VA Woman Wins Lottery Twice Exactly One Week Apart
A Virginia woman was left in “disbelief” after winning the same lottery game twice exactly one week apart.
Jennifer Minton first won $50,000 on October 10 playing the online game Safari Quest.
“She was incredibly excited,” a release from the Virginia Lottery said.
Exactly one week later - on October 17 - Minton was sitting around a campfire playing the game again. When she saw the jackpot on the game suddenly reset Minton said she thought, “Dang somebody just hit. They are so lucky!”
When Minton looked at the screen again and realized she was the lucky one.
Her second time around she won a jackpot worth $912,936.
“I’m in shock,” Minton told Virginia Lottery officials. “I’m in disbelief.”
Safari Quest is one of dozens of online games offered by the Virginia lottery. The game, described as a “wild adventure on the savanna” prompts players to buy tickets to reveal a cluster of three or more matching symbols. The higher ticket price yields larger returns and if a player unlocks the Bonus Wheel they could win a progressive jackpot.
According to the Virginia Lottery, the odds per game are 1 in 3.84.
All of the profits earned from the Virginia Lottery go toward K-12 education in the state. Last fiscal year, the lottery earned $867 million - an average of $2.7 million each day.