Lucky Joe: Colorado Man Wins Two $1 Million Powerball Prizes on Same Day
This is why I play Powerball: Because people DO win. This gentleman in Pueblo picked up two cash prizes. How did he manage it? Believe it or not, by playing the same set of numbers twice.
I saw this on Twitter and thought 'lucky dog.' His name is Joe, actually. Lucky Joe.
This story is great (and unbelievable) in two ways. One is the fact that he won two $1 million prizes within the same Powerball drawing, the other is how he made it happen.
Apparently, Joe usually plays using his own, personally-chosen set of numbers every time he plays, along with some quick picks. I get that. But for the March 25 Powerball drawing, Joe stopped at two places to get his tickets.
At the second stop, he reused the his own personal numbers from the first purchase, and then purchased some more quick picks, too.
In the moment of truth, Joe's exact, personal set of 5 numbers were drawn: 5, 9, 27, 39, 42. He only missed out on the Powerball number, which was 16.
So, Joe had two tickets that were each worth $1 million.
Not on my sharpest, keenest day, would I think to buy my own personal numbers at two different locations. I might buy more quick picks, but not my own numbers twice over.
One thing's for sure: he's smart and lucky, that Joe. Our hats are off to you.
Get more about Joe's win from the Colorado Lottery HERE.
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