Arkansas Couple Wins Lottery Twice in One Day

When Stephen and Terri Weaver set out for a day-long fishing trip, they had no idea they would come back millionaires.

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When Stephen and Terri Weaver set out for a day-long fishing trip, they had no idea they would come back millionaires.

On their way to a fishing spot near Pangburn, Arkansas, the couple stopped at a T-Ricks convenience store, about 60 miles northeast of Little Rock. They picked up a lottery ticket and headed out to fish. They stopped at T-Ricks again on their way home and decided to grab another lottery ticket while they were there.

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While there’s no word on whether or not the Weavers had a good day fishing, they definitely had a good day playing the lottery, winning big not once, but twice. The Arkansas Lottery Commission announced that the first ticket the Weavers purchased netted the couple a $1 million prize, while the second ticket brought the icing the cake with another $50,000.

The lottery commission told the Associated Press that the Weavers claimed their reward on Monday and plan to use their winnings to pay bills and invest in their retirement.

Now, who wants to buy lottery tickets and go fishing?

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12 comments
AmanVijayJindal
AmanVijayJindal

Its too unbelievable  to be true... and I am pinching myself again and again to SOAK IT IN... : )


what are odds of this happeneing eh..


lucky couple ( read super lucky or add some fitting superlative )  .. hope they don't blow it.... 

ScatmanAsh
ScatmanAsh

Another version of this story states they won $1mil on the first ticket and decided to buy one more "for kicks". But this one only mentions the  first purchase on the way out and second on the way back. Doesn't say if they knew they had already scratched off the 1st one. Has Time decided to not do real journalism anymore?

dietrichmd
dietrichmd

Funny how that entire part of the state was against the lotto.  

Fady Adhamy
Fady Adhamy

he got the luck of thr Irish & good on him.

Suraiya Mansoor
Suraiya Mansoor

We r all Blessed! We just close our eyes to our Heavenly Gifts so we opinion ppl hv more luck than us!