One Mistake Earns Two Million Dollar Jackpot For Lucky Lady
Virginia Fike only meant to buy one Powerball and one Mega Millions lottery ticket from the clerk at her local OldeStone Truck Stop & Restaurant in the town of Clear Brook, Virginia.
She carefully chose her numbers: 5-13-17-20-30 based on her parents ages and anniversary date, divided by the year they were married she said in a statement released by the Virginia Lottery. However, though she was careful choosing numbers she made a mistake purchasing her ticket and accidentally requested two Powerball tickets with the same numbers instead of one Powerball and one mega millions as she had originally planned.
Lady luck shined on her that day because she hit the Powerball numbers with every pick and took home twice the money thanks to her pair of winning tickets, when she would have won nothing that day with a ticket using those same numbers on the Mega Millions drawings as she intended.
As any lottery player can tell you, it's always better to be lucky than good!