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Man wins same lottery game three times in three weeks

Chicago Man Wins Lottery Three Times In Three Weeks
Three times in three weeks ... that's a pretty average rate for normal things in your life, like, say, working out. But what about winning the lottery? That's not so average.

This is Chicago resident Christopher Kaelin. His hot streak all started on his lunch break. Kaelin bought a scratch off crossword ticket and won $25,000. Now some might have stopped playing right there. But not Kaelin. He decided to push his luck a little further.

According to WLS, Kaelin said he was so excited with his first round of winnings that he took his wife out to dinner. That evening they stopped at a gas station and he bought another ticket. This time he won $1,000. But he still hadn't won the grand prize of $250,000. So, of course, he tried again.

WMAQ reports the next week, Kaelin stopped at the same store where he bought his first winning ticket. When he scratched it off, he thought he had won $25,000. A pretty big sum of money, but for this guy? Been there, done that.

"I was in the elevator when I took another look at my ticket and noticed I had the tenth word. The prize wasn't $25,000 -- it was $250,000. I was shocked."

That brings Kaelin's total winnings to $276,000. He told the Illinois Lottery, "I never expected to win - especially not three times!" Talk about being lucky.

So what's Kaelin's advice for others? "Take a chance."


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rostra April 24 2014 at 3:21 PM

Yeah, and how much has he spent over the years to win? I see people every morning, hunched over the checkout counters in convienence stores, scratching tickets, most with a fist full of tickets, doubt they win, given the house must win, or they would not offer the game.

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dwtomczyk April 24 2014 at 1:08 PM

hey chris can i borrow $10?

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Char dwtomczyk April 24 2014 at 1:59 PM

lol that gave me a laugh today!

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Bev April 24 2014 at 1:05 PM

Good for him!

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PEACE April 24 2014 at 12:59 PM

God bless him........enjoy your winnings

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Freddie PEACE April 24 2014 at 1:01 PM

finally, someone that wishes him well, instead of being mean, or green with envy. Thank you.

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domingbfan April 24 2014 at 7:40 PM

some people win the lottery, some get hit buy a truck, most get hit.

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lindolajaspr domingbfan April 24 2014 at 8:57 PM

I was hit by a truck once, never win the lottery yet..

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Steve Beyer Sr April 24 2014 at 7:55 PM

Freakin AWESOME, hope he was a person who could really use it and won't blow on stupid stuff - Good Luck with having some good sense!!

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ReddSox35 April 24 2014 at 12:32 PM

Hmmm, Lightening does strike 3 times in a row! lol Good for him!

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ritaesq April 24 2014 at 2:57 PM

I win every day....don't play!

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Denver333 April 24 2014 at 8:14 PM

well, u just sold millions of more scratch tickets with this story, which state lottos everywhere will love...

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lindolajaspr April 24 2014 at 8:50 PM

All you need a Buck and a little bit of luck

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