Marriotts hotel group heir Brian McCarthy won $107 million in the Virginia Mega Millions. PHOTO: ABC News screenshot
Imagine you're the son of the president of a top US hotel group, Marriotts Inc.
And your dad's salary of $2.4 million just doesn't seem to stretch that far any longer. There's that jet you had your eye on.
What do you do?
Of course - you rush out and get a few lottery ticket. Mega Millions to be specific. The 25-year-old bachelor bought five tickets on a whim at the Herndon, Va., grocery store Giant.
The Herndon, Va., grocery store Giant where Brian McCarthy bought his winning ticket.
Brian McCarthy bought the winning ticket while he was getting money out from a grocery store ATM machine.
And won $107 million in the July 2011 jackpot. "I jumped out of bed, poured my wallet out and looked at the numbers and I had the ticket," McCarthy told ABC's Washington D.C. affiliate WJLA.
He took the $68.4 million lump sum payment, and said he'll be golfing in Ireland and buying a BMW M3.
"I'd like my family to be able to enjoy it as much as I can. And also help out some charities along the way," McCarthy told ABC
Fine, but here's the twist...
This wasn't the first time Brian had won the lottery. Twice he has won $1,000 on scratch-off tickets.
It's quite common for winners to win again.
In 2006 a Toronto woman held 2 of the 3 winning tickets in Canada's 649 game, worth $24M. It gave her a $16M windfall.
A British man bought 2 of 5 tickets which gave him $1M share in the 2007 National Lottery.
And in 2010 a Missouri man won his first million dollars in June, then doubled that by winning a $2 million prize in the Missouri Mega MONOPOLY.
If you google "win lotto twice" you'll see thousands of examples where folk have won again and again.
And the common factor among them is that they kept on playing.
This persistence is an important factor in winning with the Silver Lotto System, and the results prove it:
Hi Ken, I bought your system about two years ago, and I have been a constant winner since. To date I have won $33,675.00! My last win was this past Wednesday when I knocked off another $1,370.00!
J.M.R. (name and email supplied)
...Holy Smokes Ken. I just checked my numbers and I got 5 numbers again for another $2,463 for the December 22nd draw. Last weekend December 17 I won $1,957.80. This could become a full-time job for me. That's a total of $4420.80 in one week.
Don Kellough, Canada
Hi Ken, just wanted to tell you that I had 4 winning number combinations last wednesday in NSW lotto. (2,4 out of 6, and 2,3 and a supp.) I also had 2 winning games (4 out of 6) in this saturday night's game. I have been winning something every couple of weeks since starting the system.
Andy D (full name and email supplied)
The answer to getting multiple wins is right in front of you...
#1. Stay focused on one lotto game. Put all your investment into that one and don't get sidetracked with low jackpot prize games.
#2. Play regularly. If you can play weekly, good. If not, then monthly. But make sure you keep to a playing pattern and stick with it!