Source - PUEBLO, Colo. — With a little bit of luck and persistence, a Colorado man has hit the jackpot twice after playing the same numbers for 30 years.
Colorado Lottery officials identified “Joe B.” as the winner of two $1 million Powerball jackpots on March 25. He claimed the winnings on Friday, KUSA-TV reported.
The winning tickets were sold on Lake Avenue in Pueblo at two different stores, about a mile apart, officials said. “Joe B.” bought one ticket in the morning and the other in the evening, communications director Meghan Dougherty said.
The Colorado Lottery received approval earlier this month to process winning tickets worth $10,000 or more at a touch-free, drive-thru claims office amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Twice? In one week? Two times?! Yeah I'm not buying it. This is like when Whitey Bulger 'won the lottery' in 1991 and it turned out he just shook a guy down. Something is going on here. The odds of hitting the Powerball twice in one day is 1 in 584,000,000. Expect a follow up story in the next week on how Joe B scammed the system.
The whole thing reminds me of my favorite 60 Minutes of all time: Jerry and Marge Bet Big. It was about an old couple who figured out how to legally game the lottery winfall system and make millions doing it. Watch below if you have the time.
I doubt very much Joe did the same thing. Time will tell!