(NewsNation Now) – Talk about luck! A Maryland woman has won the lottery for the third time in three years — this time claiming a $50,000 prize.
The 61-year-old won the top prize from a $5 scratch-off a few weeks ago. She also won a $50,000 jackpot for scratch-off tickets she bought two months apart in 2018.
The unidentified winner said she will use the prize money on home renovations. So how likely is it that you can win the lottery more than once, maybe three times? NewsNation broke down how this could happen.
Repeat winners happen more than we think, but especially with scratch tickets. Of the $70 billion spent on lottery tickets, about 60% to 70% of that is spent on scratch-offs. This means that scratch games are played significantly more with more games and therefore have a higher chance of winning.
In fact, some of the lottery winners surveyed said they deliberately played with the strategy of buying as many tickets as possible at once because it was more likely that you’d win on a single spin versus playing every day. with different batches.
The state you play in can even help your odds. There have been 39 Powerball or Megamillion winners in the state of Indiana. That’s 10% of the total jackpot winners!
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