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A Four-Time Lottery Winner Reveals His Secret

Posted By Steve Mencher On May 15, 2013 @ 4:58 pm In Bulletin Today | Comments Disabled

Lottery winner Melvyn Wilson holds his fourth oversize check - this one for $500K. [1]Who you gonna call for luck as tonight’s $360 million Powerball drawing approaches? (Update: the jackpot has grown to $550 million in advance of the drawing May 18 – it’s now the third largest in history.)

Well, if you want someone to blow on your ticket, you could do worse than to find retired postal worker [2] Melvyn Wilson, a four-time winner of Virginia’s scratch-off lottery [3] games.

“Mr. Lucky,” as Wilson, 72, has come to be known, just won $500,000 in the state’s Millionaire Mania game. He won the same sum in 2005, the year he also hit for a cool million. In 2004, according to the Virginia Lottery website [4], he won a measly $25K. If you’re keeping track, that’s $2,025,000 in nine years.

“I’m just in the right place at the right time,” Wilson says.

OK. We’ll try that. In fact, in a few minutes we’ll be heading to the Handy Dandy Market in Woodbridge, Va., the source of Wilson’s most recent winning ticket.

By the way, if you’re wondering what he does with his new fortune, he’s not at all shy about revealing that, too.

“I invest,” he says, “in Melvyn.”


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[2] postal worker: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/02/07/saturday-mail-service-myths-and-realities/?intcmp=AE-BLIL-BL

[3] lottery: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/03/11/staggering-stories-of-jamaican-lottery-scams/?intcmp=AE-BLIL-BL

[4] according to the Virginia Lottery website: http://www.valottery.com/media/

[5] Can You Afford to Play the Lottery? Not if Powerball comes before your bills: http://www.aarp.org/money/budgeting-saving/info-10-2010/can-you-afford-to-play-the-lottery-at-your-age.html?intcmp=AE-ENDART1-BL-REL

[6] Foreign Lottery Scams Target Older Americans: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/04/15/foreign-lottery-scams-target-older-americans/?intcmp=AE-ENDART2-BL-BOS

[7] Join AARP: https://appsec.aarp.org/MSS/join/application?intcmp=AE-ENDART3-BL-MEM

[8] AARP home page: http://www.aarp.org/?intcmp=AE-ENDART3-BL-HP

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