention, according to his wife, although they have only ever won small prizes between $2 and $10.
“He says he wants to win big for me in case anything happens to him,” she said of her husband, adding that they plan to spend their $10,710 Mega Millions prize wisely.
When asked what they would do with their Mega Millions prize money, the happy grandfather said they plan on buying a new refrigerator and a set of tyres for her car.
Lots of lottery players use family birthdays as their number selections on tickets, including another recent Maryland winner who took home $50,000 on the Powerball lottery thanks to her choice of family birthdays.
The Delaware man, who opted to keep his identity private, told lottery officials that he always uses the date of his birthday and his age, paired with random numbers to fill in the rest. He’s ticket ended up winning a $50,000 Powerball prize.
Lottery players who won ON their birthday
Our birthdays tend to be the most exciting day of the year and many of us end by making a wish to become millionaires after blowing out our candles. It’s an innocent dream no one really expects to come true, but for a couple of lotto players it actually did:
Diana De Gilio will remember her 70th birthday for many things – a wonderful trip to the UK, time spent with her good friend and a £1,000,000 EuroMillions lottery win.
“My mother’s family is from the UK and I have plenty of family and friends here so I have a strong affection for the UK, I have to say, this win has made that affection even stronger,” said the lucky New Zealand woman after collecting her windfall.
De Gilio’s bucket list included many things, from things we hear often like a new car and a house, to the small and simple ones like new glasses and new teeth. Her biggest wish, though, was to travel all around the world – from Bali and Lombok to Patagonia and Canada.
Lottery tickets aren’t exactly a thing every girl wishes to get as a birthday present from their dad, but for Deisi Ocampo they turned out to be the best gift ever.
The 19-year-old ended up winning $4,000,000 with one of the scratch-offs her father gave her.
“When I told my dad I won he asked, ‘How much? $500?’ and I said, ‘No, Dad, $4,000,000!’”
If your birthday’s coming up soon, try your luck with Mega Millions and you could get the best present ever in the form of a dazzling $118 million jackpot this Friday!
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