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Jackpot: Town Sells Winning Lotto Ticket Again
ABC News ^ | Aug. 27, 2007

Posted on 08/27/2007 5:29:21 PM PDT by murdoog

Gettin' lucky in... Indiana?

For the second time in less than a decade, the small town of Richmond, Ind., has sold a winning multimillion dollar Powerball ticket.

After crowds of hopefuls lined up from Connecticut to Wisconsin to purchase Powerball tickets for the $314 million drawing, lottery officials announced over the weekend that the winning ticket had been sold in Richmond.

"For something like that to happen twice in one town, definitely the people out here must be blessed," one man said.

Nine years ago, a $295 million winning ticket was sold at a Speedway gas station in the town. Thirteen factory workers sharing a single ticket hit that 1998 jackpot, but they never revealed their names to the public.

"I have protected their identities from disclosure to anybody and everybody regardless of network, regardless TV personality, regardless of anybody, said the lucky 13's former attorney Larry Sturtz. "No one has gotten through me to find their names."

Some residents have attributed Richmond's lucky streak to superstitious residents who carry lucky rabbit's feet and bracelets, while others said it could be local water or corn.

"Lightning does strike in the same place twice sometimes and that's what's exciting about it," said a Speedway gas station manager.

The winner of the latest $314 million ticket could come forward as soon as today.

TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: lottery; powerball

1 posted on 08/27/2007 5:29:22 PM PDT by murdoog
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To: murdoog

I wonder if this is worth looking into with greater scrutiny by the lottery officials.

2 posted on 08/27/2007 5:35:05 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Clinton-Obama '08. Start building your fallout shelters today!)
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To: newzjunkey

When I lived in San Francisco, I bought lottery tickets at the little store in Chinatown that had be best record for selling winning tickets. There’s ALWAYS a place or location that does better than others. Luck perhaps or some sort of statistical anomaly.

And BTW, I never won in SF but when I moved to FL, I hit 3 of 6 at least once a month, with earnings covering my expenditures. So, FL is lucky for me.

3 posted on 08/27/2007 5:54:56 PM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: murdoog

Well it is just off I-70 so there may be a lot more lottery ticket sales at some of the gas stations there than the local population would suggest. Unless things have changed, there’s almost no other place to stop for gas, refreshment, etc. between Dayton, OH, and Indianapolis or vice-versa.

4 posted on 08/27/2007 7:01:11 PM PDT by Enchante (Reid and Pelosi Defeatocrats: Surrender Now - Peace for Our Time!!)
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