1. Post #1
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    Winning the lottery once in a lifetime is pretty lucky. Winning the lottery twice in the same day? Virginia Pike is one of the few people that can describe that feeling.

    The Berryville, Va., resident had two tickets that matched five of the six Powerball numbers in an April 7 drawing so that each ticket was worth $1 million.

    "I'm in shock!" Fike said in a news release from the Virginia lottery.

    In early April, Fike stopped at an Olde Stone Truck Stop in Virginia with her numbers ready and purchased two tickets.

    "I picked numbers based on my parents' anniversary and their ages at that time, divided by the year they were married," Fike said in the release. "I just love the jackpot games and I play when I can afford it."

    The jackpot that week was at $80 million. In order to win the jackpot, the ticket holder has to match the five numbers and the sixth Powerball number.

    After the drawing, it was announced that no one had won the jackpot, but 14 people nationwide had matched five of the numbers and were entitled to $1 million prizes each. Two of the winning tickets were in Virginia.

    Pike was in the hospital keeping her mother company.

    "I saw a scroll on TV about there being two $1 million winners. I looked at my mom and said 'Wouldn't it be funny if it was us?'" she said.

    When she stopped by a convenience store, Pike had the clerk check her tickets and she discovered that she had won both of Virginia's $1 million prizes.

    Per Virginia state lottery rules, winners split the jackpot, regardless of how many there are, but non-jackpot prizes from matching part of the winning sequence are not split and can be won multiple times.

    "It's not that uncommon for people to buy tickets in games with the same number, but this is the biggest prize we've ever had in Virginia of two tickets in the same drawing," Virginia Lottery spokesman John Hagerty told ABCNews.com.

    Pike was presented with a check for $2 million on Friday at the truck stop where she purchased the ticket. Winners in Virginia are required to come forward and be identified. She will receive $1.4 million after taxes. The store also received a $200,000 bonus for selling the two winning tickets.

    Pike did not respond to a request for comment from ABCNews.com.
    For now, Virginia's newest millionaire is basking in her shocking win.
    "I must be dreaming," Pike said. "I look forward to helping to take care of my parents and paying some bills."
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    Wow that's an hour away from me
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  3. Post #3
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    What a very lucky woman. I hope she enjoys her win.
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    So if she had bought 5 tickets, she'd have won $5m?
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    So if she had bought 5 tickets, she'd have won $5m?
    Who said she would win on another three?
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    April 2008
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    So if she had bought 5 tickets, she'd have won $5m?
    Why are people rating this dumb?

    "It's not that uncommon for people to buy tickets in games with the same number
    Assuming she would buy 5 of the same one.
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    Totally rigged.
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  8. Post #8
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    How many tickets did she buy to get that lucky?

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    How many tickets did she buy to get that lucky?
    The fucking OP posted:
    In early April, Fike stopped at an Olde Stone Truck Stop in Virginia with her numbers ready and purchased two tickets.
    Reading helps
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    How coincidental that a woman named Virginia wins the Virginia lottery, twice.
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    How coincidental that a woman named Virginia wins the Virginia lottery, twice.
    It'd be even better if a guy named Jesse won the Florida powerball jackpot once.

       I am Jesse.   
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    Why are people rating this dumb?



    Assuming she would buy 5 of the same one.
    that's not how the lottery works and buying 5 of the same ticket would be incredibly stupid, you'd split the winnings with yourself. She won with two different sets of numbers.
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    April 2008
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    that's not how the lottery works and buying 5 of the same ticket would be incredibly stupid, you'd split the winnings with yourself. She won with two different sets of numbers.
    Just because its stupid doesn't mean it's not possible.

    You should read the article, especially when I point out the specific line:

    "It's not that uncommon for people to buy tickets in games with the same number, but this is the biggest prize we've ever had in Virginia of two tickets in the same drawing," Virginia Lottery spokesman John Hagerty told ABCNews.com.
    but non-jackpot prizes from matching part of the winning sequence are not split and can be won multiple times.
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    February 2008
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    One time I won another scratcher on a scratcher :D
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    that's not how the lottery works and buying 5 of the same ticket would be incredibly stupid, you'd split the winnings with yourself. She won with two different sets of numbers.
    No she didn't. She had two tickets with same numbers, that SHE chose. The prize pool was $80 Million but because no one hit the all 6 numbers, everyone that hit the first 5 were entitled $1 Million. Which means if she purchased 5 of the same tickets, then she would indeed win more. $3 Million more.
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    Pike was presented with a check for $2 million on Friday at the truck stop where she purchased the ticket. Winners in Virginia are required to come forward and be identified. She will receive $1.4 million after taxes. The store also received a $200,000 bonus for selling the two winning tickets.
    I still can't cope with the fact that taxing can take money from lottery winnings. That's 0.6 million she will never see
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    Wow that's an hour away from me
    You are the luckiest person in the world then.
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    Dennab
    October 2008
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    It'd be even better if a guy named Jesse won the Florida powerball jackpot once.

       I am Jesse.   
    it would be nice if mississippi had a fucking lottery I'm tired of going to louisiana constantly

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    I still can't cope with the fact that taxing can take money from lottery winnings. That's 0.6 million she will never see
    They could take $1.5 million, i'd still be happy

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    September 2007
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    They could take $1.5 million, i'd still be happy

    Yeah but the jackpot that week was 80 million, I don't know how many other people won but you can be sure powerball/the state made a profit, and they turn around and take 1/4 of her winnings on top of that.

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    HAAAAAX!

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    Is her name Virginia Pike or Virginia Fike?

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    ijyt's Avatar
    May 2006
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    No she didn't. She had two tickets with same numbers, that SHE chose. The prize pool was $80 Million but because no one hit the all 6 numbers, everyone that hit the first 5 were entitled $1 Million. Which means if she purchased 5 of the same tickets, then she would indeed win more. $3 Million more.
    That's what I thought, thanks!

    Edited:

    Who said she would win on another three?
    Because most lotteries only have one set of numbers drawn, if she won $2m with 2 tickets it's logical that both tickets had the same numbers.

  24. Post #24
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    The little Virginia symbol in the top left corner reminds me of 1984.

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    Fucking time travelers stealing all our money.
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  26. Post #26
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    How coincidental that a woman named Virginia wins the Virginia lottery, twice.
    CONSPIRACY!

  27. Post #27
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    Just because its stupid doesn't mean it's not possible.

    You should read the article, especially when I point out the specific line:
    I stand corrected. I still think that's pretty stupid, oh well.

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    So if she had bought 5 tickets, she'd have won $5m?
    Yes, since she won twice because she bought two tickets with the same numbers. As far as I'm aware they only draw a lottery once a day so how people can assume otherwise is beyond me.

    You're all dumb for rating this guy dumb, since the article states "It's not that uncommon for people to buy tickets in games with the same number, but this is the biggest prize we've ever had in Virginia of two tickets in the SAME DRAWING"

    You guys cant read for shit.