Winning the lottery is not easy; the odds, in fact, are often astronomical. That hasn’t stopped a Virginia man from winning a state run lottery for the fourth time.
Retired postal worker Melvyn Wilson recently purchased a scratchcard which earned him $500,000.
Wilson has been on an incredible streak since first winning $25,000 back in 2004. The following year Wilson won $1 million from another scratchcard, and, then again in 2005, he grabbed another $500,000.
If you don’t want to do that math all together, Melvyn has won $2,025,000 including his most recent winnings.
So what’s Mr. Wilson’s strategy? He says it all comes down to being “in the right place at the right time.”
When lottery officials asked Mr. Wilson what he will do with the winnings, he responded, “I invest in Melvyn.”
State lottery officials have not revealed how many lottery tickets Mr. Wilson buys on a regular basis.
If you want to win more than one lottery, you might want to consider moving to Virginia. In 2012, Virginia Fike won $1 million in the morning and then another $1 million later the same day.
Perhaps its time for Melvyn Wilson to switch over from scratchcards with smaller payouts to a $1 ticket in a mega lottery. Then again, his strategy appears to be paying off given the numerous wins he has claimed over the last decade.