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Here are some great lottery winner stories. Let us know what you think! Reported by http://chronicle.augusta.com/.

Trio of lottery winners continue to court Lady Luck

Three days before Jesse Green won $2.5 million playing the lottery in 2006 he joked about how impossible it would be to actually win.
“I ate those words,” Green said.

For many winners, playing the lottery is a part of their weekly routine.

Earl Fritz, a 64-year-old retired electrician, said he pairs scratch-off tickets with beer at Ms. Carolyn’s Bar several times a week.

Last June, Fritz won $1,000. Then later that week, he won $777,777 with the game Super Lucky 7’s.

Allan Moore, of Hephzibah, likes to shop around for tickets.

“When I’m riding, if I look at a store and feel it, then I’ll stop,” Moore said. “If I don’t, then I just keep rolling.”

The 56-year-old said his lottery-playing history extends back to his time in the military when he would play in Korea and Germany.

Despite his $1 million win in 2005, Moore continues to play almost daily and promises he will win big again.

“You’ll be hearing from me again,” he promised. “I’m going to win another big one. I just feel it.

“I don’t know when it’s going to come or if it’s going to be this year, but I’m going to win it.”

But what is the secret to winning?

“It’s like fishing or deer hunting,” Green said. “You’ve got to be in the right place at the right time.”

Being in the right place in 2006 allowed Green to step down from his position as an investigator with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.

The 55-year-old Hephzibah man now works as a deputy.

“I enjoyed what I did,” he said, “but it was a lot of stress. I don’t feel like I should stress myself out and have a heart attack when I don’t have to.”

Moore said the secret to his frequent wins lies in the “blessings” he gives from his winnings.

He frequently donates to the Shrine Club and soup kitchens and buys turkeys for needy families during the holidays.

Since his big win, Moore has won smaller lottery prizes and bingo tournaments. He even won slot tournaments during his celebratory trip to Las Vegas.

Other than a vacation, Moore said he hasn’t really done much with his money.

“When you look at the TV and it shows the lottery winners and how many are broke, it motivates me to not be like them,” he said.

Although saving is key, Moore said he is considering buying himself a new car this year. Read the whole story…

 

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