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Woman wins $133.2 Million Playing Same Numbers for 30 Years!

Woman wins $133.2 Million Playing Same Numbers for 30 Years!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

You may have heard the saying, "Persistence is key", well this phrase has certainly proved true for lottery winner Judy Finchum, from Colorado who has finally won a huge lottery prize after playing the same five numbers over the past 30 years! Finchum has always been playing with the numbers: 17, 18, 24, 25, 31, and this time round she landed all of them after purchasing a Powerball ticket from the Lucky Me Super Store for the September the 16th Drawing. She also matched the Powerball number 24 which gave her a grand total of $133,200,000 in prize money, which makes Judy Colorado's biggest ever lottery winner in the history of the state. Talking about her lucky numbers, Judy says they are all made of her children's birthdays, and other loved ones. At a press conference, she confirmed that she would definitely be leaving her current job finally and would be retired "as of 6am on Sunday morning". Judy, and her husband Mac have opted to receive their prize money as a lump sum, which will make the winnings worth $66,000,000 after paying taxes over the gradual payout over 29 years. In regards to their plans for the money, the couple says they've never been the type of people to live extravagantly and the only things they plan to do are fixing or possibly replacing Mac's pickup truck as well as helping all the people in need after all the natural disasters that have happened in the United States, as well as helping the local community. The lottery retailer will also be receiving a financial incentive of $50,000 for selling the winning ticket.

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