Striking the gold once is not an everyday occurrence. It’s once in a lifetime opportunity that very few people get to experience. But some people are ultra lucky and manage to defy all odds by winning huge prizes is more than once. Winning lotteries multiple times seems impossible, but it is surprising to know it happens more often than you think.
10 Multiple Times Lottery Winners
Some of the exciting and rare success stories of multiple lottery wins are shared below:
10. Terry Splawn
Terry Splawn from Concord, North Carolina, is the lucky man who won a million-dollar lottery twice. He was so lucky that both times he won it at the same store. His first in was in the April of 2017 after he got a scratch-off ticket from a local store named Sam’s Mini Stop.
Splawn won his second lottery from the same store in March 2019. Even Splawn could not believe his luck as winning such bog lotteries twice is not common news. His wife made good use of the first-time winnings and used them to remodel the house. He planned on saving his second win and putting his lucky prize aside for a rainy day.
09. Robert Hamilton
Robert Hamilton’s story was huge in 2014. His two lottery wins within three months is a memorable feat. His first lucky break happened when he bought the lottery ticket from a convenience store. He won a million dollars from that ticket.
To test his luck again he bought another $1million from a different store. The stars aligned again and just after three months, he won again. His two wins fixed his financial troubles as he was able to pay off his debts and buy a house.
08. Bill Morgan
Bill Morgan is also among the few lucky people who have defied the odds and won the lottery twice. The story of a 37-year Australian truck driver is unique and exciting. Morgan had a heart attack, and his heart stopped for 14 minutes. He survived the heart attack and to test his luck further decided to test his luck and invest in a lottery ticket. He has rewarded with car ith the winning ticket.
The win gave him confidence and when he was asked to return to the store from where he bought the first ticket, he bought another ticket. He bought the ticket to re-enact the scratching for a news station that was doing a feature on him. The second ticket also proved to be lucky for him, and he won AUS $250,000.
07. Calvin and Zetera Spencer
The Virginia-based couple, Calvin and Zetra Spencer were hailed as the luckiest couple because they won the lottery three times. The most remarkable aspect of their story is that their three wins came within the space of just a month.
The couples winning streak started on 12th March 2014 and their first prize was $1 million which they won from Powerball drawing. They tried their luck again on 26th March by taking part in Virginia Lottery Pick 4 game and won $50,000. The very next day they tried their luck again in a scratch-off game and won $1 million. Encouraged by the second win Calvin vowed to continue playing the lottery. They won $100,000 again in 2017 in Virginia Lottery Cash 5 drawing.
06. Melvyn Wilson
Melvyn has enjoyed the fruits of luck many times. His first lottery win was in 2004 when he got the prize of $50,000 from the Virginias resident’s first lottery. After a month he won $25,000. Wilson’s luck continued and in the September of the same year, he won the big prize of $1 million from a scratch-off.
After two years Wilson retired from his postal service job. There was still some luck left in his arsenal, and he won another $500,000 on May 15, 2013, from a scratch-off game by Virginia’s Millionaire Mania. He was given the nickname of “Mr. Lucky” because of his winning streak.
Wilson didn’t agree with his nickname as he didn’t attribute his winning to his luck. He said that he keeps on playing scratch-offs regularly, US Powerball, and other jackpot lotteries, and his strategy pays off.
05. Joan R Ginther
Joan R Ginther defied great odds and won the big lottery four times. She shared a Lotto Texas Jackpot of 2.4 million dollars and clinched her first win in 1993. He hit big again in 2006 and won $2 million from a Holiday Millionaire scratch-off.
Ginther enjoyed success again in 2008 as she won $3 million by taking part in the Millions and Millions game. Her next win was a jackpot of $10 million and it came from $50 worth of scratch cards.
Her total winnings from lotteries summed up to be $20 million. People thought that her background as a math professor and a Ph.D. from Standford contributed to her success but that is just speculation.
4. Richard Lusting
Richard Lusting gained the status of a celebrity when he won seven lotteries. Her wins came between 1993 and 2010. The smallest prize he won was a holiday trip to Memphis, and his biggest one was a whopping $842,152.91. His total winnings were over a million dollars.
Not everyone was satisfied with the tips and methods offered by Lusting. They were deemed useless by many critics. Felix Salmon, a financial journalist, questioned whether Lusting has gained any profit by winning lotteries considering how much he has spent on the tickets.
3. Stefan Mandel
Stefan Mandel made a lot of headlines in 1992 when he won $27 million in Virginia Jackpot on an Australian syndicate. His win was not purely due to luck. He planned carefully and bought every possible combination of numbers.
Mandel had been planning and practicing for a long time. The Romanian economist read a lot of books and tested his theories regularly to come up with the ultimate winning formula and managed to win big.
The lotto system has changed a lot since then. It is not possible to get all the number of combinations as they have become too great. Guessing the winning numbers accurately is also impossible.
2. Armand Paganelli
Armand Paganelli became a local celebrity when he won 16 lotteries within two years. He bought tickets between 2013 and 2014 at a drugstore owned by Paganelli and his brothers. Many people smelled some foul play, but it is legal to buy tickets they are selling themselves.
Paganelli’s winnings amounted to be $625,000. He confessed that he likes to buy a lot of tickets as he is a fan of gambling. The interesting fact is that his wife is against types of gambling, but she was also the one who bought sixteen tickets for him. Those tickets made him one of the biggest lottery winners in the history of lottery wins. He made excellent use of his winnings and spent most of it on the education fee of children and charity.
1. Deborah Brown
2019 was an extraordinary year for Deborah Brown as she won 30 lotteries in a single day. All the tickets she bought had the same combination of numbers 1-0-3-1. She bought all the tickets at a chesterfield country gas station. She bought another ten tickets of the same combination from the same gas station after seeing the numbers multiple times throughout the day.
The draw was on 11 February, and Brown won the maximum price on all of her thirty tickets and got $15,000. Deborah made a smart decision and became the most frequent lottery winner in a day. The money was invested in home renovation.