I won $3 million on a scratch ticket – my “barcode” strategy paid off big time
THE old phrase “three times a charm” couldn’t have rung more true for a scratch lottery player, who recently won big.
In fact, the strategy the winner used turned into a $3 million payday.
A lucky man touched the ground earlier this year, winning millions of dollars in a New Jersey lottery game.
But that’s not how his day started.
Instead, a coffee, a muffin, and a $50 win off a scratch ticket he bought, which is how this lucky guy triggered what turned out to be a lucky string.
This earned him three winning tickets in a single day.
He was so happy with the $50 win that he decided to give Lady Luck a try and bought a second scratch ticket.
To his amazement, he won again, doubling his previous prize – with a payout of $100.
For anyone else, they may have stopped while they were ahead, but not this gentleman.
The anonymous player spent his day finishing his breakfast and even getting a haircut.
According to the New Jersey Lottery civil servants it wasn’t until later that same day that he stopped at a New Jersey liquor store while shopping and decided to try his luck one more time.
“Why not? I’m on a lucky streak,” he later told officials.
He chose a ticket. This time it was for the $3,000,000 Ultimate Riches scratch card game.
According to the lottery, having already slowly scratched off the numbers on his previous tickets, the guy opted to simply scratch off the barcode on the ticket and scan it to see if the virtually impossible was, indeed, possible.
What happened next was mind-boggling.
After scanning the ticket, a message appeared saying “see clerk”.
The clerk checked the ticket and informed the customer that he had won a big prize.
The winner then hastily scratched the ticket and was thrilled to see what he thought was a $300,000 prize.
But it does not stop there.
A moment later, he discovered that the actual prize was ten times higher – which means, amazingly, he had just won $3 million.
In just a few hours, on a fortuitous spring day, the anonymous player won a total of $3,000,150 for his three tickets.
There is no word on what it does with lucky jackpots.
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