You know what they say: You can’t win if you don’t play. Although we’re not sure who “they” are, the saying might want to be changed to: If you’re a certain guy in Virginia, when you play the lotto, you’re probably going to win. He’s just cashed in a $500,000 jackpot, his third of at least that amount, if not more.
Back in 2005, friends called the man “Mr. Lucky” when he won three times in 10 months and brought in a hefty haul each time — $500,000 in November 2004, $25,000 in March 2005, and then $1 million from a scratch-off. He retired two years later, reports the Washington Post, because hello — he’d just won a bunch of money.
Apparently retirement didn’t soothe the lotto itch, as he bought another scratch-off ticket recently and boom, hit another $500,000 jackpot. All on a $20 ticket.
All of his wins have come from scratch-off games, actually, but lottery officials can’t say whether or not anyone else has ever accomplished such feats before.
His method? Just play every day but Sunday.
”I stop by different places at different times and buy a few tickets,” he said. “You gotta play to win.”
Oh, so maybe he’s “they?” You never know, but we’ll take his advice because he seems to know his stuff.