- A man who recently won R4 million in the lottery has revealed that he picked numbers that came to him in a dream
- Alonzo Coleman is said to have chosen the numbers 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18, a sequence that lottery entrants hardly consider
- The new millionaire, who is a retiree, added that he is still coming to terms with the windfall
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Alonzo Coleman, a retiree from Henrico, Virginia, is the lucky winner of R4 million from the Bank a Million lottery.
What is interesting about his win is the revelation that he played using numbers that had appeared to him in a dream earlier. In the game, individuals pick six different numbers from one to 40 hoping to land the offer money of between $250 000 (R4 million) and $1 million (R16 million).
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Fox News reports that Coleman spent $2 (R32) on the sequence of numbers 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18, which appeared to him in a dream. He later matched all six winning numbers for the draw, after which it dawned on him that he had chosen the correct sequence.
"Since he split his $2 wager four ways when he bought the ticket, he had four sets of numbers. Using the 'Play Your Way' feature, he won $250,000 on one of his sets of numbers," lottery officials revealed.
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The officials added that the odds of winning any Bank a Million prize are one in about 18 while the odds of clinching the jackpot are one in 3.8 million. Coleman disclosed that he was still coming to terms with the windfall, especially given the manner in which he won.
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"It was hard to believe! It still hasn’t hit me yet!" he said.
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In an earlier story, Briefly News also reported a do-gooder has been confirmed the winner of the whopping R126 million PowerBall jackpot on May 20. This was confirmed by the National Lottery, which revealed that the humble Florida, Johannesburg, resident is yet to process the reality of winning after claiming her winnings this week.
“I am yet to digest the news, I need time to re-evaluate the situation and apply my mind,” she said.
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