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Lottery Three Times One Month: Virginia Couple Wins $2M in Total

Monday, 31 Mar 2014 08:50 AM

By Alexandra Ward

A Virginia couple with an amazing streak of luck hit the lottery three times in just one month for a total of more than $2 million.

It started on March 12 when Calvin and Zatera Spencer, of Portsmouth, Va., hit for five numbers and scored a $1 million Powerball prize, The Virginian-Pilot reported.

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Two weeks later, on March 26, the Spencers won $50,000 on 10 Virginia Lottery Pick 4 sweepstakes tickets.

But their luck didn't run out there.

Just a day later, Calvin Spencer stopped in a local 7-Eleven and bought a $100 million Cash Extravaganza scratch-off ticket after dropping his wife off for an appointment. That ticket was good for another $1 million.

Lottery officials said Spencer excitedly called his wife to tell her about the third winning ticket.

"Baby, we did it again," he said to her on the phone.

"I haven't seen anything like it in my 12 years here," John Hagerty, lottery spokesman, told The Virginian-Pilot. "People in the office couldn't believe it was them when they showed up with the winning ticket."

Calvin Spencer told local media outlets that he plans to continue to play the lottery.

"We're not finished yet," he said.

It's not clear what the chances are of someone winning the lottery three times in one month, but here's a look at 15 things that are more likely to happen than winning the Powerball (odds: 1 in 175 million), as compiled by The Huffington Post.

Dating a supermodel: 1 in 88,000

Becoming president: 1 in 10 million

Becoming a movie star: 1 in 1.5 million

Picking a perfect NCAA bracket: 1 in 13.4 million

Birthing identical quadruplets: 1 in 13 million

Becoming an astronaut: 1 in 12.1 million

Dying from a hornet sting: 1 in 6.1 million

Dying from being left-handed: 1 in 4.4 million

Drowning in a bathtub: 1 in 840,000

Getting a royal flush in the first hand of poker: 1 in about 650,000

Getting murdered: 1 in 18,000

Dying in an asteroid apocalypse: 1 in 12,500

Finding a four-leaf clover: 1 in 10,000

Losing an appendage to a chainsaw: 1 in 4,400

An author writing a New York Times bestseller: 1 in 220

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