A man, who is aptly named Larry Gambles, recently won the $1.3 million Lucky Day Lotto in Illinois; shockingly, this isn’t the first time the 65-year-old man won the lottery.
While talking to reporters, he said that nine years ago, he won $50,000 when it was still called the Little Lotto. This is how he did it.
Buy One Ticket For Everyday of the Week
Gambles, of Matteson, has been regularly purchasing seven tickets — one for every day of the week. He had been doing that for the last 15 years.
According to The ABC, Gambles is a retired school administrator. He worked for Chicago Public Schools. He said that he buys seven lottery tickets, one for every day of the week, from a gas station on his way home. If there was a snowstorm or other obstacles, it prevents him from getting there, he said.
Play the Same Numbers
“I always play the same numbers,” Gables said. “I never change it.”
Gambles played the numbers 01 – 06 – 12 – 14 – 25 regularly. He never changed them. The numbers represent the jersey number on one of his football heroes, his football jersey numbers from when he played, his basketball jersey numbers in high school, and the number he wore while he was in a fraternity at the University of Illinois.
Pick the Lucky Numbers
According to Huffington Post, he asked players to pick their favorite numbers and stick with those as it worked for him. He stated that he will keep playing the lottery every day and that he will be using the same numbers.
“I will continue until I can’t play anymore,” he said. “I feel very fortunate, and I feel blessed, and I’m very grateful.”
However, he never believed that his last name had anything to do with it. He believed that gambling in completely related to dices and casinos. Lottery is all about luck, he said.
ALSO READ: Homeless Pianist Now Has Recording Album
Have good news to share? Email the editor.