Woman wins lottery twice in one day. "What are the odds"? This is one very lucky woman.
Virginia Pike The winner from Berryville, Virginia had two tickets that matched five of the six Power-Ball numbers in an April 7, 2012 drawing. Each jackpot ticket was worth $1 million.
The winning numbers were a combination of digits of the winner's parent's anniversaries divided by the years the parents were married.
After taxes the winner receives 1.4 million. The winner received her first check for one million dollars this past Friday. in Virginia the winners have to come forward and publicize they are winners.
After the first drawing no-one won the jackpot. The winner was @ the hospital visiting her mother. an announcement came across the hospital television. Soon after Virginia Pike found out she was on a roll. The tickets were verified @ a convenience store soon after the jackpot was announced on the television screen in the hospital the winner made a joke to her mom while @ the hospital that it would be funny if she won.
Now Virginia Pike has won two huge jackpots. Virginia Pike won both jackpots from Virginia and gets to help her mother with her hospital bills. There were fourteen winners nationwide. It is not uncommon for people in VA to choose the same numbers. This double winning of a jackpot appears to be rare and the first of it's kind. The winner had to have five matching digits and the sixth powerball number.
Fourteen people won the $80 million prize. Each get one million for each winner having five matching numbers. The winning tickets were purchased by Pike @ truck stop. The store that sold the winning tickets gets a hefty chunk a few thousand.
My personal view "A few dollars and a dream can take us a long way"