jfg wrote:Does anybody know anybody that's ever won more than $500?
I have an uncle who is the luckiest guy in the world when it comes to the lottery. He won $1 million in the Washington state lottery back in the late 80's. He continued to work at the job in a sawmill until an auto accident in 1993. He still play's the regular lottery every drawing and has won almost $100,000 since then. He plays $5 per drawing.
He also plays scratchers and consistently wins. My mom is the one who purchased his tickets for him since he can no longer drive so she knows how much he spends and how much he wins. As often as he wins he has only won $1000 once on scratchers, everything else is $500 or under.
I personally have never won more than $25 on a scratcher, but everyone gets him tickets for his birthday and I have purchased tickets that got him $300 twice.