A Maryland resident pulled off an unusual feat: winning the same lottery twice using the same numbers.
Last May, the particularly lucky American won US$30,946 playing the “Racetrax virtual horse racing game”, a virtual horse race that players can bet on like a real horse race.
Two months after this win, the 51-year-old woman played the game again using the same numbers. Again, his bet allowed him to pocket $30,946.
She had bet that horses 11, 10 and 12 would finish first, second and third respectively. When the lady went to make her second winning bet, the cashier had placed her numbers out of order. However, the client insisted that he put them back in the order she wanted.
The winner and her husband plan to use the winnings to buy a new house.