Man’s Same Lotto Numbers For 9 Years Pay Off

Sep 21, 2011 1:34pm

A man in Spartanburg, S.C. , who played the same lottery numbers for nine years is finally being rewarded for his dedication.

The man, who asked the South Carolina Education Lottery not to release his name, won $400,000 in the Palmetto Cash 5 game.

A spokeswoman for the lottery told ABC News the winning numbers are the man’s ID numbers he has used to clock-in at work: 6, 13, 16, 31, and 36.

“He watched the drawing on television with his wife last Wednesday night,” the spokeswoman told ABC News. “He was obviously just thrilled.”

The man is two years away from retiring and he told the Associated Press he plans to buy a new truck. The man’s wife told lottery officials the cash prize won’t change the couple.

The odds of winning the Palmetto Cash 5 game are about 1 in 500,000, according to lottery officials.  That means anyone buying a ticket each day can expect to win once every thousand years or so.

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