Constance Carpenito, from the Boston area, won $1 million recently by buying an instant lottery ticket. Most would consider that a ‘once in a lifetime’ event, but for Carpentio, it was more like déjà vu.
The Lucky Ones: Multiple Lottery Winners
Constance Carpenito – As stated, Carpenito just won $1 million playing a scratch-off ticket from the Massachusetts Lottery. The instant game she played was called Diamond Millionaire and it’s made her a Double Millionaire! Nineteen years ago in 1996, Carpenito purchased another instant ticket from the same exact Stop & Shop corner store in Stoneham, Mass., her hometown. She also won $20,000 with yet another ticket bought at that shop. Carpenito is not only loyal to her local store, but she’s a loyal lottery player — purchasing about $20 worth of tickets each week. As always, you can’t win if you don’t play!
Ann Lepine – During the Yukon Gold Rush of the late 1890s, many fortune hunters came through Fort Smith in the Nortwest Territories of Canada in search of their pot of gold. A century later, one resident of this sleepy town with a population of less than 3,000 won her fortune not by gold, but through paper in the form of two winning Canada Lotto 6/49 tickets. In February 2011, Ann Lepine won an incredible CAD$7.6 million jackpot. This wasn’t the biggest jackpot ever won by someone in the Northwest Territories, however. In 2007, Lepine’s then husband, Barkley Heron, purchased a Lotto 6/49 ticket that ended up winning CAD$11.3 million! Lepine said she couldn’t explain why she was so lucky — she’s even mastered Vegas, winning $25,000 in casino slots. Perhaps her luck has something to do with the fact that lottery playing is her major hobby, spending about CAD$300 on lottery tickets each week.
The Oksnes Family – The family that plays together, stays together… and WINS! Three members of the Oksnes family from Austevoll, Norway have won huge jackpots from their country’s national lottery. Family member Hege Jeanette Oksnes thinks that their luck has something to do with her children. Her father, Leif, won 4.2 million Krone ($486,800) in 2006. One day later, Hege gave birth to her first child. Then three years later, Hege herself won 8.2 million Krone ($950,400) one day before her second child was born. Finally, her brother Tord won 12.2 million Krone ($1.4 million) in 2012, a few months after the birth of her third child. There are no plans for a fourth child at present. “My husband thinks we have enough money now,” Hege told the media.
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