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Man wins $1.7 million jackpot after 40 years of using the same lottery numbers

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Massachusetts man achieves dream lotto win with numbers used for four decades, takes home $1,228,365 but loses 25% by opting for full payment

After playing the same lottery numbers for 40 years, Fredric Norian of Massachusetts finally won the jackpot, amounting to $1.7 million. The odds of winning were one in seven million. Norian opted for a full payment of $1,228,365, losing nearly 25% of his winnings, as he didn’t choose to receive payments in smaller chunks as annuity. Despite the deduction, Norian expressed excitement and revealed plans to spend a significant portion on renovating his kitchen.

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Playing the Megabucks, where the odds of winning any prize are one in 39.3, Norian’s win was a remarkable stroke of luck. He shared his plans for utilizing the newfound fortune, with home improvements taking priority. The Megabucks game allows players to choose between $2 and $4 stakes, and the current jackpot stands at $700,000, with draws taking place three times a week.

Winning the lottery often seems like a matter of luck, but economist Stefan Mandel has demonstrated a method, winning the lottery 14 times using mathematical calculations. Mandel emphasized the theoretical possibility for anyone to buy all possible combinations but highlighted the logistical challenges. Another retired couple claimed to have found a legal loophole, winning $26 million by exploiting a flaw in the ‘Cash Winfall’ lottery game.

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