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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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Jon April 24 2014 at 1:56 PM

Lucky guy! If it were raining *****, I'd get hit with a dick!

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munch Jon April 24 2014 at 5:13 PM

Hilarious ! And this is my first comment even though I read comments on AOL religiously !

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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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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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lindolajaspr April 24 2014 at 8:51 PM

All you need is a Buck and a little bit of luck

just now

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Fred April 24 2014 at 2:22 PM

I spent 20 bucks on 4, 5 dollar scratch off's, should have kept the 20.

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impossibledreamr April 24 2014 at 8:53 PM

Congratulations, Mr. Kaelin! Many of us justify our losses by saying "well, at least the revenues help education", and just keep on dreaming. It is nice to read about someone that good fortune actually smiled on. Enjoy your windfall! Anyone else feel a strong desire to purchase some scratch off tickets now? :-) Good luck to all who play, and continued good luck to Mr. Kaelin and his family!

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Jan April 24 2014 at 9:49 PM

I hope they needed that money for his family, that would be a blessing! Most of the time someone who is fully employed and making good money is the person who wins. Hope he does something nice like help a homeless person!

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Elonda Carter April 24 2014 at 10:58 AM

It gives me hope! Congratulations!!!!! I'll keep scratching.

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